Sangria/Seminole

Say hello to sweet Sangria! 

Sangria is approximately 3 years old and currently weighs in at about 19 lbs.  She is a terrier mix and definitely has that terrier “I wanna chase  squirrels, lizards and bunnies” instinct! She will thrive with an active family and needs a fenced yard.  She loves to go for walks and is great on a leash but will react strongly to critters!  She is extremely affectionate and enjoys snuggling up on the couch with her people and she loves to be petted!  Sangria is also housebroken!  She is dog friendly, not cat tested, and would probably chase a running cat! 

Sangria is up to date on all vaccines, spayed, microchipped, and on heartworm and flea prevention. 

To welcome Sangria into your home, please complete an application at www.viprescue.org.  If we feel you are a good match, a volunteer will reach out to you.

Toby/Seminole

Hello potential new family! Could I be your furever pup? Do you have a calm home where we can hang out? Toby is my name, and chillin is my game! I’m a sweet, laid back kind of guy and am only 10 years young! They tell me I’m a schnauzer mix. I’m a bit skinny right now but am eating very well in my foster home so will be putting on a few pounds I’m sure. My ideal weight will probably be somewhere between 15-18 lbs. I was found as a stray so not much is known about my past. What’s important now is my future! Could you be in it?!?

I am a curious fellow who loves slow walks and long naps. I’m pretty low maintenance. Sometimes, if the mood strikes me I may play with a toy or two. I’m good with other pups or I could be your one and only. I like to follow my human around. I like sleeping in dog beds and will snuggle up all night long. I’m pretty good about taking my business outside and have hardly had any accidents at all! I even know how to use a doggy door!

I’m neutered, up to date with vaccines, microchipped and on monthly heartworm/flea prevention. If you think we are a match, you must submit an application with www.viprescue.org. I look forward to meeting you soon!

Gaga / Holiday

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She is current with vaccines, spayed, microchipped and on month heartworm/flea prevention

Jersey Mac / Bellair

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Jersey Mac/Bellair  I’m thought to be a Norwegian Terrier mix of love. I’m approximately 7 years young and 18 lbs.  I had a few teeth removed during my dental. If let out regularly I’m housebroken, bonus!  I get along fine with my foster families pack, but not kid or cat tested yet. I’m HW negative and UTD on all my shots. I’m neutered and microchipped and on heartworm/flea preventative.  Please go to www.viprescue.org to fill out an application. Hope to meet my new family soon!

Jilly /Seminole

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Jilly is about 2 years old and weighs 17 lbs. She is possible mixed with dachshund, terrier, and spaniel.
She is very new to VIP and appears to be very sweet and submissive. She is current with vaccines, spayed, microchipped and on month heartworm/flea prevention. Come meet Jilly at our Adoption Event at Petsmart, Largo Mall on Ulmerton Rd., on Saturday, July 24th. You must complete an application at www.viprescue.org to be eligible to adopt.

 

2 year old doxie mix

2 year old doxie mix

She is current with vaccines, spayed, microchipped and on month heartworm/flea prevention.

Petunia / Holiday

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She is current with vaccines, spayed, microchipped and on month heartworm/flea prevention

14 lbs, 7 years old

Addie / Redington Beach

Shih-tzu mix

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Addie is thought to be a Lhasa Also, approximately 3-4 years old, she is 10.3 pounds, She came to us with Cherry eye, (both eyes) she had surgery and is expected to make a full recovery.  She will need medication in eat eye for the next 2 weeks.

She is current with vaccines, spayed, microchipped and on month heartworm/flea prevention.

 

Macie Redington Beach

Yorkie mix

Yorkie mix

She is current with vaccines, spayed, microchipped and on month heartworm/flea prevention

She is thought to be 2 years old, she is 6 lbs

 

 

 

Foxy/Seminole

Meet Foxy!  Foxy is a happy, affectionate, and active girl who never met a stranger!  Foxy is about 2 years old, weighs about 29 lbs., and is believed to be a terrier mix of some sort.    She will be your instant best friend and want to be your best companion and cuddler—she loves belly rubs!  After having a litter of pups just two months ago, it’s now her time to relax!

