Willow~Adopted~RIP

Zoom Zoom Oreo, over the bridge you'll find new toys and new friends to play with.

Zoom Zoom Oreo, over the bridge you’ll find new toys and new friends to play with.

05/08/14:  It is with deep sorrow that I share that Willow (Oreo) passed away yesterday. Judy wrote:

Hi Giselle.

We wanted to let you know that Oreo had a diaphragmatic hernia that we didn’t even know existed until today. When I came home at lunch she was very lethargic and in pain. I took her to the vet and they ultimately told me to take her to a board certified surgeon in Tampa. When the surgeon was able to stabilize her enough to operate they found all of her organs stuck in her chest cavity and they were dead. There was nothing they could do to save her. We are all very sad.

I’ve shed many tears since I received the bad news yesterday. The Harris family are so loving and kind, knowing that they are suffering this loss is painful for everyone. We all loved little Willow, she was so precious. Words can’t describe the shock of losing such a young dog.

Ozzie and Willow

History:  Never in my life has it been so hard to name a dog!  Never in my life have I seen an identical twin to my Ozzie!  What shall we call her?  Willow, Moo, Ozzietta, Cupcake, Snowcone, you name it, we thought it.  This precious little thing, weighing in at a whopping 14 pounds is about 5-6 months of age.  She came from Lake City, in the same fashion that Bart did, she was left in the night dropbox.  Ugh!  Holli Miller called me and told me I was going to want this pup, and I panicked. I have no funding.  I told Holli I couldn’t make any promises, and Holli shrugged.

I checked my email, and there it was… a donation from Laurie Baker.  Laurie previously adopted Courage, now Bo.  She is an attorney for Baker & Paul in Bradenton.

I called Holli, thrilled that I could, without hesitation, say yes!  A transport was arranged immediately.  I posted a transport request on Facebook, and received an email from Huck & Judy Harris who offered to transport this wee little pup.  Huck & Judy adopted Ginger Snap last December.  I was thrilled.

Huck & Willow – Love at first Sight!

When little Willow got out of their car and walked up my drive way, I couldn’t believe how small she was.  I don’t know why, but I thought the photos made her look much bigger.

We sat on the front porch, it was very clear that Huck was smitten with the pup.  When the Harris’ told me they wanted to adopt her, I didn’t think they were serious.  We agreed that she would be examined by my vet, get all of her shots, de-worming, spay and micro-chip, and they would sleep on their decision.

The day after I brought Willow home from the vet, I contacted the Harris’.  They want Willow, and that’s that!

Willow will be picked up this Saturday, and go to her forever home, where she will be very well cared for.  Oh, and by the way, when I told Huck that I found Willow on top of my stove, and I have no idea how she got up there… a future in agility came to mind!

You can see more photos of Willow on Facebook.

Can’t wait for updates!

 

Jalo Revisited

Mary, Boo Boo and Gidget

Mary, Boo Boo and Gidget

One year after Jalo now Gidget was adopted, I asked Mary to provide us with an update, hoping she could share with us the joys of adopting a Senior dog!  Mary writes:

And of course, this little Sheltie, Jalo, came home with me… when I first saw Jalo (now Gidget) walk up my driveway, she had no fur, sores covering her little body and little chipmunk teeth….but she definite has attitude! She walked right up to my 18 year old cat and ate her food! She knew she found her forever home! My little Gidget is just a sweetheart!

Gidget never leaves my side and when I leave the house, she waits by the front door for my return. Gidget runs the house….Trek and Hey Boo Boo know that she is in charge and she seems to enjoy it! I swear she has sense of humor!

Gidget, with her full coat

Gidget, with her full coat

Gidget’s age is not known, but her vet and I believe she is well past 10 years old. It did not take me long to realize Gidget is deaf.  At first I thought she was just stubborn, but when she didn’t hear the vacuum, I knew she was deaf…but Gidget does enjoy being vacuumed! Now that she has an amazing new coat, it helps keep the house a little cleaner! Gidget was just a breeding dog that was dumped when she was no longer of use, She never knew love nor how to play. She now knows love, but still just stares at me when I throw a ball. The old “puppies” love unconditionally and are love bugs!

I remember when I first lost Nitro checking Petfinder for another senior Aussie and found a sweet, horribly neglected 11 year old Aussie named Summer. I knew that Gidget would need a lot of TLC, so I thought I would wait until Gidget was settled in and comfy before looking for a companion. In April I checked again on Petfinders and found that Summer still needed a home….I guess it was meant to be that Summer would come home to the Burns house! Another senior that no one wanted would now have a forever home! I know people want the perfect little puppies, but I wish they could understand how precious the old “puppies” are and the joy they bring to your life! Summer is now named Hey Boo Boo….and what a doll baby! She had a horrible life as a breeding dog, but is now living the life of leisure.

