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.

Ariel the Aussie ~ Adopted!

Ariel the Aussie ~ Adopted!

Ariel is a beautiful merle Australian Shepherd, approximately 4-years-old. She is an exceedingly gentle dog, quiet and easy going. From the moment she arrived at my home she has been calm, interacting beautifully with the other dogs and puppies.

Ariel spent a three weeks in a kill shelter in Alabama and became quite ill. She was pulled from the shelter by Dale and nursed back to health by Deb. She is none worse for wear as a result of her experience, which says much for these two fine people!

Ariel is very people oriented and will stick by my side in the yard if I talk to her. Of course, she is perfectly willing to go exploring too, so that is a very nice balance. She walks well on a leash and does not pull. She is far more beautiful than her photos portray. Also, she isn’t very big, probably around 35 pounds. She is a delight!

There are numerous pictures of Ariel posted on our Facebook page in her photo album.

27 September Update ~ Adopted!:

Ariel was adopted this evening. Not only adopted, but adopted by one of my favorite people! Joanna adopted Lexie from us in June, Lexie who turned her nose up at everyone she met until the day that Joanna walked in the door. A true match. And this evening there was another true match. Ariel quickly placed her trust in Joanna, and Lexie… well, Lexie is still a puppy. I think she was off in a corner of the yard trying to juggle frogs! Naw, actually she thought Ariel was pretty magnificent too! These are the moments that make rescue special!

September 29 Update:
Ariel did really well on the ride home, she decided to sit on the floor in the back, how she was comfortable was beyond me! I took her to see my boyfriend and she was very responsive to him. He was very amazed at how much Lexie looked like her. I called my parents over when I got home and they were both pretty surprised there was another do, but kept saying how beautiful and well mannered she was (especially with crazy Lexie running all around!) 

Cody, for the first time, bushed his tail and hissed and all Ariel wanted to do was sniff him. Cody’s still trying to get used to her and Lexie has actually kept Ariel away from Cody as if to say, “these are all MY toys and this is MY cat… get your own!” LOL! (I don’t think Cody understands Lexie is a dog and is taken back by this new animal that clearly isn’t Lexie!)

Ariel slept on the floor in Lexie’s dog bed by our bed and Lexie slept in our bed as usual. My mom and dad got her a leash, kennel, and food for me today, but didn’t get it in time to give it to be before Rickey went to work and I went back from lunch, so Lexie went in her kennel Ariel stayed in our room. I got home 4 hours later and no destruction or accidents did I find! Ariel got a bath last night (with Dawn so I could check for fleas). I didn’t see any fleas, but she keeps scratching a lot. She also has not pooped since she’s been with me. I’m hoping she pooped with you and is just trying to get settled! Any ideas?! I am so happy to have found Lexie and Ariel and as wonderful as you are, if I DO see you in four months it will be to visit and NOT adopt, LOL! Thanks for all you do with these dogs, they are all wonderful and loved and trained well! And for that, the adoption fees are well worth it!!

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