Doberman Rescue and Adoption for New England and Eastern New York
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DRU usually has between 40 and 50 Dobermans for adoption. Some are listed here. Please fill out an application to help us find the right dog for you.
brunoBRUNO
I'VE BEEN ADOPTED!
dozerDOZER is a 2 year old, blue and rust, cropped and docked male who nearly became another Craig's List casualty. The information that came with him was that the owners divorced, Dozer was living outside and there was no history of veterinary care. He was very unsure of his new surroundings at DRU but at least he was warm, fed and safe. Dozer didn't seem to know many obedience commands at first and when asked to do something seemingly innocuous, he would rear up and pull back, trying to slip out of his collar. Given the option to fight or flight, Dozer was clear that he would head for the hills. While in his kennel run, he did show some barrier aggression which stops as soon as the door to the run is opened. His true yen for food couldn't be hidden for long. Dozer came out of his shell and got better with his commands when food was involved. Probably not the bravest in the bunch, he is still apprehensive of some new things, but consistently improving. Walking calmly past the washer and dryer was a big win for Dozer. His primary caregiver says he is an incredibly affectionate dog who craves human touch and is a big head-in-the-lap guy. He is a sizer-upper of people that he trusts to see what he can get away with in a bratty, self-amusing way. Dozer's person further described him as scared and looking for a friend, of which he has found many. Dozer is good on leash walks and car rides. If something does scare him now, it's easy to change his state of mind. Dozer would do well in a quiet home with a patient person to gently push him along as he evolves into a more confident Doberman.
driskaDRISKA
I'VE BEEN ADOPTED!
jadeJADE
I'VE BEEN ADOPTED!
rugerRUGER is a 2 year old, red and rust, natural and docked male whose owners said he kept getting loose and the neighbors were afraid of him. She said he would team up with the Pit cross with whom he lived to find a weak spot in the fence or other means of escape to play with people and dogs on other side of fence. Ruger is a very smart, intense learner who knows lots of tricks and can open almost any door with a knob. He has a high willingness to please and great food drive. During play he can be over exuberant and needs a dog of similar energy...Ruger generally deferred to the Pit cross before things got out of hand. Ruger would lie by the door guarding the house and yet run to his kennel barking when company arrived. The nanny was afraid of Ruger and he was put up for pizza delivery and guests. Despite his bravado, Ruger is a sensitive boy with a lack of self-esteem. We were told there was violence in the home and he is still hand shy at times. Ruger needs someone with whom he can build trust that will be patient and have a firm, yet safe, hand. Once he knows someone, he's a pushy attention sponge. Ruger sneaks up on the furniture and loves truck rides. This dog is more than ready to find his new home.
triggerTRIGGER is a 6 year old, black and rust, natural and docked male whose owners divorced. A friend of the family took Trigger temporarily until he could find a permanent home. Trigger lived with a Pug before and then got along famously with an intact German Shepherd Dog and a Jack Russell Terrier in the new place. The family friend had decided to keep Trigger and described him as "the best behaved dog I've ever had." An unfortunate incident occurred when Trigger spotted the neighbor walking her small dog on the parallel driveway. Trigger ran up to the small dog who naturally got defensive. The elderly owner panicked and was nipped as she went to pick up her dog. To keep the peace, Trigger's owner decided to surrender him to DRU. Also on his resume is chicken killing and livestock worrying. Trigger is intense, always searching for ground hogs in the rock pile. Basically, Trigger has prey drive that needs to be curtailed or channeled in an appropriate venue. He has a good attitude and is confident in himself. He struts when walked on leash. He is strong both physically and mentally, and his attention to detail is impressive in that he misses nothing happening in his environment. Trigger is tolerant and has good food drive so continued obedience will be fun. He is crate trained and rides well in the car. Trigger quickly learned to urinate and poop in a designated area. At first he was afraid of the pond on the property but soon got the hang of it and started to enjoy swimming. Trigger is a dog that could learn just about anything. He is by no means a "starter model" Doberman, but would be a super dog in the right home.



