May 15th, 2005, 06:11 PM
4 dobermans are in need of new homes, and 3 still need foster homes. 3 of them are 5 (all siblings, 2 females, 1 male) and the Mom is 7. THey have always lived together so not sure how they are with other dogs.
Mom is quite dominant, fights with one of her girls a lot. The boy is quite mellow and adores the Mom. It is a very sad story, the man who has them is dying and wants to make sure they are in good homes before he goes.
I took one out today and put in foster care, she is the mellowest and probably the best of shapes. The others do "playfight" a lot, and are all marked up. They have little bumps and scars just about everywhere. They were boarded in a kennel for the last 8 months, and have just been back in a home environment for a week. It is a tiny little appartment with a mattress on the floor and all these dogs live there with him. I need to get these dogs out as soon as possible for their sake, as if he dies and they end up at the SPCA, they don't have much of a chance.
If anyone can help with fostering these beautiful dogs please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. They are all very good around people, very friendly and affectionate. They are all housetrained and can definitely stay by themselves.
This is very urgent, please crosspost and pass along to anyone you think might be able to help. I took pictures of them today, but I cannot upload the pictures, so I may not have them till tomorrow, but there will be pictures of all 4 of them available.
Thanks a bunch guys, these dogs need your help.
May 15th, 2005, 07:18 PM
I sent this to Mary Korevaar in Ontario. She HAS now listed them on her site, although the email she sent to me said this:
Yes, it was *urgent* the last 2 times in the past 2 years we were contacted on these dogs and he's been dying for an awfully long time. Each time we list the dogs, he ends up asking us to remove the listings ... whatever, I listed them on the Ontario Doberman rescue website again.
Ontario Doberman Rescue
May 16th, 2005, 11:58 AM
Yeah, it is a sad situation, but he is really dying. I saw this guy yesterday, he had contacted me 3 years ago to place a few, as he was very ill. I didn't want to pry, but I think it is kidney failure. He had boxes and boxes of bags filled with some fluid, with hoses attached to them. I'm no doctor, but it looked to me like Dialysis treatment. The man is extremely frail, has had the dogs returned to him a week ago and can't even take them out. He sleeps on a foam mattress on the floor and the place is a mess. I don't think he's being "wishy-washy", I know he never wanted to give up his dogs, but life made it that he has no choice.
It may look like a bunch of BS, but I have seen the guy, and I feel even worst for the dogs. They are all marked and scarred from probably fighting with each other. They have been boarded for the last 8 months in what I was told was a very tiny kennel, and not the best of care..... I got one of them out, working on two more this week, if someone can help with Mom (she's more dominant), it would be great. This guy wants to make sure his dogs have good homes before he dies, at least if we can put them in safe foster homes, he will be at ease.
May 22nd, 2005, 07:52 PM
May 23rd, 2005, 01:10 AM
Well, I got one in foster care, and the lady is actually considering adopting her, and Stevie was adopted yesterday :crazy: so since I have a spot, I will be taking one at my place. That leaves the two dominant ones, Mom and her daughter T'Pau.
May 23rd, 2005, 09:37 AM
Stevie was adopted?? That's wonderful.:)
May 23rd, 2005, 04:00 PM
Yes, he went to a wonderful home with a Rottie brother. A big 120 lb. baby. 1 yr. old. They really took to each other, and Marshall (the Rottie) is very protective of other dogs in general, so he will watch over Stevie. I am so excited and happy for him, I've had a smile from ear to ear since I met these people and knew they were the ones who would adopt him. People kept telling me I would be sad when he left, but there's nothing that makes me happier than seeing one of my dogs go to their new home. I am so picky in choosing the right home for each dog, that I am thrilled and not one bit sad.
That's what makes this whole rescue craziness worth it. I have been dealing with loser families for the last 2 weeks (dumpers) and am getting fed up. I need to make myself a surrender form, if anyone has an example they can supply with that would be great. I had one family ready to adopt a huge 6 yr. old bull mastiff mix, and the "dumpers" changed their mind the night before the adoption was to be finalized (this process took over 2 weeks) and after I had taken the dog out to be vaccinated. You know I won't get refunded for the vaccines, but the worst part is we all met this dog (adoptive family and I) and feel so bad. She is in such a terrible household, all I want is to get her out. I from what I hear from the neighbour, she will get dumped sooner or later, as many have been before her (when not beat and abused first, as well as being neglected). But again, I am powerless..... I used to think it was good if a family could keep the dog in their home, but no more. Then I go see a family where I am supposed to take 3 dogs, but 2 for now and the 3rd they'll bring me later. I take two yesterday, today she came back to get one that I had promised she could take on Tuesday to bring to say good-bye to her mom at the hospital. Turns out mom is not ready to dump the dog, maybe in a year or two. What is wrong with these losers???
May 23rd, 2005, 04:02 PM
I've been reading on this board about Stevie's story and am glad to hear that he's been adopted. It's great to hear stories like Stevie's. Yay Stevie!
May 23rd, 2005, 05:40 PM
I just made up a surrender form, for the very reason of stopping people from jerking us around.
I can send you a copy if you like!
May 24th, 2005, 05:40 PM
Sophie: SO glad to hear that Stevie is adopted !!!! WOOHOO !!!
June 3rd, 2005, 04:49 PM
Hercules, the male Doberman, was adopted this week!!! :pawprint: :thumbs up
One down, three to go.....