Spotlight on Vicki Truelove

Vicki Truelove began training dogs when she was born! That’s right, she was given a purebred collie pup as a present the day she came home from the hospital. She and Rex were inseparable and they say she was giving him commands at age 3 and he always obeyed. The grandparents told stories of the […]

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Khaz Brooks, Atlanta’s Dog Liberator

  Khaz was born and raised in suburban Kennesaw, Ga, and graduated from Kennesaw Mountain High School, where she played in the high School drumline.  Though she now resides in Atlanta, she still attends Kennesaw State University and plans to graduate in the fall of 2012 with a degree in Forensic Anthropology. Growing up petless […]

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Spotlight on Sarah White

Sarah was born in Richmond Virginia and went to college in Newport News Virginia (Christopher Newport University). She has one sister who was married last May.  Sarah is in Virginia right now, and getting married this May 21st.  She writes, “my parents continue to be my greatest support, and they also follow The Dog Liberator […]

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Spike’s Miraculous Journey

  Spike’s Story, by Darcy Heston A few of you might remember this beautiful baby boy named Spike.  He was inmate number A12258259 at Hall County, Georgia doggie pound.  Spike has an amazing story to tell and I can tell you, I couldn’t be more thrilled and overjoyed with the outcome! I posted Spike and […]

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Spotlight on Mark Whalen

Mark Whalen lives in Clearwater with his wife Leslie.  He is a father of two grown boys.   A disabled Navy vet, Mark grew up in western New York in a farming community where he worked on his family’s farm and local farms during the summer.  Currently, Mark lives on five acres and owns three dogs; Hershey, […]

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Webmanna ROCKS!

Thank you Webmanna and Andrea for our New Website!

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Aloma Jancy Animal Hospital

Aloma Jancy Animal Hospital is one of our primary veterinarians. W e have been so blessed by them! Dr. Murray is the lead vet. A very knowledgeable and caring man, he truly loves animals. I remember seeing a young woman come in with a pet in a small carrier. Genuinely concerned about her animal, he […]

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Pilots N Paws

As you know, most of our dogs come from rural kill shelters in Alabama and Georgia. It isn’t easy getting them here. So many people are involved: the folks who first let us know about them; volunteers who physically go to the shelters and pull them; locals who open up their homes to foster until […]

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Spotlight on Val-U-Vet of Deltona

Less than a year ago, someone recommended that I introduce myself to Val-U-Vet in Deltona. Driving dogs back and forth to affordable spay/neuter clinics was becoming a nightmare. After talking with Val-U-Vet’s corporate office, we agreed on pricing for services, and defined what my standards would be for every dog that came into their office. […]

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Volunteer Spotlight on Lynne Deal

I received an email from Lynne Deal in December of 2009. She was captivated by one of my rescued Border Collies, Chelsea. Chelsea was pulled from the Humane Society of Camden County, Georgia. Along with Chelsea, I pulled a Sheltie named Brooke. I had never met or spoken with Lynn Deal, yet she sent me […]

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Volunteer Spotlight on Tom Mueller

This will be the first of many spotlights to come. The purpose of these posts is to introduce and recognize our wonderful volunteers, the first being Tom Mueller. Tom Mueller literally fell out of the sky. I can’t remember how he first found us, but his active involvement started when he volunteered to help Ghost, […]

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Fostering for TDL

Every day there are thousands and thousands of dogs needing homes. We have to make ours stand out, and we do that by providing all the details that we can. It is why we do not aspire to ever have a shelter, but to remain a network of fosters. Only fosters can provide intimate details […]

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A Very Special Thank You to our Volunteers

Every once and a while, either when things get slow, or before things become crazy, I stop and think about how all of this started, where it’s been, where it is, and where it’s going. I do a comparison from then and now, and marvel at how much has been accomplished in such a short […]

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An Afternoon with the Riglers!

The purpose of the visit was to educate all of us on how to identify a potential disc dog. Jason provided us with a lot of information, and together, he and Andrea showed us how to get a puppy interested in the disc when they are very young. So while Holly will be putting together […]

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Olivia Frost Helps the Dogs!

Olivia Frost, a photographer, came over last week and offered to take photos of some of our dogs. Can’t wait for her to meet up with our Lindsey Mains and take photos of her pack. Olivia’s work is spectacular, and we all thank her for helping us! China Lady Di Crystal To contact Olivia, you […]

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Caitlin Rescues the Rescuer!

You can visit and follow Caitlin on her new blog Caitlin, On Mission My Mom and Gisele Veilleux run a dog rescue called The Dog Liberator that saves death row dogs throughout the Southeast. Gisele, the founder of the rescue, needed some serious help. She has been so busy launching this rescue, that she found […]

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Terry Watts Searches for Answers

Last week, I introduced you to Hope Master, today, I introduce you to Terry Watts from the Panama City, Florida area. I post this not out of design, but out of necessity because Terry has asked for our help. Who is Terry Watts? Here is the short list of dogs that she has either pulled, […]

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Hale County Humane Society, Alabama

You may or may not be aware that many awesome dogs were sent to us by Dee Sullins, Director of the Hale County Shelter, for example, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, blue-eyed Natalie, Sir Winslow and recently Holly’s White Fluffy Puppies. I had the pleasure of visiting this state-of-the art shelter. Because I’ve had a first-hand […]

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Professional Groomer Erika Elfstrom Joins the Team!

When I called Erika and discussed Frances’ condition, she shuffled her schedule and came over to meet him the next day. She not only spent hours with Frances, and educated me throughout the entire grooming process, but she managed to bathe Diego as well… in the middle of a thunder storm no less. Driving back […]

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Just Showing Off a Bit!

With a probable 18 successful adoptions for the month of January, we wanted to celebrate. Serena brought over her Mia Hamm and we had a little fun! I think it’s very fitting for Mia to be one of TDL’s mascots, don’t you? Look closely, you’ll see several times that Mia wanted to give ME the […]

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