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.

Dasher and Dancer the Pocket Border Collies ~ Adopted

Dasher and Dancer are littermates who somehow or another found themselves at a rural shelter in Alabama. It is hard for dogs to get adopted in such sparsely populated areas, so the best shelters put a lot of effort into finding rescues that can take the dogs.

That’s what happen in this case. We received an e-mail from the wonderful Becky asking if there was any room at the inn. Well, you know what a soft spot we have for border collies, so what could we say? Then the wonderful Suzanne got to work putting together a transport to get these and 12 other dogs to central Florida. Can you imagine the logistics involved? Three Alabama sending shelters, three Florida receiving rescues, 14 dogs, 9 “legs” each about 2 hours long, with 3 different vehicles all driven by volunteers. The dogs left Alabama at 8 am and arrive at 9:30 pm. Wow!


Dasher and Dancer are adorable. We are told that they were born around August, but a trip to vet confirmed that they are closer to six months old. Since they are only 16 pounds, and I don’t expect them to get a whole lot bigger. Certainly border collies, but what has made them so small. Their delicate faces…. I’ve seen that before…. I know! I believe they are part Papillon. Dancer, especially, has strong Papillon genes. Even the way she runs is more like a Papillon than a Border Collie. So, I guess the result is that we have two adorable Pocket Border Collies!!!

I do know that they received an extra sprinkling of happy dust! They are cheerful and playful. We call Dasher mini-me or KitKat Junior because he looks a lot like her, just smaller. And Dancer? Well, most of the photos of this white and red puppy are out of focus because he has this way of bounding around like a deer.


Be sure to look through both Dasher’s photo album and Dancer’s photo album. You won’t be able to resist them!!!




December 15th Update:

My beautiful Dasher was adopted to night by Jena. She had originally contacted me about Pollywog the Boston Terrier. She came over last night with an open heart to see who would adopt her. Dasher ADORED her. My shy guy was all tail wags. He has many days ahead chasing around the property with Abbie the Lab, with …comfortable times on the couch with daughters Emma and Hannah. What joy!



December 20th Update:

Today Dancer was adopted by the wonderful Alaimo family! They adopted my lovely Austin, now Stanley, back in June. Stanley has been longing for a playmate ~ the residents Papillons just aren’t the wrestling buddies he has been looking for. But Dancer? Oh yeah, Dancer!!! I have no doubt that they are going to have a great life with this wonderful family. Life is good!!!

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