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.

Jitterbug the Dachshund ~ Adopted!

Jitterbug the Dachshund ~ Adopted!

Jitterbug is a Dachshund puppy born around May of this year. She and her littermates were abandoned in a park in Alabama. Fortunately, they were found and transported to us. For their full story, read the blog page about the litter.

Jitterbug might have a touch of Pug in her and is the smallest in the litter. She only weighs about 11 pounds but she doesn’t know that. She considers herself a big dog! She loves to play with all the other dogs and puppies, no matter their size. She isn’t shy at all. And when it comes to people, well, let’s just say she is a true lap dog ~ if you sit on the ground you are guaranteed to have a lap full of Jitterbug in a matter of seconds. She has been known to push the other dogs right out of the way. No shrinking violet, this one!

Jitterbug is very athletic too. I am amazed at how high she can jump when she wants to. Many a dragonfly has found this out to its detriment! She loves to chase balls and will go for as long as you want to. She hasn’t quite figured out the return thing yet though. Bummer!

This is a terrific little dog for someone who likes small dogs without the small dog yippiness!

I have lots of fun taking photos and making videos of Jitterbug. She is such a character! You can see lots of photos in her photo album.

I made this video the day after Cinder and Chloe arrived. Jitterbug just couldn’t get enough of Chloe, a white ball of German Shepherd fluff!


Jitterbug has very good hearing and is constantly in pursuit of bugs ~ I guess I named her well. On this particular morning she had played with one bug in the grass until it was broken. She seemed quite disappointed that it wouldn’t play any more!

Here she found a ball and was happily playing with it until her sister Junebug came along. lol

I learned a long time ago that the secret to having puppies is get them to play hard so they sleep hard. Here they are sleeping in the living room. Jitterbug tried so hard to keep her eye open! Poor pumpkin!!!


October 16 Update:


Jitterbug has been adopted! Elissa had recently lost her 14-year-old dachshund and she had a big hole to fill. Jitterbug more than fit the bill. She was all over Elissa and her sister Donna, sitting in their lap, bringing them her toys, dragging in the dog bed from the other room,…. Oh yeah, she was on her best behavior. It made me so happy to see how well she and Elissa fit! As we were filling out the adoption paperwork, Elissa told me she wanted to get a second dog at some point. I asked her what size of dog she was looking for because I wanted to find one for her. She said Cinder, at 28 pounds, was too big. I went to get MacKenzie to show her what an 18 pound dog looked like. When he walked in the room, her heart melted. I mean, instantly! Before we knew it, she had adopted them both. I’m so happy. Jitterbug is an energetic bouncy girl, MacKenzie is a laid back boy. I think they will make a wonderful pair for Elissa!

October 16th Update:

So one full day has passed. And I’m sorry that I didn’t get back to you sooner I just wanted to have some time with her to see how it was going to workout. And do not fret, my dear, things have been awesome. Junebug is just as precious as I knew she’d be. She slept with me all through the night in my bed, no noise, no accidents, nothing! (Such a good cuddler!) When we first got here we had a few accidents but I know that she was just adjusting, and since, she has been SO good about going to the bathroom outside, third floor schmird floor! She’s rockin it! I’m really starting to fall in love with her and it’s all thanks to you! Well, that’s all for now but there will be plenty of updates to follow! Thanks again ma’am and have a fantastic day!

October 19th Update:

Jitterbug and MacKenzie are doing great! We have been taking walks every night and they are both doing very well on
their leashes. They both love playing with their new toys and are having a great time playing ball in the back yard.

We are the three musketeers. If I leave a room, MacKenzie and Jitterbug are right on my heels following. They are adorable. I’m sending a picture to you from my gmail account.

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