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Are you looking to adopt a small dog such as a cocker, poodle, yorkie, shihtzu, pekingese, terrier or chihuahua? Perhaps we can help. We rescue these breeds, plus many more.

Chihuahua/Small Dog Rescue of Central Florida is staffed by a small group of dedicated, unpaid volunteers. We receive no commercial or government funding.

Most of our dogs come from local animal shelters where rescue organizations like ours are considered a "last resort." This means that we are called upon to rescue the dog after it has not been claimed or adopted, and is scheduled to be euthanized. Because the shelters are oftentimes very full, the amount of time a dog has before being euthanized ranges from 3 to 10 days.

After the dogs are rescued we place them in foster homes until we can find them a permanent home. Because we have already placed them in a home environment, we can tell you a little about their habits and house manners--something you will not know if you adopt from a shelter or kennel.

Our dogs are fully vetted before being placed. This includes spay/neuter, occult heartworm test, deworming and vaccinations. The dogs are bathed and groomed. At times, we may rescue a dog which has severe hair loss, a broken leg, is heartworm positive, or has another serious problem. We make sure the dog receives proper veterinary care before it is placed.

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Before adopting a dog, prospective owners must fill out an adoption application. Once approved, a home inspection will be required before the adoption can be finalized.

At this time Cocker Spaniel/Small Dog Rescue is unable to adopt dogs to individuals living outside of the Central Florida area (generally defined as within 200 miles of Orlando, Florida).

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LEGAL DISCLAIMER: Although we do not profit from this venture, we wish to make it understood that Cocker Spaniel/Small Dog Rescue is not currently a registered, charitable organization and does not solicit contributions from the public. If you require more information on this subject please contact us.

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