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.



ShastaShasta is insecure and will bond quickly with her owners, however, she will be fearful of strangers.  She needs a pack leader that will assure her through correction/reward not to be afraid.  Many times, humans will stroke a dog that is afraid, this sends the dog the wrong message.  Shasta needs consistency and patience.  The last thing Shasta needs is someone to love on her.  Shasta needs leadership, she needs a job, someone to reward her for every completed task.    This will increase her self-esteem, give her a purpose, and boundaries to follow which will give her a sense of safety.

Love, in the form of petting and rubs can be shared after she understands her role.


We posted her photo, asking for name ideas and we didn’t expect to get 105 Likes and 385 comments within just 2 hours, but we did!  The name ideas were awesome, and I’m saving them in a list for future use!  Daphne, April Kepner, Julia Roberts and Peaches were some of them.  Many of the name ideas have been previously used in our rescue.  Thank you for your help!

This little girl is about 2 years old, and her name was Shasta.  She is very shy and unsure of herself and her new surroundings but she settled in nicely.

Shasta was owner-surrendered due her owner’s life-threatening allergies.  Surrendering her to us was not easy, but my son has asthma and receives allergy shots as well.  I know how hard allergies are to control.  Shasta’s owners posted her on Craigslist, hoping to find the right home for her, but none of the persons interested, met her owner’s standards!  Once we expressed an interest in her, they checked us out, and trusted we would take excellent care of her!

wow, what a beautiful girl!
wow, what a beautiful girl!

Her photos can be seen on Facebook.

Update:  Shasta was adopted and returned.  The environment where she lived was not suitable for her and made her nervous. Shasta in now in Central Florida, and she has a lot of energy, and needs to be exercised daily.  Her shyness makes her unsure of strangers.  Since she has been doing incredibly well while under my care, and is greeting strangers with happiness!  Shasta is not the right dog for a first-time dog owner.  She truly needs a pack leader who understands that she needs a job to do.


Sarah and Shasta
Sarah and Shasta

Update:  Shasta was adopted by Sarah K. of Deltona!  Sarah has experience with Shy/Fearful dogs!  And the updates are wonderful!

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