Age: 13 months
Manners: Work in Progress
Crate Trained: Yes
Housebroken: In Progress
Energy Level: High
Gets Along With:
✓ Female Dogs
X Male Dogs
Adoption fee: $375
Sultan is a 13-month-old, black and tan male Doberman with a docked tail and cropped ears that do not stand. He is up to date on vaccinations, neutered, microchipped, negative for heartworms, and negative for intestinal parasites.
Sultan is one of 4 boys that came to GDR from Fulton County as a neglect case. We were made aware of the situation months prior to the dogs coming into rescue by concerned neighbors and Doberman Rescue of Atlanta. We monitored the situation for several months as Animal Control tried to work with the owner to take care of the dogs. Somehow the dogs ended up getting lose and were seized by animal control. Originally the owner wanted them back but ended up turning them over to Animal Control who we worked with closely to bring them into rescue. While in their home the boys were fighting over food and resources. Because of the fact that we have seen fighting both for dominance and for food, they will absolutely NOT be rehomed with one another or with any other male dogs. No exceptions.
Sultan is a sweetheart that loves people and human interaction, however since he had so little as a puppy, he can be a bit rough around the edges. He’s very strong-willed and needs someone who will be a leader and set rules and boundaries, otherwise he will run the house. When he gets playful, he will nip and mouth at you like a puppy, which his foster is working on, but will likely still be a work in progress as he settles into his new home. He gets along with other dogs, but can be a bit much sometimes, so play needs to be supervised and ended if he gets too amped up and starts playing too rough. He does well in his crate and needs to be crated whenevr he can not be supervised as he will get into things and make chew toys out of things like remote controls, phones, and jackets. Walking is a great way to burn off his energy as he really enjoys it and does great on a leash. He woul make a great running or hiking partner and getting that extra energy out will help him behave better inside.
A female dog would be a great companion for Sultan so long as she can deal with his pushy play style, but definitly no cats or small children as his nipping and mouthing, plus high energy could spell trouble for a kid.
If you are interested in adopting Sultan and making him a part of your family, please complete an adoption application.