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.

Dundee, the Aussie~Adopted

Dundee, the Aussie~Adopted

Two white Aussies were posted on Craig’s list on June 6th, and I received a Facebook email from one of the Vet Techs at Val-u-Vet Deltona.  Why?  They were both posted as deaf.  A local breeder had no use for the dogs, and Carisa Cardosa who works for Lake Mary Veterinary Clinic took them in.  She posted them on Craig’s list, but one by one, as people responded with interest on the two dogs, lost their interest quickly when the possibility of the brothers being deaf and partially blind was explained.

I left a message with Carisa, and told her that I would take them.  I called the Wilson family immediately, and asked them if they would foster the brothers for me, and their answer was a very exuberant YES!  In November of 2009, the Wilsons adopted Nitro from me, and just last month, they drove to Panama City, and adopted little Fiona, a deaf/blind pup from our Terry Watts.

Carisa & Irwin

Ironically, Fiona was also listed on Craig’s list by a breeder.  To date, the Wilsons can not believe how intelligent Fiona is, her focus is incredible, and she is easy to train.  Bill says, “I’ve never had a dog this smart in my entire life.”  Of course, I snicker every time he says it, because all I have to do is look over at my China, the most obedient dog I’ve ever personally known!

Dundee is approximately one year, and we believe that little Irwin is possibly 4 months.  Irwin and Fiona are about the same age, and when they play, Bill tells me they look like a little white tornado!

After both brothers, whom I named Dundee and Irwin arrived at the Wilson home, I was informed that Bill and Joyce Spence, Jennifer Wilson’s parents were adopting Dundee, who they have renamed Chance.

Irwin, however, is available for adoption, but while at the Wilson ranch, Irwin is learning all of the proper puppy socialization skills, and basic house training.  The Wilsons are having a blast being his foster family!  Their photo album can be viewed on Facebook!

Dundee, Irwin and Fiona


Note:  If you follow us on Facebook, you know how many times we debate the use of Craig’s list.  This is one example of when the website was used properly.  Posted by a savvy vet-tech, Carisa did not play any games!  She had both dogs fully vetted and neutered, and although she received many calls from people who simply wanted “a free dog”, those were not her intentions.  Carisa did a fantastic job and presenting the dogs in a professional manner, with her primary goal being that they would find great homes in spite of their disability.  In my home, being a deaf dog is NOT a disability!

Dundee & Bill



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