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.

“Chappy”- the “Iron Eagle” Aussie~Adopted

“Chappy”- the “Iron Eagle” Aussie~Adopted
I'm changing my stars!

Amy sent me a text message with this boy’s picture…He looked so sad, so disappointed. Stray or surrender ? I asked. Stray she said but shelter is full so no guarantee they will hold him. I’ll be there in the morning she said, Please keep him safe Amy, I’m looking for a foster.

A little before 8 the next morning i sent a text to Amy, is he safe? do i need to pull him now? The text came back…”he’s in my car”. Amy who is also an aussie lover was taking no chances that this boy would slip through the cracks. So he was “safe” in her car! Finally, his luck was changing.

The look on his face had a story to tell, so I started asking questions about him. He was picked up stray with another dog. It appeared they were together, both seemed healthy. But upon further inspection, the dog with Chappy had a wound where there were 2 embedded halters, but they had been chewed off.

Chappy, we think, freed the other dog. They were either captors together or in the same area. I am very sure that Chappy freed himself from his chains and proceeded to free others. Why do I think so?

Chappy and his friend were very happy when picked up, smiling and wiggling, very proud of themselves and their freedom. Upon being put in the kennel at the shelter, his demeanor changed, he looked defeated, sad, and hopeless. He must have been thinking, really?? Is this all there is to life? I have so much else to offer, don’t they know that? My heart broke when I saw him.

People who chain their dogs in the backyard are missing out on so much! They will never know the companionship, joy, and laughter these dogs can bring. They are totally unaware of these loyal companions sitting day after day just hoping for the chance to show their love to their owners, hoping for a pet, for someone to throw a ball, teach him something…. On those cold winter nights they long to be inside in the warmth beside their family. There hope soon turns to despair when they realize it will never happen.

Dogs like Chappy are too smart to stay chained. Once they figure out their owners aren’t smart enough, aren’t good pack leaders, don’t provide for their basic needs of love, food, shelter, exercise, they start planning to change their stars! Find somewhere where life makes sense.

When Chappy was taken into foster his face changed again…now this is what I’m talking about! He once again has a glint of hope in his eye. Hope for a life inside as part of the family, a chance to use his intelligence. Well, he’s getting that chance in foster with Candi, They have 2 mini aussies and have fun with agility with their dogs, Chappy gets to join in the fun!

shelter photo

So I named this gorgeous merle aussie, “Chappy” after the character in the movie Iron Eagle. He was always helping others who were p.o.w.’s gain their freedom. He stood for justice and right.

So does our Chappy, he not only found his freedom but helped others to freedom as well. Let’s keep that smile on his face by letting his next adventure be his transport “home”

Chappy is available for adoption. He is HW negative, we think between 1 and 2 years old. For more infer contact
You may also follow his updates and see his photo album on Facebook .




Adoption Update:  The wonderful Caldwell family recently lost their beloved dog after many years of love. Feeling empty they contacted us to find their new companion.We can’t wait for updates! CUMMING, GEORGIA!! WELCOME YOUR NEWEST DOG LIBERATOR!!!! WOOHOOO!!! WOOT-WOOT!

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