Bandit (14-97)

Bandit (14-97)

i Dec 11th No Comments by

bandit-collage2Name: Bandit (14-97)
Age: 10 months
Sex: Male
Weight: 21 lbs.
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Coat: Smooth
Color: Black & Tan
Fee: $250
Location: Port Charlotte, FL
Email: melissa.kilmer@yahoo.com

My name is Bandit, but you can just call me “Handsome”! EVERYBODY does! I was surrendered to the shelter with a female littermate and we were born 2/1/14.

Although young Bandit is still a puppy, he is the calmest, most well behaved puppy I have ever known, that’s for sure. He learned his name very quickly and he does aim to please and is aware when you are correcting him and obeys right away. Someone must have worked with him at some point because he is housebroken and he has not been destructive at all to anything in my home. He learned how to use the dog door here in just one day, so he is very smart. He enjoys going outside several times a day to run in the yard and lay in the sunshine.

His coloring is classic black and tan with the exception of his white chest and he is soft as silk. It is not clear whether he is a dachshund mix or a purebred dachshund. He could be either, honestly. He has the classic dachshund look with the slightly longer legs which could mean he is a mix or he pure doxie, just not the best bred. His personality is all dachshund! He loves to play with toys and his brother. He has not been kid tested but I believe his calm, kind, patient nature (especially for a puppy) indicates he would be good with children. He is very loving and he loves to sit with you on the couch and cuddle in bed with you too.

Bandit is up to date on his shots and hoping to find his new forever home soon to start his new life. If you think yours could be the right home for him, please fill out an application with his name on it and feel free to email foster mom with questions at melissa.kilmer@yahoo.com.

Felix (14-81)

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felix-collageName: Felix (14-81)
Age: 2 years old
Sex: Male
Weight: 12 lbs.
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Coat: Smooth
Color: Black and tan
Fee: $300
Location: Valrico, FL
Email: lin.spina@earthlink.net

Felix is a little sweetheart. He loves his foster family and will cuddle with us and follow us around the house.

He is crate trained and has had no accidents after being here only a couple of days. He likes to sleep in bed with his favorite girl, but will sleep in his bed also.

He loves to go on walks. He doesn’t bark at all except when meeting new people. His bark then sounds pretty ferocious, especially coming from such a little guy.

Felix is healthy, up to date on vaccinations, heartworm negative and ready for a new forever home!

If you are interested in adopting Felix, please fill out an adoption application on our website and email his foster home with any questions at lin.spina@earthlink.net.

Dash (14-91)

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Name: Dash (14-91)
Age: 1 1/2 years old
Sex: Male
Weight: 18 lbs.
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Coat: Smooth
Color: Brindle
Fee: $225
Location:  Myakka City, FL
Contact: Deb Bird at 941-322-8209

Dash came to FLDR from a shelter. He was a little underweight, but now foster mom has helped him gain some weight (maybe a little too much). He is a sweet doxie who loves other dogs and people.  He has not been cat tested.

Dash is a high energy dog who loves to run around outside and play. He needs a family that will give him lots of exercise and maybe another dog to play with. He is working on his housetraining, but needs some more work at his new forever home.

Dash is healthy, up to date on his vaccinations and ready to meet his new family.

If you think Dash is the right dog for you, please fill out an application with his name on it and his foster mom, Deb Bird at 941-322-8209, about your interest or with questions, so she can talk to you about becoming Dash’s new forever home.

Gego (14-94)

i Nov 26th No Comments by
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Name: Gego (14-94)
Age: 5 years old
Sex: Male
Weight: 14 lbs.
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Coat: Smooth
Color: Black & Tan
Fee: $250
Location: Punta Gorda
Email: mickmaury@gmail.com

Gego came to us via Animal Control. He had been found with his sister in a house with their deceased owner. He did not do well at the shelter, but as soon as he entered our home, he blended in right away with our pack.

He is a very sweet boy and not pushy or aggressive. Gego will sleep in the big bed or on his own bed. His potty habits have been good. He loves soft toys and goes in his crate when we go out. This boy is a love and would do well with another dog, preferably small. I am not sure how he is around children all I can say is that he’s very gentle. We think he’s a gem!

Gego is healthy, up to date on his vaccinations and ready for a new forever home.

If you think he is the right doxie for you, please fill out an adoption application on our website and contact his foster parents as mickmaury@gmail.com, if you have any questions.

