The Dog Liberator™

The Dog Liberator rescues abandoned dogs throughout the Southeast. Based in Central Florida, this non-profit organization fosters all of their dogs in a home environment. Founded in 2009, all dogs are fully vetted, spayed or neutered prior to adoption. The Dog Liberator focuses in rescuing the herding breed, which consists of Border Collies, Shepherds, Sheepdogs, Aussies, Collies, and Deaf/Blind Dogs.

080113 Freedom Transport

080113 Freedom Transport

Yesterday was a first for me.  I drove to Herndon Executive Airport, and met some very nice people while waiting for our dogs!  I haven’t named them yet… because one dog didn’t make it, and will be on a ground transport next week!

My first dog is a gorgeous young Border Collie girl.  She really reminds me of Mr. Breeze.  Here’s what I just posted on Facebook, where you can see more photos of her.

DSC_0013Transported yesterday from Alabama, this girl reminds me so much of Mr. Breeze and Tobuscus! She probably will top out at 45-50 pounds. She is quiet, crate-trained, not destructive with her toys or her dog bed. She is very shy, but really likes and trusts my daughter, Sarah. Let’s give her a few days to rest and get used to her surroundings! I think she will make a fantastic family dog!

She is being fostered in Deltona, and will be fully vetted this Monday.

 

Next is the cutest little love bug… she really reminds me of Polly Pocket, Blink, and our Pebbles!

sitting with Sarah on the way home!
sitting with Sarah on the way home!

This little one might be two years old, and is a whopping 25 pounds. She adores kids, has a lot of “little dog energy”. She is quiet in her crate, not destructive, food-motivated… I bet you could train this girl to do anything. She’s the type of dog that should be on her own tv show! She is not shy at all like the other dogs. We LOVE her, and she’ll be adopted quickly. She’s ready to go, except for her microchip!  She is being fostered in Deltona as well!  There are more photos of her on Facebook.

And last but not least, this 6-8 month old female.

She looks like an Aussie, but I’m not convinced. She does have a tail, and that happens, but there’s something about her face… I see Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever… is that rare? Yes, but I still see it! And what about those blue eyes? This young girl has totally shut down emotionally. She would avoid eye-contact, freaked out on leash, and freaked out when she entered my home. She was happy to go into her crate, and she is resting.

Eye-Contact, is a great thing!
Eye-Contact, is a great thing!

She did make progress and took hot dog bites from my hand.  After a while, she did take the bone I offered her, and ate some kibble, but she had to feel safe first. This morning when I made eye-contact with her, she wagged her tail! That’s huge! I’ll give her a few more days so I can earn her trust and let her come out of her shell… on her own time. Emotionally, she reminds me of Les Paul. I’m sure she’ll come around.  You can see more photos of her on Facebook.

She will see our Vet on Monday, and all of these dogs are currently being fostered in Deltona.

Special thanks to Pilot, Ed Golly and his team of volunteers, to Becky Harshman who coordinated the rescue, and to all of our wonderful supporters who donated to our Veterinary Care Fund. This is why we need and depend on your help!

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