Loyalty Shopping!

Amazon Smile donates 2% of your purchases to our Veterinary Care Fund!

Amazon Smile

Help our Veterinary Care Fund when you shop using Amazon Smile!  Amazon Smile donates 2% of your purchases to our Veterinary Care Fund!

 

 

422496Amazon Wishlist

Our Amazon Wishlist contains items which we need and would be happy to have. It covers everything from basics like dewormer all the way to our dogs’ dream bed and ink for us to print out adoption applications.

 

Ebay DonatesEbay

We signed up with Ebay’s Giving works!  This week, we received a $200 donation from Ebay’s Giving Works. Selling on Ebay? Make our Rescue your Favorite Non-Profit and show your buyers that you will donate a portion of your selling price to The Dog Liberator!  Sign up today, and share this with your Ebay Friends!

 

Just Enter our Group ID, 990055884

Yankee Candles

Yankee Candles will donate 40% or your purchases to our Veterinary Care Fund!  Just Enter our Group ID 990055884.  It doesn’t get any easier than this!

 

Not Setup to Donate Online?

Don’t feel comfortable with online payments?
You can send your contribution directly to our Primary Vet:

Payable to:  Newman Veterinary Centers, Deltona
Attention:  The Dog Liberator #7656

1200 Deltona Blvd. Suite 10 Deltona, Florida 32725
E-mail: deltonamanager@newmanvets.com
Telephone: 386-860-5335 Fax: 386-860-5322

Email us with your ideas at thedogliberator@gmail.com and please Subscribe to our newsletter

 

The Promise

A Promise to Love, Provide and Protect

We have created several flexible programs for you to choose from.  Just Click on the photo and donate!  All donations will be anonymous.

 

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Can’t Adopt but love the dogs?  Now, you can Foster a Dog Liberator Dog Virtually!  Simply donate the amount you are comfortable with! We need  a minimum of $100 in our Veterinary Care Fund to rescue one of our dogs.  This covers the basic set of shots (does not cover the set of three shots puppies need), and covers a spay or a neuter. We cover ears, ear medication (if needed),  teeth cleaning or extractions (if needed), a heartworm test, microchip, one time de-worming, one-time grooming, flea prevention, collars and leashes, room and board, and behavior modification (if needed). Our rescuers, follows, and your dog’s adopters will appreciate your generosity, but your sponsored dog will be the real winner!

 

 

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Cricket’s Puppy Pals Program Designed for kids to get involved. $5/month helps children understand the importance of charity work, animal welfare and spay/neuter.  Over the course of 12 months, your child will have sponsored and rescued a puppy in desperate need.

 

 

 

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Jaffe’s Seniors Program

Designed to support dogs that are older than 5 years of age. $10/month helps provide the special needs of a senior dog, including skin care, grooming, additional bloodwork, removing tumors, and dental care. Over the course of 12 months, you will have sponsored and rescued a senior dog that deserves to be rescued.

 

 

 

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China’s Best Friends Program

Designed to support dogs that are born or have become deaf and/or blind. $10/month helps provide the time and training to get a deaf and/or blind dog accustomed to living with a family.  Additional training tools, such as treats and toys are sometimes necessary to enhance training. Over the course of 12 months, you will have sponsored and rescued a deaf and/or blind dog that may have been euthanized.  

 

 

 

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Holly Collie’s Heartworm Initiative Program

Designed to support heartworm positive dogs. $15/month helps cover heartworm-related expenses and treatment plans. Over the course of 12 months, you will have sponsored and saved a dog with heartworm disease that has been adopted into a loving home, instead of being euthanized.

 

 

 

 

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Sharon’s Red Dog Program

Designed to support dogs that have been strays for quite some time, that have serious emotional and medical needs. $25/month helps cover unseen medical issues, like heartworm disease.  It also ensures the dog will be sponsored while the dog is being fostered and undergoing much needed social skills and behavior modification. Over the course of 12 months, you will have sponsored and rescued a dog that without rescue, had no chance of adoption.

