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.

My Dream Dog

My Dream Dog
Dream Dogs! Photo by Anna

Welcome to My Dream Dog!

This feature will help you dog-lovers find your next dream dog; not from a breeder or puppy mill, but from a shelter, pound or rescue.  Adopting a rescue dog is fast becoming the right thing to do, but how?  I’ve had more of my adopters tell me that once they went onto PetFinder, they were overwhelmed, got lost, and couldn’t tell what they were looking at; they simply got confused.

It’s for Dogs!

The Dog Liberator has a tremendous success rate in matching up the right dog for the right family.  Most of the time, when we get an email from a potential adopter who is interested in Dog A, after reviewing their information, and doing a telephone interview, we learn that Dog B is a better fit.

Founded in the Summer of 2009, and adopting almost 700 dogs throughout the Southeast, our current return rate is less than 1%.

You don’t always get the dog you want,
but you always get the dog you need.

For those of you who know me and know The Dog Liberator, My Dream Dog should come as no surprise!  Admitting that I can only foster so many dogs at a time, and knowing that I have the ability to rescue on a much broader scale, My Dream Dog makes sense.  While space and resources are limited, my desire to rescue and my experience in creating the perfect match are not!

What if your dream dog is in South Carolina, and you live in Florida?  Let us help you find your dream dog, what do you have to lose?  Visit our Getting Started Page, and let us help you rescue your next Dream Dog!

Below is an email I received from John in 2011 which convinced me that I had to expand and offer our services to approved adopters who are waiting to find that perfect dog!

Dear Gisele,

Thanks so much for the wonderful site and information you have.  My wife and I have been looking for a dog for a few months now to join our family.  To say the least it has been a discouraging process.  The only places I have looked are and the local pound.

Well, at the local pound you just never know what kind of dog, temperament, and so on you will get.  With the adoption groups on petfinder I’ve found that the process has been more of an interrogation than an application.  I love what you wrote on your web site when you said: We’re focused on bringing together caring people with the right dog.   Thanks for a breath of fresh air.  You seem very reasonable and don’t have a laundry list of questions like, “who will brush the dog in the family and how ofter?”  No kidding, that was one of the questions on an application I started to fill out as I shook my head in disbelief.


The story, Tale of Two Paths, written by Sheila Coffman, explains on a personal level, why using a professional rescue to identify and find your next Dream Dog is so valuable.

Not all great dogs are within the collie breed.  I’m happy to be expanding, helping dogs get out of jail.  As always, I will be very picky, and take my time by asking all the right questions, to rescue only the best!




4 thoughts on “My Dream Dog

  1. What an awesome idea!! You truly inspire me. I love everything you wrote about how you got started in the rescue world on your main website and it’s so, so true. I often get so frustrated by many shelters and rescues practices that just don’t work!! They sometimes seem like only a step up from a kill shelter although they are well meaning.

    I really think you are amazing. Your idea about teaching other shelters is so needed – Now only if they will listen – I think that will be the challenge. Please keep up your life changing work for the unwanted dogs of America, and help us learn through your experience what can expedite re-homing these pets. Many are willing to volunteer but don’t have the skills to be successful – you are a breath of fresh air. I appreciate you!

  2. helping my friend find another loving fur baby.she lost her 7 yr old blue eyed aussie 2 months ago.she and her family have been looking…….I found your website-hope u reply.Bennett looks like the best match so far. 🙂

  3. Hi Gizelle, what I need is a dog that is cam laid back,picks up training easy,housebroken,walks well on a leash,and will enjoy a large fenced in yard,and socialization with my friends and family. I spoke to you before, but now I own my home.My dog will be my companion and helper another will be with me 90 prcsnt of the time. I live in Deltona. Would like a medium to large dog for I live by myself. I will go with ur recommendations. I can be contacted at 386-320-1947. I am disabled but still get around with a cane. I hope u can help me. Oscar Peers

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