John Mulaney~ Adopted!

 

Named after the comedian himself, John Mulaney the puppy will keep you laughing and smiling all day long with his constant energy and love of life. An energetic puppy, Mulaney loves to run around outside with at least one more dog and loves to “herd” water from a hose. Though due to his age (around 4-5 months), he is still anxious in new places and hesitant to make new friends, but have no fear, it doesn’t take long for him to adjust. Also, puppy training classes are a must! He has a lot of pent up puppy energy and needs to learn how to redirect it in order to be the perfect friend for little children (ie. no jumping on the rambunctious toddlers).

 

 

 

 

When it comes to the end of the day, Mulaney loves to cuddle on the bed or the couch and nestle under the blankets. He is a total lover boy and a real sweetheart. If you want to learn more about this sweet baby boy, email us at adopt.thedogliberator@gmail.com!

Abby-Adopted

Abby is a 9 year old female/spayed border collie who has been around the block and is looking for her forever home. She has been with her foster for a few weeks now and has been determined with the right combination she’d be more than content. As a little background Abby was originally a farm dog and relocated in her later years from a large property to suburban life.

There were many changes that occurred that ultimately her previous owners felt that selfishness set aside, the struggles she had to personally face, rehoming was safest for her. Abby is currently residing with 3 other female dogs and a male indoor/outdoor cat and they get along just fine. As an older girl, Abby is definitely set in her ways, but is willing to make adjustments if need be. Feeding time and food in general are no issues in her fosters home. She LOVES to play ball and interact with you as much as possible. She does not jump or sleep on furniture. She does not touch things that are not hers to play with (I.e. Shoes, clothing, trash, etc.).

She does have some medical concerns (possible seizures), but with her veterinary history it is uncertain at this time. She does not do storms well and prefers to be with you. She is completely house trained and crate trained. Abby, ultimately, if she had to be described in a few words: For an old lady, she is very spry. Abby is a determined (needs some minor reminder, yet understanding pup and she deserves a loving forever home.

Abby would do best in a home with older kids, neutral personality dogs (no young dogs or super playful dogs), cats are okay if they are known to like dogs. We would love someone who understands the determination of border collies  or other breeds of dogs with similar levels of determination.

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Bouncing Buccaneer~Adopted!

Ahoy mateys! Buccaneer is on deck and he is ready to go! A big lover boy, Buccaneer will follow you to the ends of the Earth. Though, don’t expect him to swab the decks, this boy loves his nap time. Always the first to charge into play, but on his terms, otherwise this boy is found directly in your lap.

Check out his Photos on Facebook!

If you’re interested in this boy, check out Our Adoption Process!

6/23/2017 Update –  This Buccaneer has bounced out of here! He was adopted by  Chuck of Clermont, FL.

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Will Turner ~ Adopted!

Suave, handsome, and always ready for an adventure, this little pup lives up to his name. Always seen running and playing with Elizabeth Swann, Will Turner never backs down from playtime and won’t let his bigger brothers push him around!

Check out his Photos on Facebook!

If you are interested in this boy, check out Our Adoption Process!

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6/28/2017 Update! – Will was adopted by Donna of Brooksville, FL. Congratulations guys!

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Calico Jack~Adopted!

A lapdog through and through, this little pirate would rather be on his back getting tummy rubs than storming the Seven Seas! A love bug to the end, Calico Jack can’t resist a pair of open arms or a warm lap to curl up in.

Check out his Photos on Facebook!

If you’re interested in this boy, check out Our Adoption Process!

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6/24/2017 Update! – Ahoy maties! Calico Jack was adopted by the Wolfe family of Maitland, FL.

Tortuga~Adopted!

Port of call? More like pup of call! Tortuga is a sweet lil’ pup who loves to snuggle and watch the action unfold. Always right by your side, Tortuga is the best first mate. Tortuga loves to play, but would rather be snuggled up with you and his favorite little whale.

Check out his Photos on Facebook!

If you’re interested in this boy, check out Our Adoption Process!

6/26/2017 Update: Tortuga has been adopted by Crystal of Ocoee! His ship has sailed to a bright future!

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Black Pearl ~ Adopted!

Just like her name implies, Pearl is just a unique gem. Loyal and loving, Black Pearl will never leave your lap. A little shy at first, Pearl loves to just be held and snuggled with, but watch out, when it’s playtime, all hands on deck.