anuchaANUCHA is a 1 year old, black and rust, natural and docked male who was an owner surrender to Animal Care and Control in New York with no reason given. On arrival to DRU, quarantine was necessary to ensure he hadn't been exposed to kennel cough. Anucha and another dog from the same shelter spent their first weeks at DRU listening to classical music in the quiet, peaceful secluded of our Isolation Building. At first he showed some trepidation of new people, but now that he's in the hustle and bustle of the general population, his confidence has grown. He acts like a big, bratty puppy, picking out people he can jump up on and quickly identifying those on whom he can't jump without repercussions. Anucha is smart and pushy, yet also sensitive. He still occasionally cowers unexpectedly during handling on a leash. Most dogs find him to be obnoxious as he doesn't quite get the nuances of doggy etiquette in the play yard. Anucha could probably live with a strong female dog who would tell him off when needed and teach him a thing or two about personal space. This big boy, without malice, would knock over any child that crossed his path, and that goes for cats too. Anucha needs an active home who will do further training and provide lots of exercise. He's a big lump of raw material waiting for someone to bring him to his full potential.
brinxBRINX is a 1 year old, black and rust, natural and docked male whose owners purchased a high test puppy who was full of beans and challenging to keep exercised and occupied. Brinx is not a starter dog. He is super smart! Brinx is a thinker and tries very hard to figure out what one wants of him. When he gets confused, he gets stressed and it's important to recognize that part of him and not correct his confusion. Brinx likes to be with people and does his job of alerting his person that a stranger is at the door. Initially he struggled with the newness of his surroundings, but soon trusted his caregivers and greeted shelter visitors in a friendly manner. Although Brinx is food motivated and will listen to commands, he quickly sums up to whom he needs to listen and those that he can blow off. His prior owner said he was excitable around fast moving objects, especially bicycles and 4 wheelers, and was hard to calm down. We've noticed that behavior seems to be dependent on who his handler is at the time. His furniture privileges have been revoked and he should be crated when left alone or unsupervised. Brinx is still a puppy, albeit a big one! He hasn't guarded toys or bones but can still be mouthy if he thinks he can get away with it. He lived with a cat and, although he has a history of playing well with other dogs, Brinx plays hard and will bully any dog wearing a "Kick me." sign. A confident, strong, fair female would be an ideal companion to help Master Brinx hone his social skills. As trust develops with his handler, most of his brattiness and insecurities will dissipate and he will go as far as he's taken in training. Brinx chases his tail and plays with chickens.
budBUD is a 5 year old, red and rust, natural and docked male who was ousted by a landlord who said he barked too much. He is super people friendly, open and outgoing and his attitude is good. Bud was labeled "dog aggressive" and at first glance he appears to be. It seems that this boy has had a lot of practice acting like a fool when he sees other dogs, and that he has years of ineffective verbal and physical correction under his belt. Training began right away and we later tried him with some of our rock solid dogs. Bud seemed surprised to actually make contact with another dog, and then became humpy boy right away. The problem is that he doesn't "listen" when the other dog tells him off, and so would likely be an obnoxious companion in a home with another dog. Because Bud weighs over 100 pounds, it's likely those behaviors would get old fast! That being said, Bud is a sensitive dog that needs nurturing. He leans and gazes softly into one's eyes. Bud is clean and trustworthy in the house and likes soft squeaky toys best. He loves car rides, snuggle time and long walks. Bud is a furniture sneak and a champion at paw-other paw. His training is coming along nicely…he will do anything for food!
chanceCHANCE is a 4 year old, black and rust, cropped and docked male whose owners were evicted from their residence. He seems to genuinely like people, despite showing every sign of being over-handled in the past. Chance is sensitive to correction but comes right out of it with proper handling and encouragement. He plays well with the female dogs at DRU…although his intentions are sometimes romantic in nature as he was recently neutered…which can be off-putting to some of the ladies. Chance even plays with some of the male dogs. Our cats disappeared at the start of the cat test and so we called it due to their clear message that Chance was not a friend to felines! Although well behaved on walks, Chance keeps his eyes open for squirrels and birds. He is a known chicken stalker and people gooser. Tennis balls and tummy rubs are among Chance's favorite things.
