Tiana ~ Adopted!

17227_10153590686184792_1539643570910706326_nWhat a doll! We’re not 100% sure what breeds Tiana is, but at 10 lbs, we’re pretty sure she’s NOT part Great Dane! 😉 She is about a year old and looks like a Jack Russell mix to us, possibly with Westie and/or Long-haired Chihuahua. Whatever she is, she’s stinkin’ cute! She does great with other dogs, but she does like to chase the kitties, so a cat-free home would be better for her!

If you would like to be considered for Tiana, please go here to learn all about Our Adoption Process.

Tiana is located in Deltona, FL. Check out her photos on Facebook!

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11/30/15 Update: Tiana was adopted by the LaMees of Daytona Beach. They were heartbroken after the loss of their Jack Russell Terrier, and fell in love with Tiana right away. She will be sharing her new home with a doggie brother! Yay!

Eddie~Adopted

Update: I’m so proud of Eddie. He was a star at Newman’s. He was handled in and out of the crate, given his shots, and his microchip (ouch) without incident. James also gave him a much needed bath and said he was a very polite little boy! Woo Hoo!

I'm ready to learn some tricks!

I’m ready to learn some tricks!

His name was Beethoven, but it didn’t stick with us!  Meet Eddie!  He is a very young boy, maybe 1-2 years of age, and full of personality.  He was not friendly at the shelter, but outside of his kennel, he was the walmart greeter!  Yesterday, after transport, I brought him to Newman Vet and he wagged his tail at every stranger and every dog that walked in!  He is a VERY smart boy, and would really benefit from basic puppy training classes.  I think he could easily become a trick dog!  I also think he would be happy living with a senior, but maybe I’ve been watching too much Frasier!

Friendly and Playful are my middle names!

Friendly and Playful are my middle names!

You can see more photos of Eddie on Facebook.  He has been fully vetted, neutered and microchipped!  He’s ready to be someone’s little man!

FYI, the real Eddie of Frasier Crane was actually surrendered by his owners, they said he was too much for them!  Click here for Moose’s story!

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Yes, I am a Very Good Boy!  ~ Eddie

Yes, I am a Very Good Boy! ~ Eddie

07/13/14 Update:  Harry Ameen drove over 2 1/2 hours today to meet Eddie.  He recently lost his Westie, and at first, he was trying to avoid adopting another terrier, but Eddie kept tugging at his heart!

Let's Play!

Let’s Play!

I’m very proud of Eddie.  At first, the amount of attention and affection he was receiving from Harry seemed to make Eddie nervous.  “What is this, someone is actually liking me, and rubbing me, and wanting to spend time with me!”  But Eddie kept coming back for more, and after just a few short minutes, Eddie picked it up a notch…. grabbed a tennis ball and went nuts!  He ran around the yard, and insisted that Harry play with him.  It was the first time I’ve seen Eddie play with a toy!  Needless to say, Eddie has been adopted!  You can see more adoption photos of Eddie on Facebook.

BB, the snuggle bug~Adopted

BB the snuggle bug!

Update:  BB is back to her normal self!  She’s eating and drinking, playing and jumping, demanding cuddles and kisses.  Thanks to the hard-working folks of Val-u-Vet, she’s her bouncy self again and her bags are packed, and she’s ready to move in with someone who is looking for a lot of excitement and mayhem!

Update: I posted on Facebook that BB is not well.  She has been hospitalized.  She is stable at the moment, but we still don’t know why she has bloody stool and is not eating.  She has tested negative for every known ailment.  We are hoping this is just a bug, and she will recover soon.  In the meantime, her hospitalization bill continues to grow, and I have asked for prayers and donations to help her recover.  Thank you!

 

This little girl was found wandering on a busy highway in Lake City. Julie took her in, and when she asked her daughter who lives in DeLand if she could recommend a good rescue, our name was mentioned! BB is 12 weeks of age, and weighs 12 pounds.  She has one blue and one brown eye. We’ve been trying guessing her breed! Regardless, she is a very happy puppy, both of my kids just love her. She slept through the night in her crate, and she loves to play with my pack!

BB is doing very well here.  She’s a quiet pup, has medium energy.  I’m not sure about her breed, but there must be some Aussie or Border Collie in the mix, with maybe some Jack Russell Terrier, or a touch of Beagle.  I’m just not sure.  Without DNA testing, it’s just a guess.  I suspect she will ultimately be 30-35 pounds at maturity.  The folks at Val-u-Vet just love her!

