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.

Shenandoah, the Sheltie Girl-Adopted!

Shenandoah, the Sheltie Girl-Adopted!

06/04/12 Update:  She is heartworm negative, using the slow kill method with monthly heartgard!

Shenandoah is at the Humane Society of Camden County, Georgia with Amber Halsey. She is heartworm positive, and unfortunately, she can not be adopted from the shelter. Her only hope is that she is pulled by a rescue. We are looking for a foster home, with the intent to adopt. Shenandoah is described as being very active, affectionate, and even though she is being given a lot of outdoor time at the shelter, she is miserable. Collies like Shenandoah need a lot of physical and mental stimulation, in short, she needs a family, a big yard, and a job!

Shenandoah is two or three years old and only about 30 pounds. Can you believe she was found in an abandoned house. Who moves out and leaves their dog behind? Especially one as affectionate as this? She has demonstrated good herding instincts which tells us that she’d probably love to get involved in some sport activity like agility or flyball.

If you are interested in adopting Shenandoah, please review our adoption process, then e-mail

03/29/11 Update:I’ve had this little girl for a few days now. What a joy. It’s really humiliating when you rescue a dog that has better manners, and is better trained than your own. This little wonder doesn’t make a peep, she is so crate trained that she’ll open the door for you. She has the best recall I’ve ever seen. Whether you say no, come, sit, ah-ah, it just doesn’t matter what language you speak, this dog intuits and executes your wishes on a dime.
Before I wrapped up this update, I gave Amber a call to make sure I had all of the information on this dog… just couldn’t believe she was a stray. Amber reminded me, this is the dog that was found in an abandoned home. I shook my head in disbelief. Who would leave their house, and leave this gem behind. It’s stories like this that make me wonder why I’m not on medication.
She was 21 pounds and severely matted. Now, she’s 31 pounds and still on the thin side. Amber said she was a mess when animal control brought her in. I can imagine.
She is at the vet right now being evaluated from head to toe. Lynne Flannery will foster her for a few days to temperament test her with cats, when I will get her back to introduce her to the pack.


Thank you Amber and Donna for saving this little girl, she is a real gem.

Her entire photo album can be reviewed on Facebook.

A yes, Shenandoah was adopted when she got out of Donna’s car! Donna transported her from GA, and Bill & Andrea Lerner met us at our Spring reunion. They met Delta Belle and Shenandoah. Shenan was vetted, and after I temperament tested her, we planned for her adoption date! Shenan is now Connie, and doing awesome on the Lerner farm!

Connie and Bill


One thought on “Shenandoah, the Sheltie Girl-Adopted!

  1. Happy Fourth of July to all. We have had Connemara (Shennendoah) for over a year and she is one special dog. She has been going to sheep herding training for the last month and is quite the handful. The experienced folks where we bring her in S. Florida says she acts a lot like a MacGregor Border Collie trained to herd cattle. She is powerful at 37 pounds, and is very intense when she works. Her trainer loves her and the physical and mental challenge she gives him. She is very affectionate and takes care of us if we get sick, never leaving the side of the bed. She also is one special disc dog and is definitely not willing to take grief from any other animal. Thanks for finding us our cutest family member. Bill

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