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

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

Donate $5.00 on Frappe Friday~The Pippin Puppies

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!

2017 TDL Reunion

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This is not an adoption event, we’re just getting together to have fun! Whether you are a volunteer, supporter, adopter, foster, or a TDL stalker please stop by and say hi! We’d love to meet you and show off our gorgeous adopted dogs!

Barkley Square is a 14 acre dog park with a pond, trees, wide open spaces, and plenty to sniff. There should be plenty of parking and they do have a restroom for our human guests! Need directions? Here is a link!  From past experience, we recommend bring chairs, a leash, a towel (or two!), and maybe a camera for the memories!


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




Mardi Gras on Main Street 2016: Patriotic Pups


Please bring the kids!

Please bring the kids!

It’s that time of year again! The Deland Dog Parade is February 6th at 11 AM and we plan to participate!

This is the biggest DeLand event, so please make a commitment to meet us there! Local vendors and groups will also be present so if you are looking for a great gift for you pups (or pup-loving people!) this is a great opportunity!

We have gone the last 3 years, and had a blast!  Click here to see our 2013, 2014, and 2015 posts! You can also click here to see our Facebook photos from last year!

Wear your TDL shirt and bring your dogs!

Wear your TDL shirt and bring your dogs!

Each year we have a lot of fun. You will hear people say  “Oh, look at the collie! Look at the Aussie”. When they asked where these gorgeous dogs came from, it is so much fun to answer with one word. “Rescue!” Join us in sharing our mission with the community and have a great time doing it! Please RSVP on Facebook!

Click here to check out our 2016 Deland Dog Parade: Patriotic Pups Facebook event.

Click here for Deland Dog Parade’s website and their Facebook event.

Tentative Plans (please check back for updates as we get closer to the date!):
TDL Dog Walkers, Meet at at (a location to be announced) at 10:00 AM on  Saturday, February 6th. We will hand out beads and candy, and it’s up to you if you want to dress up your dog! Unlike past years we will not be having a booth this year.

Only TDL Dog walkers, wearing TDL t-shirts, and/or representing TDL by dog walking, can actually be in our section of the parade. Parade onlookers, please cheer us on as we walk by your group!

Parking: In the past we have had success parking at the garage near the new courthouse.


Mardi Gras On Mainstreet: British Barkers


parade2        Calling all Dog Lovers!
We would like to invite you to have some fun with us on January 24th, 2015 in Deland, FL!
For the past few years we have been part of  Mardi Gras on Mainstreet, A Deland Dog Parade which is both a parade and festival dedicated to everything dog: Rescue, companies, shelters, products, all sorts of fun!

We normally arrive at 10 AM, Parade begins at 11 AM and Festival begins immediately after the parade ends. Come out and meet the TDL dogs and Volunteers as well as have a great time in general! Our booth will  have a raffle for a Pack Pack  and  we are bringing back the Kissing Booth again this year so if you want a great picture of your pup and a chance at a great present for them, come on out!

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Does your pup love cookies? Well if you are a fan of treats that you can name all the ingredients in, and that smell so good you seriously consider eating them before your pup can, we have just the thing. Homemade cookies on sale at the booth. Yum!


If you are a TDL volunteer or Adopter we would like to invite you and your dogs (if they would be comfortable doing so) to come on out and walk with us in the parade! Costumes welcome but many of us will be wearing TDL t-shirts or colors. (black and white of course!). RSVP and let us know you are coming!
pizap.com14202482744281If you are not a Volunteer or Adopter we still want you to come out and see the parade and festival! It is way too much fun to miss! Can’t Wait? Brush up on you Mardi Gras history and terms!

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Meet The Dog Liberator at the Central Florida Vegan Fest 2014

Visit our Photo Album on Facebook!

What an amazing Day! Dawn not only did all of the baking, but she brought her own go-to guys, Adam and Nate who helped us out quite a bit! Thank you Adam & Nate!

Dawn Sweeney went above and beyond the call of duty baking her home made vegan and allergy-free doggie treats! Our Treat Bar was quite impressive!

Jeanette and Courtney brought their gorgeous Divas, Ginger Doodle (now Spec) and Squeeze (now Echo). They were show stoppers!

We also want to thank Robin Bush for taking care of our pack! Thank you Robin!

I was thrilled to get a surprise visit from Shep, Velveteen and Bennett’s Boots!

My son, Ryan and his friend Nicki helped setup and breakdown. Getting everything ready and packed is no easy feet, and my daughter, Sarah helped Dawn sell treats literally all day long! Rosie, our Chihuahua was an awesome TDL representative, letting everyone give her kisses!

Aussie, Niall had a meet at the event, and was later adopted by Joey, Woo Hoo!

Also, Romy Hurtado from Crystal River won our Raffle Basket, which was a stunning Pack Pack!

Our next Event is the Deland Mardi Gras Dog Parade, on January 18th. This is an annual event that we really look forward to! This year’s theme is the British Invasion and we can’t wait! Visit our Event page on Facebook for details.

No Wheat All Vegan!

