Toni/Citrus Park

UPDATE 8 21/19

Hi. My name is Toni and I’m thought to be a ….dog. 
My foster dads say I am all love. 24/7 I love to be in your lap, snuggled next to you. I am so gentle and want to make my humans happy so I pay attention and do what I’m told. I am a good girl on my papers in the house (paper trained) and now that I know where I’m supposed to go haven’t had any accidents. I am a quick learner and would probably be able to be housetrained outside quickly.
I get along with my sister dog and brother cat and am happy to play with them.
I would be the perfect lap dog if you want someone to just chill with you and watch tv or take a nap.
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Welcome to today’s game of GUESS THE BREED ?

 Is she , min-pin-ish ?

Is she chi- ish ?

Is she terrier -ish ?

 Really ? who cares !!

We can confirm she is cute,  darling , sweet , a lover , super friendly and charming !

Toni is thought o a be an “ISH” about 3.5 years young and 9 pounds-ish .

Toni is current on her shots , micro chipped , spayed , had a dental and is well into her successful treatment for heartworm disease . Early Sept she need her last injection and a followup in 30 days then she is good to go !. Our vet is in Palm Harbor so being close to there will make the date sensitive appointment , easy .

Stay tuned for more on our Darling Toni !

 and don’t forget to submit your application !

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Chapter 1

Having tested positive for heartworm, in an over crowded rural shelter , his next walk was to the death room. However his sweet and charming personality , paired with his soulful eyes, caught the attention of a rescue transporter who , whispered , you will have a Chapter 2.

Chapter 2

Safely landed ,  his new friends had him retested . He now tested negative . Now we are at a cross road, proceeding with caution, we are putting him up for adoption as a HEARTWORM WATCH. We know there are always false positives and false negatives , in the testing . We will do follow up testing for a few months to make sure he tests negative .

Chapter 3

Taylor is an easy addition to our foster family.  At 2 years old he a gentleman with spunk.  He walked into our home with calm and confidence.  Taylor plays well with the puppy and Pit Bull yet manages to stay out of the craziness.  When the puppy tried to muscle in on his breakfast, Taylor gently nudged him out of the way.  When they were all outside, Taylor ran around the yard with the pack, but did not run in the house.  He appears to be house trained and looking for his forever home. Chapter 4

He is thought to be a jack russell mix and is about 2 years young and about 17 lbs. He is neutered , micro chipped , current on his shots and given heartworm prevention . Thanks to Fluff Cuts in Clearwater for the spa day !

Chapter 5

 Are you his forever chapter ? please submit your application.

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Salem is thought to be a terrier mix who is about a year and half old , 21 lbs and , frankly , channels his inner Steve Martin or a lightning bold, depending on that moment in time . He is a comedic flash that will have you playing and laughing !

Salem is still a puppy , trying to figure out what he can , and can not do , while remaining in his foster parents good graces  !

He is full of energy as any pet parent of a puppy knows all too well.  He plays well with the Pit and Jack Russell in the home, runs outside in the fenced yard with abandon.  Sometimes he gets a little too rowdy, but takes instructions well from the older and wiser canines in the home.  If you love the pitter patter of feet running across your floor and a goofy look of bewilderment, Salem is the puppy for you.  He missed the first few classes of manner basics, so he is a work in progress !

He is current on his shots,neutered , micro chipped and on heartworm prevent . Apply now , he will be gone in a flash !

Thanks to The Hairy Hound for the fresh groom!

Please submit your application .

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I will push to the limits, play hard, learn fast and LOVE  my human! I am brave and bold and darling and delicate  !  I AM A SHIH TZU !

Giselle is thought to be 2 years old and 11 lbs. She is current on her shots, micro chipped,spayed and on heartworm prevention. She is recovering from a little somethin’ somethin’ skin thing from flea bites on her back , but is well on her way to beautiful!

Early ranking puts her at a B for housetraining , B+ for leash walking , A+ from sleeping quietly through the night , and an over the chart AAA+++ for fun and personality !

ANY QUESTIONS  Apply to adopt

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CALYPSO / Leesburg, FL



VIP RESCUE – Leesburg, Florida.

HI Fans! My name is Calypso, Caly for short. I am 4 years old, I weigh 50 pounds, and I am a super cute silver beige Standard Poodle. I like people, I like other dogs, but I am a little shy at first and it takes awhile for me to settle in. I will fetch my toys, I get poodle zoomies, and I can howl when I want to. I am looking for a home with another dog I can learn from, and to keep me company and play nicely. I need a fenced yard so I can run, romp, and play. I would like to sleep in your bed with you. I have learned a lot since I have been in rescue; my past was secluded and not so nice. So – I have lots to learn but am very smart and am catching on very quickly in my foster home. I will be loyal to the end, and follow you everywhere you go. I like to be in your business all the time.

