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.

Picadilly and Penny Lane, our Corgi sisters ~ Adopted

Do you know what happens when you develop good relationships? You end up with Corgis…..

Amy is one of our go-to volunteers. Despite a busy life, despite being located almost two hours away in Ocala, despite having been sick with one thing after another since September (she is a teacher and is trapped all day with those germ-carrying short people!), she has been one of the first to offer to help time and time again. As a result, when she asks for us to rescue a certain dog and offers to foster it, how can we say no. Amy loves Corgis…..

Pam is the director of a shelter in rural Florida. Recently we contacted her about pulling dachshund puppies Pippin and Pompy. As she has gotten to know us, she has liked what she has seen and taken the initiative, asking us to pull dogs that she thinks we might be able to place.

Last week an owner came into Pam’s shelter and surrendered his two corgis, three-year-old sisters Picadilly and Penny Lane. Pam immediately called us and asked if we could take them. Amy got word and said she’d foster. Zondra said she was going to be going to the shelter anyway, so transport was no problem. Well, it seemed we were getting corgis!

Amy is a wonderful foster. She has several dogs of her own and knows how to ease the transition for a recently abandoned dog. (Isn’t is sad, that someone would abandoned their dogs during the holidays???) Be sure to check out the girls photo album. Amy is good with her camera and is constantly adding to it. She shared with me her idea for a video of them. I won’t ruin the surprise, but it is going to be cool, so keep an eye out for it!!!

If you are considering one of these dogs for your family, please read about our adoption process and then e-mail

Amy is wonderful about keeping a diary of the dogs. Here is what she has so far:

Foster Diary of Piccadilly and Penny Lane, 2 ½-year-old Cardigan Welsh Corgi sisters who were rescued by TDL from a rural Florida shelter. Both girls have been spayed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped.

I met these enthusiastic, fun-loving corgi sisters earlier this week when I picked them up from TDL in Orlando. They’re super-sweet and just want to crawl up in your lap – but watch out, or they’ll both be up there at the same time! Both girls are pretty confident and blended into my pack very nicely within 24 hours. Of course, being ladies they did have to remind the boys to keep their distance a time or two (or three!). Beyond that, however, there wasn’t a snarl or raised hackle between them.

Piccadilly is the sister with less white on her head. She’s also the dominant one and quite confident, thank you very much! She loves the couch and still needs to learn that it is for people, not puppies. Not to worry, though – I’m on it! Piccadilly is the first one to come racing when she sees me and would like to play, play, play. Exactly what she wants to play, I’m not sure yet because it’s been cold out and I’ve been sick. This weekend I will find out whether she’s a ball player or a disc dog. (Be forewarned: I can throw a ball, but a Frisbee … not so much. I will try, though.) The energy to do something active is there with both girls – what they lack in stature, they make up for in enthusiasm. Just need to find out which direction they want to go.

Penny Lane, the more submissive sister, is slightly smaller and has more white on her head. She was slower to warm up to me (it took a few hours instead of a few minutes like it did with Piccadilly). However, now Penny is extremely loving and just as focused on being with me as Piccadilly is.

Both girls would rather hang with me than my dogs, but I’m sure that will change in a day or two. For now, I’ll just enjoy the attention! Piccadilly and Penny Lane share a crate during the day when I’m at work. I’ve been feeding them in the same crate, as well, and haven’t had a problem. I may start separating them for brief periods of time this weekend as they are very attached to one another. It would be wonderful if they are adopted together, but it may not work out that way and I’d like to make the initial separation as trauma-free as possible. So far, we haven’t had any “accidents” in the house. Paws crossed it stays that way. Physically, I’d say the girls both weigh approx. 25 lbs. They have a little less bone than my or my mom’s Pembroke Welsh Corgis. Both girls have long tails with a spot of black in the middle.

Picadilly – February 20, 2011 Update:

Picadilly is doing great in her new forever home. She is having fun playing fetch and going for walks around the neighborhood. She is in great health and a very smart dog, so smart I caught her writing one of my college papers for me. The only thing she thinks could be better is more belly pets, because the amount she is getting is never enough.

Stephen & Picadilly


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