Little Lucy Loo~ Adopted!

Lucy is a six-pound, four year old female purebred toy Australian Shepherd (*whew* what a mouthful) and a little ball of love and energy. She loves to sit on the bed like a queen overlooking her kingdom and will jump at the chance to go outside. When outside, this little girl loves to run and is a serious athlete. With her intelligence, speed and willingness to please, she can be molded into the perfect dog for any occasion. This lovely little lady would be best for a small dog pack, since she tends to end up under larger dogs’ feet. She loves having company but is still learning how to play. She is a vocal little girl who loves to tell her owners how much she loves them, but also when she wants to snuggle. She is very good in a crate and will use a puppy pad if available to her. Lucy needs a stable pack to keep her grounded and needs a role model or two to show her the ropes.

She had a bad habit, based out of fear, to bite stranger’s heels. It has taken us several months to break her habit, which she can pick up again easily if placed in the wrong home. She is best without small children since she would be too tempted to bite their little feet. While we understand that the people who bred her were intending to make a perfect designer breed, they created a pocket Aussie with relentless herding instincts. Adopting Lucy will require patience on everyone’s part, especially guests, it will take her time to adjust to every new person she meets.  We welcome Little Lucy into the nub-club!

Update: Little Lucy Lou has been adopted by Elisha and Ashley of Orlando!

Sugar Bug~Available!

Meet Sugar Bug, the lovable 4 year old, pure white Aussie girl! She is visually impaired and a deafie, but doesn’t let that let that stop her. She loves to chase the ball and cuddle with anyone! Her love knows no bounds and she is happiest when cuddling with someone on the couch.

Sugar Bug would be best as the only dog in a household since she wants any and all attention on her. She is a quick learner and has already picked up on several of our hand signals here at the rescue.

For more information about adopting Sugar Bug, feel free to contact us at

Mr. Grady~ Adopted!

Grady is very much a velcro dog.  Chasing him down will NOT be an issue!  He is polite and friendly.  He too loves to play with other dogs.  Grady has the potential to make an excellent service dog.  He has incredible focus on his humans.  He is on the small side, but he may not be fully grown yet.  He is in the 30 – 40 pound range.  He has one green and one blue eye; a spirit dog!

You can see more photos and updates of Grady on his Facebook page.

Mr. Grady was adopted by Danielle and Jaimy of Deland!



Danni Boy~ Adopted!

This youngster is a very happy boy, he has not been abused or mistreated.  He loves to play with other dogs, he is crate-trained and quiet.  He is not food-aggressive, and is easy to please!  He is about 50 pounds, and would love to be loved!

You can see more photos and updates on Danni by visiting his Facebook Page.


Lady Cordon Bleu ~ Adopted

15894895_10154714795149792_1247299341882875298_nLady Cordon Bleu (formerly Maggie) is a approx. 2 1/2 years old Australian shepherd. She weighs 55 lbs. This stunning girl was an owner surrender to a shelter in AL, who just came to TDL. She’s a wonderful dog, BUT she thinks chickens taste great with ketchup, which makes her a not-so-good farm doggie. She definitely needs a home without chickens, cats, or other small animals! 

More information and photos coming soon.In the meantime, check out her photos on Facebook!

Maggie is located in Deltona, FL. If you’d like to meet Maggie, please go here first to learn about our adoption process.

Update from Serena: “Welp. It’s safe to say Bleu is not dog aggressive. Although we have yet let her out with the pack she’s certainly showing no bad behavior with Bernie. They’ve been hanging out for a bit and she has finally acknowledged him. Just some quick sniffs and her attention is back on me lol.”

She’s a doll really. Total people person. Gives gentle kisses and loves to snuggle.

16113205_10154717559179792_5612932461801616483_o03/15/17 Update from Serena: Deja Bleu, What can I say, I fell in love with her! As I tended to this creature who had such a beautiful soul, I contemplated for quite some time if I should keep her or not. I’ve been helping Giselle with TDL for over 4 years now and I haven’t been in the position to adopt until recently. I thought it would be a great present to myself to adopt Bleu and become a forever Mom to a TDL dog. I’d give Gisele all the excuses in the world as to why Bleu had to stay with us, and even went through some great lengths to keep her hidden from adopters so she could be by my side. I had decided, Bleu was mine.

