Moose, one of Katie’s Pups ~ Adopted

Our last rescue of the year was a group of Border Collies who had been dumped at a shelter in Georgia, several adults and a litter. Katie, a three-year-old, arrived ill so we did not have her spayed right away. By the time she was well again, it was apparent that she was pregnant. In stepped the wonderful Lynne, who offered to foster, whelp and care for Katie and, eventually, her puppies. At the end of January, the puppies were born, 9 lovely black and white wigglers. Sadly, one failed to thrive due to a cleft palate ~ heartbreaking. The remaining 8 grew into beautiful examples of all the Border Collie breed should be! They are truly lovely, 5 boys, 3 girls, all full of vim and vinegar!!! They will be ready to go to their forever homes Easter weekend. Today we will begin to take applications, and then after they are screened, Lynne will set up appointments. We will not be taking applications for specific puppies as we believe that, although you may fall in love with a photo and a description, the only sure-fire way of adopting the right puppy is to show up with an open heart, sit down on the floor with all of them and see who adopts you!

The adoption fee for the puppies is $500. They are being fostered in Clearwater. We do not have an adoption application but instead rely upon an interview process. If you are interested in adopting one of these puppies, please e-mail me at holly.thedogliberator@gmail.com, sharing about yourself. At an absolute minimum, please include the following:

  • where you live,
  • household composition,
  • pets you have and/or had,
  • yard set up and exercise plan,
  • work schedule and amount of time the puppy will be alone,
  • if you rent do you have landlord approval,
  • what you are looking for in a dog,
  • what contingency plans you have in place should you no longer be able to care for your dog.

The more information the better. And there are no “right” answers to these questions. Honest! They just give a place to start in our dialogue. Please include a phone number at which you can easily be reached.

Given that Lynne is the owner of the Corner Bar and Grill in Largo, we thought it amusing to name the puppies after drinks. I asked Lynne to share with you just a bit about each of the puppies:


MOOSE is the biggest pup at nine weeks weighed in at twelve pounds He is the frat boy of the bunch, the one that always wants to play and always jumping on the next guy to get him to play.

He is also the bully when it comes to treats…he takes them away from the other pups and he KEEPS them.  He is very affectionate one on one, likes attention, and has the biggest FEET!

He has a face on his back and two dots on his head, he is the easiest to pick in a crowd.  He play bites gentle and when you pick him up in your lap and kiss him he will bump noses with you. He is not gentle with the other pups.

You can view dozens of photos of Moose from when he was a newborn and today, on Facebook.

Our Post about Heart Murmurs and Hernias in puppies.

Holly’s post on Training Puppies

Announcing Katie’s Puppies in April.

About Katie, her whelping the puppies and her adoption.

The Diary of Katie’s Puppies is a day by day look of the pups as they grew and grew.

Katie’s rescue on New Year’s Eve 2010.

Email us for more information: TheDogLiberator@gmail.com







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