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.

Timmy, the Sheltie Pup!

Timmy, the Sheltie Pup!
Shelter Photo

I know you don’t know who Timmy is, because he was posted for two seconds, and adopted!

Last Friday Marjie Wolfe called me in the morning, explaining that two male Shelties had been left in an overnight drop box at a shelter in Titusville.  Seriously?  I asked her to send me a photo.  Instantly, she sent two photos to my Blackberry, and I was in love.

The little Sheltie, couldn’t be older than 8 weeks, and very emaciated.  The other Sheltie was estimated at between 4-5 years old.  The owners indicated that they simply had too many dogs.  But were these dogs siblings, or was father/son?  We’ll never know.

Sarah: "Can We Keep Him?"

When Marjie arrived, the first thing she told me was that the two dogs were very close… one never leaving the other’s side.  It was true!

You can read details about the Sheltie  named Sherman are on his own page.

As I watched the two Shelties interact, it was obvious that poor Sherman had no life.  He interacted with the pup as if he was the Mommy.  Every move he made, the pup was literally under him.  Sherman was protective over his pup, growling at dogs who walked by.


Ryan: "Mom is going to say No!"

I was very concerned about Timmy, so emaciated and he was having runny stool.  Normally, that’s no big deal, but in a puppy so small, it’s dangerous.  I called Holly, she suspected Coccicdia.



My Dad, the Big Dog Liberator, Holding Timmy on the way to the Vet!

While at Val-U-Vet waiting to be examined by Dr. Oliver, Timmy and Sherman shared the same crate, and employees there enjoyed watching the two of them loving on each other.


Timmy and Ed Doty

Dr. Oliver gave them both a clean bill of health, but agreed that Timmy was too young for rabies and neuter.


Once home, I watched the two of them interact, and while the relationship between them was wonderful to see, it was not good for Sherman.  There was no joy in his eyes, and no bounce in his step.  Sherman had accepted the fact that he was saddled by this pup.


Saturday, Cyndy Doty arrived to take Timmy home with her.  Cyndy and her Collie, Lady Arabela will  foster Timmy and will adopt him once he is well enough to be neutered.

This is really perfect for Lady Arabela.  She can teach Timmy everything, and have a playmate.  Cyndy reports that Arabela is very happy to have her own pup!


Here’s a video showing Timmy and Arabela!


Here’s Sarah’s very first self-made video!

One thought on “Timmy, the Sheltie Pup!

  1. I would like to know when Timmy will be up for adoption? My mom used to breed and raise sheltie’s and she loves them and has always wanted to get another one. Please let me know when he will be up for adoption and how much he will be. I am a Veterinary Technician and I work at the University of GA in the College of Veterinary Medicine so he will have the best of care. I look forward to hearing from you.


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