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.

Trixie Belle, a Calm and Intelligent Border Collie – Adopted

Trixie Belle, a Calm and Intelligent Border Collie – Adopted

Update 12/20/09: Trixie Belle now belongs to an awesome pack, and will experience being a true sheepdog with her new family.  Her photos and updates can be viewed on Facebook.

12/4/09 Update: Trixie is showing a strong eye, focus, and incredible herding potential. With the right owner, she could soar in agility of frisbee. She executes every command with precision and is very in tune with her human, always watching and waiting for a command. She’s a small and petite BC, and quite lovely. She also enjoys sleeping ON the bed! She is not destructive in any way and is housebroken.

When the pack is outside, and I call them to come inside, Trixie is the first to comply, without hesitation! She does whatever I ask, on a dime!

Trixie is not nervous in anyway, nor is she hyper, for example, she does not jump on people or try to overcome strangers like most dogs try to do.

Trixie had no self-confidence. She is a sweetie, but was not sure of herself. She is not shy, is not afraid, not living in fear – there’s a difference. I don’t know how to explain it, but she just needs SELF-CONFIDENCE!!! We’ll fix it! Trixie is very young, her adult teeth are just coming out. She will be vetted and spayed shortly. We will give her more time before we take more photos, she needs a lot of cuddle time. She loves the kids and the other dogs, but for right now, she needs time to chill and get used to her surroundings, which proves how intelligent she is.

Update: Trixie is adjusting and is just awesome. She’s really starting to enjoy herself, she’s playing, she adores Ozzie and Tebow, and she’s starting to enjoy having her ears and belly scratched. She’s sleeping with me until I’m sure her cough is gone, and it’s getting better already. Thank Goodness for Doc Wayne.

11/24/09 Update: Trixie is doing great. She is enjoying sleeping with me at night, and enjoying the human touch. She thumps her tail when I talk to her, and is learning to nuzzle quite well! This little girl is so intelligent, it just took a bit of time for her to settle in. She loves to find toilet paper rolls to chew on! Oh well, we all have our weaknesses, eh? Trixie is definitely agility potential.

12/02/09 Update: Trixie has proven to be a very well trained dog. She listens to every command and executes it on a dime. She is not an “in your face dog”. She does not jump on you, or try to over power you by licking your face. She is very gentle. She would be great with children, and older adults who are looking for a highly intelligent and quiet/calm dog. She’s what we call a 0-90 dog. Ages zero to 90 can adopt this beautiful girl.

Update 12/17/09: Trixie has been adopted by Kim Dahan, her husband, and her two Border Collies. Click on the Comments button for adoption comments regarding her new pack!


3 thoughts on “Trixie Belle, a Calm and Intelligent Border Collie – Adopted

  1. I know this is going to sound canned and predictable but the pictures just don't do this little girl justice. Her markings are so striking! She does need some time to get some confidence but she is very lovable. I enjoyed my time with her after dropping off Spock.

  2. 12/18/09:
    Hi Gisele,

    Trixie had a big day today. First one the list was the groomer. Lisa told me she was a very good girl and only found a few dead fleas on her. She looks gorgeous. Then we went to the vet. I did notice little white worms in her stool this morning, so I wanted to get her in right away. The vet treated her for ccocidia and tape worm, so we should be good to go. Trixie made friends everywhere she went. At the vet's office it was Border Collie day. There was a man with a BC puppy, and a couple with an older male BC. There also was a one year old pit bull who liked Trixie a little too much. But Trixie met him and the puppy as a very well behaved little girl. I got several compliments on her looks and personality. The vet gave her a clean bill of health other than the worms. All of her teeth are her adult teeth, with just a little bit of tartar. He concurs that her age is approximately 1 year, but not over that.

    Piper is still unsure of her. Trixie keeps trying to engage Piper in play, but Piper is having none of it. So far. I think this relationship is going to take a while for them to sort out. I'm going to keep an eye on them, but I don't think Piper is looking to hurt her. I think she just is hoping Trixie will go away. Trixie is a very compliant girl. She turns her head and lets the other dog know she's not a threat or pushy. I will try to get some photos in the next few days. We are falling in love with her. I'm thinking the girls will eventually work this out. She is a little sweet heart.


  3. 12/17/09:
    Well, we had a nice uneventful ride home. I let Trixie check out the backyard with Seth and Piper. Then I gave her a quick bath. I'm going to take her to my friend Lisa (the groomer) tomorrow for a little more thorough job. She's lying under our Christmas tree right now. I tried to get her to go into the crate after her bath, but she didn't want to go. I'll play it by ear tonight. If she doesn't want to go in the crate, we have a large dog bed next to our bed. Piper usually sleeps with us, and Seth gravitates from his crate to the floor next to my side of the bed, to the bathroom. We'll have to let sleeping arrangements work their way out. I gave her 1/2 c of the Merrick Turducken I feed my guys, and added brown rice and canned pumpkin. She devoured it. I'll go by Petsmart tomorrow and try to find the food you told me about. I just gave everybody their chews, and she seems to be enjoying it (and taking her leisure). Piper devours hers. I'll let you know how we make out tomorrow. Have a nice evening. And thank you very much for spending all of the time that you did with us, and for being so patient with me.


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