I already know sit, down, and we are working on the stay. I am improving on my leash training, and house training and hope to have that mastered very soon. Due to my lack of socialization, I am unsure of new things, and new people. But my progress in in rescue is astounding and I hope to find a home that is patient with me and continues my progress. I can be the social butterfly when I get comfortable. I am looking for a home that its people are home a lot of the time. I do not like to be left much, and may howl for a brief period when my person leaves. I am looking for someone patient and calm to help me advance my socialization. I would like to goto basic obedience training to further advance my skills and understand your expectations. VIP Rescue will refund you up to $100 for the class once you provide proof of completion. I am fostered in Leesburg, FL.

I am scheduled for entropion surgery this week and hope to find my new home once that is healed first part of September. I have all my vaccines, am heartworm negative, spayed, and a very healthy girl. I require frequent brushing, and monthly grooming; so please take that into consideration. I eat Purina Pro Plan and will come with some food to get me started.

If you need a best friend for life, that is me! Calypso! I can be adopted to Florida Residents.

If you would like to meet me, please complete an adoption application at VIP RESCUE

My adoption donation is $400. Up to  $100 will be refunded when you provide certification to VIP RESCUE that I have completed basic obedience training at the trainer of your choice.

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Haili :

holding down the dog bed : Level EXPERT

holding down the day bed : Level EXPERT

holding down the couch : Level EXPERT

Just another exciting day at Camp Terri , where Haili never let’s you down , knowing that the dog bed, day bed or couch will not escape on Haili’s watch . Haili is looking for a home where , she can do pretty much nothing !.  The long evening walks are not her thing . Endless hours of chasing toys, nope .. According to Haili , barking is such a waste of good sleeping time . So if YOU  , are looking for a friendly couch accessory , look no further .

Haili is thought to be a maltese /poodle mix. About 10 years young and about 12 lbs. She is house trained and , loves being next to her human , well, as long as you are sitting , like , on the couch . She is current on her shots, micro chipped , spayed , had an extensive dental and is on heartworm prevention.  So , if low key is your thing , then Haili is your gal . When she gets up , she will review , your application !


I can’t even imagine how terrified this delicate little girl felt has she wander , most likely for months by her intake condition . Matted , flea infested , hungry and limping until found by animal services . Most likely , she is a 9 year old , under weight at 9 lbs  Maltese mix . She is now  current on her shots,  spayed, micro chipped and on heartworm prevention . Sadly , her dental has left her toothless . But , believe me , that HAS NOT  slowed her food intake down .

It is apparent that her past included a home , with love . But , her story is unknown. She is quite familiar with household comforts, like THE COUCH  , the sound of the refrigerator opening , and air conditioning! Her recall of house training is returning also ! Playing has not been part of the last few days .HOWEVER ,   She excels at couch lounging and pillow hoarding . Haili does have a limp , and apparently it was a past injury , that has no fix . If a lovely , low activity companion pet is you wish , apply !   Stay tuned for her glamour shots !

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Fargo is a wonderful little 13Lb Terrier mix.  And he’s about 7 years young.

He had to have an eye removed because of neglect in his former life.  But it doesn’t phase this little trouper at all. Not an issue!

He’s vocal when he wants something, like a walk, to go out and go potty  (he is housebroken), when he’s hungry or if he wants to get up or down on furniture to be with you to enjoy your company.

He likes being around his humans.

He gets along with all people, as well as dogs and cats.

Basically, he’s a Perfect addition to a quiet, low-key home.



 As you know, Vet bills can be very expensive. 

VIP Rescue would gratefully accept any and all donations to help with

Fargo’s Vet bills.

Thank You!





What a trouper Fargo is!!

In the past month, since he came to us, he’s undergone a dental, all shots and vaccines updated, updated on flea and heartworm meds, he’s received a micro chip, suffered from an allergy and had an eye removal surgery!

I mean, Really!!?

 It’s amazing how these animals bounce back!!

But….BAM! He’s Back!!

He has had no problem at all in the loss of one eye.

No One likes The Cone…lol

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It’s been 2 weeks since his eye surgery.


The area has healed beautifully, per the vet who saw him yesterday to take out his stitches.


The area won’t even be noticeable when his hair grows back.  And, truely, he’s not phased at all.

  (Yay! Shout Out to Dr Stallman @ Day & Evening Vet Clinic in Palm Harbor)

Dr Stallman also gave him a shot for his allergy (which has already helped his itching). And we have him on a food for his allergy.

And he gained a pound!! He’s still light at just under 13 Lbs.

 He’ll be seeing the groomer soon, but just for a little touch up.  He’s got the most beautiful, thick black coat with grey in it.  It’s just gorgeous.