 

 

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Bart’s Wellness Program

Designed to support medically fragile dogs that have life-threatening illness, like Parvo or Pneumonia. $50/month helps cover medical expenses, medications, treatments and ensures the dog will be sponsored while recovering. Over the course of 12 months, you will have sponsored and saved the life of a dog, that without rescue, would have died.

 

 

 

 

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Goldie’s Gift Program

Designed to remember dogs that have passed on, Like Goldie Hawn. A $100 donation in memory of a dog that knew and loved signifies how the gift of love is never forgotten.

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t feel comfortable with online payments?  You can send your contribution directly to our Primary Vet:

Payable to:

Newman Veterinary Center –  Attention:  The Dog Liberator #7656

200 Deltona Blvd. Suite 10 Deltona, Florida 32725

Telephone: 386-860-5335 Fax: 386-860-5322

 

Corporate Sponsors

For opportunities for your business to get involved and donate to The Dog Liberator, visit our Partners with TDL Program Page. For more creative ways to help, visit How You Can Help.  We need your help to maintain our efforts.  Your donations are greatly appreciated. For Paypal Users:

Click here To Sign up for our Newsletter! Amazon Wish List: http://amzn.com/w/2Z6A2BBGHMCM6 The Dog Liberator is a non-profit, 501c(3) charitable organization.  They are foster-based.  All dogs are fostered in a home environment, which enables the dog to show its true color. Founded in 2009, The Dog Liberator has successfully rescued and adopted nearly 700 dogs. TDL dogs are fully vetted, spayed or neutered prior to adoption. TDL does not receive government funding of any kind, and relies on individual donations and corporate sponsors.  By using Paypal, you can donate to The Dog Liberator’s Veterinary Care Fund. The Dog Liberator focuses on rehabilitation, taking in deaf and/or blind dogs, dogs that need social skills, fearful dogs, and dogs that suffer from depression. They also focus on educating the public regarding medical issues, like heartworm treatment, parvovirus, adopting senior dogs, Addison’s disease, pneumonia, and proper diet. The Dog Liberator has a less than 4 percent return rate, and they pride themselves at creating the perfect match for dog lovers. Their adoption updates are shared on both Facebook, and their website thus creating a professional and personal relationship with their adopters.

Thank You!

The Dog Liberator

The Dog Liberator

We want to thank those of you who have become Virtual Fosters and sponsored our rescued dogs.  Your contribution is very appreciated!

Recently, we have received several life-saving donations from our supporters through our Amazon Wish List.  We want to thank our secret Santa for these gifts.  They really make a huge difference!

Thank you, whoever you are, for your kindness and generosity!

Jailbreak

Waiting for their Jailbreak

Waiting for their Jailbreak

These two little Aussie pups are waiting in Alabama to become TDL dogs. We need virtual fosters to donate to our Veterinary Care Fund so we can take them into our care. Can we count on your help?

We want to thank Robert Guth, who has donated to our Veterinary Care fund. Robert adopted Nat King Cole and Brenda Lee two years ago. Thank you Mr. Guth!  We’d also like to thank Elissa and everyone who sent in donations… it added up to be enough for us to pay for basic vetting!

Happy adopters who donate to rescue future TDL dogs… are the best!

Please, find our paypal button and donate so we can save more great dogs.

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Ron Sweeney wearing TDL

Ron Sweeney wearing TDL

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The Dog Liberator




Sophie’s Choice

Murphy in 2010

It has been the week of gift-giving for The Dog Liberator.  I want to thank all of you.  I sit here at my desk pounding away all day long, and many times I really do feel alone.  But the Fedex and UPS trucks have been rolling in with wonderful surprises, and the emails of donations have been received.  I’d like to thank all of you.

