Yard Crashers Wanted

Phase 4:  We would like to provide extra seating and shade for our future adopters and volunteers.  We will also purchase a baby pool and other fun things for the pups!

Phase 3:  We need help fixing and replacing our sprinkler system to maintain the work we have done.

Phase 2 Submitted:  This morning, we submitted a proposal for a grant to install a wooden privacy fence, to help keep our dogs safe, and to make training deaf/blind dogs much easier (reducing distractions).  Wish us luck!

The old Sand Pit!

The old Sand Pit!

Phase 1 Completed:  Last night, we had sod delivered from Deltona Sod, and my family, along with Franz Johnson and volunteer, Joshua Sosa, it’s almost completely installed.  What a difference.  Lady Di, however, is not happy with the new sod, as it covered her huge sandy spot that she loved.  Oh well!

See all of our before and after photos on Facebook!

Dirty Jobs!

Dirty Jobs!

Over the past few years, dogs have taken turns digging, killing the grass and destroying the grading.  So although I feel bad for Lady Di, our yard was literally being washed away after each thunderstorm!

We feel great that Phase 1 of our Yard Crasher project is almost complete – Sod!

The Fence needs Work!

The Fence needs Work!

Overview:  Currently, we only have a four foot chain link fence surrounding our property, which has seen better days.  Dogs have attempted to climb over it and dig under it.  The fence itself is no longer safe for fearful dogs that try to escape.

The chain link material is also not suitable for rescue, especially when rehabilitating the deaf dogs.  The most important thing to teach a deaf dog is recall, and this is hard to do when the dog is curious about what’s on the other side of the fence.  Therefore a privacy fence would not only keep our dogs safe, it will help us in training our deaf dogs.

We have received two quotes from a local fence company, one totaling over $6,000 for PVC, and the other totaling over $4,000 for wooden.  We are actively pursuing grants to help us afford new fencing.

Since all of our donations support our Veterinary Care Fund, and our adoption fees literally operate  The Dog Liberator, we do not have the funding for this expense.

Over the next few months we will be sharing our ideas to create a a safe and fun environment for our our foster dogs, and a suitable adoption center for our adopters – We are not looking for anything fancy – we just want functional!

History:  We are in the process of getting quotes from fencing and landscaping companies, but you can help!

The Dog Liberator, Inc. was started almost five years ago.  Since then, approximately 800 dogs have been rescued, rehabilitated, vetted, spay/neutered, and adopted.  Approximately 600 of those dogs were fostered by me, in my back yard!  It’s amazing what five years of abuse and neglect can do!  I look back at photos of my yard before I started this thing we call “rescue” and I cry!

We are going to present ideas, and depend on professionals to solve some of our problems.  We need to increase shade, provide comfortable sitting areas for adopters, create a self-watering system, and find things that the dogs will enjoy exploring, including a wading pool!  But first, we need a privacy fence!

Once we have a plan, we will submit proposals for grants and cross our fingers and toes that we are chosen.  If you or someone you know has experience, and wants to submit a proposal for some of these projects, please raise your hand!  Just send us an email at TheDogLiberator@gmail.com

This project will be public, photos will be taken throughout the process!  If you have any suggestions or ideas, send them!

Here are some of the photos that we have found to give us ideas!  If you have any items to donate (used items appreciated) as you do your spring cleaning in your hard, please let us know!  Benches, tables, pavers, pots, dog houses, agility equipment, toys, you name it… we can use it!

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