Check out her Photos on Facebook!

If you’re interested in this girl, check out Our Adoption Process!

 

7/29/2017 Update! – Black pearl has found her family and is fitting in well. She was adopted by _______. Here she is with her big sister!

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Elizabeth Swann ~ Adopted!

Just as the name implies, this little pirate is courageous, beautiful and never one to back down. Elizabeth Swann will swing her way into your heart and make herself comfortable. No matter the obstacle this little girl is ready to face it with poise, grace, and a ready to go rough and tumble attitude!

Check out  her Photos on Facebook!

If you are interested in this girl, check out Our Adoption Process!

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6-28-17 Update! Elizabeth Swann was adopted by Jessica and Jeremiah of Winter Park, FL. Congratulations to them all!

 

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Anne Bonny~Adopted!

What can be said about this little pirate queen? A lot. Whether she’s on deck with her new favorite toy, or bossing her brothers around Anne Bonny always does it with style and grace. She is the best of both worlds, a lover and a player! She is just as happy to be in your lap as she is playing with her siblings, or exploring the great outdoors.

Check out her Photos on Facebook!

If you’re interested in this girl, check out Our Adoption Process!

6/26/2017 Update – Anne was adopted by by the Bumbolow’s of Longwood, FL.

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Black Beard~Adopted!

The mightiest pirate of them all! The master of the puppy dog eyes! This scallywag will steal your heart (and your treats) and smile while doing it! He charges forth in the name of Cuddles, Squeaky Toys, and Belly Rubs! He will never be seen without his trusty first mate, a little blue dolphin!

Check out his Photos on Facebook!

If you are interested in this boy, check out Our Adoption Process!

6/28/2017 Update! – Black Beard was adopted by Nikki of Satellite Beach, FL. Congratulations!

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Treasure~Adopted!

A true find like her name implies, Treasure shines like silver and has a heart of gold! Never one to follow status quo, Treasure strikes out on her own for adventure, glory and gold! This little pirate girl loves to add things to her collection of “booty” such as her siblings collars and forgotten toys.

Check out her Photos on Facebook!

If you’re interested in this girl, check out Our Adoption Process.

 

 

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Captain Hook~Adopted!

From Disney to TDL Hook has swung in and “hooked” our hearts! Don’t let those eyebrows fool you! He’s a lover, not a fighter!

alThough he prefers to adventure by himself rather than with his siblings, who can blame this cutie for wanting your heart all to yourself!

Check out his Photos on Facebook!

If you’re interested in this boy, check out Our Adoption Process

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6/27/2017 Update! – Captain Hook was adopted by Sara of Longwood, FL. Happy sailing, Captain!

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Lovely Lorelei~Adopted!

This sweet little pup charms the moon right from the sky! Lovely Lorelei is always ready for an adventure, and never passes up the opportunity to play with her crew of siblings! Don’t let her small size fool you, this little girl packs quite a punch; whether it is exploring, playing, or cuddling, this little girl wants to be the first to do it all.

 

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6/24/2017 Update – Lorelei was adopted by Lori and Ross of Jacksonville Beach, FL

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Canine Connect: Xassy

  BORDER COLLIE ALERT! We’ve agreed to help find the perfect home for this beautiful girl. She will need to be an “only child” in a home without children or small animals. Xassy has a strong herding drive and would be a great frisbee or agility dog. She is located in Melbourne, FL.  Check out her Photo Album

“Hello, We are trying to find a perfect forever home for my parents’ dog, Xassy (pronounced Zassy). Xassy is a 7 year old purebred border collie from Lock Eye. She is the perfect dog for an only dog family, but should not be placed in a family with other dogs. Xassy is my parents’ dog and they are not able to give her the activity she needs. For health reasons, my parents have had to move in with me and my family (my father is awaiting a kidney transplant and my mother is in a wheelchair and suffers from lupus) .

Xassy does not get along with my family’s St. Bernard- we have tried many options and have had to start alternating which dog is loose in our home. It is breaking my heart to see a border collie in a kennel so much, and my family and dog are miserable having to separate our girl to keep her safe. Xassy is amazing with people. ALL PEOPLE. She is wonderful with children, well trained, phenomenal with a frisbee, and will play fetch all day.

