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.

Brandy, one of Katie’s Pups ~ Adopted

Brandy, one of Katie’s Pups ~ Adopted

Our last rescue of the year was a group of Border Collies who had been dumped at a shelter in Georgia, several adults and a litter. Katie, a three-year-old, arrived ill so we did not have her spayed right away. By the time she was well again, it was apparent that she was pregnant. In stepped the wonderful Lynne, who offered to foster, whelp and care for Katie and, eventually, her puppies. At the end of January, the puppies were born, 9 lovely black and white wigglers. Sadly, one failed to thrive due to a cleft palate ~ heartbreaking. The remaining 8 grew into beautiful examples of all the Border Collie breed should be! They are truly lovely, 5 boys, 3 girls, all full of vim and vinegar!!! They will be ready to go to their forever homes Easter weekend. Today we will begin to take applications, and then after they are screened, Lynne will set up appointments. We will not be taking applications for specific puppies as we believe that, although you may fall in love with a photo and a description, the only sure-fire way of adopting the right puppy is to show up with an open heart, sit down on the floor with all of them and see who adopts you!

The adoption fee for the puppies is $500. They are being fostered in Clearwater. We do not have an adoption application but instead rely upon an interview process. If you are interested in adopting one of these puppies, please e-mail me at, sharing about yourself. At an absolute minimum, please include the following:

  • where you live,
  • household composition,
  • pets you have and/or had,
  • yard set up and exercise plan,
  • work schedule and amount of time the puppy will be alone,
  • if you rent do you have landlord approval,
  • what you are looking for in a dog,
  • what contingency plans you have in place should you no longer be able to care for your dog.

The more information the better. And there are no “right” answers to these questions. Honest! They just give a place to start in our dialogue. Please include a phone number at which you can easily be reached.

Given that Lynne is the owner of the Corner Bar and Grill in Largo, we thought it amusing to name the puppies after drinks. I asked Lynne to share with you just a bit about each of the puppies:


Brandy is the tallest, and she has the smoothest coat, but she still has those cute border collie tufts of fur around her ears.

She is the best licker kisser! She likes to run up to you and stand up and her hind feet and ask to give kisses. She likes to sleep in front of the fan. She likes JUMBONES….Maureen brought her some and now I get them for her all the time, mini size!  She is gentle when she does those puppy bites, is curious, smart and good natured.

Dozens of Brandy’s photos can be viewed on Facebook.



Our Post about Heart Murmurs and Hernias in puppies.

Holly’s post on Training Puppies

Announcing Katie’s Puppies in April.

About Katie, her whelping the puppies and her adoption.

The Diary of Katie’s Puppies is a day by day look of the pups as they grew and grew.

Katie’s rescue on New Year’s Eve 2010.

May 7th, 2011 Update:

Today was Brandy’s big day.  Today she went home with the Lancey family!  They have always had Border Collies, and currently have Jessie and Trigger.  However, now 14-years-old, Jessie would rather have another dog to keep 4-year-old Trigger busy. Enter Brandy!  I think they are going to have a wonderful life, don’t you?



April 30th, 2014: It is with a heavy heart that we share about the passing of Brandy, now Tess. Her family writes, “She had a great day a walk play in yard. We were all home. One minute she was running up the steps and within minutes she was laying down in one of her special favorite spots when George noticed something was wrong. She was gone and there was nothing we could do. If love could have healed her heart valve she would have lived a full life. A sweater girl we will never know. She was our sunshine.”

We are so grateful to her family for loving and accepting her, despite her heart valve issue, and giving her 3 amazing years of unconditional love. We are so sorry for your loss.

2 thoughts on “Brandy, one of Katie’s Pups ~ Adopted

  1. wow Lynne what a happy ending! And if that is J.D. beside them he is just INCREDIBLE.. look at that well behaved and balanced puppy. I am thrilled for them and equally thrilled that you have one of Katie’s puppies to keep and that J.D. has YOU! It should be a Happy Mother’s Day for you all!

  2. hi i have been looking for a few weeks for a border collie pup for my kids and i have 5 so they will always have a friend to chill with so we live in beveridge and and im noy sure what composition means and we have had many pets in the past well we live on 2 acers of land and they will be walked everyday for a farly long time and the puppy will never be alone my husben works and i stay home so maybe 1 a week and we do not rent a fun energitic pup well my kids need a compain so a friend and no hard work. so if can plz lower the price to maybe 250 plz get back asap

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