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.

Canine Connect Shelter Prevention

Canine Connect Shelter Prevention
Big George, an Owner-Surrender

Shelter Prevention?

It’s new, it’s exciting and it’s about time!  Throughout The Dog Liberator’s history, we have re-homed strays and owner-surrenders.  Why wouldn’t we do everything we can to prevent dogs from going to the pound?

We see what happens on Craig’s list every day.  Dogs that are adopted “free to a good home” are on Craig’s list again one week later.  When a dog is shuffled around and handled by inexperienced dog owners, the results in a disaster.

Shelters, pounds and rescues are all full, while owners desperately find a good home for their dogs, what they find is there is no room at the inn.  Many of these wonderful dogs (like Big George and WiiGo) do not belong in a shelter.

WiiGo, a Stray

What are we going to do about it?  We’re going to develop a proven system that works, to help as many dogs as time allows and I’m not talking about cross-posting – I’m talking about using The Dog Liberator’s adoption methods and putting them to work for potentially homeless dogs.

If you are one of those people, who love your dog, want the best for your dog, but simply can’t keep him anymore, maybe you  and your dog qualify for our re-homing program!

Before we can make our re-homing program available to you, we will have to make sure that this your only option.  Please review Canine Reboot for more information.

Here’s an email from BB:  I fostered an older border collie with a medical problem for a year (last year) who had a traumatic experience and was almost unadoptable.  I contacted The Dog Liberator (TDL) who is listed on the website – they re-home herding breeds.  They found the perfect most loving home for Jack within two weeks. 

Typical Border Collie
Typical Border Collie

They have a huge following of Border Collie/herding breed owners.  You provide detailed information about your dog and a picture.  If they think they can help you they will post the picture/bio on the website and screen applicants who pay an adoption fee to TDL.  They also have a network of volunteers who can also provide transportation if the adopting home is far away.  They really know Border Collies and the experienced owners they require.  Please email or call them – so many people want “free” dogs for purposes bad for the dog (practice bait for fighting dogs etc. and they will tell you anything to sway you).

I adopted a BC girl puppy and discovered how much effort a young BC can be!!!  I’ve had many kinds of dogs all my life and this breed takes the prize for keeping everyone in the house on their toes!!!  I’m maxed out on dogs otherwise I’d consider your guy as a way to burn up some of Sophie’s energy! 


If you have exhausted all of your options, please review our Intake Process, and email us at with as much information as possible about your dog:

Click on Connected for a sample list of some of the dogs we have Connected with awesome new homes!


One thought on “Canine Connect Shelter Prevention

  1. I reach out to people on Craigslist and want to learn more about what you are doing.This year I got an English Shepherd(IDed by me,too) into a local no kill,rather than the pound.The dog was local,and they were very appreciative of my help.I advocated and educated,and went to see the dog for myself,and prevented the dog from a small run,exposed to disease…etc.
    It’s a specialized service and I think the fees on that should be pricey to those that can afford it and free to those who can not! I have priced myself that way,because I think it is more than fair.

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