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.
caeserCEASER
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emmaEMMA is a 4 year fawn and rust, natural and docked female whose owner didn't have time for her and said that she was jealous of the one year old child in the home. She is a sweet little girl who is unsure with new people, but comes right around with anyone that takes a little time with her. Once comfortable, Emma is a happy, compliant, clean dog with good attitude and energy. She knows basic commands and how to play dead. Emma was crate trained as a young dog but earned free roam of the house in her last home. She enjoys leash walks and car rides, and alerts to strangers and watches diligently for critters while out and about. Tennis balls, Kongs and peanut butter bones are top on her list, but her absolute favorite thing is being covered by a blanket while she sleeps. Emma will chase a cat that runs, but stops in her tracks when a confident one confronts her. She lived with other dogs, but an attack from her brother left her somewhat selective as to which dogs she like to be around. With proper introductions, Emma does fine with most dogs. Someone had better scoop up this fuzzy peach of a dog quickly!
leddi louLEDDI LOU is a 4 year old, black and rust, natural and docked female whose owners lost their house. Personality plus doesn't begin to describe this delightful, albeit quirky, girl...curious, nosey, clean, compliant, eager to please, smart, protective of the home and inclined to hoard shoes. Leddi spooks herself when faced with the unfamiliar, yet is able to eat through a fire fight. She loves to snuggle and cuddle in order to get warm, yet is thrilled by climbing snowbanks and powder diving during the worst of winter storms. Leddi knows how to take off her own collar and persuade a toddler into opening the back door for her. She is a needy attention hog who will play paw-other-paw until the cows come home. Reportedly taunted by raccoons through the window, Leddi is a pokey butt lifter with cats and may give chase, depending on the day. She has made friends with some of the dogs at the shelter. The caveat here is that Leddi needs time to accept strangers. There are no short cuts. Once she knows someone, her sweet and silly side can be accessed.
magnumMAGNUM is an 11 year old, red and rust, cropped and docked male who got the boot when 90 year old Grandma moved in. Although Magnum had never done anything untoward, his owners said the woman was afraid of him and refused to come live at the house if the dog was there. On arrival at the shelter, Magnum's coat was dirty and his toenails were atrociously long. Our veterinarian said he was too thin, displayed symptoms of hypothyroidism and required medication for an ear infection. While it's likely Magnum was a valued family member for much of his life, something went wrong somewhere. With Soloxine on board now and 5 additional pounds under his belt, Magnum feels better and his big personality shows more and more. He is an alert, confident, happy older gentleman with a good attitude. Magnum has high self-esteem and isn't shy about vocalizing his needs or opinion on the matters at hand. Although he hadn't been exposed to other dogs very much, he wants to engage. He doesn't have the best social skills when meeting a dog, and his forward advances can be off putting to some. With some practice, Magnum could make a good companion for another dog. He's very interested in the shelter cats, and further observation will be needed to determine his likelihood of compatibility. Magnum has more pep than most dogs his age. His house and car manners are impeccable and he is always excited to head out on a walk. I'm a SSNAP dog!
nakitaNAKITA is a 2 year old, red and rust, cropped and docked female who was turned in for food guarding. She is a very smart, opportunistic young lady who ran the show in her last home, bullying her well-intentioned, but clueless, owners with her demands for attention and resources. Coming to the DRU shelter was a life changing experience for Miss Nakita. Here she learned to work for food, praise, attention, etc. and as a result discovered what it's like to feel safe when people hold the job description of leadership. Nervous Nakita has few cares in the world now that she doesn't think she has to be in charge. She is a mixture of lovey and crazy…gets very excited to see her people and go out for some exercise, and gets calm and sweet when relaxing in one of her happy places. New things still rattle her a bit…like a neighbor pushing a wheel barrow…but her recovery time is getting better and better. Nakita had to learn to play with other dogs…her body language skills needing honing, but she does enjoy roughhousing with several of the dogs at DRU. She is a hunter on walks, taking notice of any creature that flies, scampers or slithers. Her interest in cats is likely malevolent. Nakita loves rope toys and will smack herself silly while playing. She is a champion at Paw-Other Paw. Submissive urination was an issue with Nakita that has resolved for the most part, but may reoccur in a new environment. Her people will need to establish rules right off and continue training to keep Nakita on the right track. I'VE BEEN ADOPTED!
