Abby-Adopted

Abby is a 9 year old female/spayed border collie who has been around the block and is looking for her forever home. She has been with her foster for a few weeks now and has been determined with the right combination she’d be more than content. As a little background Abby was originally a farm dog and relocated in her later years from a large property to suburban life.

There were many changes that occurred that ultimately her previous owners felt that selfishness set aside, the struggles she had to personally face, rehoming was safest for her. Abby is currently residing with 3 other female dogs and a male indoor/outdoor cat and they get along just fine. As an older girl, Abby is definitely set in her ways, but is willing to make adjustments if need be. Feeding time and food in general are no issues in her fosters home. She LOVES to play ball and interact with you as much as possible. She does not jump or sleep on furniture. She does not touch things that are not hers to play with (I.e. Shoes, clothing, trash, etc.).

She does have some medical concerns (possible seizures), but with her veterinary history it is uncertain at this time. She does not do storms well and prefers to be with you. She is completely house trained and crate trained. Abby, ultimately, if she had to be described in a few words: For an old lady, she is very spry. Abby is a determined (needs some minor reminder, yet understanding pup and she deserves a loving forever home.

Abby would do best in a home with older kids, neutral personality dogs (no young dogs or super playful dogs), cats are okay if they are known to like dogs. We would love someone who understands the determination of border collies  or other breeds of dogs with similar levels of determination.

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Bouncing Buccaneer~Adopted!

Ahoy mateys! Buccaneer is on deck and he is ready to go! A big lover boy, Buccaneer will follow you to the ends of the Earth. Though, don’t expect him to swab the decks, this boy loves his nap time. Always the first to charge into play, but on his terms, otherwise this boy is found directly in your lap.

Check out his Photos on Facebook!

If you’re interested in this boy, check out Our Adoption Process!

6/23/2017 Update –  This Buccaneer has bounced out of here! He was adopted by  Chuck of Clermont, FL.

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Will Turner ~ Adopted!

Suave, handsome, and always ready for an adventure, this little pup lives up to his name. Always seen running and playing with Elizabeth Swann, Will Turner never backs down from playtime and won’t let his bigger brothers push him around!

Check out his Photos on Facebook!

If you are interested in this boy, check out Our Adoption Process!

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6/28/2017 Update! – Will was adopted by Donna of Brooksville, FL. Congratulations guys!

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Calico Jack~Adopted!

A lapdog through and through, this little pirate would rather be on his back getting tummy rubs than storming the Seven Seas! A love bug to the end, Calico Jack can’t resist a pair of open arms or a warm lap to curl up in.

Check out his Photos on Facebook!

If you’re interested in this boy, check out Our Adoption Process!

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6/24/2017 Update! – Ahoy maties! Calico Jack was adopted by the Wolfe family of Maitland, FL.

Tortuga~Adopted!

Port of call? More like pup of call! Tortuga is a sweet lil’ pup who loves to snuggle and watch the action unfold. Always right by your side, Tortuga is the best first mate. Tortuga loves to play, but would rather be snuggled up with you and his favorite little whale.

Check out his Photos on Facebook!

If you’re interested in this boy, check out Our Adoption Process!

6/26/2017 Update: Tortuga has been adopted by Crystal of Ocoee! His ship has sailed to a bright future!

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Black Pearl ~ Adopted!

Just like her name implies, Pearl is just a unique gem. Loyal and loving, Black Pearl will never leave your lap. A little shy at first, Pearl loves to just be held and snuggled with, but watch out, when it’s playtime, all hands on deck.

Check out her Photos on Facebook!

If you’re interested in this girl, check out Our Adoption Process!

 

7/29/2017 Update! – Black pearl has found her family and is fitting in well. She was adopted by _______. Here she is with her big sister!

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Elizabeth Swann ~ Adopted!

Just as the name implies, this little pirate is courageous, beautiful and never one to back down. Elizabeth Swann will swing her way into your heart and make herself comfortable. No matter the obstacle this little girl is ready to face it with poise, grace, and a ready to go rough and tumble attitude!

