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.

Princess Leia, The Damsel No Longer In Distress~Adopted

Princess Leia, The Damsel No Longer In Distress~Adopted

Princess Leia was originally adopted by Mike and Tracy because they wanted a mature dog to train as a service dog. Unfortunately, it turns out that Leia is still very much a youngster and does not fit into their particular training program at this time. Not to worry, though — everyone agrees that Princess Leia is a wonderful girl so it won’t be difficult to find the perfect home for her!

Princess Leia by the fire.

Princess Leia is around 2 yrs old. She appears to be a border collie/Brittany spaniel mix. Leia is sweet and gets along well with other dogs. She appears to learn fast and is obedient. She likes to carry things in her mouth and enjoys pulling — sounds like a worker to me! She is calm, not hyper, and would be good for a quieter home.

Princess Leia is now being fostered at my home in Deltona, FL. You can view additional photos on her Facebook photo album. If you think you may be interested in adopting Princess Leia, read Starting Out Your Dog Right, review our adoption process, and e-mail me at

Read Princess Leia’s original rescue story below:

Princess Leia was on the urgent list at Georgia’s Hall County Animal Control … her time was up and there was no rescue. She was picked up as a stray in the Chicoppe Woods preserve area in North Georgia, apparently dumped there along with a couple of other dogs. Vicki had already committed to Harrison Ford, a black-and-white border collie. She prayed someone would rescue her as she was a volunteer favorite.

Aren't I gorgeous?

The morning she were supposed to pick up Harrison Ford, Vicki got a call from the shelter. He had been euthanied and was no longer with us. She cried. Someone had to cry for him, to let him know he was missed.

The shelter told Vicki that they were pulling cards, they were full, so the urgent list … well … time was up. She asked if there were any other border collie mixes. The answer was no. She asked if Princess Leia was still there. Thankfully, the answer was yes.

Vicki had an epiphany. Harrison Ford always plays characters that rescue the ladies. So she decided that Harrison Ford would rescue “Princess Leia” as his character did in Star Wars. So, with literally no time left, Vicki asked the volunteer who thought she was picking up Harrison Ford to instead take Leia out into the play yard and evaluate her. The volunteer called back immediately and said “yes”!

The wonderful Dawn and her husband then played with Princess Leia and loved on her. Surgery couldn’t be scheduled until that Wednesday, and Dawn hated leaving Leia at the shelter. But she went back on Tuesday before Leia’s surgery with a groomer friend and gave her a pre-surgery bath and love. Thank you, Dawn!

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