Frappaccino Fridays, Donate $5.00 and save a Latte Dogs!

The Pippin Puppies ask YOU to Donate $5.00 on Frappe Friday!

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How Much Do You Spend on Coffee? Can You Skip One Coffee Today to help “a Latte Dogs“? Show us Your Pup with Your Cup and use the #FrappeFriday tag on your social media posts!

Instead of buying your Starbuck’s Frappaccino on Fridays, donate that cup to our Veterinary Care Fund!  Here are the current prices for a small, medium, and large mocha drink: 
Mocha Tall $3.75
Mocha Grande $4.45

Mocha Venti $4.95

We rounded it up to include tax, to be a whopping $5.00, and now, on Paypal, you can setup your $5.00 donation to be recurring!

What can $5.00 do?  A lot!  If ten people donate $5, we could pay for one dog’s vaccinations, two dogs to be microchipped, or one heartworm test!  If twenty people donate just $5.00 we could pay for one spay or neuter!  It all adds up and together we can make a difference!

Donate on Frappe Fridays!

Here are just some of our promotional photos you can use, please share Frappe Fridays with your friends and family!




The 2017 Mardi Gras Dog Parade in Downtown DeLand

Prepare to have a blast!  Find your TDL t-shirt, grab your dog, some comfy shoes, and a camera!

 

 

That’s one Very Cute Little Liberator!

 

“De-Land of Fairy Tails” is this year’s theme for the Mardi Gras on Main Street Dog Parade!

Join us February 25, 2017 @ 11:00 am Downtown DeLand, Florida Festival immediately following on Indiana Avenue.  Can’t wait to see all of you!

China and Sarah

 

 

 

Giving Tuesday 11/29/16

Thank you for your support!  We’re coming up on that time of year again: Black Friday, Cyber Monday…  But have you heard about Giving Tuesday?

#GivingTuesday is an unprecedented global movement of generosity. For the third year in a row, Razoo is inviting nonprofits and individuals from across America (and around the globe!) to join together and raise funds for the world-changing causes that matter to them.

You don’t have to register with other websites if you donate to our rescue and are more comfortable using paypal, please do! Paypal is always our preferred method of receiving donations because it guarantees a higher level of safety for our clients.


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Not Feeling creative? Feel free to use this Image!

Start your own fundraising campaign to share with your friends and family on your favorite social media platform on The Dog Liberator’s Fundraising Page!

Then, create your own Profile Icon or Banner for your social media page. Whether you use Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, on Giving Tuesday, show your support for our Rescue to your friends and family. Don’t know how? We’ll take a photo of your rescued dog and create a banner or profile icon for you! Just email us at TheDogLiberator@gmail.com. You can copy and use one of our designs located below! You can also see some of the projects we are already working on, and read more about us on our Main Razoo page.

WHAT IS #GIVINGTUESDAY?

Once a year global charities, families, businesses, community centers, students and more will come together to create #GivingTuesday.

It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more.  Be a part of a national celebration of our great tradition of generosity.

photo_72475_landscape_650x433#GivingTuesday™ is a campaign to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations. Where did the idea come from? The retail industry has long benefited from seasonal shopping that symbolically kicks off with “Black Friday” – a day that has since inspired “Small Business Saturday” and “Cyber Monday.” #GivingTuesday™, then, serves as a celebratory, fully connected day to kick off the giving season, when many make their holiday and end-of-year charitable gifts.

Giving Tuesday is Coming soon, are you ready?

Additional Reading:
Why give on Giving Tuesday? – Impact the Future of our Rescue
Over 700 Reasons to Support The Dog Liberator on Giving Tuesday

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Great NonProfit 2013

2016 Halloween Costume Contest

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Enter to Win in Our Fifth Annual Halloween Costume Contest!

Let the games begin! For one $10 donation per photo, you have a chance of winning a stunning TDL Mega Pack Pack valued at over $65.00, and we’ll even ship it to the lucky winner!

Anyone can enter any animal

this contest is not restricted to only TDL dogs!

