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.


the largest of the gang
the largest of the gang

Update:  The pups are eating now, and it’s time for them to see the vet.  They are still coughing.  We will have them examined and let the vet determine why.

You may have seen us last week begging for donations to rescue three collie pups from Athens, Alabama.  The shelter described them as a bag of bones, and even wondered if they would make it.

on transport
on transport

After a few failed transport attempts, they arrived thanks to hard working volunteers!  They are incredibly scared and wouldn’t eat for a few days, but they are eating now.  They are emaciated and they are coughing, so they won’t be ready for adoption… well, until they’re ready!  But we sure can follow their progress!

Alfalfa is the largest of the gang.  He is coughing and is very shy.  We will be sharing more photos on Facebook shortly.  The shelter explained that these dogs were found in an area of Alabama where Tornadoes had recently plowed through.


07/01/14 Update:  Doesn’t he look like a grey wolf or coyote? He’s adorable, and very much a lap dog now!

"My cough is almost over, but I'm still very skinny."  ~ Alfalfa
“My cough is almost over, but I’m still very skinny.” ~ Alfalfa

Thanks to Laura Burk for taking such good care of our two Athens pups, they are eating, and doing much better. They are not as terrified as they were, and love to be in your lap now!  You can see many recent photos of him on Facebook.

They were cleared from the Vet for now, they had shots to help build their strength, and on several medications. Cathy McIlroy will be fostering them for a while, until they can get their boosters and be neutered.

DSC_1384Alfalfa is a Collie mix, maybe ACD? They are very happy to see people, and are very social!

It’s going to take time for them to be totally healthy, and yes, your donations are greatly appreciated. If you can donate toward their care, please visit


Alfalfa and Spanky Adopted
Alfalfa and Spanky Adopted

07/13/14 Update:  Alfalfa and Spanky were adopted together today by Kathleen of Port Orange!  They will continue to get fattened up a bit, and return for their boosters and neuter surgeries.


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