Scout / Redington Beach

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DOG NAME: Scout / Redington Beach

DOB: 2/9/23

DOG BREED: West highland terrier /Mini Schnauzer mix.

DOG WEIGHT: 12lbs

GENDER: Male

HOUSE TRAINED: Yes, as long as he is let out often, is still in the puppy learning stage

LOCATION: Redington Beach FL

GOOD WITH DOGS: Yes, But prefers to be your one and only.

COOD WITH CATS; No

GOOD WITH KIDS: Yes older, 12+, respectful that can deal with puppy playful energy

PEOPLE: Prefers a home with no men.

COLOR: white

FENCED YARD: Recommended

PLEASE READ ENTIRE BIO

Scout is an adorable 1 year old, 12 lbs west highland terrier / mini schnauzer mix puppy,. For sure, this little guy is ALL puppy! Puppies are tons of fun but do require ALOT of work and training on your family’s part to be the best pup he can be! He needs love, attention and lots of consistency especially for housebreaking! His little bladder can’t hold it all day so please make sure you can commit to the puppy not being left alone for long periods of time. If that’s not possible, please consider one of our adult dogs which might be better suited for your lifestyle!

He is learning leash walks, he does get a little protective at first if we see other pups on the walk. He would love to have a human or 2 for his new family, we feel he would do best as a one and only… as long as his human can play, play, play! MUST be very active as he is quite the energizer bunny when it comes to attention and playtime! If you have kids they should be at least 12+,we think that would be ok. He loves to play ball, and would all day if you have the energy and patience. He does play with fluffy, stuffy toys on his own. He loves to snuggle after playing, and his favorite place is on top of his human, maybe a lap or your legs. As long as part of him is touching his human.

He would need a single family home preferably with a secure fenced in yard so he can have a place to run and burn some of his puppy energy off. An active family that would take him places would be great also. He is mostly house trained, but still being a puppy, he needs to get out often and of course he is going to need to get into a routine in his new home, but he is getting there! He is in a foster home with other pups and is learning quickly how to be a “good boy”.

Scout was surrendered as he was not in a safe environment. He was in a home that had too much energy and activity. Yep that can happen sometimes. There were younger, active, vocal kids along with larger, active vocal dog. And active vocal adults.. This caused Scout some confusion. Several months ago he started, as his communications To become growly/and growling at the active, vocal energy around him.. He also developed some resource guarding. There was some training to try to correct this. His foster mom is continuing his training.. He’s a work in progress. He is also FEARFUL of men. He takes a little bit to trust. His new home will need to have a confident Alfa human to teach him and guide him on all things trusting and how to be the BESTEST boy. And to build his confidence. Prefer a home without men.

Don’t let all the cuteness fool you.? He’s a puppy. He’s a work in progress if you have the patience to work with him. He’s learning to be the bestest boy and who can resist that great smile, and those ears.

Scout has been neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and is on heartworm and flea prevention. Might he be the guy for you? Please visit www.viprescue.org to fill out an adoption application. Love and tail wags!!!! Sparkee

Please submit an application with the viprescue.org to come meet me and give me the best life. Adoption Requirements: You must be a Florida resident, and be at least 25 years of age to adopt. To qualify for adoption, all of the pets in your home must be spayed or neutered, be current on all vaccines, preventatives, and have received consistent veterinary care. If you’ve had more than one Vet in the past 3 years, please provide all the names and number for each vet. This breed typically lives 15-18 years, so please keep that lifespan in mind, as your age should be appropriate for the pets estimated lifespan. All of us at VIP Rescue are Volunteers, with families, jobs and pets of our own, so please be kind and patient. We select the most fitting application for the dog, not necessarily the timeliest adoption application. Please make sure to read the entire bio on the pet you’re interested in before applying to adopt to make sure you meet the pets needs. Thank you for thinking rescue. Application form: https://viprescue.org/application-to-adopt

Application form: https://viprescue.org/application-to-adopt

Sasha and Zen – BONDED PAIR

ADOPT ZEN and SASHA / Myakka City, FL. www.viprescue.org

Age: Zen 2 yrs 8 months, Sasha 3 yrs 10 months

BREED: Standard Poodles

DOG WEIGHT: Zen 55 Lbs. Sasha 51 Lbs.