Gidget's first Easter in Cocoa Beach

Gidget’s first Easter in Cocoa Beach

She was given a nice doggie bed, but she prefers the white futon! Anytime I walk past Hey Boo Boo she rolls over for her tummy rub! Hey Boo Boo, Trek and Gidget compete for tummy rubs! I need a third hand! But when you lay down with her, she wraps her paws around you like a child. It is so great to watch Trek, Hey Boo Boo and Gidget together….they love their walks, visits to the beach and drives in the car.

I love my precious seniors… I still miss my Little Nitro terribly ….he brought total joy to me which made me commit to only adopting the seniors. The old puppies need to know love, hugs and kisses… for whatever time they have left. I truly have a full and happy home…..Eve (18 year old kitty), Trek (Bob’s 9 year old Shepherd mix), Gidget (12 plus Sheltie) and Hey Boo Boo (12 year old Aussie)!

Mary

Jalo: “Shelters Suck!”

This is an awesome before and after photo eh?  This little girl just happened to be dropped off at Miami-Dade Animal Services while Jackie was just walking by….  and she called me!  Cute little thing is about five years old and she weighs in at 35 pounds.  There is no background information, no reason why.

Here are her photos on Facebook.

On Facebook, Mickey Hibbard writes:  it always puzzles me,, WHY?? and HOW?? these babies are so sweet, and abandoned to death?? ugh,, shame on the owners,,but blessings are coming to jalo,, and some soft hearted people out there, who have been waiting just for her ♥

My response to Mickey is all we know is her story has just begun my dear.  I hear she has been very neglected.  It will take much work to get this girl healthy again.  Jackie is in charge!!!  She is a sheltie, about five years old, but she is in bad shape with regard to hot spots, matting and her coat.  Jackie reports the only way to treat the skin is to shave her down a bit.  Good news is her teeth are good and she is heartworm negative… that is a miracle!  She will undergo the TDL transformation for sure!

JaLo: “Free at Last, Free at Last!”

We will have more photos and details about this sweet little Sheltie, but for now, she is sleeping in a comfy bed next to Jackie safe and sound!  I didn’t know what it was about her face that reminded me of Little Nitroright away, but now I do… it’s those eyes, and especially her eyebrows!  We have since learned that Little Nitro passed away Wednesday.  We hope that his story, his history and the way in which Nitro touched people’s hearts, will help promote adopting a senior pet.  Even though Jalo is estimated to be about five years old, once again, her vet believes she “looks” much older because she has not been well cared for.  Here’s more details written by Jackie:

Hi Gisele,

Jalo and I had a very busy day. She did great throughout the night. Slept soundly on her bed which is located at the foot of my bed. She didn’t move a muscle. I dont think she has ever slept on an actual bed before. She probably thinks she is getting the luxury treatment. Once we awoke she went right outside and did her business. After getting ready it was off to the vet.

Saying her prayers!

I took her to Briarwood Animal Hospital in Miami, where I used to work for almost two years. Dr. Diaz, my old boss was great. He loves meeting all my rescues and is always ready to help. He confirmed the previous diagnosis of Seborrhea Sicca. After speaking to him about the different treatment methods we both agreed that the best way to attack the skin condition at its core is to treat it with antibiotics (Cephalexin 250 mg twice daily) and to shave her and treat her with medicated baths (Dermazole shampoo) three times a week. We will monitoring her progress for improvement. If her skin does not improve in a few weeks then he will add an anti fungal medication to continue to combat the infection.

Dr. Diaz informed me that this kind of skin condition can be caused by a number of other underlying issues, the main ones being thyroid problems, diabetes, and Cushings disease. While I am still waiting for the results of the thyroid test, diabetes and cushings disease has been ruled out.
Her blood work was normal except for her white blood cell count which was a bit elevated but that is normal given her skin infection. After discussing her treatment I began shaving her coat. You could see the instant relief in her eyes. It took me two hours to carefully shave her, being sure not to irritate her skin further. Shaving her revealed several large patches of dead and scaly skin. As I was shaving her paws down I noticed that her front left paw had not one dew claw, but two! I had never seen that before. After clipping the area further I noticed that both de claws had grown so long that it had pierced her skin and was embedded. One of the de claws fell out after clipping. The embedded portion of one nail had to be pulled out using hemostats. Fortunately there was no infection at the site of the nail and no abscess had formed.

Once shaved I bathed her using the medicated shampoo, being sure to scrape off all the dead skin. Her coat already looks so much better.  She behaved so well and was so cooperative during the whole process. I have never had a dog behave so well during a body shave in my two years at working at the clinic. Everyone marveled at how excellent she behaved. Once I brought her home she immediately perked up. She has been exploring my home and walking up and down the house wagging her tail. She occasionally will come up to me and rub her face on my legs and then roll over on her back for me to pet her belly. She is really starting to open up. I think she is a real treasure. Will be sending you photos later tonight!   ~Jackie
When I saw this photo on my phone, it didn’t show much detail.  But this morning, I see a lot of redness, I see those bad spots Jackie talked about.  Jackie asked me if she could shave Jalo… I said no, but after she described her condition and explained that there would be no way for us to treat her skin condition without a fresh start… without shaving all of that un-cared for hair… I said yes!
Jackie states that Jalo ignored some cats, but we are going to try to cat-test her shortly!

