Why give on Giving Tuesday? – Impact the Future of our Rescue

12179285_10100534612928519_125082904799_nI want to thank Sarah White for writing this plea, explaining how much Giving Tuesday means to us this year.  She has taken the time to explain exactly what your volunteering and donations mean to us.  The truth is, we have always appreciated all of you, your time, prayers, and generosity, this year we are depending on your like never before.  Rescue is an expensive process,  I believe that we will find a way, and with your help, we will not close our doors.  We can do this!  ~ Gisele

Written by Sarah White:

Before we get in to the article, I want to take a moment to thank quite a few important people. First, to all of our volunteers, whether you work from a computer like our social media and database volunteers or are more hands on like our fosters, transporters, and event coordinators, we appreciate all you do and all the ways you make rescue happen!

I would also like to thank our donors, because you make what we all do possible. This year your dollars went toward last minute pulls from shelters, the excellent medical care all of our dogs receive, the food in their bowl, their preventative meds, ongoing medical care for special cases like all of our sweet pups who had skin conditions, special diet needs, and all those dogs who were heart worm positive.

We try to say “thank you” often, but somehow thank you just isn’t enough to express the gratitude we hold for you all.

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Now, Why am I writing? Well right after Cyber Monday is a special day in our rescue and for non-profits around the country. It is called Giving Tuesday and by now you have probably seen a few of our posts on Facebook about it. For those who haven’t heard about it, here is what it is all about:

“We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Giving Tuesday, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.”

So now you know what Giving Tuesday means, but do you know what it means to us?

The funds we raise on this one day are a safety net for the rescue. It provides a fund to go to if  a highly adoptable dog on death row suddenly appears in our inbox on the evening before he is supposed to be euthanized, or if we get a “healthy” litter of puppies whopizap-com14796895259241 show up with parvo. Our Adoption fees are designed to help us cover that dog’s medical expenses and the next dog’s pull with just  a little extra for running costs, like the phone, ink, paper, and website.  The adoption fees are a huge help, but when you get dogs who have conditions, or who take a while to be adopted, (or even scarier, both!) the fees add up and soon it will take 2 or more adoption fees to break even.

We consistantly have some hard blows:  Kennel cough, skin conditions, mange, parvo, heartworm, are just a few.  As painful as it is, sometimes we lose a dog or puppy.  Like with sweet Yogi who required a lot of medical care,  and sadly, in the end we couldn’t save… each time we have bounced back, often only because of generous donors who contribute to the medical care of these sweet and very deserving dogs. We also face increasing veterinary costs, like in fall of 2016 when our rate at the vet doubled. Things were already tight, but when prices double, the number of dogs we can care for is cut in half. This makes your support all that more important.

pizap-com14486751432914This year Giving Tuesday is our lifeline. As many of you know Gisele is not only our president, but our main foster, trainer, point of contact, transport coordinator, and our rescue-guru. She gives her all to keep TDL up, open, and running, so that dogs in need will still have a place to go. As amazing as Gisele is, she can not do it alone. Your donations this Giving Tuesday will allow us to get through December and prepare for another awesome year of rescue, but we won’t be able to do it without you.

So here is what you can do to help.

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1. Share the Link to our Giving Tuesday page and tell your friends why you support us. Did you get your best friend from us? Volunteer with us? Just love our Facebook posts? Everyone has a reason why they are reading this. Ask them to share too!  Here is that link again for easy copy-paste:  http://givingtuesday.razoo.com/story/Dog-Liberator

2. Donate if you can – I recognize not everyone is able. Christmas is a tight time of year, so if you can’t do Giving Tuesday, consider signing up for our Promise program. You can commit to give monthly in increments as small as $5. If you can donate you can do so on our Giving Tuesday page or, just click the PayPal button at the bottom of the post.

bcyEbXAdi3. Volunteer – We always need reliable volunteers. If you want to foster for us, transport, work on a computer, or have a great idea for a unique way you might be able to help, just email us.

dog_shopping4. Shop – Whether it is getting your dog a special gift like a Pack Pack, or just doing your holiday shopping through Fundinco or Amazon Smile, you can support rescue. In fact shopping through Fundinco and Amazon Smile on Amazon is like a free donation. it costs nothing extra to you and a percentage of your purchase goes to rescue. There are lots of ways you can shop and support rescue!

