Josie has had a very rough life. She is only 8 months old and she has already had a litter and she has been abandoned twice. Now that Josie is with us at Dogma, those days are long behind her! Josie will never be abandoned again! And considering everything she has been through, Josie is a WONDERFUL young girl-dog! She is very social, out-going and loving to people and she loves playing with other dogs! She is even good with cats! Josie weighs 30 lbs., she is spayed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested (neg) and is on heartworm and flea preventative. Josie's adoption donation is $200, and to apply to be Josie's Forever Home, visit www.DogmaRescue.org to fill out an application!
Young, Female, Medium
Truffles was found in an abandoned house and she was so traumatized that it took the nice people who found her several weeks to catch her. She is still a little nervous when first meeting new people, but once she realizes she is safe, she is the ultimate snuggle-bunny! Truffles is also still a puppy at 6 months old, and she LOVES PLAYING WITH OTHER DOGS!!! She plays very nicely and she is very submissive with other dogs, and she would be an ideal second dog! But when she is done playing, get your lap ready, she will want to cuddle! Truffles weighs less than 10 lbs and she is spayed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested (neg) and she is on heartworm and flea prevention. Her adoption donation is $200. Please visit www.DogmaRescue.org to complete an adoption application.
Baby, Female, Small
Cee Cee is only 6 months old, but she has not had an easy life. She was found at 4 months old by a very nice lady who loved her very much, but could not take care of her. Whatever happened to Cee Cee before she was found has left some emotional scars. Cee Cee's foster mom is dedicated to working with her to overcome her shyness and make her a confident young lady-dog! Cee Cee is beginning to love and trust people (although she is still nervous around men), and she is starting to get used to walking on a leash, and she is doing well! Cee Cee is slowly discovering her inner Social Butterfly! She is working on being housebroken and crate trained too, and we are amazed at the progress she is making! With the right combination of love, patience, and structure, Cee Cee will be a delightful and well-behaved little dog! Cee Cee is spayed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and is on heartworm and flea prevention. Her adoption donation is $150 and to apply to adopt Cee Cee, please visit www.DogmaRescue.org to complete an application.
Young, Female, Small
Minni and her brother, Ratatouille, were found abandoned by the side of the road somewhere in Hillsborough County. Of course we took them both into our rescue and they were our Disney Mouse Litter! Ratatouille found his Forever Home, and now it is Minni's turn! Minni is about 4 months old and she is an itty bitty pitty mixed with hound (she and her brother will both sometimes howl!), and she is starting to look like a black lab! Minni is VERY friendly and social and she LOVES playing with other dogs! Minni is spayed, microchipped, current on vaccines, has been dewormed and is on heartworm and flea prevention. Her adoption donation is $150 and to apply to adopt Minni, please visit www.DogmaRescue.org to complete an adoption application!
Baby, Female, Medium
Jax is known as the Dashing Dash Hound in his foster home! He is handsome, debonair and oh-so loving! Jax was found as a stray by very nice people who were not able to keep him, and we were happy to take this suave little guy into our rescue! Jax is very people-oriented, he is a snuggler and loves to cuddle with his foster family! He gets along with the other dogs when he is out and about, but he would prefer to be King of the Castle! Jax is housebroken, crate trained and he is even good with his foster family's housecat. Jax is very mellow and just loves to chill and hang out with the people! Jax is about 2-years old, he weighs about 25-30 lbs, he is neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and he is on heartworm and flea prevention. Jax's adoption donation is $125 and to apply to adopt him, please visit www.DogmaRescue.org!
Adult, Male, Medium
Little baby Rio was abandoned at a vet office where we know a vet tech and she called us for help! Rio looks like a boxer mix and he is MR. PERSONALITY! He is playful and fun and interested in EVERYTHING! Rio is 12-weeks old and weighs 15 lbs. He will be vetted the week of Aug. 8 and prior to adoption, he will be neutered, microchipped, vaccinated (age appropriate), and he has already been dewormed and started on heartworm and flea prevention. Rio's adoption donation will be $275. We are taking applications now and to apply to adopt Rio, visit www.DogmaRescue.org to complete an adoption application!
