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Luna Lovegood

Little Luna Lovegood  is an 10-12 week old female collie mix puppy who comes to us from Alabama. We’re not sure how she wasn’t adopted in a heartbeat, but we are happy to have this little stinker! Luna is all puppy! She is playful, energetic, ready to go and play play play! She is also […]

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Viktor Krum

Viktor is a 6 month old male Long hair chihuahua. He reminds us of one of the faces of TDL, Rosie, and he is stinking cute! He comes to us from Alabama, where the shelter had nothing but good things to say about him (you’ll shortly notice a trend)! The shelter stated: “He sits on […]

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The TDL 10 Ways to Have a Safe and Happy Halloween

As we prepare for all of the festivities of Halloween, there are a few things you can do to ensure that every member of the family is safe and happy, and has a great holiday. Here are our top tips for how to ensure your pet’s Halloween is a treat! 1. Identification We can’t say […]

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Yes, you are coming home with me!


We were going to name him Remis Lupin, keeping with our Harry Potter theme, but he was adopted yesterday!  Lancelot is a border collie pup we picked up from Camden County with Ginny!  He is FULL of energy, and he will be a lot of fun! Lancelot was adopted by Carsen of Lady Lake, Florida. […]

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the Perfect Dog!


7 1/2 year old, 65 pound border collie boy needs a home! Good with kids, cats, dogs, lions, tigers and bears, oh my! Fully trained, neutered, and fully vetted. Just add water and stir! You can see more photos of him on Facebook.

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August 9th, Sarah and I

The Perfect Storm – I’m having a Heart Attack?

On October 14, 2014, one week ago today, I found myself in the emergency room.  A friend, Alissa, insisted that I go with the assurance that she would take care of my kids, the house and the dogs!  She dropped my son and I off and then headed to my daughter’s school.  The emergency room […]

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Meet The Dog Liberator at the Central Florida Vegan Fest 2014

Click here for details: Holy Sweet Potatoes, TDL is doing it again! Dawn Sweeney, TDL Adopter and the Gordon Ramsay of Home Made Doggie Treats is heading our Doggie Treat Bake Sale! This year, Dawn has a special treat in store for us!   Sweet potato fries with cinnamon and ginger.  “They smell so good,” […]

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May the Force be With You!

2014 Halloween Costume Contest

Enter to Win in Our Fourth Annual Halloween Costume Contest! Let the games begin! For one $10 donation per photo, you have a chance of winning a stunning TDL Mega Pack Pack valued at over $65.00, and we’ll even ship it to the lucky winner! Send in your $10 donation via PayPal, then we will […]

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Snape (Reggie) is a doll!


Snape is a year and a half old, male, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who came from Kingsland, GA. As you may notice from his picture, Snape has a case of Cherry Eye, or eyelid protrusion. We plan to have this checked out by our vet and corrected and in the future it shouldn’t be an […]

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  Ginny is about a year and a half old border collie mix. We are not entirely sure what she is mixed with but this girl is a sweet stunner who won Gisele’s heart on a recent trip to Kingsland, GA. Since then she has traveled to Deltona, FL and is available for adoption. Click […]

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Beyond Gorgeous!


Wow, this guy is stunning.  Animal Control doesn’t understand why such a gorgeous dog was not re-claimed.  He was not matted, or dirty, and his nails had been recently manicured… and once I met him, I couldn’t figure it out either. At first we were convinced that Niall is both deaf and blind, but I […]

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Rebecca the Border Collie ~ Adopted

This gorgeous girl was quickly adopted by Gary Henderson of the Villages.  Gary has been waiting for that perfect Border Collie to call his own!  You can see more of her photos on Facebook.

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Buttons Sparkles – Adoptable Cavalier King Charles Spaniel~Adopted

We have every reason to believe that this little boy was abused somehow when he was young. He may have been picked up and dropped, thrown, or at the least, cornered and scolded. If handled correctly, Buttons is the perfect dog! History: for being such a small little man, this dog has a million nicknames […]

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Daily walks is all he wants!


Duke is the perfect dog for someone who doesn’t have the patience for a puppy, wants a Border Collie, but not the crazy prey drive and hyper attitude of a Border Collie! 10/10/14 Update: Duke is now in Central Florida with us, and his transformation is just amazing! I personally drove to Georgia last weekend […]

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Sarah and Shasta


Shasta is insecure and will bond quickly with her owners, however, she will be fearful of strangers.  She needs a pack leader that will assure her through correction/reward not to be afraid.  Many times, humans will stroke a dog that is afraid, this sends the dog the wrong message.  Shasta needs consistency and patience.  The […]

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Harry Potter~Adopted

Harry is trapped  in a Corgi body with an Australian Cattle Dog (ACD  or blue heeler) coat!  They call them Auggies!  He is good with other dogs, cats and older children.  Tiny humans make him a bit nervous!  Harry appreciates a calm home, adores going on walks, and is quite affectionate but not a velcro […]

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Journey, Gone but Not Forgotten

Our 2014 Rainbow Bridge

Every year, at the beginning of October, we remember Goldie Hawn, and all of the dogs that we have lost since we started our rescue efforts.  I’m sure you will agree that once you experience the struggle and heartbreak associated with losing a dog, whether young or old, can you appreciate the moments that we […]

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Newman Vet of Deltona

I woke up this morning and noticed I received an email from my Vet, Newman of Deltona.  The message was sent at 1:50 AM.  Was I alarmed?  No!  It was Carrie telling me that Sven, one of our Frozen Puppies was developing Kennel Cough and Doctor Lim was putting him on Clavamox right away.  How […]

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Will you be my mommy?