She a spectacular dog! She’s slightly stubborn when it comes to who gets to sleep in the middle of the bed, but the perfect snuggle buddy once we both would get settled in. When I move, she moves. Even to go get a glass of water, she accompanies me to the kitchen and back. She blends in perfect with the pack and tends to follow Bernie’s lead when roaming around outside. Bernie is my Sheltie of 8 years! When Bernie barks, Bleu barks, as if responding to his rants. When Bernie runs, Bleu chases him as far as Bernie’s legs will go. She loves to chase! Bernie chases the tennis balls and Bleu chases Bernie.

Living in the life of rescue though, I know through experience, things don’t always work out as planned. With Bleu being so perfect, I always thought she could serve a greater purpose. She would be a great service dog, or therapy dog. She has that gentle temperament but playful personality and it’s a perfect blend to be approachable to any person. Although she prefers to stick by me, she is always welcoming to anyone she met. Dog or human.

It wasn’t long before a family came along that needed a dog like Bleu, and it was all by chance. I have a day job working at a Call center, I have a team of people I enjoy working with on a daily basis and they all knew I was excited about this new dog. While having open discussions about dogs and who has had what breed and such, it came to my attention that one of my colleagues, Sarah, has been wanting a dog for some time, but hasn’t been able to take the next step because her youngest son Alden has a fear of dogs. “HOW AWFUL!!” this is all I could think to myself! I love dogs, and dogs are my life! How can a human be deprived of “Man’s Best Friend”? When I inquired further, Sarah explained that he had sensory issues. His little brain is easily overloaded with environmental stimuli. This makes it hard for Alden to determine if the gaze of a dog has malicious intent or not. Whereas you and I might be able to determine within seconds, what intentions a new dog has when being introduced to a pack. Because of this, he developed a natural fear of dogs.

After hearing all of this, I immediately thought of Bleu. I didn’t say it right away but I knew… I knew Bleu would be perfect for Sarah and her Family. Just like any other dog Bleu gets excited when stimulated, but in general, Bleu was a very gentle and quiet dog. I went home to Bleu that night a snuggled her close. I reminded myself why I am in Rescue, It’s not just about the dogs. It’s also about the people who feel complete once they take home a TDL dog. That feeling of completeness when you expand your family. I knew I had to let Sarah know I had a dog that could potentially help Alden get over his fears, and let her family get the dog they have always wanted.

I went to work the next day and shared my thoughts with Sarah. At first, she was a little unsure. Having tried several times before to introduce Alden to dogs had not been successful as of yet. She asked for some time to consider and I told her to take all the time she needs. If the situation didn’t work out, I would absolutely take Bleu as my own.

After lots of thought and discussions with her husband Aaron and the family, Sarah decided it was time to introduce Alden, and her older son Taylor, to Bleu and see how well they got along. We choose a local community park to meet at. Her older son Taylor was beyond excited, he told me he has been begging for a dog for years! After some standoffish hellos from Alden, he was able to reach out and pet Bleu. After a few more moments my heart swelled with pride as I passed along Bleu’s leash to Taylor and his younger brother Alden who immediately told us he was scared of all dogs… except Bleu. Bleu gave him hope and confidence! They both asked lots of questions about Bleu. They wanted to know everything about her. How much to feed her, what her favorite food was, what toys she preferred. The questions were endless and I was happy to answer them all. After a walk down the nature trail and some practice teaching the boys some basic training habits, we went to the baseball field for a run! I ran with the boys and Bleu, several laps around the bases and we were all exhausted! Sarah’s Husband Aaron was able to catch us at the end of the play date and get a quick introduction to Bleu himself! All and all it was a great meet! Although the decision had not been made, I knew by instinct this was a match.

Sarah wanted to allow some time to pass, ensure this is the dog the family wanted. After a week, it was decided. They couldn’t stop talking about Bleu. They couldn’t stop reminiscing about the fun they had at the park! I was thrilled. We agreed we wouldn’t rush it and wanted to meet a few more times to allow both Bleu and Alden time to adjust.

Every day Sarah and I would swap stories. I would tell her about all of Bleu’s little quirks and habits. She would tell me how excited her boys were and how her husband was convinced Bleu would prefer him over anyone else. As the days past the excitement grew. Taylor has written stories and generated care plans for their first week together! Alden and Sarah have gathered all the necessities of owning a dog. Toys, bowls, crate, food, treats, new leash and collar, more toys!

When all is said and done, Sarah and Aaron, along with their boys Taylor and Alden, now have a brand new member of the family! Aaron is a pastor at Heart of Christ Christian Church in Orange City. Their family is very large and extensive. Bleu will be accepted with open arms to a whole new world full of love and happiness! We couldn’t be more thrilled that Bleu will get to be with a family who didn’t think they would have the chance to experience life with a dog! We know that Bleu has forever changed the lives of these boys by adding to the ultimate joy of life! Unconditional love! She will have more friends and family she ever believe possible, and she will get all the attention she deserves!