No Wheat All Vegan!

Click here for details:

Holy Sweet Potatoes, TDL is doing it again! Dawn Sweeney, TDL Adopter and the Gordon Ramsay of Home Made Doggie Treats is heading our Doggie Treat Bake Sale!

Sweet Potato FriesThis year, Dawn has a special treat in store for us!   Sweet potato fries with cinnamon and ginger.  “They smell so good,” she says.  I wish we had smell-a-vision!

Here are some of the ingredients we are using this year, and why:

Sweet potatoes have potent antioxidants that aid your dog’s healing, help prevent cancer and are a source of dietary fiber.

Coconut oil helps their skin and allergies, improves their digestion and immune system.

Oat bran and oat flour was used because it is an excellent source of antioxidants, aids their bones and teeth and soothes their gastrointestinal system.

Flax seed meal benefits their coat and immune system, while it also helps with anti-inflammatory and joint issues.



Home Made by our adopters from their own kitchens, our Favorite Healthy and Vegan Dog Treats approved and enjoyed by TDL Dogs!

TDL Approved!

TDL Approved!




Stop in, say hi, and check out our Vegan dog treats:

Banana Carrot
PB&B (peanut butter & banana)
Sweet potato & Peanut Butter
Sweet Potato Fresh Breath treats
Sweet Potato Fries Chew (new)

We usually run out every year, so get there early! Treats can’t be more fresh than this!


TDL at CFVegan Day!X Marks the Spot!  Here’s where we will be!  Come by and see us and sign up for a raffle to win a Mega Pack Pack!

Central Florida Veg Fest is an exciting day of colorful and educational exhibits and activities! It will take place at beautiful Orlando Festival Park near downtown Orlando on October 25, 2014 from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Admission is FREE! Veg Fest is a family-friendly, dog-friendly, and smoke-free event. Veg Fest, now in its 9th year, is one of the biggest and best vegetarian festivals in the country!

Join us!Click here to RSVP on Facebook.  Want to help?  Send us an email, and we will put you to work!

Central Florida Veg Fest will draw both committed vegetarians/vegans and those who want to learn more about how veg-living enhances our health, the planet, and its inhabitants. Come enjoy a diverse cross-section of vegetarian cuisines and lifestyles. Discover new products and ideas fromover 150 vendors and 100 contributors and enjoy a wide variety of presentations and food preparation demos.

Win a Mega Pack Pack

Win a Mega Pack Pack

Not a vegetarian? Whether you’re looking for new ideas to add color and variety to your meals or you’re a “seasoned” vegetarian interested in expanding your knowledge of nutritious and ethical foods, this is the place for you. Please RSVP on the Veg Fest Event page and join the Veg Fest Community page for regular updates about the event. And please share these pages with your family and friends.

Enjoy speakers, food preparation demonstrations, a veggie kids zone, a humane education center, an animal haven, an artist corner, music on an acoustic stage, lots of other activities, and many veg-friendly vendors. There are so many fun and interesting things happening at Veg Fest you will want to stay all day.



National Dog Day 2014


Tuesday, August 26, 2014 is National Dog Day! What are your plans? We thought it would be fun for everyone to change their profile picture on social media sites to include a photo of your dog! This is a great opportunity for all of us to spread the word about adopting a homeless dog, and promoting spay/neuter! Please don’t forget to use #DogLiberator, or simply tag us!

Join us in celebrating National Dog Day on your favorite social media sites!

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!

Kissing Booth Photo Contest Winner is!

Sammy has won first place while Ellie won second place! Congratulations!

Rosie in the Kissing Booth!

Rosie in the Kissing Booth!


Vote for your favorite photo! If we got the name of the dog wrong, please email us at

Click Here to Vote!

We will be sending an email to all of our contestants. If you do not receive an email from us, please let us know so we can update our database!

A special prize is waiting for the winner! Please share so you friends can vote too!

Do you have a favorite? I do!!!! All of Dianna’s photo from the Mardi Gras Parade can be seen on Flicker by clicking on this link.

Join us for Mardi Gras on Main Street, DeLand

Please bring the kids!

Please bring the kids!

We had a blast and we can’t wait to brainstorm for ideas for next year!  You can see Dianna’s photos here:

Click here to see our Kissing Booth photos!


NEW:  TDL Dog Walkers, Meet at the First Baptist Church between Pennsylvania and Plymouth at 10:30 tomorrow, Saturday, March 1st!

If you are NOT walking, please visit our booth on Indiana Blvd.

Mardi Gras on Mainstreet in downtown DeLand is Saturday, March 1st, 2014.  Meet us there around 10:00 and join us in the parade!  We went last year, and had a blast!  Click here to see our post  and click here to see our Facebook photos from last year!  This is the biggest DeLand event, about 30,000 are coming just for this parade! Please make a commitment to meet us there!

Wear your TDL shirt and bring your dogs!

Wear your TDL shirt and bring your dogs!

