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As 2018 comes to a close we wanted to wish all of our friends, family and supporters a happy holiday and wishes for an amazing 2019!  2018 has been quite a busy year for us at FLDR, and we are anticipating being just as busy, if not busier, in 2019.  We are so excited that we have had the privilege to have rescued 443 puppers so far this year (it’s not quite over yet!), many of them being seniors and severely medically 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!  Our photo collage features just a few of the pups that FLDR has been able to save this year, along with our newest addition, Max, a 15 year old Corgi who was dumped at Animal Services by his “owner” right before Christmas because he no longer had time for him.  FLDR made sure to make time, and Max has had an amazing Christmas, thanks to our many friends like you!  We were also able to help with a relief mission for a fellow rescuer Dawn, and her family and pups after Hurricane Michael destroyed the panhandle. If you look closely, you can also see the brand new FLDR logo that we will debuted in 2018, along with some of our Puppy Bowl and Dog Bowl stars, and we have some exciting news coming January 3rd as well! 

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, 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 $2500!! Just use any of the links 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!

link to choose us as your charity of choice


link directly to our wish list :)

Please also know 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 AMAZING 2019,

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

ERufus, a Yorkie/Terrieir mix
Rufus is a 3-4 year old Yorkie/Terrier/adorable ball of cuteness mixed little guy and he weighs about 15 pounds. He arrived in rescue as part of a hoarding case and has settled into foster care, learning that humans and attention are positive things!  His coat was badly damaged by fleas and neglect, but they are gone, and it is growing back nicely!  
His foster mom says, "Rufus is a happy ball of bouncing energy!  He's so much fun!  Rufus always wants to play and wants attention. He gets along great with everyone - 2 legged and 4 legged alike.  Rufus MUST have another active (not senior) pup in the house to play with, no exceptions.  Rufus truly loves life, he's so happy and just wants his own family to share his heart with.  He is also housetrained."  Rufus 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 $275.
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Miranda has found a forever home!


It's the most wonderful time of the year! PUPPY BOWL season!! We had three pups this year, and Clara, our corgi, and Lola, our shar-pei made the starting lineup!!! Patti is a back-up player, and we can't wait for her pictures next week! Brace yourselves for more cuteness to come, and mark your calendars now to watch Puppy Bowl XV on Animal Planet, Sunday, February 3 at 3pm!!

 A Home for the Holidays 

And some days, just when you are having a "good" day, sorta, you get an email, and your heart just breaks.

"He was surrendered by his owner who had no time for him. He is 15 years old, heartworm negative, and up to date on all his vaccines. He weighs 44 lbs."

15 years. FIFTEEN YEARS and NOW you have no time?!?! A few days before Christmas?!?! SERIOUSLY?!?! EVEN THE GRINCH LOVED HIS DOG!!!! Needless to say, making sure this sweet senior isn't spending the holidays at the shelter, or worse...Tomorrow he gets a freedom ride, a vet exam, and a nice snuggly bed and all the belly rubs he can stand! Oh, and pretty sure we will be calling him Max:)

Note:  Here is the truth: When you surrender a dog to a shelter, as the owner, you have to sign that you are OK with the dog being euthanized, sometimes immediately, for space capacity. That being said - no matter what the human is dealing with, after 15 years, you owe your FAMILY member more than being left in a strange place, with strangers as possibly the last memories he has of this life. Thankfully, that will not be happening with Max, BUT it easily could have if the rescue coordinator was not so amazing.

Update: Max has had a big day today! First, after spending a week at the shelter, he got his Freedom Ride! He did great in the car and went straight to his spa day at the groomer, where they got him all cleaned up and dapper 🙂 Next stop was the vet, and he got a very thorough exam. Max is clearly a little “fluffy” and can stand to lose a few fluff balls, as they are causing arthritis issues. All his joints are very painful, and he is sooooo sweet, until you start messing with them:( We has a full senior comprehensive blood panel workup done today, and we should get the results next week. If that comes back okay, Max needs a dental and some extractions. To help with the joint pain, he has started on some anti-inflammatory meds and we are hoping for positive results with pain relief. Meanwhile, he’s quite content enjoying his orthopedic bed by the fire tonight:)

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!
Many 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!

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 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
    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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