03/30/17 Update from Serena: Wow! Bleu has settled right in with her new family and is bonkers about her boys! She is protective and proud to have them. She’s even helping to keep them in line! She has already ratted Alden out for trying to sneak out of bed. HA!


Alden himself has really become quite fond of having a new cuddle buddy. Bleu quickly discovered all the yards with chickens while adventuring out in her new neighborhood during her walks with the family!


The family came out to our annual reunion recently and Taylor got the biggest dose of doggie love yet! Bleu ran her little heart out! Over and over and over again! Bleu loved being able to see her loving pack so soon and was quite happy showing off her new Family! These are the moments we live for!




Jon Snow ~ Adopted!

13872592_10209054798702565_521691469_nJon Snow is a 6 month old pure bred Aussie pup who comes to us after his one special need was noticed. Jon is great at a lot of things, play, cuddles, watching out for mailmen, but he may not hear them coming because he is deaf. He doesn’t let that effect him at all.


8/12/16 Update: Jon is a lucky boy. Adopted!


11/1/2016 – Jon is back with us. He is the sweetest little guy, a total love, and is a BIG fan of cuddles and love. This love muffin is ready to find his forever home!




11/21/2016 Update: Jon has found his home with the Martin family of Deltona, Florida.  He will have 3 doggy siblings and is fitting in well!












Graham ~ Adopted!

15628960_10210397541670300_374076528_o12/18/16 Update: Graham has been very patient, and it paid off! Today he found his home with Bill and Pam Kiefer of Port Orange, Florida!

10/14/2016 Update:  Handsome Graham is back with us. Unfortunately, his owner is moving and is unable to take him along. Graham is a very sweet and happy guy who does well with people and other dogs. He does like to chase the little critters, though, so a home without cats that has a fenced yard would be best.



Graham's Boo Boo is all better!

Graham’s Boo Boo is all better!

Meet Golden Graham! He was named for his gorgeous coloring and the fact that he was our first rescue that was initiated on Instagram. I’ve been calling him Graham and it seems to suit him well.
Graham was rescued from Miami-Dade Animal Services where he was picked up as a stray.  A big thanks to Jeanette and Patty Duenas for helping us to rescue this doll. He is about 7 months old. Right now he weighs 35 pounds but we expect him to fill out and grow to probably around 50 pounds or so. He’s a little on the thin side right now but I’m working on fattening him up a bit!

He is super sweet and affectionate. Graham loves to be pet and will beg for more and is also very gentle when taking treats from my hand. He gets along great with my dog and hasn’t bothered with our cats too much. He let me know when he had to go potty last night and hasn’t had any accidents in the house since we’ve had him. He has typical puppy energy and really enjoys running around the yard and playing with our dog.

He was found with a flea color embedded in his skin. The shelter had it removed and he has a sore around his neck that is healing. It doesn’t bother him one bit though! It’s starting to scab up and he’s on antibiotics for a week.

Great in the car!

Great in the car!

Click the link to see more photos of Graham on Facebook.

July 29, 2014

Graham has been with us for a week now and is a real sweet boy.  He loves to run and play with our dog and then will sleep somewhere near wherever his human is.  He seems to be very happy and is always wagging his tail.  He loves playing with all of the dog toys and I’ve even caught him with two in his mouth at once so proud of himself.   He hasn’t had any accidents in the house.  I haven’t had him out for a walk yet so I’m not sure how he does on a leash.  I gave him a bath last week and he wasn’t too thrilled but could tell he felt much better afterwards.  His neck that was scabbed over from an imbedded flea collar is almost completely healed.  Graham will be a wonderful addition to his new family.

Collie, Graham, Gets Much needed spa day with James at Newman Vet Deltona

Collie, Graham, Gets Much needed spa day with James at Newman Vet Deltona

September 1, 2014

Graham was transported to me in Deltona so Michelle could attend a Disney event!  Woo Hoo!  He is amazing.  His boo boo on his neck is healing nicely.  I thought he would enjoy a spa day at Newman’s via James!  Graham is all puppy and loves to play.  He is incredibly affectionate and great with dogs, kids and cats!  What more could you for?

Graham the Collie moves to Barefoot Bay!

Graham the Collie moves to Barefoot Bay!