chanceyCHANCEY is a 6 year old, black and rust, cropped and docked male who came to DRU via another shelter. He struggled at first with his new surroundings. Once a person wins his trust, Chancey always remembers that individual. Although he sometimes can be a quirky fellow who was difficult to figure out at the beginning, Chancy is smart, funny and always ready to make his trusted humans laugh. He has the BEST Doberman smile that makes the recipient feel pretty important. He would do best as the only companion animal in the home. Chancey is somewhat hand shy until he feels comfortable with a handler. He now has good obedience and is a pleasure to walk on a leash. Chancey's new owner should have patience and a sense of humor!
delilahDELILAH is a 5 year old, black and rust, natural and docked female who came to DRU from an overcrowded rescue, needing veterinary care for heartworm disease. She sailed through her treatment and has been given a clean bill of health. Delilah is a shy girl at first, but when secure is a real sweetheart who loves attention. She has barrier aggression that is quickly squelched once the barrier is removed. One could put this energy to good use as a deterrent to car thieves or burglars if there happen to be any around. Clever Delilah has a crate inside her kennel run that she uses as a look-out tower, choosing to sleep on top of rather than in it. She could live with a mannerly male dog or a cat that stands its ground. Delilah loves to train and learns quickly, especially when food treats are involved.
dodgeDODGE is a 5 year old, black and rust, cropped and docked male who came in from another rescue without a lot of information. This dog just makes a body smile! Dodge is sweet, social and happy with people. His desire to please is tangible and he so wants to do the right thing. Although a stern word can quickly crush him, a few words of encouragement make his whole body wiggle. Dodge stays clean in his kennel run, leaves bedding intact and thoroughly enjoys frozen peanut butter in a bone. He is squishy and squeezable with his people, but should be an only pet in the home. Dodge is reactive to other dogs while out on a leash walk and will always need management in this area. He would be happy as a homebody where he can be king of his fenced yard. Despite his love affair with food, Dodge takes even the smallest treat with gentleness. Dodge loves to run in the snow!
herculesHERCULES is a 3 year old, fawn and rust, cropped and docked male whose owner became ill and couldn't care for him. After spending some time with Hercules, we were surprised to discover that he is deaf. One of our trainers took Hercules home as a foster dog and has done a lot of work with him. His obedience is excellent. Although he is generally friendly with other dogs, Hercules doesn't like rough physical play, and he chases cats. Whoever adopts Herc needs to understand it will take time for him to become comfortable about being handled. It's like this… I'm a Doberman, I'm deaf, I don't know you and I don't trust you. But once he does, he will be devoted to his person. He will become territorial and protective of the one he trusts and that needs to be properly channeled. Hercules will likely prefer the attention of his owner almost exclusively. An ideal home would be with a strong minded, consistent owner who understands what Hercules needs to succeed and will put him in good situations. That person will be rewarded with a go-anywhere, do-anything dog.
ivanIVAN is a 6 year old, black and rust, cropped and docked male whose owner went to jail. He's a sweet boy with basic obedience who loves to chase a ball in the yard. When introduced to another dog, Ivan skillfully uses play bows to entice the dog to engage in some fun. When walking on leash, Ivan can be reactive to dogs he can't reach. Use his obedience to mentally dial him in and he responds well. Ivan could live with a compatible female dog, but cats are another story. He has a good balance of maturity and pep…the best of both worlds. Ivan thrives on affection from his person and would be a nice addition to any well run household.
