Santa Baby ~ Adopted!

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Curious if she is a happy girl? Check out the tail blur!

Say hello to Santa Baby! This sweet little girl is about 5 month old, still a pup! Gisele thinks she’d make a great PTSD dog. Santa Baby is located in Deltona, FL.

More info and pics about this adorable cuddle bug coming soon! In the meantime check out her Photos on Facebook!

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

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12/20/2016 Update: Santa Baby is home for the holidays! She was adopted by Ruth and Michael of Cocoa, FL. Woo hoo!

 

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Ms Macaulay ~ Adopted

13268486_10154040857284792_8488673687990448536_oThis poor sweet girl was abandoned by her family. They moved away, and left her behind to fend for herself. As you can see her coat is severely matted, and the light has gone out of her eyes.

As we all know, dogs are stronger and more forgiving than most human beings. With love and care, we can help her regain her health and her trust in people, but we need your help.

She is a purebred sheltie and is estimated to be between 3 and 5 years old. Please take a moment to donate to our vet care fund, so we can help this baby, and many others!  Thank you so much. More photos and updates on this Sheltie girl coming soon! ♥ 13308466_10154040857279792_1029018648060403081_o

Once Macaulay is ready, she will be available for adoption. If you are interested in being considered for Ms Macaulay please read Our Adoption Process, answer the questions presented, and email us. You can also Check out her Photos on Facebook!

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6/3/16 Update: So we shaved Macaulay down and discovered this sweet little boy was actually a sweet girl! Life is rough when you are so matted down that we can’t tell what gender you are! That being said, Macaulay is looking a lot more comfortable now and has arrived with TDL!

 

7/4/16 Update: Happy 4th for Ms Macaulay. Ms. Mac was adopted by the Berdeauxs of Port Orange. They recently lost a dog and their other dog was very sad and lonely. Looks Mac is fitting right in with her new family. Congrats!

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Yeti – The “Adorable Snowman” Sammy mix ~ Adopted!

13233120_10154011541999792_1089325939904757472_nYeti is a 2 year old 55 lb Samoyed mix. He came to us as a stray. He’s a very sweet and gentle boy!

Yeti is housebroken and has good indoor manners. He’s not at all destructive. He plays nicely with other dogs, but he doesn’t like sharing his food!

This adorable snowman is located in Deltona, FL. Check out his Photos on Facebook!

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

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5/27/16 Update – This week Yeti was adopted out but unfortunately he didn’t get along with his Bunny Siblings. He does have some prey drive, and will need to be placed in a home without cats, rabbits, hamsters, or other small mammals.  Yeti is a very sweet boy who deserves a loving home to call his own!

6/5/16 Update –  A little more info on Yeti! Yeti is generally quiet, he will bark if there is good reason (or if the pack claims there is) but is not an over-barker.  He is not a needy dog. He likes being petted and getting attention but doesn’t demand it.

When he changes environments he needs a few days to adjust and by adjust I mean he becomes introverted and insular for a few days, keeping to himself, until he has observed the new place/people/rules/expectations and feels comfortable. Then he bursts back into his big smiley self.

He loves to patrol the yard and house, just to make sure all is well… well, and to look out for his arch nemesis, the lizards. He is currently underweight but we are working on that. He responds very well to verbal commands and verbal correction and all in all is a great buddy.

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6/28/16 Update:  Yeti is going home! He was adopted by Alyson Palmer and her Fiancé of Gainesville, FL. Congratulations to them all!

 

 

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Roland ~ Adopted

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We are still vetting and getting to know Roland, more information coming soon!

If you would like to be considered for Roland please read Our Adoption Process and answer the questions presented in the article.

Check out Roland’s Photos on Facebook!

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4/23/16 Update: Roland, now King Tut was adopted by former TDL adopter Alisa (Captain Teemo’s mom) and Tut is already working as a therapy dog! He’s been visiting cancer patients, folks with depression, etc. We’re so very proud of him!

 

 

7/8/16 Update: Roland and Teemo now has a new sister. Welcome home Daphne!

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Tiny Tina ~ Adopted!

12991072_10153938379564792_6743338994509534257_nTiny Tina is  a 6 month old female chihuahua who came to us with Roland.

We are still vetting and getting to know Tiny Tina, more information coming soon!

If you would like to be considered for Tiny Tina please read Our Adoption Process and answer the questions presented in the article.

