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.

Rosie, the Un-Border Collie! ~ Adopted

Rosie, the Un-Border Collie! ~ Adopted
Have Ball, Will Travel

09/25/11 Update:  I’m happy to announce that I am fostering Rosie.  She is unlike any dog I’ve had in a while.  She gets along with other dogs instantly, she does not initiate play, but living with a pack suits her nicely.  She is very focused on her ball, has great recall, and just to test her, last night I invited her to sleep with me.  She spent the night on the foot of my bed, and never moved!  She is not destructive in anyway, is fully trained and housebroken.  Her former foster, Lynne Flannery, used a laser pointer and says she loves to chase the laser light at night!  Rosie is simply an easy dog, especially for a first-time dog owner.  Unlike most Border Collies, her intelligence doesn’t get her in trouble!

09/26/11 Update:  Ta Da!  Rosie plays!  I caught her doing the play bow with Lady Di and China!  I guess she just couldn’t resist!  She’s an awesome dog.  I do see a touch of spaniel in her, but can’t quite put my finger on it.  Maybe that’s why she has such an easy temperament!  Erica Brilliant and Erica’s Mom visited me yesterday, and Rosie got all of the attention!  She greeted them both as if she had known them for years.  Rosie will be a great dog for family that works all day.  You can leave her home alone, her bark will warn unwanted strangers, and she will probably be where you last left her…  Waiting at the door for you!


I feel like Rosie was forced to play musical chairs for a while. She was rescued from a shelter in South Florida, then sent to another rescue in Volusia County, and then ended up being a stray! Well, she wandered into the home of Jill Wells, and Jill took her to a local vet near my home.  Needless to say, her microchip revealed her history, and the first rescue is not very happy!   The vet gave Jill my phone number, and strongly recommended she pick The Dog Liberator. We had Rosie checked out from head to toe by Dr. Oliver at Val-U-Vet, and heartworm tested… she is negative! Rosie is being fostered by Lynne Flannery in Orange City, and she’s doing great!

Have Leash, Will Travel!

09/14/11 Update: I expected some exciting stories of mischievousness and quirky behavior from Lynne last night. Nothing! Lynne reports that Rosie is easy. She’s not high drive like most Border Collies are, however, she does love her ball. Lynne says that when she’s cooking in the kitchen, she can tell Rosie to “go lay down” in another room. Gabe, Lynne’s dog, has to be told repeatedly to get out of the kitchen!

Shall we Play a Game?

Rosie met my pack last night, and it was uneventful! She is very polite when being greeted by other dogs. Rosie pretty much keeps to herself but is not anti-social. It’s kind of hard to explain. She was very polite to my daughter, Sarah, but overall she did not initiate play. If Rosie has a ball in her mouth, she is content. Lynne reports that she is fully housebroken, quiet, and not destructive in any way. I would like to find a flaw in Rosie, but I can’t!

Much like the Un-Cola, Rosie is the Un-Border Collie Border Collie!  She reminds me a lot of Mr. Breeze.

Sept. 30, 2011: Rosie has been adopted by our Diego and his family. Updates coming soon!

Adoption Update:  Rosie is a really good dog.  She still has a touch of dominance that we are working really hard to correct, but generally speaking she’s “easy peasy”.  She doesn’t assert herself very often, but when she does we are quick to correct.  She will ALWAYS obey us….when we call her, she comes, and when we tell her to sit, she sits.  And she and Barley (aka Diego) get along great.  He’s not put off by her assertiveness at all.  He just keeps trying to get her to play, which she does about 50% of the time.  We’re hoping that ratio increases as she settles into her new position. Overall, she’s a great dog.

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