Beautiful inside and out

 

Adoption Update:  

Jalo now GiGi and Mary

Hi Gisele and Jackie,

My friend stopped by to take a couple of pictures…hope they are okay!  I thought it was cute that GiGi walks with her blanket like Nitro…she is a funny girl!  I also sent a picture of Nitro…they look so much a like….Gisele, you were so right when you mention she reminded you of Little Ntiro….those sad little eyes….but this little GiGi is mischievous…but very funny!
I never know what I am going to find when I come home, but I greeted like I have been gone for days!
Everyday is a new day with little GiGi!  Take care and thank you for all you do for this precious puppies!
Mary

 

Scout-Free at Last~RIP

It is with a heavy heart that I share a message from Scout’s Mom, Susan, “I have really bad news about Scout. He jumped out of my daughters bedroom window, 2nd floor, yesterday and passed away this morning. We are so sad, we can’t believe this even happened. Just wanted to let you guys know. We love him so much. It’s completely shocking. ~Susan

I hope to talk to Susan over the phone to get more details, but our sadness  is felt and support is offered for Susan and her family through this tragic loss.

I have spoken to Susan and have learned that her 9 year-old daughter tried to grab Scout to prevent him from jumping out.  Scout has always been an escape artist, much like my Ozzie.  I have seen dogs break though screens and windows to get out.  This is so sad.

Scout, Chillin

History:  The rescue community is networked far beyond what most people realize. Scout had been living the last few years in a garage in Wisconsin. So how did we find him? Madison, a wonderful animal advocate and rescuer from Habersham Co. Shelter goes out of her way to drive dogs out of state to adopters and rescue’s. She has a friend in Wisconsin. The friend had been telling Madison of a dog she knew of that they had tried and tried to get to rescue. There aren’t many herding breed rescues up there because where Scout was there wasn’t much call for herd dogs.

Every time a rescue would try and get him they would be turned away. Why? Why would they keep him in a garage? Here’s the story:

Their son wanted a dog. The parents weren’t keen on it, but told the son that if they got a dog for him it was his responsibility, not theirs. Sound familiar?

So they went to the Pet Shop and decided that if they were going to get a dog, they wanted an expensive, good looking dog, you know, it was a “status” thing. So they brought home this adorable fluffy puppy which the son loved…..for a minute….then he was on to the next thing. The parents told him it was his puppy and he had to take care of it. They refused to do it. So out to the garage he went, so he wouldn’t mess up the house, heaven knows training would have been too much to ask! They would toss food in to him and go about their day.

Why didn’t they find him another home? They had paid a lot of money for him and they expected to get it back. He was “for sale”! They weren’t going to just give him away! The cold wisconsin winters he spent trying to keep warm in their garage while they sat by the fire. All he wanted was to be a part of the family….the cute puppy had grown into a beautiful dog, who was smart and had so much to give…so he sat waiting patiently for them to come….

These “adults” who bought a puppy for their son to teach him responsibility were going to show him that they meant it! Hmmm. who was being irresponsible now? What has this boy learned and what will he grow up to be? …..another person who thinks dogs are disposable items they’ve purchased…not living, breathing, feeling, beings with souls.

If you know Aussies at all, you know how loyal and loving they are to their families. All they want in life is to be with you. It doesn’t matter if that means 8 hours in the car, as long as they are with you, a part of your life. They are also highly intelligent and know when things are not right and they worry… I can not imagine what poor Scout went through waiting to be loved by his family….Wondering what he had done wrong…

So, a friend of a friend who knew Maddie began working on the father through the aussie rescue up there. I don’t know all the details, but evidently they threw all the punches, not limited to “bribery” to convince him to let Scout come south to Georgia and Maddie!

I had rescued from Habersham Shelter before, “Little Jack Black” was my first from there! Maddie told them she knew of a rescue called “The Dog Liberator” that could find him a home! So transport was set in motion and while he was on the way, Maddie started sending me pics of him! My heart went out to this sweet boy! She said they potty trained him in 2 days!

Despite his captivity he has shown himself a quick learner and is totally enjoying the love and attention being lavished on him. He loves the couch! I promised we would find him a home where he would never be in the garage, never be left in the cold, but instead would lounge by the warmth of the fire with his family.

I know his perfect family is out there in Dog Liberator world. All the way to Wisconsin they had faith in us, Scout has faith in us…..let’s get him “home!”-vicki

2012 Adoptions Video

2012 was a challenge for The Dog Liberator to say the least! But the dogs that were rescued, rehabilitated, made well again and re-homed is priceless. If you’re one of the lucky ones that adopted from us, I’m sure you agree!

