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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.
 
 

Mickey, a Terrier mix
 
Meet Mickey! Mickey is a 3-4 year old male Terrier mix and he weighs about 10 pounds. Mickey found himself abandoned by his family at animal control (no reason was given to us) and he was very scared. He has settled into foster care well and is ready to find a forever family of his own. His foster mom says, "Mickey is a sweet little boy! He loves to run around the backyard and go for walks. He loves to be with his humans and play with the other dogs. He's playful and likes to have fun. 
 
When he tires out he wants to rest by your side. Micky is still learning to be housetrained and has mastered the puppy pads. Although he walks on leash/harness, he does not potty on a walk, so you have to be ok with using puppy pads for now. In the fenced yard he runs and plays, but does not go potty. With consistency and praise, he should be able to break the pad habit. Does this happy, playful boy sound perfect for you?" Mickey 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.
 
 

Tucker, a Chihuahua mix
 
Meet Tucker! Tucker is a 1-2 year old male Chihuahua mix and he weighs about 15 pounds. Tucker arrived in rescue after a stray hold at animal control and an urgent need to leave due to a potential hurricane. He settled into his foster home and is ready to find a forever family to call his own! His foster dad says, "Tucker was a little shy at first but then warmed up fairly quickly and became the puppy he is with lots of energy! He’s not 100% housetrained, but will be with a strict schedule. He gets along with other dogs that have the same energy and size. He’s currently with a Standard Poodle and two Great Danes as well as another small dog. Tucker is a fun loving guy that loves attention. He is crate trained and goes in his crate easily. He should be good with older kids, but we do not have any in our home and was a little nervous around the younger ones he encountered.   
 
He is a pro on a harness and leash. He craves attention and for this reason he needs someone home more than gone. He has an uncontrollable licker and wants to kiss you all the time. He does not like being left alone and is very vocal about it, so no shared walls please. He is a very sweet boy looking for his human who will give him lots of love!" Tucker is neutered, up to date on vaccines, heartworm negative and microchipped! He is fostered in the Orlando area, and his adoption donation is $275.
 
 

Kira, a Poodle
 
Meet Kira! Kira is a 12-ish year old female Poodle and she weighs about 8 pounds. Kira arrived in rescue after winding up at animal control and being very scared there. She has settled in nicely to her foster home and is now ready to find a family to call hers! Her foster mom says, "If you are looking for a lazy, super sweet lap companion Kira is the baby for you!  I can't say much more than she is the perfect dog!  She is housetrained, quiet and cuddly.  You can't get much better than that!  She doesn't mind other dogs as long as they don't bother her. She can be a bit timid and nervous at first but once she gets comfortable, she will be the best companion you've ever had!  
 
You will just die of happiness the first time you see her happy dance and hear her cries of excitement when you get home from work or a shopping trip.  She doesn't have much for teeth left but that doesn't stop her from enjoying her meals, just means a little extra prep time for her people.  Kira is very excited to meet her new family and spend the rest of her life surrounded by love and smothered cuddles!" Kira is spayed, up to date on vaccines, heartworm negative, microchipped and has had her teeth cleaned. She is fostered in the Orlando area, and her adoption donation is $225.
 
 

Tyler, a Terrier mix
 
Meet Tyler!  Tyler is a 5-7 year old male Terrier mix and he weighs about 10 pounds. Tyler arrived in foster care after testing positive for heartworms at animal control. He has been treated, is doing great and has settled in nicely to his foster home. However, he is ready to find a forever family to call his own!  His foster mom say, "Tyler is a sweet, fun loving boy who is happiest when he has someone who will play fetch and tug-a-war with him.  He will  play tug-a-war with humans or other dogs. When he is playing with other dogs, he backs down, but with humans he still needs to learn he is not the boss. He is still learning and practicing certain behaviors such as ‘cats are not toys’ and ‘table legs are not fireplugs’ and ‘you have to give up the ball if you want them to throw it’, all of which he is figuring out. He loves to hang out with my three small dogs and all adult humans, although he is a little afraid of a visiting, playful larger dog.
 
