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.

Our Mission

Our Mission

Mission Statement

The Dog Liberator is a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing homeless and abandoned dogs, primarily dogs from high-kill shelters and owners who can no longer care for them. By working with committed volunteers, local veterinarians, trainers, and foster homes, we are able to rescue hundreds of dogs every year.

From June of 2009 to date, we have rescued, rehabilitated, spay/neutered, and re-homed over 2,000 dogs throughout the Southeast.

Our dogs are fostered in a home environment which enables us to evaluate the dog’s true temperament, provide them with loving temporary care, and find them well-matched, carefully screened homes. We also serve as a resource to our community and all pet owners by providing education and information on responsible pet ownership, including the importance of spay/neuter, positive behavior training, and good nutrition. Our dogs are examined, vaccinated, micro-chipped, spayed or neutered before they are re-homed.

The Dog Liberator continues to focus on rescuing herding dogs. Herding dogs have specific needs, both physical and mental, and when adopted into the wrong environment, they can develop behavioral issues. Herding breeds consist of Collies, Border Collies, Australian Shepherds, Shetland Sheepdogs, and herding mixes.

The Dog Liberator prides themselves on rescuing and adopting deaf/blind dogs and shy fearful dogs that are at high risk for euthanasia.

Activities & Services:

• Rescue and Re-Home Adoptable dogs from kill-shelters.
• Rescue and Re-Home Adoptable dogs from owners who can not afford to care for their dogs, and offer spay/neuter to prevent future unwanted litters.
• Rescue and Re-Home Dogs from Puppy Mills and Hobby Breeders, and attempt to Spay/Neuter Dogs used for Breeding to prevent future unwanted litters.
• Foster dogs in a home environment to prevent the usual trauma associated when sensitive and intelligent dogs are placed in a shelter environment
• Evaluate the dog’s temperament so it can be matched with suitable adopters and re-homed.
• Alleviate canine social issues by consulting with professional animal behaviorists.
• Address the dog’s medical needs, and ensure that all dogs are vaccinated, micro-chipped, spayed and neutered.

Future Goals

Focus on Education:
• Spay/neuter
• Promote Adopting Homeless Dogs
• Re-homing Deaf/Blind Dogs
• Black Dog Syndrome
• Re-homing Heartworm Positive Dogs
• Puppy Mills
• Increase Wellness by Sharing Diet Options
• Offer Behavior Modification Options and Techniques.

Promote Volunteering:
• Identify, mentor, and support fosters so that they can create their own successful rescue.

Community Programs:
• Create curriculum for children to learn about responsible pet ownership, rescue, and the importance of spay/neuter. Mentor children who want to foster, and participate in adoptions. This program can be made available to schools, church groups, youth groups, scout programs, and other community groups. Children who complete the program will receive a certificate of community service hours served.
• Encourage supporters to nominate citizens who need financial assistance for spay/neuter.
• Encourage supporters to nominate citizens who need assistance with catastrophic veterinary bills.
• Create a Seniors for Seniors program where senior dogs can be adopted by senior citizens at no cost. Create a Adopt a Vet program where Military Servicemen can adopt a dog at no cost. Generate adequate funding to cover the cost of monthly and yearly veterinary care for the dog.

Networking:
• Continue to increase relationships with Veterinary Clinics and share the importance of rescue.
• Continue to increase relationships with Professional Trainers and Behaviorists.
• Continue to seek out Professionals who specialize in training dogs for a specific purpose, such as Bug Dogs, Search & Rescue, Bomb Sniffing Dogs, Performance Dogs, Therapy and Canine Companions, in an attempt to find jobs for high energy dogs.
• Continue to utilize internet programs to achieve our mission, including the use of web-cam, social media, internet websites, blogs, and other forms of technology used to increase communication and awareness.
• Sponsor a minimum of one annual reunion for professionals, adopters and volunteers.

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