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boscoBOSCO is a 2 year old, red and rust, natural and docked male who came in as a stray from New York. He is a social, active, super sweet, goofy, food motivated dog who likes to train and needs stimulation to use his athletic body and busy mind for good. Out of frustration, Bosco is vocal when he sees other dogs on walks. He likes to play rough using his front feet, which appeals to some, but not all, dogs. Cats are out of the question! Bosco came to DRU with zero manners and minimal training. Sometimes he acts a little lost and making time to settle him, set limits and gain focus is time well spent. Building on Bosco's obedience skills before taking on the world would be a good idea. Although he loves to be on the go, a quieter home would be a better environment for Bosco. Happy time for him includes hanging out in the kitchen, relaxing with his person while dishes are done. Despite his deep appreciation for food, he has been trustworthy about not sticking his head into any accessible bag or bin of edibles. Bosco loves his purple bear which he holds, tosses and sleeps with. He has carefully kept his treasure intact and would love to take it with him to his new home. I'VE BEEN ADOPTED!
bruceBRUCE WAYNE is a 20 month old, black and rust, natural and docked male whose owners couldn't handle him. They inadequately addressed his mouthiness and high energy which resulted in the dog spending a lot of time crated. Because he wasn't sufficiently exercised, these problems seemed insurmountable. The people worried about Bruce's rambunctiousness around their grandchildren and held him back from them on a leash, which made him even more excited, which made the children afraid of him and the whole thing snowballed. Bruce's owners were concerned he would "do something bad" and handled him accordingly. Instead of guidance and exercise, Bruce got nervous handling and confinement. Stealing food off the counter, jumping on people, guarding rawhide and opening screen doors are all symptoms of a smart, young Doberman who needs more to do. Thankfully, the owners recognized Bruce needed a different environment and released him to rescue. He is a food motivated boy who knows basic commands and is eager to work, but will walk all over someone who lets him be naughty. Bruce loves runs in the yard, walks through the neighborhood and K9 Nosework. He is a stuffy defluffer and a plastic water bottle chewer. He has lived with a female, 8 year old West Highland White Terrier and could get along with female dog with energy similar to his. Bruce shows lots of interest in our cat and would probably love to chase him if he ran. Here is a brilliant, affectionate, young dog who is ready to learn anything one might want to teach him.
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.
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!
savannahSAVANNAH is a 6 year old, blue and rust female with natural ears and a tail who was an owner turn in at a New York shelter with no history…very frustrating! As soon as our veterinarian saw this poor girl with her sparse, brittle coat weighing in at a whopping 120 pounds, she ordered a thyroid profile and started Savannah on Soloxine. Since arriving at DRU in March, she has lost over 30 pounds and still has several more to go. Savannah looks and feels so much better now that she is getting the veterinary care she so desperately needed. She adores people and craves affection, often crawling into any available lap and rolling over a belly rub. Toys are of no interest to Savannah. She much prefers the company of humans…a sweet, needy, follow-you-around type. Savannah happily chases her person around the yard, but will stand at the door if left outside alone. Food motivated, smart and sometimes stubborn, she's a fast learner who is calm when she knows what is expected of her. Savannah was very reactive on leash around other dogs when she first came to the shelter. We think she's more fearful than aggressive and hadn't been shown how to deal with that. Savannah is more relaxed on walks now and is accustomed to walking with a few regulars that don't cause her concern. She is a lady who keeps a clean kennel and leaves her bedding intact. Savannah has a strong opinion that cats should cease to exist.



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.

Fritz 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!
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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