Irish Rose Marie ~ Adopted!

Rose Marie has our Irish eyes smiling! She’s a beautiful 3 year old purebred Border Collie who was given up by a breeder because she couldn’t have puppies.  Rose Marie just arrived on March 14th, so we are still getting to know her, and will update as soon as we know more about her. Check […]

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PTSD Trained German Shepherd ~ Adopted!

Six years old and absolutely amazing. Great family dog. We are searching for the perfect Central Florida home for him. Please Visit our How to Adopt from Us page and Email thedogliberator@gmail.com The word Keep has been used all week at my house, even by me.  This gorgeous boy is truly amazing.  You can see […]

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BuBi – Trained Alert Dog For Deaf Persons ~ Adopted!

BuBi’s Mom met me yesterday at the vet, and surrendered her canine companion to our rescue yesterday, there wasn’t a dry eye in the room.  BuBi’s mom, lost her husband suddenly to a heart condition, and found herself forced to move to California, where she couldn’t take her service dog with her. What I witnessed […]

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The TDL 10 Ways to Have a Safe and Happy Halloween

As we prepare for all of the festivities of Halloween, there are a few things you can do to ensure that every member of the family is safe and happy, and has a great holiday. Here are our top tips for how to ensure your pet’s Halloween is a treat! 1. Identification We can’t say […]

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Go Potty – Helping Your Abused Dog To Go Outside

There are tons of “how to housebreak your puppy” books and videos out there.  And I’m sure there are millions of products that claim will help, but these things are for the normal average dog.  Rescued dogs sometimes come with a little bit of baggage!  Usually, it’s the dog’s former owner who confused the dog, […]

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Close Your Eyes, Open Your Heart – How Do you Adopt Again After Your Dog Dies?

How Do you Adopt Again After Your Dog Dies? This post will explain the grief and anguish people go through after they have lost their beloved dog and how hard they try to replace their dog that has passed away with an identical copy.  “How can I adopt after my dog dies?” There is a […]

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Help your Dog have a Safe Holiday!

As we come up on another holiday, we have a few tips to help you and your dog stay safe and happy. Monitor the Grill – The food you are cooking is very attractive to your pup. They can burn themselves on the hot grill. Also be careful where you dispose of any coals you […]

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Dog Catching Tip

You might have noticed the leash that Marlo was wearing in her photos, it’s made of chain! When we tried to catch Brittney’s Mystery, we learned a valuable lesson! After she snapped the leash in half with one swipe of her teeth, we had to come up with plan B! The flimsy leash we had […]

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Our Favorite Things

We have been rescuing, rehabilitating, training and treating dogs for over five years. In those five years, we’ve found products that were awesome, and many that were not! If you need a solution to a problem, click on our new Amazon Store and select from products we’ve already tried and love! Click Here to Read […]

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Dealing with High Energy Dogs for the Low Energy Individual

Dogs, especially herding breeds, are almost impossible to keep up with. Even the fittest person will have their pets run circles around them (sometimes literally). So when choosing a dog for adoption, make sure that the dog you are looking for is one at your energy level. Meaning, that if you’re a couch potato, don’t […]

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The Walk: Tools and Tips

The Walk: Tools and Tips Written by Jessica Purvis, adopter of Tobuscus If walking your dog leaves you frustrated, stressed – and your dog still bouncing off the walls, you probably want to read this article. Being in control of your dog doesn’t mean that you need to keep your dog on a rigid tight leash […]

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Happy 4th of July and Thank You!

We want to take this opportunity to thank all of our supporters, volunteers, and adopters. Our five year anniversary in rescue is coming soon, and we couldn’t have possibly have rescued so many wonderful dogs without your help. Whether you donate, volunteer your time, foster, transport, vote when we ask you to, keep us in […]

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How to Prepare for the 4th of July

Check out this link Cesar’s 4th of July Tips You can also checkout our article: Help your Dog have a Safe Holiday! It was written for Labor day but applies year round! Please read comments below as well for even more ideas!  Personally, I know that my Lady Di will be terrified, but my China […]

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Do Dogs Remember?

On July 9, 2010, my accountant, Kingsley Shinner contacted me about his mother’s dog.  I’ve known Kingsley since I moved to Deltona in 1989 and every year during tax time, I visited his office.  I had met his parents, and was saddened when I learned that his mother’s health was failing.  Kingsley helped guide me […]

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Friendly Dog Collars

“FRIENDLY” Color Coded Green Semi-Choke Dog Collar & 4 Foot Leash Set (Known As Friendly) PREVENTS Dog Accidents By Warning Others of Your Dog in Advance! Here’s a great idea, just in time for the summer.  Whether you order one from the company, or shop around for collars like these, it’s a great idea to […]

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Helping Your Dog Relax

When we first saw Ginger Doodle (now known as Spec) on TDL’s site, we were hooked –  I mean look at those sweet blue eyes! We had been looking to rescue for several years, and found Spec (a Deaf Mini Aussie) to be the perfect fit for us. I work from home, and she has […]

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Come On Eileen – Adopted

This gorgeous young female comes to us from Becky in Alabama.  She has been groomed, had all of her shots, is heartworm negative, and  has been spayed and micro chipped.  James, an employee of Newman Vets wanted to adopt her so bad, but his landlord would not allow it.  Sad.  Details coming soon! You can […]

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Toby the Beagle~Adopted

Clearly not a Border Collie, this young boy was purchased from PetLand for a hefty price, and had a bit too much energy for his family.  He is good with dogs, kids, cats, and loves toys! You can see his photos on Facebook! Toby was adopted by the awesome folks at PePe and he will […]

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Whole Lotta Rosie

Almost one year ago I wrote a post prompted by Brittney Myers about Asthma and Chihuahua’s.  Several months later, The Dog Liberator had selected a few Chi’s to rescue, but they were adopted from the shelter in Lake City.  My son Ryan was very excited, only to be told it was not going to happen. […]

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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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