We found Boochi in a boarding facility where she had been surrendered by her very elderly owner who could no longer care for her. We just happened to be in the boarding facility visiting with another dog when we spotted her, and we were delighted to bring Boochi into Dogma, too! Boochi is 7-8 years old and she is a pure bred Gordon Retriever. In fact, back in her day, Boochi's elderly owner said that Boochi was the ultimate show dog! Now, Boochi is just a sweet, loving and very goofy foster dog in search of an equally loving Forever Home! Boochi is very dog-friendly, and she is a good girl - she is house broken and crate trained! We have done a complete veterinary work up and blood panel on Boochi and she is completely healthy! She is spayed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested (neg) and she is on heartworm and flea prevention. We are also going to have a dental done on Boochi. Boochi's adoption donation is $175 and to apply to adopt Boochi, visit www.DogmaRescue.org.
Adult, Female, Medium
Teddy got his nickname because he is a big GOOBER! He is a big, goofy GOOBER! He is all happiness, wiggles and playfulness! He loves people, kids and other dogs! Teddy the Goober came to us as an owner surrender because his family didn't have time for him, and we are very happy to have him! Teddy has had training and with consistency, he is VERY well behaved! We are working on slimming Teddy down - he is about 15 lbs overweight Once Teddy is Dogma's version of The Biggest Loser, he should weigh about 50 lbs! Teddy is neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested (neg) and is on heartworm and flea prevention. Teddy the Goober's adoption donation is $125 and to APPLY TO ADOPT Teddy, visit www.DogmaRescue.org to fill out an application@
Adult, Male, Medium
We have a very good friend who runs the Lake City Humane Society, and when they had a hoarding situation where over 40 Australian Cattle Dogs were saved, we wanted to help. Shorty was one of two dogs left that hadn't found a rescue or gotten adopted, and we were happy to step up and help Shorty! And Shorty is a very special guy! He had been terrified in the shelter (we can't imagine how awful the house had been that he and the other dogs were living in!), and he has blossomed in his foster home! Shorty is VERY dog-friendly and like most dogs who come from hoarding situations, he needs another dog to feel comfortable. Shorty is a good boy - he is housebroken, crate trained and has excellent house manners! Shorty is 2 years old and weighs just under 40 lbs. He is neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and is on heartworm and flea prevention. His adoption donation is $250 and to FILL OUT AN APPLICATION TO ADOPT SHORTY, visit www.DogmaRescue.org!
Adult, Male, Medium
Mel was found as a stray, and she is only a tiny 25-30 lb girl! We hate to think of this tiny girl lost on the streets! Fortunately, she was found by a nice family who also agreed to be her foster family! Her foster mom is Portuguese and "Mel" is Portuguese for "honey," and that describes Mel on the inside and out! She is as sweet as honey! Mel is a sweet young girl, she is only about 1 year old, and she is VERY, VERY DOG-FRIENDLY! She is LOVING playing and rough-housing with the other nice dog in her foster family's home!! We think Mel is a mix of a duck tolling retriever and a dachshund (she is long and low!). She is very shy when she first meets new people, so she is probably not a good match for small kids. Mel is vaccinated and will be spayed and microchipped on April 21 and she will be ready to get adopted to her Forever Family! We are taking applications to adopt Mel now at www.DogmaRescue.org! Mel's adoption donation will be $200.
Young, Female, 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
Paris came to us from Hillsborough County Animal Services where she was surrendered by her owner. She is an amazing girl-dog - she is housebroken, crate trained, she LOVES other dogs and she thinks she is a LAP DOG! Paris is also deaf. She understands some sign language and her foster parents are working on teaching her more signs and signals. Paris is very smart and a quick learner! Paris is spayed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested (neg) and is on heartworm and flea prevention. Her adoption donation is $150 and to apply to adopt Paris, visit www.DogmaRescue.org!
Adult, Female, Medium
Lord Montague was found running down a busy street and considering his age, considering that he can't see or hear very well, it is a miracle he survived! Lord Montague may be in his sunset years, but he still likes to go out for walks and hang out with his dog-friends! Of course his favorite thing is SNUGGLING! He likes to snuggle with the other dogs in his foster home, but he especially loves his foster family! Monty is neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested (neg) and he does not have any teeth at all, so if you adopt Lord Montague, you won't have any dental expenses! Monty is also on heartworm and flea prevention and is very healthy! His adoption donation is $75 and to apply to adopt Monty, please visit www.DogmaRescue.org!
Senior, Male, Small
Look who it is, Kinley. This little sweetheart is no more than 1 year old and weighs less than 10 lbs! Kinley is a little shy at first, but loves people and dogs. She loves playing with the other nice dog in her foster home! Kinley is the perfect mix of a playful, happy puppy who loves her toys, but then at the end of the day, she loves to cuddle and snuggle! She is looking for her forever home and hopes it is you... Kinley is spayed, micro-chipped, heartworm tested (neg), vaccinated, is on heartworm and flea prevention and she is dog-friendly and loves people. Kinley's adoption donation is $200 and please visit www.DogmaRescue.org to complete an application to adopt Kinley.
Young, 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
Valentina is about 2 years old and weighs about 20-25 scruffy, adorable pounds! She is energetic, playful and very, very loving! Valentina is VERY dog-friendly and would LOVE another nice, playful dog to play with in her Forever Home - she would be an ideal second dog! Valentina needs a home where she can get exercised and given lots of toys to play with, and she would do best with a fenced in yard. Valentina has thrived and done extremely well in her foster home where she has been on a routine schedule, provided structure and had been crated when not supervised. She has also been given lots of activities and has a doggie BFF to play with! Valentina is also good with kids! Valentina is spayed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and is on heartworm and flea prevention. Her adoption donation is $150. To apply to adopt Valentina, visit www.DogmaRescue.org.
Young, 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