Sona ~ Adopted!

sonaSona, Maven of the Toys,  is a lovely little girl who loves to snuggle and be held, but don’t let that fool you, this little girl can hold her own against her siblings and isn’t afraid to play “ruff”! She loves to be in the center of the action and to have a good time! Come check out Sona and her band of adorable siblings on our website! Sona and her other furry siblings are named after the Arcade Champions from League of Legends!

You can see more photos and updates about Sona on her Facebook Page.

Sona was adopted by Greg and Sheena of Tampa!

 

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Riven ~ Adopted!

rivenRiven, oh Riven, what can we say? She is a delightful little girl with a big heart. She loves to play with tennis balls and her siblings, but always keeps an eye on everyone. Come check out Riven and her siblings on our website!

Riven and her other furry siblings are named after the Arcade Champions from League of Legends!

You can see more photos and updates on Riven’s Facebook Page.

Riven has been adopted by Tuyen of Tampa! Play on little Riven!

Ezreal ~ Adopted!

Ezreal~The Prodigal Puppy

ezreal4 months old and stinkin’ cute! What can we say about this little explorer? Well, he is so stinkin’ cute and loves to venture through the yard looking for toys. Despite how much fun adventure is, his favorite place to be is in your lap. His cuteness is Ez-real as it gets! Come check out Ezreal and his Arcade siblings on our website! Ezreal and his other furry siblings are named after the Arcade Champions from League of Legends!

You can see more photos and updates of Ezreal on his Facebook Page!

 

Ezreal has been adopted by Samuel and Riley of Jacksonville! Keep playing and exploring little Ezreal!

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Corki ~ Adopted!

corkiCorki ~The Arcade puppies are here and they are adorable!  Corki is a fluffy little ball of love! He loves to play with tennis balls and to corral his crazy siblings. Though once in your lap, he is all about you! Come check out Corki and his Arcade siblings on our website! Corki and his other furry siblings are named after the Arcade Champions from League of Legends!Daring Pup-ardier!

You can see updates and more photos of Corki on our Facebook page.

Corki has been adopted by Hannah Jean of Orange City! Happy days for the little man!

Sarah Fortune ~ Adopted!

Sarah Fortune ~The Captain of Cuddles!

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Well, well, well Miss Sarah Fortune it’s your time to shine! This little girl loves to snuggle and play, but don’t let her cuteness fool you, she will not hesitate to chase her siblings down. She loves playtime, but prefers to be pampered in your lap. Come check out the Captain and her Arcade crew on our website! Sarah Fortune and her other furry siblings are named after the Arcade Champions from League of Legends!

You can get updates on Sarah by visiting her photo album on Facebook!

 Sarah was adopted by Kim and Tim of Vero Beach. Kelly and her family adopted Matthew back in 2015.

Destiny ~ Adopted

Cant stop Destiny from smiling!

Cant stop Destiny from smiling!

Destiny – The pre determined , usually inevitable or irresistible, course of events. Indeed, it was inevitable for us not to get our hands on this beautiful girl.  Lady was found as a stray and left unclaimed at the shelter for 21 days! She couldn’t wait to hitch a ride in the TDL van along with Tripp! With  age in her face and the waddle in her walk, we knew this girl was older then Rumpelstiltskin, yet not as old as our Wally boy. She needed us to find someone who would give her the love and attention she needs to make her final years the most pleasurable.  

Destiny was in rough shape when she came to us. As excepted with senior dogs, she had fatty lumps and bumps all over. Nails so long it hurt to walk and grimy fur. The shelter girls told us they spent 5 hours grooming her before. I can only imagine the mats they got off. We went ahead and gave her a spa day! Serena trimmed those nails again and tidied up some of her rough edges. A good soaking and scrub down proved to be much needed! Once it was all done, she was feeling refreshed and full of life!

While she was slow to waddle, she was happy to be included in the pack! You could find Destiny laying in the sun most days giving a bark to the younger dogs running by! She would make such a fuss. I think she was cheering them on as they zoomed by. Density had free roam of the back porch, which she was happy about! Some mornings she would be a road block and moan at the others for trying to pass to go outside. Oh bother.  What a grumpy ol lady she could be. She was still so full of life she just had to be heard!   

Destiny surrounded by her new pack!

Destiny surrounded by her new pack!

It wasn’t long before a perfect adopter came along who happened to love collies. Mary Fischetti of Edgewater FL told us Destiny would fit well with her pack! Already having 3 Collies herself, she knew just how to let Destiny run her course! She is  the oldest of the bunch but she will live out her days in pure comfort and a safe environment where she would no longer be left unclaimed. 

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

 

 

Check out his Photos on Facebook!

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

If you’d like to be considered for Bernie, 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.15740865_10154673094559792_5570401825949019462_n

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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! 

If you’d like to be considered for Bernie, 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.15741011_10154673089749792_3532366053927572726_n

 

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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Bernie Baby ~ Adopted!

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Bernie is a male German Shepherd and Great Pyrenees mix. A little blonde ball of love, Bernie is the smallest of all his brothers, but don’t let that fool you! He is just as loving and vocal as can be about it! Bernie is located in Deltona, FL.15747475_10154673083404792_271112600996567215_n

 

Check out his Photos on Facebook!

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

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1/24/2017 Update: Bernie was adopted by Huy and Alyssa of Sanford. Congrats on your new addition!

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Beanie Baby ~ Adopted!

15732048_10154673063729792_8915355034824387424_o  The B Babies have landed!

Beanie is a male German Shepherd and Great Pyrenees mix. Just like the name implies this little nugget is a true cuddler and loves to be the center of attention. In your arms or in your lap, Beanie just wants to steal your heart. Beanie is located in Deltona, FL.

Check out his Photos on Facebook!

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

If you’d like to be considered for Beanie, 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.
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1/14/17 Update: Beanie was adopted by Cathy Mcilroy of Oviedo, FL. Cathy has been fostering for TDL for years, and we’re just thrilled for her and Beanie. Looking forward to lots of updates!

2/11/2017 Update: Beanie, now Harley, weighs 13 pounds and still does not like bath time! We love you Cathy and Harley!

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