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.

Banjo the Border Collie Puppy ~ Adopted

Banjo the Border Collie Puppy ~  Adopted
His fur makes a mane around his face

Banjo is one of a litter of four puppies were rescued from a shelter in northern Georgia: Banjo, Bingo, Bongo and Butterbean. The puppies were dumped at the pound by their owner because they “had too many dogs.”  What that means is that they haven’t spayed/neutered their pets and so this is how they get rid of them.  ugh.

The puppies were born around early May.  Banjo is the only one with white socks and a merled mask.  He really looks like a big ol’ teddy bear!  When he first arrived, he was quiet.  Too quiet.  I was really worried about him.  I kept him in a crate apart from the other puppies as a precaution and made him his own bowl of chicken stew so I could track his eating.  The next morning he was looking better.  By evening, he was a happy boy again.  Whew!

Sweet face

I’ll be adding more photos to Banjo’s photo album in the coming days, just as I will be updating this page. I am fostering Banjo in Winter Park. If you think you might be interested in giving him a forever home, please first read our article on Starting Your Dog Off Right,then review our Adoption Process and e-mail the requested information at

August 8th Update:

I’m so happy.  Banjo woke up this morning so energized that I figured he was ready to play with the other puppies.  I was right!  He is the focus of the last quarter of this video.  I love this little teddy bear!

I love his coat

August 12th Update:

My teddy bear has developed quite the little personality!  He loves to play with the rope toy and will trot around the yard proudly with it in his mouth.  Then PawPaw will trounce on him to get it and the wrestling match will ensue!  They look so similar, it is too funny to watch!

It’s so hot today I put a block of ice out for the puppies to play with.  Banjo got it first, but Turtle trumped him!

with PawPaw

August 16th Update:

Yes, I know it was a million degrees outside today, but I decided to get out the agility tunnel any way and introduce Banjo and PawPaw to it.  After all, I figured that it would take a few days to get them comfortable with it.  Silly me!  They were both amazing!  Banjo cracked me up, though: when he was done, he hid the ball in the sweet potato vines!  lol

August 23rd Update:

Newest puppy comforted by Banjo

A friend just asked me, “Why do you think Banjo is the last of your puppies to be adopted?”

My answer? “Because someone has to be! He was almost adopted every time. In fact, he was adopted! But when the people left, I accidentally gave them Bongo. They were half way home when we realized it. At that point they decided it was fate and Bongo was supposed to be theirs. The people who adopted Butterbean almost adopted him, but they’ve always had black dogs and at the last minute decided to get the white littermate instead. And the people who adopted Bingo, well, they didn’t have a choice ~ Bingo picked them!” Peekaboo’s adopter desperately wanted to take him as well, but knew that two dogs would be too much for newlyweds. Everyone who meets him falls in love with him.  If you doubt me, go look at his photo album and read all the comments.  He has his own fan club!  lol

So, never fear. Banjo isn’t the last because there is something wrong with him. Far from it. As Michele posted on his photo on Facebook, “someone does have to be last. Save the best for last!”

Home at last!

August 26 Update:

Today was the day! Today was the day that Banjo found his forever home. As soon as Michelle walked in with her daughter and sister, Banjo knew it was them. He joyfully greeted each and showed them his toys. He even demonstrated how he can chase a Frisbee and ball and not return it! Clever boy!!! I’m so happy with this match. Michelle is wonderful and our boy deserves nothing less! Satellite Beach, welcome your newest Dog Liberator pup!

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