The Dog Liberator (TDL) is an INCREDIBLE rescue that has the very best, long-term, caring Founder (along with her family!) and volunteers! I also appreciate that TDL does not discriminate; TDL takes in ALL KINDS: ages, disabilities, unwell, deaf, blind, etc. of dogs (they've even rescued some cats!). Taking all these dogs in is positively one of the most expensive "hobbies" I can imagine. Except this is not a hobby for TDL- TDL is their lives. I would never hesitate to donate or buy from their Amazon wish list if I am able. I can say that, TDL has changed our lives for the better-ALL of our lives! We enjoy the annual get togethers where dogs are the belles and beaus of the party! I am continually impressed by the ongoing work of all involved with TDL, organized over multiple states, all with the goal of SAVING LIVES of animals who find themselves in need of help and a home. I remain appreciative for, not only our sweet (challenging, goofy, FUN) adopted girl, but all the other animals they have helped. If you are able to share, even a small amount with TDL, you can rest assured, your contribution will go directly to helping the animals. And TDL is not a short term rescue. They are in it for the long haul! We adopted our girl from them over five years ago now! My Photos: First photo I uploaded is our Sunny girl (formerly named Sunbeam) upon intake to the shelter. She looks so sad, so confused, so baby in a big, scary, loud shelter. She was there with her two other siblings- a whole litter abandoned to probable death in a southeastern rural, high-kill shelter. TDL rescued them all, flew them down to Florida with he help of Pilots And Paws (which is also an AMAZING charity!) and found them all homes. The second picture is us, her new people, the first day we got home. She's definitely still confused LOL but those little ears were up and she knew it was going to be OK. And picture three is...Sunny. That's her. She is happy if she's playing with or ripping apart any number of toys she has. Four is Sunny being an attentive coworker at my job with me.
I love this dog rescue. They gave us our sweet border collie and we can't imagine our lives without her. It's true, dogs may not be your whole life, but they do make your life whole. They do incredible work on a shoe string.
I can't say enought good things about TDL! We adopted our Border Collie mix, Dolly, from them 1.5 years ago. TDL rescued my Dolly girl just a few hours before she was scheduled to be euthanized! I will be forever grateful, she is a wonderful companion and we just love her to pieces! I try to contribute money every month to TDL because they do great work and operate on very little money. If you are looking for a charity who will leverage every cent you give them into saving more animals, this is it. TDL is wonderful.
Where do I begin? This organization devotes all of their heart and time to finding homes for these helpless, wonderful animals who would otherwise be euthanized, abused, or spend their entire existence in a shelter. My daughter has adopted two dogs (the latest is featured in the picture for this ad) from them and I wrote a children's book last year using this organization as my primary source. From that experience, one of my co-workers was so moved and impressed by them she ended up adopting a dog also.
I really have never seen anything like them. They are selfless, amazing angels and I will continue to support them in any way I can. Whether they win this or not, in my eyes and a lot of others they are they greatest non-profit EVER! I admire the work they do diligently without ever expecting any personal praise but with only one thing in mind. God Bless you all for what you do. Keep up the good work. You make the world a better place.
Best of the best. Angels helping helpless animals. They dedicate their entire lives to this. They deserve this award!
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!
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.
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.
If more rescues were run like TDL all dogs would have a forever home.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gisele V. 09/13/2013
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
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!!
TDL is AMAZING!! It is organized by G. But so many people come together to help Pup's in need! They all go far & beyond to rescue any dog, but especially ones in danger or ready to be put down simply because no one wants them!! Any time I have some extra money I donate to TDL!! Any way I can help this group continue their work!!! They are so responsible & careful with their new charges & do an AWESOME job finding new "forever" homes for them!!!! My only regret is that TDL works out of the South East & I am wayyyyyyyy up in MN!! But My "boy's" and I keep a watch for when we can help out!! When the sad day comes & I lose one of my guys, I will be calling TDL to help me fill in the hole!! I will GLADLY drive to FL or anywhere else for one of the TDL rescues!!