We will hand out beads and candy, and it’s up to you if you want to dress up your dog!  If you have ever wanted to hear people oohing over your dog, this is your day! I can’t tell you how many times I heard, “Oh, look at the collie, look at the Aussie”. When they asked where these gorgeous dogs came from, it was so much fun to answer with one word. “Rescued!”

Please RSVP on Facebook!

TDL Kissing Booth!

TDL Kissing Booth!

More details:  We will be collecting phone numbers and email addresses, everyone who enters will automatically get a chance to win our raffle prize, which Sheila is making.  However, each animal that is photographed by our wonderful photographer, Dianna Noreen will also get a chance to win our raffle – but when the day is over we’re going to publish all of our kissing booth photos on Facebook in an album, and have a contest!  You’ll be the voters, and we’ll select a winner!  Woo Hoo!  Stop by our Kissing Booth and get your pampered pooch’s photograph taken!

Stephanie Perryman will be setup at the Mardi Gras Parade at 8:30 AM on Indiana Blvd. She will have a TDL tent setup, with her kissing booth. Our own Dianna Noreen, photographer, will be there to take photos of folks with their pets! These photos will be published here!

TDL T-shirts and baseball caps will be available for purchase!

We will have a free-to-enter raffle being made by Sheila Coffman!

Be sure to stop in and see us before and after the parade and get your photo taken in the kissing booth!

If you want to come to the parade, but don’t want to be in it, meaning you don’t want to be a dog walker, consider volunteering at The Dog Liberator’s booth! If you are interested, we can give you all the details, email

Attention TDL Dog walkers – People walking in parade will meet at the Cummings gym (stetson right off of Woodland BLVD north of downtown) There is usually parking available behind the Cultural Art Center on the corner of Woodland and University Ave. I believe everyone meets at 10am who is walking in parade.   While we are thrilled about the number of people coming to the parade, know that this is the biggest annual event DeLand has – over 30,000 people are expected. Only TDL Dog walkers, wearing TDL t-shirts, and/or representing TDL by dog walking, can actually be in our section of the parade. Parade onlookers, please cheer us on as we walk by your group!

This just in:  As for parking…..the best bet might be the parking garage next to the new courthouse. You can also park in church parking lots…..First Presbyterian might be a good choice. That is on Woodland Blvd, and you can enter their lot on Florida Ave.

We are excited that Newman Veterinary folks will be joining us!

TDL’s Fourth Annual Reunion

Special thanks to everyone who joined us last Saturday. Several very special people couldn’t attend because of the flu that is going around! There are several photo albums available for you to review on Facebook:


My Sarah!

My Sarah!

Dianna’s Photos
Brittney’s Photos
My Photos
Ryan’s Photos
Sarah’s Photos

Vice President, Sheila Coffman

Vice President, Sheila Coffman

Also announced at our reunion, is our new Vice President, Sheila Coffman!







Original Announcement:

Barcley Square Dog Park, DeLand, Florida 12/7/13 11-4

Barkey Square Dog Park, DeLand, Florida
12/7/13 11-4

December 7th, 2013 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Here’s a map from Orlando taking I-4!  Please do not try to take Woodland Blvd. after 1:00 PM, it will be shut down for their annual parade.  The map shows you to bypass.

1010 North Ridgewood Avenue, Deland, Florida

We are hoping for a gorgeous day.  Remember to bring towels and doggie shampoo, your dog might get dirty, there is a washing station. If you want to play with toys, there is a private dog yard, we do not recommend toys, as dogs might get aggressive with each other (my China specifically!) If you think your dog will get tired, feel free to bring your own crate. Please bring chairs, and your camera!  We will have t-shirts and hats available for purchase.

We are hoping that everyone will have arrived by around 12:00, and we STRONGLY urge that you check in with Brittney as soon as you arrive to have your photo taken.  As you can see from the video below, your dogs will get muddy!

Andi Brown will offer her time to introduce you to her book, “The Whole Pet Diet”

Paul Pipitone will be available to introduce  himself as “Dogs’ Best Friend of Central Florida

2:00 we would like to take group photos of all of Aussies and Aussie mixes.

2:15 we would like to take group photos of all our Collies

2:30 we would like to take group photos of all of our Border Collies

2:45 will be dogs that are too gorgeous to be classified under any one specific breed

3:00, I’m hoping we can all huddle for one group photo!

We have confirmed that Biker George’s Gourmet Grub will be our food truck!

Here’s a quick glance at who is already RSVP’d!

Barkley Square’s Facebook page:

The Map:

Yes, it’s off the beaten path, but you will love this place.  It is not crowded, and unlike our reunions in Winter Park, it’s not so big that we can’t find each other!  It’s the perfect place for us!

RSVP on Facebook is not mandatory but helpful!

Make Your Dog a Hero

It’s so easy, your dog can do it

Your dog can  help our rescue!  Share your dog’s story with your family, friends, and co-workers.  Tell everyone why you support our rescue efforts on Giving Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013.

Simply click here, and get started! If you need help, just email me at and we’ll be happy to setup your page for you!



