Mr. Spock… Fascinating – RIP

Gregg contacted me yesterday, and gave me the news, Bailey passed away suddenly. He apparently ripped his spleen, but the complications were originally due to cancer on his pancreas. This is a real blow to the Carlson family, they recently lost their other TDL dog, Iris. Our prayers are with them, and Bailey will always […]

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Lady Di Revisted

Four years ago today, Lady Di and Goldie Hawn were flown to TDL via Pilots-n-Paws.  I had only been in rescue for a few months, and what I learned from these two gorgeous collies I have carried with me.  I never realized that a dog that I rescued could die.  It just wasn’t something that […]

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Trixie Belle Revisited

On November of 2009, I rescued a gorgeous little border collie from Chilton County Humane Society named Trixie Belle. I remember Becky’s email saying, “she is very scared, she needs you.” I took her! Trixie was a lot of fun, and she arrived with a great pack, including Tim Tebow. What I remember about her […]

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Emaciated Jackson Browne is Transported to The Dog Liberator and Finds His Forever Home

Update 07/07/10: I was informed by Becky Harshman that Jackson Browne’s rescuer, Ashley Robbins brother, Brandon, was tragically killed in an accident the evening of July 2nd. Everyone in the rescue community, especially those in Alabama that have worked with Ashley are deeply saddened by this. Ashley’s brother leaves behind a 9 year-old son. I […]

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Chelsea the Shy Border Collie – Adopted

Update 12/21/09: Vet estimates she is only 9 months old. The Shelter wrote: “Chelsea is a 1 1/2 year old black and white Border Collie. She is very sweet and wants to be very close to you. She loves attention but she is also very shy and easily frightened. She will need a loving patient […]

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Brooke The Tied and Starved Sheltie – Adopted

Brooke is a 2 year old Shetland Sheepdog mix female. She was found tied to a dog house on a 2 foot chain, with no food or water. She tested positive for heartworms and will need to be treated. In spite of her hard start in life, she is friendly, affectionate and knows some commands. […]

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Jet the Border Collie Boy – Adopted

More information and better photos coming soon. Update: Jet is on his way, and already two volunteers, who have met him, have emailed me telling me how gorgeous and wonderful he is. So I suppose, much like the other stunning Border Collies that have traveled here, Jet will make a lasting impression! He’s traveling the […]

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Splash Makes Her Entrance at the Border Collie Boot Camp! – Adopted

Splash was delivered to a shelter in Alabama, and since the Border Collie Express was in progress, her shelter asked if she could hitch a ride. She may not be black and white, but she sure is a doll! I can’t tell you how many times the shelter has apologized for the awful photo – […]

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Olivia the Aussie Pup Renamed Kiah – Adopted

If Olivia is anything like our previous Aussies, Carly, Kylie and Pepper, she will be a quiet, respectful and affectionate dog that will be perfect for children, and will enjoy either a quiet home or a home with another dog to play with. Olivia will be temperament tested and updates will soon follow! Update 12/20/09: […]

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Cricket, the Trained & Herding Australian Kelpie

Cricket is roughly 4 months old. She has the nicest temperament, very focused on her people, always tracking and eye-to-eye contact. Is awesome with children, and loves puppies. This little girl was taught to sit in 2 seconds, and is very good on the leash. She was found in Deltona, and after many days of […]

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Bonjour Soleil! The Golden Pup – Adopted

Soleil was originally named Giselle by her rescuer. Well, that didn’t fly with me! She is a gorgeous golden color, much like Lady Di, yet she has the face, and markings of a true Border Collie. Soleil is only 5 months old, and she needs an owner that is willing to take the time to […]

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Santa Prepares the Scruffy Puppies for Christmas Joy – Adopted

The Scruffy Puppies are on their way to Santa’s Workshop to become this year’s most loved Christmas Presents! I love the holidays. There is always something magical about this time of year, the promise of something unexpected. This year, that promise was fulfilled in a litter of scruffy puppies. I had agreed to take in […]

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Reed’s Bandit the Velcro Pup – Adopted

Reed is a 7 month old purebred BC that can be best described as a velcro dog! He has been fully vetted and neutered, loves to play with other dogs and adores children. Reed has had little training but is responding well to basic commands with the help of hotdog bites! Reed will be a […]

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Cool Hand Luke – Adopted and Renamed Nitro Wilson!

This beautiful Aussie lives to play ball and frisbee. He is about 12 months old and is waiting for a forever home. He enjoys kids and playing with other dogs. He is fully vetted and neutered. Just add water and stir! 11/29/09 Update: Luke has been adopted by the Wilson family. He will join other […]

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Trixie Belle, a Calm and Intelligent Border Collie – Adopted

Update 12/20/09: Trixie Belle now belongs to an awesome pack, and will experience being a true sheepdog with her new family.  Her photos and updates can be viewed on Facebook. 12/4/09 Update: Trixie is showing a strong eye, focus, and incredible herding potential. With the right owner, she could soar in agility of frisbee. She […]

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Smores is renamed Toby and Goes Home for Christmas!

Smores, that’s right! My son named this gorgeous hitchhiker Smores. Why not? Who wouldn’t want one! He’s an absolute doll, and a perfect example of everything a Border Collie should be. Smores will be fully vetted and neutered soon, but until then, we’ll be getting lots of hugs and kisses, they’re called Perks! I would […]

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I Love Lucy – Adopted

Lucy is a riot. She wants to play with other dogs as bad as she wants human attention. She is a very active Border Collie, and I’m told she is maybe 2-3 years old, but you can’t tell by her activity level. She’s a very fun girl! I’ve never seen a Border Collie with one […]

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Tim Tebow, what a gentleman! Adopted

Tim was found as a stray by animal control, where he stayed for almost 4 weeks, and Dee with Hale County HS met him and recommended us. Becky Harshman followed up, and here he is! He reminds me of our Braveheart. In the shelter, he looked shy, but he’s not, he is just a very […]

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Shy Shannon, The Pet Store Inmate Takes the Prize

On August 1, 2009 Shannon arrived here as a hitchhiker with Flash Gordon. Her story about being a Pet Store Inmate can be read on this blog. On November 11, 2009 I received an email from Sherry Lee expressing an interest in Shannon. Even though I clearly described Shannon as a high-drive herding dog, and […]

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Connor, Just a Pup – Adopted

He’s just a few months old. Can’t wait to evaluate him and watch him play. What are the kids going to think? Update: Connor was adopted today, on 11/13/09. My daughter held him close as his new owners TRIED to put him in their car. She’s playing with a shwestie now – how quickly they […]

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