GENDER: Male Female

HOUSE TRAINED: Yes

LOCATION: Myakka City, FL

GOOD WITH DOGS: Yes, pet friendly

GOOD WITH KIDS: Yes

GOOD WITH CATS: Yes

COLOR: Zen is cream colored. Sasha is a black & white Parti-Poodle.

FENCED YARD Required: 6+ foot privacy fence required with plenty of grassy area to run and play.

Meet Zen and Sasha! A bonded pair of Standard Poodles that aim to please, and want to win your hearts and run your home. Zen is a male 2 years old and 55 lbs; Sasha is a female, Sasha is 3 years old and 51 lbs. Together we are looking for a fun family with plenty of treats, an abundance of cuddles, and a nice fenced yard to run and play!

We are super adorable as you can see, we are needy for your attention, and are very active pups. We like to play with toys, take rides in the car, and join you on your outings. We get along with other pups, we are good with children, and are the perfect addition to your home! We know basic commands, we are good on a leash, and to know us is to love us! We don’t meet a stranger!

How did we arrive at VIP Rescue you ask? Our owner moved overseas and was unable to bring us with.

We are spayed, neutered, heartworm negative, current on vaccines, microchipped and in perfect health. Please keep in mind these beautiful creatures require frequent brushing and monthly grooming. Grooming can run from $125- $200 per dog.

So…..whatcha’ think? Are we the pair you’ve been looking for your whole life? Whatcha’ waiting for? Our bags are packed, we are ready to rollllllllll!

Adoption Requirements: You must be a Florida resident, live in a single family home, and be at least 25 years of age to adopt. To qualify for adoption, all of the pets in your home must be spayed or neutered, and be current on all vaccines, preventatives, and have received consistent veterinary care. If you’ve had more than one Vet in the past 3 years, please provide all the names and number for each vet. This breed typically lives 12-15 years, so please keep that lifespan in mind, as your age should be appropriate for the pets estimated lifespan.

All of us at VIP Rescue are Volunteers, with families, jobs and pets of our own, so please be kind and patient. We select the most fitting application for the dog, not necessarily the timeliest adoption application. Please make sure to read the entire bio on the pet you’re interested in before applying to adopt to make sure you meet the pets needs. Thank you for thinking rescue.

Please submit an Application form if you would like more info on Sasha and Zen. https://viprescue.org/application-to-adopt

Zen and Sasha adoption donation is $800

Rory and Roderick – BONDED – Indian Rocks Beach

(Bonded pair, MUST be adopted together)

Dob: 1/08/2022 – We believe they are litter mates

Breed: Shihtzu mix

Weight: 10lbs

Gender: Males House

Trained: No, but we are working hard on it

Location: Indian Rocks Beach

Good with dogs: Yes

Good with kids: Yes, 10+ respectful

Color: Black and White

Fence: Required, not negotiable, needs to be securely attached to home

Please read ENTIRE bio

We’d like you to meet our 2 new furry friends, Rory and Roderick. They are 2 year old 10lb. Shih Tzu mixes weighing just 10lbs! When they arrived at VIP Rescue, they were so severely matted and most likely had never been groomed before but all that changed with a lengthy shave down and warm, soothing bath. Boy, we bet that felt so good!

These boys are bonded, and need to be adopted together. They always play together, sit together, sleep together, eat together, you get the idea. It’s funny, because sometimes while playing they are so vocal it sounds like they are fighting, but it’s actually all “talk” lol.

They do love to play, and are very high energy pups, running through the house at full speed, chasing each other, and playing with their toys together is their favorite things to do. When they finally get tired, (and they do!) their second favorite thing to do is cuddle up together or pile up on your lap! But….be forewarned, they will get up on tables, and Foster Mom has been working on household manners and boundaries, but in the mean time, she has kept her table tops clear from things they can get into or knock over! They can get into mischief, so you’ll need to puppy proof your home like you would do with a toddler especially with any wires on the floor to keep them safe. These 2 think whatever’s left on the floor is fair game, and theirs!

