Andromeda ~ Adopted!

This spunky little girl is quite the diva! She loves to be outside and with people that way she can be the center of attention at all times. She is the smartest little girl around and is eager to find her forever home! Andromeda loves to explore, but more importantly she wants to be with you!

If you are interested in this little girl, email us at adopt.thedogliberator@gmail.com!

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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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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The Mixed Breed

Tiny Tim the Corgi-lier (Corgi Cavalier)

Tiny Tim the Corgi-lier
(Corgi Cavalier)

I’ve been wanting to write this post for a long time, but just couldn’t figure out how to explain what it is I want to share.  This post is written specifically for shelters and pounds, and I hope those of you who work hard to save dogs, make sure that my message is delivered to the top of your organization.

It’s all in the label.

A few months ago, we helped a purebred Boxer find a new home. We posted Wrangler through our Canine Connect program, and he was adopted right off of our Facebook post. The problem was after he was adopted, we received about ten requests from qualified adopters wanting to adopt a purebred boxer.  I found that strange since there is a Boxer rescue not far away.

Over the past few months, we received notifications from shelters and pounds throughout the southeast who had advertised a homeless boxer in their care that needs a home.  The problem was every listing showed “mix”. So while I was looking at a photo of a purebred Boxer in their shelter, on Petfinder and other rescue sites, the dog was labeled a mix.

KiKi, the Shorgie (Sheltie/Corgi)

KiKi, the Shorgie (Sheltie/Corgi)

I have spoken to several shelter volunteers and employees about this. Why do you do that? Their answer is very disturbing. If they can’t prove that the dog is a purebred, they can’t mark it down as such.

petfinder CaptureLet me explain something about posting on Petfinder. You have a drop down menu where you insert the dog’s breed. Border Collie!

Then there’s another drop down menu where you can insert a second breed.

Then, there’s a box you can check, mixed breed where the options given are Yes or No!  What shelters and pounds do is automatically check the mixed breed box with the Yes option. Why? Do you know, proof-positive, that this dog is a mixed breed? Their answer is no, but we don’t know proof-positive that it’s a purebred either.

The Borgi Puppies (Border Collie/Corgi)

The Borgi Puppies (Border Collie/Corgi)

My question is, what would it take for you to know proof-positive that it IS a purebreed? Their answer? Papers!

This is not only insane, but it’s hurting the dogs that are truly purebreds.

Katy Perry was adopted yesterday. I am very confident that Katy is purebred. Do I know that for a fact? No. So why would I profess that she is? Because I don’t see anything else. She does not present any other breed.

When I looked at Boo Boo, I saw Aussie, but I knew she was not a purebred, yet I couldn’t put my finger oni t.  After a few days, and hearing Brittney’s opinion, I saw Aussie and I saw Red Heeler, so I labeled her as such.

White Fluffy Puppies (Aussie/Catahoula)

White Fluffy Puppies (Aussie/Catahoula)

I’m not saying that purebreds are more attractive, and I’m not saying that mixed breeds are less desirable, all I’m saying is I am not going to check the mixed breed box with a Yes unless I know it is, think it is, or suspect it is.

Shelters and pounds claim that their hands are tied, and that they are forced to label every dog that comes into their shelter a mixed breed.

So if you’re cruising Petfinder or other rescue sites, and see that nasty little box checked, ignore it. They don’t know, the dogs are strays!

In cases where a shelter receives an owner-surrender. The owner brings in a puppy, and the owner claims it’s let’s say Border Collie. The owner claims it has a male and female Border Collie on the property, the two dogs were breed, and the pup must be a Border Collie. In this case I would agree, if those were the only two dogs the breeder had, and those were the only two dogs on his property the entire time his female was in heat.

Lady Victoria Collie Mix?

Lady Victoria Collie Mix?

In many cases, Hobby Breeders own several different breeds of dogs. If there is a Sheltie or Great Pyrenees on the property, you can’t guarantee that the puppy is a purebred Border Collie. In many cases, what really happened is the breeder whelpt five wonderful Border Collie puppies, and three that were not. One may have looked more like a Sheltie, and two may present Great Pyrenees. Now, the breeder is stuck. The breeder has three pups that he/she can’t pass off as a Border Collie, i.e., the pups have no value, hence they go to the pound.