Onyx~Adopted

affectionate and smart

Cathy writes:

Here is Onyx.  He is mostly Border Collie.  A great dog and just adorable.  He is as sweet as he looks, he is totally housebroken, stays in a crate nicely.  Onyx is neutered, young under two years of age.  He is good with other dogs, loves people, and wants his own person.

He will make someone a wonderful sport dog, farm dog, or just a great pal to go every where with.  No kidding this dog is GREAT!   ~Cathy

His photo album can be viewed on Facebook.

 

 

 

 

4IMG_3533 (NXPowerLite)/17/15 Update: Zoinks (formerly Onyx) is doing VERY well in agility and obedience. His first agility trial is coming up soon, I will see if I can get some pictures of him then too.
He has settled into our pack very well. The GSD’s still can’t catch him when they play but they try. It is funny to watch.
He has made friends at class in particular an ACD that can almost keep up with him, if only she had longer legs. Thanks again for an AWESOME dog!!!!!!
Lisa and Michael

Also check out his Facebook Album for new pictures!

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LeBron~Adopted

MVP, Lebron

Meet Lebron James, the MVP Canaan/BC puppy. Lebron will be bringing his talents to the Dog Liberator. Kimg James is located in Miami and is looking for his forever home! He is a Slam Dunk for any family! Lebron has an interesting story and his breed goes back to Biblical times! A good samaritan found his mother abandoned on the streets of Miami. She took her in and a short while later realized she was pregnant. Unable to take care of the puppies she took them to a local high school that has a Pre-Vet program. The program has kennel facilities where the dogs are cared for. Unfortunately, people began “dumping” dogs at the school and their numbers began to grow. This past week the school asked the community for help in getting the dogs adopted. Jackie was contacted and she went to see if any pups could join The Liberator family. Little Lebron had the Liberator look, intelligence and special spark! DNA testing was done on this puppy and it was discovered that he is part Canaan dog. The Canaan dog, the natural breed of Israel, dates back to Biblical times, originating in the Land of Canaan. The Canaan dog was the guard and herd dog of the ancient Israelites, guarding their camps and flocks. This breed is inquisitive, loyal and loving with his family. The Canaan moves with athletic agility and today they are successful in the herding, obedience and agility arena. They work well as a team but at the same time can think independently. They are active, alert, devoted, gentle and are very friendly. Lebron James is 4 months old and has beautiful markings! He would love to bring his talents to a family that will open up their heart and home to him!

LeBron’s photos can be viewed on Facebook.

 

Ziggy Marley~Adopted

Ziggy’s trip to freedom!

Ziggy is almost two years old.  He is very shy and unsure of himself.  He’s had all of his shots, and has been neutered.  Allegedly, a professional handler, from Kentucky, gave him away to a man.  Due to foreclosure, he was surrendered to the pound.  Special thanks to Kelle Brooks who fostered and transported him for us, and Marilu Lippert the Animal Care Manger from Suncoast Humane Society.  Marilu wrote:

We have a border collie in the shelter that I am hoping to place into rescue.  His name is Ziggy. A black and white 1 year old unaltered male. The owner surrendered him because he is losing his house, he is devastated for having to give him up. The dog was very bonded to him and he is extremely frightened here.  The owner supplied us with the vet records and a detailed description of his personality. 

He is stunningly gorgeous, and I will be evaluating his temperament over the next few days… Please visit again for more details!

Ziggy, such a handsome boy!

His photo album is on Facebook.

If you are interested in meeting her, please email TheDogLiberator@gmail.com
and share such information as:

where you live,

your household composition,

your yard/fence/exercise plan,

pets you have and/or had,

Ziggy, what a face!

your normal work schedule,

how much time the dog will be alone,

what you are looking for in a dog,

do you have a pool

what contingency plans do you have in place should you no longer be able to care for your dog,

if you rent, do you have landlord approval,

and are you prepared to bring your new dog home if you are approved during your meet?

have you or anyone in your family ever been bitten or traumatized by a dog in the past?

Ziggy by BrittneysTouch.com

also, provide us with your phone number, home address, including county and zip code

and then we’ll go from there! The more you share the better!

Gentle Jerry~Adopted

Gentle Jerry

Jerry is a gorgeous 2 year old Australian Cattle Dog rescued from death from Miami Dade Animal Services. He is an outstanding pup, with so much love to give. He loves being with his human and furry companions. He is great with people, kids and dogs. He is potty trained, crate trained and wonderful on the leash. He is eager to learn and eager to please. Jerry picks up on training extremely fast (something Cattle Dogs are known for). he would make a great addition to any family especially a family with children. He would make a great companion or service dog because he brings so much joy to those who meet him. He is an all around perfect dog that is grateful to have been saved. If interested in adopting Jerry, please email jackie.thedogliberator@gmail.com.

