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 No Break for Rescue 

While many are on Thanksgiving Break this week, and enjoying time with their families, it seems like rescue never gets a break, and the holidays only make it worse. No one wants to be bothered with "issues" or expenses while traveling, and the prospect of just getting a new puppy is right around the corner (but THAT is a whole separate post), adoptions are slow, fosters take well-deserved vacations, and donations are dwindling - leaving our intake team struggling. Honestly, we had come to the decision to just close intake for the month, and get through the holidays, and pick back up. All of that changed though, with two emails, from two shelters that started out explaining how they were full - like, overfull - and with the holiday days being "closed", strays have to be held extra days, meaning, space becomes and issue, meaning, dogs need to leave, one way or the other. When we get pictures of pups like Perry, a 12+ year old 6 pound male chihuahua who has likely lived an entire lifetime full of neglect, yet still wags his tail and wants to lick your whole face despite every single tooth literally rotting out of his mouth (and MamaJan let him anyway, of course, despite the stench), or Charms, an 8 month old shih-tzu mix (yes, she is just a puppy) so covered in mange that she has open, oozing sores and every time she moves her skin stretches and seems to pop open another one, yet all she wants to do is rest her head in your hand for comfort, to just know someone is beside her and cares.....your heart splits open, tosses all logic out the window, and you go save them and 9 others, and work out the details later. So, here we are, working out the details, which include a need for foster families who are not traveling for the holidays and do not have a lot of commotion with family coming in to town, etc. so that the pups have a safe place (Orlando area only, please) to decompress. We also desperately need help with donations towards their medical bills, which we anticipate, based on estimates, to be about $2700 for the 11 of them. We know its the holidays, but we are asking that you please, please consider helping if you can. We just couldn't let these pups get left behind, our hearts couldn't bear it. Please, please, if you can lend a helping paw, click any of the donate buttons, and the pups will be SO thankful (as well as us humans who are having a bit of trouble sleeping while worrying about all the doggos). Please also comment, like, SHARE our socials (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) to help the posts be visible to all of our friends and fans. Thank you thank you all so very very much!

Apollo, a Chihuahua/Italian Greyhound mix
 
Meet Apollo! Apollo is a 2 year old male Chihuahua/Italian Greyhound mix puppy and he weighs just about 10 pounds. Apollo arrived in rescue with his "girlfriend" and their 2 puppies after his family had abandoned them. A neighbor took them in and made sure they were well cared for from the time the puppies were newborns. Apollo is now ready to be on his own and find a family to love and care for him always! His foster mom says, "If our current dog had more energy, Apollo wouldn’t be available for adoption because he would be our second dog. He is such a good boy! Apollo loves attention, cuddles and playing with other dogs. He is even housetrained on a schedule. He has energy, but it’s not hyper all day energy. Apollo will sit with you on the sofa watching tv and bury himself under blankets for hours at a time. He loves to play and when the mood hits him, he will zoom around the house like crazy. Apollo can get pretty loud when he’s playing, so a home without shared walls would be best. He walks well on the leash, with only a little pulling. He also thinks he is your protector and will bark if he hears a loud sound or sees someone he’s not familiar with. As mentioned before, he does need a fur sibling with some energy to play with. Apollo hasn’t been around kids, but as long as they are gentle with him, I think he would be just fine. At night, he loves to cuddle and will curl up with you on your pillow or under your blankets." Apollo 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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Petals has found a forever home!

Hi Friends! As you prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, which somehow has managed to turn into a shopping day as well (sad face :( ) if you are so inclined as to shop, especially online, please remember when you shop Black Friday deals at smile.amazon.com/ch/45-3208425, AmazonSmile donates to Florida Little Dog Rescue Group! Giving is so easy and it costs you nothing extra as Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. It's easy to select Florida Little Dog Rescue as your charity of choice:

1) Log in your normal account info to smile.amazon.com
2) Select Florida Little Dog Rescue Group as your choice of charitable organizations
3) Shop Away! Amazon will automatically donate from every purchase on your account! So easy!

Thank you so so very much!! We have also updated our Wishlist, as some items we really could use for the doggies are on sale (yay!) like carriers, treats (only $1.94 each!), food (20% or more off!), so if you are inclined as to send the pups some holiday gifts, they would be very appreciative! Thank you!!!

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 In Loving Memory 

Our Deepest Sympathies are with the family of Sandy Napierkowski, a beloved member of the FLDR extended family. The Mother of DaddyRob and Mother-in-Law to MamaJan, Sandy was a big supporter of rescue and FLDR. She was always ready to jump in to help, and always had words of support when they were most needed. Words can not express how deeply she will be missed. In her memory, her family has asked that FLDR be one of the charities where donations could be made. If you are making a donation in loving memory of Sandy, please just use the button below, thank you.

 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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