10410444_10152696692164792_3520354948703165195_nSend in your $10 donation via PayPal, then we will ask you to Email Us your photo entry with the subject line “2016 Halloween Costume Contest.” Make sure to give us your name (if it is different than the paypal let us know) and your pet’s name.
We ask that submit a high quality photo, take your time, use your camera if your cell phone doesn’t take great pictures. Need Help?  You can use this free online photo editing software to add the finishing touches such as PiZap.

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We will be sharing with you some of the contestants’ photos as they are submitted to us, just to give you a sneak peak!

All photos must be submitted by Noon EST on October 30th. We will submit all of the photos in a Facebook Photo Album and invite our over 6,000+ Facebook Followers to start voting at 6:00 PM on that day. Voting will end 6pm on Halloween Day, and the winner will be announced immediately.

Win a TDL Mega Pack Pack

Your photos may be used for promotional purposes, and may be used in our upcoming 2017 calendar!

 

May the Force be With You!

 

Notice to Voters:  Once published, we recommend that you review the entire album before voting.

Understand that if you vote for multiple photos, you are essentially diluting the power of our vote!

 

Voting Will Take Place on Facebook. 

Your 2014 Champions!
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Past Costume Contests:  20152014, 2013, 2012

Additional Reading: The TDL 10 Ways to Have a Safe and Happy Halloween

 

  Enter or support the contest and TDL now.

Yankee Candles Donates to our Rescue!

Just Enter our Group ID, 990055884

Just Enter our Group ID, 990055884

Just Enter our Group ID, 990055884

I love them, don’t you?  Ozzie prefers the pine scented candles!  If you love Yankee candles, now you can purchase them from their online store, and help out!  Yankee Candles donates 40% of our sales profit to  TDL’s Veterinary Care Fund!  Click Today!  Here are more details:

Dear Family, Friends and Supporters of  The Dog Liberator;

Wouldn’t it be great if 40% of the price you paid for your favorite products went directly to The Dog Liberator?  Of course it would!  Which is why I’m so excited to introduce a new program with Yankee Candle.   No collection of monies, no distribution of products and no missing and/or damaged issues.

Just Enter our Group ID, 990055884

Just Enter our Group ID, 990055884

Here’s how it works:

You can now order Yankee Candle products on-line–delivered directly to your home or sent as a gift to your friends and family–for the exact same price that you would pay in a Yankee Candle store.

The Dog Liberator will get 40 % rebate on all products purchased. It’s that simple.

From today through the Holiday season Don’t wait seasonal items now available

These much needed funds will assist and supplement our budget.

To get started, simply click here or go to www.yankeecandlefundraising.com,   In the Start Shopping Box, insert our group number (990055884).   You will be on your way to supporting The Dog Liberator.   Start shopping and share this number with friends and family.

Yankee Candles Donates 40% to TDL's Dog Rescue

Use our Code: 990055884 and Yankee Candles Donates 40% to TDL’s Dog Rescue

Thank you for your continued support.

Woo Hoo and all the Best!

The Dog Liberator

Pet Portraits to Support Rescue! (A Fun Fundraiser)

Lisa Yttri, who adopted Bama (AKA Billy Ray), has created an awesome opportunity to support our rescue and get a little something for yourself. Check this out!
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Lisa write in her Facebook Post:

I’m starting a fundraiser for the rescue where we got Bama, our once shy and fearful Border Collie. If interested in receiving an 8×10 hand drawn image of your pet, please see the instructions below. 50% of the proceeds will go directly to The DogLiberator, Gisele Veilleux’s rescue here in Florida. If you want to see more of my drawings, go to my My Recent Drawings album. I have done over 200 drawings and have had very happy “customers”.

Lisa has done amazing work and sent along a few samples of the picture she was sent, and the finished product. Check this out (and click on the picture to see a larger version):

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 Want to see More of Lisa’s work? Check out the Mini-Gallery on Facebook!

As it mentions above, there are 3 easy steps to follow if you want to be a part of this awesome fundraiser:

  1.  Donate a minimum of $30 +$3 shipping to her Paypal account lyttri@hotmail.com
  2. Send a closeup photo of your pet to lyttri@hotmail.com
  3. The drawing will be sent out ASAP and TDL will receive 50% of the donation!