Foxy is more on the submissive side, and is good with other dogs and cats and kids.  She is working on her housebreaking skills and is doing great and has even learned to use a doggy dog.  She enjoys leash walks and would love to have another furry playmate.  She will happily join you on the couch for TV time or in bed at the end of the day.  Foxy is spayed, up to date on vaccines, microchipped, and on heartworm/flea prevention.  Please complete an application at www.viprescue.org if you would like to adopt Foxy. If we feel you are a good match, one of our volunteers will reach out to you.  Thank you for your patience. foxy1 foxy2 foxy3 foxy4 foxy5 foxy6 foxy7

Dallas/Indian Rocks

Dallas is a 3 year old, 12 pound papillon mix. He gets along excellent with other friendly dogs, has not been tested with cats or young children. Dalls is pDALLAS1 DALLAS2 DALLAS3 DALLAS4layful, affectionate, and confident. Dallas walks great on a leash and is doing very well with his outside potty training. He is crate trained, but would prefer a nice bed nearby his favorite human (or a spot in your bed!).

Dallas is up to date on his vaccinations, neutered, and on monthly heartworm & flea prevention. Interested in making Dallas a part of your family forever? Apply now at VIPRescue.org

Prince/Plant City

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Calling all Chi lovers and couch potatoes!  Prince is a 12 year old boy who would love to chill on the couch with someone and be his “prince-ly cute self! He would do well as your only pup, or with another mellow, small dog.

He was a stray and came to VIP with only 4 teeth, all of which had to be removed.  He still enjoys eating his food and has quite an appetite!  This little guy can even use a doggy door and does pretty well taking his business outside (his luxating patella and arthritis do not slow him down)!  He also has cateracts but his sight seems pretty good.  His foster mom says he enjoys being around people, but is still very skittish around new people. His safe space is his little carrier or crate which he happily goes in for naps and bed time.  When Prince is in his safe space, he welcomes petting and he would like his forever home to have one of these carriers so that he can adjust and decompress and continue to feel safe.  Prince needs some patience and time to adjust to get to know his new people and surroundings.  Prince is great on a leash and thoroughly enjoys his walks!  He prances along  like a pup!   Applicants with a pool should know that Prince believes he can walk on water so he should not be left unattended around a pool!

Prince is neutered, up to date on vaccines, on heartworm/flea preventative and is awaiting his forever home!  Please complete an application at www.viprescue.org to be considered for adopting Prince.  If you are a good match, one of our volunteers will contact you.

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Sue Ann/Hudson

Hi my name is Sue Ann.  I am an 11-year-old lady who is hoping to become someone’s sweet companion.  My foster family are all in agreement that I am the easiest, quietest, happiest foster girl they have ever had.  I am content to keep you company while I am on a big dog bed or resting on the floor.  I’ve no interest in jumping up on the couch or bed.  I let my foster parents know when I need out by going to the back sliding doors but I do also know what a pee pad is & how to use it.  I get along with the smaller dogs & the bigger dog in the house with no issues.  I even did beautifully when the neighbors Dalmatian jumped into the backyard to say “Hi”.  Since meeting 1 of the birds in their cages my 1st day I’ve shown no interest in them whatsoever but we have no idea how I would be with cats.  At my vet visit for my dental cleaning they found out I am 31 pounds of furry love who wagged her tail at everyone – staff & fur patients alike.  I am a Cocker mix of some sort…we aren’t quite sure what.  I will be honest…I do have some arthritis & would love to be in a home that is not into long walks but is into giving & receiving lots of TLC.  I love ear scratches & belly rubs & am very well mannered.  I take food, treats, and everything else very daintily.  Riding in the vehicle I just chill & sometimes nap.  I have a lot of love to give & would love to have my own furever human or family.  I am up to date with vaccines, micro-chipped, spayed and on monthly heart worm prevention.  Please submit an application if you would like to welcome me into your home.
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Lucy/Seminole

 