Click on the campaign, realize that the screen print of their badge was taken when the campaigns first began, they may not have a $0 raised so far!  I think that Save the Deaf Dogs is in the lead!  Our current fundraising campaigns are:

Bart's Rally for Parvo Puppies


Lilly's Voice for Dogs Left BehindSarah's Save the Deaf Dogs

Sarah B's Surprise Fund

Healing Claire Bear

The Dog Liberator Partners with #GivingTuesday

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The Dog Liberator is participating in spreading the word about Giving Tuesday. As a Partner with Giving Tuesday, we want to share with you how important this campaign is to us.

On any given day, we receive an email notification that someone has donated $5.00 or $10.00 to our Veterinary Care Fund. These small donations are huge to us, and we can only wonder if the donator is on a fixed income, or may even be a younger child.  Some of these donations come from far away places, which tell us that something we did must have touched their hearts, and that’s what giving  is all about.  You may not remember the story of Sophie’s Choice, where Sophie Litzenberg, (who adopted Murphy from us in May of 2010) decided to do her part to raise money for our cause.  We received a letter from her which read:

Sophie and MurphyDear Dog Liberator,

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

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

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


Sophie Litzenberg – 11 years old

We recently asked for and received donations for Claire’s care.  Claire had quickly depleted our Veterinary Care Fund. Within two weeks, every $5, $10, and $25 donation were added to one donation of $500, and we successfully raised $1,000.  While we focus on Claire’s  health, your donations assures all of us that the next group of dogs we rescue have the necessary funds to be vetted and cared for.

We are committed to supporting and Partnering with #GivingTuesday, because we know first hand how important donations are – without them, we would cease to exist, and would no longer be able to do what it is we were meant to do – rescue highly adopted dogs from kill shelters, dogs that are homeless strays, and from owners who can’t keep them any longer.

Visit The Dog Liberator on #GivingTuesday



What is #GivingTuesday?

On Tuesday December 3, 2013, 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. 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.

Visit The Dog Liberator on #GivingTuesday

How Donations Make a Difference

One $5 donation can  afford us a Capstar for a puppy covered in fleas

75 $5 donations can cover the cost of a puppies Parvo treatment

100 $5 donations can cover a costly blood transfusion

One $10 donation helps pay for Bordetella, a vaccine to protect dogs from kennel cough

Two $10 donations pays for a micro-chip, thus keeping our dogs safe if they are lost or stolen after adoption

Five $10 donations can pay to have a senior dog’s teeth cleaned or pay for one tooth to be extracted

One $15 donation can pay for a leash and collar for one of our rescued dogs

One $25 donation can cover the cost of a rabies and distemper/parvo shot

Two $25 donations can cover the cost to repair an umbilical hernia on a puppy

Four $25 donations can cover the cost of one spay or neuter

Two $40 donations can purchase a crate for one of our dogs in foster care

Each $100 donation we receive can cover the basic cost of rescuing a dog from a kill shelter.

Click here to see more options on our page!  While you’re on our page, share it, and leave a comment on the bottom, and if you can please upload a photo!

Rally for the Dogs

Calling all TDL Dogs for Giving Tuesday

elwooddogliberatorAre you ready for some healthy competition? We are asking each of our volunteers, supporters, and adopters to start their own fundraising campaign for The Dog Liberator and Giving Tuesday.  It’s Easy Peasy!

Before you get started, ask your place of business to create a Fundraising Campaign for The Dog Liberator and your co-workers can participate in #GivingTuesday! 

First Visit the Donation Site for Giving Tuesday by Clicking Here, and Create an Account using your email address, enter your information, set your password, and Poof – you’re almost there!

CaptureNow that you have an account, Click here to Visit our Page.  If for some reason, you need to search for us, please search for Dog Liberator, Inc.  Then, scroll down to the bottom right-hand side until you see the Fundraise for This Cause button.

cb CaptureNow think about how you want to create a Fundraising Campaign.  I created one called Healing Claire Bear.  But yours can be anything you want it to be.

Ask your dog would like to be in charge of this fundraising event!  Why not?  How great would it be if all of adopters created a fundraising campaign in their honor of the dog they adopted from us?  Alfie, Shep, Rider, Gordon Ramsay, Boo Boo, Bart… we have adopted approximately 700 dogs, that’s a lot of campaigns!

Ask Your Dog to Campaign for TDL!

Ask Your Dog to Campaign for TDL!

Maybe you want to create a Help Parvo Puppies Campaign and generate donations for future Parvo Puppies that TDL rescues and fosters.

Maybe you want to create a Fundraiser for Border Collies, Aussies, Stinkin’ Cute Fluffy Puppies.

Maybe Deaf and Blind Dogs, or Rescue Heartworm Positive Dogs is your cup of tea.

Maybe you simply want to generate donations for our Veterinary Care Fund, or for a specific need, like a transportation vehicle.  What you design is up to you!


