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.

Boyd – The Adorable Red Border Collie ~ ADOPTED!

Boyd – The Adorable Red Border Collie ~ ADOPTED!
The Permanent Smile!

Boyd is a beautiful Red Border Collie with the most bubbly personality. He is active and playful, but doesn’t have the “In your face” drive that is common with most Border Collies. Honestly, it just seems like everything excites him. Going outside, WOOHOO! Coming back inside, WOOHOO! Making Dinner, WOOHOO! Playing with the other dogs, WOOHOO! Given his past, it doesn’t surprise me that he gets so happy about doing things. You see, Boyd has spent his entire life outside chained in the yard. When his owners finally surrendered him to the Brevard County Animal Shelter, he was so covered in ticks and sand spurs that he had to be shaved to ensure the risk of tick paralysis was gone.

Because of this, he has a bit of a “Lion Cub” look to him right now. Having two red border collies of my own, I am thoroughly enjoying watching his hair grow in. I may be biased, but I think a red border collie is one of the most beautiful dogs around.

Seriously, How Cute Is He!?!

Boyd is around 1 year old, and weighs 43lbs. He is light heartworm positive, for which we have already started his slow-kill treatment. Given his “light” positive status, we expect he will be heartworm negative within 12 months (possibly a lot less), with only his regular, once a month Heartgard. Boyd gets along with all of my dogs, and my dogs absolutely love him! He is very playful and has the soul of a puppy. He is just so happy to be in a home where people love him. He is very loving, he calms right down the second you are giving him some loving. He will just sit right beside you (or on your lap) and let you pet him forever. We were also informed that Boyd lived in his previous home with a cat.

UPDATE 12/31/11: Last night, Boyd met my 6 year old nephew, and was an absolute angel with him, even with my nephew hanging from his neck and telling him to “Go catch Chopper and bring him over here” So it’s safe to say that Boyd has officially been kid-tested/foster-approved!

UPDATE 01/07/12: Boyd is doing so well! I know I sound like a broken record, but he is just such a HAPPY dog. This weekend he met our newest TDL dog Heath, after a proper introduction, he was playing outside with him in a matter of minutes! The two of them got along so well, it’s a shame we weren’t able to foster Heath, because they would have been the very best of friends.

"I'm such a good boy"

UPDATE 01/09/12: I’ve had some time to sit down and think about what I would like in an adopter for Boyd. So here goes… Boyd adopter should be a family that is looking for the perfect companion, who will be there whenever you need to cuddle or want to play. Boyd would love a home where he can run and jump around in the yard, and get all kinds of attention from the neighbors, friends and family. He would also do well in an active family, a family that likes to take long walks, jog, go on bike rides, then come home and snuggle on the couch. I’ve had a LOT of dogs that liked the couch, Boyd’s GREATEST joy in life is snuggling up on the couch trying to find that perfect spot. I hope, if you are reading this, you are sitting there right now and thinking, he’s talking to me. I’m all of those things. Well if that’s the case, please get in touch with me because Boyd is the perfect dog for you and your family!


UPDATE 01/28/12: ADOPTED! Boyd was adopted by a wonderful couple from Jacksonville. Barbara, Kevin, and their beautiful Golden mix Sydney are looking forward to showing Boyd a wonderful life! I can’t wait to hear all about how Boyd is doing with them. Jacksonville, Welcome your newest Dog Liberator dog!


I am currently fostering Boyd in my Kissimmee home. For more information about Boyd, or if you would like to set up a meet for Boyd please contact me at

We have many more photos of Boyd on his Facebook Photo Album

5 thoughts on “Boyd – The Adorable Red Border Collie ~ ADOPTED!

  1. oh my gosh he is my dream ”a red BC just what i want & he would be soo loved’ if i lived near you i’d would get him and love him too much ‘ i have a 4 yr old golden and take her all over to hike swim walk run and all of the kittenkabootle’ she would adore him ‘ please get hima GREAT home ‘ i live on 3 acres near a river and take me dog for miles to hike & am with her 24/7 ‘ my golden is the love of our lives ‘ & so would Boyd Be” So i am so hoping he gets the right home good luck !!give him hugz and huge kisses…PollyB from canada BC

  2. Watching this Cool little dog. He’d be the perfect buddy for Flynn (a TDL dog too). Just enjoying the 1 dog thing, for now. He’s very tempting though. Someone will be truly Lucky!

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