The drawing is an 8×10″ graphite drawing and makes an amazing piece of art for your home, office, or a gift for a friend. How awesome is this?  We hope you enjoy this unique and fun opportunity to support rescue!

Pack Packs, the Gift Your Dog Really Wants!

TDL Pack Packs

This is the best Fundraising Event Ever!  We’re going to knock your socks off!

We have designed custom Pack Packs that can be delivered to your door for your Pooch filled with toys and treats that are TDL-approved!  No subscriptions, just decide when your pooch has done something awesome, and reward them with our toys and treats! Our Pack Packs make awesome gifts!

We sent out some sample Pack Packs this week! Click here to see some photos, and read the reviews below!


TDL Pack Packs



Why our Pack Packs?

We have rescued, rehabilitated and re-homed almost 900 dogs – I’m sure you can imagine how many toys have been destroyed here!  Nothing is more disappointing than buying a dog toy just to watch your dog destroy it in seconds!  Recently, we have been able to really evaluate specific dog toys.  It’s amazing which toys our dogs prefer.

Recently, I shopped for toys, and much to my surprise, China kept stealing one toy from my shopping bag.  I took it away from me just to watch her sneak into the bag again, and pull it out.  The toy was still attached to the cardboard, so after her fourth attempt to steal it, I let her have one!  Later that evening, I watched Ozzie play with it for a while, something he rarely ever does.

While I fostered Cyndi Lauper, I noticed that with incredible precision, she removed the squeaker out of the toy without destroying it, which is why I called her the surgeon!  It was sheer luck that a few weeks later, I found a toy that Leonardo could not destroy, and his new Mom, Nina, reports that he still has not managed to remove the squeaker from his toy!

Recently, I found an awesome plush toy that is hilarious!  Some dogs don’t destroy toys as fast as others, and these plush toys are simply stunning!

What’s even more disappointing is the gift subscription services that deliver a box of toys to your door.  They seem awfully pricey, and contain mostly samples.  While they are packaged beautifully, what’s inside hasn’t been very impressive.  It’s as if these subscription-style gift boxes are made to impress the humans, they don’t impress my dogs whatsoever! One toy was very pretty, but very loosely stitched, and it fell apart after one good chew and there I go again sweeping up fuzzy fluff!

Treats are also a hit or miss.  We’ve purchased hundreds of different treats, only to find out our dogs just aren’t interested!

We’ve tried and tested thousands of products, and now we can offer them to you!

Spec Loves Her Pack Pack!

Spec Loves Her Pack Pack!

 

Courtney Wrote:  What Spec and I liked most about our Pack Pack was the personal touch! Spec is on a very limited diet (allergies) and our box included treats she could enjoy! The toys have multiple textures inside (sometimes a squeaker, cotton, crinkly fabric, and more!) which were perfect for a Deafie! And a handwritten note was perfect for Mom (me!)! We give Pack Packs 2 paws and two thumbs up, and can’t wait to order another!

 

 

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Maggie Dove Right in!

Susan Wrote:  Buddy Love, Bella Dingo and Maggie all had their heads in the Pack Pack x and loved the chews. Buddy and Bella waited for me to open the Pack Pack. Maggie grabbed a bag of chews and went under the bed (no cameras for her). She is FAST and SNEAKY! Buddy took all of the toys from Bella. Here he is being a hoarder;) Thanks for my goodies. We love Pack Packs! See my fuzzy Buddy Love licking his lips:)

 

 

Dutch, I think Echo is going to claim them all!

Dutch, I think Echo is going to claim them all!

 

 

Jeannette Wrote:  Echo and Dutch are so excited about their Pack Packs. Eeyore (Dutch) can’t believe someone would send him so many fun toys. (Hoo-hum) Echo grabbed the ball and made her claim fast.

 

Sadie Snatches New Toys!

Sadie Snatches New Toys!