You can see more photos of Jerry in his photo album on Facebook.

Free Kisses!

If you are interested in meeting her, please email TheDogLiberator@gmail.com
and share such information as:

where you live,

your household composition,

your yard/fence/exercise plan,

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Do you have a pool

what contingency plans do you have in place should you no longer be able to care for your dog,

Gorgeous Boy!

if you rent, do you have landlord approval,

and are you prepared to bring your new dog home if you are approved during your meet?

have you or anyone in your family ever been bitten or traumatized by a dog in the past?

also, provide us with your phone number, home address, including county and zip code

and then we’ll go from there! The more you share the better!

 

Prius~Adopted

Small, self-sufficient, compact, and tough!

I’ve been waiting for the last two of the toyota puppies to be ready for adoption!  I hope they will be big enough and old enough to be spay/neutered and ready for their next adventure by November 20th.

They have been de-wormed, and will have two rounds of boosters.  They probably will not be old enough for their rabies shot.  They will be spay/neutered and micro-chipped.

Prius is the runt of the litter.  He is my favorite because he scared me to death after his first few days.  A call to a friend, and warm goat’s milk was delivered, that along with yogurt, the little guy bounced back!

Prius is very trusting.  When I open his crate, he leaps into my arms, as if he can fly!  He’s very bossy at times, but that’s his survival instincts kicking in.  I can’t blame him!

strong little guy!

More photos can be seen on his album on Facebook.

Read their history on the litter’s page.

If you are interested in meeting her, please email TheDogLiberator@gmail.com
and share such information as:

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he has his soft side too!

your normal work schedule,

how much time the dog will be alone,

what you are looking for in a dog,

do you have a pool

what contingency plans do you have in place should you no longer be able to care for your dog,

 

you wanna piece of me? huh?

if you rent, do you have landlord approval,

and are you prepared to bring your new dog home if you are approved during your meet?

have you or anyone in your family ever been bitten or traumatized by a dog in the past?

also, provide us with your phone number, home address, including county and zip code

and then we’ll go from there! The more you share the better!

Camry~Adopted

a little doll

I’ve been waiting for the last two of the toyota puppies to be ready for adoption!  I hope they will be big enough and old enough to be spay/neutered and ready for their next adventure by November 20th.

They have been de-wormed, and will have two rounds of boosters.  They probably will not be old enough for their rabies shot.  They will be spay/neutered and micro-chipped.

Camry is the middle pup, not large, and not small.  She has an even temperament, not bossy but not submissive either.  This litter had a rough start in life.  I’m surprised they bounced back as fast as they did, and that they didn’t experience any complications.  If left on their own or in the shelter any longer… I hate to even think about what could’ve happened.

always wants to please!

But, they are healthy now, and that’s what matters.  Camry is much more beautiful in person, the photos do not represent her well.  She really is a little doll.  She is the only pup of the litter that has the herding eye… it’s very impressive!

More photos can be seen on her album on Facebook.

Read their history on the litter’s page.

If you are interested in meeting her, please email TheDogLiberator@gmail.com
and share such information as:

where you live,

your household composition,

can’t resist that face!

your yard/fence/exercise plan,

pets you have and/or had,

your normal work schedule,

how much time the dog will be alone,

what you are looking for in a dog,

do you have a pool

what contingency plans do you have in place should you no longer be able to care for your dog,

if you rent, do you have landlord approval,

and are you prepared to bring your new dog home if you are approved during your meet?

have you or anyone in your family ever been bitten or traumatized by a dog in the past?

also, provide us with your phone number, home address, including county and zip code

and then we’ll go from there! The more you share the better!

 

Rammstein~Adopted

Free kisses right away

Well, Rammstein was delivered to my door this morning, and Sarah immediately gave him her seal of approval! I’m told he is great with kids and dogs… that’s obvious, but he’s also good with cats! Wow!

This boy is all puppy! He’s at the vet now, and going to have the full treatment today! More news tomorrow!

History:  His name was Duke, and when we saw him, and we were ready to take him, but he had been adopted.  I have named him Rammstein.  He was originally found on the streets of Miami by a woman who kept threatening to take him to the shelter because she didn’t have space for him. He went to two homes. The first home in Miami not keep him because he exceeded the weight limit for their condo association.

Rammstein by BrittneysTouch.com

A volunteer named Mi picked him up from Miami and drove him to Tampa where a second home was ready for him.  However, the second home didn’t work out allegedly because of his high energy. Mi is committed to find this boy a good home, she is transporting him to me tomorrow!

We will be evaluating his medical condition, having him checked out by our vet, and evaluating his temperament… I have a feeling this boy will fit right in at our Border Collie Boot Camp, and we’re going to have a lot of fun!  I wonder which one of my pack he’ll choose to be his new friend?