He appears to have new  some new hair growth and is still a little itchy, however it seems to be getting better over time.  I have not yet had him on a leash as he runs in the back yard under supervision. He is very loving and affectionate, but not in-your-face needy. He rarely barks. Tyler sleeps on my bed and settles down nicely and is calm and quiet all night.  Tyler would do best in a home with at least one other small dog to play with. He may adjust to a calmer larger dog, but that could take time and adjustment. He is learning not to chase cats, however a cat that is not used to dogs may not work well with him since he is still very curious and playful. Because he can still play a little bit aggressively and will need some work with that, a home without children would be best. Tyler is housetrained on a schedule, however has been known to pick a favorite spot to mark and will need some training and monitoring until he adjusts." Tyler is neutered, up to date on vaccines, on flea and heartworm prevention, microchipped, and has had his teeth cleaned! He is fostered in the Orlando area, and his adoption donation is $275.
 
 

Marley, a Terrier mix
 
Meet Marley! Marley is a 1-2 year old male Terrier mix and he weighs about 11 pounds. Marley was found running loose and after a stay at animal control, came into rescue. He has settled into his foster home, and he is by all reports an amazing pup! He is not allergy friendly though and he does shed. Marley also has a collapsing trachea, so he needs to be walked on a harness instead of a collar, and to not run marathons, but maybe just a 5K, LOL.  His foster mom says, "Marley is truly one of the best fosters we have had! He loves being with his people and would prefer to be wherever we are. He is a great balance between playful and calm. He would do best in a home with an active fur-friend though, as he loves playing with our dogs, which helps him get his energy out so he just snuggles with us in the evenings. 
 
He is crate trained now and walks right in when we say "crate". He has only had two accidents in the house, but otherwise, he always goes outside. He is truly a good dog!" Marley is neutered, up to date on vaccines, heartworm negative and microchipped. He is fostered in the Orlando area, and his adoption donation is $275.
 
 

Ollie, a Havanese/Lhasa/Bichon mix
 
Meet Ollie!  Ollie is a seven year old male Havanese/Lhasa/Bichon mix and he weighs about 20 pounds. Ollie came back into rescue after having previously been adopted as a puppy, because he did not enjoy having a new baby in his family. Ollie is a very sweet boy, but will need an experienced own who is willing to understand and work with his quirks and isn't willing to le his cuteness charm them into letting him be the alpha pack member.  His foster mom, who is a professional dog trainer, says, "Ollie would do best as the only dog. He does not meet new dogs or new people nicely. He guards his space(crate) and toys when other dogs come into his bubble. He walks nicely on a leash, with a harness. He needs a firm handler, but you must be fair and positive. Once attached to his humans, he is very sweet, gentle and affectionate.  Loves toys and will entertain himself for hours playing with them. Once bonded with someone, he can be handled easily. We can touch, and groom, any part of his body.  He will sit politely on a "table" and get brushed, ears cleaned, paws wiped, nails trimmed, teeth checked. We can take toys from his mouth or simply ask him to leave it and he will drop it. He loves food and will do tricks for anything, even his dry kibble. He can sit, spin, roll over and sometimes dance on his hind feet. He must never be petted by children under 16 . He should be confined when company arrives and should only be around strangers while leashed and controlled by his owner. When out walking, he is good in public.
 
He doesn't seek out attention from others and is not interested in meeting other dogs. He does have occasional seasonal allergies and will lick his paws. It's rare, but if allergies are ignored he can quickly cause a hot spot on his skin from chewing. He has no idea he is a white Bichon type dog. He loves to roll in the grass and dirt. He will go potty in any weather, even pouring rain and wind. It's rare, but only during intense lightning storms will he stress whine a little in his crate. We tell him to its ok, relax, and he will calm down. I can give him a "beef bone" and he will chew on that and forget about thunder or licking his paws. He will become overweight very easily if his new family is not careful and they must be careful with food and treats. If he shows any bad behavior it must be addressed immediately and firmly. Positive reinforcement training works with him when teaching new behaviors. He is "tough", much like most male Lhasa or Bichon-type personalities.  He can be such a sweet happy dog , a very enjoyable dog in the house. He will act like he is excited to meet new people, greet them, maybe ever put paws on their lap, but he will snap if he feels threatened by newcomers. That is why he shouldn't be in a home that is busy, or has a lot of people coming and going. No apartment or condo complexes, please. Ollie is a sweet, loving boy and he is who he is. No training will change who he is, but it allows him to be managed. Ollie 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.
 
