Age: 20 months
Crate Trained: Yes
Energy Level: High
Gets Along With:
X Female Dogs
X Male Dogs
Adoption fee: $350
Physical appearance: Artemis is a 20-month-old female Doberman with cropped ears and a docked tail. She is average weight for a female and weighs around 60 pounds.
Why she’s in rescue: Artemis has been through 4 homes in the past few months. Most recently she was rescued after a couple got divorced and decided neither one wanted her, but the family that adopted her could not handle her issues. They wanted the best for her and asked if we could help.
Personality: Artemis is a sweet girl that wants so desperately to be good. It’s rare that we get dogs that have suffered some sort of abuse, but in Artemis’ case, there clearly was. She really loves new people but will anticipate being corrected when she’s around them. When she approaches or tries to play bow, she will scream and drop to the floor and pee. Sometimes she will also put her mouth against your hand, but she doesn’t bite.It takes some time to earn her trust, but once you have it her personality blossoms and she is the most wonderful dog. Because of these behaviors we will not allow Artemis to be adopted to a home with ANY children. She does not have very good dog manners, and because of the abuse we are not okay putting her in an environment where she is set up to fail, so no dogs or cats. She is sweet, affectionate, and absolutely loves to play ball. She goes between carrying her ball around like a trophy and brining it to you for a game of fetch. Artemis is higher energy, so long walks and runs, lots of fetch and training will be needed to keep her from being stressed and anxious. She needs a doberman or working dog experienced home but is the kind of dog that if you have the time and patience to take a chance on her, she will be your ride or die.
Manners and Training: Artemis knows how to sit, lay down, stay, walks pretty well on a leash, and is crate and potty trained. We will not allow her to go to a home that does any kind of training other than positive reinforcement because of the harsh corrections she’d suffered from other training methods previously. Using a prong, choke chain or e-collar would be detrimental to her. She responds beautifully to positive reinforcement and is blossoming in her foster home because of it. She’s a fast learner and incredibly eager to please. Since she is afraid of new people, she needs to be muzzled when going to the vet for her and everyones safety. She is being muzzle trained in her foster home and it will go with her when adopted.
Vetting: All our dogs are brought up to date on rabies, Bordetella, and combo, negative for intestinal parasites and heartworms, spayed and microchipped before adoption. Artemis came into rescue with a horrible UTI. This is clearing up with medication.