His photos can be viewed on Facebook.

If you are interested in meeting her, please email TheDogLiberator@gmail.com and share such information as:

by BrittneysTouch.com

where you live,

your household composition,

your yard/fence/exercise plan,

pets you have and/or had,

your normal work schedule,

how much time the dog will be alone,

what you are looking for in a dog,

do you have a pool

what contingency plans do you have in place should you no longer be able to care for your dog,

if you rent, do you have landlord approval,

and are you prepared to bring your new dog home if you are approved during your meet?

have you or anyone in your family ever been bitten or traumatized by a dog in the past?

also, provide us with your phone number, home address, including county and zip code

and then we’ll go from there! The more you share the better!

Special thanks to Mary Lou, his rescuer and transporter!

Puddin’ Pie~Adopted

Puddin’ Pie was originally rescued from Miami Dade.  Her family can no longer keep her in their apartment.  She is being fostered by Anita in the Boca Raton area.  Anita says she is a very sweet girl.  She is 32 pounds and about 6 months old.  Obviously, she is good with kids and other dogs.

Her photo album can be viewed on Facebook.

Pudding Pie has gone through quite a transformation in a very short period of time.  At first, she was terrified of everything.  After giving her a few days to decompress, she showed us that she was much more comfortable with other dogs.  I can describe her emotions like being “the new kid in school”.  But now, she is very social, and extremely happy.  Much to my surprise, she adores the Toyota puppies, and wants to be near Camry specifically.  I’ve put their crates side by side, and they play with each other all day long.

Pudding pie loves to run, she will need a fenced in yard, and preferably another dog to hang out with.  She is a joy to foster.

 

If you are interested in meeting her, please email TheDogLiberator@gmail.com

Puddin Pie’s Happy Face by BrittneysTouch.com

and share such information as:

where you live,

your household composition,

your yard/fence/exercise plan,

pets you have and/or had,

your normal work schedule,

how much time the dog will be alone,

what you are looking for in a dog,

 

do you have a pool

what contingency plans do you have in place should you no longer be able to care for your dog,

if you rent, do you have landlord approval,

Puddin Pie, photo by BrittneysTouch.com

and are you prepared to bring your new dog home if you are approved during your meet?

have you or anyone in your family ever been bitten or traumatized by a dog in the past?

also, provide us with your phone number, home address, including county and zip code

and then we’ll go from there! The more you share the better!

Puddin Pie by BrittneysTouch.com

Corolla~Adopted

Corolla is the athlete of the Toyota Puppies.  He has been dewormed, and has one set of shots.  He will be neutered and microchipped this week.   Corolla is serious about playing.  He is a sports/performance dog and is already playing with a soccer ball.  He will make an amazing pet to an active family.  He is great with other dogs, and has more of a dominant temperament.  Although he is serious about playing, when held, he turns into mush!  He is very interested in getting attention.   His photo album can be viewed on Facebook.

 

 


Click here for the Toyota Puppy History page.

 

Corolla, now Otis and Brandon

Corolla was adopted yesterday, and he got really lucky!  He and Rawhide were adopted together.  Corolla’s new name will be Otis and Rawhide will be called Jake.  He was adopted by Angela Saez and Brandon Brown!  What a great pack!

Highlander~Adopted

Highlander is the largest of the Toyota Puppies.  She has been dewormed, and has one set of shots.  She will be spayed and microchipped this week.   Highlander is the pack leader of the litter.  She is very playful, and will make an amazing pet to an active family.  She is great with other dogs, and has an even temperament.  She is the most outgoing of the litter, and enjoys being photographed!  Her photo album can be viewed on Facebook.

If you are interested in meeting her, please email TheDogLiberator@gmail.com
and share such information as:

where you live,

your household composition,

your yard/fence/exercise plan,

pets you have and/or had,

your normal work schedule,

how much time the dog will be alone,

what you are looking for in a dog,

do you have a pool

what contingency plans do you have in place should you no longer be able to care for your dog,

if you rent, do you have landlord approval,

and are you prepared to bring your new dog home if you are approved during your meet?

have you or anyone in your family ever been bitten or traumatized by a dog in the past?

also, provide us with your phone number, home address, including county and zip code

and then we’ll go from there! The more you share the better!

 


Click here for the Toyota Puppy History page.

 

Highlander was adopted by Mick and Connie Aldridge of Mount Dora!  Mick couldn’t take his eyes off of her!  Highlander adores him!

Mick and his new love

Wait till the grandkids see this!!!!

Honey Boo Boo~Adopted

Stinking Cute!

This little one is only 6-7 weeks old.  It’s too soon to tell her breed.  She presents Collie or Sheltie, maybe Aussie, we’re just now sure.  She really reminds me of our Nutella.  Jackie will be giving us more information about her personality shortly.