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4/23/16 Update: Tina was adopted by Stephanie of Altamonte Springs!

 

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Silverbell ~ Adopted!

1656020_10153660023114792_4678231249054007466_n Silverbell is a stunning 2 year old Border  Collie and Hound mix. Her foster family saved her from the streets and got her healthy. She is fully vetted and doing great now! At 30 lbs, she’s quite petite. We think she’s mixed with hound, as her legs are quite long and her ears are floppy.
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 If you’d like to be considered for this lovely girl, please Click here to learn all about our adoption process.
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12523110_10153718346399792_5278098796790974725_n1/23/16 Update: Silverbell has a great nose. Smaller than a BC. Huge toy and food drive. I love her. Could be SAR… search and rescue. Would be perfect as emotional support, anxiety or depression companion or phenomenal ptsd dog. Great with all dogs. Loves to play. Crate trained and housebroken

12669438_10153760764409792_4169352371895307848_n2/12/16 UpdateSilverbell was adopted by the McGettricks of Port Orange, FL. They were searching for a friend for their dog, Buddy, after losing their other dog, Taz, and Silverbell fit the bill perfectly! So happy for her and her loving new family.

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!

Harrison – the Hamilton Beagle! ~ Adopted!

11719977_10206247745487989_1269065345_nMeet Harrison! He’s a 3 year old, 30lb, male Hamilton Beagle. He’s a wonderful young boy: Great with dogs, cats, and kids, and great manners, too. A perfect family dog!

If you’d like to be considered for Harrison, please go here for everything you’ll need to know about adopting from us.

 

Also, check out his photo album on Facebook!

More updates coming soon!

9/24/15 Update: Harrison found his home with the Goodman’s. Congratulations to them all.

 

Tickle Me P!nk ~ Foster Failure

Tickle Me P!nk (P!nk for short!) is an 8 month old female Chihuahua schnauzer mix who is a little shy but so hopeful. You can just see it in her eyes, a little timid but deeply desiring to fall head over paws in love with someone who will love her just as much in return.

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“I don’t know about this….” P!nk

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She comes to us as a stray and will be fostered in Deltona. We look forward to telling you all about P!nk as we get to know her. In the meantime, why not check out her Photos on Facebook?

 4/19/15 Update: As we get to know P!nk we are discovering how sweet and special she is.

We would love to find a home where she might be able to be a companion for a child with special needs, as she seems to have a temperament which would be great for such a child. Calm and quiet, she doesn’t cry when left. She loves to sleep in bed with you and recognizes the privilege. She remains in her little spot all night. Our only warning is that she is small and will escape through small holes in a fence, so the yard must be secure.

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6/15/15 Update – Today I got the message I half knew was coming. P!NK has been home all along.  She is Rosie’s new playmate and best friend, Di’s little buddy, and has made her self a permanent part of the pack. P!NK adopted herself out, and We couldn’t be more happy that this little stinker will be loved and cherished the rest of her days.

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Maisie

10915153_10152911104039792_7714039189796453232_nThis beautiful 6 year old girl was found walking on the roadside in rural Alabama. A good Samaritan stopped to help, and she jumped right into her car. She rode in the backseat with the lady’s grandson and was nothing but friendly and affectionate. While at her home, Maisie has been around children, adults, small dogs, and big dogs without any problems (we are not sure how she will respond to cats yet). She is crate-trained, and walks well on a leash. Maisie is a very sweet and easygoing girl looking for her forever home! Check out her photos on Facebook!

We already have potential adopters for this sweet baby! However, nothing is set in stone, so if you are interested in meeting Maisie, please go here to learn about our adoption process: How to Adopt From Us

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 2/7/15 Update! Happy news! Maisie has a new home with MJ and her family. She will be living on an acre of land, and I have a feeling she’s going to be treated like a queen. Congrats on your wonderful new life, sweet girl!!!

Sipsey~Adopted

Sipsey now Cyrus

Sipsey now Cyrus

Found at a camping site near the Sipsey river, this 2 year old Aussie boy is deaf blind.  He was adopted today by a former TDL adopter!  You can see more of his photos on Facebook!

Zsa Zsa~Adopted

Zsa Zsa, now Molly Jo!

Zsa Zsa, now Molly Jo!

Zsa Zsa has been renamed Molly Jo! She was adopted by Nate and Kelly of Windermere! Molly Jo now has a tiny Poodle, named Honey to play with!