So often we say “we can’t do it without you” but now, more than ever, it is true. We have helped over 1000 dogs find their forever homes, and we can’t wait to break 1000! Please, help us pave the way.

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Gracie Belle ~ Adopted!

13330972_10154046265214792_7469467018457878408_nFrom Gracie Belle’s current owner:

In November I rescued a purebred 3.5-year-old female border collie with papers from a breeder that was looking for a home for her or was going to send her to a rescue group. Gracie had been born at the breeders and they kept her for breeding purposes. She had 4 litters of pups by the time she was 3. Although she lived in clean conditions, she had never been in a house, taken anywhere, or spent quality time with people. I adopted her with the intention of having another dog as a companion for my other rescue who is a border mix, Daisy. Unfortunately, Daisy is a border collie white Shepard mix and turns out to have the strong Shepard traits in that she does not get along with other female dogs. Daisy has started a couple of fights with Gracie and I can’ t seem to break her of doing it, so at this time I need to find a home for Gracie.

After adopting her I found out that Gracie is heart-worm positive. In fact, she was probably heart-worm positive when she had her last litter of pups! I have started her on treatment and it should be finished about the end of May. Once that happens I will need a new home for her. At that time, she will be up to date on all shots, heart-worm free and I will then have her fixed before allowing her to be placed.

Although she is a purebred border and has the classic Border collie markings she is NOT a typical border. She is timid. She does not play ball or games and does not show any interest in them. She will not herd sheep, (unless she is with my other dog Daisy while herding, otherwise she shows no interest at all.)

Gracie is very quiet and very timid since she had minimal interaction with people since birth and no outside experiences.She was used strictly for breeding. Although I have been working with her she is still timid. She is very sweet and a cuddler and just wants love and attention but is also happy just to be in the room with me.She is housebroken and has no bad habits that I can see.

She does very well on a leash and is good with people and other dogs, although a noisy family with kids could be intimidating to her. I don’t have young children so I don’t know how she would be with them. She gets along with my other dog Daisy but Daisy is the problem not Gracie.

She would be a great dog for people who want the Border collie looks but not the active personality. She has no bad habits except she loves to carry shoes and socks around. She doesn’t chew them, she just carries them.

She would also be wonderful for an older person or couple that would love to give her attention and love and wants a quiet loving pet.

Once she is available for adoption she will be clear of heartworm, fixed and up to date on all shots.


Gracie will be located in the Deltona, FL area. We will post more Photos on Facebook and updates once she arrives at TDL.

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6/19/16 Update: It is official. Gracie has left the building with Charlie, a 20 year veteran who served two tours in Vietnam! Gracie’s adoption is not quite our typical story.

Charlie’s sister contacted us after recognizing that Charlie could use a great companion (he has had dogs all of his life until recently). They asked us to work our magic and let them know if we had small, mature, well mannered dog who wouldn’t jump or bark too much.

Well, Gracie may not be small, but she fit the bill and we did a trial run, to see if she could be the companion/emotional support dog he needed.

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“Looks like the two have become fast friends! I’m amazed at how Charlie get’s up so easily to make sure she is ready to go outside. She sleeps right by his bedside . I think they are connecting beautifully! You are an angel for recognizing how they could work for each other!”

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Shortly after we got the news that it was time to finalize the adoption. A beautiful new friendship and partnership had formed. We believe Gracie had a mission, and thanks to her first rescuer, Karen, she was able to come to us, and we were able to match her to Charlie. It takes a village!

 

 

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14034695_10154264002919792_1143335181680373414_n8/22/2016 Update: Gracie was returned to TDL through no fault of her own. Sadly, Charlie’s health has been on the decline, and taking care of a dog became too much for him and for the staff at the facility he lives in. She was able to share a lot of happy times with him while they were together, though. <3

In happier news, Gracie wasn’t with us but a couple of days. She was adopted by Wendy and Michael of Sarasota. They lost Nico, their BC of 12 years back in February. She was a very special dog, and it was a heartbreaking experience for the whole family. They decided to wait until the end of the summer to start looking for a new dog…and voila, there was Gracie! Right on time. There will definitely be lots of updates and photos, as they are Johannah’s (Alfie’s mom’s) parents!