09/09/14 Update:  Scott  adopted Graham today! Scott lives in Barefoot Bay, FL and his collie mix died several months ago. Scott told me, “I’m ready!” Scott’s Mom came to meet Graham as well, and she gave him her stamp of approval – but not until the sand hill cranes in my front yard put on a show and danced for about 10 minutes! Can’t wait for Graham updates!





Ser Davos Seaworth~ Adopted!

Introduction Davos! This little guy is so friendly and sweet. He will follow you around everywhere, and is always looking for pats and hugs. We just love him! We will be posting updates to this album as we get to know him better.

As far as what breeds he is, your guess is as good as ours. We see Cattle Dog, Aussie, Hound, and maybe some Corgi? All we know for sure is that he’s stink’n cute!

Davos weighs approx. 12 lbs, and is around 9 weeks old.

He is located in Deltona, FL

If you’d like to be considered for Davos, please go here to learn all about Our Adoption Process. We don’t use a traditional application, but we would like you to answer a few questions so we can get to know you better.


8/16/2016 Update: Davos has set sail with the Workman family of St. Cloud Florida! Congratulations to them all!

Lady Lyanna Mormont ~ Adopted!

13754319_10154162914609792_589699202985166653_nWhat can we say about Lyanna? She’s quite a bit smaller than her two brothers, but she’s definitely in charge! She’s a girl who knows her own mind. Bright, playful, and alert. Please keep your eye on this album for updates and more photos.

As far as what breeds she is, your guess is as good as ours. We see Cattle Dog, Aussie, Hound, and maybe some Corgi? All we know for sure is that she’s stink’n cute!

Lyanna weighs approx. 10 lbs, and is around 9 weeks old.

She is located in Deltona, FL

If you’d like to be considered for Lyanna, please go here to learn all about Our Adoption Process. We don’t use a traditional application, but we would like you to answer a few questions so we can get to know you better




8/8/2016 Update: Lady Layanna Mormont found her home today. She will be joining Casey Stains of Melbourne FL and her family which includes two children, three dogs and her partner Mike! Sounds like this little Lady is going to have quite the kingdom!






Lord Beric Dondarrion ~ Adopted!

  13718730_10154162903874792_7122180013783012328_nSay hello to Beric! He was born with only one eye, bit it’s not getting him down in the slightest. He’s a very happy and affectionate boy, and would make a great family dog. We will update this album as we get to know him better!

As far as what breeds he is, your guess is as good as ours. We see Cattle Dog, Aussie, Hound, and maybe some Corgi? All we know for sure is that he’s stink’n cute!


13620886_10154162904279792_6281332831435758421_n Beric weighs approx. 12 lbs, and is around 9 weeks old.

He is located in Deltona, FL

If you’d like to be considered for Beric, please go here to learn all about Our Adoption Process. We don’t use a traditional application, but we would like you to answer a few questions so we can get to know you better.




8/20/2016 Update: Beric was adopted by Lori and Rachel of Jacksonville! It was love at first sight






Flynn ~ Adopted!

12144662_10153509944574792_8371856800179336767_nFlynn is coming to us to find a forever home.  He is incredibly smart and is easy to train (Who says deaf dogs don’t listen? [Read More]). Flynn is devoted and loyal and could easily be someone’s best buddy. He is also quiet and did we mention, house broken? He’s got that down pat. It’s time for Flynn to have a forever family all his own, and we are looking for just the right person for the job. Does that sound like you?

12122714_10153522800104792_1299266316807842049_nFlynn is in Deltona, FL and yes he is available for adoption! He is approximately 3 years old and 50 lbs. He is also deaf but that doesn’t hold him back in the least. Interested in becoming his family? Check out Our Adoption Process and answer the questions in email. 

Check out his Photos on Facebook!

12021946_10206737196283953_2115093453_nFlynn (aka John King) can’t wait to meet his next best friend(s)

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3/31/16 Update: Flynn was adopted by the DeRosa family of Florida! Congratulations to them all.

Barksdale ~ Adopted!

12508699_10153679361684792_8625680880779691905_nBarksdale is a 3 year old male BC/Aussie mix who is neutered, up to date on medical, and is smart as can be.

From Barksdale’s owner:

It is with a heavy heart that I have to put my three-year-old Australian Shepherd mix dog up for adoption. He is a great, loving, energetic guy. However, I have to move to Washington DC for my job. There is no way that he would do well in the city. I’m afraid it would be terribly unfair and selfish of us to move him up north with us.

His name is Barksdale and he is up-to-date on shots, current on heartworm prevention, neutered, microchip, housebroken and he knows basic training commands. He’s leash trained and very, very smart. He is also great with my young daughter (18 months old), our nephew (7 years old) and our older dog (15 years old). He’s also good with larger and smaller dogs.

