Bobo (16-5)

Bobo (16-5)

i Apr 28th No Comments by


Name: Bobo (16-5)
Age: 8 years old
Sex: Male
Weight: 16 lbs.
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Coat: Smooth
Color: Black & Silver Dapple
Fee: $175
Location: Lakeland, Fl

If ever there was a perfect dog his name is Bobo. He’s a very calm and loving boy who enjoys being in the company of people. He’s very friendly and loves greeting guests as they come to the door. He spends a lot of time in the yard exploring and sunning on the patio. He has learned to play with the other small pups and really enjoys being with them. He’s obedient and housetrained. Did I say perfect? If not I’ll say it again PERFECT. He brings great joy to your heart.

This little boy has a sad story to tell. He came into FLDR with an injured neck and was thought to need surgery. However, after further examination by our guardian angels at Veterinary Surgical Specialists of Tampa, FL, it was decided that all he needed was some medication and crate rest. Sadly, his family had given him up because they couldn’t handle the cost or care of his medical treatment. When FLDR told them the good news about his treatment and offered to return Bobo to them, they decided they couldn’t handle the emotional stress. More sad news, this was the second home for this precious and loving boy. He deserves better than a life like this.

Now the good news. Bobo has finished his rehab in record time and is now ready for his new forever home. He’s doing great and shouldn’t need further medical attention with proper care. For his future he will need to use a harness for walking, which should be used on dachshunds anyway, and no rough playing with humans. Although playing a gentle tug of war with his new brothers or sisters is okay. He will need a home with NO SMALL CHILDREN living in the house. He will also require lots of love and happiness in his new furever home.

If you are interested in adopting Bobo, please fill out an adoption application on the website at and contact my foster mom at with questions.

Robbie (15-55)

i Jan 28th No Comments by

Name: Robbie (15-55)
Age: 4 years old
Sex: Male
Weight: 10 lbs.
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Coat: Smooth
Color: Red
Fee: $200
Location: Lakeland, FL

This poor little boy came to FLDR as a confiscation from a cruelty case. He was down in the back, underweight, hair missing on his back and legs and his tail was cut off. After getting the call we immediately picked him up and sent him to our angels at Veterinary Surgical Specialists. His surgery took longer than usual because his spinal disc was severely damaged and they were able to save his life. He has been in rehab for about 4 months but still walks with a bit of a wobble. The hope is he will continue to improve as has been shown in our past experiences with similar cases. He is an inspiration to us all for never having complained or given up with all he’s been through. How sad for such a wonderful little boy who is so full of love and life to have been treated so horribly.

Robbie is now ready for his furever home. He’s loving, playful and very handsome. He loves playing with soft squeaky toys and often looks like E.T. when he piles them all in his bed and crawls underneath with just his head sticking out. He’s so cute! He loves being with humans and keeping them company. He loves to cuddle and get nose kisses. Although he still gets a little nervous at being picked up and will grab onto your arm for security. I believe he’s been dropped or thrown to the ground at some point in his life. He enjoys being outside exploring the yard or just sitting in the sun. He’s very obedient, is smart and learns quickly.

Please give Robbie consideration for adoption. His issues are not his fault. He was very cruelly abused and lives everyday with the lasting effects. He has a very big heart with lots of love to give. He would make a wonderful companion and friend. All he wants is to be cared for and loved by someone special who can open their heart and give him a chance at the life he should have had. Unfortunately because of his mistreatment he has suffered some damage to his bladder and only has partial control of his urine because he can only hold it about 1 ½ hrs. God love him, he tries with all he has to make it outside. He is however used to wearing belly bands in case of accidents.

If you are interested in adopting Robbie, please fill out an adoption application on the website at and contact my foster mom at with questions.

Mogli (14-4)

i May 5th No Comments by
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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 every few hours. So he needs someone who is home of the time and 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 medications & 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.

Gizmo – Courtesy Post

i May 2nd No Comments by

Name: Gizmo – Courtesy Post
Age: 11 years old
Sex: Male
Weight: 20 lbs.
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Coat: Smooth
Color: Red
Fee: $100
Location: Tampa, FL

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

Gizmo is such a sweet and mild-mannered dog! We rescued him from the shelter in hopes of re-homing him. He is 11 years old, but don’t let that fool you! He is still young, vibrant, and energetic. He gets along well with children and other dogs. He’s a cuddle bug and loves to be close to you! He loves being a lap dog and also playing with toys!

If you think I am the right dog for you, please complete and adoption application with my name on it. You may email my foster family at or 813-428-5557 or 843-452-4371 about your interest or with questions, so they can talk to 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
Fee:  Contact Owner
Location:  Oviedo, FL

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, so she can contact you about becoming Tito’s new forever home.