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.

Murphy, the Family Dog ~ Adopted

Murphy, the Family Dog ~ Adopted

Note: Due to the number of phone calls and emails we have received from shelters and pounds please be aware that Sam Mauldin no longer volunteers for The Dog Liberator. She can not pull, transport, or foster dogs for our rescue.

Murphy was found wandering a neighborhood near Birmingham, AL, on October 2nd. He walked with a slight limp. A local vet examined Murphy, and determined that he is not in any pain and to operate on him would be a risk. According to the vet, “It’s a very old injury, and it’s healed very nicely on its own.”

"Woo hoo -- life is good!"

Murphy is 3-5 years of age and is good with other dogs, children, and cats!  Due to his healed injury, going for walks and swimming would be excellent for this boy!

Murphy is being fostered by Sam Mauldin in Gainesville, FL. Her initial desciption of him is that he’s a “couch potato”!

Additional photos of Murphy can be viewed on Facebook. If you think you may be interested in adopting Murphy, please review our adoption process and e-mail

Nov. 23, 2011 Foster Update: Murphy is a wonderful boy who wants to be a couch potato. He gets along great with my pack, plays for a while, and then just wants to chill. He sleeps quietly in his crate and I still haven’t heard him bark. He loves to give hugs…when I call him; he trots to me and puts those goofy paws up around my neck. Murphy is very affectionate and not overly clingy.

"Exploring my foster mom's yard."

This boy sat and watched my cat sleep for over two hours! He is enthralled and puts his nose on the ground towards the kitty (who is under the patio furniture.) It’s like kitty television! He is well behaved and doesn’t have that “I want to eat the cat” look, he just likes to stare. When my kitty went further back under the furniture, Murphy moved that part for a better view and went back to the stare mode.

He is a bit sensitive. When I tell him “no,” I am careful because he really pays attention. It only takes a tiny bit to correct him… If I am too stern, he looks at me and rolls over showing his belly.

Murphy is good on a leash and would make a good companion dog for someone who isn’t overly active. He doesn’t pull on the leash or try to “meet and greet” everyone around the neighborhood. He’s friendly yet more attentive to what I am doing rather than focusing on everyone else.

"Charlie and Boomer want to take me for a walk."

I am pleasantly surprised that he has not joined my dogs in digging up the yard. Murphy could care less. He counter-surfed one time grabbing a pizza box while I went to the store. Considering he was found running stray, I can’t blame him.

To sum up: Murphy is wonderful needing a home that doesn’t want a high drive dog. He is smart, listens well, and is good with anyone. He plays well with others and doesn’t seem to care about anything other than getting affection. He loves to nap, watch the cat, and just hang out!





Murphy Goes Home!

Dec. 10, 2011 Foster Update:  Murphy was adopted today!  Murphy just left with his wonderful new family! Can I just say that he BOLTED out the front door with them!

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