Benjamin (14-67)

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Name: Benjamin (14-67)
Age: 9 years old
Sex: Male
Weight: 14 lbs.
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Coat: Smooth
Color: Black & Tan
Fee: $175
Location: Bradenton, FL
Email: pamelalaplantel@aol.com

Benjamin came to FLDR in August from Collier County Animal Services. He faced euthanasia due to severe periodontal disease, so we stepped up to rescue him. He has had a dental and had the majority of his teeth removed. He has five left and that seems to be plenty, as his appetite is great!

Ben is as sweet as the day is long. He loves people of all ages, dogs big and small, cats and chickens too! He does not dig or have much interest in hunting lizards or squirrels. While he likes to go outside and explore a little bit, he seems to prefer being inside in the air conditioning on his dog bed.

Ben is happy to sleep in the big bed or in his dog bed next to you. He would probably do best in a family where someone is home most of the time, as he does like to make frequent potty trips. He likes children but he is a fairly fragile little guy who might accidentally get hurt by a toddler, so a home with NO small children would be ideal.

If you think Ben is the right dog for you, please fill out an application with his name on it and email his foster family at pamelalaplantel@aol.com about your interest or with questions, so they can contact you about becoming his new forever home.

Maxwell Smart (14-52)

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Name: Maxwell Smart (14-52)
Age: 7-8 years old
Sex: Male
Weight: 27 lbs.
Spayed/Neutered: Scheduled to be neutered 8/19
Coat: Smooth
Color: Red
Fee: $150
Location: Port Charlotte, FL
Email: melissa.kilmer@yahoo.com

Max is an amazing boy that has been through a lot and just wants to be loved! He was skin and bones at only 19 pounds and had heartworms when we got him, but he was still very sweet to be around and his spirit was still strong. He is the right weight now at 27 pounds and has completed the heartworm treatment. He is a healthy boy and very happy as well. He does still need to be neutered and then he will be ready to go to his forever home by about August 27.

Max is an adorable Doxie mix. He is a happy go lucky soul that likes to play with toys and other dogs. However, he’s not the best at sharing his toys and he likes to be the one getting all the love, so he would also do well as an only dog. As long as he has his person loving him, he’s happy! He will get up on the couch next to you to snuggle but he is happy to sleep on his own bed on the floor next to your bed at night. He also goes into his crate on request, is house trained, and LOVES to go for a walk on a leash. He’s a good leash walker, too, he doesn’t pull too hard or run really fast. He’s happy to keep pace with you. His ideal home would no doubt have children to pay extra special attention to him, loving him as much as possible.

Max is up to date on his shots and ready to be your best friend. He is smart, hence his name “Maxwell Smart”, and just a plain old “Good Ol’ Boy”. If you think he is the right addition to your family, please fill out an application with his name on it and/or email me at melissa.kilmer@yahoo.com.

Cumo (14-58)

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Name: Cumo (14-58)
Age: 10 years old
Sex: Male
Weight: 24 lbs.
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Coat: Long hair
Color: Piebald
Fee: $100.00
Location: Sarasota, FL
Email: calveg77@yahoo.com

Cumo is the sweetest boy who is wonderful with other dogs & cats. He blends very well. He is a spry 10 year old and always knows when to howl for food when the time comes. He just had a dental and his pre-dental bloodwork was perfect. He loves his food, and because of that, he is overweight and needs to be walked.

Cumo has microphthalmia or small eye, which is genetic and he has limited vision. Foster home strongly recommends a calm, non-chaotic home due to his limited vision. While he loves other animals, is very spunky and once lived with kids before they developed allergies, he can’t react quickly to sudden movements of active dogs and kids. Cumo would do best in a home with an older dog and adults.

He loves to walk, and needs to drop a few pounds. Cumo is a great dog who doesn’t have a mean bone in his body and still has many years to live and love.

If you think Cumo is the right dog for you, please fill out an application with his name on it and email his foster home at calveg77@yahoo.com about your interest or with questions, so they can contact you about becoming my new forever home.

Mogli (14-4)

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Name: Mogli (14-4)
Age: 5-6 years old
Sex: Male
Weight: 22 lbs.
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Coat: Smooth
Color: Red
Fee: $225
Location: Myakka City, FL
Contact: Deb Bird at 941-322-8209 or 941-928-0761

Mogli is smart as a whip! He likes other dogs, people…just about everyone! He would be a great farm dog. He loves to ride on the mower with foster mom. He won’t run off & comes when you call him.