Check out  her Photos on Facebook!

If you are interested in this girl, check out Our Adoption Process!

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6-28-17 Update! Elizabeth Swann was adopted by Jessica and Jeremiah of Winter Park, FL. Congratulations to them all!

 

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Anne Bonny~Adopted!

What can be said about this little pirate queen? A lot. Whether she’s on deck with her new favorite toy, or bossing her brothers around Anne Bonny always does it with style and grace. She is the best of both worlds, a lover and a player! She is just as happy to be in your lap as she is playing with her siblings, or exploring the great outdoors.

Check out her Photos on Facebook!

If you’re interested in this girl, check out Our Adoption Process!

6/26/2017 Update – Anne was adopted by by the Bumbolow’s of Longwood, FL.

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Black Beard~Adopted!

The mightiest pirate of them all! The master of the puppy dog eyes! This scallywag will steal your heart (and your treats) and smile while doing it! He charges forth in the name of Cuddles, Squeaky Toys, and Belly Rubs! He will never be seen without his trusty first mate, a little blue dolphin!

Check out his Photos on Facebook!

If you are interested in this boy, check out Our Adoption Process!

6/28/2017 Update! – Black Beard was adopted by Nikki of Satellite Beach, FL. Congratulations!

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Treasure~Adopted!

A true find like her name implies, Treasure shines like silver and has a heart of gold! Never one to follow status quo, Treasure strikes out on her own for adventure, glory and gold! This little pirate girl loves to add things to her collection of “booty” such as her siblings collars and forgotten toys.

Check out her Photos on Facebook!

If you’re interested in this girl, check out Our Adoption Process.

 

 

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Captain Hook~Adopted!

From Disney to TDL Hook has swung in and “hooked” our hearts! Don’t let those eyebrows fool you! He’s a lover, not a fighter!

alThough he prefers to adventure by himself rather than with his siblings, who can blame this cutie for wanting your heart all to yourself!

Check out his Photos on Facebook!

If you’re interested in this boy, check out Our Adoption Process

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6/27/2017 Update! – Captain Hook was adopted by Sara of Longwood, FL. Happy sailing, Captain!

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Lovely Lorelei~Adopted!

This sweet little pup charms the moon right from the sky! Lovely Lorelei is always ready for an adventure, and never passes up the opportunity to play with her crew of siblings! Don’t let her small size fool you, this little girl packs quite a punch; whether it is exploring, playing, or cuddling, this little girl wants to be the first to do it all.

 

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If you’re interested in her, check out Our Adoption Process.

 

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6/24/2017 Update – Lorelei was adopted by Lori and Ross of Jacksonville Beach, FL

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Canine Connect: Xassy

  BORDER COLLIE ALERT! We’ve agreed to help find the perfect home for this beautiful girl. She will need to be an “only child” in a home without children or small animals. Xassy has a strong herding drive and would be a great frisbee or agility dog. She is located in Melbourne, FL.  Check out her Photo Album

“Hello, We are trying to find a perfect forever home for my parents’ dog, Xassy (pronounced Zassy). Xassy is a 7 year old purebred border collie from Lock Eye. She is the perfect dog for an only dog family, but should not be placed in a family with other dogs. Xassy is my parents’ dog and they are not able to give her the activity she needs. For health reasons, my parents have had to move in with me and my family (my father is awaiting a kidney transplant and my mother is in a wheelchair and suffers from lupus) .

Xassy does not get along with my family’s St. Bernard- we have tried many options and have had to start alternating which dog is loose in our home. It is breaking my heart to see a border collie in a kennel so much, and my family and dog are miserable having to separate our girl to keep her safe. Xassy is amazing with people. ALL PEOPLE. She is wonderful with children, well trained, phenomenal with a frisbee, and will play fetch all day.

