Age: 5 years
Crate Trained: Yes
Energy Level: Medium
Gets Along With:
X Female Dogs
X Male Dogs
Adoption fee: $275
Physical appearance: Simon is a 5-year-old blue male Doberman with natural ears and a docked tail. He is a bit on the larger side for a male weighing in at 91lbs and still gaining weight. As is common with blue Dobermans, he has Alopecia which results in hair loss and some balding on his coat.
Personality: Simon is very sweet and cuddly, but he needs time to warm up to new people and learn to trust them. He loves to play outside but will calm down and behave in the house. Once he does, he is all about being pet and cuddled and getting plenty of attention. Because he can be a bit wary of new people, he needs someone that is patient and confident. He needs an adopter he can look to and that will help him feel secure. He is also quite reactive to other dogs, especially when on leash, and that confident owner will be a must to help him overcome these issues. Simon is not an easy dog, but he’s worth it, and the right Doberman experienced owner family that is willing to work with him and show him that the world isn’t as scary as he thinks, will be rewarded with a wonderful, loving and incredibly loyal companion.
Why he’s in rescue: We don’t really know why Simon and his brother Ren were surrendered to a shelter in Savannah. We do know that when we took them in, we were told they were bonded, however the exact opposite was true with the two immediately fighting. We separated them and now they are much happier on their own. We don’t know anything about their pasts, but both have several marks and scars on them that tell us it probably wasn’t a good one. Simon has some baggage that his new family will have to be prepared for.
Manners and training: Simon’s foster has been working super hard with him and it shows! He adores learning new tricks and so far, she has taught him how to sit, lay down, stay, come when called, and she is working on teaching him to sit pretty, walk through her legs, heel, do a long-leash recall, and put his front paws on objects. Through this training he has shown how devoted he is to pleasing his family. He is potty trained, crate trained, and his leash manners continue to improve. He would not be suitable for a home with other dogs, cats or smaller kids. When he meets new people, he is usually fearful and will bark and avoid them. It can take him some time to calm down and accept someone new. His foster is working with him on this, but it will need to be continued in his new home.
Vetting: All of our dogs are brought up to date on rabies, Bordetella, and combo, negative for intestinal parasites and heartworms, neutered and microchipped before adoption. Simon tested positive for heartworms when arriving at rescue and is currently undergoing treatment. He will complete treatment before being adopted out.