But today, I found something in the mail that caught me by surprise…. it left a lump in my throat, and I shed a tear or two, realizing how blessed all of us really are.  We rescue great dogs, we adopt out great dogs, and we have fantastic supporters.  One of which is Sophie Litzenberg.  Sophie adopted Murphy in May of 2010.  Back then, he was just a black dot!

I opened the pink envelope, adorned with pink carnations and a lady bug, and began to read:

Dear Dog Liberator,

We adopted Murphy in June, 2010 through your organization.  That was the best thing that has ever happened to me.  He’s the best puppy ever and we love him so much.  He is so friendly to people and other dogs.  He is so funny because he wants to be human.  He knows a ton of tricks and he is well behaved (when he has to be).

I raised $300 dollars for my birthday and I sold ice-cream and cookies at my local park, where everyone knows and loves Murphy.

I hope you are able to continue to save dogs because we need people like you in the world.  I will try to raise more money and give awareness to my friends, my school, and my  neighborhood so they can help your organization.

Sincerely,

Sophie Litzenberg – 11 years old

 

Sophie and Murphy

Inside the envelope was a $300 check.  I called Sophie’s Mom, Anne right away, and she explained that Sophie has been saving since last October.

The Litzenberg’s had originally adopted a pup from a shelter, but shortly thereafter, the pup passed away from Parvo.  I’ve heard many stories from adopters who suffered the loss of pup from Parvo and the loss of a dog from Heartworm, after they had just adopted.  It’s devastating.

Sophie, I will accept your donation, but what I’d really like is in the future, you save your hard earned money and put it away for a day that might choose to be a Liberator.  Maybe you’ll be a vet, a groomer, a trainer, or maybe you’ll be just like your Mom, and have really smart and loving kids… and you’ll get them a great dog, and teach them how to love and take good care of animals.

Sophie, when I get old and can’t take care of the dogs anymore, I really hope that I can find smart and kind children like you who are all grown up, that want to help the dogs.

I’m really proud of you Sophie, and I know everyone at TDL is too!  I hope all of our supporters will read this and send you a comment!  Way to go Sophie!  You Rock!

I’m speechless, Thank you!

Gisele

Enter the Beauty Contest on Facebook!

Rhys

Help TDL Win $15,000  $3,000 or $2,000 in a photo contest using your dog’s photo and story!

Enter your TDL Dog now! Copy/paste your dog’s history from our Blog, and add in your story about your awesome TDL dog! We can win this!  I disqualified for entering, but if I could, my China would win!

Who is going to enter?  Please let us know!

Fuzzy National Contest:  https://www.facebook.com/fuzzynation?sk=app_117170818364057

Virtually Fostering a TDL Dog

Radar’s Adoption Photo




Can’t Adopt but love the dogs?  Now, you can Foster a Dog Liberator Dog Virtually!  Simply donate the amount you are comfortable with!

We need  a minimum of $100 in our Veterinary Care Fund to rescue one of our dogs.  This covers the basic set of shots (does not cover the set of three shots puppies need), and covers a spay or a neuter.

We cover ears, ear medication (if needed),  teeth cleaning or extractions (if needed), a heartworm test, microchip, one time de-worming, one-time grooming, flea prevention, collars and leashes, room and board, and behavior modification (if needed).

Our rescuers, followers, and your dog’s new family will appreciate your generosity, but your sponsored dog will be the real winner!

If security reasons, you have having a hard time accessing our paypal account, you might want to log-in to Paypal first, or use our TDL email address which is thedogliberator@gmail.com .

If you would like to donate directly to our vet, call them at 386-850-5335!

Virtually Fostering is one way you can personally rescue a TDL dog.  

 

 

 

Corporate Sponsors

Corporate Sponsors

The Dog Liberator, Inc., a 501c3 canine rescue organization located in Central, Florida.  We are 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, The Dog Liberator is able to rescue hundreds of dogs every year.

 

Does Your Place of Business Participate with the United Way?

