Our Mission

Mission Statement

The Dog Liberator is a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing homeless and abandoned dogs, primarily dogs from high-kill shelters and owners who can no longer care for them. By working with committed volunteers, local veterinarians, trainers, and foster homes, we are able to rescue hundreds of dogs every year.

From June of 2009 to date, we have rescued, rehabilitated, spay/neutered, and re-homed over 700 dogs throughout the Southeast.

Our dogs are fostered in a home environment which enables us to evaluate the dog’s true temperament, provide them with loving temporary care, and find them well-matched, carefully screened homes. We also serve as a resource to our community and all pet owners by providing education and information on responsible pet ownership, including the importance of spay/neuter, positive behavior training, and good nutrition. Our dogs are examined, vaccinated, micro-chipped, spayed or neutered before they are re-homed.

The Dog Liberator continues to focus on rescuing herding dogs. Herding dogs have specific needs, both physical and mental, and when adopted into the wrong environment, they can develop behavioral issues. Herding breeds consist of Collies, Border Collies, Australian Shepherds, Shetland Sheepdogs, and herding mixes.

The Dog Liberator prides themselves on rescuing and adopting deaf/blind dogs and shy fearful dogs that are at high risk for euthanasia.

Activities & Services:

• Rescue and Re-Home Adoptable dogs from kill-shelters.
• Rescue and Re-Home Adoptable dogs from owners who can not afford to care for their dogs, and offer spay/neuter to prevent future unwanted litters.
• Rescue and Re-Home Dogs from Puppy Mills and Hobby Breeders, and attempt to Spay/Neuter Dogs used for Breeding to prevent future unwanted litters.
• Foster dogs in a home environment to prevent the usual trauma associated when sensitive and intelligent dogs are placed in a shelter environment
• Evaluate the dog’s temperament so it can be matched with suitable adopters and re-homed.
• Alleviate canine social issues by consulting with professional animal behaviorists.
• Address the dog’s medical needs, and ensure that all dogs are vaccinated, micro-chipped, spayed and neutered.

Future Goals

Focus on Education:
• Spay/neuter
• Promote Adopting Homeless Dogs
• Re-homing Deaf/Blind Dogs
• Black Dog Syndrome
• Re-homing Heartworm Positive Dogs
• Puppy Mills
• Increase Wellness by Sharing Diet Options
• Offer Behavior Modification Options and Techniques.

Promote Volunteering:
• Identify, mentor, and support fosters so that they can create their own successful rescue.

Community Programs:
• Create curriculum for children to learn about responsible pet ownership, rescue, and the importance of spay/neuter. Mentor children who want to foster, and participate in adoptions. This program can be made available to schools, church groups, youth groups, scout programs, and other community groups. Children who complete the program will receive a certificate of community service hours served.
• Encourage supporters to nominate citizens who need financial assistance for spay/neuter.
• Encourage supporters to nominate citizens who need assistance with catastrophic veterinary bills.
• Create a Seniors for Seniors program where senior dogs can be adopted by senior citizens at no cost. Create a Adopt a Vet program where Military Servicemen can adopt a dog at no cost. Generate adequate funding to cover the cost of monthly and yearly veterinary care for the dog.

Networking:
• Continue to increase relationships with Veterinary Clinics and share the importance of rescue.
• Continue to increase relationships with Professional Trainers and Behaviorists.
• Continue to seek out Professionals who specialize in training dogs for a specific purpose, such as Bug Dogs, Search & Rescue, Bomb Sniffing Dogs, Performance Dogs, Therapy and Canine Companions, in an attempt to find jobs for high energy dogs.
• Continue to utilize internet programs to achieve our mission, including the use of web-cam, social media, internet websites, blogs, and other forms of technology used to increase communication and awareness.
• Sponsor a minimum of one annual reunion for professionals, adopters and volunteers.

Please Visit our Before and After photo gallery.

 

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The Dog Liberator: The questions that we are asked, and the answers are all found here on this website. Is there a right and wrong way to surrender my pet? What things can I try to avoid surrendering my pet? Is there a difference between shelters and pounds? What states still use carbon monoxide (gassing shelters) in this country? Why some states have laws preventing them from gassing animals, yet still do? Why some people are so against rescues? Why rescues are against irresponsible breeding? What is a responsible breeder? What is breed-specific legislation? Why are animals stolen? Is it okay to buy a dog from the internet? What cities use carbon monoxide to kill dogs? Does my community use the gas box? Are there purebred dogs in shelters and pounds? Should I buy a puppy from the internet? What are the different forms of euthanasia? Should I post my dog on Craig’s list or Freecycle? Should I ask for a re-homing fee? Why can’t I post my dog Free To A Good Home online? What cities have reduced euthanasia rates and increased adoption rates?

Email us for more information: TheDogLiberator@gmail.com







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