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.


a perfect gentleman

This young boy was pulled from Miami-Dade by Jackie and his name was Danny.  He and Sunkissed were both pulled from this shelter.  Cheerios is good with other dogs, kids, you name it.  He’s just a young dog waiting to be loved and played with.

Jackie writes:

Hi Gisele,
I have sent you a few photos of Danny so that we can start posting him. He is such a great dog. Extremely friendly and playful. I am not sure what you finally decided to name him. He is with Jessica and should be getting groomed tomorrow. She will be taking more photos of him once he is groomed and sending it to you. His prescription has been filled and he will start his treatment tomorrow. I believe that it is a very minor URI as he had no nasal or ocular discharge and was in great spirits. He is great with adults, children, and other dogs. Because he has a URI he could not be neutered but has an appointment on August 30th in which he will be neutered. Let me know if there is anything else you need either I or Jessica to do. 

Jaclyn Duenas
Very attentive and focused

So there you have it.  This young boy is being fostered by Jessica in the Miami area.  He is being treated for upper respiratory which is common in shelter dogs, and will be ready for his new home shortly after September 1st.

More photos of him are on Facebook.


If you are interested in meeting one of our dogs or learning more about it, please e-mail us at and let’s get the process going! Share such information

as where you live,
your household composition,
your yard/fence/exercise plan,
pets you have and/or had,
your normal work schedule,
how much time the dog will be alone,
do you own a pool,
what you are looking for in a dog,
what contingency plans do you have in place should you no longer be able to care for your dog,
if you rent, do you have landlord approval,
are you prepared to bring your new dog home if you are approved after you meet one of our dogs?
Email your answers to, and then we’ll go from there! The more you share the better!


Cheerios was adopted by Becky & Chad.  Here’s their adoption update:

Good evening, Gisele and team!

Cheerios is doing AMAZING! He is such an incredible dog – to say that his “Cheery” personality is contagious would be an understatement!  His smile and attitude toward life are enough to turn anyone’s stressful day completely around!
Cheerios is a perfect blend of innate border collie traits (focus, speed, agility, etc.) and golden affection (from cuddling to the full-body tail wag).  Even in the short time he has been in Tampa, he has already begun to pick up on some of his big sister Gracie’s habits; he is even starting to retrieve frisbees (clumsily, of course – but the idea is there!).  I expect the dynamic between the two of them to be mutually beneficial – and outright entertaining – moving forward.
You may find some pictures of our adventures thus far at this link:  <Please let me know if you cannot access the photos and I will send them individually.>
He does still have some lingering, TINY ticks, but nothing unmanageable.  He doesn’t seem to be bothered.  He has an appointment with our vet tomorrow to make sure we are giving him the best care possible!
Cheerios has already made quite a name for himself at the local dog parks in South Tampa… not to mention our neighborhood community!  Others are convinced he is part fox/coyote/kangaroo.  I just know that he is 100% happy.  His name is absolutely perfect.
Thank you again for everything you do and continue to do for dogs like Cheerios.  You are truly inspirational.
We will continue to send updates!

One thought on “Cheerios~Adopted

  1. He looks like he has some Carolina Dog in him! He looks like a long-haired version of my Dixie, who is a Carolina Dog (also known as a Dixie Dingo, or American Dingo). She also came from the Miami area as a rescue dog.

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