Baby, Male, Medium
Dogberry came to us when we were participating in the 2nd Annual Tampa Shakespeare Festival so we named him after one of the comical characters! And Dogberry is a comedian!! He is 10 pounds of hilarity and he shows it mostly when he is playing with the other dogs in his foster home, which he LOVES to do!! But Dogberry isn't just dog-friendly, he is also very good with cats! And when Dogberry is done playing, he likes to snuggle with his foster mom! Dogberry is also a very good dog - he is housebroken and crate trained! He spends most days with his foster mom at her dog grooming business so he has a good work ethic too! Dogberry came to us heartworm positive and he has completed his treatments. He is good to go to his Forever home! Dogberry is about 3 years old and he is neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and is on heartworm and flea prevention. His adoption donation is $125 and to apply to adopt Dogberry, visit www.DogmaRescue.org!
Adult, Male, Small
Cady came to us from Hillsborough County Animal Services where, as you can see in the third picture, she was absolutely terrified! We have given her a lot of love and she has come out of her shell and she is a VERY loving little girl-dog!! Cady is VERY dog-friendly and we want to place her in a home with another nice dog that likes to play! Cady is also good with cats! We are also happy to say that Cady is housebroken and crate trained! We do not know what happened to Cady before she got to us, whether or not she was abused, but Cady does not like small children. Cady is spayed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested (neg), and is on heartworm and flea prevention. Her adoption donation is $125 and to apply to adopt Cady, visit www.DogmaRescue.org to complete an application!
Adult, Female, Medium
Stewie first came to us at Dogma Pet Rescue when he was a baby and he had been run over by a car. We got him the best veterinary care and paid to have his leg surgically repaired by an orthopedic veterinarian. In June 2016, Stewie had to come back to Dogma through no fault of his own. Unfortunately, the leg that had been repaired had developed some issues, and our veterinarians decided it was best to have it amputated. The good thing is that Stewie has not noticed and it certainly has not slowed him down! Stewie is a party animal and LOVES playing with other dogs! He is an ideal dog for a "dog neighborhood" or a dog beach! Stewie is also such a sweetheart and so loving!! Stewie is now about 1 year old and he is a MINI-CATAHOULA MIX! He only weighs about 30 LBS!! He is neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested (neg) and he is on heartworm and flea prevention. Stewie's adoption donation is $150 and to apply to adopt Stewie, please visit www.DogmaRescue.org!
Young, Male, Medium
Sparky was surrendered by his owners because they were moving and could only take one of their dogs with them. Sparky had been a companion to their son who has special needs and we could not let them take Sparky to the pound. Sparky is a WONDERFUL dog! He is amazing with kids and other dogs! He is also housebroken and crate trained. He is only 1-1/2 to 2 years old so he is very playful and fun-loving, but Sparky is such a good dog and relaxed and a happy-go-lucky dog! Sparky is neutered and microchipped, he weighs about 50 lbs, and he is current on his rabies and all of his vaccines. Sparky's adoption donation is $200, and if you are interested in adopting Sparky, please visit www.DogmaRescue.org to complete an application!
Young, Male, Medium
Roger was found DODGING traffic and seemed to be dumped at the end of the street where a very kind woman and her family live. We are very grateful that they took in Roger and got him safely to Dogma so his traffic-dodging days are over! Roger is about 7 years old and his is laid back, easy-going and there isn't anybody or anything that Roger doesn't love! Roger's motto in life is "relax and be happy!" He follows his foster mom and dad around the house and loves just being around people and a part of the crowd! Roger is also a good boy and is housebroken and crate trained, and he has excellent house manners! Roger weighs about 25 lbs. and he looks so much like a corgi that it is hard for us to tell what he might be mixed with. We will be getting him neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and tested, and he will be available for adoption. His adoption donation will be $150 and we are taking applications now for Roger Dodger at www.DogmaRescue.org!
