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.

A Collie Trifecta

A Collie Trifecta

Note: 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.

Bing, Nat and Brenda

Sam Mauldin recently picked up three gorgeous dogs from Craig’s list.  “Is that rescuing?”  You ask?  Yes it is, if the dogs can potentially be adopted or sold prior to spay/neuter.  Today’s average spay/neuter costs at average veterinarians is about $400 or more.  Most dogs that are adopted or purchased on Craig’s list never get spay/neutered.  This increases the puppy population at local area shelters and pounds, and makes our job in rescue even more difficult.  Most of the puppies are picked up as strays, or when the owners can’t “sell” them, they surrender them to the pounds.  Trust me, we just picked up a litter of puppies yesterday that were strays from Hall County Animal Services (Georgia).  If we reduce the number of future unwanted puppies, yes I think it’s rescue!

Because there was no time to spare, I was not aware that Sam was getting these dogs.  She called me on her way home, she surprised me with the news. What an awesome surprise!

All of the dogs are estimated to be 8 months of age, and they are in excellent condition as they were well cared for.  It wasn’t until Sam and I played connect the dots that I realized that I personally know the owner of these dogs.

Bing Crosby, the Pack Leader

While I wasn’t happy that he was giving them away on Craig’s list, I was happy to know their background, which is something we rarely know in rescue.  If you haven’t read my previous posts about advertising on Craig’s list, please review this previous post.

Bing Crosby is a Border Collie/Aussie.  This cross lovingly referred to as a “Bossie” is very sought after in the herding community, and Bing is a prime example of why.  He is an awesome dog.  Loving, easy to train, and affectionate.  Bing does not need a crate because he has such good manners!

Update:  Megan reports that Bing is a playful dog, loves his toys, is extremely friendly, plays really well with other dogs including her little dogs, and walks really good on leash!


Nat King Cole, the Velcro Dog


Nat King Cole is the biggest of the pack.  He reminds me of Frances #29310 and Doc & Wyatt!  He is said to be a Border Collie/Great Pyrenees, but all I see is Border Collie.  He is described as a Velcro dog!

Update:  Nat is very quiet in nature, he likes to sit next to you, and observe what’s going on.  Megan thinks he’s going to be a couch potato!  Nat is playing very well with Megan’s pack.

Brenda Lee is the smallest of the pack.  She too is said to be Border Collie/Great Pyrenees.  She is very shy, but Megan reports that she is quickly coming out of her shell.

Update:  Brenda is very shy but is opening up quickly.  She is learning to play with toys, and Megan wonders if any of these dogs have ever had toys to play with.   Brenda is also playing very well with Megan’s pack.



Brenda Lee is Shy at First


These dogs were all farm dogs, not familiar with being indoor dogs, and not leash trained.  Megan sure has her hands full, but we had to foster them together.  Bing is clearly the leader of the pack, and his calm and outgoing energy is teaching Nat and Brenda that “it’s Okay!”

Updates coming soon, including new photos and video of this lovely pack!

I figure since these three gorgeous dogs are spay/neutered, we just reduced the potential of having hundreds of future unwanted puppies!


You can view their Photo album on Facebook.  If you are interested in adopting, please review Starting your Dog out Right, and Our Adoption Process, then send me an email at

2 thoughts on “A Collie Trifecta

  1. Hi I would like to adopt a female dog and I loved Brenda Lee. I live in apartment but I can walk and play with her every day outside. I have another dog a female shitzu she is a very nice dog. And I have three daughters 12,9 and 5 they love dogs too. I would like to know how much is the adoption fee and what do I have to do?

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