The boys are not house trained, and Foster Mom has them in belly bands for the time being and is working with them on their house training. It’s clear they have never been in a home where love was felt and no rules were in place. Their future home must absolutely be committed to continue all training so they can be the best boys we know they can be. Yes, they are adorable, but it’s going to take time and commitment from the right family. Due to their real high energy level, it’s best they go into a young, active family who can keep up with their antics and someone who is home more often than not is a must. They are slowly learning about leash walks, they are just now comfortable in their harnesses. Another clue they’ve simply not had a good start in life, but we will make sure their new “fur”ever home will have and give them everything they need and deserve. A single family home with a secure fenced in yard is a must for them, sorry, no exceptions because it is what’s best for the boys.

They are neutered, microchipped, current on vaccines and are on heartworm and flea prevention.

If you think these boys might be for you and you can meet all their needs, please visit www.viprescue.org to fill out an adoption application.

Application form: https://viprescue.org/application-to-adopt

Berg/St Petersburg

Dog Name: Berg

Dob: 11/16/22

Breed: Terrier/Schnauzer mix

Dog Weight: 15 lbs

Gender: Male House

Trained: Yes

Location: Petersburg, FL

Good with Dogs: Yes, but would do best as a one and only

Good with Kids:Yes

Good with Cats: Unknown

Color: Black /Tan/Gray

FENCED YARD: Not required, but if you have one that would be a bonus.

Hi there, I’m Berg, a 1yr old 15 lbs, happy Terrier/Schnauzer mix pup! My foster-mom says I’m the greatest dog ever! My perfect fur-ever home is full of love, cuddles, and treats. I love to be around my humans, following them around looking for love, cuddles, and treats. Like the Burg, this Berg is a foodie – be it a good kibble, a sturdy chew toy, or treats by the door or when I’ve been the goodest boy. I am potty and crate trained. I enjoy short leash walks around the block. I would do best in a home where “my” people are home more often than not. I have so much love that I would also prefer to be your one and only pup, as I want all the attention but…. If you have a submissive pup, I’m up for a meet and greet and see how we do. I am smart and curious. And did I mention I am still full of puppy energy? I am playful, agile, and strong. I’m very smart and treat focused so I’d love to find someone who has patience to train me to be the bestest boy (I’m mostly there to be honest). I’m FULL of puppy energy – but for the next month my activity needs to be limited. I was heartworm positive when I came to VIP Rescue from a rural shelter, but I have finished the treatment and feeling better every day. I’ll need to take it slow for a while, no long walks, jumping, or romping/zoomies in the yard until my “dog”ter tells us it’s ok. My VIP friends will explain everything in detail to you. I have a combo wire and hair coat, I do shed a little, but please know I will require grooming every so often, so keep this in mind when you are considering me for adoption. The cost can vary anywhere from $60.00 and up every 2-3 months. I am microchipped, current on my vaccines, I have been neutered and am on heart worm and flea prevention. Do you think I might be the guy for you? I sure hope so. If so, please submit an application with VipRescue.org. I can’t wait to meet you and dazzle you with my charm. Adoption Requirements: You must be a Florida resident, and be at least 25 years of age to adopt. To qualify for adoption, all of the pets in your home must be spayed or neutered, be current on all vaccines, preventatives, and have received consistent veterinary care. If you’ve had more than one Vet in the past 3 years, please provide all the names and number for each vet. This breed typically lives 13-18 years, so please keep that lifespan in mind, as your age should be appropriate for the pets estimated lifespan. All of us at VIP Rescue are Volunteers, with families, jobs and pets of our own, so please be kind and patient. We select the most fitting application for the dog, not necessarily the timeliest adoption application. Please make sure to read the entire bio on the pet you’re interested in before applying to adopt to make sure you meet the pets needs. Thank you for thinking rescue. Application form: https://viprescue.org/application-to-adopt

