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.

Little Nitro, the Aussie~RIP

Little Nitro, the Aussie~RIP
a Family Photo with Nitro & Mary

08/23/12 Update:  

It was with deep sadness that I share the loss of our Little Nitro.

Hi Lynne and Gisele,

This is not an easy email to send, but our dear Nitro was diagnosed with Advanced Lymphoma on Monday. Our Boy was still playing Frisbee on Saturday and collapsed on Sunday and went to at the Melbourne Emergency Hospital. He went down hill quickly and I promised him he would never suffer. When I saw him suffering, it broke my heart but I kept my promise. Our Nitro is in Heaven with the Angels this evening. He will be playing Frisbee in the clouds!

Nitro was almost 12 1/2 years old and played like a puppy. Nitro was a perfect angel on earth and will be in heaven ….he never was anything but amazing.

He gave me almost two wonderful, loving, joyful years….I hope I did the same for him. Nitro will always be my smilin’ boy. Thank you so much for allowing me these precious years with my dear boy…….all my tears are more then worth it …  I loved my dear Old Boy Nitro more then you can ever know.

Nitro with his Oyster

Thank you my dear friend!  ~Mary





History:  It was very heartbreaking for Lynne Deal to watch Nitro’s owners drop him off to her house, and give him up. Here’s a photo with Nitro (left) and Lynne’s Border Collie, Zoey (right).

His owners wrote: Nitro is approximately 10 yrs old. When my daughter got him about 9 years ago, we believed he had been an abused dog. He was very timid and recoiled when anyone reached out to pet him. He wouldn’t eat anything in the beginning. My daughter and I sat with him and hand fed him every day for a couple of months.

When he came we had 5 cats that were only six weeks old. He adopted those kittens as if they were his own. He loves those cats and nuzzles them and plays with them. He has never been the least bit aggressive with them.

Nitro is afraid of thunderstorms. He wants to sit on the couch with you or get into bed with you if they come during the night. He shakes when there is loud thunder.
Nitro loves to play catch. He was Frisbee trained by the breeders and loves to play frisbee. He doesn’t have the energy that he used to and will lie down now when he gets tired of playing. He also has toys that he loves and he piles all the toys in one spot when he is not playing with them.

My husband lost his job about a year ago and we are going to lose our house. This is why we have to give up Nitro. We are going to have to move to an apartment and can not afford to keep him anymore and pay the fees required by the apartment. It will break our hearts to give him up. My daughter lives in Missouri now and is in radiology school and barely able to make ends meet, so she cannot afford to take him either.

We would love to know that Nitro is placed in a good home and that he is happy. He has beena joy to us and we will miss him tremendously.

Nitro’s photos can be viewed on Facebook.

Looks like Nitro is a hit on Facebook, just look at all of the comments posted about him!

Who said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? When you’re as awesome as Little Nitro, you don’t have to, he’s perfect the way he is! Nitro was adopted today, and I can’t wait for updates!

December 5th Update:

What a beautiful puppy! He is loved by friends keeping stopping by to meet the new
addition to my home and they all love him. Perfect is an understatement! He has been helping himself to his toys in the bag and even brought his bag of bones to me. Impossible not to spoil Nitro! Particularly when he smiles at me. Nitro had a good night sleep. Woke up, went for a walk and then played ball…I loved that when I asked him where is ball was…he went to the yard and picked up his tennis ball!

He is now at my feet, sitting on a wool blanket, surrounded by his toys, taking a nap. Could he be more perfect….just a sweetheart!

Lynn, I went to give you a hug when we were leaving and I saw you turn away quickly, I would have loved to hugged you and thank you for our wonderful gift. I know it was hard for you to let Nitro go, but please know he will be cherished and loved! He is the perfect boy!

Trek (Bob’s dog) is having a blast with his new friend. All is great! I’ll stay in touch…thank you again Lynn. You are an amazing person.
Mary…Nitro’s Mom

December 15th Update:

Good morning! I just wanted to give you a quick update on our puppy, Nitro and send you a few pics of our boy! I am not a great photographer, but I thought you might enjoy them.

Thank you so much for rescuing our Nitro. Not only is he a sweetheart, but what fun! Ask him if he wants to go for a walk…he bounces….ask him he wants to go for a ride..he bounces….ask him to bring his toy…he bounces…ask him if he wants to play ball…he bounces…yes,yes, yes….he is truly a happy, smilin’ dog!

Nitro stays by my side at all times and just hangs out. He learned very quickly to just keep his distance from my kitty, Eve and we have not had any problems. Nitro sleeps in side bed right next to mine and Eve sleeps on the bed….the arrangement is working well!

Nitro never barks…only when he is dreaming…another funny thing to watch!
I could have never imagined a nicer, more beautifully puppy! Nitro is loved instantly by everyone he meets! I love my puppy, Nitro!

Thank you so much for all you do for these wonderful dogs! You have made my year…I got the puppy of a lifetime! (Please excuse my typing skills…not a strong point for me!)
Mary Burns

Jan 5th Update:

Nitro Update….He is perfect ….I sound like a broken record, but I can’t find any fault with Nitro. He even stands quietly while I bath him and blow dry him…yes, he will never catch a cold after a bath. He is so soft and fluffy…love his little “pandra butt”….which I believe it has trimmed down a bit. Nitro is getting plenty of excercise….plays frisbee, ball and takes long walks.Nitro never leaves my side…which doesn’t thrill my kitty, but she is getting used to it. I didn’t think he would be a watch dog, but he surprised me. He is very protective of me. For an old guy, he is on top of his game! He knows before someone knocks on the door and when someone is out front. I am lovin’ my precious boy! He gives kisses and get loves and hugs from me and everyone!
Hope you and your “kids” have a wonderful year!

January 25th Update:

One day I will figure out how to update you on the dogliberator website, but for now I just wanted to
send you a couple of pictures of my boy, Nitro. One is a picture of Nitro taking a “catnap” on a drive up to
Jacksonville…cuddle up and happy. No dog could EVER travel better then Nitro!

The other picture is Nitro hanging with me while I am gardening…just enjoying the outdoors and the sun. I don’t
know if you can see or not how beautiful his fur coat is…silky and fluffy. And I don’t know if you can tell that our boy is losing
a bit of weight around his hips…diet and exercise…and keeping him out of the kitty’s food bowl helps!

Nitro faced his first thunderstorm and was a champ. Wrapped him in a blanket under my legs, talked gently and offered a treat with the
really loud thunder booms…not sure if that is the right thing to do, but it kept Nitro calm and smiling.

Just wanted to say a quick hi and let you know our precious boy is well and happy!

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