Stray Poodle in the Dark

Stray Poodle in the Dark

Last Friday night, we came home from dinner expecting to relax.  It was very late, and very dark.  I asked Sarah to tidy up the kitchen, and like a typical 11 year-old, she blew me off and said she was going to take a walk first.  Typical!  Just a few moments later, Ryan and I heard Sarah screaming for us.  I ran outside, and Sarah said she saw a dog.  Again, typical.  Loose dogs always find Sarah, but this time, the dog wasn’t just loose, it was a bonafied stray.

Fortunately for us, the dog found itself trapped between our house and the neighbors, and surrounded by fences.  Sarah and I approached the dog, and it growled.  It desperately tried to escape, but the narrow cap between the fence and the house was too small.  It turned toward us and growled again.

I called animal control, and asked for assistance.  I was told that unless someone was bleeding, they were not going to help.  That’s when I wished I would’ve asked for a catch pole for Christmas instead of a new toaster.

I sat down and pondered if there was anyone in my neighborhood that could help.  Sadly, the answer was no.  We were on our own.  Even though the dog was small, and if bitten, I knew that the bite would not be too bad, I did not want to put my kids in a situation where they would be bitten – period!

While I examined my options, I kept telling myself to stay calm, and breathe!  I am a very impatient person by nature, and pushing the dog was not an option.  I sat leaning against the house behind some rose bushes, slowly inching myself closer to the dog… again, it growled.

My son arrived with his cell phone camera which provided the lighting that we needed, but it also brought the 20 pound mosquitoes that we didn’t need.  It was a poodle!

Every time my son’s camera flashed into the dog’s eyes, I saw a reflection and thought maybe this was a very old dog, whose vision is not that great.  This would explain the dog’s incredible fear, right?

Ryan vanished for a moment as I continued to give the dog cookies, which it was not interested in.  When Ryan returned, he brought turkey bologna with him!  Now we’re talking!  The dog inched forward and started to take the bites of turkey.

We had a crate ready, and positioned it to block the dog from escaping.  Part of me wished that the dog would be scared enough to just trot into the crate on its own, but I couldn’t possibly get that lucky!  We used towels to lay over the rose bushes hoping to create a wall.  We knew that the dog would bolt and wanted to decrease the number of exits it had available.

I continued with the turkey, but needed more.  Sarah complied!

While all of this was happening, Ryan, trying to be helpful, bombarded me with a million questions, while Sarah focused on trying to do as little as possible… after all, she found the dog!

The moment was right, I inched closer, and dragged the leash on the dog, just so the dog could feel it.  I backed way, delivered more turkey, and it was time.  With a large piece of turkey ready for delivery, I put the bite inside of the slip leash.  If the dog wanted it, it would have to put its head through the loop, and it did.

Remembering Brittney’s Mystery, I didn’t use a flat thin leash, I used a triple braided nylon leash!  I was prepared for the dog to go into a gator roll as I pulled.  Every time the dog resisted, I relaxed the tension, and delivered more turkey immediately after it relaxed.  We did this a few times, until we talked to the van, and this time, the dog trotted happily with us.  We called Newman and much to my surprise, once I opened the van door, the dog hopped in!

A Very Dirty Zsa Zsa!

A Very Dirty Zsa Zsa!

The dog sat with Sarah, and happily walked to the vet, even hopped up the stairs!  Once into the brightly lit reception area, we really got to see what we had rescued.  What a cutie, but what a hot mess!

It’s a Girl!

No microchip was found so now what?  The works!  All shots, heartworm test, fecal, shampoo and grooming, a complete examination including teeth and ears, microchip, and possible spay.  After a closer look, we saw a spay scar!  The kids were disappointed that we weren’t bringing her home with us, but she needed to be checked for ticks and fleas.

 What a Difference a Day Makes

"Being a stray is over-rated!" ~ Zsa Zsa

“Being a stray is over-rated!” ~ Zsa Zsa

We went back to the vet Saturday afternoon.  Heartworm Negative, Fecal Negative (dodged that bullet), fleas a plenty, skin infection, multiple boo boos, terribly infected ears – but besides that, she’s a doll!  Estimated to be about 2 years old, and weighs about 15 pounds!

We named her Zsa Zsa!  Much to my surprise, James took the time not only to give her a bath, but he groomed her too.  The matting was so severe, she had to be shaved.

