I often think to myself, if only I could win the lottery, I would start a rescue for the misfits. The seniors that get dumped to die in a shelter; the black dogs that don’t even get looked at; the big wonderful bullies that are there just because of pet policies denying them; the beautiful labs that are ditched because they are high energy and stubborn to train. Yes, I would definitely start my own rescue, and help these dogs.
But, I also would adopt more dogs. I would adopt every dog that looks like Oscar (well maybe not every, but a lot of them!). There are SO many Oscar look a likes out there, and it breaks my heart that people don’t see them for the amazing dog he/she is. Of course I know that they might not all be just like my baby…but the ones that I have met, ARE just like him..sweet, incredibly loving, easy to train. They just need a chance. Someone to look and see the love in their eyes. Someone to see past the black fur and the pit bull type look.
So, this post is in dedication to Oscar’s look-a-likes…
This handsome fella is Bandit!! He is a 2 yr. old, terrier mix. Bandit learns very quickly, and is quite the lover-boy with people! He is energetic and would love to be in a home that with a fenced yard. Bandit is housebroken, crate-trained and knows basic commands. He loves to ride in the car too! Bandit loves to
give kisses and will keep you smilin’. He is up to date on all of his shots and micro-chipped. For more details, please email us at LastHopeRescueFL@gmail.com.
This handsome boy is Bogey! He is a 1 yr old, Staffy mix, weighing about 60lbs. This pup is full of personality, loves to play, and cuddle too! He loves to go for car rides, and is happiest to be by your side! Bogey is a true ladies man, and gets along with all the girl dogs he meets! He is house and crate trained. Bogey is also neutered, up to date on vaccines, and micro chipped. Adoption fee is $125. Bogey is hoping to find a forever home, with a loving family who will play and give him all of the attention he deserves! If you think Bogey sounds like the perfect match for you, please email Last Hope Rescue at LastHopeRescueFL@gmail.com.
This next girl is adorable & trained? Jackpot!!
Hi! I am Blizzard and I am currently undergoing 8 weeks of training and obedience through the UTOPIA program at Taylor Correctional Institute. When I return, I will know basic commands and will have mastered the art of crate training! If you are interested in adopting me when I return in early January, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to submit an application!
Charmer has been in the shelter since early August!
Contact: Lois Marlow, Animal Services Supervisor
365 Triple G Road, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433
(850) 892-8682 / (850) 892-8758
Ryder is an unaltered, young female, Bulldog mix in Crawfordville, FL. This young girl was surrendered because “she chews up things” and owner did not crate train her. So unfair! To rescue or adopt, please email us at email@example.com.
- Ok, so maybe this next pup doesn’t look exactly like my Oscar, but she is GORGEOUS!
ISIS is a beautiful 18 month old black Lab/Bulldog mix and weighs 41 lbs. ISIS is hoping for a new home and a human that will never let her down again. She is spayed, up to date on vaccinations, house trained and HW negative. ISIS is currently in a Tallahassee foster home and is getting along great with the other dogs. She’ll make an awesome companion! To adopt, please email us firstname.lastname@example.org. Adoption fee is $150.
ONYX is a male 4 month old black lab/Bulldog mix that is super cute and ready for adoption! He is fully vetted and neutered. ONYX is in a foster home in Tallahassee, FL where he is learning puppy manners and working on training. He loves to play with the other dogs, is fond of watermelon, and playing in water . To adopt ONYX, please email email@example.com. Adoption fee is $150.
- Fara was found tied to a pole with a string. A neighbor believes she belonged to a family in the neighborhood who moved out. Fara is extremely friendly and very submissive. She is about 6 months old and a bundle of joy. She is under weight and small for her age. Fara has a beautiful coat; but due to FL elements and fleas while she was tied up, she has a skin infection and flea dermatitis. Fara will require medication for her skin; she will also need to be vaccinated, spayed, micro-chipped, and provided the basic necessities while in foster care.
All of our rescues are Vet checked; up to date on shots, de-wormed, spayed/neutered (unless they are a special needs case with a medical condition preventing the surgery or if they are to young), as well as being up to date on heartworm and flea and tick prevention. Adoption fee is $200 Please contact Laurie at 407-237-0257 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sadie is a 9-10 month old female Pit bull terrier mix that weighs 35 pounds. She is very friendly, lovable, playful and loves to play with other dogs, she does great with kids. Cats, well, she likes to chase them so best for a home without cats. Sadie is spayed, up to date on vaccines and heartworm negative. Her adoption/donation fee is $175.00. Contact: PARADISE FOR PETS RESCUE
Windermere, FL 34786
Shelby was born approximately 8/11/2012. She is a fun loving girl who will make you laugh with her antics. Shelby was rescued from a kill shelter and had a bad skin condition. With a lot of love and care Shelby has blossomed into a beautiful girl! She is very healthy and full of life. Shelby is ready for her forever home, if you meet her you will fall in love. Shelby loves other dogs and is good with cats as well! Adoption fee for Shelby is $100. (LY) You can fill out an adoption application online at: http://www.rescuinganimalsinneed.org/adoption_application.htm
These dogs are all over Florida, and they are just a TINY snippet of the THOUSANDS of dogs out there in need of homes. Because they’ve been dumped in a shelter, or ditched in the woods, or let out of a yard to roam free, and now they are left to fend for themselves, scared, hungry, hoping that they will fall into the loving hands of someone who will treat them the way they deserve. If you want a black pit bull, trust me, I can find you one. If you want a pure bred Lab, yup I can find one of those too. Oh you want a pure bred German Shepherd, mmhmm, I promise, there is one out there, in a shelter or rescue, needing a forever home.
If you can’t adopt, then foster. If you can’t foster, then volunteer. If you can’t volunteer, then network by sharing adoptable dogs on social media. There IS ALWAYS something you can do, and there is ALWAYS TIME. Instead of sharing an E-card on Facebook, share a shelter dog’s picture instead just once a day. You never know which one of your 539 friends might be looking for a dog!
Pure Bred or Mixed…all of these dogs are loving and wonderful, and are in need of forever homes. They long to be a part of a family. If you would like to be a hero to one of these pups below, please email us at LastHopeRescueFL@gmail.com!!
From my family to your’s, goodnight & have a great weekend!!