Sarah's Campaign

Sarah’s Campaign

You can upload multiple photos, videos, and write your story.  Once your Fundraising Idea is complete, share it on your Facebook Page, Twitter, Blog or create an Email Campaign and ask your friends and co-workers to get involved… why?  Because this is a contest!  It doesn’t matter where you live, if you’ve adopted from us or not, what matters is you want to help support our rescue efforts.  It can’t get any easier than this.  Just create a campaign online, share it with your friends, share it with us, and we get to rescue, care for, and find great homes for more dogs!

If you need any photos, or logos, just email us at and we will provide you with our TDL logo, and our Great NonProfits Badge of 2013.

Each Fundraising Campaign will have its own tracking features.  TDL fans, supporters, adopters and followers will compete against each other to get the most donations!  We set Claire Bear’s campaign to end on December 31st, 2013.

Share with us YOUR Fundraising Campaign and we will post them here, on Facebook, Twitter and our Newsletter.  We will also share your story with #GivingTuesday and your story just might be published!  Be creative, ask your family and friends for ideas and make it whatever you want it to be!  We can’t wait to see what you come up with, and as always, if you need any help, just give us a shout at

The Winner of our #GivingTuesday Fundraising Campaign will receive a TDL T-shirt, a TDL baseball cap, and other goodies we will announce shortly.  The winner will also be featured on our Website, Facebook and Twitter Pages, and be honored in our Newsletter.

About Giving Tuesday

Remember, GivingTuesday is a community for people dedicated to spreading the word about GivingTuesday and taking collaborative action to give back.  The goal is to bring individuals, families, organizations, nonprofits, community partners, and more together to share inspiration about GivingTuesday with each other AND across their social networks.  Here you can learn from like-minded peers, gain access exclusive content, submit your own ideas, and share those exciting messages within your networks!

Content within this community comes not just from the #GivingTuesday team, but also from our many community members – people just like you who are looking to inspire others and be inspired to improve their local communities, give back in better & smarter ways, and help create a better world.   Within this community, you will find everything from service ideas to charity resources, featured videos, and more.

The success of #GivingTuesday depends on the collective efforts of a unique group of partners and their participation – you are the most important part of making this movement a reality!

Thank you for Central Florida Earth Day!

Nougat wants a cookie!

Where do I start? First, I want to thank:

Ron and Dawn Sweeney for helping us setup our canopy and unload our stuff! Dawn made home made doggie cookies, they were a huge hit. Ron made hand made dog toys that the dogs just loved.  Of course Nougat and Cooper were there, getting a lot of pets from people!  Who could resist?

Lilly and Dusty

Dusty and Mike were there and helped us get sign-ups for our raffle, and were our professional TDL representatives, talking to total strangers about our rescue! It was cool!

Of course, my kids were working the crowds, they were amazing!

Handcrated Soaps

Ernestine Styron was selling her handcrated signature soaps, and the dog soaps were a major hit!

Brittney Myers was busy doing everything I forgot to do, and taking amazing photos!

Sheila Coffman allowed us to borrow her canopy, and donated the amazing raffle basket! Thank you Sheila!

Jake, Sammy and Abel


A TDL Follower, Robin, won the Raffle of doggie goodies! Sheila also arrived with her two dogs, Sammy and Jake. They got a lot of attention from the passers by!

I also want to thank Dale Johnson for allowing us to borrow his tables, we really needed them! Thank you Dale!

We did sell some TDL t-shirts and books!



Shep now Alfie and Lady Di flirt again!

Who surprised us with a visit?

Shep, now Alfie, and his Mom Johanna surprised us with a visit. He was nervous at first, but he was a show stopper. Everyone wanted to meet Shep. Shep has put on a lot of weight, his coat is amazing, he just looks great.


Anderson Cooper


Anderson Cooper also brought his parents. They just adore that dog! It was so nice to see him, and I was amazed with how quickly he has adjusted to his new family.

Velveteen and her Mom, Patina, stopped by for a visit. Velveteen looks amazing. Patina shared with me that Velveteen’s fear of new people and new dogs is growing. I suspect that because of her age, her vision is getting worse. Regardless, she sure loves her Mom, and sought safety behind her quite often. What a success story she is.

Bart tried to make it, but when his Mom opened the car door, and he saw all the strangers, he was simply too scared.  Poor little guy!  I kind of don’t blame him!


Ozzie being himself!

Ozzie, Lady Di, and China made a lot of new friends.  Ozzie got fed up being on leash, and ended up sitting in a chair most of the day!  China did great some strangers, which is always amazing!

What was amazing is the majority of our dogs were Aussies, Ozzie being the only Border Collie.  And of all of the dogs that were there, three were deaf/blind.

Ryan and Lilly

We handed out a lot of Flyers and Business Cards.  I don’t know what kind of an impact we made, if any, but I can say that it a great opportunity for us to hang out together.  I am truly amazed with who dedicated and devoted TDL volunteers are.  I could’ve never done it myself, I couldn’t even put up the canopy or carried a table alone!

I wish we could identify a place where we can go maybe even once a month, to reunite with people, and make it easier to stay in touch – in person.  If anyone has any suggestions, speak up!

Can’t get enough of a good Collie!

Thank you everyone, for a very wonderful and fun filled day!


