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.

It’s Charlotte’s Turn

I think Snoopy would write Charlotte fan mail!

Charlotte is a mother of five pups. Her pups are being fostered by Cathy McIlroy, and Charlotte is being fostered in Clearwater. Judging by how sick Charlotte was when she came to us off of transport, I think she’s relieved that Cathy is in charge of her pups now. This little girl needed a lot of rest and good food to get her back on her feet.

As mentioned in the other posts, all of the dogs came to us with severe upper respiratory infections, Charlotte being the most severe. I’ve never seen a dog fall asleep on an examining room table before. Charlotte was worn out. But there’s nothing that a good vet, and a great foster can’t fix, and Charlotte is doing great.

I’m really glad that Cathy named her Charlotte, it fits her perfectly. I think Charlotte would make an awesome family pet. She provides the comic relief of a Beagle, and the intelligence of a Border Collie – what could more could a family want? Charlotte weighs in at less than 25 pounds, so she would make an awesome apartment dog as well.

Charlotte it completely housebroken and crate trained, she is good with cats, and children. We estimate Charlotte to be about 1-2 years of age, maybe a bit younger.

I’m anxious to get updates regarding her temperament, I don’t think this pup has showed us what she’s really made of yet! Charlotte’s photo album can be viewed on Facebook.

01/21/11: Why weren’t there any updates on Charlotte? Because she was adopted an hour after we posted her. We have been waiting for her to recover from her upper respiratory infection (Charlotte was really sick off transport), and waiting for her to be fully vetted, and be given a travel certificate, Charlotte left my home this morning at 3:00 AM via Joey Dors to Atlanta, and then picked by Randall, with My Buddy’s Transport to Maine.

I received permission from her new owner to publish, Charlotte is being adopted by Sheriff Donnie Smith, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Machias, Maine. Yes, Charlotte will be the Sheriff’s dog soon! Who needs a sweater when you’re wearing a badge?!?! Dumped off at a kill shelter with her puppies and transported to a life of safety and security, eh? Our dogs are truly blessed. Mr. Smith is a professional dog handler. I just couldn’t say no.

Holly and I get requests to transport out of state, and we discuss each one of them on a case by case basis. Once I read Mr. Smith’s email to her, her immediate response was, “how many postage stamps would it take to mail her?” That’s Holly’s way of saying “what are you waiting for Gisele!”

Sheriff Smith’s professional dog handling experience was a chance in a lifetime for Charlotte. Knowing she’s on her way of course isn’t enough for me. I’m nervous until I know she’s “home”, but no doubt, the photos and the updates that I hope to receive will make us all cheer!

01/24/11 Update: Charlotte is HOME!

Way to Go Charlotte!

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