Teddy Maderia Beach

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Dog Name :Teddy / Maderia Beach

Dob: 5-29-18

Breed: Cairn Terrier Mix

Weight: 22 lbs currently

Gender: Male

House Trained: yes, as long as he is let out often

Location: Maderia Beach, FL

Good with other dogs: Yes

Good with kids: Yes, 12+

Color: Gray and Black

Fenced Yard: not required

If you are looking for a 100% certified bestest boy then you have found him. I’m Teddy, a 5 1/2 years old Cairn Terrier mix boy. I love short walks and do great on a leash. I need to lose a few pounds so walks are really important for me, but we’ll have to start slow cuz’ I have “wittle” legs! I get along great with my foster sister and have befriended a few pups in the neighborhood on my walks. I may do best with one other chill sibling or be your one and only. Bonus if you are home most of the day because I love to be with my people. I love to hang out on the couch with my foster parents and belly rubs are my favorite. I’m just a pretty chill little guy. Once I know I’m safe with you then I’m stuck to you like glue. I’m house trained as long as you let me out regularly and I’m really a pretty easy going guy to have around and I promise to love you with all my heart ??. The “dog”ter that checked me out when I got here said I definitely need to “lose a few” to be the healthiest boy! My foster family can tell you how we’re doing that with a thing called a “diet”. Hmmmm…..never heard THAT word before! lol

Anywho, I’m neutered, micro chipped, current with vaccines, had a dental and am on monthly heartworm and flea prevention. So, whatya think? Wanna meet me? Please go to www.viprescue.org and fill out an application, k? Don’t forget to put my name on it, Teddy! Hope to meet you soon.

Adoption Requirements: You must be a Florida resident, and be at least 25 years of age to adopt. To qualify for adoption, all of the pets in your home must be spayed or neutered, be current on all vaccines, preventatives, and have received consistent veterinary care. If you’ve had more than one Vet in the past 3 years, please provide all the names and number for each vet. This breed typically lives 13-15 years, so please keep that lifespan in mind, as your age should be appropriate for the pets estimated lifespan.

All of us at VIP Rescue are Volunteers, with families, jobs and pets of our own, so please be kind and patient. We select the most fitting application for the dog, not necessarily the timeliest adoption application. Please make sure to read the entire bio on the pet you’re interested in before applying to adopt to make sure you meet the pets needs. Thank you for thinking rescue.

Application form: https://viprescue.org/application-to-adopt

Bonnie / Redington Beach

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DOG NAME: Bonnie / Redington Beach

DOB: 4/14/14

DOG BREED: ShihTzu mix

DOG WEIGHT: 15 lbs

GENDER: Female

HOUSE TRAINED: yes, as long as I get out often. I will use tinkle pads if they are available.

LOCATION: Redington Beach, FL

GOOD WITH DOGS: Yes, but prefers to be your one and only

GOOD WITH KIDS: Prefer adult only home

COLOR: Black and White

FENCED YARD: not required.

Hi everyone, I’m Bonnie, a 9.5 year young (Active for my age) 15 lbs Shih tzu girl. My Mom had gotten sick and could no longer keep up with my care. Thankfully I made it to a “paw”some foster home here at VIP Rescue! I am now ready to find my “fur”ever family. IdealIy, I would love to be your one and only in my new home, but I have learned that I do get along with other mild mannered pups, but I do like being the alpha. I am house trained, as long as I get out frequently, but If I’m left too long without an outside break I do know how to use tinkle pads. I enjoy short walks when it’s cooler outside, and sunning myself in a yard or on a porch. I do like to play fetch with a ball, or I can entertain myself with toys. Will you have toys for me in my new home? That’d be great! Oh, I almost forgot to tell you, I do like to sleep in my humans bed. Yep, I’m just a “wittle” spoiled! Ha! I do have a touch of “attitude” every once in a while so an adult home would definitely be best. My hair grows and I do not shed, but I will need to be groomed on a regular basis (approximately every 6-8 weeks) Grooming can run anywhere from $60-120/per groom, so please keep this expense in mind if you are thinking of offering me a furever home.