I don’t know who this is, but it’s my favorite photo!









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Anna’s Pack


Bring your dogs, and join us!

Saturday April 20, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM EDT

Lake Eola Park

195 N. Rosalind Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801

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Visit the Earth Day Website for details.

Linden Hollow – This Sunday!

Shy Shannon

It’s been over three years since I’ve seen Shy Shannon, I hope I get a glimpse of her this Sunday!  Adopted by Sherry Lee, her new name is Hannah Banana, and Sherry is heading some real sheep herding fun at her place in St. Cloud.

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6880 E Irlo Bronson Hwy
Saint Cloud, Florida 34771

For more information about Linden Hollows, visit them on Facebook!

Barcley Dog Park, DeLand

A Kiss from Winter (now Rider)

We had a wonderful day at Barcley Dog Parkin DeLand.  I found that the park would be perfect for our future reunions.

What made me happy is that Winter remembered me; but it’s only been one week since I last saw him!  What I noticed is that all of our dogs are “home”.

Winter, Lilly, Jaffe, and the Cowboys Doc Holiday and Wyatt Earp.  It’s a real thrill to see our rescued dogs bonded with their owners.  I was impressed with Winter’s self-esteem.  He traveled far from us, but staying close to the dogs he knew, like China and Lady Di.  Dale raised his hand up in the air, and Winter bolted to his side.

Doc and Wyatt


Watching Lilly and Abel interact; it was as if those two have been together forever, and the way she is with Dusty, it’s obvious that’s her man!  There is no manual to matching dogs with up with the right owners; no rules, no secret code.  It’s hard to explain but there was joy in their eyes, you know?  

If you remember Doc Holiday and Wyatt Earp, you’ll remember there was no joy, no life in their eyes whatsoever.  

our favorite photo of the day



Jaffe never changes; he’s always polite, obedient, and focused on his people!

One thing I only appreciate in photographs is how confident my daughter, Sarah, is when she’s with the dogs, especially her dog, China.  I’ve never seen a dog and a child so bonded.

You can see all of our photos on Facebook.  Special thanks to Brittney Myers for her fantastic work with her camera!  At the end of the day we accepted the fact that our white dogs were covered in mud, and happy faces!

Winter and China showing the art of communication!

Our day in a nutshell!


Disc-Connected at the Manatee Festival!  Click here to RSVP on Facebook!  I’m going Sunday!

Disc-connected k-9 frisbee show
11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm

Is this Saturday and Sunday, I will be going Sunday for sure to see our TDL dog, Pippa, now named Bell Aire, and her pack perform! Woo Hoo!

Tickets are: $8 for adults ($10 additional with dog)
$2 for kids (4-10)
under 3 free

2012 Annual Reunion

It’s Bart!

I will be updating this page, and including all of the awesome things that happened during our third annual reunion. There are so many photos and stories to share! I had a blast. Unfortunately, I was exhausted for two days afterwards!

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Vicki & Huck

It’s going to take a while for me to share everything, but I can’t tell you how wonderful it was to see everyone again.  I didn’t think Vicki was going to make it, but when I told her I could NOT finish Huckleberry’s book until I had a photo of her with him… she made arrangements and drove down with Kathy!

When I pulled into the parking lot, I knew that Shy Sharon was there early, waiting for me.  But as I walked to the gate, a vehicle pulled up in front of me, and I saw through the back window, a giant Huckleberry!  Chad rolled down the window, and I approached Huck, telling him he’d be a star today, and he was!

Unfortunately, none of us had our cameras ready when we reunited with Shy Sharon.  She was scared, but this time, when I gently pulled on her collar to come close to me, she didn’t bite my hand!  She appeared to remember Lady Di, Ozzie and China, and she was much more happy to see them than me!  She did warm up to my daughter, Sarah, and her best friend Danielle.  Darn Darn Darn, where was my camera?  Andrew had to leave quickly after he got a phone call that one of his friends was hurt in a motorcycle accident, so I never got to say goodbye to my Little Red, but that’s okay, I’ll see her again soon!

Me and Bart

From the moment the reunion had begun, my children were taking turns asking me if I had seen Bart.  It took several hours before Bart joined us, and when he arrived, my kids were over joyed!

DJ, Michael Campos

Michael Campos setup his equipment to give us some music to enjoy, and it really did made a difference.  Every year I ask if we should have music playing, and I get mixed results.  I really enjoyed it, especially when the holiday music started to play toward the end of the day.  It really set the tone, and I want to thank Michael and his poodle for providing us with the perfect tunes!




Lady Priscilla

I loved seeing Lady Priscilla again, man she looks good!  I was surprised to see Pebbles, I fostered her three years ago, and I had no idea she’d be there!

Coco Chanel and Foxy also came, Foxy was reunited with Kathy and Vicki, she was rescued when she was just a little pup (Twizzler)!

When I saw Flirt walking toward me, I didn’t recognize her.  It was embarrassing!  Even though she looked familiar, I was stumped!  Flirt was fostered in Clearwater by Mark Whalen, so we had never met.  She is a cutie pie!

