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.

Derby Joins the Pack-adopted

Derby comes to us from Estill County, Kentucky. Her name was Fiona, but she looks for some reason, Derby stuck with Holly and I!

Derby was in a high kill shelter, possibly a gassing shelter, I’m not sure, but because this is a very rual area, and the shelter serves three very poor counties in Kentucky, their euthanasia rate is very high.

Derby not only needed a foster in Kentucky, but she also needed a foster after she was transported to Birmingham for transport. Becky Harshman took care of all of this somehow (I don’t know how she does it to be honest).

Of course I do worry about Black Dog Syndrome, and I’m well aware that Derby will be hard to re-home, as you can see, it’s a real challenge to photograph a solid black dog.

See new photos of Derby on her Facebook page.

Derby and Payton were adopted today… TOGETHER! KY and AL dogs living the good life in FL!

November 12th Update:

I’m sorry it’s been so long, but we finally got around to taking
some good pictures of Derby, and her new pack. The bigger dog is
Shadow (a 13 year old Black Lab (BL) / BC), and the smaller dog is
Nikki (a 14.5 year old spaniel mix). Shadow loves to play with Derby
and the Frisbee. They had a great time at the beach, and they are
getting along inside just fine. We’ve also been taking them all on
the local paved trails, she loves to chase bicycles!

David & Karie Raynault

December 24th Update:

We wanted to thank you so much for helping us find our forever home! We’re having a great time going for long walks, learning new tricks and playing with our big brother and sister. Oh, and our humans aren’t that bad either. 🙂

We appreciate everything you do to help pups like us in need, and wish everyone at the Dog Liberator a warm and fuzzy Christmas!

Lots of love and sloppy kisses,

Derby and Pepper the puppy

2 thoughts on “Derby Joins the Pack-adopted

  1. I love this girl tons!!! She's starting to show lots of interest in the frisbee. Derby chases "rollers", and tracks very well for a puppy. Also, the very first time she grabbed a roller, she was excited to bring the disc back, and gave it some tugs.

    She was largely responsible for Summer, and Charlie learning to appreciate some puppy play. At first they were quick to snap at her, but in true BC fashion she's persistant, and without fear.

    Well, Derby and Summer left with Amy this morning to visit The DogLiberators Vet. You know snip-snip. I could't help but get emotional. Did I tell you I love that little girl- she can be a disc monster!!!!!

  2. Gisele,
    Thanks again for stepping up to give Fiona,now Derby a second chance and a way out of the awful shelter she was in. Just an old trailer in a gravel lot in the stix of Ky.She was in shelter shock when I pulled her on her last day of hope and Shannon gave her great foster care in Louisville till she could start transport to Fl. We had fun on our drive from Ky. to Chattanooga, stopping often along the way for walks and potty breaks. Thanks again to Becky and her team, Elizabeth, Slyvia for transport and foster help.
    As Jesse mentioned she is a brave girlie. I am touched by the fact he loves her so much and he has brought out her potential as a disc dog. I know she loves him too.
    It doesn't show in her photos well, but she has 3 white paws, a small white blaze on her forehead a white chest and artic white teeth!
    Thanks again Gisele! Thanks Jesse!
    Lexington, Ky.

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