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.

Spotlight on Val-U-Vet of Deltona

Less than a year ago, someone recommended that I introduce myself to Val-U-Vet in Deltona. Driving dogs back and forth to affordable spay/neuter clinics was becoming a nightmare.

After talking with Val-U-Vet’s corporate office, we agreed on pricing for services, and defined what my standards would be for every dog that came into their office. Today, the number of dogs that they have vetted is in the hundreds!
Many of our adopters have continued to use Val-U-Vet after adoption. Their offices are located in Deltona, Sanford, DeLand, Ormond, Daytona and a new office will be opening in Edgewater.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Dr. Kim and Dr. Oliver in the Deltona office, as a matter of fact, the level of care that the staff has given my medically fragile dogs like Maureen’s Hope, Guenther, and Frances was amazing. Dr. Evers of the DeLand office helped me diagnose Logan, and took special care of Cookie Dough’s delicate surgery.
Although we have never met, some of our adopters have expressed their gratitude to Dr. Charlie from the Sanford office. After Lola was adopted by the Bryant family, she had problems with her stitches, and Dr. Charlie did a remarkable job taking care of the little pup.
What really makes Val-u-Vet valuable is their staff. They know my dogs! When I walk into their office with a new dog, it’s amazing that they know the dog’s name! From time to time, they will ask me about dogs that have been adopted, and we reminisce a bit!
On New Year’s Eve, Melissa Keister, the Customer Service Representative from Val-U-Vet personally drove to meet a transport, picked up 3 adult dogs and drove them to her home, bathed them that night, and brought them to the clinic for us. Those dogs were Courage, Madigan and Katie! They were put on antibiotics immediately, heartworm tested and evaluated by Dr. Oliver. “No vaccinations, and absolutely no spay or neuter for Courage or Katie. Only Madigan was healthy enough this time. What was really cool was how excited the staff was when all of them tested negative for heartworm!
Just a few months ago, Melissa reviewed the heartworm results for Moonpie, and called me immediately. Something about the test made her nervous, even though it clearly stated that Moonpie was heartworm negative. She tried to explain to me why the test might be flawed, but it all went over my head! I approved another heartworm test and Melissa was right, Moonpie was positive.
To be successful in rescue, you need great dogs, quality fosters and awesome Doctors!
With the help of Cristina Florez, a Dog Liberator supporter, we recently had custom made plaques for our Vets to show our appreciation. So hanging up in Val-U-Vet’s Deltona office, is The Dog Liberator!

If you’re in the Central Florida area, check out their mobile shot clinic schedule and pricing!

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