“I LOVE LUCY”!  That’s what you’ll be saying if you choose to bring this little love bug into your home!  Lucy is a playful 8 year old poodle mix that weighs in at just under 12 lbs.  She was an owner surrender due to housing issues.  She loves everyone and is very affectionate  (she’s a kisser!)  She loves sleeping in the human bed and will snuggle up all night through.  She likes leash walks and she loves playing with (and de-stuffing) toys!  Lucy gets along with other dogs but has not been cat tested.   She gets a B- for housetraining and she already knows how to sit and lay down!  Lucy will be spayed and is up to date on vaccines.  She is microchipped and on heartworm and flea prevention.  To be considered for Lucy, you must complete an application at www.viprescue.org.  If you are a good match, one of our volunteers will reach out to you.  Thank you for your patience and for thinking rescue!

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Charlie – Seminole

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Are you a “couch spud” looking for a “couch bud”?  Are you home more than you’re not? If so, then Charlie is your man!  This 11 year old, 13 lb, mini poodle was turned in to VIP Rescue when his owner passed away.  His favorite leisure activities include napping on the couch, short leash walks, following his human, and sleeping in the big bed at night where he will stay comfy all night through.  He also enjoys car rides and looking out the window and he loves bringing you his squeaky toy to play!  His limited sight does not hold him back (he is blind in his left eye due to a dog attack when he was just a pup).  Charlie is housebroken and this smart boy even knows how to use a doggy door!  He has had a dental (a few years back he had 14 teeth extracted but does fine with his dry food). He is fine with other small dogs and would most likely be fine with cats, but mostly he just wants to be with his people.   He is neutered,  up to date on his vaccines, microchipped, on heartworm and flea preventative and ready for a forever home.  If this little guy sounds like a good match for you, please complete an application at www.VIPRescue.org.

 

Emmy/Seminole

Greetings from Emmy! This 3 year old, 16 lb. terrier mix is looking for her forever family! The ideal candidate should be active and must have a fenced yard and be ready for play time!

Emmy is a spunky girl look who loves to be around people. She is very shy at first and learning that humans can be good. She will take a few days to warm up to new people and make the first move, but once made, she will be your shadow. She loves to play catch and loves her toys! She is learning about potty training and is doing quite well. Her leash skills are coming along but she will definitely need a secure fenced yard in the mean time. She would love to have another active canine play mate! No toddlers, please.

If you are patient and willing to give Emmy the time she needs to decompress and accept your love, she will return it ten fold!

Emmy is spayed, up to date on vaccines, micro chipped and on flea/heart worm preventative.

 

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Lincoln/Seminole

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Lincoln is a terrier mix and is approximately 3 years old. He weighs in at about 21 lbs.

Lincoln came from a hoarding situation and is currently learning how to be a dog and is working on potty training and doing quite well. Lincoln’s forever home must have a fenced yard as he is still learning about the leash. He will take some time to warm up to his new human(s) and will need someone with patience that allows him to make the first move. Once he accepts you, he will welcome your love, ear rubs and back scratches. He would do very well with another confident dog in the home to teach him the ropes and to build his own confidence, as he is more submissive.   No toddlers please.

He is current on vaccines, micro chipped, neutered, and on heart worm/flea preventative.

Please complete an application to be considered for Lincoln, at www.viprescue.org

 

Rufus/Largo

Rufus

 

We are happy to introduce you to Rufus.  He is quite the character.  A 3 year old terrier mix, weighing in at 28.5 pounds, he is all boy!  Running and playing with Ryder are his favorite things in the world, along with eating.  Rufus loves, loves, loves to play catch.  He also looks forward to breakfast and dinner.

Rufus came from a hoarding situation so he is learning to trust humans.  Once he understands that his humans come with toys and food, he lets his guard down a little more each day.  Rufus should be in an active home and plays well with other dogs.  A fenced yard is a must for Rufus. Another dog to play with is highly recommended for this active pup.  If you are seeking a dog that wants to be in constant motion, Rufus might just be what you have been looking for.  We are working on leash and potty training.

Rufus is up to date on vaccines, neutered, microchipped and on heart worm/flea preventative.  To apply for Rufus, please complete an application at www.viprescue.org

Ryder/Largo

 

Ryder

 

Eat, love, and play.  That sums up Ryder’s life philosophy.  He is a 3 year old Terrier mix weighing in at 28.5 pounds.

