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.
kratosKRATOS is a 5 year old, black and rust, cropped and docked male who was turned in to a shelter by his owner. The only information that came with him from the owner is that he is friendly towards strangers and children. Kratos likes to do a quick check of the environment and then prefers to come back and hang out with his person. He is always up for a game of fetch and his favorite toy of choice would be an antler. Kratos loves being brushed, but nail clipping is another story entirely. Although living with cats would not be a good idea, he really seems to enjoy the companionship of other dogs. Kratos could use some nurturing while he recovers from the trauma of losing his family.
marsMARS
I'VE BEEN ADOPTED!
mikeyMIKEY is an 18 month old, black and rust, natural and docked male whose owners couldn't afford to take care of him. He is a friendly, social, food motivated bundle of energy who is remarkably smart and eager to please. Tennis balls make him happy and Mikey shows real talent when it comes to devising ways to enjoy them, such as carrying two at a time, carrying one and playing soccer with the other, and racing after one ball and dropping it on the way back as the other is thrown by his minion. Mikey thinks snow is fabulous both to eat and to climb the frigid banks, the higher the better! Eating his meals from a Kong adds just a little more interest to the day. Mikey likes the security of his crate over the hecticness of the kennel runs. He had some skin issues that seem to have resolved on a limited ingredient kibble readily available in most pet supply stores. Mikey had to learn some social skills when it came to playing with other dogs. His excitement got the better of him and he ran full bore towards any dog, with predictable results. The other dogs have taught him a thing or two about school yard etiquette and Mikey seems to have caught on. Mikey living with cats is a bad idea for the cats as he is an avid chaser. This young pup is the proverbial lump of raw material just waiting to be shaped into a companion of the finest kind.


adrianADRIAN is a 4 year old, black and rust, cropped and docked female whose owner moved and gave the dog to her sister. Soon after that, the sister moved and Adrian was homeless again. Her veterinary care was virtually nonexistent and it showed. Adrian was overweight at 96 pounds, had a greasy, bristly coat and a grumpy, jumpy attitude towards her new surroundings which are some of the signs of hypothyroidism. A thyroid profile confirmed this and Adrian started taking the medication her body so desperately needed. Over time she dropped 20 pounds and was transformed into a sleek, shiny Doberman with a much better outlook on life. She's very smart and had been spoiled in her last home. Adrian will always likely see what she can get away with, and easily recognizes who can and who cannot be bamboozled. Around other dogs, Adrian acts up out of fear rather than aggression. Much better now, she can rely on her obedience and handler to keep her on track and currently walks in a group of dogs. Adrian lived with 4 cats in her previous home…they said she pretended the cats weren't there…and she could live with the right male dog. She was left loose in the house, but resorted to food stealing and furniture sleeping. Adrian would do best with a calm owner as she tends to mirror her person's demeanor. She has both a protective and a sweet side to her and will need some time to settle into a new home. Adrian bites her nails and loves car rides.
annikaANNIKA is a 2 year old, black and rust, natural and docked female who was left at a shelter with no information. She came to DRU anxious, fearful and in heat. We got her squared away physically and then got to work on her mental health. Annika is a small, pretty girl who is quite affectionate once she feels comfortable with someone. She is simple to read and very smart. Taking a walk with her in a quiet area is a pleasure, but she is easily distracted. Cats, squirrels, chickens or hectic dogs get her wound up. Her reactiveness in general, however, has diminished greatly. Annika wants to engage with other dogs, but she doesn't quite know how to play with them. However that, too, is coming along. Bathing and nail clipping are a battle with Annika and she's intolerant of hasty collar grabbing. Her new person must put time into building a trusting relationship with her. Annika is a champion stuffie flinger!
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. I'VE BEEN ADOPTED!
chanceCHANCE is a 5 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 7 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!
dodgeDODGE is a 6 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!
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.
herculesHERCULES is a 5 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 7 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.
jasonJASON is a 1 year old red and rust male with natural ears and a tail who was found as a stray. No one claimed the little guy and he came to DRU to work on his over-the-top reactiveness to other dogs. Jason also was terrified of nail trimming and fought as if his life depended on it. But training and handling on a daily basis helped Jason trust nothing bad was going to happen to him and he learned to relax and fall back on his obedience when he becomes unsure. Jason is super people friendly and his sweet, sometimes goofy, face is hard to resist. He now plays with several of the dogs at the DRU shelter, big and small, and our cat no longer makes himself scarce when Jason enters the training barn. Jason is an athletic 50 lb. boy with a nose that won't quit. Genetically speaking, there may be a touch of cream in his coffee, but the upside always is hybrid vigor! This is a nice little dog with a dear personality who will make someone very happy.
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!
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. I'VE BEEN ADOPTED!
skye2SKYE 2 is a 3 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! I'VE BEEN ADOPTED!
zevaZEVA is a 1 year old, black and rust, natural and docked female whose owner thought she was too protective. We found her to be more unsure and reactive than protective. Zeva is a busy girl who can go from being amped and pushy to falling apart when corrected and unsure how to behave. She is bright as a berry and learns quickly. Her barky, jumpy, grabby behaviors are being replaced with more desirable ones through obedience. Zeva does well with dogs who can appreciate her energy yet shut it down when necessary without being overbearing. She explores any new toy with curiosity and delight and presses it into ones hands, inviting play. Zeva likes to ride in the car and is comfortable in her crate. She has a good, open attitude and plenty of food drive. Her new people should want to take her to training classes. Zeva needs a kind, but firm hand, that means it to help her learn to deal with "scary" things rather than avoid or react. An active, but not hectic, home would surely help this beautiful, young Doberman gain the rest of the confidence she is lacking.