 

 

Patty Wrote:  Woof, woof!! Sadie sends her thanks! Such a surprise she got today. She and I are thrilled. You are wonderful.  

 

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jake and cody share!

 

 

Sheila Wrote:  Friends, I am passionate about rescue and have adopted and worked with The DogLiberator for several years now. Rescue is a lot of work and costs are high, but the rewards of pulling dogs from kill shelters, getting them fully vetted and then re-homed is a wonderful thing. Our fundraising efforts are always in progress and we try to make fundraising a WIN-WIN for all. Please consider clicking on the link and ordering a Pack Packs for your dog or as a gift. The toys and treats chosen are top quality meeting our own TDL rescue standards. My Pack Packs arrived with so many toys that I wore out two dogs. You get top end products and TDL makes enough money to contribute towards a vet visit and transport.


TDL Pack Packs



#UNSelfie on Giving Tuesday

GivingTuesday TDL 2014

You don’t have to register with other websites if you donate to our rescue and are more comfortable using paypal, please do! Paypal is always our preferred method of receiving donations because it guarantees a higher level of safety for our clients.




 

Start your own fundraising campaign to share with your friends and family on your favorite social media platform on The Dog Liberator’s Fundraising Page!

Then, create your own Profile Icon or Banner for your social media page. Whether you use Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, on Giving Tuesday, show your support for our Rescue to your friends and family. Don’t know how? We’ll take a photo of your rescued dog and create a banner or profile icon for you! Just email us at TheDogLiberator@gmail.com. You can copy and use one of our designs located below! You can also see some of the projects we are already working on, and read more about us on our Main Razoo page.

WHAT IS #GIVINGTUESDAY?

On Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014, global charities, families, businesses, community centers, students and more will come together to create #GivingTuesday.

It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving (#UNSElfie). Be a part of a national celebration of our great tradition of generosity.

#GivingTuesday™ is a campaign to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations. Where did the idea come from? The retail industry has long benefited from seasonal shopping that symbolically kicks off with “Black Friday” – a day that has since inspired “Small Business Saturday” and “Cyber Monday.” #GivingTuesday™, then, serves as a celebratory, fully connected day to kick off the giving season, when many make their holiday and end-of-year charitable gifts.

Giving Tuesday is Coming soon, are you ready?

2014 Halloween Costume Contest

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Enter to Win in Our Third Annual Halloween Costume Contest!

Let the games begin! For one $10 donation per photo, you have a chance of winning a stunning TDL Mega Pack Pack valued at over $65.00, and we’ll even ship it to the lucky winner!

Send in your $10 donation via PayPal, then we will ask you to email us your photo entry.

Freja!

Freja!

We ask that submit a high quality photo, take your time, use your camera if your cell phone doesn’t take great pictures.  Need Help?  You can use this free online photo editing software to add the finishing touches http://pizap.com/pizap.

We will be sharing with you some of the contestants’ photos as they are submitted to us, just to give you a sneak peak!

All photos must be submitted by Noon EST on October 30th. We will submit all of the photos in a Facebook Photo Album and invite our over 5,000 Facebook Followers to start voting at 6:00 PM on that day. Voting will end 6pm on Halloween Day, and the winner will be announced immediately.

Jake Coffman

Jake Coffman

Win a Mega Pack Pack

Win a Mega Pack Pack

Your photos may be used for promotional purposes, and may be used in our upcoming 2015 calendar!

Anyone can enter any animal – this contest is not restricted to only TDL dogs!

May the Force be With You!

Notice to Voters:  Once published, we recommend that you review the entire album before voting.  Understand that if you vote for multiple photos, you are essentially diluting the power of our vote!

Voting is now closed: Click Here to view our Photo Album!

Your 2014 Champions!
(First place to third, left to right)

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Great NonProfits 2014

TDL's 2013 Great NonProfit Award

TDL’s 2013 Great NonProfit Award

If you’re new to our rescue, you might not know that last year, we rated #9 on Great Nonprofits in the country.  We received the award because of reviews from people like you!  Last week, we weren’t even listed in the leader board, but because of your reviews, we are now in the 52nd place!  Only your reviews can help us move up!  Simply Click Here to share your comments about your experience.