"Whatever TDL means, I like it!"  ~ Zsa Zsa

“Whatever TDL means, I like it!” ~ Zsa Zsa

 

 

Zsa Zsa is enjoying being “home”.  She is very tired after being on her own for at least a month.  She cries a bit in her crate, but not for long.  She is very friendly, curious, and needs to stay on a tight leash until her urge to bolt resides.  Once adopted, she will bond with her owners quickly!

You can see more photos of this cutie on Facebook.

Again, because we needed light, Ryan video taped my dysfunctional family attempting to capture this fearful creature, and watch carefully for you will see for yourself those twenty pound mosquitoes!

Marlo-Corgi – Border Collie – Attacked by Coyote

The Bite

The Bite

History:   There is an invisible sign in front of every rescuer’s yard…  that only the animals can see… and this girl stumbled onto Laura’s home today. Emaciated and severely injured, Laura’s son, Josh Kern is playing doctor. We need two things, donations for her medical care, and a ride from Crystal River to Deltona where she can see our vet immediately. Please help! visit this page do donate. http://thedogliberator.com/virtual-foster/

This sweet girl is letting Josh clean her wound. Josh is making chicken stew!

Amanda and Dr. Ed start working on Marlo right away.

Amanda and Dr. Ed start working on Marlo right away.

We’ve named her Marlo Thomas… yes, she is THAT GIRL! We’ve learned a lot in the last 24 hours that we will share shortly. For now, she is at Newman Vets of Deltona and let the technicians clean her up. She was covered in ticks and severely matted, she will need to be shaved down.

We believe she is a Corgi and either Sheltie or Border Collie. She is a low rider! Dr. Ed confirmed that the marks are a bite but a bite from what? We have received emails that she has been spotted on her own for many months from Marion County and Cirtrus County.  Is it really her that people claim they have seen her?  I think it might be.  She does a very unique look to her.

Dr. Ed believes she is about 2 years old, and she has been eating rocks!  Her teeth are a bit worn down, but they are in good shape.

Tracy comes to help pull the ticks off

Tracy comes to help pull the ticks off

She is truly a wanderer and quite happy living on the land, unfortunately this time, something got her. What’s in these woods? Racoons, Possums, Fox, Coyote, wild dogs and feral cats. We’ll never know, but whatever bite her, bit her good.

Special thanks to Randy Post and his wife, who transported her to us today. Randy adopted Millhouse from us last year.

You can see many more photos of her on Facebook.

More details coming soon on her page, and thank you for your donations, and all of your help! http://thedogliberator.com/immediate-donations-needed/

Marlo, ready for her foster home!

Marlo, ready for her foster home!

Update:  We met Marlo yesterday, her wound is almost completely healed.  Johanna and Adriaan, along with their adopted TDL Dog Shep/Alfie are perfect for her.  Marlo tended to gravitate toward Adriaan, his calm energy is what she needs!

Boo Boo is all gone!

Boo Boo is all gone!

More Updates coming soon!  Please visit her Facebook Photo Album to see more great photos of her recovery!

 

09/01/14 Update:  Marlo was Adopted Saturday by Kristy.  The moment we posted Marlo’s horrible photos of her injury, Kristy emailed us, wanting to adopt… but we had to wait.  We had to wait for Marlo to get better, and the folks at Newman Vet, Deltona took care of that!  And, we had to wait for her to be in foster care for a few days so we could evaluate her.

Marlo goes home

Marlo goes home

Marlo is going to take baby steps in her rehabilitation, and we are confident that Kristy will help her along!  Updates soon!

We received about eight emails from people who wanted to adopt Marlo, and selecting her new home was not easy.  Kristy lives very close by, which put our mind at ease, her dog has very calm energy, and her husband has a lot of experience being a dog-owner.   We really need to give Marlo at least a month before Kristy can decide if Marlo is her forever dog!

 

Immediate Donations Needed for Marlo

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There is an invisible sign in front of every rescuer’s yard…

that only the animals can see… and this girl stumbled onto Laura’s property today. Emaciated and severely injured, Laura’s son, Josh Kern is playing doctor. We need two things, donations for her medical care, and a ride from Crystal River to Deltona where she can see our vet immediately. Please help! visit this page do donate. http://thedogliberator.com/virtual-foster/

scared, emaciated and injured

scared, emaciated and injured

This sweet girl is letting Josh clean her wound. Josh is making chicken stew!