Xassy did not get along with my parents previous dog either. The have tried trainers and a behaviorist as well. She is a wonderful gentle animal with people and will truly win the heart of a family that does not have another dog. I just want the dogs to have happy healthy lives. My father asked my to find a better home for Xassy, so this is all being done at his request with his knowledge. Xassy has never been abused or had a harmful experience. She has always received excellent medical care. She has never bitten any person. Please help me find a home for her.”

If you’d like to be considered for Xassy, please go here to learn all about our adoption process. We don’t use a traditional application, but we would like you to answer a few questions so we can get to know you better: Our Adoption Process

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The Edge~ Adopted!

Update: While Edge was adopted and renamed Bowie, he was returned because of a move. He is everything a border collie is supposed to be. Like other dogs, he does have a few quirks that we are working on. Regardless, he is quite a love. Now the wait begins, as we review many emails of interest from potential adopters, we just have to find the right match!

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2016:  The Edge came to us with his two siblings, Wiley and Bono. Although his brother and sister look like Collie mixes, The Edge appears to be almost all Border Collie. We’re guessing that there must have been multiple fathers for this litter! Like his siblings, The Edge is very active and bright. He’s good with other dogs and friendly with people.

If you’d like to be considered for The Edge, please go here to learn all about our adoption process. We don’t use a traditional application, but we would like you to answer a few questions so we can get to know you better.

Check out his photos on Facebook!

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2017 TDL Reunion

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This is not an adoption event, we’re just getting together to have fun! Whether you are a volunteer, supporter, adopter, foster, or a TDL stalker please stop by and say hi! We’d love to meet you and show off our gorgeous adopted dogs!

Barkley Square is a 14 acre dog park with a pond, trees, wide open spaces, and plenty to sniff. There should be plenty of parking and they do have a restroom for our human guests! Need directions? Here is a link!  From past experience, we recommend bring chairs, a leash, a towel (or two!), and maybe a camera for the memories!

 

King ~ Adopted!

13051631_10208271244114190_807152254902151785_n King is a 4 year old male German shepherd who just arrived. As you can see from the photo of him giving his paw, he is a smart boy! We are still evaluating him but look forward to sharing more details as we get them.

Check out his Photos on Facebook!

If you are interested in being considered for King please read Our Adoption Process and answer the questions within.

4/20/16 Update: King was adopted!
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1/16/17 Update:  King is back with us. He is about 5 years old now and although he is wonderful with people, he is aggressive with other animals. His owner is moving in with his girlfriend, and since she has five poodles and a cat, King needs to find a new home where he can be the only pet. King is trained and eager to please. He is great with people young and old, and he loves babies.

 

2/11/2017 Update: King, now known as Gunner, has been adopted by Blake of Sorrento, Florida! We look forward to updates from Blake and Gunner in the future!

 

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Fox Trot~ Adopted!

15894773_10154698397234792_2931545215489338590_nFox Trot is a 6 month old, 10 lb male Corgi Pomeranian mix, a “designer dog”. He was purchased by some students visiting from China, and was then dropped off at the pound when they had to return home. Luckily, he’s a TDL dog now, and will find an amazing forever family. Fox does well with other dogs and loves to play!

More information and pictures coming soon! In the meantime, check out his photos on Facebook!

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Fox Trot is being fostered in Deltona, Florida.  Please keep an eye on this album for more photos and updates. If you’d like to meet Fox Trot, please go here first to learn about our adoption process.

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Adoption Updated: We are pleased to announce that Fox Trot has found his forever home! Alison of Shinner Accounting of Deltona brought this amazing boy home January 27, 2017!

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02/02/2017 Update: Foxtrot has settled in to his new home and is loving the new beds! Cuddle bug through and through!

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Lady Cordon Bleu ~ Adopted

15894895_10154714795149792_1247299341882875298_nLady Cordon Bleu (formerly Maggie) is a approx. 2 1/2 years old Australian shepherd. She weighs 55 lbs. This stunning girl was an owner surrender to a shelter in AL, who just came to TDL. She’s a wonderful dog, BUT she thinks chickens taste great with ketchup, which makes her a not-so-good farm doggie. She definitely needs a home without chickens, cats, or other small animals! 

