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A Note of Thanks!
Dalmatian Rescue of Tampa Bay is very lucky to have three monthly supporters who we'd
like to thank and recognize. LouAnne Moody & Chris Capkovic, Ilyse Robertson and
Sonya Martin (sponsor of Emily). With 21 dogs under our care right now
(17 being long-termers), it costs alot for monthly care. We very much appreciate all
of our supporters and thank you many times over for caring for those spots who
have no one else but us.




 

Waldo Heads North

Four-Wheeling is now a Canadian Spot...Hey?

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Dal-O-Ween!

Spiders and Bats and Creepy Crawlies invade Lake Park at the DRTB Dal-o-Ween picnic! Original Post October, 2007.

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This Time, Forever!

Domanic makes a perfect landing and starts her new life with all four feet on the ground! Original Post September 30th, 2007.

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Doing the Puppy Dance...

Original Post: September 2007. I just want to celebrate another day of livin!

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Two Lives Saved!

Original Post: September 5th, 2007. A dose of love from DRTB volunteers made all the difference.
Re-Posted September 30th., 2007

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You Throw it, I'll CATCH it.

Original Post: August 27th, 2007. This "Sport" never drops a pass!
Re-Posted September 13th., 2007

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Loveable Sid

Original Post: August 18th, 2007. This beautiful boy is Sid, a DRTB resident. If you're thinking he is not 100% Dalmatian then you are 100% correct. Please click his photo for Sid's story.
Re-Posted September 9th., 2007

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Saving One at a Time

Two senior dals were heartlessly abandoned at high kill shelters. With time running out, DRTB managed to save one ... new volunteer, Jennifer, has now taken 12 year old Domanic to temporarily share her home until a new one can be found.
Original Post July 28th., 2007

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Dr. Zeus?

Big, Loveable and Goofy. Zeus at your service
Posted August 18th., 2007

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A Poem for Pongo

Saying goodbye to a cherished pup is never easy, but their spirit lives forever in our hearts.
Posted August 4th., 2007

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Treat Her like a Lady!

Ms Lady once roamed the streets of Plant City with no hope in sight. Now she has a plush new bed and a brand new start!
Posted June 10th., 2007

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Susie Crosses the Rainbow Bridge

Once abandoned and running scared, the old girl with sad eyes lived out her last year with caring DRTB volunteers.
Posted April 5, 2006.
Updated June 17th, 2007

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Daisy and Pirate!

Pirate and Daisy arrived at DRTB only recently from a high-kill shelter. Unfortunately, it has been discovered that Daisy has cancer. With treatment however, her future looks bright. Please click on her photo for an update to this continuing story.
Updated May 20th, 2007

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Honey Sweet!

The Spot that Haunted Us, "Honey", shows us what Mother's Day is all about. Originally left in a high-kill shelter to die, Momma and babies are safe in great hands! Please click the photo for story.
Updated May 13th, 2007

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April Showers!

April Showers bring more than flowers... It's raining Dals.
Posted April 16th, 2007

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Finally a Place to Call Home!

This little liver spotted boy is one sweet cookie and now he's destined to live one SWEET life.
Posted March 3rd, 2007
Updated: April 15th, 2007

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Sweetie Finds the Golden Egg on Easter!

A Special Easter Rescue!
Posted April 8th, 2007

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Clinging to Life, Little Depp fights Heartworms

Now undergoing heartworm treatments, Depp (no relation to Johnny or Jack Sparrow and as far as we know, is not a pirate) has his hopes set on a better life.
Updated April 1st, 2007

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Heartworms Strike Again

The male Dal from Miami tests positive for heartworms.
Posted April 1st, 2007

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Dr. DooLittle's North Bound Train

Two Dals are saved from Miami Shelter with just hours to spare!
Updated April 1st, 2007

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A Scary Start for This Newly Adopted Dal.

Bladder stones can strike without much warning, and quick action must be taken.
Posted March 17th, 2007

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Dreams Really DO Come True!

Sparkles finds love and hope with her new Mom.
Posted February 16, 2007

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A Special Spot Remembered

Sadly SusieQ Joins Our Friends At The Rainbow Bridge
Posted January 27, 2007

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Cindy Lou Meets Mama Joanne

Our First Adoption for 2007!
Posted January 14, 2007

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Maxine the Mix Goes Home

Great Adoptions Always Make Us Smile
Posted January 6, 2007.

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A Letter to Foster Dad Pappa Lee

Another Good Looking Spot Finds New Love.
Posted January 6, 2007.

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A Spotted Mechanic????.

Dal learns new trade......
Posted January 6, 2007.

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Two Handsome Spotted Dudes!

They make 46 spotted saves for the year.....
Posted January 5, 2007

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Corona The Reindeer

Another DRTB Alumni Pays A Visit.......
Posted January 1, 2007

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What the World Needs Now...

