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.

Gisele, Pulled in the Knick of Time-Adopted

Gisele, Pulled in the Knick of Time-Adopted

The name Gisele means Pledge or Hostage. In this young female’s case, it holds true. She was pulled from a kill shelter on a Friday, scheduled to be euthanized the following Monday. Holly and I decided to name her Gisele, because unlike the dainty and petite Border Collie females we have rescued, Gisele is the size of a typical 35-40 pound Border Collie. She is just as graceful as my Lady Di is, and as intelligent as my Lady Reckless was. Gisele is obedient and kind.

This morning, somehow my gate had been opened, and she wandered straight to my front door, to let me know that she wasn’t supposed to be loose! Oh brother!

Model, Gisele Caroline Bündchen is an inter-national icon. She is attractive and versatile, as is our Gisele. This Border Collie may not be a model, but here, we consider her a model, because of her temperament and demeanor. You won’t find a better dog.

Update: Oh my, what a girl. She does not counter surf, has no desire to beg or steal your food (like my own Ozzie does). She won’t jump on you, even when asked. This girl has manners. I am going to enjoy every minute with her. Here’s how we started her grooming today, it’s going to take hours, but she will become the princess she was meant to be.

02/09/10 Adoption Update: Thank you Gisele for making it possible for all of these wonderful animals to be rescued and be given a second chance at life. I cant imagine how you do it all with vet expenses, pet food, gas for transport etc etc. I am in awe of the amount of dedication and hard work it takes to do the extremely difficult work you do.

I am falling so deeply in love with this sweet dog. Everyone here has gone to sleep and I have my precious girl Gisele laying in her bed next to my desk. She is trying to sleep but I see what you mean by the coughing you told me about. I listened to her lungs with a stethescope and they actually sounded pretty clear. The congestion and thick light green drainage is coming from the left side of her nose. I think she might be sick from the sounds she makes when breathing – it is as if she is choking on the drainage from her sinuses – the cough doesnt sound like kennel cough does but she is really struggling at times to breathe. I can tell that she definitly doesnt physically feel well even though she seems happy here and not frightened at all. Her heartbeat is very very irregular but her gums and tongue are nice and pink so her oxygen perfusion is good. I will keep her next to me all night in case she gets worse or frightened and needs me.

I plan on taking her in to meet with the holistic vet first thing tomorrow morning. Best to get any infections cleared up first and strengthen her immune system. Perhaps get some vitamin/mineral nutritional supplements etc into her also. Will ask for an echocardiogram and several other tests before deciding the plan of attack on those heartworms.



I am going to do everything possible to continue the fight to save this dogs life. There is a special reason this wonderful animal was given a second chance at life. I will let you know the results of everything tomorrow when I get home from the vet. I know that you grew to love her very much in the days that she was with you.
🙂 Maureen

Click Here to read a Diary: Fighting & Treating Heartworm Disease

October 12th Update:

New photo of the beautiful collie girl.

One thought on “Gisele, Pulled in the Knick of Time-Adopted

  1. Thanks for keep us posted with the treatment options your using… This gives us the information that really isn't avialable anywhere!

    Gisele thanks for caring & being an Ambassador of our pawed friends… When you think about it they really do suffer in silence! If there wasn't enough people like you in the world !!!

    Marvin JL Woloshyniuk

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