United Way Write In:  Does your company participate in a United Way workplace giving campaign? If it does, you can donate to The DogLiberator straight from your paycheck by writing us in as your charity of choice on your donation form. Each quarter, United Way sends us a check, which goes to our Veterinary Care fund.  Anyone needing assistance can email me directly at thedogliberator@gmail.com

What Your Donations Do:

The most important thing we do is spay and neuter.  For every dog you help us rescue, you will be reducing today’s current over-population; literally thousands of unwanted dogs.

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

Boscoe, Rescued and Adopted 2010

Your donations will enable hundreds of dogs- once considered damaged and consigned to doggie death row- find their forever families, and begin life anew. The success of The Dog Liberator™ is primarily due to the countless hours of incredible fosters, transporters, and numerous other volunteers, and limited only by the shortage of funds.

Adoption fees, in most cases collected days or even weeks after rescue expenses were incurred, fall short of covering the overall cost of rescue. Such costs include but are not limited to shelter pulling fees, inter-state transport to foster homes, dog food, medical supplies, and necessary veterinary care required for each animal prior to being adopted. In many cases those costs far exceed adoption fees and deplete valuable financial resources needed for saving another dog. Without the additional funding from grants, the organization is restricted in the number of dogs that can be saved and placed into available foster homes.

The Twins Adopt Logan

Your donations could provide useful funds to continue our mission and expand our efforts by enabling dozens of additional volunteers to participate in our rescue efforts.

While we will not raise our adoption fees, and we will not lower the quality of care that our dogs receive, we dream about being able to do more for animal-lovers.

Envision our Dreams:

Only the commitment from Corporate Donations can help us achieve our future goals.

Today, The Dog Liberator is announcing their Future Liberators program, something that we have dreamed of doing for several years.  Educating young students about the plight of America’s homeless pets, euthanasia rates and what we can do about it.  We have a lot of dreams.  As stated in our Mission Statement, we hope to one day be able to ask our Facebook followers to nominate a family who wants to spay/neuter their pet, but can’t afford to.  Corporate donations can help us achieve our dream to do more for the pet-loving community.

We also dream about providing Senior Dogs to Seniors who can not afford the expenses of owning a dog. With the help of Corporate donations, we would one day like to ask our Facebook followers to nominate a Senior and gift them a fully-trained dog that is completely sponsored for life.

We dream about being able to help Displaced Families keep their pets, by providing temporary foster care, and funding costly pet deposits.

We dream about doing the same gifting for Children with Disabilities, and Veterans who are Coming Home.  Nothing can help depression 24/7 more than a companion animal.

As you focus on running your business to satisfy the needs of your customers, shareholders, and employees, we know we can do the same; meet the needs of hundreds of homeless dogs.  Again, we have rescued over 800 dogs, but with your help, we can do more.  Please Donate Today.

 

Little Grace has a family to call her own!

Tell them All About it!

If you work for or do business with a company that regularly donates to non-profit corporations, tell them about us.  If you need sample letters, tax information or white papers, send us an email and just let us know! TheDogLiberator@gmail.com

In The Dog House

a hug from Kudos

TDL’s efforts to Rescue have been Suspended:

We desperately need your help. Because of financial hardship, we must suspend our efforts to pull dogs. This is why we are asking for Sponsorship commitments.

We will rescue the dogs that we have recently made a commitment to.

We will continue to support our existing dogs, our adopters, and the people in the rescue community that work so hard to make a difference.

We will have our annual reunion, hopefully on December 8.

We simply do not have the funds to actively rescue at this time. We can not rescue dogs that we can’t afford to care for, and we will not lower our standard of care for our dogs. Hopefully, we can get the support we need to continue our mission.

There are many ways you can help.  We have created several donation campaigns for supporters to choose from. My favorite is The Virtual Foster Campaign.

The cost of Veterinary Care is not going down, neither are gas prices or food prices.

Flynn (Sundance)

We will not lower the quality of Veterinary care for our dogs, nor will we raise our adoption fees.