Non-spots get love too! DRTB saves another helpless pup.
Posted November 26th, 2006.

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Home for the Holidays!

Bowzer gets his health back and a new home for Christmas!
Posted November 26th, 2006.

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We Just Couldn't Say No.

Cleo, who was on death row, is saved by DRTB volunteers
Posted November 26th, 2006.

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In Memory of Edison

Remembering a Special Boy
Posted November 19th, 2006.

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One That Fell from Our Grasp

Times like these hurt the most.
Posted October 17th, 2006.

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Older Boy Still Loved

The first of our Three-Dog Weekend trio, Mushu, now Oscar, finds a new home.
Posted October 3rd, 2006.

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Houston Comes up a Winner!

While the first years of his life have not been the greatest, with his new home and his new name "Blue", it looks as though there is nothing but blue skies ahead!
Posted July 2nd, 2006.
Updated September 23rd, 2006

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Putting on the Ritz!

If you're going, you might as well go in style. That's how DRTB pups do it!
Posted September 22nd, 2006.

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Remember Three Dog Night?

Well how about a Three Dog Weekend?!
Posted September 10th, 2006.

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Over the Rainbow...

Domino, just click your heels three times and say, "There's no place like HOME!"
Posted September 10th, 2006.

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It's What We Do...

DRTB Chosen as a Rally to Rescue Ambassador
Posted September 10th, 2006.

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Just a Little Bit

Dalmatians come in all sizes, and this "Little Bit" now has a new name and a new home.
Posted July 30th, 2006.
Updated September 10th, 2006

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Driving Ms Daisy

Miss Daisy makes a brand new start with a beautiful new family and a beautiful new home!
Posted July 30th, 2006.
Updated August 20th, 2006

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A Time for Reflection...

DRTB takes a moment to reflect on a past adoption, and a very special man.
Posted August 20th, 2006.

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Playpals

Just hours away from the needle, DRTB spares two more lives.
Posted July 30th, 2006.

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Spot's Now a part of the Tribe!

Abandoned in Jacksonville, this 10 year-old sweetie had no place to call home ... that is ... until Ted found out about his plight. Now "Spot" is part of Ted's Tribe!
Posted July 12th, 2006.

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Georgia On My Mind

When this Dal's original owner became ill and could no longer care for him, things looked grim. But thanks to caring people in both Georgia and Florida, Sparky has a new home, and another chance at life.
Posted April 16th, 2006.
Updated July 11, 2006.

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Waggles and Company

Nap time in her new home ... Waggles settles into her life on Easy Street.
Posted July 4th, 2006.

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Playing Matchmaker

Ernie Earns His Spot! (no pun intended!)
Posted June 23rd, 2006.

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Walk the Walk, and Talk the Talk

Everything we do and say, every day, matters. Here's the proof.
Posted June 23rd, 2006.

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And Bingo was his name!

The second Island Dal goes to a new home -- and you just won't believe this story!
Posted June 18th, 2006.

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Eddie has His Dream Come True

Pulled from Hillsborough County, Eddie not only has a big smile and a big heart -- he now has a new home!
Posted May 7th, 2006.
Updated June 18th, 2006

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Island Pups!

If you get lost or abandoned on an island, the best that you can do is fall in love!
Posted June 18th, 2006.

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The Snargler...

Going on three years, Smokey Bear has snargled his way deep into Rich's heart!
Posted June 5th, 2006.

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Get a Taste of This!

Folks at the Taste of Pinellas saw spots before their eyes thanks to DRTB Volunteers.
Posted June 4th, 2006.

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Like a Rhinestone Cowboy...

Egor goes fancy dress and takes home a blue ribbon!
Posted June 2nd, 2006.

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Friends in High Places

When you are out of room, transfers from high-kill shelters to no-kill shelters make all the difference!
Posted June 2nd, 2006.

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Snatched From the Jaws of Death

Remember the cute 8-month-old pup on death row because his owners no longer wanted him? Thanks to DRTB volunteers, and his new People mom, Pecas has a new chance and a new home!
Posted May 7th, 2006.

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He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother...

Happy in their new home, these sibblings will be together for life!
Posted April 16th, 2006.

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Comet Loses His Fight with Cancer

A young Dal, Comet, came to DRTB in December of last year. Shortly after, it was discovered he had a deadly form of cancer. Today, his passing brings many tears to DRTB volunteers, but especially his foster dad, Lee. We remember Comet here.
Posted December 8th, 2005.
Updated April 9th, 2006

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A New Beginning!

Rescued from death row, the fabulous foursome of sibblings are on the road to happiness!
Posted March 25, 2006.

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A Letter From Home

Letters from previously adopted pups are always welcome!
Posted March 25, 2006.

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In Jail no More!