More information and photos coming soon.In the meantime, check out her photos on Facebook!

Maggie is located in Deltona, FL. If you’d like to meet Maggie, please go here first to learn about our adoption process.

Update from Serena: “Welp. It’s safe to say Bleu is not dog aggressive. Although we have yet let her out with the pack she’s certainly showing no bad behavior with Bernie. They’ve been hanging out for a bit and she has finally acknowledged him. Just some quick sniffs and her attention is back on me lol.”

She’s a doll really. Total people person. Gives gentle kisses and loves to snuggle.

16113205_10154717559179792_5612932461801616483_o03/15/17 Update from Serena: Deja Bleu, What can I say, I fell in love with her! As I tended to this creature who had such a beautiful soul, I contemplated for quite some time if I should keep her or not. I’ve been helping Giselle with TDL for over 4 years now and I haven’t been in the position to adopt until recently. I thought it would be a great present to myself to adopt Bleu and become a forever Mom to a TDL dog. I’d give Gisele all the excuses in the world as to why Bleu had to stay with us, and even went through some great lengths to keep her hidden from adopters so she could be by my side. I had decided, Bleu was mine.

She a spectacular dog! She’s slightly stubborn when it comes to who gets to sleep in the middle of the bed, but the perfect snuggle buddy once we both would get settled in. When I move, she moves. Even to go get a glass of water, she accompanies me to the kitchen and back. She blends in perfect with the pack and tends to follow Bernie’s lead when roaming around outside. Bernie is my Sheltie of 8 years! When Bernie barks, Bleu barks, as if responding to his rants. When Bernie runs, Bleu chases him as far as Bernie’s legs will go. She loves to chase! Bernie chases the tennis balls and Bleu chases Bernie.

Living in the life of rescue though, I know through experience, things don’t always work out as planned. With Bleu being so perfect, I always thought she could serve a greater purpose. She would be a great service dog, or therapy dog. She has that gentle temperament but playful personality and it’s a perfect blend to be approachable to any person. Although she prefers to stick by me, she is always welcoming to anyone she met. Dog or human.

It wasn’t long before a family came along that needed a dog like Bleu, and it was all by chance. I have a day job working at a Call center, I have a team of people I enjoy working with on a daily basis and they all knew I was excited about this new dog. While having open discussions about dogs and who has had what breed and such, it came to my attention that one of my colleagues, Sarah, has been wanting a dog for some time, but hasn’t been able to take the next step because her youngest son Alden has a fear of dogs. “HOW AWFUL!!” this is all I could think to myself! I love dogs, and dogs are my life! How can a human be deprived of “Man’s Best Friend”? When I inquired further, Sarah explained that he had sensory issues. His little brain is easily overloaded with environmental stimuli. This makes it hard for Alden to determine if the gaze of a dog has malicious intent or not. Whereas you and I might be able to determine within seconds, what intentions a new dog has when being introduced to a pack. Because of this, he developed a natural fear of dogs.

After hearing all of this, I immediately thought of Bleu. I didn’t say it right away but I knew… I knew Bleu would be perfect for Sarah and her Family. Just like any other dog Bleu gets excited when stimulated, but in general, Bleu was a very gentle and quiet dog. I went home to Bleu that night a snuggled her close. I reminded myself why I am in Rescue, It’s not just about the dogs. It’s also about the people who feel complete once they take home a TDL dog. That feeling of completeness when you expand your family. I knew I had to let Sarah know I had a dog that could potentially help Alden get over his fears, and let her family get the dog they have always wanted.

I went to work the next day and shared my thoughts with Sarah. At first, she was a little unsure. Having tried several times before to introduce Alden to dogs had not been successful as of yet. She asked for some time to consider and I told her to take all the time she needs. If the situation didn’t work out, I would absolutely take Bleu as my own.