Xassy did not get along with my parents previous dog either. The have tried trainers and a behaviorist as well. She is a wonderful gentle animal with people and will truly win the heart of a family that does not have another dog. I just want the dogs to have happy healthy lives. My father asked my to find a better home for Xassy, so this is all being done at his request with his knowledge. Xassy has never been abused or had a harmful experience. She has always received excellent medical care. She has never bitten any person. Please help me find a home for her.”

If you’d like to be considered for Xassy, 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: Our Adoption Process

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The Edge~ Adopted!

Update: While Edge was adopted and renamed Bowie, he was returned because of a move. He is everything a border collie is supposed to be. Like other dogs, he does have a few quirks that we are working on. Regardless, he is quite a love. Now the wait begins, as we review many emails of interest from potential adopters, we just have to find the right match!

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2016:  The Edge came to us with his two siblings, Wiley and Bono. Although his brother and sister look like Collie mixes, The Edge appears to be almost all Border Collie. We’re guessing that there must have been multiple fathers for this litter! Like his siblings, The Edge is very active and bright. He’s good with other dogs and friendly with people.

If you’d like to be considered for The Edge, 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.

Check out his photos on Facebook!

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Leroy ~ Adopted!

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Leroy is only 5 months old, still just a baby! He is located in Deltona, FL.

 

 

We were asked to take Leroy after his first family dropped him off to be boarded at the vet, and decided they didn’t want him anymore… They surrendered him to the vet clinic, and then Precious Paws rescued him before he was euthanized and contacted us.

Check out his Photos on Facebook!

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If you’d like to be considered for Leroy, 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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Graham ~ Adopted!

15628960_10210397541670300_374076528_o12/18/16 Update: Graham has been very patient, and it paid off! Today he found his home with Bill and Pam Kiefer of Port Orange, Florida!

10/14/2016 Update:  Handsome Graham is back with us. Unfortunately, his owner is moving and is unable to take him along. Graham is a very sweet and happy guy who does well with people and other dogs. He does like to chase the little critters, though, so a home without cats that has a fenced yard would be best.

 

 

Graham's Boo Boo is all better!

Graham’s Boo Boo is all better!

Meet Golden Graham! He was named for his gorgeous coloring and the fact that he was our first rescue that was initiated on Instagram. I’ve been calling him Graham and it seems to suit him well.
Graham was rescued from Miami-Dade Animal Services where he was picked up as a stray.  A big thanks to Jeanette and Patty Duenas for helping us to rescue this doll. He is about 7 months old. Right now he weighs 35 pounds but we expect him to fill out and grow to probably around 50 pounds or so. He’s a little on the thin side right now but I’m working on fattening him up a bit!
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He is super sweet and affectionate. Graham loves to be pet and will beg for more and is also very gentle when taking treats from my hand. He gets along great with my dog and hasn’t bothered with our cats too much. He let me know when he had to go potty last night and hasn’t had any accidents in the house since we’ve had him. He has typical puppy energy and really enjoys running around the yard and playing with our dog.

He was found with a flea color embedded in his skin. The shelter had it removed and he has a sore around his neck that is healing. It doesn’t bother him one bit though! It’s starting to scab up and he’s on antibiotics for a week.

Great in the car!

Great in the car!

Click the link to see more photos of Graham on Facebook.

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Graham has been with us for a week now and is a real sweet boy.  He loves to run and play with our dog and then will sleep somewhere near wherever his human is.  He seems to be very happy and is always wagging his tail.  He loves playing with all of the dog toys and I’ve even caught him with two in his mouth at once so proud of himself.   He hasn’t had any accidents in the house.  I haven’t had him out for a walk yet so I’m not sure how he does on a leash.  I gave him a bath last week and he wasn’t too thrilled but could tell he felt much better afterwards.  His neck that was scabbed over from an imbedded flea collar is almost completely healed.  Graham will be a wonderful addition to his new family.

Collie, Graham, Gets Much needed spa day with James at Newman Vet Deltona

Collie, Graham, Gets Much needed spa day with James at Newman Vet Deltona

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Graham was transported to me in Deltona so Michelle could attend a Disney event!  Woo Hoo!  He is amazing.  His boo boo on his neck is healing nicely.  I thought he would enjoy a spa day at Newman’s via James!  Graham is all puppy and loves to play.  He is incredibly affectionate and great with dogs, kids and cats!  What more could you for?