Seeing Shiloh and Emmitt is always a treat.  Those two big boys were a perfect match, considering they were not rescued from the same place, nor at the same time, they look and act like siblings!  Two gentle giants!

Vicki & Kathy with Easy Peasy Penny

Both Vicki and Kathy couldn’t believe it when Easy Peasy Penny arrived!  That was it’s own little private reunion!  That little dog hasn’t changed a bit!  Every pose was the same as two years ago!  Athena, who had just been adopted also surprised Vicki! Athenawas adopted out of the Atlanta area and now lives in Florida.  It just goes to show it’s never really goodbye when a TDL dog gets adopted, it’s more like see you again soon!

I was bummed that the Spice Girls couldn’t come.  Kevin mentioned they weren’t feeling well that Saturday morning, but we sure loved seeing Kevin and Mel again, and he had many surprises waiting for him!  Both Nick-o-Time and McCartney arrived, and you could see the joy Kevin’s face to be reunited with his fosters.  I remember the hell McCartney went through after his botched neuter.  Poor guy.  And I remember how attached Mel was to Nick.  McCartney showed off playing Frisbee.  They both looked awesome!

Sunbeam and Samson visited us as well, unfortunately, not at the same time.  Samson’s mom reports he’s still having seizures. Not good.    Shane also brought his family.  What a gorgeous boy he is!

Tyler brought her family as well.  She was adopted this year, as was her pack Grace and KT.  Tyler is about 7 years old, and seemed so relaxed with her new family.  It was as if she has belonged to them forever!

I wondered when my Jaffe would arrive!  Without fail, he brought his Dad Gary!  Jaffe has never missed a reunion!  He was adopted when he was ten, so he’s 13 years old now.  You can’t tell his age, he is one amazing dog!


Shenandoah (Connie)

Shenandoah hasn’t missed a reunion yet!  Now Connie, she brought her family and showed off playing Frisbee… what a rags to riches story she has turned out to be.

One of Katie’s puppies came to visit us.  Whiskey, now Turk came with his Dad.  He is all grown up now, and he’s stunning!

One more surprise for me was little Willow.  She was soaking wet, but I grabbed her and held her close, and tried to make a mad dash to my car, hoping her owners wouldn’t notice… they noticed!  I had several people comment on how much Willow (now Oreo) looks like my Ozzie.  Danielle wanted to name Willow Ozzietta!

Willow & Gingersnap

You may not realize that Willow, McDreamy and McSteamy all came from the same shelter that Bart came from.  With Willow came Ginger Snap.  When I told Kathy and Vicki that Ginger Snap had arrived, they were thrilled to see her again.  Ginger Snap came from Hall County.  When Huck and Judy Harris transported Willow for me, they commented on how well-behaved and fully trained Ginger Snap was the very first day they adopted her and brought her home.  They couldn’t wrap their brains around why someone would give up such a well behaved dog.

Noah and Little Bling were there!  They brought their dad!  What a hoot!  Vicki as surprised to see Noah, it was really cool.  Little Bling still amazes me, considering we thought she was just a little white Aussie, and she never stopped growing!

I wasn’t expecting McSteamy to come to our reunion, but there he was!  His was not shy at all, as a matter of fact, he looked quite confident, and he really got a lot of looks!

In the middle of all of the mayhem my foster dog, Ziggy was showing off!  Andi Brown couldn’t believe how gorgeous he was.  Ziggy and her Doc Holiday (jingle) played quite a bit.

Andi and Me

I’m very grateful that Andi Brown was there for us.  As always, she did an amazing job educating us about dog food, dog food labels, and nutrition.  She gave me copies of her book, The Whole Pet Diet.  It’s truly the Bible for turning sick dogs around.  If it wasn’t for Andi Brown, I wonder if Bart would’ve made it.

Jan Standish

My old friends, Jan Standish and Teresa Lenz joined us, and brought their dogs (gorgeous).  It’s been years since I’ve seen them, and I’m sorry I didn’t have more time to spend with them.  Thank goodness we got a lot of photos of their pack.

Paul Pipitone and his pack also joined us.  At one point, there was a skirmish between two dogs (not TDL dogs) and Paul was there to take over until the owners arrived.  It’s always great having Paul come to our reunions, after all, he has helped me rehabilitate many of our dogs, including Huckleberry!

Photographer Brittney Myers was working harder than I was!  She setup a place to do photo shoots, and no one was better suited to help her than Emily Kennedy.  Emily is a walking TDL encyclopedia!  She knows every single dog, since she’s the one who created our database and updated our adoption calendar!

I was sad that we didn’t get to see the Wilson Pack.  I got a text from Bill that his mother had passed away that morning.  I discretely told a few what had happened, and our hearts went out to the family, especially Kierstin who was so looking forward to going.  The Wilson’s adopted Nitro, Fiona, Irwin, and Bill’s Dad adopted Dundee.  Their friend also adopted Deliliah, so they are official the lethal white Aussie family!  The Wilson’s have also fostered numerous Aussies for me, including Falcor and Knish.  I was hoping to get a photo of all of our white aussies, maybe next year.

