Doberman Rescue and Adoption for New England and Eastern New York
Hot Line (603)887-1200


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.
arielARIEL
I'VE BEEN ADOPTED!
cocoCOCO is a 1 year old, red and rust female with natural ears and a tail who came to DRU from a woman who had her for 2 weeks. She took Coco from a family that had neither the time nor the resources to care for a young pup. Coco was unsure of new people and greeted same with barking, growling and tail wagging. After lots of training and handling here, Coco is a more confident dog, but she will likely have some territorial behaviors in a new home. Proper introductions and continued work will help Coco be the happy and free dog she is. She loves to train, but will put on the brakes when she doesn't want to do something. Coco has played with lots of dogs, but can show dominance with some new dogs. Despite having lived with indoor cats, she is set on pursuing them with less than noble intentions. Coco is quite adaptable and transitions easily when moved from a run to a crate to a room to a kennel. She likes to gather her toys in a pile and keep an eye on them.
jasonJASON is a 6 year old, red and rust, natural and docked male whose owner didn't want him anymore. He's a pleasant fellow who needs a little time to acclimate. Once he does, he is a calm, low-keyed companion who is yearning for a person to call his own. Jason would thrive in a quieter household where not a lot is expected of him. He loves to plunk his handsome head in a familiar lap and doze. As far as other dogs, Jason lived with his sister, who took sibling rivalry to a new level! Consequently, living with another dog would be on a case by case basis. Jason needs management around cats, but might be okay with a tough one or a fast one. This patient wallflower is ready to go home!
nadiaNADIA is a 5 year old, red and rust, cropped and docked female who came to the DRU shelter because nobody wanted her. From what we could gather, she had been in at least 4 homes and had many litters of puppies. In fact, she gave birth to 2 puppies on the day she came to the shelter. Sadly within days, despite veterinary intervention, both pups passed. Nadia's body was worn out. A myriad of medical issues were addressed, including a sparse coat, pododermatitis (resolving), pyometra (spay was curative), 7 hyperplastic nipples removed, malnutrition, symptoms of hypothyroidism (normal thyroid function) and Von Willebrand Disease (not affected). After months of recuperation, Nadia feels so much better, and although she still looks as if she were ridden hard and put away wet, Nadia is a beautiful, self-assured dog with a nice attitude. She is well put together and has a floating trot that can't be missed. Nadia is mannerly, but knows little obedience. Fortunately, like most Dobermans, she has a good food drive and should be easy to train. Nadia could probably live with the right dog, but cats are a no-go. It's time for Nadia to have a good life in her own home. I'VE BEEN ADOPTED!
orionORION is a 2 year old, black and rust, cropped and docked male whose owner didn't have enough time for him. He's smart and busy and needs plenty of exercise. With some basic obedience under his belt now, Orion will benefit from continued working of both his body and mind. He's a stuffie killer who loves to play tug with a rope toy. Orion gets along with most dogs, but no cats for him. He rides well in the car and catches any flying bug that comes within his purview. Orion is an enthusiastic jumper and stealthy leash chewer. Drain his energy and give him clear rules and he will repay more than he's given. This is a very nice dog who is ready to get busy living. I'VE BEEN ADOPTED!
toriTORI
I'VE BEEN ADOPTED!










