Age: 6 years
Crate Trained: Yes
Energy Level: Medium
Gets Along With:
✓ Female Dogs
✓ Male Dogs
Adoption fee: $300
Physical appearance: Nina is a 6-year-old female Doberman with floppy cropped ears and a docked tail. She is a long, tall girl – and weighs around 80 pounds. Due to her surgeries, she had dropped weight to 67 – but is well on her way to gaining that muscle and healthy weight back!
Personality: Nina is a loving, curious, goofy doberman. She has shown some tendencies to get really clingy and “velcro” to one member of her foster family, but is incredibly sweet to all. She has also shown some rather timid behavior, and does take a minute to warm up to anyone who is not “her person”. Her energetic and playful side make the entire family laugh. Her energy level is rather moderate for a doberman. Nina has done exceptionally well with her foster families children (8) and (6) – but as with all dogs – supervision is absolutely needed to protect both. Due to her tendency to love to steal and chew on socks – her future family will need to keep a VERY close eye on her for that and we would advise against smaller children for this reason and any older kids who cannot pick up after themselves. She does well in her crate – and has done great in a dog pen/crate attachment during the day to keep her out of trouble while foster dad is working. Nina has shown to be friendly to other dogs – her timid nature will necessitate a careful eye to make sure she isn’t bullied. Nina has also done well around her foster families cats – she mostly ignores them but will run away when they hiss.
Why she’s in rescue: Nina was an owner surrender due to extensive medical bills from ingesting clothing. This was the second time she had needed an obstruction surgery and her family could not afford it. As a last-ditch effort, the vet contacted us and asked if we could help.
Manners and Training: Nina is crate trained, potty trained and overall has great manners. She is very food driven so training should come pretty easily with time and effort. She does great in a car and will curl up and go to sleep. Her leash training is ok – she does pull quite a bit, and will “buck up” and try to slip a collar if she doesn’t want to go a certain direction. Due to this – her fosters have worked primarily with a harness for her – which she has taken to quite well. She knows some basic commands like “sit”.
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.