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Hey Friends! I’m Timmy, and welcome to my TimmyTalk! Now before you get all upset with me, I know it’s been a hot minute since my last Talk. Things have been super busy here at FLDR and the humans really have not provided reasonable access to anything that allows me to take over the WiFi. It’s completely unacceptable and no matter how many sternly worded letters I have written to management to address this issue, apparently they have been ignored. Now that I have WiFi I am filing a formal grievance with the PupsUnited Union. Anyhow, apparently one of the humans coughed super hard and broke her ribs and that is part of the issue with why things are very slow moving in terms of updates. I also have several new furfriends here that I am having to help train on the rules of the house, so that has kept me a little busy also. I have also been keeping up with Lark, my furfriend who has been really sick. As you may remember, she came into rescue super skinny and had pneumonia. She was so sick I was honestly worried she wouldn’t make it. Thankfully, with the help of our great vet and MamaJan and Debbie, she pulled through the critical period. It’s been a daily struggle for her though, as she still has a really bad cough from the pneumonia and gags when she drinks. She used to do that when she was eating too but after she was hand fed one small bite at a time for several days, she’s worked through that. The humans have to be very careful with her, because if she chokes and aspirates more food or water, she could go downhill quickly. Lark has had to go back to the vet so many times for rechecks and yesterday had to have a scope down her throat to check on her trachea and esophagus. They were both clear and unobstructed which was a huge relief. The humans are still working on sorting out what exactly all the issues with her health are, but much like my issues, it’s kinda a process to get there. She has gained 4 ounces though, so she is doing great on getting strong like me! I did tell her in my last puptalk that she needs to reinforce that being held 24/7 really helps with strength and healing, and if needed she should be very vocal about explaining this to her management.

Now back to me - my surgery day is quickly approaching - Tuesday is pre-op and Wednesday is the big day!!! I am very excited to be able to get all fixed up and start to be a “normal” pup! I’m a little anxious about the surgery itself and the recovery, but the humans assure me I will do great and everything will be ok. They have been right about all this medical stuff so far, so I am trusting them on this one too. I also know the humans are chattering about the cost and fundraising given all the other pups that need FLDR’s help too, like my friend Lark, the eleven other new furfriends that have come in to rescue the past two weeks, with more coming….so, me being me, I made an executive decision and spoke to one of FLDR’s biggest fans because having stressed humans doesn’t help me at all and honestly, I need to be the center of my humans focus at all times. My dear friend said he would love to help me out and offered to match all donations for the next two weeks - up to $20,000!! Yep, you read that right - my friend said if I could raise up to $20,000 he would match that!! That would cover my surgery, my follow up visits, Lark’s continued care, all the new pups that have come in and leave some for other pups that need our help soon (which, between you and me, if this “weather thing” happens next week, it could be a LOT of pups).

You can help me meet my match by donating right (or any of the buttons really). All donations will be matched and as long as I can get to WiFi I will be conducting daily TimmyTalks on Facebook with progress updates! I *may* have to find a stand in during my surgery unless Dr. S can lend me a helping paw and access to a tablet…..anyhow, please like, share, spread the word. Help my TimmyTalk go viral (like in a good viral way, not in a sick way please, trying to stay healthy and strong over here!)

Thank you all so much for being my friends and coming to my TimmyTalk!

PS - Why are you still here? Please go lend a helping paw for my match. Yes, you. Please and thank you.

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Tank, a Pomeranian
Meet Tank! Tank is an 11-12 year year old male Pomeranian and he weighs about 7 pounds. He arrived in rescue after being found near a
drainage ditch and no one came forward to claim him. He has settled into foster care nicely and is ready to find a forever family to callhis own! His foster mom says, "Looks aren’t everything! Yes, Tank is adorable, but he also is a very nervous dog. He also has a collapsing trachea, right now he is just on cough medicine. He needs a quiet, calm home. He would run from me when I first got him, now he speed walks away from me sometimes. He doesn’t like you being near a door when going in or out. He wants pets and love on his terms, he now barks at me to put him on the couch for pets and play time. He also barks when you are too slow fixing his meals. Leash walking is still a
work in progress. No loud parking lots for this boy. 

We are still working on housetraining, if kept on a schedule, he’s does pretty well, but still a bit of a marker.He is getting used to being picked up and held. Not a huge lap dog. He can sleep in his crate with no issues, but he now sleeps on a dog bed. He is afraid of thunder and will find something to hide under. When he gets in his frisky mood, he makes me laugh, sitting on the floor playing with him is the best! He enjoys his naps.  My sweet, quirky Tank is looking for someone that can meet his needs, love and spoil him, could that be you? "

Pupdate: This little boy took awhile, but he now loves playing with me and sitting on my lap. The groomer said he was one of her best clients. He makes me laugh constantly. He has come such a long way. Tank 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 $175. 

How Many Have YOU Helped Save? 



Emma has found her forever home!

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 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!

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
    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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