cedarCEDAR is a 5 year old, red and rust, cropped and docked male who needed surgery to repair a torn cruciate ligament in his right knee. The TPLO procedure is costly and the aftercare is extensive…both of which would have proven to be difficult for Cedar's owners who were dealing with newborn twins. His knee surgery was a success and he now has full use of it. He takes Soloxine for hypothyroidism and occasionally has episodes of head bobbing which is no big deal. Cedar is a loving, affectionate boy who enjoys running in the woods and having his teeth brushed. He is a talker who is adept at nose pushing, pawing and corn-on-the-cobbing for attention. Although he lived peacefully with his littermate sister and has played successfully with some female dogs, Cedar is particular about which dogs he will accept. A home without cats and small children would be best for all involved. Cedar is good in the house, although he will take pillows off the couch and lay on them, or dump the laundry basket to make a comfy nest for himself. He is sound sensitive to scary things like thunderstorms, gun shots, fireworks and ceiling fans falling on him. Wearing a Thundershirt helps him get a grip on himself. Cedar loves to eat cantaloupe, strawberries, craisins, apples and Dingo dental chews. He is a beautiful, outgoing dog who needs a person of his own. Watch a video of him here.
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.
cooperCOOPER is a 2 year old, red and rust male with natural ears and a tail who twice bounced back to a shelter who placed him because he was "too wild." He is a good natured, high energy boy who hasn't yet received the training he needs to become a respectable companion. One thing Cooper is good at is making one laugh. He rolls his coveted blue "Life is good!" ball out under the gate of his pen and waits for any passer-by to kick it back to him. He sleeps on a Kuranda bed now because when he has bedding of any kind, Cooper makes a hole in it, sticks his head through the hole and wears layers of various materials, ending up looking like a jester. So far, meetings with other dogs and cats have gone well here at the shelter. Cooper likes to ride in the car and will do anything for food.
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!
hannahHANNAH is a 5 year old, black and rust, cropped and docked female who came in with Caine. A move from the country to New York City proved difficult for reactive Hannah who struggled in close quarters with so many other dogs around her. Hannah is a love bug with people. Her nub wags wildly at the mere hint of attention from a human admirer. Hannah could boost anyone's self-esteem! She is a smart, active, high energy girl who can be a little willful at times. If Hannah gets off her leash she will bolt…one time returning home via UPS. She recognized the truck driver and jumped in! As a pup she was found as a stray wandering with a broken leg. After some exercise, Hannah is happiest hanging out, being petted, enjoying cookie time and lying in the sun.
harleyHARLEY is a 2 year old, black and rust, natural and docked male who came from a shelter in Connecticut. We soon learned that new situations make him nervous and afraid but his recovery time is dramatically decreasing with each passing day. Harley is shy and uncomfortable with the unknown and would do best in a quiet home with a fenced yard. He adores running in the snow and has started to learn some Agility obstacles to boost his confidence. Harley is good on walks and loves human contact. A favorite activity is receiving back rubs with a rubber scrubby brush. Harley is good with bathing, ear cleaning and nail trimming. The sound and sight of a trash bag being changed scares the daylights out of him, yet he can create quite a din eating his meal out of a feeder Kong and remain happy as a clam. Harley has basic obedience under his belt and can eat his way through any unsureness he might be experiencing. Hunkering down with a peanut butter bone brings Harley to his happy place. Take Harley home, make him feel safe and he will reward you with unending devotion and his Doberman smile.
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.
JDJD is a 3 year old, red and rust natural and docked male who came to DRU from another shelter with no history. He is a small boy who is timid and shy with new people. Once he gets to know someone, he loosens up and his personality shines through with play bows and excited wiggling. JD pays little attention to our cats. He runs in the multiple dog playgroup but can get scrappy with pushy dogs. Our staff has done lots of obedience training with him to keep him safe and prepare him to be adopted. JD could be a flight risk and would need a fenced yard or a leash at all times. Environmental distractions such as a car passing can upset his applecart, but he recovers with the help of familiar obedience commands. JD isn't the dog for everyone, but there has got to be a niche out there somewhere for him where he can feel safe with his own person.
shadeSHADE is a 16 month old, black and rust, natural and docked female who came to DRU when her owner lost his home. He told us Shade nips at his 3 year old son when he is "mean to her." He also said Shade "hates being grabbed by the back of her neck." At first she was nervous and unsure about being handled by us, but has since decided she is safe here and has opened up quite a bit. When deprived of adequate exercise, the very smart Shade can be destructive and defiant. Tire her out and she is a cuddler, once she trusts a person. Shade knows basic commands, including "Get busy!" for toileting, but will need to continue with her training for reliability. She could live with the right male dog, but is an out-and-out cat killer. Shade likes playing with rope and squeaky toys and riding in the car.
skySKYE 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.



