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Padma, a French Bulldog
Meet Padma! Padma is a female French Bulldog, is 4-5 years old and she weighs about 22 pounds.  She came to rescue very underweight, lethargic and with a skin condition and hair loss due to overbreeding and neglect.  A few weeks of proper nutrition, some medication and TLC and this little girl Frenchie has blossomed into a healthy and happy Frenchie.  Her foster mom says, "Paddy needs a Frenchie-savvy owner, as French Bulldogs can be a high maintenance breed and have some specific requirements including appropriate grooming attention (at least twice weekly) to prevent skin problems and ongoing monitoring and/or veterinary consultations for allergies or brachycephalic issues. Paddy is a smart, sweet, entertaining, affectionate, active and healthy dog.  She likes to be with you, play with you, go for walks, beg for treats and collect and hoard the squeaky toys.  She likes men and women equally, is fine with older children (high school age) and is medium energy for a Frenchie, liking periods of play or shortish leash walks followed by air conditioned naps.  She continues to go up a few notches on the romp-o-meter every week.  Paddy is very proud that she can jump a low baby gate or get out of a baby playpen, so don’t overlook that ability.  She selected an open wire, free air flow crate for naps and her home base.  She goes in and out as she likes.  She sleeps in a dog bed but would love to softly snore the night away in your bed if allowed.  
She is mostly dog social but with new dogs (particularly other females) she tends to “press” or herd them around for a couple of days and was at first mildly possessive of her food and toys.  Now all are friends and do everything together.  I think that she would do fine as an only dog or with a confident buddy or two after introductions.  She does not, however, like the cat!  As to humans, she is cooperative, docile and loving and has shown no issues.  Padma is housetrained and has been almost accident free here so with a little instruction as to your schedule she will be fine but should not endure a full workday without a break.  She walks nicely in harness and leash, is excited when she gets the offer and will help you with the harness!  She also enjoys exploring and trotting about in a fenced yard, but this would be a bonus and not a necessity for her.  Paddy has a big bark but is not “barky,” so a shared wall situation might be ok if the owner is home more often than not.  Multiple flights of stairs would not work for her (though she regularly manages to chase the cat up our one)!  If you are knowledgeable about and looking for a Frenchie, check out Padma!" Padma is spayed, heartworm negative, up to date on vaccines, microchipped and has had her teeth cleaned! She is fostered in the Orlando area, and her adoption donation is $325.

Star, a Shih Tzu/Maltese mix
Meet Star!  Star is a 3-4 year old, female Shih Tzu/Maltese mix  and she weights about 7.5 pounds.  Star had been abandoned by her family, and was very scared at animal control, where she nipped while getting her vaccines (ouch, I mean, wouldn't you?!) and she wound up needing to come into rescue. She has settled into foster care well.  Her foster mom says, "Shy Star came to us showing some signs of neglect and following a frightening stay at animal control where she responded to being cornered, grabbed, and painfully matted by being “a little snippy,” so she came to rescue.  She has been very sweet here and is great once she trusts you.  Be aware that she is still fearful of new people and there is a risk that she might nip if frightened.  Stella is very wary of men and this has persisted with the one she lives with here. She is also quite small.  For these reasons, her primary adopter must be an adult woman and there should be no children under 12 in the home, though she quite likes older, gentle children.  Star is a dog that will absolutely require an organized introduction to and trust-building transition period in her new home and family. She is not the type that will cover you with kisses when you first meet her so be sure you are ok with this.  It won’t take long for her to be your BFF.  
She is dog social with other small or medium dogs and is ok with the cat.  Star’s goal in life is to have a loving mom who will sit with her, provide food and affection, and protect her from the big scary world.  She will follow you everywhere, give gentle kisses, take you for walks (harness please), and nap on top of the sofa cushions.  Star is not very loud, more inclined to whine than bark.  She is also mostly housetrained, preferring outside but using offered potty pads when necessary.  She is on a schedule and stays in a contained area when we are not at home.   Star is very cute and has the most adorable face.  Her coat is short now but will long and flowing if allowed to grow, so regular brushing and professional grooming are required.  Her coloring is a lovely beige and cream.  Star is surprisingly brave when exploring the back yard and would love a fenced area, but this is not an absolute requirement if she has frequent leash walks.  She should not be totally alone for a standard work day preferring someone at home more often than not.  She also likes having a dog buddy near her own size and is much braver when she has a friend. " Star 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 $300.

