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.

In The Dog House

In The Dog House
a hug from Kudos

TDL’s efforts to Rescue have been Suspended:

We desperately need your help. Because of financial hardship, we must suspend our efforts to pull dogs. This is why we are asking for Sponsorship commitments.

We will rescue the dogs that we have recently made a commitment to.

We will continue to support our existing dogs, our adopters, and the people in the rescue community that work so hard to make a difference.

We will have our annual reunion, hopefully on December 8.

We simply do not have the funds to actively rescue at this time. We can not rescue dogs that we can’t afford to care for, and we will not lower our standard of care for our dogs. Hopefully, we can get the support we need to continue our mission.

There are many ways you can help.  We have created several donation campaigns for supporters to choose from. My favorite is The Virtual Foster Campaign.

The cost of Veterinary Care is not going down, neither are gas prices or food prices.

Flynn (Sundance)

We will not lower the quality of Veterinary care for our dogs, nor will we raise our adoption fees.

The past year has been financially and emotionally challenging.  It appears that my luck throughout this summer was not good.  The medical expenses for the dogs that we rescued were outrageous, not because my vet over charges, but because the dogs that we rescued had so many issues.

  • The day before Clyde was adopted, he broke his toe and had to be placed in a cast, which was an additional $200 expense not including his basic shots and neuter.
  • A week before Hopscotch was adopted, he was bit by a pygmy rattlesnake, which was an additional $250 not including his basic shots and spay.
  • I still have no idea what BB suffered from, that caused her to be hospitalized for a week.  She cost us an additional $600, not including her basic shots and spay.
  • A few of our dogs suffered from botched neuters and spays, performed by shelter veterinarians.  Those dogs required  additional surgery.  The cost for those surgeries, including hospitalization were in the thousands.
  • Who knew that under all of that fur, we found tumors, cysts, etc., that had to be removed.
  • We have had more than our share of Parvo, and suffered emotionally and financially
  • But I am very proud that Bart was not a statistic, and very grateful for your donations.
If you have been following TDL, I’m sure you can add to this list of medically needy dogs.  Am I complaining?  Absolutely not!  There is nothing that gives me more pride and joy than taking care of a dog’s every needs, easing his pain, helping him become proud again, beautiful again, and teaching him how to be a good boy.  It’s the Adoption Updates that validate our work.


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Our adoption fees rarely cover our expenses.


We are surrounded by the most wonderful people, and since our IRS approval as a non-profit 501c3, with the help of volunteer Dave Massa, we are actively pursuing grants. Steve Golden is searching for corporate partnerships, but until that becomes a reality, we can not rescue without Sponsorship Commitments.

We are all hoping for the best, working very hard, and are looking forward to continuing our mission.

We know how bad the economy is affecting us.  Rescuers are the first to see couples split up, lose their jobs, their homes, thus surrendering their dogs – Not everyone can afford to give.  If you are one of those people who simply can not afford to give, please help us by spreading the word.


You Can Help




Plan A:  Contact Donald Trump, Bill Gates, and Oprah for help!

Plan B: Promote The Promise on your Facebook page, or forard it to your friends, and share TDL Partners with people you know in the business community.

Plan C: We have over 2,500 followers on Facebook, 136 followers on Twitter, and we receive an average of 500 – 1,000 views per day on our blog.  If even a small percentage of our supporters donated what they can afford, it would make a huge difference.

If you love fundraising, submit your idea to us and let’s get creative.

Gisele Veilleux
The Dog Liberator ® President/Founder


Note:  Since I wrote this post, and shared our position on Facebook, we have received several donations.  Those donations allowed me to rescue our newest addition,  Willow, from Lake City.  I want to thank everyone who responded, and I’m amazed with the creativity I have seen, having garage sales, raffles, etc.  Every little bit counts.  We have also received items from our Amazon Wish List, which helps us so much.  We want to continue our mission, one dog at a time, and we need your donations.  I thank you, but more importantly, the dogs thank you!



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2 thoughts on “In The Dog House

  1. Received this comment from Susan Gross. I’m very flattered!

    “Your a truly Wonderful and Classy Lady Gisele. You have risen above the petty insults and attacks. You are just moving forward and continuing to do what your Heart is telling you to do. The critics will fade away, each time, but you will not. You have the support of many, and that’s what counts. The pups need you and you make it happen for them. We’re truly Lucky to have you and the other Wonderful TDL people. I believe it was TDL that brought Flynn into my life and not the Critics. xoxo”

  2. The ability to adapt and make adjustments is essential in all organizations and relationships. Good job Gisele by not letting tough times overcome your mission.

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