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Puppies and dogs in Lakeland, Florida

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These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Lakeland, Florida. To learn more about each adoptable dog, click on the "i" icon for fast facts, or their photo or name for full details.
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Pudle

Shih Tzu Shih Tzu

Male, Senior
Orlando, FL
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Not good with dogs, Good with cats, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Puddle, loves to play and sleep. His favorite you are a raccoon. He is loyal and obedient. He is house-trained however at first is anxious when left alone. He is not noisy and gets along with most except other dogs. He is not aggressive he just stays away from them. Please help me rehome Pudle to a family or person who wants a dog that warms your heart and makes you smile. I am only giving him up because I don't have a home for him since moving.
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Suki

American Pit Bull Terrier

Female, Puppy
Orlando, FL
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats,
Story
Suki is a 2 months old puppy, pure breed pit bull, she’s very sweet and playful, very friendly and gets along with cats and dogs. I adopted her from my friends who’s a breeder, but now the landlord doesn’t allow me to add more pets to the household since I already have two cats and another pit bull at home, so I have to find her a new home. Need someone /a family who’s loving, caring, have time for her, patient and can take good care of her. Contact my email ljsissy02@gmail.com to schedule a meet up with her.
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Atlas

Samoyed

Male, Adult
Orlando, FL
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Hi, Atlas is just about 4 years old. I got him at a time where I had four other roommates and much more time to care for him and play. Since then, I have gotten less roommates and my job requires more hours. He is starting to show that he needs more attention that I cannot provide. He needs lots of love, lots of walks, lots of play time. He has never bitten another animal. He is quite loud but I assume this is because of the fact that he wants more playtime than I can give. Recently Atlas ran into the woods and came back with a scar on his front left leg and some damage on his paws around his nails. He is improving a ton, I have photos of him now that I will upload. At the request of the applicant I can send before and after photos to show his improvement.
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Mizizi

Silky Terrier Poodle (Toy or Tea Cup)

Female, Young
Orlando, FL
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Needs experienced adopter,
Story
Mizizi is two years old. She’s very friendly and lovable. She’s a bit shy sometimes when around new people. My only gripe about her is she needs extra care when it comes to potty training and needs to be on walks a lot. I haven’t been able to train her like my other dogs since I work majority of the day so I would like someone who has time to really spend time with her and play with her.
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Duke

German Shepherd Dog

Male, Young
Orlando, FL
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Not good with cats, Needs experienced adopter,
Story
Duke is a one year old German Shepard Dog. He loves to be outside and run around with his favorite toy in his mouth. Duke loves food and is very food motivated. Duke does not like cats, or any other small animals. Duke knows a few basic commands.
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Lanikai

American Staffordshire Terrier

Female, Adult
Orlando, FL
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Not good with dogs, Not good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
I’ve had Lanikai (laa·nee·kai) since she was 8 weeks. She’s a good girl. She’s 6 now. Her birthday is June 13th. She loves cuddles and being outside. She loves to play fetch and tug of war. She knows basic commands such as sit, down, stay, leave it and let’s go. While staying with my brother, his dog attacked Lani while she sleeping. This unfortunately and understandably ruined her image of other dogs. I think it’s possible for her to be around other dogs without attacking. I’ve taken in two dogs with her and she didn’t attack. I introduced them slowing and over time she doesn’t become aggressive. She does have “walls up” though. I tried my best to always provide for her. Sadly, my living situation has taken a turn and I can’t find a friend that can hold on to her until I’m able to be stable again. She’s a strong dog, keep that in mind when considering. Thank you.

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All Animal Florida Rescue

Lakeland, FL 33801

Pet Types: cats, dogs, rabbits, reptiles, small animals

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TLC PetSnip Community Outreach

1701 East Gary Road, Lakeland, FL 33801

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Furever Friends Animal Rescue Inc

Lakeland, FL 33809

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Looking for a Home

5337 Norh Socrum Lopp Road #124, Lakeland, FL 33809

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Paw Prints Pet Rescue Inc

154 Leitha Way, Lakeland, FL 33809

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Zelda's K9 Rescue

Lakeland, FL 33809

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Bell's Promise Animal Rescue, Inc.

Lakeland, FL 33809

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Saving Paws Rescue of Florida, Inc.

Lakeland, FL 33809

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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SPCA Florida

5850 Brannen Road S, Lakeland, FL 33813

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Sunshine Big Dog Rescue

Plant City, FL 33565

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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