Her photo album is on Facebook.  I don’t think she’s a real dog, she looks like a stuffed animal to me!

She’s being fostered by Jackie in the Miami-Dade area.

 

 

 

 

Honey Boo Boo and the Lee Family!

Honey Boo Boo must have received over 20 emails of interest. Jackie went through them all, but we only have one Honey Boo Boo! She was adopted by the Lee family last week…. and Jackie is identifying many adorable dogs that need good homes… so stay stuned!

Too Cute to be Real!

Rawhide~Adopted

Covered in sores, he holds no grudges

Rawhide has a long story, and I’ll try to be brief.  A neighbor of Vicki Truelove asked for help in re-homing a dog that had been abandoned by another neighbor.  The couple had lost their home, and didn’t know what to do for their dog, Hunter.  After a period of time, Vicki’s neighbors took Hunter in, and took care of him.  These good Samaritans had no intention of keeping Hunter.  Vicki sent me Hunters photos, and I was drawn to him… I don’t know why.  We arranged transport, and thanks to some awesome volunteers, including Josh Bergesen, he’s here.

While on transport, Vicki sang to herself, “rolling rolling rolling, keep them doggies rolling…  Rawhide!”  She does this as a way to keep herself awake, and entertained!  Rawhide!”  It was hilarious, so I decided to name him Rawhide!

At first glance I noticed a lot of sores on his head, especially behind his ears and throat.  Then I noticed a deep scar across the top of his head.  As if he had been tied… I’m not sure.  His matting is severe, indicating he has been left outside for a long period of time.  When you see a dog that you know has been left outdoors for some time, you immediately think of heartworm disease.  I brought him to the vet immediately, and he tested positive.  What a blow.  But that’s not all.  The vet identified a heart arrhythmia.  They suggested an ECG, which I approved.  We can not say if his heart arrhythmia is genetic or a result of the heartworm, but common sense dictates it’s a reaction to the heartworms.  Once he is clear, this abnormality should fix itself.  Dr. Oliver is confident that he will recover, and  completed his neuter surgery.  We immediately started his heartworm treatment.

After watching him play with the pups for several days, it dawned on me that he’s not protecting the puppies… he thinks he is a puppy!  He picks up the toys, and plays the “chase me game” and enjoys every second of being a puppy again.  It’s quite amazing.

Rawhide is a phenomenal dog.  He is gentle, kind, patient and loyal.  He will be coming home with me today, where he’ll be back with his litter of rescue puppies, the Toyota pups, and he’ll settle in and rest a while.  Whoever adopts him will be a very lucky person.  I believe he could easily pass Canine Good Citizenship training… he’s that good!

His photo album can be viewed on Facebook.

 

Rawhide, Now Jake, with his new family!

Rawhide, renamed Jake (I love that name) has been adopted by Angela Saez and her family!  He also got to adopt his own Toyota puppy, Corolla!

Here Hugo~Adopted

You can see the sores on his head

What’s a Lhasa apso Yorki mix?  A YorkiApso!  Britteny Myers looked it up for me, that that’s Hugo!

Written by Sarah White:  Hugo came to us after being dumped in an apartment complex with two other dogs. One was re-homed, the other unfortunately didn’t make it, but little Hugo came to us thanks to two good Samaritans, Jon and Chris, who took the little guy in and helped him out. We think Hugo is a “yorkie apso” (Part Yorkie, part lhasa apso). This cute little guy is just waiting to wiggle into someone’s heart.

Could you please help us by being Hugo’s virtual foster? http://thedogliberator.com/virtual-foster/

Hugo is great with the pack, he is quiet in his crate, and he needs a lot of grooming.  I’m afraid that grooming will lead to some serious medical attention.  His scabs are inflamed.  I’m sure a theraputic bath by Groomer, Serena Drake and the attention from the folks at Val-u-Vet will turn him around on a dime.

and you can see the joy in his heart!

Of course, the first thing I did was serve him a meal of Doc’s Stew by Andi Brown.  He gobbled it.  Along with Andi’s “Best in Coat” I’m sure his fur will be gorgeous soon!

What I find interesting is McDreamy is very fond of Hugo.  He follows him around with his tail wagging constantly.

Hugo will visit the vet tomorrow (Tuesday) and be neutered on Wednesday.  We will have more information about him then, and of course, we’ll share updates!

Hugo’s photo album is on Facebook!

with good Samaritans, Jon and Chris

Sarah says goodbye to Hugo!

10/28/12 Update: Hugo was adopted today by Diana Hall and her husband, and is setting up his permanent residence in Okeechobee, Florida!

Brittney Meyers gave me a glimpse as to what Hugo will eventually look like!

Hugo with a Full Coat

McDreamy~Adopted

Shelter Photo

McDreamy is a 1 1/2 year old Merle Collie from Lake City Animal Services.  Holli Miller saw McDreamy and his brother McSteamy being owner-surrendered and she called me immediately.  Their temperament dictates that they have been farm collies all of their lives.  Believe it or not, they are being introduced to life indoors.