jessie2JESSIE is a 4 year old, black and rust, natural and docked female who lived peacefully with the two children in her family from puppyhood until recently when she had an incident on the couch with the 5 year old child. And while the child wasn't injured, the parents were definitely concerned about this change in their dog's behavior. Jessie was also becoming reactive to dogs and strangers while being leashed walked. A veterinary visit revealed she was positive for Lyme Disease and antibiotics were dispensed. The veterinarian said if Lyme was the underlying cause of Jessie's uncharacteristic behaviors, she should feel better in about two weeks. The owners reported Jessie's behavior had improved but they didn't want to chance any further problems with the children and surrendered her to DRU. They told us Jessie was allowed on the furniture and slept on the floor in the children's room at night. Jessie is crate trained, house trained and non-destructive in the house. She rides well in the car and takes treats gently. On walks she's a sniffy girl and needs to be reminded to pick up the pace. As a puppy and young adult Jessie attended obedience school, and while she knows the basics, continued training will serve the relationship with her new owner. Little dogs and busy dogs cause reactiveness in her on leash, but she is easily controlled. Jessie is a beautiful girl who wouldn't be caught dead retrieving a tennis ball!
pauliePAULIE is a 2 year old, black and rust, natural and docked male who was turned in because his owners said he was aggressive towards their 16 year old son. They had previously filled out a release form when Paulie was 9 months old because the husband lost his job and they were losing their home. The first form stated Paulie didn't like his father-in-law. The second form made no mention of this and said Paulie would get aggressive with the husband and the son. The first form said Paulie had lived with cats, the second form said he had never lived with cats. The consistent information included that Paulie loved to swim, walk in the woods and enjoy his chew bones. They indicated he comes when called, stays clean in the house, considers car rides something special, attends daycare twice weekly, visits the dog park and also that he has never bitten anyone. Our assessment of Paulie is that he is a good dog that needs time to warm up and trust. His acclimation time has dropped tremendously and now regular volunteers tell us he prances around the neighborhood while out on his daily walk. Paulie feels more secure with a routine and rules in place, and he has never shown aggression towards people at the DRU shelter. Training and clear rules will help Paulie be a great dog in his new home. He would walk through fire for a treat!
saberSABER is a 3 year old, black and rust male who was given up for being "OCD with cats." His owner says Saber loves people and other dogs, but he has made the practice of hounding the household cats into his life's work. He doesn't think Saber is a cat killer, but he looks for them all the time. Saber is from working dog lines and needs an active home that can keep him occupied. Even in a home without cats, Saber will likely find himself another job if he isn't kept busy with something more appropriate. He is good in the house and the car. Saber has been around horses and other large animals without issue. He likes tennis balls. Saber has a good attitude and is compliant when given clear rules. He's a big, powerful, brainy boy who wants to do stuff.
skyeSKYE is a 3 year old, fawn and rust, natural and docked female who was surrendered by her owner to a shelter in Vermont. She had given birth to a litter of puppies and developed mastitis when they were four weeks old. Most of the puppies died and Skye got the boot. She was spooky and unsure of herself on arrival at DRU. Obedience training and handling has helped Skye stabilize but she will likely remain fearful of some new things. She has lived with cats, and although she has little tolerance for other dogs, Skye has become manageable on leash around them. Once Skye trusts someone, she is a cupcake, but will be cautious of strangers on leash and protective, especially once she settles into a home of her own. All Skye needs is an owner whose focus is making sure she only gets into situations where she will succeed. I'VE BEEN ADOPTED!
skye2SKYE 2 is a 2 year old, red and rust, cropped and docked female who didn't cut it as a Service Dog. Her owner was a veteran with PTSD and Skye would wake her up when she had nightmares…and Skye was very good at that aspect of her job. What Skye struggled with was just about everything else, especially when outside. She fixated on birds flying above her, moles tunneling underneath her, dogs passing by her and children coming near her. When Skye's owner contacted the Service Dog organization that had placed the dog with her, she discovered the outfit had shut down and that she was on her own with a dog who fought some of the same demons she did. When Skye came to DRU, she had trouble settling in. She was untrusting of her caregivers and very reactive to other animals. But her love of food slowly overcame her concern with strangers. People here have worked very hard with Skye and she now shows her silly side and hogs all the attention she can get. Although she will always be a bit of a misfit, Skye would thrive in a home with an active person who would continue training, tire her out mentally and physically and understand she is a work in progress. Skye's crate is her safe place where she goes to suck on her blanket. She loves to lie in the pool!



