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.




Hedwig is a 9 month old  male Aussie with quite a past. He comes to us from  Alabama but thanks to transport he is now in Deltona, FL.

Hedwig’s story begins with a breeder. He was one of 5 puppies which the breeder brought to the vet when it became apparent they were sick. When the vet diagnosed the litter with Parvo, the breeder left the pups at the vet!

Luckily a good Samaritan took the puppies in and gave them a chance. Hedwig was the runt of the litter, and almost died several times. Luckily he survived the ordeal and made his home with the good Samaritan where he lived until he began chasing after the horses and was almost kicked.  Because of the danger,  we were contacted and were happy to take this sweet little survivor.

Hedwig is one smart cookie and is quite the runner, but wasn’t a  big fan of agility training.

10356159_10152691686614792_238865206148466248_nWhy did we name him Hedwig?  Well not only is he white, like the owl from Harry Potter, but he is small! He is very small, possibly due to being the runt of the litter. He also has an adorable heart shaped nose! How cool is that? He is able to see and hear just fine which is awesome as we know Merle Aussies can have trouble with this.

1236851_10152691687114792_217105637610673277_nHedwig is also afraid of new things. He is not fear-aggressive, he simply shuts down. On transport he refused to walk on the leash and just quit. Maybe it was a bit too much change all at once.

You may remember a similar story from Courage, who also shut down on transport and had to be carried to the car. Courage went on to be a well adjusted dog and we expect Hedwig to do the same.  He is good with other dogs and will need a patient and firm owner to overcome his fears and build confidence.

Check out Hedwig’s photos on Facebook!









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