Sadie and Hawkins
Meet Gus! He's a 6yr old black and tan dobe looking for his furever home. Gus is calm and easy going, with a bit of timidity. He's good with most dogs except overly dominant, pushy males. He does have some leash aggression that will need to be worked on. Due to his timid nature, we're not going to adopt him out to a family with small children. **We do not discuss individual dogs with applicants until completion of the adoption process. Please submit a completed application: http://dobermanrescueco.org/adopt/forms/. We never consider you applying for a particular dog. The more open you are to gender, color and age, the more likely you are to find a dog with us. We want homes that accept that they are rescuing a dog and are willing to work with the dog to make him a good citizen. We will also schedule a home visit. Once approved to adopt from us, we will contact you about suitable dogs and put you in contact with the foster parents. We get dogs into rescue on a regular basis and they are placed with previously approved adopters who have been waiting for their forever dog. It is best not to focus on any specific dog until you have been approved. We welcome your interest in a dog that may steal your heart but please remember that the dogs posted on our site today will most likely go to homes of applicants that applied weeks ago.**
Today, March 24, 2017 is the 11th anniversary celebrating our adoption of Angel (we renamed her Sadie) rescue tag 524. We were notified by Doberman Rescue that they had received a 3 1/2 year old female blue Doberman (owner turn in). They thought she would make a good companion for the 6 year red male Doberman we had adopted a few months before. The Kelly’s were her foster parents. It was love a first sight when we saw her. When we brought her home it wasn’t exactly love at first sight between her and Hawkins (the 6-year-old male we adopted). He liked being an only dog and didn’t want to share his sofa or his peeps. They never hurt each other but had many verbal arguments.
It took about 9 months for Sadie to get the nerve to jump up on the sofa next to Hawkins and snuggle into the corner. Hawkins was astonished that she would dare to get on “his” sofa and jumped down. That was the day they became best buddies. On June 10, 2010 her buddy died of stomach cancer. Sadie’s grief was so great that within days she developed severe colitis and was rushed to the emergency hospital. The only cause they could find was that she was grieving the loss of her buddy. It took six long months for her to come out of her depression. Many times during that 6 months we thought we would lose her. We took her to daycare 5 days a week so she could be with other dogs.
The same daycare she went to with Hawkins. She sat in a corner of the yard and would growl at any dog that came near her. We worried she would never get over Hawkins. We were thinking of reducing the number of days she attended daycare since she didn’t want any dog near her. Then one day when I went to pick her up from daycare the staff all rushed to me with their cell phones showing me pictures of Sadie finally playing with the other dogs.
Sadie is 14 1/2 years old now. Our lives revolve around her and her needs. We are thankful for every day we have with her. Thank you Chuck, Barb and Tim for trusting us with this wonderful doberman girl.