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.

Nick-O-Time, the Sheltie Puppy

Nick-O-Time, the Sheltie Puppy

I’d like to introduce you to Nick-O-Time. This little guy came to us from Miami. He was found wandering the streets and taken to a shelter. Unfortunately, after spending too long in the shelter, this puppy’s time was up. Nick-o was scheduled to be euthanized, and for some inexplicable reason, he was never put down. And we are so grateful for that fact. Nick-o is such a wonderful puppy. We have nicknamed him the “Perfect Pup”; mostly due to the fact that he arrived to us completely housetrained. Yes, you read correct, this 2-3 month old puppy hasn’t had one accident in the house! He is playful, affectionate, loves other dogs, and absolutely adores the company of children. This little pup reminds me a bit of Khaz’ Noodle! He is the perfect mix of Sheltie and … maybe Aussie, who knows?!? To be honest, his breed is becomes irrelevant when you see what a wonderful dog he truly is! We anticipate him to be around 40lbs when he is full grown. All this “Perfect Pup” needs now is the perfect loving home.

Great with other dogs!


10/27/11: A little pup from Miami, saved by Andrea & Patty is now being fostered by Kevin & Mel. Just a few weeks old, they say he’s gorgeous and sleeping in their car. This little guy has a big story to share with us… Here is Nicko’s full story, sent to us by one of his rescuers, Patty!

Gisele, Thank you so much for saving Nick (Celo). Here is his story.

I saw Nick (Celo) on the Miami Dade Animal Services website. My first thought was that he would be quickly adopted because he was absolutely adorable or that his owner would certainly be claiming him soon. He had been found as a stray wandering the streets of Miami on October 15th and after a 5 day holding period for him to be claimed he would be available for adoption. Every day I would look and as days passed, he was still there. I couldn’t understand it but I know all too well how many beautiful puppies and dogs get euthanized everyday.

On Monday October 24th he was no longer listed and I was so happy because I thought he had found his forever home over the weekend. I called MDAS to verify his status and was told he had been euthanized. I felt awful and shared the news with Andrea Rigler who had also been watching this puppy.

At the MDAS Shelter

We were both shocked and saddened because he was one of those faces you see and it touches your heart. In the early evening I had a facebook message stating that Nick (Celo) was back on the MDAS website and after another phone call it was confirmed that the information given to me in the morning was incorrect and Nick was still alive but had probably been on the euthanasia list for the day but for some reason had been spared.

I called Andrea right away and her response was “I’m on it” and a few minutes later she told me TDL would take him. I quickly sent in a DNE (Do Not Euthanize) email to MDAS but I knew that was not no guarantee.

Curious Little Pup!!!

So on Tuesday I went to MDAS to place a hold on this precious baby and soon he will be on his way to becoming a TDL Dog! I couldn’t be happier because I know he is going to an amzaing place and that soon he will be in a forever home. After 10 days of being in an overcrowded shelter sleeping in a small cage with other dogs, tonight he will sleep on a soft bed safe and sound! Tomorrow he will be on his way to TDL!!!

Nicko with Patty D

Nick is laying on my dog Smoky’s bed making himself at home. My little niece is at my house and she told me that he doesnt look like a “Celo”. So I asked her what does he look like and after thinking about it she looked at him and sighed and said, “Oh Henry you are so cute”. So for tonight his new name is Oh Henry! ~Patty D.

Yes, Nick is being fostered by Kevin and Mel and I can’t wait to see the photos pouring in!  Click here to see more photos in his photo album on Facebook.


Nick-O is Going Home!

Update:  Nick-o-Time has been adopted! Angela and Doug drove all the way down from Gainesville to pickup the puppy that they absolutely fell in love with yesterday. They are a young active couple that will spoil Nicko rotten! They also agreed to the occasional play date with Mel and I and our own pups, which just sealed the deal 😉 I have no doubt that Angela and Doug have just adopted one of the greatest dogs my wife and I will ever meet. We love him so much, so we are so glad he found such a wonderful forever home. – Kevin


12/10/12 Update:

Hi there,
I’ve been wanting to do this for a while!

Thank you for putting this upcoming gathering in Saturday. We will be joining you, but before that I still wanted to share with some of the most recent pictures of Niko.
I hope it is not too late.

Also, we were hoping to meet the person who rescue Niko from the pawn in Miami. We are so grateful to her for Niko and to Kevin and Mel, who we have kept in contact with. He has become an essential part of our lives. Just to let you know, he will be taking his therapy dog exam on the 16th of this month, and we have no doubt he will be joining our therapy family soon. he is a super smart, loving, gentle (as you can see on the pic below with his cousin Luna) and playful pup. We could not ask for more.
Well, with that being said, thank you ver y much for bringing joy to many people and families!
See you guys on Saturday.

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