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.

Rusty, Calm and Cuddly~Adopted

Rusty, Calm and Cuddly~Adopted
Calm and Cuddly

Rusty is a gorgeous fluffy two year-old  red Border Collie.  He’s everything a great dog should be, intelligent, affectionate, and playful.  He is good with cats, plays with other dogs, great with kids and is very gentle.  What Holly really loves is the way he rides in the car!


Rusty and his transport buddies, Casey Rose and Fonzie all came from Alabama where they were fostered by Deb Gaylord.    Rusty was pulled from a kill shelter, heartworm positive.  Dale Parrent sponsored his treatments, and he is heartworm negative!  Thank you Dale!

Rusty and his pals were flown to us by Jeff Bennett, a volunteer for Pilots-n-Paws.  All three of the dogs have awesome temperaments, relaxed, calm, and happy to meet everyone!

Rusty is being fostered in the Windermere area, and updates will be coming soon!  In the meantime, you can view his photo album on Facebook.  If you are interested in Adopting Rusty, please review “How to Adopt From Us” and email your information to us at


Update:  Melinda, Rusy’s foster is keeping Rusty!  She writes:

Ok, drumroll…

We want to adopt him 🙂 He is an absolutely lovely dog, and a perfect companion for our dynamo Taz. They are happily wrestling on the floor in front of me as I write this!

I am entirely confident that we will quickly resolve the marking behavior. In fact, Taz is helping with that already by herding him around the house and preventing any opportunity for Rusty to mark! I’ll be checking at Walmart today for the spray, Petsmart didn’t have anything. I’ll be watching him like a hawk and providing well timed corrections as you both suggested. Thank you for your wisdom in dealing with this issue!

This week I’ll be getting him checked out by my vet, and professionally groomed. Can’t wait to see how gorgeous he’ll look! I promise to send before and after photos 🙂

2 thoughts on “Rusty, Calm and Cuddly~Adopted

  1. I Love Rusty. He has just that right balance of energy. He is ready to play if you are, but if you just want to relax in a chair and tell him he is handsome, he is all on board for that too! He is a very happy boy and handsome as all! I love his personality, and if you are even possibly considering him, you HAVE to meet him. I have no doubt you’ll love him as much as I do.

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