 Fargo’s a great guy that loves to have fun and adores attention.

He’s vocal to go out to potty and in his play.

He gets along with people, dogs, cats…basically, everyone he meets.

He Loves his walks and is house broken.

 As you know, Vet bills can be very expensive. 

VIP Rescue would gratefully accept any and all donations to help with

Fargo’s Vet bills.

Thank You!






Some people are blind to dog neglect .
Some dogs are blind BECAUSE OF  neglect !
Meet Fargo ! He is thought to be a 7 years young .10.9 lb mixed terrier . This happy little boy is current on his shots, micro chipped , neutered and on heart worm prevention . He will need one eye enucleation and a dental after he becomes healthy enough once his skin condition clears up and general health improves .Most dogs do very well after the painful eye is removed because the other eye is fine and dogs are scent  animals . They do not rely on vision as humans  do .
Fargo is energetic, fun , very playful , apparently house trained and good on a leash . He get along well with other dogs. Fargo is an easy fit for most households .
We don’t know why this great companion pet has gotten to this health challenge . We do know that it will be expensive and we could use your financial support to cover this medical bills . Thank you in advance for anything you can contribute !
We are accepting applications for this fantastic little guy , for a later take home date . To welcome Fargo to your hearth and home , you must submit your application .
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UPDATE 8/21/19
Shaggy aka Happy Dog has her third update and we saved the best for last!
I’m the cutest little ShihTzu you will ever meet. I’ve recovered from a really hard life, but hey I’m looking forward not backwards. My coat is shiny and black and I’ve waves that my foster Mom loves. Yesterday I started even playing with toys for the first time.
I’ve been healing with my foster family for a little over a month. I’m good on a leash now, I’m housebroken and I have great manners.
I really need a fenced back yard because since I discovered that I can run, jump and bark at squirrels, it’s my favorite pass time and my happy place.
Did I say I love squirrels and I love being out in the yard, feeling grass under my feet and smelling fresh air.  My second happy place is right next to you.
I do need eye drops but I sit pretty because I get a treat afterwards.
I’m good with my foster pack and even try playing with them sometimes.
I do the cutest little dance when I know I’m getting fed which is why my foster Mom started calling me Happy Dog.  I’m easy, kind, loving, well mannered and just so sweet.  I’m 10 years old, appoximately 13 lbs,  up to date on my shots, micro chipped, had a dental and I’m spayed.
If you want a loving, loyal, sweet addition to your family please go to


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Shaggy tested negative for Heartworm and Microfilaria !!  We are so excited for this news . As usual, followup is necessary , but the tedious schedule for time sensitive appoints are cancelled .
Shaggy AKA Happy Girl is thought to be a 10 year old shih tzu. She is about 13 lbs of love !! Shaggy is current on her shots , spayed, micro chipped , had a dental , and will require , of course heartworm prevention monthly and eye drops for dry eye .
Shaggy says no to a leash , but yes to a fenced yard .. Bonus , she is house trained. Shaggy likes to spend time out side observing squirrels , barking at squirrel,and chasing squirrels.  She is a real treat to have around. So , share the great news !! Shaggy is ready to go !
To welcome this little delight , please submit your application
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Shaggy aka Happy Dog has come a long way.
She is approximately 10-11 years old. VIP saved me right before I was going to be put down, due to medical issues.  My skin is cleared up and my fur is growing back nicely.  I will need eye drops for the rest of my life due to dry eye, but I sit pretty because I know I get a treat after.
I am heart worm positive and will begin my treatments soon, so you have to live in the county so you can bring me to VIP Rescue’s veterinarian in Palm Harbor and they are time sensitive and have be done on the schedule.
I’m house broken, not too fond of a leash and I HAVE to have a fenced back yard, because I have discovered that I love chasing squirrels up in the trees and lay in the cool grass. If I could I would spend all day in the back yard, but my foster Mom won’t let me stay out when it’s too hot.
I’ve been spayed, had all my shots, I’m micro-chipped, had a dental. I get along with my foster pack but have not been tested with cats or children. If you are interested in making me a family member go to and fill out an application.


Up Date on Shaggy !

Hey guys, my foster Mom is so excited to give you an update! She calls me Happy now!
My skin is healing nicely and I have whispers of hair growing where there was none. My eyes are clear, even though I will need a few  eye drops for dry eye  for the rest of my life and I sit real nice for them to be put in and then I get a treat.

I’m approximately 10 years young, a delicate  12 lbs   shih tzu mix, with a precious under bite. I’m up to date on my shots, spayed, had a dental and  micro chipped  I do still need to have my heart worm treatment, but I’m a fighter and I’m sure that will be okay too.  VIP will pay for that treatment even if you adopt me, but you will have to keep time sensitive appointments at their vet in Palm Harbor.Please educate yourself on heartworm disease before applying .. Most of my health concerns are in the past !