I personally could case less if it’s a mixed breed, the purpose of sharing this with you is so that you do not look at that box that is checked.  If you are determined to adopt a purebred, use your own judgement, do not rely on the shelter’s assessment, after all their hands are tied.

One of the reason some people love TDL so much is because we do take in the mixed breeds.  Dogs like Kudos just melted my heart.  There’s no doubt when we rescued dogs like Tim TebowTrixie BelleJakeLady TrueloveZiggy, and even Bart, they were all probably labeled as mixed breeds.  Hogwash, and  I will not drink the Kool-Aid!

Tim Tebow and Lady Truelove (Ignore the Box!)

Tim Tebow and Lady Truelove (Ignore the Box!)

Back in the late 90s I was contacted by a lady who had purchased a Border Collie pup, and she could no longer take care of it.  She described the pup to me over the phone, and I wasn’t interested.  She called me day and night, begging me to take the dog.  We went to see her, and as she came out of her house, one look at the pup and I knew it was a Sheltie mix.  Even though I was looking for a Border Collie, my then husband convinced me to take her.  The woman swore that she bought it from a Border Collie Breeder, and met the parents of the pup.  I asked her if there was a Sheltie on the property.  She said yes.  I rest my case.  Did it matter?  Not really, I loved the Sheltie, we named her Mischief and later I found an awesome Border Collie.  It was meant to be.

While we listen carefully to what a shelter or pound shares with us, and we do share that information with you, we also share our opinion with you! We won’t drink the Kool-aid!

Denise Novros sent me this video on Facebook this morning, and it blew my mind! If you volunteer or work for a shelter or pound, you have to watch this brilliant video!

Stinking Cute Pippin Puppies~Adopted

Due to the number of phone calls and emails we have received from shelters and pounds please be aware that Sam Mauldin no longer volunteers for The Dog Liberator. She can not pull, transport, or foster dogs for our rescue.

Paddington, Pick Me!

 

Paddington, the Pippin Puppy!

Paddington’s two littermates, Puddin’ and Pippin have been adopted. The runt of the litter, this little boy is waiting for his forever home!

Click here to see his video!

Click here to view Paddington’s own personal photo album on Facebook!

History:

Stinking Cute Fluffy Pippin Puppies!

What’s a Pippin Puppy?  We’ve named this litter after Erin Pippin who was our only hope at getting them rescued.  These three adorable pups came from Hall County (Gainesville, GA).

Click here to see all of their photos on Facebook.

What are they?  I have no clue!  We have stared at their photos and I met them personally, and I still have no clue!  So I’ve named them the Stinking Cute Pippin Puppies!

Erin Pippin agreed to pull and foster these pups overnight, while Sam Mauldin drove from Gainesville, FL to Atlanta, GA and back!  I then drove from Deltona to Gainesville and brought them to puppy foster, Cathy McIlroy.  These pups must feel awfully special to have a private legged transport arranged just for them!  Cathy reports they are all healthy and doing fine!

If you are interested in adopting, please read Starting your Dog Out Right, and How to Adopt from us, and then email me at thedogliberator@gmail.com

Update:  Cathy reports they have all gained several pounds since they arrived!

Note:  Because of the known dangers when rescuing puppies, TDL has implemented a 10-14 day quarantine for all rescued puppies.  Not only is quarantine a new guideline, but transporting puppies must also be executed responsibly.  Exposing other dogs on a transport, the vehicles of volunteer transporters, including automobiles and private planes is not cool!  TDL is taking extra precaution when rescuing puppies.  These puppies have been under a 14 day quarantine and are now available for adoption!

Special Thanks to Hall County Animal Services for holding these puppies until we could arrange foster and transport.

Pippin was adopted on December 21st, 2011.

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Puddin’ was Adopted 01/02/12

Puddin’ Adopted

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