Thank you all for your support, you can read her updates on her page, http://thedogliberator.com/marlo/

 

 

Bernadette~Adopted

Bernadette

Bernadette

Bernadette is approximately 7 months of age.  She is a standard purebred black and white Border Collie.  She has been fully vetted, spayed and micro chipped.  She was found on a good Samaritan’s door step, covered with mange.  She is being treated, and it is NOT contagious.  She is very friendly, and incredibly intelligent.  When the good Samaritan brought her to our vet, they said, “no problem!”

Photos will be published when available.

Update:  Bernadette was adopted, and will be trained to be a service and companion dog!

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Heidi~Adopted

just a baby

just a baby

Found as a stray, and taken in by a good Samaritan, this gorgeous 4 month-old female German Shepherd will be making her way from Alabama to Central Florida this week.  Details coming soon!

Because she is not vetted, we are asking for a Virtual Foster for her, someone that can donate toward her care.

imagejpeg_0We’ve learned more about this young shep, she was found by a 16 year-old girl who took her  in.  Unfortunately, her Mom said No!  I can remember the dozens of times my Mom said No too!

Heidi and her young rescuer

Heidi and her young rescuer

The young girl named the dog Zydania.  Beautiful name eh?  She is good with cats, good on leash, good with  kids, and has no food aggression.    You can see more photos of her on Facebook.

02/05/14 Update:  Much to our surprise, Sarah White went to pick up our little Heidi, off of transport, and she was not there!  Heidi accidentally was left on a transport headed for Tampa, and didn’t get off at the Wildwood exit!  OOOPS!  I sitting in my living room with Sheila Coffman when Sarah called me with the news – No Heidi.   Needless to say, I had a cow!  No worries though, she has headed back up and is with Sarah White as I write this, and she should be at my house any minute.  Whew!

02/07/14 Update:  Heidi was groomed yesterday by Brittany of Newman Veterinary in Deltona.  Over 100 mats were removed.  Yuck!  Everyone fell in love with Heidi, and I’ve received several requests to find more like her! Heidi is at the vet getting all of her shots, microchip and spay, and she has a meet tomorrow to be adopted!

02/08/14 Update:  Heidi was adopted by Vicki B and her son Zach of Merritt Island, FL.  Her new name will be Sasha!  She is settling into her new  home and doing well!  She’s going to be a very happy girl!

unnamedCAVRGL5S12/02/14 Update: Sasha recently graduated Pet Therapy Class and is now serving as Vicki’s official service dog for her limited vision. Sasha’s job is to alert Vicki when a person approaches from a direction which Vicki is unable to see. Sasha is also trained to wake Vicki up at 7AM for eye drops. She even knows how to handle tough mornings and will grab the covers and run off if Vicki doesn’t get up in time.

Sasha is now enrolled in Rally and is doing very well. She appears to be a natural in agility courses. Congratulations to Sasha and Vicki on their amazing accomplishments and journey together!

 

Cinderelley Cinderelley~Adopted

Her Prince is Waiting!

Her Prince is Waiting!

Cinderelley was adopted this morning and Bruce and Robin of Naples, Florida. She will receive training and become Canine Good Citizen certified, just like her new Prince, also a Collie. More updates soon!

Cinderelley Cinderelley

Cinderelley Cinderelley

History: Found as a stray in Lake City, and taken in by a good Samaritan named Charlotte, this gorgeous girl is said to be everything a collie should be. She herds puppies away from the road, sits with her paws crossed, and knows a ton of commands.

 

Kimberly and Cinderelley

Kimberly and Cinderelley

Volunteer transporter, Kimberly Gaines has made arrangements to get off work early today to drive to Ocala and pick her up for us!  I’d like to thank her boss, whoever that may be, for being so kind and understanding.

So, I’m making appointments for Cinderelley to be groomed and get fully vetted this week!  Woo Hoo!

Since she has no history, and has been a stray for quite some time, (living outdoors) we are bracing ourselves for the unknowns.  We don’t know until she is under during her spay if her teeth will need cleaning and/or extractions.  We also won’t know if there are any little surprises, like tumors, etc.  We are also crossing our fingers that she will test negative for heartworm, but it is highly likely that she will test positive.  But this matters not, whatever it is she needs, she will get it, and we will help her find the most wonderful home imaginable so she can live like a real princess!  However, this is why we are asking for a Virtual Foster, someone who will donate toward her veterinary care.  If you can sponsor Cinderelley, please see the donate button below and thank you!