The past year has been financially and emotionally challenging.  It appears that my luck throughout this summer was not good.  The medical expenses for the dogs that we rescued were outrageous, not because my vet over charges, but because the dogs that we rescued had so many issues.

  • The day before Clyde was adopted, he broke his toe and had to be placed in a cast, which was an additional $200 expense not including his basic shots and neuter.
  • A week before Hopscotch was adopted, he was bit by a pygmy rattlesnake, which was an additional $250 not including his basic shots and spay.
  • I still have no idea what BB suffered from, that caused her to be hospitalized for a week.  She cost us an additional $600, not including her basic shots and spay.
  • A few of our dogs suffered from botched neuters and spays, performed by shelter veterinarians.  Those dogs required  additional surgery.  The cost for those surgeries, including hospitalization were in the thousands.
  • Who knew that under all of that fur, we found tumors, cysts, etc., that had to be removed.
  • We have had more than our share of Parvo, and suffered emotionally and financially
  • But I am very proud that Bart was not a statistic, and very grateful for your donations.

Pippa

If you have been following TDL, I’m sure you can add to this list of medically needy dogs.  Am I complaining?  Absolutely not!  There is nothing that gives me more pride and joy than taking care of a dog’s every needs, easing his pain, helping him become proud again, beautiful again, and teaching him how to be a good boy.  It’s the Adoption Updates that validate our work.

 

Donate Now!

Our adoption fees rarely cover our expenses.

 

We are surrounded by the most wonderful people, and since our IRS approval as a non-profit 501c3, with the help of volunteer Dave Massa, we are actively pursuing grants. Steve Golden is searching for corporate partnerships, but until that becomes a reality, we can not rescue without Sponsorship Commitments.

We are all hoping for the best, working very hard, and are looking forward to continuing our mission.

We know how bad the economy is affecting us.  Rescuers are the first to see couples split up, lose their jobs, their homes, thus surrendering their dogs – Not everyone can afford to give.  If you are one of those people who simply can not afford to give, please help us by spreading the word.

 

You Can Help

 

Stanley

 

Plan A:  Contact Donald Trump, Bill Gates, and Oprah for help!

Plan B: Promote The Promise on your Facebook page, or forard it to your friends, and share TDL Partners with people you know in the business community.

Plan C: We have over 2,500 followers on Facebook, 136 followers on Twitter, and we receive an average of 500 – 1,000 views per day on our blog.  If even a small percentage of our supporters donated what they can afford, it would make a huge difference.

If you love fundraising, submit your idea to us TheDogLiberator@gmail.com and let’s get creative.

Sincerely,
Gisele Veilleux
The Dog Liberator ® President/Founder
TheDogLiberator@gmail.com

Willow

Note:  Since I wrote this post, and shared our position on Facebook, we have received several donations.  Those donations allowed me to rescue our newest addition,  Willow, from Lake City.  I want to thank everyone who responded, and I’m amazed with the creativity I have seen, having garage sales, raffles, etc.  Every little bit counts.  We have also received items from our Amazon Wish List, which helps us so much.  We want to continue our mission, one dog at a time, and we need your donations.  I thank you, but more importantly, the dogs thank you!

 

 

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Our Recent Adoptions

Tucker~Adopted

Purebred? Of Course!

While sitting on the front porch this morning, we taught Tucker not only to shake, but we taught him right and left, and it was easy.  We also taught him to sit, that was easy too!  Unfortunately, people who think they know how to train dogs, make mistakes that can confuse the dog until someone else comes along to make it right, and send clear signals.  Tucker does not understand that he must relieve himself outside.  Has he been left in a crate for so many hours that it’s all he knows to do?

After being with me and the pack, he did relieve himself in the back yard, and after a quick walk around the neighborhood, he did do number two also!  Once I brought him into the house, I kept him on leash with me, hoping to catch him in the act, but he did very well.  It’s that easy.  Whatever issues your dog has, you must catch him in the act, sometimes recreating the scene just so that the dog can fail, and you can be there to correct.  I’m confident that Tucker will get it quickly!

