Quick Stats:

Age:  1 year
Color:  Black
Gender:  Female
Manners:  In progress
Crate Trained: In progress
Housebroken: Yes
Energy Level:  High
Fence:  Tall fence required

Gets Along With:

✓ Cats
✓ Children
✓ Female Dogs
✓ Male Dogs
✓ Men
✓ Women

 

Electra

Adoption fee: $375

Physical appearance: Electra is a one year old Black and Tan female Doberman with natural ears and a natural tail. She has 3 legs due to an amputation after being hit by a car.

Personality: This girl is the definition of spunky.  She is dominant, pushy, demanding, and will challenge you constantly.  Don’t think for a second that losing a leg has slowed her down, she hasn’t even noticed it’s missing.  She does well with other dogs but needs careful introductions since she can be a lot.  She’s quite determined and needs a family even more determined than her because otherwise she will run the house and start setting the rules.  She is not a dog that can go to a home looking for a sad story to dote on.  She needs structure and tules to be the best dog she can be, which can be followed by plenty of time cuddling on the couch and playing.

Why she’s in rescue: A Good Samaritan saw Electra get hit by a car and called animal control for help.  Her front right leg was degloved and was beyond what the vet at the shelter could do.  They contacted us and asked if we could take her and there was no way we couldn’t.  They rushed her to Blue Pearl to get her infection under control and while we initially tried to see if her leg could be saved, it was too painful to put her through so we opted for amputation.

Manners and training: Electra is a puppy, and a pushy one at that, so she will need someone who won’t let her get away with anything and work on her training.  She’s an active dog and needs to be kept busy both mentally and physically.  She is learning to behave in the house and has not been destructive, but her foster mom also keeps a watchful eye on her.  She’s potty trained but does show anxiety when crated.  She loves toys and will claim any and all as her own.  

Vetting: All our dogs are brought up to date on rabies, Bordetella, and combo, negative for intestinal parasites, spayed and microchipped before adoption.  Since Electra’s amputation was due to trauma and not a medical condition, she will live out a normal life the same as a 4-legged Doberman would.