If you have adopted from us recently, please take a moment and rate our rescue efforts, and describe  your experience adopting from us.  If you asked us for help surrendering and re-homing your dog through our Canine Connect Service, you too can leave us a review.  If we have helped you in any way, please take three minutes of your day, and help us by describing how our help impacted you.

 

 

Great NonProfits can be described as the Angie’s list of non-profit companies.  Last  year, only 500 non-profit companies received the top-rated award, and thanks to you, we were one of them!  Woo Hoo!

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.

#DogLiberatorChallenge-The Hoarder Collie

The first dog to start our #DogLiberatorChallenge is Rosie!  Rosie steals all bones, toys and balls from all of our dogs.  She piles them up on her bed, and the dogs don’t dare come near.  We’ve even seen her approach one of our dogs, especially Ozzie, bark… to distract them, and steal their toy right from under their nose!

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Please visit #DogLiberatorChallenge for Details!  Please Donate $10, and submit your photos or videos, and let the games begin.

Visit the challengers Photos on Facebook!

Rosie Challenges…….
Email your submissions   TheDogLiberator@gmail.com or simply upload them using #DogLiberatorChallenge

To shorten this link use http://bit.ly/1ulKADM

 

#DogLiberatorChallenge – Promote Your Doggie Selfies!

Help Your Dog Take Its Own Selfies!

Bonnie CollieWe have created this challenge to spread the word a help homeless dogs in kill shelters and promote spay/neuter.

  • Only 1 dog out of every ten dogs that are born will find a permanent home.
  • Approximately 25% of homeless dogs at the pound are purebreds.
  • 90% of dogs in pounds are healthy and adoptable.
  • 5 – 7 million companion animals enter shelters and pounds each year.

The Dog Liberator has re-homed over 850 highly adoptable dogs in five years.

Dog Challenges

We have created a series of challenges to spread the word about our rescue efforts, and to ask you to donate to our Veterinary Care Fund, so we can continue our mission – to rescue awesome family dogs from shelters and pounds.

Upload and share your challenge photo or video using #DogLiberatorChallenge, nominate as many of your friends as you wish,  and please donate to our Veterinary Care Fund so we can rescue more wonderful adoptable dogs!  Don’t have a dog of your own?  No worries, you can do the challenge yourself!  Get the whole family involved, show off your videos, and let’s have some fun!  Listed below are just some of our Challenge ideas!  Please donate $10 to our rescue, and if you are nominated, and refuse to take part in our challenge, please donate whatever you can afford to help our rescue!


Upcoming Social Media Challenges

 

Our First Dog to start this series of challenges is Rosie, the toy hoarder!

Our First Dog to start this series of challenges is Rosie, the toy hoarder!

The Hoarder Collie – Toy Hoarding Challenge

Dog Crawl Challenge

Peanut Butter Challenge

Treat Balance Challenge

Ball-Catching Challenge

Trick or Treat Challenge

Ultimate Chow Hound – The Begger

Puzzle Challenge

Dancing with the Dogs Challenge

Most Epic Fail

Who Snores the Loudest

The Funniest Sleeping Positions

The Dog Liberator prides itself at being a foster-based rescue and has rescued shy/fearful dogssenior dogs, dogs with parvoheartworm positive dogs, and deaf/blind dogs.  We specialize in rescuing herding dogs, i.e., collie breeds.The Dog Liberator was honored and ranked #9 in Great NonProfits in 2013 and also honored in 2014.



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Paw Print Diner Auction

This Auction has Ended!  Congratulations!

Click here to Bid on Ebay!

Stinking Cute PawPrint Diner

Stinking Cute PawPrint Diner

Brand New!  Super Cute PawPrint Diner by PetStudio.  Made by Tops Pet Products, Topefield, MA USA.  Raised diner allows your dog to eat in a more comfortable position.  Wood construction with durable painted finish.

19 1/2″L X 10″W X 7″H includes two 1 quart stainless steel bowls.  Brand new, in the box!