Mogli has chronic dry eye & has to have his eye medications put in 2 times a day. So he needs someone who will be devoted to caring for him. This is a lifetime condition that cannot be cured, just managed. He doesn’t mind getting his eye meds & will jump up on a low table for foster mom to put the drops in.

Mogli is up to date on his vaccinations, heartworm negative & ready to find a new forever home.

If you think Mogli is the right dog for you, please fill out an application with his name on it and contact my foster mom at 941-322-8209 or 941-928-0761 about your interest or with questions, so she can talk to you about becoming my new forever home.

Oliver – Courtesy Post

i Jun 17th No Comments by
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*This is a courtesy posting. FLDR bears no responsibility, present or future, in the adoption of Oliver.

Name: Oliver
Age: 7 years old
Sex: Male
Weight: 19 lbs.
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Coat: Smooth
Color: Blue Dapple, Black and Tan
Fee: $100
Location: North Port, FL
Email: Hpolzin83@gmail.com

I am happy a friendly little dog! I have such a great personality that sometimes my owners forget I’m a dog! I love attention and being part of a family. I’m a cuddle bug that loves to be babied. My favorite activities are playing fetch, playing outside, chasing leaves that blow in the wind or chasing lizards and going on walks. I am still playful and active despite being out of the puppy age.

I would love a home with a fenced yard, as I am not trained to stay close when not on a leash. I do well on walks with my leash. I am a purebred standard that is on the small side. I’m neutered, micro-chipped and up to date on vaccinations. I have been with my owner since I was 6 months old and I have never had any major health problems. She has all of my medical records.

I get along well with other dogs. I have no experience with cats. I do well with our 6 month old baby roommate, but besides her I don’t have any experience with young children. I believe I would do well with kids because I am so loving and outgoing.

If you think Oliver is the right dog for you, please fill out an adoption application and contact his family, Holly at 941-302-3395 or 941-915-7173 or email Hpolzin83@gmail.com about your interest or with questions so they can contact you about becoming my new forever home!!

Tito – Courtesy Posting

i Mar 17th No Comments by

Tito-collage2*This is a courtesy posting.  FLDR bears no responsibility, present or future, in the adoption of Tito.

Name:  Tito
Age:  8 1/2 years old
Sex:  Male
Weight:  13 lbs.
Spayed/Neutered:  Neutered
Coat:  Smooth
Color:  Red
Location:  Oviedo, FL
Email:  evelyn.quintana@sodexo.com

Tito is a chocolate colored short-haired male miniature dachshund who has a special need.  He is neutered and has been taken to the Vets office every year for his shots and is on heartworm preventative.  He is very obedient and extremely smart.  He’s very playful, but not necessarily fond of little kids or cats.  He does like other dogs (he loves his own kind).  He loves to give kisses and loves to be taken on neighborhood walks.  He can bring lots of joy to any home.

On February of 2010, Tito suffered a back injury that occurred with no warning and as a result he is no longer able to utilize his back legs.  Due to his injury, he also suffers from incontinence; therefore, he needs to be expressed at least 2-3 times a day to avoid him suffering from kidney stones or other related issues.  The vet’s office taught the family how to express him and we use pee-pads to express him on.  Tito also requires the use of diapers in the house, as he is capable of leaving something behind.  So to avoid any messes, I use baby diapers and cut a hole in the back (they’re cheaper than dog diapers).

Since I was not able to afford the surgery and recovery was not guaranteed, I then looked into getting Tito a ‘cart’.  Tito has become a ‘pro’ at getting around in his cart.  He knows to back-up and how to get around corners.  He can run after his ball or toy.  He is truly a trooper!  I ordered the cart from one of the best companies, so it’s a good sturdy cart to help him get around for the rest of his life.

I am looking for a new home, not just any home, only someone who can truly care for Tito and love him unconditionally.  Tito was my family’s first pet and he’s been with us since he was 8 months old.  So any pet lover would know how much they become a part of your life.  After several years of Tito’s special need, I am very sad to say that I am forced to find a new home for Tito.

If you think he is the right dog for you, please fill out an adoption application and contact Evelyn Quintana at 407-695-7062 (please leave a message if voicemail comes on) or email her at evelyn.quintana@sodexo.com, so she can contact you about becoming Tito’s new forever home.