Ryder spends his days playing with Rufus, while learning the ins and outs of living a dog’s life in a home.  He is cautiously curious about humans and family life.  It will take a few days for him to warm up to a human, but once he does, love is tops on his menu.

Ryder enjoys playing catch and belly rubs.  We are working on leash and potty training.  Ryder should be in an active home with a fenced yard.  He plays well with other active dogs.  Another dog to play with is highly recommended for this active pup.

If you are willing to put the time into Ryder’s training and acclamation to family life, he will be a great addition to your family.

Ryder is up to date on vaccines, neutered, micro-chipped and on heart worm flea preventative.  Please complete an application at www.viprescue.org to be considered for Ryder.

Remi/Holiday

Remi

Remi is a terrier mix of approximately 22 lbs and about 5 years.  He came from a hoarding situation and is learning how to be a dog which means he is just now learning about potty-training too! All the current terrier mixes are very fearful of new people and will take time and patience.  They will need a home with a fenced yard as they are not leash trained.  No small children please.  Remi is neutered, up-to-date on vaccines, microchipped, and on heart worm/flea preventative.  Please complete an application at www.viprescue.org to be considered for Remi.

 

Lore/Indian Rocks

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Lore is a terrier mix of approximately 26 lbs and about 3 years.  He came from a hoarding situation and is learning how to be a dog which means he is just now learning about potty-training and leash walks and are doing great!   No small children please.   Lore is neutered, up-to-date on vaccines, microchipped, and on heart worm/flea preventative.  Please complete an application at www.viprescue.org to be considered for Lore.

Layla/Seminole

Layla 1 Layla 2 Layla 3Layla 4 Layla 5 Layla 6Layla is a sweet 8 lb. Yorkie mix, approximately 3 years old.  She was  very neglected in her previous home and came to us with ear infections, a skin infection, and quite underweight.  She is bouncing back beautifully, as you can see, and hopes to weigh in at about 10-11 lbs very soon!

Layla is the ULTIMATE velcro-lap, companion dog.  She does NOT like to be left alone and is working through her separation anxiety.  For this reason, Layla will need to be with someone that is home most of the time and in a single-family home because she has quite a loud howl when alone and condo neighbors probably would not like that!   She travels well, so she would also be a great travel companion!  She is fine with other dogs and would probably be ok with cats too.  Older children would be ok, no toddlers please.

Layla is an expert in lap ornamentation, and curling up in the human bed at night to keep you company.  Where ever her peeps are, she wants/needs to be.

Layla is housetrained, enjoys leash walks, and is an extremely affectionate little girl who will quickly become your best friend and give you kisses.

Layla is up to date on vaccines, spayed, microchipped, and on heartworm/flea preventative.  Please complete an application at www.viprescue.org if you would like to be considered for adopting this darling girl.   Layla 3 Layla 2 Layla 1

Diva/Largo

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Diva is a darling 14 year old poodle and is sweet as can be! Her previous owners became unable to care for her so she is now looking for a new furever home. She sleeps through the night, ignores other animals, is an excellent lap ornament, and once she learns her routine, is potty-trained. She enjoys wandering and exploring her foster’s fenced yard (with supervision of course!) and she loves being with her peeps. Diva has a plate in her back leg from a previous adventure, but it causes no problems or issues.Diva recently had a beauty day which included a fresh dental and a fresh groom. She is up to date on vaccines, spayed, micro-chipped, on flea and heart worm preventative, and ready to meet her furever human(s). You must submit an application at www.viprescue.org
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Dexter

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Dexter is an 11 year old male Min Pin whose owner had to surrender him due to personal circumstances.  He has limited sight and limited hearing, although he is inquisitive.  He loves to spend time on the couch with his owner, and would be the perfect lap dog for someone retired. He gets along with other dogs; we have no knowledge if he gets along with cats but suspect he would.. He is not housebroken and needs help getting outside.  Living on ground level would be better as he could likely learn dog doors.
He has had a dental, was neutered, and is current on his shots. He is heartworm negative. To welcome Dexter into your heart and  home, please complete an application on our website at www.viprescue.org

Bailey/Seminole

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Say hello to Bailey! She is a playful 6 month old Jack Russell mix puppy.  She is a happy, affectionate girl and she is current on age appropriate shots, spayed, micro chipped and on heart worm/flea prevention.