Though she spent the holidays at a high-kill shelter, Sammi puts a horrible past behind her to begin her new life.
Posted March 15, 2006.

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Hit by a Car.

Now fully recovered from the ordeal of being struck by an auto, Dali Mae (renamed Daisy) has found complete happiness with her new owners.
Posted January 15, 2006.
Updated March 15th, 2006.

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DRTB Volunteers Rescue Two Girls in Distress.

It's the Boys to the Girl's rescue as these two Dals are saved from a high-kill shelter.
Posted March 5th, 2006.

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Dottie Finds Her Special Companion.

Dottie was present when her owner was murdered. In desparate need of a home, a friend of the family steps up to the plate and adopts her.
Posted January 16th, 2006.
Updated March 5th, 2006

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Remembering Sweet Lucy

Though her life was cut tragically short, in her last days, Lucy knew love.
Posted February 23rd, 2006

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Dozer Goes Home!

DRTB completes our 2nd Adoption of the Year. Following in Merlin's footsteps, Dozer goes home!
Posted December 31st, 2005.
Updated February 19th

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He'll Cast a Spell on You!

Turned into a high-kill shelter by uncaring owners, Merlin works some magic of his own to become our FIRST ADOPTION OF 2006!
Posted January 18th, 2006.

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We've Got Mail!

Letters like these make all of us at DRTB feel so good! We're real suckers for happy endings!
Posted January 15, 2006.

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Helping Make Room for Hurricane Victims!

Pups were being shuffled all over the state in order to help the overcrowding caused by Hurricane Katrina. Andy and Peebles were two such pups. Here's an update on their status.
Posted October 2nd, 2005.
Updated: January 12th, 2006

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DRTB Off to a Fast Start in 2006!

Already this year, we have been able to save the lives of three more spotted dogs. One has been adopted, Merlin, who you will hear all about. The other two, one being the pretty 5 year old shown here, are being transported and cared for until we get them into a no-kill shelter where we have made arrangements for them.
Due to the number of Dals in foster right now that no one is adopting due to their age, we have to work out whatever we can to continue saving lives. Luckily, we have wonderful friends in high places. We work with them to get the dogs adopted...just need a place to house them.
Thanks to Sherry, Lee, Chris, LeeAnn, Rich and our friends at HSNP for helping start the new year off right.
Posted January 11th, 2006.

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Remember the Young Lady from Polk County?

Found starving, her skin covered in fleas, this blue eye, brown eye girl has recovered, and becomes DRTB's 50th adoption of the year! "Lady" will now spend Christmas with a new Dad in her new home!
Posted September 11th, 2005.
Updated December 11th, 2005.

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Spotted Snuggle Bunny

This Dal, Taser, was about to be put down, but DRTB volunteers say, "NO!"
Posted December 8th, 2005.

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"Sleepy" Goes Home.

When her family moved, they took the hunting dogs, but abandoned this poor girl. After several months of recovery, Sleepy is now sleeping in her new home!
Posted August 21st, 2005.
Updated October 22nd, 2005.

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Half-Pint Puppy!

So small she could be a sideshow attraction at the fair, this little sweetie with a big heart now has a new HOME. She's been adopted!
Posted August 3rd, 2005.
Updated September 25th, 2005.

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Hurricane Katrina Victim

Amongst the ruins, animals like this one, have clung to life. A DRTB volunteer steps up to the plate to help.
Posted September 25th, 2005.

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The Rescue that Was but Wasn't!

No two rescues are alike ... and this one was definitely different!
Posted September 18th, 2005.

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Want to help out? Want to work with the Dals?
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Sittin' Pretty ... is NO LONGER in Jail.

Adopted into a loving home, "Purdy" as she is now known, frolics and plays in the Dalmatian way!
Posted August 14th, 2005.
Updated September 12th, 2005

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Handsome Bo Finds the Perfect Home!

Bo had been taken to a hi-kill shelter because his owner "didn't have time for him." We are happy to report his new owners don't have that problem. With a brother Dal to romp with, and horses to run alongside, Bo just loves his new home!
Posted July 24th, 2005.
Updated September 10th, 2005.

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The Putnam Dal

Rescued out of Putnam County, this "once abused" Dalmatian is leaving the past behind!
Updated August 21st, 2005.

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Howie Asks: Howie can You not Love Me?

Another victim of our throw-away society, Howie hopes for another chance.
Posted July 23rd, 2005.

We are saddened to tell you this sweet little pup died last night (7-23-05) from a heart attack caused by heartworms. Susan Weber adds an Open Letter to his previous owners on his page.
Updated July 24th, 2005.

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Mocha likes her New Name, and her New HOME!

Rescued by DRTB, and then Adopted! Mocha is now Sadie. She has it all!
Posted July 24th, 2005.

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A Last Act of Kindness

Mystic, you will be remembered as a sweet, gentle soul, and we love you.
Posted July 18th, 2005.