I’m filling out with my hair and my weight and I just bounce with joy and life now. I would love to be your one and only even though I get along fine with my foster pack. Bonus, I’m housebroken. I’m going to be a shining diamond soon.   If you would love a love bug and want to see me complete my transformation into a beautiful girl please go to and apply. Thanks to all those that donated and I could still use some donations !

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ALL DOGS GO TO HEAVEN . not yet ,Shaggy , not yet .


ear infection , eye infection , dry eye, yeast infection , alopecia, yeasty skin, skin infection , gum disease   and heartworm disease . All of the above for our darling little Shaggy . She is thought to be 10 years young and all of 12 lbs . She is now current on her shots , micro chipped , spayed , had a dental , and EVERYTHING  else being treated .

Shaggy is an inspiration , to all in rescue . She is a fighter and so willing to trust again. Used by a greeder breeder for profit , and  then TOTALLY  neglected . All of her health issues are a result of neglect . This little shih tzu gal is a daring ! Sweet , gentle and so wanting to be loved !

We welcome you to follow her progress , and ask for your kind  assistance with her medical expenses !

Bach /Myakka City/SPECIAL NEEDS

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Bach is thought to be a 12 year old 12 lb poodle.He is current on his shots , micro chipped, neutered and  on heartworm prevention
Bach was very sick when he came to us. He had an infection in his liver as well as heartworms. both have been taken care of. We feel he was mistreated, he doesn’t like loud noises or yelling. He is very timid but warms up with love and kindness. he loves to cuddle when you are laying down. He needs to be in a one dog family with an experienced owner. He is potty trained and loves to run in the fenced yard.
We are guessing he’s about 12 years old. He needs you to help him become the sweet, loving dog he can be. PLEASE consider donating to his forever foster care

Raven/ Clearwater

Raven 10.1.2018
I arrived to rescue emotionally broken. Some thing along the way made me terrified of humans, I am Raven , a three year old, 14 lb scottie mix. In my fear of humans, I appear to be aggressive but really , I am just protecting the little space around me. My foster mom , has been working with me and , once I get to know you I am a snuggle buddy. I have had all my shots, neutered, micro chipped and on heartworm prevention. I love to play fetch, watch TV with my foster mom.. I am really good on a leash and take my business out side.I am great with out dogs .  Some one stole my , good first impression. Are you willing to win my trust ?  You will need to love me for my good looks to start with . So pack your patience and we can be best friends !I am best suited for an experienced pet parent. Raven must have a fenced yard at a single family home , owned by pet parent
If you want to meet , you need to submit your application !
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Mambo/Myakka City/ SPECIAL NEEDS


Mambo is a goof ball. That said he will follow you anywhere, he wants to be near you all the time. He had the worst ear infection we had ever seen. They did remove his right ear but he was finally pain free. He is deaf. but it does not hold him back. He is potty trained as long as he gets out often. He is good on a leash and rides well in the car. He loves people and gets along with other dogs and cats. We think he is about 13 years old with  arthritis. His favorite time of day is breakfast and dinner  and nap time. he dogs play with his toys. Please consider donating to his  forever  foster care .

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If clown was a breed , there would be no need to describe Mambo’s personality . But since it is not , his sparkling personality prevails ! He is goofy  and fun ! Simply a delight to be around. He is thought to be 9 years young and 23 lbs of love . He is current on his shots, micro chipped, neutered, had a dental and on heartworm prevention.Before his arrival to rescue life, was not kind to Mambo. Neglect of a major ear infection ,left him with having to have the ear removed . Has not changed his personality ! He does have some hearing loss, He has a little dry eye and a touch of arthritis. Mambo is an inspiring companion pet , simply full of fun , after what life dealt him. He is super friendly , good with other dogs , good on a leash too !

Just look at that face , big brown eyes , and a smile for all .  He is waiting to meet you , so submit your application !


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Jolly has been in foster for over two years and approximately 10-12 years old.  He is  not adoptable because of his past neglect and abuse. His expenses every month are for heart guard, nexguard, eye drops,a and supplements to give him the best quality life he can have. We groom him because he can’t be groomed by anyone but it’s a 4-5 hour job.  He occasionally needs antibiotics for his eyes, he is completely blind but had re occurring eye infections. We would appreciate a sponsor or just donations to help with his care. Just because he is deemed un-adoptable doesn’t mean he shouldn’t be cared for and loved by a permanent foster/hospice. He came from a puppy mill. It averages between 30-60 dollars a month. PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING TO HIS FOREVER FOSTER CARE


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