I am spayed, microchipped, up to date with vaccines and on monthly heartworm and flea prevention, and also just had a fresh dental. I have by bags packed and I’m ready to goooooooooo! All I’m looking for is a loving, patient quieter adult only home to “chillax” in, could that be yours? Are you the home for me? Please submit an application with VIPRescue.org if you can offer me, Bonnie, a fabulous new home.

Adoption Requirements: You must be a Florida resident, and be at least 25 years of age to adopt. To qualify for adoption, all of the pets in your home must be spayed or neutered, be current on all vaccines, preventatives, and have received consistent veterinary care. If you’ve had more than one Vet in the past 3 years, please provide all the names and number for each vet. This breed typically lives 13-18 years, so please keep that lifespan in mind, as your age should be appropriate for the pets estimated lifespan.

All of us at VIP Rescue are Volunteers, with families, jobs and pets of our own, so please be kind and patient. We select the most fitting application for the dog, not necessarily the timeliest adoption application. Please make sure to read the entire bio on the pet you’re interested in before applying to adopt to make sure you meet the pets needs. Thank you for thinking rescue.

Application form: https://viprescue.org/application-to-adopt

Reese / Redington Beach

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DOG NAME: Reese / Redington Beach

DOB: 5/16/13

DOG BREED: Papillon Mix

DOG WEIGHT:  8.8 lbs  

GENDER:  Male

HOUSE TRAINED:  Yes, as long as he is let out often

LOCATION:  Redington Beach FL 

GOOD WITH DOGS: Yes, but should be a one and only in his home

GOOD WITH KIDS: older respectful, 16+

COLOR:  White, black and tan

PLEASE READ entire BIO

Hi there friends, it’s me, Reese! I’m an adorable 9lb, 10 year young (and VERY active) Papillion mix boy. I’m one of those zippy, zoomie type fellas, but, rest assured, you will fall in love with me! My previous life was a bit of the “ups and downs”, but now here at VIP Rescue, it’s all on the “up swing”! Foster Mom says I’m a good boy, but I’ll tell you what, once I get settled, it’s all about me! Yup, it’s my couch, my chair, my food, my lap, my bed, (well, our bed cuz’ I love sleeping in the human bed snuggled up with you!) and of course MY human. Ha! See what I mean! Because it’s “ all about me” , I’ll need to be your one and only in an adult only household with no kiddos or grand kiddos. I just don’t do well with them, k? I’m working on my housebreaking, foster Mom takes me on sniffy walks every few hours so I can learn to go potty outside. I’m getting there…..I really don’t need a fenced yard as long as you take me out frequently enough for potty breaks. I’ll also need to be groomed and brushed regularly or else I get all matted, and just so you know, I do shed a bit. I’m looking for quieter adult only “fur” home that has the time and patience for me, and one that’s home more often than not. I’m neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, had a recent dental and am on heartworm and flea prevention.

So…..whatya think? Am I the lil’ boy you’ve been looking for your whole life? Whatya waiting for? My bags are packed, I’m ready to rollllllllll! Please visit www.viprescue.org to fill out an adoption application! Hope to meet you soon!  Love and tail wags, Reese 

Adoption Requirements: You must be a Florida resident, and be at least 25 years of age to adopt. To qualify for adoption, all of the pets in your home must be spayed or neutered, be current on all vaccines, preventatives, and have received consistent veterinary care. If you’ve had more than one Vet in the past 3 years, please provide all the names and number for each vet. This breed typically lives 13-18 years, so please keep that lifespan in mind, as your age should be appropriate for the pets estimated lifespan.

All of us at VIP Rescue are Volunteers, with families, jobs and pets of our own, so please be kind and patient. We select the most fitting application for the dog, not necessarily the timeliest adoption application. Please make sure to read the entire bio on the pet you’re interested in before applying to adopt to make sure you meet the pets needs. Thank you for thinking rescue.

