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.

Flirt the pixie Border Collie-Adopted

February 10th:

One of the many joys of rescuing is the wonderful people we get to know. Take, for instance, Amy. She originally came into our lives when she inquired about adopting Billy Joel. She then offered to help with transports, then pulling dogs from shelters, and then fostering. She is amazing. Gisele and I joke that Amy finds the best dogs!

She did it again yesterday. She sent us this shelter photo of a dog. The only information the shelter provided was “Very nice. Wants to herd the other dogs. High energy.” Amy said, with our go-ahead, she was going to pull the dog for us.

We’ve learned to trust Amy in these things!

Amy just got home with Flirt. And she is in love:

“Ladies — this little girl was a find! She’s as cute as can be and has all the border collie movement you could want. I’ll try to get some good photos of her tonight and send them to you. She’s like a little petite border collie/pixie hybrid.

She’s a little leery of other dogs at first, but doesn’t seem as intimidated by Rosebud the basset and Shelby the corgi, so I’ve been hanging with those three in the backyard. They’re the most submissive members of my pack. Andrea and her crew will love this one!”

So far, what we know is that Flirt was born around the spring of last year. She is small, only 25, maybe 30 pounds. Her coat is that of a classic smoothie Border Collie. She has always demonstrated that she loves people and loves attention. Initially she appears more comfortable with laid back or smaller dogs, but that could change as she gets over the trauma of being in a shelter. She will be spayed and then fostered in Clearwater with Mark and Leslie.

Amy’s good, isn’t she!?! Make sure you check out Flirt’s photo album.

If you are interested in Flirt, please review our adoption process and then e-mail

February 12th Update:

I had to laugh when I read this e-mail from Amy this morning:

Flirt has really come out of her shell and proven herself to be a true “flirt.” She loves to play, play, play with any and every dog at my house. Boy, is she high energy! Her favorite playmate is my corgi, Shelby. The two of them herd each other for hours on end while the other dogs look on in bewilderment. It has been a pleasure to foster this little girl. I can’t wait to see what wonderful new home she finds. I bet it doesn’t take long!

03/05/11 Update:

Mark says Flirt is a problem solver, he thinks she could do a puzzle, so this little girl has a brain which needs to be stimulated. Boredom will get her in trouble. She’s obviously interested in the disc, and has incredible focus. She could be easy to train for agility. Mark says she’s incredibly affectionate and loves kids. Flirt respects Mark’s cats, and does not fixate on them like most Border Collies do. I think Flirt has a bright future ahead of her!

03/11/11 Update:

Just in case you think we make these things up, here is a video of Flirt meeting Mark’s cat Simba. Really? I suspect she has been around cats her whole life!


Flirt has been adopted!

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