12/18/13 Good morning Cinderelley!  

She arrived last night, but it was dark.  She ate really good, not a greedy gobbler!  Infested with fleas the capstar started working right away.  I de-wormed her, as she is thin.  But this morning in the sunlight, wow… what a mess.  Her feet and the matting under her belly are huge.  I also noticed that she has had a litter recently, maybe in the past six months.  Poor Cinderelley…. maybe she was cast out by her breeder.   I will give myself permission to feel sorry for her for just a few moments, but in an hour or so, we’re’ off to the vet to have a grand makeover!

She met the kids, and was gentle and kind, like a collie should be.  She met the pack, and again, was gentle and kind.  What can I say… there’s no creature more noble than a collie collie!

Please, cross your fingers and say a prayer that her heartworm test is negative.

Lady Victoria adopted in 2011

Lady Victoria adopted in 2011

After reminiscing about all of the collies that have come into our rescue, it dawned on me that Cinderelley could very well be related to Bart, and it is  highly likely that she is related to Lady Victoria.  Both she and Lady Victoria were found in the same manner.  She may also be related to McDreamy and McSteamy as they were all rescued from Lake City.

is this my carriage?

is this my carriage?

Afternoon Update:  Cinderelley is expressing milk.  Did she have a litter recently like I suspected, or is it due to a hormone imbalance.  Regardless, once she is spayed, this imbalance will straighten itself up on its own.

She was incredibly friendly with everyone!  She even let Mary draw blood without being held whatsoever.  She is very gentle taking treats.

What even more important is that she tested Negative for heartworm!  We have estimated her age to be 3-5, and a quick glance says her teeth are in good shape!

Please visit her Facebook Photo Album to see new pictures!

Billy Ray is now called Bama

Billy Ray~Adopted

Jeff Bennett Flies Billy Ray to TDL!

Jeff Bennett Flies Billy Ray to TDL!

A desperate email was sent to Becky, and she forwarded it to me, asking for our help.  It read:

Hi Becky,

I was wondering if you might be able to help me, I wondered if Gisele might have room for these babies, which I was told look very border collie…… the male that we think got the mama pregnant looks like a full blooded border collie and is black and white.

They are part of a mama and four puppy stray family I have been trying to catch in a very bad neighborhood in my town; the local kids were shooting at them with BB guns and the adults were throwing things at them to try to chase them off. One of the puppies was run over before we could get them and there is still one puppy and the poor mama at large, I have been going every day for about 4 hours after work trying to trap the mama and the other pup but I am losing hope.

Hiding

Hiding

I did manage to catch two of the pups on separate days last week and I need somewhere for them to go as soon as possible. They are very scared of people but have come a long way, they still hide under my bathroom sink alcove when we go into the bathroom but they let us pet them and will tolerate us holding them short periods too. They are obviously depressed and even more scared without their mom and I feel horrible at having to had to separate them from her, but they were sure to die out there in that neighborhood.

I would be willing to drive them to Gisele if she will take them but I need to be sure they are going somewhere where the rescuer will understand their past and work with them, they are not like most puppies that are bubbly and silly and all, they have had a rough life and will need someone who understands and will give them that patience. I have only ever heard great things about Gisele and wondered if she might have room.

Enjoying human contact

Enjoying human contact

I am still going out there daily to try to catch the mama and other puppy until I think there is no chance, but in the last three weeks we have had no luck for them.

I would be so grateful if you could talk with Gisele or anyone else you think might be able to take them in and bring them on out of their shells, they are having to live in my bathroom 24 hours a day and I know they are bored and unhappy there, just want what is best for them.

Thanks for any help you can give them.  ~ Melissa in Ozark

 

So this little boy comes to us from Melissa from Ozark, Alabama.  He appears to be VERY healthy, but he is shy.  Much like Brittney’s Mystery, once you hold him, he feels safe and secure.  So is she really shy, or just unsure?  He is really enjoying the little Aussie pup that joined him on transport.  I want to thank our Sarah Buxbaum for bringing him to us from the airport yesterday, and Jeff Bennett for his life-saving flight!

I need a hug!

I need a hug!