 

Scooter, a Chihuahua
 
Meet Scooter! Scooter is a 5-7 year old male Chihuahua and he weighs about 7 pounds. Scooter arrived in rescue after he was left by his family at animal control with no explanation. He was very scared there, so he came to rescue. Scooter did have "cherry eye" (which you can see in the pictures) but he has had them repaired, and is doing great. His foster mom just hasn't taken new "glamour shots" yet as he heals up from his surgery. He has settled into his foster home and his foster mom says, Scooter as you can see is a very handsome boy and I'm pretty sure he know it!  Scooter's new home must have prior Chihuahua experience as he is your typical Chihuahua.  If you know anything about the breed, then youknow he is a one person owner type of pup.  He is very loyal to his person and doesn't seem interested in making friends with others. He would prefer to have you as his one and only.  He will show you his appreciation by following you every. step, you. take.  He warms up much quicker to women and would do best in a home with women only however h e is super reserved when meeting new people in general.  He would be most comfortable in a very low key environment and no children since too much commotion makes him nervous. 

 
He is not a big barker at all (unless he thinks you need his protection) and although he walks great on a harness/leash, he will need a fenced yard due to his nervousness.  .He isn't 100% housetraubed but on a tight schedule he should get it in no time.  Although Scooter gets along well with other dogs, in his new home he will need to be the ONE AND ONLY!  Scooter becomes very jealous when his person shows another fur legges friend any kind of attention.  Scooter's new owner will need to work slowly with him on his socialization skills.  Give Scooter a chance and he will be the most loyal, little best friend you've ever had! Scooter 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.
 

Scottie, a Poodle mix
 
Meet Scottie! Scottie is a 4-5 year old male Poodle mix and he weighs 12 pounds. Scottie arrived in rescue after being found while roaming loose and no one came to claim him. He has settled into foster care nicely.  His foster mom says, "Scottie is a very happy and active pup!  He is so happy all the time and approaches everything with a lot of excitement.  Scottie will do best in an active home and with another playful pup. His nickname is the Jumping Bean because he jumps up and down on all four legs when he is excited. 
 
Scottie loves to go for walks but also enjoys the fenced yard to play in.  He is housetrained.  Scottie is not the greatest with cats as he thinks they will play with him and doesn’t understand that they don’t want to play with him.  He loves to get all the attention and enjoys lots of belly rubs and kisses.  When he is really excited he will start running around the house like crazy doing laps through the rooms.  Scottie is still very puppy like and will need to continue to learn all the good doggy behaviors but he is very smart and catches on quick."  He is neutered, up to date on vaccines, heartworm negative, microchipped and has had his teeth cleaned! Scottie is fostered in the Orlando area, and his adoption donation is $300.
 
 

Elvis, a Poodle mix
 
Meet Elvis!  Elvis is a three year old Poodle mix and he weighs about 20 pounds.  Elvis arrived in rescue after not wanting to be a play toy for some younger children. He has settled into his foster home nicely and is ready to start looking for a forever home, this time without young children please.  His foster mom says, "Elvis is a playful, happy-go-lucky kind of guy who has been a pleasure to have in our home. He loves nothing more than to play, eat and spend time with his humans all day. Although he is three years old, he still has the energy of a puppy at times. He is a sweet boy who generally warms up to new people quickly, often jumping up on and licking strangers right away. He specializes in giving kisses and even dancing on his hind legs when he’s excited. Elvis seems to be housetrained and hasn’t had any accidents inside (except for a little submissive dribbling a couple of times).  
 