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Living it Up!

Sharmin, now Carmen, tests out the waters in her new home!
Posted July 17th, 2005.

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Dottie Is Adopted.

This deaf girl finds love and a new home!
Updated July 7th, 2005.

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The Pup who came to Breakfast ... Has been Adopted!

The intruder that startled Susan early one morning has his dreams come true!!!
Posted June 8th, 2005.
Updated July 7th, 2005

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Dancing in the Sun!

For Sundance, it will be a HAPPY 4th of July!
Posted July 2nd, 2005.

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Looking Much Better!

Petey finds a new home, a new Dad, and has begun heartworm treatment.
Posted June 25th, 2005.

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Another Happy Ending!

Finding his new home last January, Dylan (now known as "Captain Morgan") sends his greetings.
Posted June 19th, 2005.

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Saved Before Time Ran Out!

Safe for now, but a MAJOR heartworm treatment lies ahead.
Posted June 12th, 2005.

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He's the Boogie Woogie "BeagleBoy" of Company B!

Caught in a life-or-death situation, DRTB joins another rescue group to save this non-spotted Beagleboy.
Posted June 4th, 2005.

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Waiting for the "Sparkle" to Return

Believe us ... it HAS! With a new name, Sara, and a new home, this girl now has it all!
Posted April 3rd, 2005.
Updated May 24, 2005.

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Krissie Begins Treatment.

Pulled from Miami Animal Services last month, Krissie has begun her heartworm treatments.
Posted April 10th, 2005
Updated May 22nd, 2005

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This is Homer!

Just a big ole boy with a handsome face and a lot of heart! He's ready for a new home ... well, ALMOST ready.
Posted April 30th, 2005.
Updated May 22nd, 2005

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Special Thanks:

Our Dals will be enjoying the hot summer in comfort this year with many, many heartfelt thanks (and 100 puppy mooches!) to Tara & Doug Bravata of Weichert Realtors in Clearwater. Due to the beating our shelter AC has taken in just one year, it needed a major overhaul in order to keep functioning. Without their generousity, we would have had to take money out of our constantly strained operating funds that only keep us going Day by Day.

In Rememberence of a loving father and friend who was a softie for strays ... especially his beloved Dalmatian "Dalton", donations have been made in Memory of Seymour L. Honig by his daughter Catherine Honig and family friend Ronald Lehman. We thank them for remembering the Dals who aren't lucky enough to have anyone who cares about them. The donations will go to make sure that at least one or two more homeless pups WILL!

 

The Cutest Ever!

Three weeks ago, this puppy was on death row. Today, she's in the arms of her new mom, Lynn!
Updated May 8th, 2005.

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IN THE NEWS:
MAX GETS SWEET JUSTICE: Some of you may remember the 2 year old mix that we recused last year who was beat so severly in the head with a hammer, his skull was cracked open. We have just found out the cruel person who did this had his day in court earlier this week. Although the case was won, there was little justice in it. Sadly as in most animal cruelty cases, no one would come forth as a witness to say they saw him beating the dog (although everyone heard it happening). He was only slapped with a $263 fine for failure to provide medical treatment to his animal. Hopefully, this man will have bad karma for many years to come.

The best revenge we feel we got for little Max was putting him in a perfect home with people who just say they can't love him enough. He's the dog they have always wished for and will never suffer abuse again. (Max will be featured in our 2006 DRTB calendar so you will get to see just how wonderful he lives now.)

 

Play for Strays!

Play for Strays was a big success for our spots!
Posted May 1st, 2005.

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Dottie Finds Happiness!

We love to get letters like this!
Posted April 19th, 2005.

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An Amazing Reunion

Why is this Dal smiling? Check it out!
Posted April 14th, 2005.

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22 & Counting

2005 has been a busy year for DRTB. Once again our volunteers get into gear and the result? Sam, Dal #22 is rescued and adopted!
Posted March 26th, 2005.

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A Special Rescue for a Senior Dal.

When not even radio ads could find the owners of this senior Dal found wandering around in a head collar, DRTB comes to the rescue.
Posted March 13th, 2005.

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Jesse:
You've Been Spotted!

It's been a year since Jesse teamed up with his new Dad Terrence. 50,000 miles later, the road ahead still looks bright.
Posted March 9th, 2005.

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DRTB Volunteers!
They're the Best.

Make no mistake about it. DRTB volunteers are our lifeline!
Posted March 4th, 2005.

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A Sad Farewell

Our favorite little pup in a raincoat, Tramp, has crossed the rainbow bridge.

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"Hope" was rescued in Lakeland on Thursday, October 23rd.
Hope's rescue and the months that followed have been archived. Please click on the photo above to return to that incredible day, and the little spotted girl who stole our hearts!
Hope found her new "forever home" August 2004.