Tucker is not overly submissive but has no dominance whatsoever.  He starves affection (not attention, but affection).  He is a purebred Border Collie, and is on the thin side.  I have not yet heard Tucker bark, it’s as if he’s never been allowed to be a dog.  Tucker clearly reminds me of my Reckless because of his gentleness.  If I didn’t have three dogs of my own, I would definitely keep Tucker…. no joke!   I would trust Tucker with young children, and cats.  I don’t see a mean bone in his body.  I feel that with additional training his self-esteem will increase naturally, after all, he’s already pretty proud of himself that he knows now only shake, but the difference between right and left!  Cool eh?

Tucker originally came from Tennessee. I believe he may be a Richard Swafford dog (breeder). His family moved to Gainesville, FL and his family rented a home. A short while later, the landlord said no deal to Tucker, and he was headed for the pound. The family tried to rehome him with no luck, and found Louise, who runs a doggie boarding facility in Gainesville. She said yes!!

What a Smile!

We contacted Louise when we saw Tucker on Facebook, and thanks to Hillary (Earl Grey) and Mark Lucas (Soccer Collies) we were able to transport him to us! Yahoo Tucker!

His photo album is on Facebook!

Welcome to the Pack!

2012 5K Human Race & 1/2 Mile Dog Dash with Elsa Silvia

Elsa and Big George

Elsa Silvia will be doing a 5K run and the 1/2 mile dog dash with a dog up for adoption provided by The Dog Liberator.  By racing, she is hoping to raise awareness and donations to this Border Collie and Herding Breed Rescue.  The race is Saturday, January 21st, 2012 at New Smyrna Beach

Here’s how you can help!

Awards will be given to top three in age/gender categories.  Elsa will be in the 30-34 female category.  What we’re suggesting is a little gamble of how much a donation to The Dog Liberator you’ll give based off of how well she does.

1st place = $20

2nd place – $15

3rd place = $10

4th or lower = $5.00

Jacqueline

Results will be posted at the race and then online immediately following the race at http://www.RaceSmith.com

 

You can make donations to The Dog Liberator through paypal via their website at http://thedogliberator.com and reference your contribution as Go Dog Go!

 

 

 

 

New! Advertising & Sponsorship

Financially supporting any animal rescue is a challenge.  We refrain from participating in “Chip-In” fundraising because it has been abused so many times that it’s credibility has been diminished. Yes, we’ve been tempted in our hardest cases to go the chip-in route, but ultimately we simply hunkered down, and personally asked for help instead.   But we have to generate revenue to pay for Veterinary Care and long-term care; adoption fees just aren’t enough.

Note:  Chip-in has since gone out of business.

The creation of our new website last spring by Andrea Rigler of Webmanna has given us opportunity that we did not have before.  For one thing, we are able to have a better grasp on who is actually visiting our site, far beyond just a total number.  We receive an average of 500 – 1,000 page views per day.  Our new visitor globe (shown on the right side of our website) indicates visitors from around the world.    Not only is our website is being viewed by thousands,  50% are coming back again and again, plus visitors stay on our site for much longer than other websites. The statistics are very impressive.

Our website also gives us a capability that we did not have before, and that is the opportunity for advertising.     Better yet, you or your company can  sponsor a specific rescued dog, follow it from pull through rehabilitation to adoption!  How cool is that?  Our viewers can click on your ad, and go directly to your website.

We’ve been tempted to install google ads on our website, but because we haven’t endorsed the product or the business, we just won’t do it.  Plus, the risk of having a puppy mill ad disguised as a reputable breeder, is too great, so let’s not go there.

If you’re looking for a way to boost your visibility on the internet, consider purchasing ad space on our website!

For more information, email   thedogliberator@gmail.com

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