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.

Frenchy~in Georgia-ADOPTED!

Frenchy~in Georgia-ADOPTED!
Frenchy's new Family


Frenchy’s path and mine kept crossing. I got a picture of her in a text from Amy at a high kill shelter. It was one of those weeks, the shelter was running over and there was a line of people surrendering their pets. Several volunteers were at the shelter trying to see what they could do to help. They were telling people of other options and places to get help, instead of surrendering their pet to die.

The reality was if they were owner surrendered they would be put down.

Frenchy’s mom pulled up and got out with her, Frenchy obviously petrified. Amy asked her why? She was her mother’s dog and was too strong on the leash for her because of some aliments. Has she had any training? No. Would you consider training? Maybe. Would you take her back home and see if we can help? She will die if you take her in there!
Okay, she said. Frenchy got a reprieve.

Amy sent me a text and said can you help? I offered my training services at no cost. Nothing was arranged. Since we heard nothing from them we hoped against hope that Frenchy was going to get to stay in her home.

Several weeks later I get another text….she’s back with Frenchy…do you have room…Amy had again intercepted her in the parking lot…I didn’t have room but would work on it…

I had to go out of town, while out of town, I get another text, they tried to bring Frenchy to the shelter but they were closed, get me her number! I decided that fate had intervened in Frenchy’s behalf 3 times….it must be a sign…Frenchy has a job here, someone she is supposed to help in some way by being a part of their life. I called the owner and told her we would take her, please give me a few days to get it arranged. She agreed.

Dawn, one of our amazing fosters, got a text from me, can you help? She immediately said yes.
Dawn and I set out to pick up Frenchy from the only home she ever knew.

When we arrived Frenchy greeted us and was very sweet and loving. I proceeded with a long list of questions for them so that I could get the best picture of Frenchy’s life as possible.

The first thing I noticed was no fenced yard. Nope, they had never had one, so when they took her on walks she was full of energy, so they didn’t take her on walks anymore…
She got excited when she saw other dogs…had she ever played with other dogs much…no, not a lot
She also didn’t like to be tied up during storms.
Frenchy is house trained and has a always slept in the house. There are 2 grandkids that live there and she loves them, both boys, and they love her.
I noticed right away the pink around her eyes and ears, that her coat wasn’t great, dry skin..hmmm, what does she eat? Frenchy had been eating a food she was allergic to. We’ll fix that.

Then came time to say good bye. There were tears by all. Frenchy was amazingly calm, yet confused.
She traveled great in the car, looking at us, asking what was happening.


Owner surrenders are tough on everyone involved, but for rescuers, well, it takes a lot of love and a tough skin because your energy must be good and positive so not to alarm the dog.
Frenchy lucked out with Dawn, because there is no better.

Dawn reports that Frenchy is having a blast at her house playing in her fenced yard with all the other dogs! Dawn also fosters our Serena. Frenchy has taken an interest in toys now and is just a joy! Her coat and skin already look better now that she is on a food with out corn.

Frenchy(called Pinky) by her foster, is 6 years old. She had shots but was due again, she is hw negative. If you are the one Frenchy is looking for please contact me at

June 20, foster update: Frenchy’s foster Dawn says that Frenchy is a love, she is definitely a velcro dog, just wants to be with you! She is learning he manners fast! Frenchy is enjoying playing in the fenced yard and hanging on the porch with her foster mom and fellow foster dog Serena. Serena and Frenchy have a blast playing!

View Frenchy’s video on YouTube

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