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.

Mmmmm, Puppies!!!

February 23rd:

Puppies. I love them. I really do. Just as the white Aussie puppies and the “K” Border Collie puppies were being adopted, we arranged the transport of 5 Border Collies from Alabama. They’d arrive on February 26. Five puppies, no problem. I can handle five puppies while standing on my head! Quite proud of myself, actually, keeping the number low. Yup, I really got this thing down….

Gisele called yesterday. “You’re not going to believe it. Jesse called. Said he had a surprise for us. I heard them in the background. Four puppies!” So much for my self control!!!

These four littermates were born on the first of the year. Their mother is a purebred Border Collie. They were born in a loving home and then given to us to find loving families. We can do that!

They may only be 8 weeks old, but they are a good size. The two boys are 15 pounds, the two girls are 11 pounds. And, wow!, are they adorable! Black and white with green eyes! Yes, that’s right, green eyes!!! Check out their group photo album.

I’m only now getting to know them, and since they were spayed/neutered today, it is safe to say I don’t know their full personality, but I’ll share what I have:

is a boy. He has a black face, white feet and chest. Playful already, romping around the yard like nothing out of the ordinary happened today. The best part about him are his ears. They can’t decide what they are going to do: stand up, stand out or lay down. They make me laugh! Visit his personal photo album

is the other boy. He has a thin white line up his nose, long white socks on his legs, and white neck and spot on his shoulder blade. He and his brother weighed in at exactly the same weight: 14.4 pounds! If Milkbone was romping around, who do you think he was romping with? Yeah, Milkdud! These two boys are really something. They may only be 8 weeks old, but they already toss a ball into the air and chase it! Visit his personal photo album. Adopted

Mimzy is a girl. Her markings are very similar to Milkbone: white feet and chest, but an angel kiss of white on her muzzle. She cuddled into my arms quite nicely. I held her, looked over at Gisele and said, “Her name is Mimzy.” I just knew it. That is how we started with the “M” names. At first very shy, she will now run right over to me for a belly rub. Visit her personal photo album

Mozey is the other sister. She has markings like her brother Milkdud: white socks and chest, but solid black face. She weighs the same as Mimzy, 11.4 pounds. She seemed to be a little more hesitant at first, but I suspect that she was the last to have been fixed today and so still feeling the affects of the anesthesia. She fell asleep in my husband’s arms. Who can blame her? He’s wonderful. View Mozey’s photo album

I am fostering this litter in Winter Park, Fl. I’ll add more information about them as I learn it.

If you are interested in adopting one of these pups, please review our adoption process, then e-mail me at

March 1st Update:

Today the puppies met the newest litter, Corgi mixes. They are having an absolute blast!!!

March 2nd Update:

There is a certain amount of silliness that puppies bring along with them. Everything is an adventure, everything is a game. Whether it is wrestling over a Frisbee or giving me suggestions as to where to plant a shrub by digging a hole, the day quickly moves from one event to another. Some people find it exhausting but I love it. The puppies are adjusting wonderfully.

Milkbone and Milkdud are very self-confident. They wrestle and play with total abandon. They are happy with people and they are happy with dogs. They are simply happy!

Mozey is a little lady. She seems like a delicate flower and plays on that theme until she doesn’t want to, and then she jumps into the fray. She loves to be held and made much over. She is so pretty, I don’t mind doing the honors.

at first was extremely shy. She didn’t want to have anything to do with us. Oh, the strides she has made. Now she is usually right with us, pushing into the group for her turn at lovin’. Interestingly enough, she likes to play and hang out with Chai, the Corgi Mountain puppy who, like her, struggled the most with trust. Kindred spirit? I think in two more days Mimzy will have completely put her days of shyness behind her and fully embraced puppy joy!

March 5th Update:

Today was a big day. Little Milkdud was adopted by the wonderful Cindy, Brittney and Jim. They had come by earlier in the week to meet the puppies and Milkdud adopted them. He got into Cindy’s lap and fell asleep, even to the point of snoring! Can you believe that? I told them not to be fooled, he’s just resting up for mischief later on! I just know they’ll have such fun with our little guy. Oh, and they renamed him Cooper. I love it!

On a different note, when they came today I asked Jim to hold Mimzy to help her overcome her shyness (she’d hidden under the hedge during their first visit). In no time at all she was relaxed and fell asleep in his arms. Later on, when he put her down in the yard, she came back up to him and let him pick her up! I was so happy to see her comfortable with him. She’s done great with my family and obviously will do great with others as well. Here is a video of her with Jim. I love how she licks his nose!

March 7th Update:

When Jeanne came to adopt Splenda the Border Collie puppy, she brought some of her sports equipment to see how she’d respond to it. When she got out the 6-foot-long tug toy, all the border collie puppies got into the game. Milkbone, Mimzy and Mozey joined Splenda in a splendid game. Chubby Tubby, who has little if any Border Collie in him, hung out with the crowd but wasn’t into the whole tugging thing. His littermate Chutney is not to be seen because he was busy at my feet trying to get me to pick him up!

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