Application form: https://viprescue.org/application-to-adopt

Cooper / Seminole

Available for Adoption !!!

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DOB: 06/30/2020 

Breed: Scruffy Terrier 

Weight : 12 lbs

Gender: Male 

House trained: Yes, as long as I get out often. 

Location: Seminole, FL 

Color: Blonde 

Gets along with cats: No

Gets along with Dogs : Yes – similar sized and submissive – BUT NEEDS TO BE THE ONLY DOG IN THE HOME

Fenced Yard: Yes, required attached to home and secured on all sides… no exceptions.

ADULT MALE ONLY or very patient female home, no kiddos or Seniors

PLEASE READ ENTIRE BIO !!

Update 12-22-23 Hello World! Much has gone on in my life in the past few months. Mostly, the visit from my foster aunt has made me a bit of a ladies man. Don’t get me wrong, I still prefer the company of men, since I am a little toughie. At least that is what my foster mom tells me. However, the softer lap is definitely more comfortable. Plus the ladies seem to give longer belly rubs and I like that too. My leash walks are also much more fun now that I have a pack to roam the neighborhood together. My foster mom says I still might have a set back on occasion, but my behavior is much improved. So if you are in the market for a little project, I just might be the pup for you. We would consider a couple, but with that Female need to be extremely patient.

and the rest of the story Any incomplete application will NOT be processed. You should also call your Veterinarian’s office and give your permission for us to speak with them to gather the necessary information we need to process any applications. Failure to do so will result in your application being closed. 

Hello there, It’s me Cooper ( you may remember me from earlier cuz’ I’m still lookin’ for my forever person) I’m a 3 year old extremely handsome terrier mix boy. I have been told I am a member in good standing of the He-Man Woman Hater Club and am looking for a Daddy that has a lifestyle that allows me to keep my good standing. For some crazy reason, I just don’t get along with the lovely female human type. (I don’t really hate them, just not for me!)  I have no clue why, but hey, we all have our own “quirks”, right?

As a terrier, I have requirements that must be met by my future Daddy.  First, I must be the center of your universe. I love life as long as I get all the attention, so NO CHILDREN and NO OTHER PETS. In return, I will make you the center of my universe, snuggling and cuddling with you. Second, I require my Daddy to be a homebody, either work from home and/or retired as I am afflicted with separation anxiety. Third, I must be exercised on a very regular basis. I know that I really need an active Daddy and I also require a secured fenced in yard in a single family home (sorry, no townhomes, condos, manufactured homes and no rentals.) I know that’s going to eliminate some great Dads, but it’s what’s bestest for me. I might be little, but I require a lot of room to stretch my legs as I like to zoom, zoom, zoom throughout the back yard. It is my job to keep all predators out of the back yard and I am excellent at my job, if I do say so myself. Fourth, Bones and Toys!!!!  I enjoy chewing on bones and playing with my toys.  Fifth, lottsa love and patience!!! I am a good boy when all my requirements are fulfilled, which is mostly LOVE. I will also require regular grooming, so please keep that in mind. I share my current foster home with “Big Daddy” he sets all the rules here, and guess what? I’m a better boy for it.

I am neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and current on my heartworm and flea prevention! So, anywho, I just want to mention, and not to be mean or disrespectful, but if you don’t meet all my needs, please don’t apply for me. There are some other great pups in our rescue that might fit into your home better. I am neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and current on my heartworm and flea prevention. 

Applications that don’t meet my requirements will be not be processed and will be closed. 

Please visit www.viprescue.org to fill out an adoption application for me (might be the best decision of your life!) 

I really really hope my new Daddy is out there looking for his best boy, me! Cooper!

Standard Adoption Requirements: You must be a resident of FL., and be at least 25 years of age.  This breed typically lives 14-18 years, so keep his lifespan in mind if you are thinking of adopting. Your age should be appropriate for Coopers estimated lifespan.

