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 Last Transport of the Year

Our New Year’s Eve transport had us all very busy. This pack was rescued by Hope Master, and pulled from Rome, Georgia (Floyd County) before (literally) their final hour. Special thanks to Sarah White for helping the transport, and bringing her camera!

First, we have a mother dog, Charlotte, who we believe to be a beagle/border collie mix. She, along with her 5 pups are being fostered by Cathy McIlroy. Mom and pups are coughing, and were evaluated by vets at Aloma Jancy. Deworming, and a first set of puppy shots are scheduled. Cathy reports that Charlotte, is a very well behaved, well trained little girl.

Charlotte and her Pups will be posted on their own blog page shortly. They are:

Theo, a tri-colored male (shown left)

Miss Kennedy, a black and white female

Miss Freckles, a black and white female with, yes, you guessed it, freckles!

Brie, a white and cream female

Marcel, a white and cream male

Also on transport were three adult Border Collies that are being fostered by Melissa and cared for by Val-u-Vet in Deltona.

These three are covered in scars and sores, Melissa believes one of them has scars that are indicitive to going through a barbed wire fence. All are coughing, and emaciated. Only one could be vetted and spayed (Madigan). Dr. Oliver wants to wait until the other two, Courage and Katie, are healthier. All three are going to be fostered by Lynne, Mark & Lesie, in Clearwater.

Special thanks to BJ McIlroy for transporting the three for us.

Our new lineup includes:

Courage, the Cowardly Dog!
Courage was named by Melissa. In short, she’s in love with him. She explains that he approaches humans with so much interest, buries his head in your lap, wants to so badly to trust, but is not sure if he will be accepted by you. Courage is estimated to be 2 years old. Courage currently weighs 39 pounds. Obviously, judging by this photo of Courage giving a huge hug right off of transport, this dog wants to please!

Miss Katie is a gorgeous Border Collie, who is affectionate and eager to please. Katie is estimated to be 3 years old, and is currently 32 pounds. Katie is shown left, with Madigan on her right.

Miss Madigan is also a favorite with the staff at Val-u-Vet. She’s the smallest of the pack, weighing in at 26 pounds, and is estimated to be 6 months old. Nothing seems to bother Madigan! She rolls over on her back, feet straight up in the air, and snoozes while the staff works around her!

All four of these adult dogs are fully crate trained, and house broken. Because of this feedback, their current medical condition, and the fact that they were all owner-surrendered by one person, I believe that all of these dogs were used for breeding purposes. I do not believe any of them have received very much training or attention. Just goes to show you, how intelligent and intuitive Border Collies can be.

I’m looking forward to receiving updates in the upcoming weeks. One thing that we all agree on – these dogs are going to be stunning.

2 thoughts on “Our Last Transport of the Year

  1. As Gisele said, I got to take pictures of this pack when they arrived late at night.

    Lil mama Charlotte was all wiggles. You could just tell she knew things were about to get better for her little family and wanted to thank everyone with kisses.

    The little family are obviously adorable (listen to the reaction in the video) and will be great lil buddies when their just a bit bigger.

    Little Courage was having a rough night when we saw him. As was stated, they had coughs and he was just feeling weak. I helped carry him to the car but the entire time he wagged his tail. I think if he'd felt well enough he would have been dancing. Can't wait to see him once he's had some TLC and dinner.

    Katie is just so sweet. It's sad to see her lil face with those scars on it but you barely notice them when she looks into your eyes.

    Madigan, goodness what a lil lover it is no surprise to me that the staff love her. From the moment she hopped out of the van she wanted to sit beside someones leg and be adored. She'd quietly sit, raise a paw, and look up as if to say "Hi! Do you wanna love me cause I wanna love you!"

    All great dogs.

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