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 Welcome 2021!

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from Florida Little Dog Rescue!!!

As 2020, a year that most of us will be glad and thankful to see bid adieu, comes to a close we wanted to wish all of our friends, family and supporters a Happy Holiday Season and best wishes for an amazing 2021!  2020 has been quite a busy, and trying, year for us at FLDR, and we are anticipating being just as busy, if not busier, in 2021.  As we celebrated ELEVEN years of Florida Little Dog Rescue, we were very excited to have added another 200 rescues to our pack in 2020, but the year isn’t even quite over yet! Just in the last few days we have taken in 4 puppers (yes, we worked all weekend after Christmas!) with more still coming in during the last few days of 2020.

Rescue never gets a vacation, but that’s ok, the puppers are worth it, every second, every day, every month, all year!  Most of our puppers are seniors and/or severely medically or behaviorally challenged pups, where FLDR was their only chance for a happy ending.  While our intake team would love to be “unemployed” in the new year, we recognize that is not likely, and more pups will need our help to find loving homes like yours!

We began 2020 with the joint rescue of 134, which quickly became over 180, (as some were pregnant) dogs from a hoarding situation in Orlando. No one plans to rescue that many dogs ten days before Christmas - but after being asked to help with “maybe 40”, we simply could not abandon any of them once we arrived and learned of the true volume of pets in the home. It has been an enormous undertaking, and many of the dogs were essentially feral, most had medical issues, and it has been an emotionally and physically draining and rewarding process.  Our photo collage features features some of these pups, plus just a few of the pups that FLDR has been able to save this year, including Daniel, our sweet 16 year old sheltie abandoned at animal control after his owner passed away; Regis and Kathie Lee, two sweet bonded senior chis in very rough shape; Izzy, a chiweenie puppy with an injury leaving her unable to walk or stand; PeeWee, a chihuahua mix with a cleft palate; Finley, a pomsky who is deaf, vision challenged and has thyroid issues, left behind by another rescue after they took the puppies from the same home; Ocita, a tiny little Pomeranian mix who arrived with almost no hair and covered on sores, and Fauci, our “little” German Shepherd pup who was taken to animal control when his family didn’t want to fix his badly broken leg (he had his surgery today 12/29, and is resting comfortably this evening with a new plate, pin and lots of screws in his leg, and a $2500 surgical bill).

We also have a kitten, Salem, that is an honorary “dog” for the time being, as we couldn’t leave him behind either. And there *may* be a couple (or nineteen)  hedgehogs identifying as dogs as well….what can we say? It’s been a very *interesting* and BUSY year.   

Please, as you consider your end-of-year giving, please remember that all donations to Florida Little Dog Rescue are tax-deductible as we are a fully certified and registered 501(c)3.  Many companies, such as Disney, Boeing, Salesforce and Bank of America just to name a few, offer corporate matching funds as well!  As an added bonus, any donations made before midnight on 12/31 will be matched by a very generous supporter, up to $10,000!! Just use any of the links here on our website to donate and your contribution will be automatically added towards the matching funds!

You can also check out our Amazon Smile Wishlist, which lets you send much needed products right to our pups and foster parents, plus a percentage of your purchases on Amazon are also donated to FLDR when you choose us as your charity of choice!

http://smile.amazon.com/ch/45-3208425 - link to choose us as your charity of choice

and

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/32T2PWOYWK20J - link directly to our wish list

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Please also know just how much our foster parents LOVE receiving updates and pictures of their former foster pups ~ there is nothing quite as encouraging on a “down” day as being able to look at one of your former pups that arrived broken, scared and afraid to love now living the “great life” as a cherished family member!!!

Thank you all so very much for supporting rescue, our volunteers and pups at Florida Little Dog Rescue!!

Much Love and Many Wishes for an INCREDIBLE 2021,

All the Puppers of FLDR and the rest of their “staff” at Florida Little Dog Rescue!

 Want to Shop AND Help the Pups?