SSNAP Dogs
Senior and Special Needs Advocacy Program


belleBELLE is a 9 year old, black and rust, natural and docked female whose elderly owner couldn't continue to care for her. Belle enjoyed playing with her two beloved cats and savored her late night snack of almonds with her owner. There were visiting grandchildren that Belle welcomed and we were told when strangers came to the house, Bell would try to kiss them. She is excellent in the car and has lovely house manners. Belle is healthy and certainly doesn't look her age. Right now some fish oil and heartworm prevention is all she needs. Belle's exposure to dogs both in daycare and here at the DRU shelter has gone well. She does pick and choose which dogs are allowed to take liberties with her and which ones she gives swift, clear correction. Despite having three dog beds from which to choose, Belle is prone to sneaking up on the couch. This nice lady dog will bring joy to her new family.

Belle has been adopted! But, DRU has agreed to continue to pay for her medical bills to make it easier to find her the home she deserves. Please consider a donation to our SSNAP program to help us cover her expenses. I'm a SSNAP dog!
caesarCAESAR is a 9 year old, black and rust, cropped and docked male who was surrendered to a town shelter because his owners lost their house. He was so SAD when he got to DRU. He cried for days despite our best efforts to comfort him. Caesar would only eat if coaxed and if goodies were added to his food. He was treated for Lyme Disease, stiff and sore hind legs and conjunctivitis…all of which have improved with daily medications. He fought us off with ear cleaning until he realized his ears would be cleaned and he would survive the procedure...nails too! Caesar actually enjoys a scrubbie in the tub. He's a clean boy who prefers people over toys, but hot dogs trump people. Caesar is a needy boy who wants to be with his people. Routine is important to him; change upsets his apple cart. He prefers leash walks to yard time. We have had him around several dogs and he seems okay…just barks a lot in a referee sort of way. Caesar chases cats, but doesn't seem aggressive towards them. Although Caesar has become comfortable at DRU, he definitely needs to find a home for his senior years.

Caesar has been adopted! But, DRU has agreed to continue to pay for his medical bills to make it easier to find him the home he deserves. Please consider a donation to our SSNAP program to help us cover his expenses. I'm a SSNAP dog!
chopperCHOPPER is an 8 year old, red and rust, cropped and docked male whose owner lacked the wherewithal to overcome several medical issues that had been plaguing poor Chop. Our veterinarian told us he had chronic neck pain, likely from Wobbler syndrome, and arthritis from what looked like an old hip fracture on x-ray. Chopper was hypothyroid and had periocular crusting, rotten teeth, gingivitis and fleas. The outermost toe on each front foot was a bloody mess from chronic infection and trauma. The first thing was to get his pain under control and start him on antibiotics. Then our veterinarian amputated the unrecognizable toes, extracted 4 teeth and neutered Chopper. He stayed in the hospital for just about a month and is now back at the DRU shelter feeling like a new dog! Chopper will need Soloxine, a joint supplement and an NSAID as needed to keep him feeling great. He must be walked on a harness instead of a collar to protect his neck and periodic bloodwork should be done while he's taking an NSAID. Chopper is an absolutely wonderful Doberman. He is good and kind and desperately happy to be with people. He has the usual senior dog credentials…trustworthy, clean, quiet, obedient, wise, special, appreciative, happy and more! Chopper doesn't bother cats and likes other dogs, although he can't have a vigorous playmate due to his neck issues. Dogs like Chopper don't grow on trees. Consider giving this deserving Doberman a place in your life.

Chopper has been adopted! But, DRU has agreed to continue to pay for his medical bills to make it easier to find him the home he deserves. Please consider a donation to our SSNAP program to help us cover his expenses. I'm a SSNAP dog!
fredaFREDA is a 7 year old black and rust, cropped and docked female who came to DRU because her owner was terminally ill. She shared her home with three Collies. Lad was her constant companion and the alpha female Collie was her bitter foe. Her owner had a Koi pond where Freda would relentlessly pursue the large red eared turtles that dwelled there. There was no need for an alarm system with Freda in the house. She loves stuffed toys and will carry one in her mouth when she needs to go out. Once inside, she gathers her precious babies and makes her nest with them. Freda's most precious possession is her stuffed green cactus. Even when wearing an Elizabethan collar after a benign lump removal, Freda could be found with her head tilted back with her cactus resting inside the cone. She is a very obedient and mild mannered dog who takes her time trusting new people. But once one has been accepted into her circle, it is, indeed, an honor. Freeze dried chicken is her favorite treat.