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Ms Macaulay ~ Adopted

13268486_10154040857284792_8488673687990448536_oThis poor sweet girl was abandoned by her family. They moved away, and left her behind to fend for herself. As you can see her coat is severely matted, and the light has gone out of her eyes.

As we all know, dogs are stronger and more forgiving than most human beings. With love and care, we can help her regain her health and her trust in people, but we need your help.

She is a purebred sheltie and is estimated to be between 3 and 5 years old. Please take a moment to donate to our vet care fund, so we can help this baby, and many others!  Thank you so much. More photos and updates on this Sheltie girl coming soon! ♥ 13308466_10154040857279792_1029018648060403081_o

Once Macaulay is ready, she will be available for adoption. If you are interested in being considered for Ms Macaulay please read Our Adoption Process, answer the questions presented, and email us. You can also Check out her Photos on Facebook!

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6/3/16 Update: So we shaved Macaulay down and discovered this sweet little boy was actually a sweet girl! Life is rough when you are so matted down that we can’t tell what gender you are! That being said, Macaulay is looking a lot more comfortable now and has arrived with TDL!

 

7/4/16 Update: Happy 4th for Ms Macaulay. Ms. Mac was adopted by the Berdeauxs of Port Orange. They recently lost a dog and their other dog was very sad and lonely. Looks Mac is fitting right in with her new family. Congrats!

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Yeti – The “Adorable Snowman” Sammy mix ~ Adopted!

13233120_10154011541999792_1089325939904757472_nYeti is a 2 year old 55 lb Samoyed mix. He came to us as a stray. He’s a very sweet and gentle boy!

Yeti is housebroken and has good indoor manners. He’s not at all destructive. He plays nicely with other dogs, but he doesn’t like sharing his food!

This adorable snowman is located in Deltona, FL. Check out his Photos on Facebook!

If you’d like to be considered for Yeti, please go here to learn all about Our Adoption Process. We don’t use a traditional application, but we would like you to answer a few questions so we can get to know you better.

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5/27/16 Update – This week Yeti was adopted out but unfortunately he didn’t get along with his Bunny Siblings. He does have some prey drive, and will need to be placed in a home without cats, rabbits, hamsters, or other small mammals.  Yeti is a very sweet boy who deserves a loving home to call his own!

6/5/16 Update –  A little more info on Yeti! Yeti is generally quiet, he will bark if there is good reason (or if the pack claims there is) but is not an over-barker.  He is not a needy dog. He likes being petted and getting attention but doesn’t demand it.

When he changes environments he needs a few days to adjust and by adjust I mean he becomes introverted and insular for a few days, keeping to himself, until he has observed the new place/people/rules/expectations and feels comfortable. Then he bursts back into his big smiley self.

He loves to patrol the yard and house, just to make sure all is well… well, and to look out for his arch nemesis, the lizards. He is currently underweight but we are working on that. He responds very well to verbal commands and verbal correction and all in all is a great buddy.

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6/28/16 Update:  Yeti is going home! He was adopted by Alyson Palmer and her Fiancé of Gainesville, FL. Congratulations to them all!

 

 

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Fabio ~ Adopted!

13177473_10208401643494093_7266090172525329796_nFabio lives up to his name! Long flowing locks, soulful eyes, a real dreamboat. 😉 And at only 20 lbs, he’s travel-sized!

Check out his Photos on Facebook!

If you’d like to be considered for Fabio, please go here to learn all about Our Adoption Process. We don’t use a traditional application, but we would like you to answer a few questions so we can get to know you better.

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13230132_10154011562794792_7530346380314706586_n 5/15/16 Update: Fabio was adopted by the Millers of Plant City, FL. He will be sharing his new home with their mini dachshund and their other Sheltie! Congrats, Fabio!

 

 

 

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Mr. Smee ~ Adopted!

 

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  Meet Mr. Smee! This sweet little guy is around 7 years old. He’s a very good boy! He’s crate trained, quiet, great with dogs, kids, and men, and probably cats, too! He came to us with Peter Pan.