Check out our Amazon Smile Wishlist, which lets you send much needed products right to our pups and foster parents, plus a percentage of your purchases on Amazon are also donated to FLDR when you choose us as your charity of choice!

link to choose us as your charity of choice

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link directly to our wish list :)

Andy, a Chihuahua mix
 
Meet Andy! Andy is a 5-6 year old male Chihuahua mix and he weighs about 9 pounds. He arrived in rescue after trying out home life with another dog, and it was just not working out. Andy is protective of his human and his home and will need a very specific home to be successful! His foster mom says, "Andy is the little man you have been waiting for!  He is housetrained, comes when called and would love to be your sole companion.  He will be a bit shy at first, but after a few days, he will rule the house, keeping the patio clear of lizards and watching the robot vacuum to make sure it doesn’t do anything it shouldn’t.  Andy likes to know where you are and will follow you around the house and sleep in your bed at night.  He's not a big barker and walks well on a leash. I crate him when I leave the house and while he doesn’t like being away from me, he settles down after a few minutes of whining.  He keeps himself entertained during the day while I work from home, he plays with his toys and then will check on me periodically for a couple of pets and some kisses. Andy is a one owner kind of guy and expects the same from you, if you show any attention to someone else, he gets a bit jealous. He will need a household with no other pets or children and without a lot of visitors."  Andy is neutered, up to date on vaccines, heartworm negative, microchipped and has had his teeth cleaned!  He is fostered in the Orlando area, and his adoption donation is $250.
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Niko has found his forever home!
 FOSTERS NEEDED!!

FLDR wants to save as many puppers as we possibly can and the only way to do this is by YOU joining our team!! We need fosters!! If you live in the Orlando area and would like to help save lives, we want you to join our pack! We are in need of foster homes willing to open their hearts and make a space on the couch for a rescued pup, usually just for a couple of weeks! We take care of the vetting, grooming, medications and you provide the love and snuggles! Please complete the "Adoption Application" and just put in the comments - "Want to Foster" and a Foster Coordinator will reach out to you right away!  

We are also in need of people willing to do transports, usually from Winter Haven to St. Cloud or from north Orlando to St. Cloud a couple of times a month, during a weekday. Please email littledogrescue@gmail.com for more info on helping with Freedom Rides!

Welcome to Florida Little Dog Rescue Group!

Florida Little Dog Rescue rehabilitates unwanted, abused and abandoned little dogs and places them in loving and responsible homes to live out their lives as cherished family members.  We would love for you to join us by adopting a dog, volunteering as a foster home or donating money to help save the dogs.  We are a 501(c)3 Charitable Organization, and all donations to FLDRG are tax deductible!

 Our Duchess
 
 
Thank you all for helping her really and truly become a "one in a million pup".
 

Save a Dog on Death Row!
They need YOUR help right now!!

Please help us save dogs on Death Row at local Animal Controls. These are dogs that can't be adopted out directly from Animal Control, mainly for medical reasons. When they can't be adopted, they need a rescue to save them when their time runs out.  These pups desperately need our help, we are their last hope!

Click the Picture to Save One More!

 Florida Little Dog Rescue Group rescues dogs from all over the state of Florida, but our main focus is the Central Florida area.  Our volunteers live anywhere from Tallahassee to Tampa, but all of our dogs are fostered in the Orlando area.  We are 100% volunteer-based, which means no overhead or salary costs.  Your donation is used directly for dog care. We do not receive government funds. We are entirely supported by charitable donations.

We ensure that each dog is spayed/neutered, vaccinated, tested for heartworms and other parasites, examined by a vet and treated for any known conditions prior to adoption.  All known medical information is fully disclosed to new families.  While awaiting adoption, the dogs live in foster homes that provide love, patience and TLC to the pups! A pup's stay in foster care could vary from several days to several weeks, depending upon the dog's conditions and needs.  Unlike shelter or kennel living, fostering the pups in a home environment allows us to personally evaluate each dog for behavior and temperament issues.  We are able to see how they interact and react to other animals and children, if they are house trained, like to go for walks, play ball, etc. and that makes it easier to know what type of home/family would be best suited for them!

Please note, we are not a shelter. We do not have a kennel or facility that you can visit and see all the dogs. Each dog is fostered in an individual home. We do rescue out of our private homes and in our spare time. So, you cannot come visit our dogs until you have gone through the application and interview process and we have contacted you about scheduling a visit.  We do not have set "hours" and we answer all calls and emails as quickly as we can!

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    Florida Little Dog Rescue Group

    A 501(c)3 Charitable Organization

    Serving the Central Florida Area

    PO Box 702364
    St. Cloud, FL 34770
    Phone: 407-279-1127
    E-mail: littledogrescue@gmail.com
    Please note, we are not a shelter. We do not have a kennel or facility that you can visit and see all the dogs. Each dog is fostered in an individual home. We do rescue out of our private homes and in our spare time. So, you cannot come visit our dogs until you have gone through the application and interview process and we have contacted you about scheduling a visit.  We do not have set "hours" and we answer all calls and emails as quickly as we can!
    A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800-HELP-FLA OR ONLINE AT www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com, REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.  REGISTRATION #: CH36615
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