At first we thought he was like Shy Sharon, a fear biter, but that’s not the case at all.    Once I put a leash on him, and he saw the puppy, he wagged his tail, and felt comfortable to come out.  I picked him up without any issues.  He did hide a lot in the back yard, under furniture, and then he wandered off to the shed where he sat and watched us.  My son Ryan, picked him up, and he immediately relaxed.  He didn’t try to wiggle out of his arms, he was very content to be there.

This little boy is going to find his self-confidence really fast!  He’s going to be an awesome little Border Collie.  For now, he does have an achy breaky heart, so after tossing around some name ideas we decided to name him Billy Ray!  For while he’s sad today, it won’t last… he’ll be TDL star soon!

Check out his photos on Facebook.

Lisa and Billy

Lisa and Billy

10/21/13 Update:  I received an email from Lisa who was interested in knowing more about Billy Ray.  She shared with me photos of her former Border Collie, Baja Boy.  Baja Boy was adopted from a Border Collie rescue while they lived in Arizona.  They moved here, and embarked on adventures on the beach, teaching Baja Boy to paddle board!  When on one day at the beach, Lisa shared with me over the phone what happened.  A man was walking back and forth on the beach, Lisa would waive at him, being friendly and trying to say hi.  The man didn’t waive back.  Baja Boy was minding his own business enjoying the beach when it happened.  She wrote in one of her emails:

He was poisoned while we were on vacation. He never got more than 25 feet from us and was in our sights the whole time, and we saw it happen (didn’t know it at the time), but it was too fast acting. He died in our arms as we rushed to the vet. Our vet did an autopsy and found a hole the size of a golf ball and said whatever it was, it was very toxic and nothing we could have done different.
Lisa's Baja Boy

Lisa’s Baja Boy

He was the only one we brought that trip because we wanted him to have special time, and he paddle boarded with whale sharks, slept in between us, and played with his Frisbee until he was exhausted. He had a wonderful last weekend, we just regret going to the beach that last day..

Billy Ray is now called Bama

Billy Ray is now called Bama

When I read her words and called her to talk, I was horrified with what she shared.  A few days later, she came to meet Billy Ray, and it was truly love at first sight.  So while Billy is still fearful and unsure, he has big paws to fill!

NiNi~Adopted

Pup needs a Sponsor“This little girl was found alone on the side of the road. She was flea infested and starting to get thin so I’m thinking she was dumped. She’s doing great so far. We have gotten her 1st set of shots and de-wormed her. We are quarantining her for 2 weeks and getting her 2nd set of shots before we transfer her.”

We are still waiting for a Virtual Foster to sponsor this pup’s medical care, but she was transported to TDL yesterday, thanks to Jeff Bennett, Becky Harshman and our Sarah White!

NiNi with Jeff Bennett

NiNi with Jeff Bennett

Is she an Aussie?  She sure looks like one, but I noticed her legs are short and stocky, her feet a big too!  She has the most awesome temperament, considering she was abandoned at such a young age.  She is fearless, friendly, happy, social, is great with other dogs, and loves to play!

Today is Anita Barber’s birthday, and when asking her for name ideas, Anita asked us to  name this little girl NiNi!  I asked why, and she said that’s what her nieces call her, Nini!  I think it’s adorable!

NiNi is a hit!

NiNi is a hit!

So, is Nini a Basset-Aussie?  A Jack Russell-Aussie?  I’m not sure, and I won’t know until she grows a bit more, but she is precious!  My kids just love her!  She’s doing great in her crate, she cries for a little bit and settles down.  I will be providing daily updates!

Nini was adopted by Loryn

Nini was adopted by Loryn

You can see more photos of her on Facebook.

Update:  Nini was adopted by Loryn of Kissimmee Tuesday.  It was love at first site.  Loryn has been following TDL for quite a while, but the time was never right… until now!  Woo hoo!

Teddy~Adopted

what a gorgeous face!

what a gorgeous face!

Meet Teddy a very handsome 8 month-old collie boy, he is full bounce and fun. Teddy has such a sweet nature, and he would do well in a active home, maybe to run or hike. He loves to play ball, and gets along with other dogs, he is just a joy to be around. He does like to herd, so we are looking for a home with no cats or small animals, and older responsible children only. Teddy is house trained, neutered, up to date on his vaccinations, and is ready for his forever home. Who ever adopts this beautiful boy will be very lucky person/family, he is one in a million.

For further information please either email inharmonywithnature.adoptions@gmail.com or call 407-346-1798.

You can see more photos of Teddy on Facebook.

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