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.



"Can we watch animal planet?"  ~ Spanky

Update:  The pups are eating now, and it’s time for them to see the vet.  They are still coughing.  We will have them examined and let the vet determine why.

You may have seen us last week begging for donations to rescue three collie pups from Athens, Alabama.  The shelter described them as a bag of bones, and even wondered if they would make it.

I love the ladies!
I love the ladies!

After a few failed transport attempts, they arrived thanks to hard working volunteers!  They are incredibly scared and wouldn’t eat for a few days, but they are eating now.  They are emaciated and they are coughing, so they won’t be ready for adoption… well, until they’re ready!  But we sure can follow their progress!

shelter photo
shelter photo

Spanky is the pup in the middle!  Not the runt, not the largest.  He is also the most social of the gang.  He enjoys affection and attention.  He is not coughing as much, and is eating well.  We will post more photo of them on Facebook shortly.

07/01/14 Update:  Thanks to Laura Burk for taking such good care of our two Athens pups, they are eating, and doing much better. They are not as terrified as they were, and love to be in your lap now!  You can see many recent photos of the boys on Facebook.

"I'm really trying to get healthy, but it's hard work!"  ~ Spanky
“I’m really trying to get healthy, but it’s hard work!” ~ Spanky

They were cleared from the Vet for now, they had shots to help build their strength, and on several medications. Cathy McIlroy will be fostering them for a while, until they can get their boosters and be neutered.

Spanky is Clearly a Collie, his black dot on the tail confirms that! They are very happy to see people, and are very social!

It’s going to take time for them to be totally healthy, and yes, your donations are greatly appreciated. If you can donate toward their care, please visit

Alfalfa and Spanky Adopted!
Alfalfa and Spanky Adopted!

07/13/14 Update:  Woo Hoo!  Spanky and Alfalfa were adopted today by Kathleen and her family of Port Orange!  They will continue to get fattened up, and will return for their boosters and neuter surgery in a few weeks!

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