Donated to our rescue to raise money for our Veterinary Care Fund to help our rescued dogs!

Happy Bidding!

 

Ebay Auction for TDL – Goofy Sneakers

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Happy Bidding!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Run-Disney-2014-Goofy-New-Balance-Sneakers-Shoes-Mens-7-RARE-Disney-Marathon/291229160039?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D24192%26meid%3D8c0afca3d7f646b6a8b69229b33a9240%26pid%3D100011%26prg%3D10284%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D10%26sd%3D291223181253

BISSELL – Lift-Off Cyclonic Bagless Cordless 2-in-1 Handheld/Stick Vacuum

Update: Sherri, a TDL follower and supporter, has won this auction! Woo Hoo and Congrats!
Bissell, Inc. StickThe awesome folks at BISSELL Pet Foundation donated this awesome cordless vacuum cleaner, for us to Auction! 100% of proceeds goes to our Veterinary Care Fund, but to be honest… I want one!!!

Bissell, lnc. StickHappy Bidding Ebay-ers! http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=161326065627

Central Florida Earth Day

We had a wonderful day, and enjoyed being reunited with many of our rescued dogs. Click here to see our Earth Day Photo Album, or Click here to Vote for your Favorite Kissing Booth Photo!

Shep (Alfie) and Lady Di at Earth Day 2013

Shep (Alfie) and Lady Di at Earth Day 2013

History:  We are working hard, putting everything together and getting ready for the big day!  My Friend Irma is creating some custom made pieces, and donating them to TDL – you are going to love what she’s doing for us!

If you can volunteer, or if you have items you’d like to sell/donate, just give us a shout!

April 19th, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Lake Eola, Downtown Orlando.    Visit their website for details.  We went last year, and had a blast.  Load your dog up in the car, and take a drive to Orlando and visit us there!  The food is great!  You can RSVP on Facebook!

Click here to see photos of our visit last year!

Life is Like a Box of Chocolates

Little Bart

Little Bart

our final Farewell to Yogi

our final Farewell to Yogi

Update:  This post was written on April 3rd.  This morning, I received a text from Terri that Matthew McConaughey is getting worse.  What is it with these pups who get kennel cough, improve and then take a nose dive?  Terri is taking Matthew to the vet this morning.

 

Who knew that giving Journey the distemper shot would give her distemper?  We didn’t.

Who knew that Yogi had a cancerous tumor?  We didn’t.

After losing two beautiful dogs this week, who knew that Perry Como, who was recently adopted, would have a pancreatitis attack and be in critical care.

Who knew that Claire Bear would survive and be a normal, healthy, and happy girl?  Here’s the link to  her new happy video, included is the famous Aussie wiggle!

Who knew that Bart would become a very healthy and very big boy?

Bonnie Blue, Adopted 2013

Bonnie Blue, Adopted 2013

Yet we can not fix what we do not see.  

Several times our dogs have been adopted, and a medical condition appears that we were not aware of.  Clearly, we can not guarantee the health of all of our dogs.  In the case of Bonnie Blue, posted through our home finding service, Canine Connect, after adoption, a heart murmur was detected.  We were devastated.  We fully expected her new family to return her, but they didn’t.  Instead they are providing her with the medical attention she needs, and will love her even though her life will be cut short.  Their dedication is one example of our awesome adopters.

Allow me to go down a bunny trail for a moment!   Regardless of where your dog comes from, a breeder, shelter, rescue, craigslist, or from the side of the road – there are no guarantees.  If you want to be a dog-owner, you must be prepared for the unknown.  As I mentioned in an earlier post, should we recommend pet insurance for at least the first year after bringing your new dog home?  Maybe!

Annie and Mom

Annie and Mom

Recently, Annie the Poodle experienced complications.  She was adopted in 2011.  Annie developed serious heart-related issues.  Because her Mom had pet insurance, the thousands of dollars it cost to treat her – was covered.

Katie came to us pregnant, and when Lynne Deal whelped her puppies, we had no idea that many of them would be born with heart murmurs.  Again, devastating.

