Dog Liberator Inc.

Rating: 4.97 stars   200 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 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.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I can't begin to tell you how wonderful TDL is - not only for the dogs, but for all the folks associated with this NP. TDL is headed up by Gisele - and you can't find someone who has more compassion and knowledge of animal psychology! We never intended on adopting a deafie, and now that we have one we will NEVER go back! Our sweet girl is always upstaging all the other dogs on the agility equipment, and she has more personality than any dog I have ever met. TDL has been there for us every step of the way - answering all our questions and providing support through medical issues (our dog has many food allergies and we had a rough time getting her diagnosed). We love TDL, and we are happy to entrust our donations to such a great group!

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This is a fantastic rescue group. They do amazing work. Our family has adopted two dogs from them with absolutely no regrets. I really can't say enough good things about them.

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Gisele and the volunteers at the Dog Liberator are doing a great service for the community. Too many herding dogs are abandoned. As the owner of a Sheltie, I know how wonderful and kind the breed is. I am so happy that an organization is out there that is looking out for these dogs. The stories of saving and adopting out the dogs are inspirational.

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If more rescues were run like TDL all dogs would have a forever home.

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TDL is a model that all dog rescues could use to place lovely dogs in loving forever homes. There track record is outstanding and they have had huge success placing throw away dogs (deaf). That is miraculous. I have a good friend that got a dog from TDL and they are so in love with this dog and he with his owners that it was a match made in heaven. If I ever get another dog (currently have 4) I will go through TDL.

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

Nothing except get them more money and volunteers to help.

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Life-changing

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Full time dog rescue with a great group of people. Some dogs are even pulled minutes from death--perfectly good dogs!! This is a rescue that lets you know what is going on too, very active everyday with updated news via website and facebook. You will always get a feel for what your donation is doing, which I appreciate!!

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Fantastic rescue that works 24/7 on saving dogs, some that are minutes from being put down. Perfectly, great dogs almost being put down!!?? As a donor, or someone just interested, they have a great website and great adoption process. They also keep you in the know with newsletters, and DAILY updates via Facebook and their website. They are a rescue I trust 100%, and know my donations are going 100% to the rescue effort.

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

None, unless getting some more donations counted as a change. They need more recognition and more donations to save MORE dogs!

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Dog Liberator is OUTSTANDING!!!! The tiredless work they do to help these beautiful animals is so amazing. They rescue the unwanted, sickly, and misunderstood dogs they just need a little bit of lovin care and they can find their forever homes. They are truly and amazing organization.

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I became familiar with The DogLiberator in 2009 while volunteering at a local shelter. This rescue group was very willing to help our small shelter place puppies and dogs within their foster home network. They did an excellent job finding permanent homes for the pets they received from our shelter and continue to do great work.
I have volunteered for animal welfare for 30 years and have seen many shelter environments and worked with various rescue groups. The DogLiberator is professionally run and continues to do a great job.

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This is a wonderful rescue who are all about the dogs. They take wonderful care of their dogs and get to know them very well.

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Move them to South Florida so they would be closer to where I live!

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I have financially supported TDL for years now from out of state. I found out about TDL through a friend and have followed them online since. They are honest, really dedicated to the dogs, and have saved the lives of many dogs that would have never had a chance otherwise.

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I wish they could do more in the spay/neuter area to help reduce the population that needs to be rescued.

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Gisele V. (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thank you for your wonderful review! We too wish we could do more to spay/neuter, but lack of funds and fosters prevents us from rescuing more than we can. We have, however, helped people in our community to find low cost spay/neuter clinics in their area, and we urge everyone who contacts us to spay and neuter. Personally, we feel that ALL veterinarians should offer affordable spay/neuter until the number of homeless pets is significantly reduced. It's appalling that some vets charge hundreds of dollars for the service. It has been one of our long term goals to have enough funding to offer free spay/neuter to those who can not afford it. Maybe one day! Thanks again, Gisele TDL

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I have never seen a nonprofit organization for animals that has touched my heart like TDL! I love dogs and you can tell they love dogs too! They work so hard and do truly fabulous things for these dogs that they rescue, dogs that would most likely be put down for no good reason. I have been following TDL's facebook page for a few months now and I have fallen in love with every single dog they rescue and rehabilitate. These are wonderful, selfless people doing amazing things! God bless The Dog Liberator!!

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