Graham the Collie moves to Barefoot Bay!

Graham the Collie moves to Barefoot Bay!

09/09/14 Update:  Scott  adopted Graham today! Scott lives in Barefoot Bay, FL and his collie mix died several months ago. Scott told me, “I’m ready!” Scott’s Mom came to meet Graham as well, and she gave him her stamp of approval – but not until the sand hill cranes in my front yard put on a show and danced for about 10 minutes! Can’t wait for Graham updates!

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How to Adopt From Us

Logan the Puppy and the Twins

Logan the Puppy and the Twins

Much to the surprise of many people, we do not use an online adoption application.  Instead, we rely on getting to know you by asking you a few questions in an email, and telephone interview.

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 place dogs into homes that other rescues might turn down, because we already know our dogs. 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 in meeting one of our dogs or learning more about it, please e-mail us at Adopt.TheDogLiberator@gmail.com and let’s get the process going! Share information including:

Your Name
Phone Number
Address including county and zip code
Whether this is a house, apartment, condo, etc
If you rent, do you have landlord approval?
Your household composition
Current and/or past pets
Your normal work schedule
How much time the dog will be alone?
What your yard is like, and do you have a fence and/or pool?
What are you looking for in a dog?
Do you have an exercise plan?
What is your contingency plan if you are no longer able to care for your dog?
Have you or anyone in your family ever been bitten/traumatized by a dog in the past?
Is there anyone in your family, circle of friends, or anyone who lives with you that can decide if you can have a dog in your home?
If you are approved to adopt during your meet, are you ready to bring your new dog home?

We will review your email and and then we’ll go from there! The more you share the better!

Also, for more information about adopting a rescued dog, Please visit Let It Go for details. See more of our available dogs on Petfinder and Nutella!Join us on Facebook to get the latest updates on our rescued dogs.

If you have any questions about our adoption fees, realize that our adoptions fees literally reimburse our Vet for their services, and the expenses were incur when we rescue these wonderful dogs!  For more details, visit our “Hate Mail” post written about comments we have received.

While You Wait
While we are getting to know more about you, take a moment and get to know more about us by reading our reviews by visiting our page on Great Nonprofits.  These reviews were written by our volunteers, supporters and adopters.

Where are you getting your next dog?
If you do not adopt from us, please note that regardless of whether you get your next dog from the side of the road, Craigslist, a breeder, shelter, pound or even another rescue, these are some of the expenses you should be prepared for:

First set of vaccines and basic deworming, including office visit fee   $125
Second set of vaccines and basic deworming,  including office visit fee $125
Third set of vaccines, rabies vaccine and microchip, including office visit fee $150
Spay (for 40 pound dog) including office visit fee Spay $250-$275
Neuter (for 40 pound dog) including office visit fee Neuter $200-$225


Lord NelsonNote:  This does not include any treatment of medications for Kennel Cough, Skin Infections, Parvo Treatment, Dentals or grooming.  This also does not cover any expenses regarding transportation, or boarding.

If you have any questions about our adoption fees, realize that our adoptions fees literally reimburse our Vet for their services, and the expenses were incur when we rescue these wonderful dogs!  For more details, visit our “Hate Mail” post written about comments we have received.


Here’s an email I received this morning about other rescues’ adoption applications:

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

 

Cortez ~ Adopted

14054139_10154249759804792_5009610282058747001_nCortez is one of three little Chihuahua/BC pups who just arrived at TDL. Their mom is a Chihuahua and their dad is Mr. Moonpie, the BC mix (recently adopted through us).

Cortez is the most energetic of the 3 boys!

Please keep an eye on our page for updates!

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If you’d like to be considered for one of these puppies, 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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8/27/2016 Update: Cortez found his family today! Craig and Ali of  Orlando FLorida fell in love with this sweet boy. Congratulations to them all!

 

 

 

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Marty McFly ~ Adopted!

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Marty is an 8 month old border collie boy.

Marty is one lucky boy too. His paws hadn’t even touched down in Florida before he had interest. We are happy to say he has an adoption pending!

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8/20/2016 Update: Marty McFly  found his home with Tammy and Ed Geary of Clermont, FL. What an awesome new family.

 

 

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