He is the perfect, active family dog.

1915792_10153679361839792_1240238926921948374_nIf you’d like to be considered for Barksdale, please go here to learn all about our adoption process.

Check out his Photos on Facebook!

Barksdale is located in the Orlando, FL area.



12418018_10153720820199792_7850985474006663357_n1/24/16 Update: We have another incident of Foster Failure! Barksdale was adopted by his foster family, the Cowens of Orlando this weekend. They recently lost their Border Collie, Dakota, and thought fostering would be a good way to honor her memory. They weren’t sure if they were ready for another dog yet, but Barksdale, now Charlie, won them over quickly. Such a happy story. Congrats!


Sunny Boy ~ Adopted



734872_10153643252374792_1479089927578391538_n12/19/15 Update: Sunny is home with Dee Krebs in Chicago.

Dee writes: To Dana Campo. I’ve been thinking about this post for the last couple of weeks and every time I do, it brings tears to my eyes. They are tears of sorrow, but also tears of joy. When Dana passed, down in Florida, her friends’ first concern was for her deaf and blind Double Merle Australian Shepherd, Sunny Boy. I immediately offered to take him and the Deaf Dog community rallied to work on transport. However, Gisele, with The Dog Liberator took him back into their rescue where he originally came from. She had a family waiting for him. With a heavy heart, I asked that he be safe, well and happy. I prayed for Sunny and asked God to place him where he would be loved and cherished for the rest of his life. The adoptive home that was waiting for him fell through. Bless Gisele because she actually considered me. We talked for weeks. Then we went back to our Australian Shepherd friends and it took a while, but a transport was set up. So yesterday, my prayers were answered. With Sunny’s Angel watching over him, a number of fabulous people stepped in and transported him north. My deepest thanks to every single one of you!!! We didn’t make it home until 5:00 this morning, but Sunny Boy is now with me outside of Chicago. We are slowly letting him meet the rest of the pack, but things are going well. Many thanks to Gisele, Eric, Ronna, Isa, Mark and anyone else I may have missed. I truly believe that this is what Dana would have wanted and praise be to God for answering my prayers!! I promised a photo of the 2 of us and I will work on that soon. But in the mean time, Sunny Boy would like to say “Good Morning!” from chilly Chicago. – Dee Krebs


12179434_10206981478070845_1242926526_n10/25/15 Update: It is with a sad heart that we have to share that Sunny has come back to us after the tragic loss of his sweet mommy Dana… She passed suddenly and we are heartbroken for she an Sunny.

We need to take the time to thank a few people who were kind enough to help us bring Sunny back to TDL. A special thanks to  Lora Wiggington and John and Jocelyn Peddler for all you’ve done for Sunny and for us. Sunny is in foster as we determine our next steps.



Dana and Sunny

2/1/15 Update: We are happy to announce that Sunny has found his new home with Dana of south Florida! Congratulations to Sunny and Dana as they begin their new adventure together!

We even received an update already! Dana reports that Sunny is already mapping the house well. She writes “I watched him map out the layout. ….I was mesmerized. He would bump into things then turn around and start all over again until he could actually run through without bumping into anything and that was when he settled down.” And if your know the running joke in TDL about being “couch trained” or “bed trained” this part of the update will make you smile “Yes, Gisele. ….he slept in my bed with me and upon getting up this morning we went for a walk and he pooped and pee. I was such a proud mama 😉 ” Dana also reports that Sunny’s new kitty siblings are adjusting to this new member of the family, and are understandably perplexed by him.

We value transparency in rescue, which is why we loved this update so much we just had to share it. Dana writes “I was skeptical about this venture at first but now that he is home with me I feel completely different and love him totally and unconditionally. I feel so blessed, I don’t know what other words to use to describe how incredibly grateful I am.” We are so happy for Dana and so glad this match has worked out well!

12/14/14 Update: Sunny is coming back to us due to no fault of his own. Sadly his adoptive Mommy has sustained an injury which has had her in and out of the hospital and makes caring for him very difficult. It is breaking her heart, but she recognizes that it is best for them both if we find him another awesome home.

Sunny is good with small children, puppies, older dogs (pretty much dogs of all ages), and is great with meeting new people. He is deaf/blind, not demanding, and loves his crate. He would thrive with a buddy-dog who he can follow and play with!

If you are interested in Sunny, please read about our Adoption Process and then shoot us an email!

Check out his Photos on Facebook!

Funny Sunny, Deaf and Blind, has found the perfect home!