Freda has been adopted! But, DRU has agreed to continue to pay for her medical bills to make it easier to find her the home she deserves. Please consider a donation to our SSNAP program to help us cover her expenses. I'm a SSNAP dog!
gabbyGABBY is a 9 year old, black and rust, natural and docked female who has been disappointed by people many times in her life. First she was rescued from a puppy mill. Gabby then went to live with a woman who gave her up because she contended she couldn't get insurance on her new home because she owned a Doberman. From there Gabby went to a young couple who later broke up. The man kept Gabby until he went to jail, at which time his now girlfriend gave Gabby to someone who kept her for 2 weeks and then brought her to a shelter. From there she went to a nice home where sadly, the woman became ill and couldn't keep her. So now Gabby is at DRU. Some of her nicknames include Land shark, Live wire, Pip, Leg grabber, the Lurker, the Princess and Edwina Haskell. Once you are in her circle of friends, Gabby will smile, give paw and roll over, offering her belly for a rub. Until then she is a force to be reckoned with. Gabby takes her guarding heritage seriously. From behind a door or under a bush, she can quickly size up an opponent. There is no better alarm system available. Gabby has lived with dogs and cats. She needs a very strong leader who will keep her out of trouble.

Gabby has been adopted! But, DRU has agreed to continue to pay for her medical bills to make it easier to find her the home she deserves. Please consider a donation to our SSNAP program to help us cover her expenses. I'm a SSNAP dog!
gerdaGERDA is an 8 year old, black and rust, cropped and docked female who was brought to a New York shelter by her disabled owner who said he could no longer care for her. Gerda trusted no one and she gave that shelter staff a pretty hard time. They decided to transfer her to DRU for specialized care, and a very kind pilot flew Gerda from New York to New Hampshire. On arrival, it was clear that Gerda was very hand shy and had little training. She was frantic and showed aggression towards other dogs. Our veterinarian had to muzzle her in order to safely examine her. While we have almost no history on Gerda, her body shows signs of the brutality she suffered at someone's hands. Gerda's ears have been cut off crudely and have the sickening look of a home crop job. Her soft muzzle has scars consistent with someone tying her mouth shut for an extended period of time. After many months of training and TLC at the DRU shelter, Gerda now trusts and feels safe with people. She has learned to control herself around other dogs, and now walks through the neighborhood on a loose leash in a group of Dobermans. Visitors to the shelter are greeted by Gerda with her purple and white stuffie in her mouth and her nub wagging furiously. She is relaxed and happy to see new people. Gerda neither looks nor acts her age and has a clean bill of health. She is an active dog who loves to run in our fenced field. Gerda needs a home where she is the only animal. It's time this sweet girl gets a loving home. I'm a SSNAP dog!
jessieJESSIE is an 8 year old, black and rust, cropped and docked female who was found as a stray. She is a delightful, needy, gentle attention hog with a sense of humor who is a pleasure to spend time with. One of her favorite games is Take-my-bone-please! Jessie is a talker and isn't shy about asking for the attention she so craves. The old girl has some arthritis in her back that is managed on NSAIDS. We walk her on a harness to eliminate stress on her neck. If the harness gets left on by mistake, Jessie will remove it…permanently, and it's off to the tack bin to find her a replacement. Jessie likes some dogs but can be a crabby old lady when she feels like it. She is a cat assassin. Jessie has wonderful manners and personal hygiene.

Jessie has been adopted! But, DRU has agreed to continue to pay for her medical bills to make it easier to find her the home she deserves. Please consider a donation to our SSNAP program to help us cover her expenses. I'm a SSNAP dog!
lilyLILY is a 5 year old, cropped and docked white female who came to DRU when her owner went to jail. She looks as if she has had a boatload of puppies during her lifetime. When we had Lily spayed, our veterinarian removed several small lumps from her. Unfortunately, the biopsies came back that Lily has malignant melanoma. Treatment options weren't great and our veterinarian couldn't say how things will progress or how long we can expect Lily to live. In the meantime, Lily has gone to a foster home that is truly a Disneyland for Dobermans. We are told she is slowly evolving from a quiet, flat, timid girl into a demanding Doberman who expects a daily car ride along with multiple walks. Lily does Doberman snappies when she wants something. She sleeps like a rock next to the woodstove or catches some sun beams near the slider. Life is good!