We will be updating his Photos on Facebook as we get to know him better.

 

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If you’d like to be considered for Mr. Smee, please go here to learn all about Our Adoption Process. We don’t use a traditional application, but we would like you to answer a few questions so we can get to know you better.

 

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5/22/16 Update – Mr. Smee was adopted by the Saucier’s of Palm Bay!

 

 

 

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Peter Pan ~ Adopted!

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Peter Pan is a very sweet 2 year old Yorkie Poodle mix. Like his buddy Mr. Smee, he’s crate trained, quiet, great with dogs, kids, and men, and probably cats, too!
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We will be updating his Photo Album on Facebook as we get to know him better.


If you’d like to be considered for Pan, please go here to learn all about Our Adoption Process. We don’t use a traditional application, but we would
like you to answer a few questions so we can get to know you better.

 

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5/22/16 Update! – Peter Pan was adopted by the Frochio family of Casselberry Florida! Congratulations to them all!

 

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Malcolm ~ Adopted!

12938280_10153930129354792_287939008352803064_nMalcolm (formerly known as Jake) is a 2 year old purebred male German shepherd. Malcolm does well with other dogs and would do well with another social dog.

Malcolm is a big boy and is housebroken and leash trained. He could use some additional obedience training to work on some additional basics.

Check out his Photos on Facebook!

If you are interested in being considered for Malcolm please read Our Adoption Process and answer the questions presented in the article.

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4/18/16 Update: Malcolm was adopted by the Fourari family of Tampa. Congrats on your new home!

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Flynn ~ Adopted!

12144662_10153509944574792_8371856800179336767_nFlynn is coming to us to find a forever home.  He is incredibly smart and is easy to train (Who says deaf dogs don’t listen? [Read More]). Flynn is devoted and loyal and could easily be someone’s best buddy. He is also quiet and did we mention, house broken? He’s got that down pat. It’s time for Flynn to have a forever family all his own, and we are looking for just the right person for the job. Does that sound like you?

12122714_10153522800104792_1299266316807842049_nFlynn is in Deltona, FL and yes he is available for adoption! He is approximately 3 years old and 50 lbs. He is also deaf but that doesn’t hold him back in the least. Interested in becoming his family? Check out Our Adoption Process and answer the questions in email. 

Check out his Photos on Facebook!

12021946_10206737196283953_2115093453_nFlynn (aka John King) can’t wait to meet his next best friend(s)

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3/31/16 Update: Flynn was adopted by the DeRosa family of Florida! Congratulations to them all.

Little Bowie ~ Adopted

Little Bowie (2)Little Bowie is an 9 week old male Chihuahua/sheltie mix and is one of the 4 Bowie pups.

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1/11/15 Update Little Bowie was adopted by the La Torre’s of Ormond Beach! Woo hoo!Little Bowie

Little Ziggy ~ Adopted

Little ZiggyLittle Ziggy is an 9 week old male Chihuahua/sheltie mix and is one of the 4 Bowie pups.

Check out his photos on Facebook!
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1/30/16 Update: Little Ziggy has been adopted by the Young family of Satellite Beach, FL!

Major Tom ~ Adopted!

mojor tomMajor Tom is an 9 week old male Chihuahua/sheltie mix and is one of the 4 Bowie pups.

Check out his photos on Facebook!
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If you are interested in being considered for Major Tom please read Our Adoption Process, answer the questions presented in the article, and send your answers to the email listed in the post.mojor tom (2)

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1/31/16 Update: Major Tom was adopted by the McDonnells of Daytona Beach! Congrats to you and your new family, little guy!

Stardust ~ Adopted!

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Check out her photos on Facebook!
Check out their Group Album on Facebook!

If you are interested in being considered for Stardust please read Our Adoption Process, answer the questions presented in the article, and send your answers to the email listed in the post.

 

 

1/29/16 Update: Stardust was adopted by Sydney Flanigan of Coco Beach, FL. Congratulations to them both!

Silverbell ~ Adopted!

