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Skipper, a Coton de Tulear
Meet Skipper! Skipper is a 7 year old male Coton de Tulear and he weighs about 20 pounds.  He arrived in rescue when his former family could no longer care for him. He has settled into foster care nicely, and is ready to find a forever family to call his own. His foster dad says, "Skipper is an absolute sweet loving boy! He loves attention and loves to be loved. Skipper loves playing with his toys.  He enjoys chewing on nylabones and any plush toy that has a squeaker, which he will do everything in his power to make his own and destroy. His part time hobby is to remove EVERY toy out of EVERY toy box and watching someone put them all back in, and then repeat. He has a tendency to hoard a few toys to himself and does not take kindly to anyone who wants to take them away from him.  Honestly though, he really just enjoys his peoples company. Skipper is housetrained and will go to the door when he needs to go out. He is crate trained and currently sleeps the night in his crate, but would love to be in bed with his people. He does enjoy going for walks on a leash, but he needs some training. He bows up and barks at any unknown dog or cat we come across on a walk. 
It's controllable by an experienced owner, but he will need continued work on this.  He loves to go for a walk and loves all the people he meets along the way. He definitely does not like cats and will chase them, and does not back down - his prey drive with them is strong, so he absolutely needs a home with no cats. As stated he loves his people and tolerates older children. Skipper’s ideal home would be a quiet household where he can be the center of attention. We were told that he previously had separation anxiety, but we have not seen that to be the case, but we are home almost all the time, so a similar situation would be ideal for him, as he loves to be with his family members whether it is following them around the house, hunting lizards, or cuddling on the couch.  He can be vocal about other dogs, no apartments or shared walls either please, and he would do best as an only dog. Skipper has lots of love to share! Please note that he requires brushing and grooming." Skipper 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.

Snuggles, a Lhasa mix
Meet Snuggles! Snuggles is a 7 year old female Lhasa mix and she weighs about 11 pounds. She arrived in rescue when her previous family could no longer care for her. She has settled into foster care and is ready to find a forever family to call her own.  Her foster mom says, "Snuggles is a great little dog and is adjusting to living with another dog and two cats.  At first, she tried to go after the cats, but quickly learned to keep her distance after the hissing occurred. She has learned manners from our dog and is a good house guest.  She is good with teenagers. but no small ones please.  Snuggles needs her space before attempting to pet her and especially pick her up. You need to go very slow with her. She needs time to adjust to a new environment and people, as if she feels rushed or pushed, she can be snappy. Once she does feel comfortable and adjusted, she will be your shadow. She seems to me that she would do well with a quiet, patient couple.  Snuggles has quickly bonded we me and she follows me around. Snuggles will lie on her blanket wherever you put it as long as it is near you.   She is mainly quiet and doesn’t bark when you are with her and she feels secure.  Snuggles is very treat oriented.  She will do anything for food.  
She also searches food out and tries to get you to feed her at all hours of the day.  Other pets’ food will need to be kept away from Snuggles or she will eat it all!  She will beg for food so she needs some training for that.  Snuggles will come when called and knows the sit command (as long as treats are involved).  She enjoys going for walks and is great on the leash. She is housetrained and will let you know when she needs to go out by going to the door. She goes into the crate at night so she doesn’t wander the house.  The crate is in the room where I sleep so she can still see me.  She is very attached and prefers to be with her person.  She will bark if put in the crate during the day and I am not sure if she will settle down or not because she really hasn’t been left alone as someone in the family is always home. Snuggles really is a sweet little girl!"  She is spayed, up to date on vaccines, heartworm negative, microchipped and has had her teeth cleaned! Snuggles is fostered in the Orlando area, and her adoption donation is $275.  Note: *If you previously applied for Snuggles, and were notified she was being adopted, please know Snuggles was not adopted because she bit the potential adopter at the meet and greet when she went to pick her up. We have updated her bio to reflect this. Any potential adopter will need to know and be prepared for that, as she doesn’t warm up to new people immediately and does not like being picked up by strangers, at all.