Chaz arrived with his foster, Julia.  He seemed a bit nervous and I don’t blame him a bit.  It was a long car ride from Jacksonville.  I fostered Chaz for a month or so, and he is an amazing dog.

I had the pleasure of meeting Jackie Duenas for the very first time!  She brought Lebron James and Gentle Jerry with her.  Jerry was adopted at the reunion, and I really loved meeting Lebron.  Jackie was thrilled to meet some of her rescued dogs and fosters, including Nick-o-Time and Polly Pocket.


Flash Gordon and Erica

Flash Gordon and Polly Pocket arrived with their owners, Mary and Erica Brilliant.  I learned later that Erica is expecting her first baby!  Woo Hoo and Congrats!  Flash Gordon was one of my very first rescues, as a matter of fact, he and Shy Shannon came together from Birmingham via Becky Harshman.  It’s always great to see Flash so healthy.

Rocco greeted us with a big smile and a lot of love.  He’s definitely being spoiled by his new family!  Although Rocco was originally from Alabama, he was transported with Bart not long ago.  What a happy boy!

Little Pumpernickel approached me, and I didn’t recognize her at all!  She has grown!  The minute she was taken off leash, she bolted to play!  I had wished that Shy Sharon was still there, those two were rescue buddies!

Sarah and China

Throughout the entire day, I realized that not once was I worried about my pack.  Lady Di was busy being the Alpha that she is, making sure everyone plays nice.  I didn’t see Ozzie much, I think he was in the water most of the time.  Toward the end of the day he passed out under the pavilion!  But I was extremely proud of China.  She didn’t cower or act fearful in anyway.  Only once when a toddler approached her from behind did she jump.  China was all over the place, either playing with various dogs, or greeting new people.  I bet no one knew she was almost completely blind, and definitely totally deaf.  Amazing!

Huckleberry and Me

At the end of the day, Huckleberry had his photo taken so many times, he should’ve been handing out autographs!  Chad, Huck’s owner, and Vicki reminisced about his epic rescue.  Throughout the weekend, the details of his rescue were shared with me in detail while Vicki and I sat together and recalled all of the events that took place.  It enabled me to really finish Huck’s story.

The day ended on a very high note, Lord Rhys appeared in all of his nobleness!  I heard the whispers throughout our group travel, “is that Rhys?”  He didn’t cooperate very well with our plans to shoot photos of him, but our cameras still rolled!


Brittney & Rhys

Special thanks to Jenna who sent us some of those photos!  Brittney literally squealed when she saw him.  She was working at Val-u-Vet at the time I brought him in to be examined.  She sat with Rhys when he woke up from his neuter surgery.  Funny, he seemed to remember her, but didn’t remember me!

I’m grateful that my Dad was able to come and watch me go crazy all day!  My kids were there to help, as was Danielle Fernandez, Juan Rojoas, Emily Kennedy, and Dave Massa.  My friend Irma helped with an extra vehicle to get everything there in one piece.  I wish she didn’t have to leave early!

What many of you probably don’t realize was the nightmare we went through to get a food truck to serve at our event.  It seemed everything went wrong.  We tried to hard to have Crabby Chris’ Crab Shack but the red tape was not going to let it happen.  Next year, I believe we will be having our reunion in Volusia County.  If you have any suggestions about our next reunion, please feel free to leave a comment here!  If you have photos of our reunion that you’d like to share with us, please email them to    I know that there a few dogs that I’ve missed, so I’ll keep updating this post and adding the faces as I see them!

It only took a few days after our reunion for me to finish Hucklebery’s book and publish it.  I’ll be working on Bart’s story next, and I have an idea of the many books that will follow!  It was a very very very good day and I want to thank everyone for coming to see us!

Here are the Facebook Photo Albums  that we have shared for you to review!

Brittney’s Touch photo album

Sarah’s photo album

Vicki’s photo album

Gisele’s first photo album

Gisele’s second photo album 



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Photo by Olivia Frost

It’s official.  We are having our Third Annual Reunion on Saturday, December 8th, 2012 from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm.  Everyone is Welcome!  Please RSVP on Facebook.

We have much to share about this wonderful event.  Please check back with this page for details, but in the meantime, mark your calendars!

Click here for details about Fleet People’s Park in Winter Park, Florida.

Please bring a comfortable chair for yourself.  There are picnic tables, but they will fill up quickly.  Because of the lake, you may want to bring doggie towels and shampoo, there is a washing station available to clean up your pooch before you go home.

  • Andi Brown will be discussing Health and Diet for Dogs at 12:00
  • Paul Pipitone will be doing a question and answer session about Dog Training and Behavior at 1:00.
  • We would like to take group photos this year, those will start at 2:00.


We will have TDL T-shirts and other dog-related items available.


Click here to get more information about last year’s reunion, and view photos.

Ruby Tuesday’s Give Back

Give Back Program for TDL

305 North Morgan Street, La Grange, GA

The Give Back Program
October 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31



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