Lexi / Largo

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DOG NAME: Lexi Latte/ Largo

DOB:  4/26/18

DOG BREED: Schnauzer

DOG WEIGHT:  10 lbs  

GENDER:  Female

HOUSE TRAINED:  yes

LOCATION:  Largo, FL

GOOD WITH DOGS: Yes – prefer a younger active pup established in home already, similar sized or smaller, no large dogs.

GOOD WITH KIDS: unknown – 13+ respectful 

COLOR:  White and Chocolate

FENCED YARD: required.

Hi there, I’m Lexi Latte, a 5yr old, 10 lbs, happy Schnauzer girl.

I hit the doggie jackpot when I found myself taken in by VIP Rescue and I am slowly getting comfortable and starting to come out of my shell.  I love to be around my foster mom and foster pup siblings.  I am learning what leash walks are and think I will get the hang of it pretty quick, but my foster mom feels a fenced yard is one of the things I will need in my furever home. I get along great with and play with the pups in my foster home, (they’re littles like me!) and I’m thinking I should have a similar sized  pup in my furever home too.   

I’m learning to play with toys now and I’m really having some fun!  I think I’d do best in an Adult home, but if there are children in the home, say 13+, we would need a meet and greet to see how we would do. I love to get carried around and love to sit on your lap, to hang outside with you, nap in the fresh air, and would love for you to take me everywhere with you or let me snuggle up on your lap for a nap. Do you have alot of time to spend with me? Cuz’ that’s what I like, lottsa love and attention!

I came into VIP Rescue with some ear issues that are currently being treated and hopefully it will clear up soon and I only need this routine for a short time. Foster Mommy will explain that to you. I am crate trained, and I like to sleep in one at night, no need to shut the door I go in on my own.  

I’m an easy going girl who will require regular grooming so please keep that in mind if you’re thinking about adopting me. The regular schedule would be every 8 to 10 weeks with an approximate cost anywhere from  $60-$90 per visit or maybe even more. 

I am up-to-date with my vaccines, microchipped, I have been spayed, had a recent dental, and am on heart worm and flea prevention along with being given a clean bill of health (except the ear thing) Woohoo!

Do you think I might be the gal for you? If so, please submit an application with VipRescue.org

Adoption Requirements: You must be a Florida resident, and be at least 25 years of age to adopt. To qualify for adoption, all of the pets in your home must be spayed or neutered, be current on all vaccines, preventatives, and have received consistent veterinary care. If you’ve had more than one Vet in the past 3 years, please provide all the names and number for each vet. This breed typically lives 13-18 years, so please keep that lifespan in mind, as your age should be appropriate for the pets estimated lifespan.

All of us at VIP Rescue are Volunteers, with families, jobs and pets of our own, so please be kind and patient. We select the most fitting application for the dog, not necessarily the timeliest adoption application. Please make sure to read the entire bio on the pet you’re interested in before applying to adopt to make sure you meet the pets needs. Thank you for thinking rescue. Application form: https://viprescue.org/application-to-adopt

Harold / Indian Rocks Beach

Available for adoption

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Dog Name: Harold

DOB: 12/12/2017

Breed: Shih tzu/mini poodle mix

Weight : 22 lbs current weight – Needs to a lose a few ;-(

Gender: Male

House trained: Yes

Location: Indian Rocks Beach, Fl

Gets along with cats: No

Gets along with Dogs : Yes

NO KIDS

Fenced Yard: REQUIRED – Fenced yard attached to your home.

Hi friends, my name is Harold! I’m a 6 year old, a shih tzu/mini poodle mix (a Shi-poo) who weighs about 22lbs(needs to lose a few). Do you remember me? I was adopted about a month ago and we tried to adjust to each other, but I learned that I need a home with only one human, I bond with one person and only one person. Life is a journey and we learned this about me. I’m all good now, and, well, I’m baaaaaaaack! And looking for my one and only human.