Molly, a Poodle
Meet Molly!  Molly is a 15 year old female Poodle and she weighs about 10 pounds. She arrived in rescue after her previous family left her at the shelter because "she's old and has accidents in the house". They never even bothered to take her to the vet and it turns out Molly had a bad UTI, which has been treated and she is doing great! She is ready to find a forever family to love her!  Her foster mom says, "Molly is as cute as can be! She loves to spend time walking around the backyard with me exploring and smelling the flowers, even though she can't see too well. Molly gets along well with other calm dogs both, small and medium. She enjoys lounging around in a comfy dog bed and often you will find her cuddled up with one of the other pups in our home.  On an occasion, Molly will have a burst of energy and entertain you with her cute antics. 
She only has a few teeth so she eats soft treats in very small portions, and soft food is best. I usually crumble the soft treats in a bowl for her. Molly needs to have her morning leash walk or let outside as soon as she wakes up and then every 3 to 4 hours. Also, not too long after drinking her water, she will also need to go potty. At night the water is put up a few hours before bed and she hasn’t had an accident in the house yet. If you have a pool, you must watch her carefully because she doesn't see that well at night. At bed time Molly sleeps on a dog bed in the room with us humans. When she is separated at night, she will bark for a few minutes then go to sleep.  Molly is a pure joy and very loveable. If you are searching for a constant companion with unconditional love Molly is your answer!" Molly 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 $200.

Pixie, a Chihuahua mix
Meet Pixie! Pixie is an 11 year old female Chihuahua mix and she weighs about 12 pounds.  She arrived in rescue with her newborn puppy, from a hoarding situation. Pixie has weaned her puppy, who has already been adopted, and she is now ready to start to find a loving forever home of her own.  Pixie does have some arthritis in her legs and walks a little "odd" from time to time, but she doesn't let that bother her, just something her humans should be aware of! Her foster mom says that she would like to introduce herself, so, here's Pixie!  Hi there! My name is Pixie and I am an older girl.  I came from a hoarding home and I will need a very understanding home that will go slowly with me and understand I may never be comfortable enough to be picked up and snuggled tight.  My foster mom says I am a very sweet girl who has had a rough life.  I tend to go around and collect treats to bring back to my nest and sometimes my foster mom has to clean it out and redistribute to the others. 
I am protective of my nest/food and will bark if other dogs come near it.  I do not have a mean bone in my body and have never growled or even showed my teeth to my foster mom, even though there were times I was very scared. If there is a blanket I will hide underneath it because that makes me feel safe.  I have started to become more comfortable being out and about with my other foster siblings.  I do not run everytime my foster mom stands up or walks around, but will still run away if you walk directly up to me. I watch the others to see if things are ok and will come up to take treats from her hand, so a calm, gentle fur sibling would be great for me. I have just recently felt safe enough to follow my mom and fellow fursiblings outside.  I cannot be walked on a leash and will need a fenced in backyard.  Until then I will need someone willing to work with me by using puppy pads.  I have been successful but still have a few accidents.  I have had many, many litters and walk a little funny because of it and my nipples hang so I may not be the ‘picture perfect’ little girl, but my foster mom says I am beautiful just as I am.  I am looking for an understanding family with no children, calm fur siblings  and a quiet home with little traffic to show me the love and care that I deserve.  Please consider opening your hearts and home to me, I really am a sweet girl. Pixie 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.

Dixie, a Cocker/Dachshund/Terrier mix
Meet Dixie! Dixie is a 5-6 year old female Cocker/Dachshund/Terrier/something adorable mix and she weighs about 20 pounds. She arrived in rescue from a hoarding situation and has been settling into foster care and learning how to "dog". Please know Dixie is NOT HYPOALLERGENIC, she does shed. She will also need a home with another dog and a fenced yard - these are not negotiable. Her foster mom says, "Dixie is adjusting to being in a loving attention filled home.  She is still startled by new people and new things sometimes.  She is really pretty quiet and she doesn't bark much. Dixie is not a big lap dog, she may jump up on the couch with us for some rubs but doesn't stay long.  
However, everytime you walk by her she rolls over for some belly rubs. She tends to lay and sleep off on her own.  Dixie doesn't really play with toys right now.  She's very sweet, gentle and always has a happy wagging tail.  Dixie loves her some treats but be careful she's a bit anxious and still learning how to take them easily.  She gets along well with other dogs.  We are working on her housetraining, but it will continue to take patience and consistency, and a home prepared for some accidents in the beginning.  Due to her background she will need someone patient, kind and very loving to show her that good people are out there." Dixie 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 $250.

