Ditto (15-35)

Ditto (15-35)

i Feb 5th No Comments by

Name: Ditto (15-35)
Age: 7 years old
Sex: Male
Weight: 16 lbs.
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Coat: Smooth
Color: Red
Fee: $225
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Email: missmoonf@aol.com

Our sweet foster boy Ditto came to FLDR as an owner surrender. He was overweight and as a foster family we have gotten him back to standard, active Dachshund weight again.

Ditto is now ready for a FOREVER home. He is as handsome and sweet as they come. He loves being around people, older children and other dogs. He also loves to cuddle on your lap and spend time outside in the sun. Walks around the neighborhood are his favorite…well food is too!!!

He is crate trained, healthy, up to date on vaccinations and listens well.

If you think Ditto is the perfect dog for you please fill out an adoption application on the website at fldr.org/adopt/adoption-application/ and contact me, his foster mom, at missmoonf@aol.com with your interest and I can answer any questions you may have about becoming Ditto’s FOREVER family and home.

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
Email: quita863@earthlink.net

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 fldr.org/adopt/adoption-application/ and contact my foster mom at quita863@earthlink.net with questions.

Paco (15-73)

i Jan 1st No Comments by

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Name: Paco
Age: 7 years old
Sex: Male
Weight: 22 lbs.
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Coat: Smooth
Color: Black and Tan
Fee: $175
Location: Lakeland, FL
Email: quita863@earthlink.net

Hi there. They call me Paco and I love life!!! I am definitely a people dog. I like being with them all the time whether it’s watching TV, working in the yard or helping with the computer. I love to sit in your lap and talk while we cuddle. I am a great companion dog. I enjoy playing jokes while watching people chase and laugh at me. I am curious and often times end up in trouble but I like having fun. I like to explore the yard and lay in the sun on the patio. I am a very young 7 yr. old and enjoy being active but when the sunsets it’s bedtime. If you have trouble finding me look under the bed because I like to hide and pile as many beds on top of me as I can.

They tell me I am quite handsome with my shiny black coat, but I try to be humble about it. I am obedient most of the time unless I’m playing “To Catch a Thief”. You know the game, where you drop something on the floor and I see how long it takes me to make it disappear. Food of course is my favorite. I will go potty outside but I am also housetrained to pee pads.

My previous owners were careless and let me get heartworms, but I’m over that. I also had IVDD back surgery but boy did they fix me right! You should see me run and play chase now. I am neutered and up to date on all my vaccines.

I am ready to be loved in my own forever home! I would like to have a fenced yard and another furry friend to keep me company. Most of all I would like to have a special human to spend time with and give all my love. If you think I could be your doxie, I’d love to meet you. When you fill out an application at fldr.org/adopt/adoption-application/, request “Paco”. FLDR is suggesting a NO CHILDREN home please. If you have any questions, you may email my foster family at quita863@earthlink.net.

Spooky (15-84)

i Dec 10th No Comments by

Name: Spooky (15-84)
Age: 1 1/2 years old
Sex: Male
Weight: 14 lbs.
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Coat: Smooth
Color: Black and Tan
Fee: $225
Location: Riverview, FL
E-mail: stbeachrr@yahoo.com

My name is Spooky and I am a doxie mix. I was found as a stray and taken to the shelter when FLDR rescued me. I love to play! my foster pop says that I have lots of energy. Java, my foster sis and I play all the time. Sometime pops has to calm us down. I love to lay on the couch with pop and watch TV while I get a belly rub.

I am a little anxious when we go for walks, especially if there is another person or pet coming our way. Foster pop thinks I am just being protective.

I would prefer to be the only dog because I love all the attention, although I get along with my foster sis Java. I’m not good with big dogs. I like older children. I went to Thanksgiving dinner where there were 8 children an 10 adults and I never barked once. All the kids made over me and the adults gave me plenty of turkey.

I’m one and a half years old, up to date on all my shots and heart worm free. I’m also house broken. Being a puppy, I do like to chew on things.

If you think you would like a pup to grow up and be your best friend, then I’m your doxie. Please fill out an adoption application at fldr.org/adopt/adoption-application/ with my name on it and contact my foster pop at 813-672-6301 with any questions.

Henry (15-42)

i Aug 20th No Comments by


Name: Henry (15-42)
Age: 7-8 years old
Sex: Male
Weight: 20 lbs.
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Coat: Smooth
Color: Black & Tan
Fee: $175.00
Location: Boynton Beach, FL
Email: franceshardie@att.net

Henry was a breeder dog and is now much happier as a house doxie. He is a good old boy, very smart, loves everyone and is very friendly. He has overcome a lot! He had a hernia, very bad teeth and was in a lot of pain, but he still always had a smile on his face and a bounce in his step.

He is a great dog who won’t roam and will come when called. He will sleep wherever you like. He needs to lose some weight. He is very food anxious and will try to eat another dog’s food, so he needs to kept on a good diet and would be best as an only dog. Other then his weight, he is healthy, up to date on vaccinations and ready for a new forever home.

If you think Henry would be a good addition to your family, please fill out an application with his name on it at fldr.org/adopt/adoption-application/ and call his foster home at franceshardie@att.net with any questions, so she can talk you about becoming Henry’s new forever home.

Angel (15-41)

i Aug 18th No Comments by

Name: Angel (15-41)
Age: 9 years old (very active)
Sex: Female
Weight: 22 lbs.
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Coat: Smooth
Color: Black & Tan
Fee: $50.00
Location: Valrico, FL
Email: drooney4@tampabay.rr.com

Angel is a very sweet and adorable little Dachshund. She loves to snuggle in bed, on the coach, beside you in the chair, well she likes to snuggle. Angel is great on the leash and enjoys walking in the neighborhood, which has been very good for her losing weight and now keeping fit and trim.

Angel goes right outside and comes when you call her. She does get along with the other dogs, but can be aggressive if allowed. Angel does have some anxiety when it storms. We have found if we place her in the crate and cover the crate she calms down.

If you think Angel would be a good addition to your family, please fill out an application with her name on it and email her foster family at drooney4@tampabay.rr.com about your interest or with questions, so they can contact you about becoming her new forever home.

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
Email: kothtami@yahoo.com

*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 kothtami@yahoo.com 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
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.