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.


Tripp on the move!


Update: What a difference a day makes!

Rescued from Halifax, Trip has recovered and is ready to go.[/caption]

Mr. Tripp was examined by the vet, and he got a two thumbs up.  Tripp can now eat as much as he wants, without fear of pain!  We can see quite a difference in his personality now.  He is a happy bouncy boy with pogo sticks for legs!  Tripp would make a great Trick dog with the right owner.  We are working with him on recall and food guarding from other dogs.

What can we say?  He has a $1300 bum!


“Barney” AKA Tripp
Rescued from Halifax, Trip has recovered and is ready to go.

Found as a stray and left unclaimed at the shelter, Tripp is the newest pup to start his adventure with the Dog Liberator!! Tripp was very timid and unsure when introducing himself to us. He’s eyes were shifty and his attention was on high alert. It didn’t take long though for him to realize he was in good hands. Tripp was introduced on leash, but you could tell he preferred that there wasn’t any attachments. With some help from the Kennel gal we were able to get leashes switched and Tripp loaded into the van, headed towards his next destination.

Once in the van, Tripp started to realize he was no longer confined to the block walls of a shelter. With some puppy talk from Serena and a nice rub down while we drove Tripp was able to relax and enjoy the ride. We let the windows down and cruised on home. There was a beautiful moment in the car, when his eyes became soft. He nudged my hand and asked me keep rubbing him. He wanted the attention and touch and that was huge.

Although Tripp was not neutered he was pretty quick to behave in the pack. He walks around and pees on everything, but that part was expected. He got his name because he was more interested in staring out at the road, like he wanted to go on a Trip! As the first week past, we noticed some un-becoming behavior. He would snarl through the cage and refuse to come out to potty. After some team discussion we realized, none of use had physically seen him poop. Yet, we had all seen him attempt or appear to.

Tripp, on his his way to TDLTripp’s behavior was very sporadic. Times he would happily approach me for a quick pet. Others he did want anything to do with us. It finally came, the poop came explosively, in liquid form. Tripp himself did not enjoy the experience. He was in pain. It became apparent he needed to get checked out, after we noticed a bulge next to his anus.

After a trip to the vet, pun intended, we learned he had a hernia interfering with his bowel movement. He wasn’t happy about the exam, it was pretty painful. Once we were able to shed light on the problem, we were able to understand it was a serious problem. The vet recommended we get it repaired as soon as possible. It was becoming apparent his bad behavior was because he was in pain. Tripp had the potential to be an amazing dog, he just needed to get over this hurdle in his life.

The vet was able to operate and successfully repair the hernia, as well cut those nasty little nuggets off as well. The first few days of recovery was pretty easy. Doctors gave him some nice drugs to help him through. Here we are a week out of surgery and Tripp is doing better than ever. He is a happy boy who still loves to pee on everything!

Although he doesn’t play with any of the other dogs, he accepts them and tolerates them well. The pack also respects his space and his sore bum. Tripp has had no aggressive moments since the medical issue was attended too. He does appear to guard his food and certainly you cannot get the bowl down fast enough for him. He may even try to knock it out of your hand! Overall Tripp is a pretty swell guy and will make a great friend to someone someday soon.

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