Patches, Havanese/Lhasa mix
Meet Patches! Patches is a 1 year old male Havanese/Lhasa mix and he weighs about 23 pounds. He arrived in rescue after being adopted from a shelter and returned due to allergies. VERY VERY IMPORTANT: Patches is NOT hypoallergenic, he does shed, he is NOT allergy friendly (yes, we are certain of this). His foster mom says, "This guy came to us because his new and very allergic owner discovered that he is definitely NOT HYPOALLERGENIC and could not keep him.  He is a nice package:  playful and affectionate with a puppyish outlook on life. He is still doing some chewing and can be a bit of a rascal, so the new owner should be prepared to see him through the puppy lessons and have some tolerance for exuberant episodes.  There are a few specific things you should know about Patches.  First, sometime in his past he may have had some harsh experiences because he has abandonment issues and he shows some fear about normal potty behavior and is wary at first of strangers.  He is working on both but will need some time and patience to gain confidence.  At the present, he is only comfortable on a leash for potty breaks and will not be outside unleashed if he can help it.  If he is not leash-walked frequently enough he will fear urinate all over himself while lying down and hide in terror after an accident.  For some reason though, he is confident having you on his leash and knows the drill. Though fear is not an acceptable reason to not be housetrained, he does his best to wait for his scheduled  leash walks (every 4 to 6 hours), sleeps through the night, and has had no accidents since we figured him out.  Secondly, the great outdoors is not his comfort zone, possibly because he is afraid he will be left alone. 
He will come out with us as far as the lanai but after a bit he will plaster himself against a door in an effort to be inside and not outside.  He will not venture out into the fenced yard with us or his dog buddies and if carried he will head for the nearest door as soon as he is put down. We're working on this.  So even if you have a yard, this boy MUST be leash walked out the front door and down the sidewalk several times a day.  Being leash walked in the back yard does not work. He warms up fairly quickly to new friends in the house but is afraid of oncoming people and dogs outside and will let you know either by his big dog bark or by retreating.  I just pick him up.  No younger kiddos for him. Lastly, being left alone or away from you in another room is a true tragedy and you will hear about it.  He has a deep and oversized watchdog bark and is very vocal in general with a repertoire that includes whining, cajoling, serenading, barking, baying, and imploring so ABSOLUTELY no shared walls and someone should be home more often than not - because he does not need to call for you if you are right there where you belong!!  He would prefer to sleep in your bed but also settles quietly in a small exercise pen in the bedroom.  Patches is dog social and tries hard to get the others here to play with him, so a youngish and playful dog friend would be a plus. A cat is not recommended. Though Patches is not mean to the cats, he is on the nosey and bouncy side and annoys them.  He loves squeaky and chew toys and has been known to substitute a handy shoe if one is left about.  He is also very helpful with the laundry and will try to entice you into a game of chase by snagging a towel and flying it through the house like a flag.  If a happy package of puppy mischief in a gentle and adorable guy work for you, then check out Patches!"  Patches is neutered, up to date on vaccines, microchipped and has had his teeth cleaned! He is fostered in the Orlando area and his adoption donation is $325.

Salem, a Domestic Short Hair Cat
Meet Salem! Salem is a 5-6 month old male DSH and he weighs about 6 pounds currently. He arrived in foster care after some big adventures as a young kitten that included somehow winding up in a car engine, then when he was rescued from there, a hawk tried to snag him as a snack, but thankfully the humans close by saw the hawk and scooped Salem up before he did. Although our rescue is a dog rescue, my daughter was home for the summer and happily took Salem in. Salem has been raised in a loving foster home since he was around month old. Since his arrival he has not had one single accident outside of his litter box. He is very smart and very curious. He has been raised around dogs and shares my daughter's room with a senior Pomeranian, who Salem thinks is his best friend. Oreo (the Pom) lets Salem play with his tail and they sometimes snuggle. They share a water bowl and Salem enjoys having the company. Salem likes affection from his humans, but in shorter spurts and more on his terms, although he does sleep snuggled up alongside or at the top of my daughter's bed with her. He is full of personality and will talk to you, especially if he is ready for breakfast or dinner. 
He has never been outside since arriving in foster care and is a strictly indoor cat. He does like to explore around the house and sit on the windowsill and get some sun. Salem has also had the experience of being bathed, and while he is not necessarily a fan, we have managed to come out of the experience with all of our appendages and no lasting scars or scratches, LOL (he's actually somewhat decent about it). He loves to play with his toys and his favorite game is actually to push one of his little mice under my daughter's door out into the hallway and wait for you to push it back to him. As my husband is highly allergic to cats, we do not have any other cats, just dogs and hedgehogs, so I can't say for sure how he would do, but Salem is pretty passive and submissive with all the living things he has encountered here. We really do adore him and can't say enough good things about him, Salem is a wonderful, special kitten that is looking for a family to love and appreciate him forever! Salem is neutered, up to date on vaccines, on flea prevention, FeLV/FIV negative and microchipped. He is fostered in the Orlando area, and his adoption donation is $50.

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    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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