My favorite things are grassy backyards, car rides, going new places, walking the neighborhood on my leash, and of course, companionship and attention. I am a playful, friendly and affectionate guy. Did I mention super handsome too? Even got myself a new haircut, a big thank you to the nice folks at Pampered Paws Grooming Salon who volunteered their time to get me cleaned up! I sure feel better without all that long hot hair!! I will require regularly scheduled grooming appointments, so please consider the extra cost of that prior to submitting your application. If you cannot afford and are not willing to have me professionally groomed on a regular basis, like every 8-10 weeks, I am not the dog for you. Please consider one of my fellow short haired, non grooming required rescue friends instead.

I like and get along great with other friendly dogs, although I may bark when we first meet. Don’t take it personally, I’m just saying “hi, new friend.” Foster mom has introduced me to many dogs (and humans) and I love most everyone that respects my space, both in rest and play mode. (that’s a big thing with me) I share beds, toys and water bowls nicely too. Food, not so much – that’s my kibble! Paws of fellow canines!!

I would do well in a home with an already established small to medium size (under 35 lbs), friendly and very well socialized dog. I could also be an only dog, so long as I am your primary significant other. I do not want to be at home by myself for extended hours so if you work full time outside of the home, I’m really not the guy for you. I bond with one person and one person only in the home. If you are not a single human home I am not the guy for you.

Keep me on regular potty schedule and I’m pretty much housebroken. Like I said above, you need to be home to play with me and let me out to potty, not working all the time. I like routines and schedules, I’ll even let you know if you’re running late on my meal times. How do I do that? Foster mom calls it barking, but I’m really just talking to her about my wants and needs. I also “talk” to the delivery people, the garbage truck, people and things like big birds that appear outside the windows, and the doorbell, for example. I’m kind of like a little security alarm, which foster mom says can be a good thing, but if you or your environment is sensitive to canine talking (barking), I am not the doggie for you.

Foster mom says I am excellent on leash. She often walks me with 1-2 of my other dog friends and I don’t mind matching my pace with others. I love playing outside! I will need a single family adult only home with a secured fenced in yard for me to run, play and sniff. Sorry folks, no condos, townhomes, villas or rentals. This is not negotiable, and I sure hope you understand, but it’s what’s best for me.

Truth be told, I am not a big fan of those little humans you people call kids. If you have young children in your home or children that visit your home, I am not the dog for you. Please take note of this prior to submitting your Application because foster mom says this is not negotiable.

Foster mom does not have cats, but she’s got a little tiny dog that I am very friendly with and do not chase, but I really would prefer a “feline free” home, ok? Now, don’t I sound like the perfect pup? I think I am, but I do have some “quirks” that foster Mom will discuss with only the approved applicants. I will say that I MUST have an experienced dog owner, I’m not a 1st time pet for sure. You MUST be very active to keep up with all my playful energy, so if you’re a young, experienced active human, I might just be for you! Oh, another thingy, a home visit will be required for an approved applicant, and you must live within 1 hour of the St Petersburg/Clearwater area.

I am up to date on my vaccinations, neutered, microchipped, a fresh dental and on flea and heartworm prevention.

I’m ready to move along to my forever home, but foster mom is happy to have me for as long as it takes to find my perfect match, I’m not the easiest pupper to own due to my “quirks”. After reading and considering all of the above, if you think you might be the person for me, please submit your application for review at VIPRescue.org

ADOPTION REQUIREMENTS FOR HAROLD: You must be a permanent resident of FL, and be a very experienced dog owner, and as cute as he is, he’s not the doggie for a first time pet owner due to his “little quirkiness”. Harold does require a 6-foot fenced yard in a single family home. To qualify for adoption, all of the pets in your home must be spayed or neutered, they must be current on vaccines, preventatives, and have received consistent veterinary care. Harold could typically live 12-15 years, so keep his lifespan in mind if you are thinking of adopting him. Your age should be appropriate for his estimated lifespan. Adoption Donation: $350

Direct link: https://viprescue.org/harold-indian-rock-beach/

Application form: https://viprescue.org/application-to-adopt