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!
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!
fritzFRITZ is an 11 year old, red and rust, natural and docked male who was adopted out from the DRU shelter when he was a year of age. Sadly, his owner's declining health made it impossible for him to care for Fritz any longer and so, ten years later, Fritz returned to us. He is a spry, playful dog who enjoys throwing his prized stuffed lizard around or taking a leash walk through the neighborhood. Although Fritz would be happy with constant attention and petting, he also spends part of the day snoozing in the lunch room on his bed, covered with a blanket. Pajamas and a mink-like coat make up his winter wardrobe. A perfect gentleman, Fritz has never stolen food off the table, possibly a first for the DRU lunch room. Very interested in what people are eating, he likes to share and will poke for food if allowed. This otherwise polite dog has been spoiled since his return. Fritz has mild dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and takes Pimopendan daily. Other than a joint supplement and some fish oil, that's all Fritz needs to keep him feeling good. The old guy's hearing and sight aren't what they used to be, but he usually doesn't go far from his person, taking every opportunity to lie across one's lap and cuddle. Fritz has lived with a female Doberman and his best friend now is a Standard Poodle. He loves eating peanut butter cookies while out for a car ride. Like every senior, Fritz deserves a home of his own where he will be properly pampered. 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.

Gerda 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!
memphisMEMPHIS is a 9 year old, black and rust, cropped and docked male whose owners couldn't afford to care for him. Like a lot of older Dobermans, Memphis has many lumps and bumps on him that are benign, but one lump had ulcerated and required surgical removal. Biopsy results indicated a low grade sarcoma that is often curative with removal, however the deep tumor-free surgical margin is narrow in this case and Memphis should be monitored for reoccurrence of the tumor. Memphis is an otherwise healthy, elegant, loyal, distinguished, confident and classic looking Doberman with a sweet personality that is to die for. His happy place is on the couch, belly up and receiving lots of loving. Transition from life in a home to the shelter has been a struggle for Memphis and his caregivers go all out to help him feel special. He likes company, especially at mealtime, and home cooked morsels often end up in his dish. Memphis lived with cats and has been passive here with other dogs. He likes a car ride and a walk once in a while, but human attention is what Memphis truly craves. This spry senior Doberman deserves to be in a quiet home where he will be endlessly admired by his person. The feeling one gets in return from being with Memphis is priceless.

Memphis 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!
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 he 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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