Brandon, a Shih Tzu/Poodle mix
Meet Brandon! Brandon is a 4 year old male Shih Tzu/Poodle mix and he weighs about 20 pounds. Brandon arrived in rescue from animal control after he was left there by is previous family, who did not specify a reason. He was very scared (understandably so!)  but settled into foster care well and is ready for find his forever family! His foster parents say, "Brandon is a sweet soul with empathetic puppy dog eyes. Brandon finds joy in being with his family, of any size. He can be with families with older children. He is a smart guy that can figure out how to jump gates! 
With that in mind, he is crate trained. He is a relaxed pup with spurts of energy that he uses to run in the backyard while looking to his human for direction. He’s working on his leash skills and will tug with excitement on his walks. He aims to please his humans with good behavior. We can see him fitting with many families, ready to cozy up, and dream about the next day’s adventures!" Brandon 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.

Frank, a Pug

Meet Frank! Frank is a 7 year old male Pu and he weighs about 28 pounds. Frank needs to trim down just a little though, but he loves to go for walks, so hopefully his new home is looking for a walking buddy! Frank's former family didn't want to take the time to surrender him, so they just let him go in the animal control parking lot. One of our foster moms was there saw it, and caught him, and after waiting out an appropriate stray hold at animal control, Frank was able to arrive safely in rescue! Frank is a typical pug, with typical pug issues, including needing a harness instead of a collar for walks to protect his trachea. He is recovering from a bad case of flea allergy dermatitis and his hair is coming back in nicely. Due to some follow up needs, Frank is available only to homes in the immediate Orlando area. His foster mom says, "Frank is everything a Pug should be. At a hefty 29 pounds when he came to us, he is a little more Pug than he should be, so he is dieting. This guy is cute, friendly, kind, comical and very photogenic. He walks great on a harness and leash but for now is only doing medium distances. Frank rides nicely in the car and is great about going places with you. He is housetrained, sleeps quietly (well except for the softly snoring part) through the night and is just a pleasure to have around.


He naps at your feet while you are reading or working, gives you affectionate kisses, and is always happy to see you. He gets along with the other dogs (except about sharing his food, but we are working on that) his own size or smaller, but large ones are a bit worrisome to him. He is peaceful about the cats. Frank isn’t very barky but will let you know if you are home and he is still accidentally in his enclosure. He is very treat motivated and likes soft dog beds and toys, but mainly he likes the people! We have not had an opportunity to see him interact with younger children, but he does great with older kids. He would benefit from having his people home more often than not as short frequent walks will help his physique as well as accommodate his somewhat frequent “please take me out” requests. He is really an awesome dog!" Frank 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 $300.


Diana, Adopted!
Diana is a 3 month old female Dachshund and we think Chihuahua mix and she weighs just about 3.5 pounds. She should stay under 15 pounds full grown, but we can't promise that. Diana had quite a journey to the US mainland, coming from a hurricane impacted island.  She did great on her travel adventures though and settled into foster care nicely. She is very much a puppy and will need a family up for everything that comes along with puppyhood - including housetraining, leash training, learning what is appropriate to chew and what isn't, and proper socialization skills. Due to her size, she absolutely can not be left alone an entire workday. She would do great with older kids, but no small ones please, and due to her energy level, no senior furfriends either. 
Her foster mom says, "Diana is extremely curious, typical puppy ,and both she and her sister sleep through the night in their crate with no fuss.  That might change when they’re not sleeping together.  Diana is the braver of the two and both are very vocal when you leave them but if you give them a toy that they can entertain themselves with, they’re very happy. I wouldn't necessarily recommend shared walls, especially when they are separated.  Older kids would be fine, but not smaller ones.  They get along with all my dogs but Jax scares them a little due to his size (25 pounds).  They’re not afraid of the cat either, lol." Diana is spayed, up to date on vaccines, on flea and heartworm prevention and microchipped. She is fostered in the Orlando area, and her adoption donation is $325.

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    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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