Please know that a home with shared walls will not be a good fit for Elvis, since he barks when left alone. He is starting to get better with this, he seems to realize we do come back to him. For this reason, Elvis would be happiest within a family that has someone at home with him most of the time or works shorter hours during the day. When someone is home with him, he will normally only bark if someone is in the yard or at the door. He has been getting much better about quieting down quickly after his initial bark.  Elvis walks nicely on a leash with a harness, but does get excited and pulls toward other people/dogs passing by. He loves his daily walks, but would truly love a fenced yard where he could run and play fetch. When Elvis first arrived at our home, he was possessive with his toys, but now the possession has mostly subsided and we are able to take toys out of his mouth safely. Because of this, Elvis isn't appropriate for households with young children. Elvis will require regular brushing since he sheds a little. He is extremely food motivated and seems to be fairly easy to train. He hasn't been exposed to other dogs, but we believe he will get along well with them and may even enjoy having another playmate around. Elvis is excited when he sees cats, so he may be too much for most." Elvis 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.
 
 

Howie, a Standard Poodle
 
Meet Howie! Howie is a very sweet 5 year old male Standard Poodle,and he weighs about 40 pounds.  Howie was surrendered to animal control in rough shape and very matted. Once he was shaved down, it was very clear he had a crooked spine. We have no idea if this is due to a horrible injury at some point or a birth defect. While he does have some arthritis, there is no surgical remedy.  It is purely a cosmetic issue at this point and is not causing him pain. He is a very good, relaxed, chill guy who is ready to find a special family to call his own!  His foster dad says, "Howie is a very special boy! He has a very crooked spine that doesn’t seem to hurt him or stop him from getting around. Howie loves the quiet life and is content to lay on his bed or at your feet. 
 
He listens very well and wants to please. He will bark when he hears something but is not a big barker.Howie is housetrained on a schedule and like to be outside with you in a fenced yard.He does not like a leash and will very quickly stop and even letdown when he realizes he’s attached to a leash, so a fenced yard is needed for this reason. This boy is special and deserves a special home where he can just chill! Howie is also crate trained. He likes everyone he meets and he gets along with dogs of all sizes but if they pester him, he lets them know politely that he’s not in the mood." Howie is neutered, up to date on vaccines, microchipped, heartworm negative and has had his teeth cleaned! He is fostered in the Orlando area, and his adoption donation is $250.
 
 

Oscar, a Pomeranian mix
 

Meet Oscar, A Special Needs Highly Traumatized Senior Pomeranian Mix. Oscar is around 10 years old and weighs about 13 pounds. He arrived in rescue after being rescued from a puppy mill with over 700 dogs, that was on the HSUS Horrible 100 list. Oscar has come a long way while in foster care since February, but still has a ways to go. He will need a very loving, special person to care for him. His foster family says, "If you are a male, compassionate, capable, tough and experienced dog whisperer, then meet Oscar.  Oscar really wants a Dad or two.  We are not kidding, a home with women only will NOT work for Oscar.  If you have been thinking of giving a deserving dog a chance, then meet Oscar.  Oscar is a Pomeranian mix that came to us in the spring after being rescued from the HSUS “Horrible Hundred” dog hoarding/puppy mill case in Georgia.  He was one of 700 (!!) dogs who had spent their lives in cages, filth, isolation, hunger and worse.  At the end of the rescue day when all the other organizations had left with the dogs they thought they could help, Oscar was still there, in his crate alone, with no hope.  Well we couldn’t just leave him there! When he was rescued, he was terrified and very unsocial.  It has been a long road, but he has come SO far!!  We are very proud of him.  Oscar has learned about kindness and we know enough about him to articulate his needs. Oscar likes men but is deeply suspicious of and will generally avoid women. A male only household would be best for him, and we are confident that he will bond with and be a good pet for a guy or two. As long as everyone else gives him his space, he is mild mannered and a quiet, unobtrusive presence in the house. 