 

Her photo album can be viewed on Facebook.  Email thedogliberator@gmail.com for adoption information.

Such a good puppy!

Foster Update:  This little girl needs a performance home.  One day after being spayed she wanted to play, and play hard.  “Can I have the soccer ball?  The tennis ball?  Can I run circles around you?  Can we play?”  The answer is NO, you just had surgery!

The soccer ball is twice her size, but she has no fear!  She would make an awesome fly ball dog, she has the focus and the energy to do just about anything!

Adoption Update: BB, now Molly Parra is tearing up the Dog Park! She’s the life of the party, and doing great in her new home!

Wiffle and Waffle the Corgi Jack Puppies ~ Adopted

Waffle and Wiffle

A couple of nights ago I was on the phone talking with Amy while she was eating her dinner and perusing Craig’s List.  (Amy is an awesome multi-tasker)  Suddenly she said, “Oh my!”

“On no,” I replied.  “What did you find?”

“Someone is getting rid of a litter of five Corgi mix puppies.”

“Why are you still on the phone with me?  Quick, call them!”  Why the urgency?  Because (a) people who make a spontaneous decision to get a puppy are more likely to give it up later, (b) we know that Craig’s List is trolled by bad people looking for free/cheap dogs for bad purposes,  and (c) we know that most dogs bought of it are not spayed/neutered, and therefore contribute to the future pet over-population problem.

Momma Corgi

Fifteen minutes later Amy called me from her car.  “I’m on my way.  Turns out the guy lives an hour from me.  I don’t know where.  He says he’ll meet me at an intersection and I can follow him home from there.”  I asked her if she had her mace, tazer and gun with her.  What can I say?  I get nervous with the places Amy goes to save dogs!  “He says he has other people coming to meet the puppies.  I hope I am in time.”

Waffle with his 7-month-old brother

An hour and a half later, another call.  “I was only able to save two.  In less than an hour, he’d given away three!”  I got a pit in my stomach.  I hope they found wonderful homes….  “The two I have are boys.  Really cute, really little.  I got a photo of the mother, definitely a Corgi.  The photo isn’t that good because she kept moving.  I also got a photo of their 7-month-old brother, sired by the same dog.  The owner says that the dad is a wired-hair Jack Russel that roams the neighborhood.  He complained that this the second time his dog got pregnant by it.  I told him the solution was simple.  Just spay your dog.  He looked at me completely blank.  Ugh!”

Bath time for Wiffle and Waffle

Amy took the two little boys home and bathed them.  Immediately.  They were covered in fleas.  Fleas so bad that they had scabs on them from scratching.  Poor pumpkins.  She was thrilled when they slept through the night, no problem.  The next morning she took them to work with her, dropping them off at the home of a co-worker who lives near the school (Amy is a teacher).  Her friend’s husband took  a late lunch so he could go home and let out the puppies.  They did great again ~ no accidents.  After work, Amy drove to a nearby Wendy’s where my husband and I met her (having driven through a monsoon ~ what’s that about???).

Wiffle, so little

She’s right.  The puppies are precious.  At 8-weeks-old, they are not yet five pounds.  They have the wiry hair that I just love and spunky personalities.  When the Border Great Pyrenees puppies met them, they didn’t take any grief but stood their ground.  I was quite proud of them!  I think that these two little ones are going to be wonderful dogs.  As a cross between a Corgi and a Jack Russel, they should do what most mixes do and pull the best of both breeds.  I expect that they’ll be around 25 pounds when they mature.  In the meanwhile, I’m just going to love their cute little selves!

Waffle exploring the garden

 

You can see more photos of each in Wiffle’s photo album and Waffle’s photo album.    I am fostering Wiffle and Waffle in Winter Park, Fl.  If you think that you might be the perfect home for one of them, please first read our article on starting out your dog right, then review our adoption process and e-mail me at holly.thedogliberator@gmail.com

September 9th Update:

Waffle has cracked me up.  I was concerned that he would be depressed after his brother was adopted, and yes, he was sad the first night.  But in typical puppy fashion, he quickly bounced back and started terrorizing the other puppies.   Never mind that he is less than half their size ~ nothing slows him down.  I love this little guy!!!

September 13th Update:

Waffle is just full of beans!  He is always finding something to do!

September 15th Update:

Waffle is having so much fun with the other puppies.  Here he is playing with Ripple, Raffle and Ruffle.  What a character!!!

