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.

Jean Luc the Tea Cup Poodle, Clearly NOT a Border Collie ~ Adopted

Jean Luc the Tea Cup Poodle, Clearly NOT a Border Collie ~ Adopted
Border Collie in Disguise!

Jean Luc came to my rescue as an owner-surrender.  One of my trusted and dear friends is going through some rough times, including divorce.   Was this decision easy for her?  Absolutely not.  She’s called me a dozen times to check on him, and reminds me how wonderful he is, and he is truly wonderful, but he’s NOT a Border Collie!

First, we took Jean Luc to my neighbor’s house, Sue, who has a five year-old Poodle, Jazzy.  Boy, did they play.  Trying to video tape them together was like trying to video tape flies!  Jean Luc proved to be a very playful pup, full of energy, very polite, and very submissive.

Next, my neighbor Emily took him to visit her family.  Of course she begged them a hundred times if she could keep him, and the answer was no.  Times are tough, and we all know that Poodles require grooming, however, the flip side to the breed is they are an awesome dogs for people who suffer from allergies, and they do not shed!  Yeah, for your little black dress!

Later, we indulged in some roasted chicken (no fat please) and spent time hanging out with the pack.  Lady Di immediately made her feelings known… NOT a Border Collie!  Ozzie fell in love with him, and China still isn’t sure what he is.  But, this is what I noticed.  Every single time my children left the room, he stood on the back of the couch tracking them.  Never once did he take his eyes off of my kids, and waited patiently for them to return.  I also noticed that no matter how far away he is from me, one simple kissy sound and he’s running to you with glee.  His recall is out of this world (something I wish would rub off on Ozzie).

I called Holly last night, bragging about how great this little guy is, and every other sentence, Holly interrupted me saying, “But he’s NOT a Border Collie!”

Jean Luc with Emily

Seriously, the last Poodle I had, I was 18 years old, and I loved him.  This little guy, however, is the Un-Poodle Poodle.  He’s not nervous, he doesn’t tremble, he doesn’t jump on me or the kids, he’s not annoyingly excited,  he willingly leaps onto the couch when invited, he doesn’t bark unless he needs something, he’s focused, intelligent beyond belief… wait… maybe he is a Border Collie!

I brought him to Dr. Kim at Val-u-Vet this morning for his boosters, neuter and micro-chip, and tried to convince the staff that he was part Border Collie, something tells me they didn’t buy it!!!  But when I called this afternoon, the vote is unanimous, THEY LOVE HIM!

This little gem would be an awesome dog for active Grandparents who want a dog who won’t eat their children!  He is 17 months old, and weighs a whopping 5 pounds 10 ounces.  This boy isn’t just cute, he’s stinkin’ cute!  Ah, the joy of fostering!


And special thanks to  Sandy Hartman who spotted that he had too many teeth!  She was right!  Two of his puppy teeth were extracted today just to prevent any future complications!  NOW, he’s a Perfect Border Collie… I mean Poodle.

07/15/11 Adoption Update:  Jean Luc, now Brody, was adopted by Sue Webster!  Can’t wait for updates!

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