 

With patience, he accepts handling of all kinds from his guys but is terrified of being cornered/captured by anyone. If he is given time and patience and guidance from his Dad he may eventually be ok with women petting him, feeding him treats, etc but strictly on HIS terms and he may never be comfortable being picked up and held by a woman.  He loves walks on a harness and leash and has very good leash manners. He plays with toys and fur friends, is very dog social, and thinks that cats are fascinating. He is clean in his safe room or enclosure and will do his business in a fenced yard. Oscar is housetrained, but we use a belly band when he is free in the house as he will sometimes territorially mark. He meets his men with a happy dance, accepts and offers affection, begs for treats and naps close by.  Oscar at first had a few of what we think were mild and possibly stress related seizures. He is on minimal medication (which should be continued) for this and has been seizure free for months. He has had extensive dental extractions, but you would never know it by his looks or eating enthusiasm. We anticipate that Oscar will need an organized decompression/introduction period in his new home and his adopter should be up to this, so please think it through. A dog companion would be a plus for him, and so would a fenced yard as it might take an adjustment period for his new adopter to harness him quickly enough for an emergency leash walk.  If you have the skills and desire to help and love Oscar, he’s here waiting for his new Dad(s)." Oscar 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 $125.

 
 

Dexter, a Jack Russel Terrier
 
Meet Dexter!  Dexter is a 3 year year old male Jack Russel Terrier mix and he weighs about 18 pounds.  This cute boy came to rescue when his owners decided they did not like anything about  having a dog. He has settled into foster care  and his foster mom says, "Well, we like dogs and love having Dexter!  Dexter is a Jack Russel Terrier type, so please check out the characteristics of the breed.  A JRT is an outdoorsy, high energy and loveable package. Dexter’s adopter should expect and want a companionable but active guy and please be aware he does seem to prefer women to men, likely because of little exposure in his previous home, but he does warm up eventually.  Bred to be mice catchers, these dogs can be intense hunters and will dig to find their quarry so you can expect a few holes in your back yard.  Dexter is definitely on the less intense end of the JRT spectrum and is sweet, calm, affectionate, cuddly, appropriately playful indoors, and has been perfectly social with his foster fur family (which includes several other small dogs and two cats). When near you he is undemanding, napping peacefully nearby. 
 
He is serious about the nearby part and will scale gates and push open doors to be close to you. Dexter loves walks on a harness and leash and outdoor time in general. He is not barky when with his people but will whine if confined when you are at home. He will bark at noises and strangers and is still learning to nicely accept oncoming walkers while leashed. He has limited experience with children, but older ones should be fine.  Dexter’s prior family did not bother to housetrain him and though he is learning he should not yet have the run of the house.  He is enclosure trained with frequent relief and zoomie breaks in the yard, sleeps peacefully on our bed through the night and should learn the ropes in a new home with just a little instruction.  Dexter must go to a family where his owners are home more often than not.  Long hours in a crate are not recommended for this breed.  He must also have a secure, dig resistant fenced area for his outdoor requirements.  He would love another similar age dog friend for romping and company but might do ok if you are his company!  If you like Jack Russel Terriers, you will love Dexter and he will love you back!" Dexter 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 $300.
 
 

Dinah, a Yorkie/Terrier mix
 
Dinah is a 3-4 year old female Yorkie/Terrier mix and she weighs about 18 pounds. She arrived in rescue with her hours old puppies after whelping them while living on the streets. She did a great job raising them, but sadly she was heartworm positive, so she needed treatment for that (which she has completed and is doing great!) before she could find a forever family all her own! She is ready now and her foster mom says, "Dinah has the sweetest and most gentle soul. She gets along with calm dogs and cats. She will chase a playful cat/kitten if it entices her though, and she is not the best with bigger, active dogs, I think they may scare her a little.  She loves all toys but her favorites seem to be kitten toys that make little sounds when played with. She will collect all of the toys out of the toy box and bring them to her happy spot to just lay with them. 

She is housetrained on a schedule and will also use potty pads if you leave them out for her. She will absolutely NOT walk on a leash, so a fenced yard is a must for her, no exceptions.  She takes a little while to warm up to new people but once she does she will lay with and on you and loves being pet and kisses. She greets me at the door after work every day and demands belly rubs before I can even put my keys down. She is still skittish if you make sudden moves and would do best in a home with other calm pets or as an only dog, and no young children please." Dinah is spayed, up to date on vaccines, on flea and heartworm prevention, microchipped and has had her teeth cleaned! She is fostered in the Orlando area, and her adoption donation is $300.
 

 

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