Lily has has gone to a permanent foster home. Please consider a donation to our SSNAP program to help us cover her medical expenses. I'm a SSNAP dog!
mandyMANDY is an 8 year old, black and rust, cropped and docked female who was given up for biting a Yorkshire Terrier in the home on two occasions. The incidents occurred when the Yorkie rough housed with the one year old male Doberman that also lived in the pack. Both times, Mandy stepped in as referee and the little dog went off to see the veterinarian. Mandy's owner got her about 6 years ago from a man on the street who was bringing Mandy to a shelter "to get rid of her." Mandy has been to obedience classes and has exemplary house manners. She barks at strangers and then quickly befriends them. Mandy is happy to accompany her person to the barn at chore time to help with the horses, cows and a goose. She doesn't like cats and shouldn't live with small dogs or female dogs. Mandy delights in curling up on the couch with her person. She has been trained on an Invisible Fence. Joint support medications and Soloxine keep Mandy feeling tiptop. She loves car rides.

Mandy has been adopted! But, DRU has agreed to continue to pay for her medical bills to make it easier to find her the home she deserves. Please consider a donation to our SSNAP program to help us cover her expenses. I'm a SSNAP dog!
mayhemMAYHEM is a 5 year old, black and rust, cropped and docked male who came to DRU after being hit by a car. Serious injuries sustained included partial hind limb paralysis, broken ribs and blood in his chest. Against all odds, Mayhem recovered, but he will never be whole again. Ongoing veterinary and tender loving home care will be needed indefinitely to keep him comfortable and happy. Despite his drunken gait, Mayhem still loves to run and enjoy gently the company of other dogs. He is a character!

Mayhem has gone to a permanent foster home. Please consider a donation to SSNAP to help us cover his expenses. I'm a SSNAP dog!
nelleNELLE is a 10 year old, fawn and rust, natural and docked female who was given up by her owners because she went to the end of her Flexi-lead and nipped a passing bicyclist. We were told no skin was broken, but that several days after the incident, the woman was seen by her doctor for a scratch and a bruise. Nelle's owners said they felt pressured by family and neighbors to give up their dog…and so they did. Leaving the home she had been in all her life was difficult for Nelle and she wasn't eating well at the shelter. Nelle couldn't afford to lose any more weight, so special foods and goodies were concocted and she seemed to respond to being fussed over. Some of her favorites included warm chicken and rice, hard-boiled eggs, baby food, apples and peanut butter, liver, melon, Innova Health Bars, linguini and clams and the occasional bite of cheesecake. Soon she was eating her kibble mixed in to the offerings. We may have created a monster but believe Nelle will resume more normal eating habits once she is in a home. Our veterinarian found mild, intermittent heart arrhythmia when she examined Nelle. A cardiac ultrasound and 24 hour Holter monitor were done, along with a thyroid profile. The cardiologist recommended addressing Nelle's hypothyroidism first, and possibly avoiding the need for heart medications. Her condition will be monitored. Nelle is a sweet, gentle and playful dog who manages to win over anyone that spends time with her. Nelle was walked on a golf course and would find lost balls and carry 2 of them in her mouth at the same time. She is afraid of turkeys, thunder and loud noises, yet chases squirrels, barks at motorcycles and catches scorpions. Nelle's best friend was a female Irish Terrier and she has shown no ill will towards our cats. Nelle would really like a new home.

Nelle has been adopted! But, DRU has agreed to continue to pay for her medical bills to make it easier to find her the home she deserves. Please consider a donation to our SSNAP program to help us cover her expenses. I'm a SSNAP dog!
rocky3ROCKY 3 is a 9 year old, black and rust, cropped and docked male who came to DRU from a New York City shelter with limited information. We were told that his family had rescued him from a bad situation 6 years ago and now had to give him up. Our veterinarian removed some benign growths and several teeth that were likely bothering him. He's in pretty good shape and quite spry for an older guy. Rocky 3 has done well playing with a gamut of dogs here. He takes correction from grumpy old lady Dobermans with minimal sass back on his part. Cats are a different story…no cats for Rocky 3…not even a cat tchotchke is safe around him. He is a pleasure to walk on a leash and has the Doberman lean down pat. Rocky 3 wants to go home!

