Dream Dog Search – Getting Started

It’s Match.com for Dogs!

We have a tremendous success rate in matching up the right dog for the right family.  Most of the time, when we get an email from a potential adopter who is interested in Dog A, after reviewing their information, and doing a telephone interview, we learn that Dog B is a better fit.

Founded in the Summer of 2009, and adopting almost 700 dogs throughout the Southeast, our current return rate is less than 1%.

You don’t always get the dog you want,
but you always get the dog you need.

Much to the surprise of many people, we do not use an adoption application, so why use one for My Dream Dog?  We rely instead upon an interview process.

Because we are a small rescue and keep all of our dogs in foster homes, we shy away from forms that tend to emphasis why someone should not have a dog.

The interview process allows us to learn more about our potential adopters and their individual situations, concerns, pros and cons. By knowing more details, we are able to find you that perfect dog, that other rescues might overlook.


We’re small so we don’t need blanket policies that require fences or disallow families with small children or won’t allow senior citizens. We’re focused on bringing together caring people with the right dog.

Whether you are considering an adult dog or a puppy, the first thing you should do is read our article on Starting Your Dog Out Right.  Here you will find not only some good tips but some thoughts to ponder before committing to the responsibilities of caring for a dog.

If you are interested our services, and want us to help you find your Dream Dog, please e-mail us at TheDogLiberator@gmail.com and let’s get the process going! 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,
  • do you own a pool,
  • what you are looking for in a 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,
  • are you prepared to drive to meet your Dream Dog?
  • are you prepared to bring your new dog home if you are approved after you meet one of our dogs?
We need to find out your feelings about adopting a dog with special needs.  We can consult with you regarding adopting a heartworm positive dog, a deaf and or visually impaired dog, a senior dog, etc.  Please let us know if you have any experience in this areas, and what your position is.
We will need details about the pets you already have, the level of energy you are looking for.  Obviously, you are searching for your next Best Friend, and adopting is a huge commitment.
Feel free to search our website, and if you find a dog that you think is close to what you’ve been looking for, let us know!  You can go to the Categories Search feature of our website, and select specific breeds to review.
Email your answers to thedogliberator@gmail.com, and then we’ll go from there!  The more you share the better!

The story, Tale of Two Paths, written by Sheila Coffman, explains on a personal level, why using a professional rescue to identify and find your next Dream Dog is so valuable.

Not all great dogs are within the collie breed.  I’m happy to be expanding, helping dogs get out of jail.  As always, I will be very picky, and take my time by asking all the right questions, to rescue only the best!

Here’s an email I received explaining other rescues’ adoption processes:

Dear Gisele,

Thanks so much for the wonderful site and information you have. My wife and I have been looking for a dog for a few months now to join our family. To say the least it has been a discouraging process. The only places I have looked are petfinder.com and the local pound.

Well, at the local pound you just never know what kind of dog, temperament, and so on you will get. With the adoption groups on petfinder I’ve found that the process has been more of an interrogation than an application. I love what you wrote on your web site when you said: We’re focused on bringing together caring people with the right dog. Thanks for a breath of fresh air. You seem very reasonable and don’t have a laundry list of questions like, “who will brush the dog in the family and how ofter?” No kidding, that was one of the questions on an application I started to fill out as I shook my head in disbelief.  ~John

Visit About My Dream Dog for more information.

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