Emerging from the Pack

Written By Serena Drake Once you make your mark in the TDL Pack, it’s your pack for life! My journey began late in 2012. I was the new Groomer at Val-u-vet (later named Newman’s) and quickly became acquainted with Gisele and her rescues. I became an essential part of the pack by ensuring the new […]

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Sheila Coffman Joins TDL

Sheila Coffman comes to TDL from the healthcare industry where she works for Abbott Point of Care in Princeton, NJ and also serves as a consultant for Goodmark Medical in Longwood, FL.  Sheila and her family moved to central Florida from South Texas, San Antonio in 2009.  This Texas native now lives in Sanford, FL […]

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Doctor Doctor Give Me the News

You may remember I posted that my son, Ryan, was sick with the flu on Thanksgiving Day.  Angry with the amount of leftovers I had, my daughter, Sarah and I went about doing chores, and being quiet as not to disturb him.  The fever that consumed his body was quite amazing.  I kept him covered […]

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Sarah Veilleux

I’m not one to brag, but it’s amazing to look back over the past four years and realize that my children have had as much of an impact on our rescue efforts as I have. With regard to Sarah, at first, letting go was hard for her. She would say goodbye, one dog at a […]

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BoBo Gives Back

Written by Laura Leigh Burke Sometime in 2011, my Facebook feed introduced me to the Dog Liberator with the story of Chance (Rhys).  I remember reading his story and sobbing at my computer desk.  I could not comprehend how anyone could do such a thing to any living creature but I was so happy to […]

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Leonard Sharp Needs Our Help

  We have a FRIEND in need.  His name is Leonard Sharp.  Ohhh, you may know him just as “Leonard” . . . .but he is a dear friend to all who know him.  He is a crusty, old, retired Army pilot but a pussy cat, really, especially to the animals.  Last weekend, Leonard’s house […]

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Prayers for Paul

Ron & Dawn Sweeney have been very active in our rescue for many years.  They adopted Bling, now Nougat in 2010 and then Noah, now Cooper.  I can always count on their support.  Recently they have been donating Baseball tickets for TDL to Auction, and during Earth Day, Dawn made home made doggie treats, they […]

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The Wilson Pack

On November 24, 2009 a gorgeous Aussie boy, that I named Cool Hand Luke, was surrendered to me by his owner. After he was vetted and neutered, on November 29th, I posted his photos on Facebook.  I immediately received an email from the Wilson Family.  They dropped everything and drove to my home me meet […]

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Let it Go – Stop Feeling Sorry For Your Dog

This article explains why it is unhealthy to pity or feel sorry for your dog. No matter what your dog has been through, pity will create behavioral issues. This article explains that most dog-owners, especially those who have adopted a rescued dog, don’t realize that feeling sorry for your dog does emotional harm. All Dogs Should […]

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Sophie’s Choice

It has been the week of gift-giving for The Dog Liberator.  I want to thank all of you.  I sit here at my desk pounding away all day long, and many times I really do feel alone.  But the Fedex and UPS trucks have been rolling in with wonderful surprises, and the emails of donations […]

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Volunteer Spotlight on Jackie Duenas

  Jackie Duenas has always been the “can do” contact for dogs in the Miami-Dade area.  Every time TDL wanted to rescue a dog from the Miami-Dade shelter, it felt like pulling teeth!  The shelter itself has gone through many administrative and procedural changes, and we can tell the difference.  Their protocols lately have produced […]

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Volunteer Spotlight on Mariacristina Nieves

When I was first contacted by Maria to foster, we didn’t know each other very well, but I had an idea that her pack could help a lot of rescued dogs feel at home, and that’s exactly what happened.  Her pack has a playful yet calming energy that is perfect for fostering.  What I admire […]

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Volunteer Spotlight on Dawn Chapelle

Dawn is originally from Ohio but lived and worked in St Petersburg, Florida for 25 years until moving to Georgia a few years ago. In 2000, she took an evening class to obtain a certificate for “Animal Hospital Assistant”.  She quickly realized that the medical field was not her cup of tea but it was then that […]

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What’s New?

We Did It! Not only were we approved by the State of Florida to receive donations, but we have been recognized by the IRS as a charitable organization, i.e., a 501c3 tax-exempt rescue.  Woo Hoo!  This took a lot of work to prepare and file.  I want to thank Jennifer Grady for her help in […]

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Holly Ryerson

After fostering for The Dog Liberator for over a year, Holly Ryerson has decided not to return.  Holly has fostered and re-homed at least 100 pups.  Her professionalism and experience in rescue has been valuable and appreciated.   Because of Holly’s passion, TDL hopes that she remains in rescue in some fashion. Holly has graciously […]

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Marjie Wolfe, Volunteer Spotlight

  I have known Marjie Wolfe for at least ten years now.  Our paths would cross as rescue volunteers. Marjie has been volunteering for her local shelter, taking photos of dogs in danger, and writing about them in an effort to give them exposure.  Marjie’s efforts have paid off, we recently rescued Sherman, Timmy, Justine […]

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Spotlight on Kathy Keith

Born and raised on a rural farm in Northern Alabama, Kathy relates that she has never been without a pet in her life, except for a short time during her military and college years.   Much of her young years were spent growing up with their farm dog Brownie, who was a beautiful, gentle red-haired “squirrel” […]

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Volunteering 101

It’s not just about fostering or doing doggie doo doo duty! When you visit my TDL Peeps page, you’ll see a gallery of photos of our awesome volunteers.  What do they do?   You name it!  No matter how small or how enormous the job is, if you want to volunteer for your local shelter, […]

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The Dog Liberator of Georgia

We are proud to announce that we can rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home from Georgia, in Georgia!  Thank you for all of your hard work, dedication and professionalism! I have been pulling dogs from kill shelters in Georgia for over two years now.  Getting them transported to Florida has always been in a challenge.  Lately, we’ve […]

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Spotlight on Emily Kennedy, the Multi-Tasker

Emily is originally from Portsmouth Virginia, she moved to Florida at the age of 4.   She is currently a Junior in High School, and is dual enrollment, taking college classes (even during her summer break). At the beginning of summer, I found myself slammed with work, and struggling to create a better system.  Emily’s […]

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