Dog Liberator Inc.

Rating: 4.95 stars   225 reviews

Address:

Deltona FL 32738 USA

Mission:

The Dog Liberator is a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing homeless and abandoned dogs, primarily dogs from high-kill shelters and owners who can no longer care for them. By working with committed volunteers, local veterinarians, trainers, and foster homes, we are able to rescue hundreds of dogs every year. From June of 2009 to date, we have rescued, rehabilitated, spay/neutered, and re-homed over 700 dogs throughout the Southeast. Our dogs are fostered in a home environment which enables us to evaluate the dog’s true temperament, provide them with loving temporary care, and find them well-matched, carefully screened homes. We also serve as a resource to our community and all pet owners by providing education and information on responsible pet ownership, including the importance of spay/neuter, positive behavior training, and good nutrition. Our dogs are examined, vaccinated, micro-chipped, spayed or neutered before they are re-homed. The Dog Liberator continues to focus on rescuing herding dogs. Herding dogs have specific needs, both physical and mental, and when adopted to the wrong environment, they can develop behavioral issues. Herding breeds consist of Collies, Border Collies, Australian Shepherds, Shetland Sheepdogs, and herding mixes. The Dog Liberator prides themselves on rescuing and adopting deaf/blind dogs and shy fearful dogs that are at high risk for euthanasia.

Results:

Over 700 gorgeous and highly adoptable animals have been saved from unnecessary euthanasia and placed in loving homes.

Target demographics:

homeless death row dogs

Direct beneficiaries per year:

200 beautiful dogs

Geographic areas served:

Southeast United States

Programs:

rescue, rehabilitation, medical care, behavioral assessments, training, spay/neuter and adoptions.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Simply a wonderful rescue group that focuses on Border Collies and other herding dogs who find themselves in dire situations. They move heaven and earth to help the dogs, and are careful to make sure their dogs are emotionally and physically healed before adoption. They are a wonderful group, with wonderful kind-hearted people.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I have been an adopter, had this rescue home 5 puppies for me and have volunteered since the beginning of TDL. It is a TDL policy to never take knowingly take an aggressive dog into the rescue program or place a knowingly aggressive dog with an adopter. All dogs react differently in different environments and to the energy of different people and different animals. For the "person with the aggressive dog" who has posted several rants, "why would you keep a dog for 2 years and spend thousands of dollars vetting it if it was aggressive towards your do on the first day?" TDL allows adopters to return the dog the first week of the adoption. After that, you need to take some personal responsibility. All TDL dogs are fully vetted, meaning, shots, heartworm test, spay neuter and any other immediately known and identified conditions. Those services alone will cost more than the adoption fee at a standard Vet's office. Just like having a baby, you never know what health issues or personality flaws can surface with your own child. Why would you expect any living animal to be different? Not all breeds are appropriate for all people!

 
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The Dog Liberator is a professional rescue organization. Every dog they save, they make a life-long commitment to. They have very high standards in veterinary care, all dogs are spayed and neutered, receive all of their shots and are micro chipped. They have saved deaf and blind dogs, dogs with Parvo Virus and have rehabilitated hundreds of dogs labeled as "fear biters".

Gisele is not just another crazy dog lady. While rescue is her passion, she runs the rescue like a business.

What sets The Dog Liberator apart is that when you adopt from them, they know everything about the dog, and I mean everything. They also will coach their adopters to ensure that the training and rehabilitation the dog received while being fostered by TDL, continues. Maybe this is why their return rate is minimal.

I wish we could clone this rescue, and pilot it in high-kill areas.

I would not serve on TDL's board of directors if it was run any other way.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find more donations. Find more qualified fosters.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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3 people found this review helpful

I have never met TDL, but I have called and emailed her with my questions and concerns regarding my dogs. She has always taken the time to give me advice, suggestions, recipes, and sometimes just to listen. It is comforting to know that there is someone out there loving the pups until they find their forever home. She is a wonderful person and a blessing to both the furry and me (the not so furry).

If I have extra to give - I send her a paypal donation. Everyone should take the time to just send a few dollars. Make a difference and it only takes a few minutes.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

I have not had the pleasure of adopting from the organization yet but I follow their adoptions. Giselle seems very professional and organized. She does dogs and humans a great service. We are lucky there are people like her who care so much for animals and find them a perfect home so they can know love.
Amy McLaughlin

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2 people found this review helpful

They are an excellent rescue. They see to it that all animals are vetted, spayed or neutered, and are placed in loving, responsible homes. I enjoy cross posting to hopefully save some animals. They have a great network of supporters and rehabilitators.

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1 person found this review helpful

After losing my collie,I turned to several pet finder organizations with little result until I contacted Dog Liberator. From the first contact they were encouraging. They promised to find me the right dog and they delivered. They care so much for the dogs and the families wanting to adopt. They follow up to make sure it is a good match. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a dog.

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Av truly dedicated group of people who care deeply about dogs and their calling to save them.

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A wonderful organization doing wonderful work. Kind and caring.

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Life-changing

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2014

 
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2 people found this review helpful

TDL is an incredible group. They understand herding dogs and helped us find the perfect home for one we pulled from a shelter and were dealing with. Wonderful people who care.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them more money

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2014

 
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This is such a wonderful Dog Rescue group. They gave me hints on how to try and catch a stray near where I live. Although I was not successful, Animal Control was and the Dog Liberator picked him up and he turned out to be a deaf and blind pooch which is why he was so scared and would never let me get close enough to catch. He is beautiful and was adopted into a wonderful home.
I also love the way this organization continually gives update on past adoptees.

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Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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