Puppies are so adorable. If you are ready for a bouncy, high energy, puppy … this one is for you!! Bailey won’t get much larger, but she may fill in a bit. She is currently under 15 pounds. She is working on potty training and leash training.

Puppies are a lot of fun and a lot of work . Puppies bring life to a home, and a lot of work! Did I say a lot of work ?

They require a lot of attention, time and human agility!! As you guide them to become a well mannered social companion pet, plan on teaching yourself how to teach them to be a great companion friend! In exchange, they will teach you some valuable lessons, such as…

Put your shoes away .
Close all doors, gates and toilet lids .
Phone charging wires are expensive to replace.
You aren’t as young as you think.
You aren’t as quick as you think.
You aren’t as smart as you think.
Look before you step.
Training isn’t as simple as you remember.
….just sayin’ !!

You need to be prepared for two years of you being agile, quick to your feet, and very very patient when you react . Jack Russell’s are full of energy, bounce and play and I’m sure Bailey will be no exception!

If you are willing and able to accept this challenge, and welcome her into your home and heart, you must complete an application at viprescue.org.

If you would like to know more about this dog, please complete an adoption!

Brie

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Hi! My name is Brie and I am a super relaxed, easy going little girl. I love to lie with my foster dads to watch TV and I’ve been a good nurse maid taking care of my foster dad this week while he’s been sick. I love to lie under the covers and just chill with him.  I get along well with my foster dog sisters and brother cat. I haven’t shown any issues with either.

I walk well on a leash and I love to be outside walking. I’m house trained and go outside as well as on the papers in the house. If my people had a nice fenced yard where I could hang outside, that would be a bonus.
I’m also going to be OK if my new family has school age children to play with.

I’m spayed, up-to-date on vaccines, micro-chipped, and on heart worm/flea preventative. I also had a dental!

Please complete an application at viprescue.org to welcome me into your heart and home!

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Ally/Citrus Park

Hi! My name is Ally (’cause I’m from Bama). I’m thought to be a dachshund mix and was surrendered by my previous owner. I’m currently 15.8 lbs and I need to go on a diet! My doctor thinks I should be closer to 11-12 lbs. They think I’m a youngster of 5 years. Not much is known about my past, but my foster dads say I’m a super sweet girl who loves to be with her humans to get scratches and give kisses. I get along with my sister dogs and my brother cat.

I’m learning to walk on a leash with a harness. It takes a little effort to get me to wear it, but I’m OK once I’m outside.

I like just laying around next to my human, but I also like playing and running around outside so a fenced yard would be best so I can do zoomies without having to worry about the leash all the time.

I’m working on potty training, but so far seem to be OK on my pee pads.
I’m spayed, up-to-date on my shots, had a recent dental, am micro chipped, and on flea/heart worm preventative.  If you think you would be a good match for me, please complete an application at viprescue.org

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Panda Bear/Largo

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Panda Bear is thought to be a Havanese mix puppy of 5 lbs . He was born 12/31/2020. You will see a picture of his mom for a size reference (18 lbs) and mom’s not talking about who Dad was!  Before adoption he will be dewormed , current on his shots , neutered , micro chipped but too young to be heartworm tested.

Puppies are a lot of fun and a lot of work . Puppies bring life to a home.

They require a lot of attention, patience, time and human agility! They count on you to teach them manners and social skills.   In exchange , they will teach you some valuable lessons…

Put your shoes away .
Close all doors , gates and toilet lids .
Phone charging wires are expensive to replace .
You aren’t as young as you think .
You aren’t as quick as you think.
You aren’t as smart as you thought you were.
Look before you step .
Training isn’t as simple as you remember .

If you are up for the challenge and rewards of a puppy, and would like to be considered for Panda Bear, please complete an application.

Luna/Seminole

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