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 $2Tuesday Inspiration

Many of you will remember last year we got this amazing card in the mail from Emily, who was 9. Emily isn't a child of one of our volunteers or anything, just an amazing young girl with a HUGE heart! We tried to get a great picture, but the text reads: "Dear Dog Rescuers, I am Emily, a 9 year old from Orlando, FL. I just wanted to say Thank You for saving these doggys. Maybe I can be one of you when I grow up. Oh, and I thought this would help a little. From, Emily." Along with the card were two neatly folded $1 bills.

Going to be honest, we all ugly cried when reading this, as it had been a very rough couple of months with all of the hoarding case dogs, puppies, and "normal" rescue dogs, that some of us were pretty close to breaking. Then this amazing card from a 9 year old who sees the good in the world and wants to help arrives, and we all are reminded we are making a difference, even on the days when we feel like it is fighting a losing battle. It was right as Covid was starting to appear, and within a month, we were all on "pause", with events and fundraisers grinding to a halt, but pups still needing help. It was really hard for us to ask for help and donations, as so many people were going through very difficult times, on so many levels. Through it all, Emily would still send us little projects she made for the pups and to promote rescue. She also realized the pups would still need help, so she took the initiative and Emily posted on Nextdoor, went to local restaurants & stores & hung up flyers at local stores, and knocked on neighbors doors (safely!) asking if they would help the pups needing rescue. Woofgang was also very kind and donated a huge box of samples to her. She did all of this just because she love dogs, and frankly, is a really good human with some awesome parents! She's 10 now, and still helping the pups, with this most recent car full of donations she dropped off to our fosters. She's honestly quite an inspiration to all of us at FLDR:)

So, this Tuesday, as we are facing another rough week, with a BUNCH of new pups needing our help, we have a challenge for all of you! In honor of Emily's amazing effort, will you also donate $2 to help the pups? We are going to call it the $2Tuesday Challenge, because $2 really does make a difference, as it adds up! Honestly, if every single one of our 53K+ fans donated just $2, we would not have to fundraise for almost a year - so it DOES make a difference. What we each do makes a difference, and no effort is too small or not helpful! All you have to do is go to www.floridalittledogrescue.com, click on the donation link, and Bam! pups are helped!! We will also pick a few random, lucky challenge-accepters to win one of the beautiful jewelry pieces that were donated to FLDR by Fundraising with a Cause. It's a super easy win-win-win way to do good and feel good this Tuesday! Please also like, share, react - as that helps spread the word - and for more people to see that everyone can make a difference, sometimes we just need an amazing 9 (now 10) year old to remind us of that!

 Want to Shop AND Help the Pups?

Check out our Amazon Smile Wishlist, which lets you send much needed products right to our pups and foster parents, plus a percentage of your purchases on Amazon are also donated to FLDR when you choose us as your charity of choice!

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Lena, a Maltese/Yorkie mix
 
Meet Lena! Lena is a 5-6 year old female Maltese/Yorkie mix and she weighs about 12 pounds. She arrived in rescue after being adopted from the shelter and then returned because she "didn't adjust quick enough", even though they only had her home less than 48 hours. Lena does have a mild collapsing trachea that does not require medication, but does mean she needs to be walked on a harness, rather than a collar, and she does occasionally cough.  She has settled into foster care nicely.  Her foster mom says, "Lena is sweet and friendly to everyone! She will greet you with kisses and sit right next to you. She sleeps with her human and loves morning cuddles. She gets along with other dogs and plays nicely. Lena is not fully housetrained, but we are working on this.  As of right now she does not like to do her business outside. She does a little better on a leash than a fenced yard, but still will need work. She does well in a crate, but will need someone home part of the day. Lena is quite the foodie. She knows when there is good food around. She needs to eat separately from other animals or she will help them finish theirs. Lena will also try to eat her human's food and will not give up until the food is gone.  She will talk about your food until you’re done eating! She will need some training in this area . Her fur is growing back and she is a beauty!" Lena 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 $275.
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Kiwi has found her forever home!
 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!

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!

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 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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