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.

Velveteen – Welcome to Rescue – Adopted

Click here to read the blog post on Velveteen’s progress with the Thundershirt.

Velveteen was rescued by Erika Fontana and originally fostered by Zondra. We immediately had her operated on to remove her bladder stones. When we first got Velveteen, she was a mess. Grooming, proper diet and exercise turned this dog around. After she recovered from her surgery, she was fostered by Jesse to get her even more fit.

Updated photos can be found on The Dog Liberator’s Fan Page on Facebook.

Foster Update. Our own Joan, who adopted Carter, now Carson, is fostering Velveteen. It appears that every time Joan would visit Jesse, Velveteen was convinced that she should go home with her, so she did!

Here’s an awesome photo of Joan and Carson at our reunion last October.

Joan evaluation of Velveteen is that she is incredibly affectionate, a real cuddle bug, low energy, enjoys long walks, but is no trouble whatsoever.

02/10/11 Update: Amazing how many people it took to save this little girl. Erika, Zondra, Jesse and Joan… and everyone took one part of Velveteen and made it better! Well, the results are amazing!

Velveteen was adopted by Helen and her daughter, Patina. We’ll have photos and updates soon, but I just spoke with Patina for an update:

Velveteen is not experiencing any separation anxiety. She has learned the house, and asks for the door, she enjoyed the dog park, and Patina said she had a blast. She doesn’t wander away too much from Helen or Patina, but Patina admits, she’s very attached to her mother, Helen. They are accommodating Velveteen’s needs, and this adoption has been more successful than I could ever imagine!

Adoption Update 02/18/11:
Many thanks to Zondra, Erika, Jesse & Joan for all your love you gave Velveteen. If it wasn’t for all of you I would not be able to send this photo of Velveteen enjoying the beach we have in the garden. She is a joy to have around & each day we go to the dog park which she seems to love. Velveteen has settled into this house as though it was meant to be from the start… Each path we take leads us to this point & you all had a part to play in Velveteens path to be with me.



6 thoughts on “Velveteen – Welcome to Rescue – Adopted

  1. Wow, what a wonderful thing you have done for this sweet girl! God Bless you all! I bet she feels incredible now. So sad that people let her suffer so long. Even those at the shelter should have helped her sooner!

  2. Thank you for what you have done for this beautiful girl. how is she doing now? Is she healthy enough for adoption. we have a mini aussie who is being split from her best friend, our border collie, due to my separation from my husband. My daughter and I are heartbroken and are looking for the right dog for our household. Could it be this loving girl?
    Janis (301) 848-8813

  3. My adoption fees reflect the cost of the dog. In this case, this girl cost us a fortune for her surgery and meds. Sorry to dissapoint you Anonymous.

  4. Living with a double merle is not always easy. I know this from personal experience. I wish I was in a position to take on another one. She sounds like she will be a wonderful pet for someone and will not ask a lot. On the other hand, my double merle, Roo, was a gogogo dog who needed to be kept busy all the time 😀

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Get every new post on this blog delivered to your Inbox.

Join other followers:

%d bloggers like this: