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.

Our Intake Process, for Shelters, Pounds, and Owner-Surrenders

Our Intake Process, for Shelters, Pounds, and Owner-Surrenders
China the deaf/blind Aussie from Camden County Humane Society

How we Pull Death Row Dogs:

As much as we would like to say “yes” to every dog, we realize that we can not. Every dog is worthy of being saved, but we can not save every dog. To help us determine if we can accept the dog(s) you have contacted us about, please provide us with the following information, along with recent photos* and then e-mail it to us at

The more detailed information you can provide about the dog you would like for us to take into our rescue, the more we can find the right foster home, and start working right away to re-home your dog.

Thank you,
Gisele, founder, THE DOG LIBERATOR

We require a heartworm test be performed by your vet, or one of our vets before accepting any surrendered dog. If your dog is heartworm positive, we will require a donation to cover the dog’s heartworm treatment before accepting your dog.
NEW:  We require a donation or sponsorship from our supporters before accepting any dog.  The amount of the donation is dependent on whether or not the dog has had its shots, been heartworm tested, or if it’s been spayed or neutered.  
We require health certificates for all dogs crossing over the Florida State Line. All records and health certificates must be faxed to us PRIOR to transport. Out of State Transports must stop at the Department of Agriculture where indicated.

If we do not have space available, consider fostering your dog, until we can help you re-home it.
Name/Organization’s Point of Contact/email address,
Name of dog
Breed(s) If a mix, please specify and provide your best guess as to the combinationGender
Current Weight
*Heartworm Positive or Negative*Heartworm test is mandatory before we can accept the dog.

Please briefly describe the condition of the dogs coat, if there is any hair loss or if mange is suspected. Describe the condition of the dog’s eyes, and teeth. Is the dog coughing, or displaying runny stool? Provide any details of the dog’s overall health.

*When emailing photos, only email recent photos. Placing a ruler or yardstick in front of the dog is very helpful. Also, prepare to send several recent photos.

Clearly does not belong in a high kill shelter!

Has this dog been tested for heartworms? If yes, positive or negative.

What shots, vet care, etc., has this dog received?
How did this dog come to your shelter?
How long have you had the dog?
Have you personally met this dog?
Do you have transport for this dog? If so, who is your transport coordinator?

Indicate Yes No or Unknown for the following. Elaborate as needed:

Good with Dogs

Good with Cats

Good with Kids
Good with Adults
House trained
Food Aggressive
Escape Artist

Flight Risk







Suspected Fear Biter

Has Bite History

Herding Nipper

Please simply copy and paste these questions either into a Word document, or an email, and forward it to us.

Attention cross-posters: Do not expect us to take in a dog if you do not personally know or have met the dog. Before we will accept any dog into our rescue, we must personally speak to the individual who has possession of the dog.

Be sure to provide the contact’s phone number.

Then What?
If you are an owner that is surrendering your dog, you will foster the dog for TDL until it is successfully re-homed.
If you are a shelter or pound, once we can accept your dog into our rescue, it is required that you fax the dog’s health certificate and medical history from your vet or shelter to our vet PRIOR to transport. Depending on the transport location, we will provide you with the animal clinic that we have chosen for your dog.
All dogs must have our phone number and The Dog Liberator written on their collar with a permanent marker.

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