Yes, life is like a box of chocolates.

We want to thank all of you for your support and prayers, through the good times and the bad times!  I have to be honest, we are struggling financially.  The Hate Mail that we receive regarding our adoption fees still continues, and I’m at a loss as to how to explain to people why we can’t charge $50 like government-funded shelters do.  Yet most of our dogs come from these shelters.

It’s as if people do not want to reimburse my vet for the services we have provided for the dog.  I know I shouldn’t take it personally, but we can’t adopt out dogs for free.  We at least have to be reimbursed… and many times we are never reimbursed.  The healthy ones help pay for the ones we have lost.

Yogi cost us over $600, adoption fee $0, he passed away.

Claire Bear cost us over $1,500, adoption fee $350.

Remember Bartholomew?  His bills were over $1,600, adoption fee $400

We don’t have a final total for Journey yet, adoption fee $0, she passed away.

Here’s what owning a new dog might cost you:

Three boosters (one booster every other week) at $99 each = $297
Micro chip = $35
De-worming = $25
Spay at four months = $160
Rabies = $17
Total estimated vetting cost $533

Getting back on track now, do I have regrets?  No!  Would I do it again?  Yes!  When we rescue a dog we ballpark what each dog will cost us to rescue:

Here is our minimum:  Complete examination by veterinarian, heartworm test, parvo/distemper boosters, rabies shot, micro-chip, fecal, de-worming, grooming, spay/neuter.

When we overspend it leaves little left to rescue the next dog.

It may seem small to you, but every little surprise adds up.  If we rescue 5 dogs in one month, and one has a hernia that needs to be repaired, one needs ear medication for an ear infection, one needs a tooth extracted or a dental, and if just one has kennel cough, we just lost our reserve for the next group of dogs that are waiting to come to us.

I have to admit, our vetting standards are very high compared to others, but we are not going to lower them.  We could turn a blind eye to all of these minor issues, but we won’t.

Lady Victoria

Lady Victoria

In 2011, we rescued a beautiful Collie that we named Lady Victoria.  At first glance, she looked perfect.  Upon careful inspection, she had a lot of problems.

Big Boo Boos

Big Boo Boos

Loaded with crate sores, and heartworm positive, we were in for a big surprise when we found a nasty tumor on her belly.  Dr. Oliver assured me it was a fatty cell tumor, and it was not cancerous.  It was gross.  It was disgusting.  Once shaved, it was the size of an eggplant.  I couldn’t imagine wanting to rub her belly with such a large squishy mass.

Since she was going to be spayed anyway, I insisted that Dr. Oliver take that nasty thing off of her, and he did.  However, that was an expense that we were not prepared for.

Yikes, what's that?

Yikes, what’s that?

We pride ourselves at rescuing these gorgeous animals and making them as brand new as possible.  We treat them all like they are purebred champions, AKC show dogs!

After Victoria’s surgery, our Dawn (who adopted Lady Priscilla) agreed to foster her, hoping that her Dad, Frank would adopt (we’re sneaky that way).

Dawn introduced the collie to Frank, and it was love at first sight.  After just a few short months, Lady Victoria (now Princess) was heartworm negative.

Frank and his Princess

Frank and his Princess

When I asked Dawn for an update, she reported that all was well, and that Lady Victoria loves to have her belly rubbed.  I let go a huge sigh of relief that I had that tumor removed!  Indeed she does!

There are a lot of things that we don’t have to do, but we are not going to change!

We need your support, your donations, and for the future dogs that we rescue, we will have to ask for sponsors – people who will donate and virtually foster.

There are so many ways you can help.  You can share the following fundraising campaigns with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest:

You can vote for us daily on Free Charity Cars

You can bookmark this Amazon Smile link (they share their profits with us) and use it every time you shop on Amazon.

Bart and I, at our annual reunion in 2013

Bart and I, at our annual reunion in 2013

We currently have fundraising campaigns with BarkBox and Yankee Candles.

Supporting The Dog Liberator can be as simple as sharing our passion with your friends and family through social media.

Again, thank you!

Bark Box – April Only

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