Adoptions:

Wiffle going home with Ben and Emily

September 3rd was Wiffle’s wonderful day!  Ben and Emily recently moved to Pensacola so he could start flight school.  They had been watching our website for a while, since they spotted Esme the Cavalier King Charles.  When they saw Wiffle, they immediately e-mailed me.  As soon as they could, they jumped in their car and made the eight hour drive to adopt this little fellow.  Is it any surprise that they not only loved him, but he was all about them?  Nope!  What a perfect match!!!  Please forgive the blurry photo ~ I managed to push a button on my camera and finally had to get my husband to figure out how to fix it!  *sigh*  Anyway, Pensacola, welcome your newest Dog Liberator puppy!

Waffle going home with Kristiana and Brian

September 30th was Waffle’s big day!  Kristiana and Brian had come out to meet him the weekend before, but we delayed the adoption for a week because some of the other puppies were sick and I wanted to make sure that he wasn’t going to come down with it.  Nope!  Waffle continued to be his regular full-of-vim-and-vinegar self!  I’m so happy with this match: Kristiana and Brian already have a two-year-old Corgi, so Waffle will have another dog to not only play with but to be mentored by.  Perfect, just perfect!  Melbourne, welcome your newest Dog Liberator puppy!

Cassidy the Bouncing Puppy ~ Adopted

“I can’t believe you’re not taking Cassidy.”

That was the first I heard of this girl. We had agreed to pull a litter of Chihuahuas and an orphaned Border Collie puppy from Hale County Humane Society in Alabama. Then a couple of days before the transport, director Dee sent an e-mail: “I can’t believe you’re not taking Cassidy.”

Gisele called me. “Do you know who Cassidy is?” Never heard of her.
E-mail back to Dee. “Who’s Cassidy????”

He thought for sure he’d told us about her. Nice to know that we’re not the only ones having imaginary conversations!!! One e-mail (Dee: “She’s funny as hell”) and three photos later, I said, “Absolutely! Send her to me!!!”

Let me put it this way: I showed my daughter the photos of Cassidy. Caitlin said, “Oh my! Look at her eyes. You can tell she’s thinking. She is too smart. She’s like Kipper!” Yup, that’s what I thought. And I adored Kipper, so how could I say no?

I’m glad I didn’t. I adore Cassidy. (There’s a lot of adoration going on in my home!) And I knew Dee did when he called me the morning after I got the puppies to ask how they were doing. As I started to answer, he said, “Yeah, but what do you think of Cassidy?” lol He told me that she was a favorite of everyone at the shelter. One of the men who works there would let her out of her cage every morning and she would follow him around the whole day, sticking to him like Velcro. That would explain Cassidy’s reaction to my husband. As soon as she got here, she was all eyes for him. After they were all bathed, he picked her up and held her, rubbing her ears and talking with her. Slowly she relaxed in his arms and her eyes closed as she started to fall asleep. Glenn looked over at me and said, “This is one sweet puppy.” And she is!

Cassidy is Rat Terrier, born around October. There may be a touch of something else in there, but that is what I see shining through. She bounces. She bounces and pounces up and down on her front legs. It is hysterical. She loves-loves-loves people! She dances around for attention and clambers to climb into your lap. And when she sits, she sits staring at you as if to ask, “What do you want me to do?”

Cassidy is wonderful!!! I have lots of photos of her posted in her photo album. She is being fostered in Winter Park, Fl.

If you are considering adopting her please read about our adoption process then e-mail me at holly.thedogliberator@gmail.com.

January 27th Update:

Cassidy was spayed today. She wasn’t too happy with me. But she perked up when she got home and went outside with the rest of the puppies. In fact, I think she forgot she’d had surgery! I finally had to call her in to rest. I put the rest of the puppies in their crate but got her to lay down on the puppy bed. She decided that she liked it. In fact, two hours later she’s still laying there! Too sweet!!!

January 29th Update:

“On 01/08/11 we made the decision to have our dog of 17 years, Fidget, put to sleep. It was one of the hardest things my wife and I have had to do. The poor girl just couldn’t get around any more. That little dog meant the world to us. We both thought it would be a long time before we were ready to get another dog but the emptiness has been too much for either of us to stand.”

So began the e-mail I received from Tom and Danielle. Something about Cassidy caught their hearts, and I invited them to come over and meet her. She acted like she’d been waiting for them. Fosters often tell me that they’re worried them might adopt a dog to the wrong person. I tell them, “Don’t worry. Your dog will know its family when they arrive.” And they do. And Cassidy did. No doubt they will have years of fun together!

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