Rocky 3 has been adopted! But, DRU has agreed to continue to pay for his medical bills to make it easier to find him the home she deserves. Please consider a donation to our SSNAP program to help us cover his expenses. I'm a SSNAP dog!
sadieSADIE is a 9 year old, red and rust, cropped and docked female whose owners divorced and lost their home. Unfortunately, misfortune trickled downhill to the animals. Flea and parasite infested Sadie arrived experiencing a false pregnancy and had our veterinarian concerned about pyometra. While being spayed, a mammary mass was removed and multiple extractions of rotted teeth were required. Her mammary mass was a low-grade malignant mixed mammary tumor that will need to be monitored closely for recurrence. Sadie is a 50 lb. peanut who needs to be coaxed and handfed (shame on us…) to eat. Prior to her spay, Sadie would collect "babies" and hide them underneath herself, daring any animal to approach her, and yet was kind to people. Now Sadie still is attached to a particular stuffie but not as inclined to protect it. When around other dogs or cats she tends to ignore them unless they don't respect her space. Sadie is a sweetie pie!

Sadie has been adopted! But, DRU has agreed to continue to pay for her medical bills to make it easier to find her the home she deserves. Please consider a donation to our SSNAP program to help us cover her expenses. I'm a SSNAP dog!
savannahSAVANNAH is an 8 year old, blue and rust, natural and docked female who came in with her brother Sam when their owner lost their house. She gets along with most other dogs, and would rather hunt for food than for a cat. Of the two siblings, Savannah is in charge…for example when it comes to personal space around the water dish. Despite this, she seems to depend on Sam to feel secure. Savannah is a true foodie and can scout out the smallest bit of discarded particles of nourishment. She is a loving old girl.

Savannah has been adopted! But, DRU has agreed to continue to pay for her medical bills to make it easier to find her the home she deserves. Please consider a donation to our SSNAP program to help us cover her expenses. I'm a SSNAP dog!
tankTANK is a 5 year old, red and rust, cropped and docked male whose owner lost his home. He is Yoda's father. He's a beautiful dog who is full of energy and loves to run, despite a deformity of his left femur due to being hit by a car in 2010. Surgery was done but failed to correct the problem…possibly due to poor technique or secondary to aftercare. No treatment was in his best interest and he takes a joint supplement for support. Tank loves water…he's a swimmer, a chaser of water streaming from the end of a hose and even an enjoyer of baths. He is friendly and social with people, but has a strong prey drive with other dogs and cats. Tank needs to be the only animal in his new home.

Update! The bad news is our veterinarians discovered Tank had some issues with his liver and, on top of everything else, he developed neck pain. The good news is that a wonderful family chose Tank to be their dog. He is receiving the help he needs and is now HOME! But, DRU has agreed to continue to pay for his medical bills to make it easier to find him the home he deserves. Please consider a donation to our SSNAP program to help us cover his expenses. I'm a SSNAP dog!
zekeZEKE is a 3 year old, black and rust, natural and docked male whose owners gave him up when he started having seizures. They were not able to keep track of giving him medication twice daily. Since Zeke has been at the DRU shelter receiving phenobarbital as directed, he remains seizure free. Blood work shows his medication levels are well within a therapeutic range and our veterinarian is starting to slowly lower his dose to the smallest amount that is effective. Zeke is also hypothyroid and has just started Soloxine. He is feeling so much better now. Personality-wise, Zeke is a prince! Everybody at DRU loves him for his sweet personality and nice attitude. Zeke views other dogs like they were long lost friends. He has been around children and likes to chase cats. Zeke is super clean in his roomette and will go through his whole repertoire of tricks in anticipation of a goodie! Out trainers say he is compliant, very tolerant of handling and has good obedience, although he would benefit from a refresher class. If allowed, Zeke can be a little pushy but overall he is a fun and loving dog. His last owner let him sleep on the couch, although he is crate trained. Marrow bones make him happy!

Zeke has been adopted! But, DRU has agreed to continue to pay for his seizure medication and testing to make it easier to find her the home he deserves. Please consider a donation to our SSNAP program to help us cover his expenses. I'm a SSNAP dog!
 
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