Age: 7 years
Crate Trained: Yes
Energy Level: Low
Gets Along With:
✓ Female Dogs
✓ Male Dogs
Adoption fee: $175
Physical appearance: Amy is a black and tan female Doberman with cropped ears and a docked tail. She is quite overweight and came in at 101 lbs. She has lost a significant amount and is down to 87lbs, and should be about 60lbs when she’s back to normal weight
Personality: Amy is a sweetheart who enjoys being pet but is not all that cuddly. She is happy to be close to you without being on top of you and likes to nap on her dog bed. She has done well with her foster sister and as she’s lost weight she’s gained some pep in her step. She hasn’t messed with the cats in her home either and has welcomed the fostered grand kids.
Why she’s in rescue: She was picked up as a stray and ended up at the local animal control. She didn’t do well in the shelter environment, so we immediately went and picked her up and brought her to her foster home.
Manners and training: Amy is potty trained and crate trained and has wonderful house manners.
Vetting: All of our dogs are brought up to date on rabies, Bordetella, and combo, negative for intestinal parasites and heartworms, spayed and microchipped. Amy has a condition known as Dilated Cardiomyopathy which is unfortunately incredibly common in Dobermans and is the main reason they pass. We have caught it early and started her on medication. That and the fact that she is losing weight should hopefully help extend her life as much as possible, but unfortunately because of the nature of DCM, we cannot predict how long she has. It could be years, or it could be weeks. She is also hypothyroid and is on medication that costs very little per month.
We know that not many families would want to adopt a Doberman that is known to have DCM as it will eventually lead to heartbreak, however we do hope that Amy will find a home of her own outside of rescue. She’s a wonderful girl and she deserves it. Until then, she will remain in her foster home being loved on and spoiled. If you think you would be willing to open your heart and home to this sweet older girl, please complete an application.