After lots of thought and discussions with her husband Aaron and the family, Sarah decided it was time to introduce Alden, and her older son Taylor, to Bleu and see how well they got along. We choose a local community park to meet at. Her older son Taylor was beyond excited, he told me he has been begging for a dog for years! After some standoffish hellos from Alden, he was able to reach out and pet Bleu. After a few more moments my heart swelled with pride as I passed along Bleu’s leash to Taylor and his younger brother Alden who immediately told us he was scared of all dogs… except Bleu. Bleu gave him hope and confidence! They both asked lots of questions about Bleu. They wanted to know everything about her. How much to feed her, what her favorite food was, what toys she preferred. The questions were endless and I was happy to answer them all. After a walk down the nature trail and some practice teaching the boys some basic training habits, we went to the baseball field for a run! I ran with the boys and Bleu, several laps around the bases and we were all exhausted! Sarah’s Husband Aaron was able to catch us at the end of the play date and get a quick introduction to Bleu himself! All and all it was a great meet! Although the decision had not been made, I knew by instinct this was a match.

Sarah wanted to allow some time to pass, ensure this is the dog the family wanted. After a week, it was decided. They couldn’t stop talking about Bleu. They couldn’t stop reminiscing about the fun they had at the park! I was thrilled. We agreed we wouldn’t rush it and wanted to meet a few more times to allow both Bleu and Alden time to adjust.

Every day Sarah and I would swap stories. I would tell her about all of Bleu’s little quirks and habits. She would tell me how excited her boys were and how her husband was convinced Bleu would prefer him over anyone else. As the days past the excitement grew. Taylor has written stories and generated care plans for their first week together! Alden and Sarah have gathered all the necessities of owning a dog. Toys, bowls, crate, food, treats, new leash and collar, more toys!

When all is said and done, Sarah and Aaron, along with their boys Taylor and Alden, now have a brand new member of the family! Aaron is a pastor at Heart of Christ Christian Church in Orange City. Their family is very large and extensive. Bleu will be accepted with open arms to a whole new world full of love and happiness! We couldn’t be more thrilled that Bleu will get to be with a family who didn’t think they would have the chance to experience life with a dog! We know that Bleu has forever changed the lives of these boys by adding to the ultimate joy of life! Unconditional love! She will have more friends and family she ever believe possible, and she will get all the attention she deserves!

03/30/17 Update from Serena: Wow! Bleu has settled right in with her new family and is bonkers about her boys! She is protective and proud to have them. She’s even helping to keep them in line! She has already ratted Alden out for trying to sneak out of bed. HA!

 

Alden himself has really become quite fond of having a new cuddle buddy. Bleu quickly discovered all the yards with chickens while adventuring out in her new neighborhood during her walks with the family!

 

The family came out to our annual reunion recently and Taylor got the biggest dose of doggie love yet! Bleu ran her little heart out! Over and over and over again! Bleu loved being able to see her loving pack so soon and was quite happy showing off her new Family! These are the moments we live for!

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Bennie Baby ~ Adopted!

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Bennie is a male German Shepherd and Great Pyrenees mix. Ready to explore and steal your heart, Bennie is always eager to say hi and snuggle! A little bundle of love and smiles, he acts just how he looks, like a little teddy bear! Bennie is located in Deltona, FL. 15747471_10154673094739792_4976017158453034379_n

 

 

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More info and pics about this adorable cuddle bug coming soon!

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1/24/2017 Update: Bennie was adopted by the Griffin family of Deltona!

 

 

1/27/2017 Update: Bennie is settling in at his new home and is now a stunning sailor!

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Bruno Baby

15781059_10154673089474792_5087679691902052708_n  The B Babies have landed!

Bruno is a male German Shepherd and Great Pyrenees mix. A fluffy ball of love and snuggles, Bruno is obsessed with cuddles and kisses! He is a little love sponge! The biggest brother around he tends to watch his crazy siblings run around, but is always ready for a hug! Bruno is located in Deltona, FL.

 

Check out his Photos on Facebook!

More info and pics about this adorable cuddle bug coming soon! 

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1/16/17 Update: Bruno was adopted by the Diaz family of Deltona. Congrats on your new bundle of furry joy!

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