1656020_10153660023114792_4678231249054007466_n Silverbell is a stunning 2 year old Border  Collie and Hound mix. Her foster family saved her from the streets and got her healthy. She is fully vetted and doing great now! At 30 lbs, she’s quite petite. We think she’s mixed with hound, as her legs are quite long and her ears are floppy.
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 If you’d like to be considered for this lovely girl, please Click here to learn all about our adoption process.
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12523110_10153718346399792_5278098796790974725_n1/23/16 Update: Silverbell has a great nose. Smaller than a BC. Huge toy and food drive. I love her. Could be SAR… search and rescue. Would be perfect as emotional support, anxiety or depression companion or phenomenal ptsd dog. Great with all dogs. Loves to play. Crate trained and housebroken

12669438_10153760764409792_4169352371895307848_n2/12/16 UpdateSilverbell was adopted by the McGettricks of Port Orange, FL. They were searching for a friend for their dog, Buddy, after losing their other dog, Taz, and Silverbell fit the bill perfectly! So happy for her and her loving new family.

Macaroon ~ Adopted!

12313752_10153621591104792_3564534226287048082_nMacaroon? He’s a little heartthrob. Here’s what I can share. These four fluff balls are 8 weeks old and from Alabama.

They look like cavalier king charles spaniels but are too large. Some see Saint Bernard but they are too small. Some insist that they are Bermese Mountain Dogs…. still to small. They only thing we agree on is Border Collie mix, especially with their white tipped tails!

Check out his photos on Facebook!

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12/13/15 Update: Macaroon was adopted by the Ryes of Jacksonville! It was love at first sight, of course. Congrats on your new family, boy!

 

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Buckeye ~ Adopted!

12346515_10153620947924792_5586359534642746014_n Buckeye is a sweet little boy! Here’s what I can share. These four fluff balls are 8 weeks old and from Alabama.
They look like cavalier king charles spaniels but are too large. Some see Saint Bernard but they are too small. Some insist that they are Bermese Mountain Dogs…. still to small. They only thing we agree on is Border Collie mix, especially with their white tipped tails!

Check out his photos on facebook!

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12/25/15 Update: Buckeye was adopted by the Jauregui family tonight! They came to meet all the pups, and their sons took to Buckeye immediately. A wonderful Christmas gift for the kids and for that lil pup.

Canolli ~ Adopted!

12308281_10153621601324792_8414185269396944825_nThe largest of the litter.

Here’s what I can share. These four fluff balls are 8 weeks old and from Alabama. They look like cavalier king charles spaniels but are too large. Some see Saint Bernard but they are too small. Some insist that they are Bermese Mountain Dogs…. still to small. They only thing we agree on is Border Collie mix, especially with their white tipped tails!

Check out his album on Facebook!

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12/14/15 Update – Adopted: details to come.

Eclaire ~ Adopted!

12316425_10153621604139792_7348267046429410405_n The smallest of the litter. I love the on and off button she has on her side!

Here’s what I can share. These four fluff balls are 8 weeks old and from Alabama. They look like cavalier king charles spaniels but are too large. Some see Saint Bernard but they are too small. Some insist that they are Bermese Mountain Dogs…. still to small. They only thing we agree on is Border Collie mix, especially with their white tipped tails!

Check out her Photos on Facebook!

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12/13/15 Update! Eclaire was adopted by the Prohaska family of Orlando! They also adopted Theo back in 2010. Theo is excited about his new sister!

Tiana ~ Adopted!

17227_10153590686184792_1539643570910706326_nWhat a doll! We’re not 100% sure what breeds Tiana is, but at 10 lbs, we’re pretty sure she’s NOT part Great Dane! 😉 She is about a year old and looks like a Jack Russell mix to us, possibly with Westie and/or Long-haired Chihuahua. Whatever she is, she’s stinkin’ cute! She does great with other dogs, but she does like to chase the kitties, so a cat-free home would be better for her!

If you would like to be considered for Tiana, please go here to learn all about Our Adoption Process.

Tiana is located in Deltona, FL. Check out her photos on Facebook!

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11/30/15 Update: Tiana was adopted by the LaMees of Daytona Beach. They were heartbroken after the loss of their Jack Russell Terrier, and fell in love with Tiana right away. She will be sharing her new home with a doggie brother! Yay!

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