Funny Sunny, Deaf and Blind, has found the perfect home!

05/26/14 Update: Sunny was adopted yesterday by Elizabeth Spicer of the Jacksonville area. I got up this morning and put plants and furniture back – I had moved things to help Sunny not boink or trip on them. I was kind of sad, I guess I had grown accustomed to the goof ball! He brought me a lot of joy. But I also thought I would foster him for much longer. As it appears, I became aware of Sunny through Dale Parent, on April 4th, and he came to our rescue on April 11th, and he came to my home on the 14th.  Which means we only fostered him for six weeks.

Several days ago, I received an inquiry from Elizabeth, who had been interested in adopting some of our other deaf/blind dogs.  Every time she inquired, the dog had already been adopted.  Four years ago, Elizabeth rescued a ten year-old dog from the pound who was deaf/blind, and she shared that it was the best dog she ever had.

When Elizabeth mentioned that she had a 6 month-old female Lab at home… I was hooked!  Sunny still misses Phoebe!

Sunny’s meet went perfectly, he is always friendly.  She signed the adoption contract, with the caveat that Sunny would come back to me is there is any problems (but that’s standard with our contracts).  I lifted Sunny into the crate in the back of their vehicle, and he was content.

They stopped along the way home for a potty break, but amazing as it sounds, when they returned to their car, and opened the back… Sunny literally jumped right in his crate.  Huh?

Once they got home, Elizabeth wrote:  “Trip was good… we got home, allowed him to sniff around and then introduced the other dogs.  Needless to say, Sunny and Lola, our lab puppy, have been playing non-stop!  They are the same size and just rolled around and wrestled together.  I had to break them up so we could eat dinner!  LOL!  I will call you later tonight.”

Elizabeth did call me later last night.  As she explained, because she has two tiny humans (two gorgeous little blonde boys) their house is baby-proofed.  No coffee tables with sharp edges, etc.  They invited Sunny inside their living room, and Sunny used the couch as home base…. after playing with Lola, he went to the door and asked to go potty.  How could it be that he knows where the door is so quickly?  He just does!  Three times Sunny asked for the door, went outside, and wee weed!

Elizabeth has promised to continue to send us updates.  I know I sound like a broken record, but I just can’t express how wonderful these dogs really are, and I can’t express enough how quickly shelters and pounds put them down, as they are labeled un-adoptable.  I disagree.

So now I am about to press the “Update” button, and it’s okay for me to cry!  Special thanks to Jenny Elliot who helped me brain storm and find my confidence!!

Click here to See all of his photos on Facebook!

Sunny loves Rachel!

Sunny loves Rachel!

04/23/14 Update: Because of my experience with Ralph, I saw this coming. I brought Sunny (deaf/blind) home last night and gave him a little bit of time in the yard with the kids. He did great, but bumped into everything. This morning… I watched him map our yard… mowing the lawn with his nose! First, he created a triangle, and within 45 minutes he had my yard mapped out 90%. Amazing! And yes, I took video! Will be publishing shortly!

Busy learning!

Busy learning!

04/29/14 Update:  Sunny has the entire yard mapped out!  He loves meeting new people, adores being with other dogs, and loves the Friends Puppies!  He’s a very happy boy, full of joy and proud of every new accomplishment!  He has a lot of determination, and is very impatient to learn new things!  In short, he doesn’t give up until he gets it down pat!

Sunny and Ozzie

Sunny and Ozzie

05/22/14 Update:

I shared this video of Sunny and Phoebe playing Hide and Seek!

I shared this video with Sunny and Ozzie last week.  Hilarious!

Lately, Sunny wants more to do, so now he is practicing jumping over things.  I guess he wants to be an agility dog now!  I’ve posted many new photos of him on Facebook!

The morning of May 24th, I shared this video that I took very early on a Saturday morning!  The pings you hear is my phone notifying me of text messages!  My day starts early!  This video is hilarious, click here!


I'm a TDL Dog Now!!!

I’m a TDL Dog Now!!!

Sunny Boy aka Funny Boy!

Sunny Boy aka Funny Boy!

Sunny has been awesome when meeting strangers, he’s very friendly! He’s great with puppies, young children and older dogs. His joy is to run and explore. He has my yard completely mapped! He enjoys sleeping in his crate, he is quiet, and sleeps through the night. Sunny is really one of the easiest dogs I’ve fostered. He is not demanding, however, he does want his independence! There are a ton of advantages to owning a deaf/blind dog, they won’t run away, chase squirrels or cats, and they are not afraid of thunder! Sunny is easy peasy! We just uploaded more great photos of him, thanks to photographer, Dianna Noreen!
History:  Great News! Sunny is being transported from Virginia to Florida thanks to volunteer, Chuck! We can’t wait to meet him!

