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.



This is a stunning lethal white Aussie female that was rescued from Georgia and is being fostered by the Baxleys.  She is 3-4 years of age, very intelligent, easy to train and loving.  Diva reminds me a lot of China.  I had the opportunity to personally meet Diva while visiting Hall County Animal Services.  I’m really glad that my daughter Sarah wasn’t with us, or Diva would’ve come home with us.

You should all know by now how much I love these dogs!

When I was in my early twenties, I had a little dog named Mischief, she was a sheltie mix.  My Aunt had come over to visit me, and after a quick look at my dog, she asked me if I knew that my Mischief was blind.  “She is NOT blind!”  I insisted.  My Aunt assured me that she was.  I took her to my local vet, and then to a vision expert and it was true… she was blind but I didn’t know it.  How could that be?  Because Mischief did not act impaired in any way.  She lived for many years, and dozens of people that came to visit could not believe she was blind.  When I met Diva, everyone confirmed that she was not deaf, and has no vision problems whatsoever.  I’m not a vet, and she has not been examined by a specialist, but I can tell you that these dogs are so darn smart, they don’t need their vision or their hearing.  These dogs are the brainiacs of the herding breed!  I have three in my pack, a Collie, a Border Collie, and a deaf/blind Aussie.  It’s the Aussie that’s the most well-trained, intuitive and obedient!  That’s a fact!

See more of photos of Diva on Facebook.

Update:  Diva has been adopted, we will have updates shortly!

Here are other Deaf and/or Blind dogs that have been rescued and adopted by TDL.


Much to the surprise of many people, we do not use an adoption application but rely instead upon an interview process. Because we are a small rescue and keep all of our dogs in foster homes, we shy away from forms that tend to emphasis why someone should not have a dog. The interview process allows us to learn more about our potential adopters and their individual situations, concerns, pros and cons. By knowing more details, we are able to place dogs into homes that other rescues might turn down, because we already know our dogs. We’re small so we don’t need blanket policies that require fences or disallow families with small children or won’t allow senior citizens. We’re focused on bringing together caring people with the right dog.

Whether you are considering an adult dog or a puppy, the first thing you should do is read our article on Starting Your Dog Out Right.  Here you will find not only some good tips but some thoughts to ponder before committing to the responsibilities of caring for a dog.

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,
  • what you are looking for in a dog,
  • do you own a pool,
  • 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?

And then we’ll go from there!  The more you share the better!

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