Dodger, the fully-trained Border Collie, Heeler~Adopted

Dodger is 10 years old this month. He is fully trained and is being fostered in Orlando. Dodger is a very good companion. Dodger has lived in houses and apartments, and has always been a good renter. He is great with cats, kids, and seems to especially love elderly people! Dodger is happiest with his […]

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I'm going home!


I can’t tell Kristoff and Anna apart! They are twins! Kristoff is an Aussie boy, about 8 weeks of age. he is one of 4 of our Frozen puppies, 2 males and 2 females.  You can see more photos of him on Facebook.  We will have updates shortly! Should Kristoff be on the cover of […]

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Sven, Elsa, and John - everybody sing a long!


Sven, a male, is Aussie maybe Shepherd. He is a very calm and quiet puppy (so far) He loves to snuggle. He is about 8 weeks of age. He is one of four puppies, 2 males and 2 females. Sven is a real charmer and because of his dark coloring, he’s hard to photograph.  You […]

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Elsa and Sven, adopted Together!


Elsa is one of four puppies flown in yesterday by Volunteer Pilot, Jim Matthews.  She is an Aussie, maybe Lab or Collie mix.  Elsa is very affectionate and calm for a puppy!  You can see more photos of her on Facebook.  We will have more updates for you shortly. Update:  If you are going to […]

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Anna, the Aussie Puppy


Anna is one of 4 Aussie pups we rescued from Chilton County, Alabama.  They were flown in thanks to volunteer Pilot Jim Matthews. Anna has something wrong with her hind leg, she is being x-rayed today. In the meantime, we are asking for donations toward her medical care. If you can donate, and virtually foster […]

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Logan the Puppy and the Twins

How to Adopt From Us

Much to the surprise of many people, we do not use an online adoption application.  Instead, we rely on getting to know you by asking you a few questions in an email, and telephone interview. Because we are a small rescue and keep all of our dogs in foster homes, we shy away from forms […]

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A New TDL Rescue Transport Vehicle!

Angels Deliver TDL Transport Vehicle

Don’t tell me Angels don’t exist! Some TDL Angels made a substantial donation and then worked with Jack Lacey of Ron Norris Ford in Titusville.  We just were gifted a gorgeous Chevy Town & Country that is so huge, it can fit at least four large crates! WOO HOO! Ron Norris Ford made it easy, […]

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Pack Packs by TDL

Pack Packs, the Gift Your Dog Really Wants!

This is the best Fundraising Event Ever!  We’re going to knock your socks off! We have designed custom Pack Packs that can be delivered to your door for your Pooch filled with toys and treats that are TDL-approved!  No subscriptions, just decide when your pooch has done something awesome, and reward them with our toys […]

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Captain Jack is going home!

Captain Jack Sparrow, the Sheltie Boy~Adopted

Captain Jack came to us from Miami-Dade thanks to Patty Duenas who pulled him and transporter Jennifer that drove him to his foster. He was picked up as a stray and was described as very, very scared in the shelter environment. This little Sheltie boy was in serious trouble, and we didn’t even know it. […]

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Olaf Meets His New Family

Olaf, the fluffy puppy~Adopted

Because of your donations on Frappe Friday, we were able to sneak this little boy on our transport yesterday, so Thank you!  We estimate he’s between 9 – 12 weeks of age, and he’s a cutie pie.  After careful research, we are confident in telling you he is a Great Pyrenees/Collie boy.  There is a […]

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Tom fell in love immediately!

Kit, the Foxy Sheltie~Adopted

Kit is estimated to be about 2-3 years of age.  She needs some grooming, but she’s still stunning!  Kit is very friendly and affectionate.  She was transported from Alabama yesterday, so she is still decompressing a bit!  We can see that she is a Sheltie, but many of us have said she is a fox! […]

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This is one VERY happy boy!

Mr. Beans

Update:  Mr.  Beans is probably a Lhasa Apso/Maltese boy!  He is very friendly and takes turns being an active playful boy who loves to run, and being in your lap! History:  His shelter name was Mr. Beans… we came up with a lot of name ideas for him, but Mr. Beans just kind of stuck! […]

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Rosie to the Rescue!

Frappaccino Fridays, Donate $5.00 and save a Latte Dogs!

How Much Do You Spend on Coffee? Can You Skip One Coffee Today to help “a Latte Dogs“? Show us Your Pup with Your Cup and use the #FrappeFriday tag on your social media posts! Instead of buying your Starbuck’s Frappaccino on Fridays, donate that cup to our Veterinary Care Fund!  Here are the current prices for […]

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Once again, we have been rated by Great NonProfits in 2014

Great NonProfits 2014

If you’re new to our rescue, you might not know that last year, we rated #9 on Great Nonprofits in the country.  We received the award because of reviews from people like you!  Last week, we weren’t even listed in the leader board, but because of your reviews, we are now in the 52nd place!  Only […]

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