McDreamy and his gorgeous brother, McSteamy are both doing very well in crates, without any accidents.  I have appointments for them to be groomed, fully vetted and neutered.  They are both heartworm negative. Like other TDL dogs, their true colors will shine through every day, and we will learn more about them, but so far they are very friendly with children, not afraid of strangers and appear to be the type of dog that will soak up whatever you give them, i.e., attention and basic training.

Nice Smile!

They are very intelligent, and there’s no reason why these dogs can’t join the rankings of our fantastic collies!

Click here to view their first photo album together.

Click here to see McDreamy’s individual photo album!

Click here to see McSteamy’s individual photo album!

If you are interested in meeting her, please email TheDogLiberator@gmail.com and share such information as:

where you live,

your household composition,

your yard/fence/exercise plan,

McDreamy & McSteamy

pets you have and/or had,

your normal work schedule,

how much time the dog will be alone,

what you are looking for in a dog,

do you have a pool

The first day of their new life to becoming a TDL dog.

what contingency plans do you have in place should you no longer be able to care for your dog,

if you rent, do you have landlord approval,

and are you prepared to bring your new dog home if you are approved during your meet?

have you or anyone in your family ever been bitten or traumatized by a dog in the past?

Dr. Derek Shepherd: “It’s a beautiful day to save lives. Let’s have some fun.”

also, provide us with your phone number, home address, including county and zip code and then we’ll go from there! The more you share the better!

 

10/27/12 Update:  McDreamy was adopted by Taylor and Chris, and is setting up his permanent residence in Tampa!

 

McSteamy~Adopted

Shelter Photo

McSteamy is a 1 1/2 year old Merle Collie from Lake City Animal Services.  Holli Miller saw McSteamy and his brother being owner-surrendered and she called me immediately.  Their temperament dictates that they have been farm collies all of their lives.  Believe it or not, they are being introduced to life indoors.

McSteamy and his gorgeous brother, McDreamy are both doing very well in crates, without any accidents.  I have appointments for them to be groomed, fully vetted and neutered.  They are both heartworm negative. Like other TDL dogs, their true colors will shine through every day, and we will learn more about them, but so far they are very friendly with children, not afraid of strangers and appear to be the type of dog that will soak up whatever you give them, i.e., attention and basic training.

Nice!

They are very intelligent, and there’s no reason why these dogs can’t join the rankings of our fantastic collies!

Click here to view their first photo album together.

Click here to see McSteamy’s individual photo album!

If you are interested in meeting her, please email TheDogLiberator@gmail.com and share such information as:

where you live,

your household composition,

your yard/fence/exercise plan,

McDreamy & McSteamy

pets you have and/or had,

your normal work schedule,

how much time the dog will be alone,

what you are looking for in a dog,

do you have a pool

The first day of their new life to becoming a TDL dog.

what contingency plans do you have in place should you no longer be able to care for your dog,

if you rent, do you have landlord approval,

and are you prepared to bring your new dog home if you are approved during your meet?

have you or anyone in your family ever been bitten or traumatized by a dog in the past?

also, provide us with your phone number, home address, including county and zip code

and then we’ll go from there! The more you share the better!

 

McSteamy and Maiya

10/12/12 Update:  McSteamy, now Steamy was adopted by Maiya Korn!  Maiya and her Dad have had Collies, and their senior Collie recently passed away.  It was very sad, and I know their pain and sorrow too well.

Going Home

McSteamy was very calm, and as usual, he knew she was there for him.  “You are my Person!”  The photos can not lie!
Here’s is Brittney’s Meyer’s beautiful photo to art transformation of this adoption!

McSteamy by BrittneysTouch.com

 

Sweet Tea~Adopted

Sweet Tea arrived last night, and is very impressive. It’s obvious she has had training. She is awesome with the pack – no issues whatsoever. She immediately knows I’m the pack leader, and has eye contact with me, which is awesome. She is sitting under my daughter’s computer chair, my daughter in it, which is awesome. She is quiet, polite, and GORGEOUS! If you have kids, you need to email me immediately and scoop this little girl up!  You can see all of her photos on Facebook.

History:  Beautiful 3 year old female BC being transported to us by Rebecca Hogue Harshman (thank you Becky) from Alabama. She will be brought to me by Sarah Buxbaum tonight (thank you Sarah). I can’t wait to meet her. She is said to be good with kids, and dogs.  For info on how to Virtually Foster a TDL dog visit http://thedogliberator.com/virtual-foster/

Quite the Couch Potato!

 

Sweet Tea, now Riley, Adopted by John Fair of Orlando

You can see all of her updated photos on Facebook.

 
Here is BrittneysTouch.com rendition of one of Sweet Tea’s photos!

BrittneysTouch.com

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