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.

Whiskey, one of Katie’s Pups-Adopted

Whiskey, one of Katie’s Pups-Adopted

Our last rescue of the year was a group of Border Collies who had been dumped at a shelter in Georgia, several adults and a litter. Katie, a three-year-old, arrived ill so we did not have her spayed right away. By the time she was well again, it was apparent that she was pregnant. In stepped the wonderful Lynne, who offered to foster, whelp and care for Katie and, eventually, her puppies. At the end of January, the puppies were born, 9 lovely black and white wigglers. Sadly, one failed to thrive due to a cleft palate ~ heartbreaking. The remaining 8 grew into beautiful examples of all the Border Collie breed should be! They are truly lovely, 5 boys, 3 girls, all full of vim and vinegar!!! They will be ready to go to their forever homes Easter weekend. Today we will begin to take applications, and then after they are screened, Lynne will set up appointments. We will not be taking applications for specific puppies as we believe that, although you may fall in love with a photo and a description, the only sure-fire way of adopting the right puppy is to show up with an open heart, sit down on the floor with all of them and see who adopts you!

Given that Lynne is the owner of the Corner Bar and Grill in Largo, we thought it amusing to name the puppies after drinks. I asked Lynne to share with you just a bit about each of the puppies:

Whisky

Whisky is a tough guy, always first into the fracas, never backs down.

He loves to watch my friend Teddy (home repair guy) work. He gets excited when he comes over and will follow him and sit and watch him work. He stands up on the fence when he gets out of his truck , all wiggly and happy. He’d be the perfect dog to take to work with you. He likes power tools and isnt afraid of them, very funny to watch him watching…
He will grow up to be the most beautiful border collie.

Frank and Whiskey!

 

Whisky: Holly had a long talk with Frank (shown right) and they decided he’d be a wonderful doggie daddy, Here he is Adopting Whisky, my power tool loving pup! Whisky is a guys dog and greeted Frank with lots of kisses! Frank said he’d leave us an uodate and lots of pics soon!

Our Post about Heart Murmurs and Hernias in puppies.

Holly’s post on Training Puppies

Announcing Katie’s Puppies in April.

About Katie, her whelping the puppies and her adoption.

The Diary of Katie’s Puppies is a day by day look of the pups as they grew and grew.

Katie’s rescue on New Year’s Eve 2010.

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