Deaf Dogs Hear with Their Hearts

Deaf Dogs Hear with Their Hearts

This handsome young man is about 9 months and 40lbs.  Our dream come true would be to find a special adopter around Virginia! He is looking for a forever home and is currently in Virgina near Charlottesville.  Sunny is both Deaf and Blind.  Rest assured, if you are considering adopting him, The Dog Liberator will provide you and your family with consulting, and we will help you with any questions you have regarding owning a deaf and blind dog!  Our Ralph was successfully adopted not long ago, and he is a wonderful and intelligent dog, fully trained, and loves his family, including his children!  Deaf/Blind dogs in many ways, are very easy to train.

Sunny Boy needs a home

Sunny Boy needs a home

You can see more photo of him in his photo album on Facebook.

If Sunny does not find a home in Virginia wee are asking for a virtual sponsor to help us rescue him. He also needs transport.

Transport would run from Virginia to Florida so if you or someone you know might be heading down the coast please let us know and feel free to email

John King ~ Adopted

12023173_10206737195643937_642810266_nJohn King returned to us after his new home didn’t work out. He is doing quite well in foster and is ready to find his forever home!do He is incredibly smart and is easy to train (Who says deaf dogs don’t listen? [Read More]).

John is devoted and loyal and could easily be someone’s best buddy. He is also quiet and did we mention, house broken? He’s got that down pat. It’s time for John to have a forever family all his own, and we are looking for just the right person for the job. Does that sound like you?

11999863_10206737195203926_954690376_n8/20/15 Update: John King is in Lake City, FL. He is available for adoption! He is approximately 3 years old and 50 lbs. He is also deaf but doesn’t let that hold him back in the least.

Interested in becoming his family? Check out Our Adoption Process and answer the questions in email. 

Check out his Photos on Facebook!



Past History:

John at the shelter

We had a gorgeous white Aussie and named him Anderson Cooper.  When I saw this little guy’s picture at the pound, I figured why not name him John King!  While we made a commitment to get him, his time was running out.  We are very grateful to everyone who played a part in his transport to us.  It was close!

Bath time!


This young pup is being fostered by Jen Wilson in Daytona Beach.  He is getting used to his new surroundings, and we’ll be updating his progress shortly.  You can see his photos on Facebook. 


12270098_10207127168953026_1628173245_n11/22/15 Update: John was adopted by Patricia Ann yesterday. He has a new sister, a Border Collie named Poppy! So happy for you, John!

Grunt ~ Adopted!


Grunt is a 4 year old Australian Shepherd. Unfortunately, his family is no longer able to give him the attention and exercise he needs, as dad is in the military, and mom is busy taking care of two boys.

Grunt also is VERY smart. Here is what his owner told us about him: “I was sick when my husband was away with the army and I took blankets and pillows to and from the bed to couch every day. After 3 days of doing it Grunt started taking the pillows and blankets for me every morning and night. To this day if he sees me pick up a blanket or pillow and walk towards the bedroom (we have lived in 3 different houses since) he takes it out of my hands and puts it on the bed. He picks up on routines Very quickly. He Loves his people. He is very caring and protective and loyal.
12115552_10153508881324792_419576556063983742_nGrunt needs to go to a home without young children. He is a very sweet dog, but little kids make him nervous!

If you would like to meet Grunt, please go here for more information about our adoption process. Check out his Photos on Facebook.

Grunt is located in Central Florida.



10/11/15 Update: Grunt was adopted by Russ and Guylaine of Jacksonville today! Yay Grunt!

Amber ~ Adopted!

11988494_10153460625644792_4581866218970253680_nAmber is an Aussie Puppy.

If you’d like to be considered for adoption please go here to learn all about our adoption process. We don’t use a traditional adoption application, but we do have a few questions we’d like you to answer before setting up a meet!

Check out the Photos on Facebook!




9/14/15 Update: The sisters have left the building! Lori Taylor and her husband adopted Amber today!

9/24/15 Update: Amber got a surprise today, Her sister Kimberly came to stay! The Taylors adopted them both!




Kimberly ~ Adopted!

12003912_10153460627744792_8348795280765746687_nKimberly is a young Aussie Puppy.

If you’d like to be considered for adoption please go here to learn all about our adoption process. We don’t use a traditional adoption application, but we do have a few questions we’d like you to answer before setting up a meet!

Check out the Photos on Facebook!




9/24/15 Update: Kimberly was adopted by the Taylors! They preveiously adopted Amber, her sister, and were fostering Kimberly. Not surprisingly, they experienced “foster failure”. Yay Kimberly and Amber!!!






Jake from State Farm! ~ Adopted!

11695776_10153317015434792_5279203885427443470_n[1]Say hello to Jake from State Farm (we’re calling his that, because it looks like he’s wearing a pair of khaki pants!). Jake’s a lovely 17 month old purebred Aussie who weighs in at around 30 pounds. This wonderful boy is very friendly and well-behaved. He’s fully trained, sits on a dime, loves to play with a tennis ball, likes other dogs, and doesn’t care at all about chasing cats. He’s one of those “just add water and stir” dogs. We think he would be perfect for a family with kids. All around easy peasy!


If you love cuddles you will love me.

He has already had his “beauty bath” (groomed) and has no matting, no fleas, stunning teeth… He could be a model. Loves to cuddle and doesn’t jump up.

11709771_10153317018174792_7026487466462241980_n[1]Want to see more of Jake? Check out his Photos on Facebook!

Jake is located in Deltona, FL. Awesome family dog… kids a plus!








20093_10153319593719792_5582116039099107014_n27/14/15 Update: Jake was adopted by Karen, Brad, and their daughter, Faith, today! He will be living in lovely Baldwin Park, just minutes from the dog park. Congrats on finding a great forever home, Jake!




Lenny – The fluffy little boy! ~ Adopted!

11150809_10153189485379792_4921830681176971320_nLenny is being transported to us on the 30th, along with his sister, Libby. We don’t know a whole lot about him yet, but we believe that he’s around 12 weeks old, and that he’s an Aussie/Collie/Spaniel mix.

Both he and his sister have intestinal parasites and mange, so they will need quite a bit of vetting when they get to us, so any donations to our Veterinary Care Fund would be greatly appreciated:

Check out his Photos on Facebook!


5/30/15 Update!  Lenny is a very active and smart young boy! Curious and friendly, he’d make a great family dog. The folks at the vet’s office think he’s going to be a fairly large dog, definately bigger than his sister, Libby. Lenny is currently at Newman Vet, and will be available for adoption soon. If you’d like to be considered for him, please check out Our Adoption Process
6/1/15 Update! Lenny was adopted by Daniella and Mark tonight. Congrats on your wonderful new puppy, guys!11391761_10153208499209792_4397526763494819616_n

More photos and details coming soon!


Luna Belle ~ Adopted!


Shelter Photo


Luna Belle is about 6 years old and is an Aussie mix out of Alabama. She joined TDL in April but has been recovering with TDL Volunteer Rachel until she was ready for adoption.

Luna comes to us from a hoarding situation. She lived with many other animals, was underweight, and had lost fur due to a flea allergy. Luckily with a little TLC her fur is back and she has put on a few pounds. She was also heartworm positive but has already undergone treatment and from here she has a few antibiotics and her regular preventatives (no other special measures). She will continue to test light positive for heartworm for a while longer, but that should fade soon.


Luna practicing her “sit!” at her Petco classes


Luna is an awesome girl. She is house broken, crate trained, good on a leash, very polite (no jumping up from this girl) and is not an “over-barker”. She may give a woof if she sees something very strange but the average things of life (cars, mailman etc) don’t really phase her. She has 2 more classes at Petco and then she will get her first obedience certificate (Yey Luna!!!).



Luna when she first arrived at TDL (she looks so much better now)

Luna would do best as an only dog, not because she has any issue with other dogs, but because she came from a home where she had to share her life with lots of other dogs and she would really like to retire and be someone’s best girl. She would be a great first-dog for someone new to dog ownership or maybe an older family because she is generally calm, quiet and easy (just add water and stir) but really she could be great in any home.  She is not really the kind of dog who wants to go to the dog park but would love to be someone’s walking buddy (again, good on a leash!).

Luna isn’t clingy. She is happy to be with you, but if you need to run some errands she isn’t one to freak out about it. This sweet girl seems to understand that you’ll be back and is content to wait until you come back for her. She just seems to understand, and waits for you to come home and pat her on the head.

 5/17/15 Update: We are so proud of Luna! Yesterday she graduated from her obedience classes! Here she is in her mortarboard, standing proud. We couldn’t be more pleased!

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 5/30/15 Update! Luna was adopted by Zach and Julie of Orlando today! They already seem to have hit it off and we are so happy for them. Congratulations to all!




More updates to come! In the meantime check out her photos on Facebook.








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