Adult, Male, Medium
Betty White came to us from Hillsborough County Animal Services where she had been picked up as a stray. It was clear to us that she had suffered many, many years of neglect as she had one of the worst skin infections we had ever seen. She was actually suffering from several different skin infections! Poor Betty was also emaciated. It took months, the best veterinary care and a lot of medications, but her skin infections finally cleared and as she got better, her appetite improved and she put on weight! She was finally healthy enough to be spayed and she is now able to be adopted to her Forever Home! Her foster parents have LOVED getting to know Betty White and see her transform from a sad, sick dog to a healthy, happy, playful little girl! Betty While LOVES TOYS! She carries around stuffed animals and chews on antlers and she loves snuggling with her foster parents! Ms. White is also very social and loves going on outings to outdoor plays and to dog-friendly restaurants. She likes older, low-key dogs and would do well in a home with a dog like this or as an only dog. Betty White is about 7 years old and weighs about 10 lbs. She is spayed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested (neg) and is no longer on any medicine for her skin condition! Her adoption donation is $125, and to apply to adopt Betty White, visit www.DogmaRescue.org
Adult, Female, Small
Buster Brown was picked up as a stray by Hillsborough County Animal Services and he was microchipped! But when Buster Brown's owner was contacted and told his dog was at the shelter, his owner said that he didn't care and he didn't want him anymore. Fortunately, a good friend of ours was there to get Buster Brown out after he passed his behavioral assessment and we were more than happy to bring him into Dogma! Buster Brown is an ideal family dog and loves everybody he meets. He is also very dog-friendly! Buster Brown is also a very good boy and he is house broken, crate trained, has excellent house manners and is our BEST leash walker! Buster Brown loves going for walks so he is good at walking on a leash! Buster Brown is about 2-1/2 years old, weighs about 45-50 lbs, is neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, on heartworm and flea prevention. He completed heartworm treatment in November and is now ready for his Forever Home! Complete an application to adopt Buster Brown at www.DogmaRescue.org. Because of breed restrictions, Buster Brown is only available to homeowners.
Young, Male, Medium
This pocket pittie is a sweet, small girl saved by our good friends (and our vet!) Timberlane Pet Hospital and Resort! Allie is a fun-loving American staffordshire terrier mix who is 2-3 years old. Her ideal forever home will have a big fenced yard in which to run and play, and an active family that will take her on lots of adventures. Allie has been vetted and if you are interested in adopting Allie, contact Timberlane Pet Hospital and Resort at 813-754-7387.
Adult, Female, Medium
THE STORY OF (Dogmaâs) OLIVER TWIST In November 2013, a virus forced Hillsborough County Animal Services to shut down, giving the stray dogs of the county nowhere to go, forcing them to stay on the streets. The SPCA Florida (in Lakeland) opened up an emergency shelter so the dogs would be safe and get medical care. The SPCA Florida took in 100 dogs and got all 100 safely to new homes or into rescues! Oliver was one of the last dogs needing help, and at Dogma, we never leave a dog behind! Even though Oliver's knees were so deformed that he couldnât stand up straight, Oliver is sweet, loving and deserving of a dream Forever Home! In March, Oliver had surgery on his left knee and thanks to his surgeon, Dr. Hay, Oliverâs quality of life has improved tremendously! Oliver has no trouble getting around. He goes up and down stairs with ease and runs around with the other dogs! Oliver LOVES to go outside to walk around and check things out while his foster mom gardens! Dr. Hay has given Oliver a clean bill of health and the only maintenance he needs is keep a healthy weight to avoid stress on his knees. Not only is Oliver a sweet, cuddly, snuggle-bug, he is also crate trained and may even be housebroken. He is great with other dogs and even cats! Oliver is about 5 years old and weighs about 7 lbs. He is neutered, microchipped and vaccinated, heartworm tested (neg) and he has been on heartworm and flea prevention. We even got Oliver a dental treatment! Dogma has spent thousands of dollars on Oliver's care, 2 vets, 1 top surgeon, countless x-rays, a dental, and all we are asking Oliverâs adoption donation is $75. If you have questions about Oliver, please email Amy@DogmaRescue.org or apply to adopt Oliver at www.DogmaRescue.org. Dogma Pet Rescue, Inc. is a 501c3 registered charitable non-profit organization and relies solely on donations from the public to continue their mission of saving good dogs.
Adult, Male, Small
Tate was rescued by Dogma from Putnam county animal shelter, after being dumped, heartworm positive and still full of milk from nursing her pups. Dogma had her heartworm treated , so she is heartworm negative, up to date on shots and gave her a chance for a forever home. However after 2 years Tate still is waiting for the perfect home. She is 65lbs, housetrained and loves to go on walks.. She can stand to lose a few pounds, and is learning to sit, down and wait. Tate would be best as an only dog, she is not a dog park dog, but enjoys going on walks, snuggling on the couch and sleeping close to you. She is a perfect girl when company comes over, respectful in the house. She is strong so she would be best with no young kids. She is gentle,, not a barker. Tateâs ideal family would be a single adult or couple, she is great with men and women. She just wants to be the center of attention and loved. For the right family Tate will be your best friend, she doesnât need much, a bowl of food, a walk and a best friend. Is that you? Tate's adoption donation is $125 and if you would like to apply to adopt this beautiful, sweet girl, visit our website www.DogmaRescue.org or email Info@DogmaRescue.org with questions.
Adult, Female, Medium