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.

Shane the Red Aussie~Adopted

Shane the Red Aussie~Adopted
Don't hate me 'cause I'm beautiful!

Shane is a stunning Australian Shepherd, only about 1-year-old.  When I say stunning, I’m not kidding.  Not only does he have a beautiful red and white coat, he has bi-colored eyes ~ one blue, one brown.  And not only does he have bi-colored eyes, one of them is marbled ~ part blue, part brown.  And not only is he beautiful, but he is also very well behaved and trained.  Indeed, as his rescuer Amy noted, “at just a year old he displayed the calm personality and settled nature of a much older dog. Someone had obviously loved and worked with him at some point because he sat, shook, high-fived, and laid down on command.”

Well behaved and trained

Amy rescued Shane from a kill shelter just before his time was up and named him Soldier.  When her mother met him, she fell in love with this outstanding dog on the spot, adopted him and renamed him Shane.  You absolutely must read Amy’s original post about that whole episode ~ it is hysterical!

Shane proved to be everything that we had hoped ~ playful, well behaved and affectionate.  But sometimes life happens (you may not have noticed that) and Amy’s mom hurt her leg.  She can no longer take Shane for walks but has to just let him out in the yard.  Her fence is low and Shane is curious, so he has been known to hop over to see if the grass really is greener.  Although he comes back when called, the concern is that she lives on a very busy street and the chances of him being hit by a car are pretty significant.  Really, just not worth it.

His marbled eye is captivating

So the hard decision has been made.  We’re going to find Shane a new home.  I know it will be a great one, hopefully with a higher fence.   And quieter road.  lol

Make sure you check out his extensive photo album.  If you think that you might be interested in adopting Shane, please read his original rescue post, our dog tips page, and Our Adoption Process, then e-mail me at

07/10/11 Update: Shane was adopted by Scott Schrecengost and his family yesterday.  Maria C writes:  Shane’s adoption went really well. The family was very excited! They told me they were still under contract for a new property they were planning on buying. They told me they were researching shock collars to help train Shane to keep away from the fence. I told them the first thing they need to work on is recall, as well.

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