SSNAP Dogs
Senior and Special Needs Advocacy Program


addisonADDISON is a 10 year old, red and rust, natural and docked female who was found as a stray. She came to DRU after living a short time in a home with another female dog with whom she wasn't compatible. While Addison is a love bug with her people, she is protective of her home and can be downright cranky with perceived intruders. Toys make her happy; she is especially fond of a rubber chicken that she keeps firmly clamped in her jaws. Addison gets along with the male dogs we have bunked with her. She isn't shy about making her needs known and puts up a fuss if she isn't fed or given her medication first. Her urinary incontinence is controlled with Proin and she takes Soloxine for hypothyroidism. Addison is otherwise in good health and looking for a home where she can be a princess.

Addison 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!
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!
dieselDIESEL is a 6 year old, red and rust, cropped and docked male who was found as a stray in an abandoned building. He was a big, fat boy who apparently hadn't missed many meals. Our veterinarian diagnosed him with hypothyroidism and cardiomyopathy for which he is receiving treatment. Diesel is the sweetest, funniest fellow! He loves going for walks, however when returning to his room, Diesel flops to the floor and becomes a 100 lb. dead weight sack of potatoes…very clear he wants to stay out longer. Lots of pushing and pulling and food bribes, all of which he enjoys immensely, eventually get him back to his kennel, one of the cushiest spots in the shelter. Gladiator looks on the outside, pumpkin pie on the inside…it doesn't get any better than that!

Diesel has has gone to a permanent foster home. Please consider a donation to our SSNAP program to help us cover his medical 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!
jaylaJAYLA is an 11 year old, red and rust, natural and docked female who came to DRU when her owner became seriously ill. Fortunately, she was scooped up right away and went to a permanent foster home where she is the queen bee. Her daily routine includes Jayla wrestling with her housemate, a dog twice her size and a fraction of her age, followed by couch time and television. Jayla loves treats but will only eat a meal if her bowl is held for her. She sleeps in bed with her foster mummy. Jayla has many of the old lady Doberman medical issues…leaky, creaky and gassy…which are soothed with medications. Her heart doesn't work as well as it used to and a mass was seen on a chest x-ray, neither of which there is much to do about. For now, Jayla seems to feel good and enjoy her life and will be given the best until she tells us otherwise.

Jayla 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!
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!
rocky For a long time, ROCKY has known the DRU shelter as his home. Although he has seen hundreds of dogs pass through our doors on the way to their new lives, Rocky has never been chosen. Now entering his senior years, Rocky has developed some health issues that make the possibility of a new home seem even more out of reach. Of course, Rocky is welcome to stay at DRU, but we fear that he may never realize the joy of being in a home of his own. Rocky is looking for an animal-free abode where he can have secure access to the great outdoors, a pile of stuffies, lots of snuggle time and regular companionship with his person. He has a wealth of obedience training and generally walks nicely on leash…although a mere whiff of a forest creature sends Rocky lunging toward the intruder. His love of food helps to redirect his energy. It will take a special person with a great big heart to give Rocky what he so richly deserves. Thanks to the support of the Senior and Special Needs Advocacy Program, Rocky will continue to receive care and medications for cardiac and immune-mediated issues. 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! 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!
vegasVEGAS is a 9 year old black and rust, cropped and docked male whose owner lost his sight and couldn't care for him any longer. Unfortunately Vegas failed in his next home where he struggled to hold his urine for the owners' 11 hour workday. He is a super people-oriented dog who loves affection and attention. Vegas is social with other dogs, but he couldn't live with a cat unless the cat was really, really fast. Vegas does have a lick granuloma that has been improving with treatment, plenty of potty breaks and an inordinate amount of fussing by his caregivers. SAdly, Vegas was recently diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy. This lovely dog needs somewhere special to spend his golden years where he can lay in the sun on a comfy bed and dream about his next adventure.

Vegas has has gone to a permanent foster home. 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! I'm a SSNAP dog!
 
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