FRIDAY, JULY 21: This is not the way I was hoping we would end this week, or head into next week, as the requests from our local shelters keep coming in, emails packed full of faces needing help, subject lines of "Final Day" "Last Chance" "Code Red", or even just "Please, Just This One". Just since MONDAY we have taken in OVER 20 puppers (count is still in flux as we have a transport on the way to/from one of our local shelters right now that is so full they have pop up crates filling offices, but we know at least 7 headed to us today which will pu us at 22 since Monday), and in the two weeks before that it was 15, so that is 37+ pups (plus a hedgehog or two) in the last 21 days. 37+ lives saved, and truthfully, you don't want to know the number of gutwrenchings "no's" that we had to say:( This summer “surrender season” has been very very rough here (and frankly all over), and it has been really, really hard for me to bring myself to write a post asking for financial support and donations, especially when many of us are also struggling financially...I just haven't wanted to have to ask, but my hesitancy hasn't made our dilemma any less, or had surrenders decreasing - July and August are always, always, our worst couple of months and this year is exactly the same, and we have reached the breaking point.
Can you PLEASE help us turn Friday into Fri-Yay?
I can't put off this post, or asking any longer. So, we have taken in all the pups we can as of today and our current commitments, and simply can't take anymore until we can catch up. Since FLDR takes in 80% medical cases, meaning our pups need extra medical care and that's why they are in rescue, and those pups stay in foster care longer as they get better - summer and "surrender season" hits us extra hard. We really need your help. Every donation helps. Just $5 on a Friday can mane it a Fri-YAY for so many pups out there…..If every single one of our social media fans just donated $5, we wouldn't have to ask for any help for an entire year! However, with FB wanting us to pay to boost posts, and then restricting how many people see our subsequent posts unless we pay for them too, less than 10% of our fans actually see each post, making it even harder to sustain ourselves through the summer. Please, if you can, lend a helping paw. Your donation will be literally allowing us to catch up and resume saving lives. Lives that are counting on us, because there is no one else. Please like our posts on socials, even though its really not one to "like", but it does help us to reach more of our fans. Please also share, so that we reach more people, and more help for the pups. We will keep you updated on our progress. As always, we thank you so very very very much.
*All the pups in the pictures are BRAND NEW into rescue, and are NOT AVAILABLE for adoption at this time, please check our the adoptable dogs page of our website for pups ready for homes now! Thank you!!
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Save a Dog on Death Row!
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!