Meet Cecil! He's a very sweet 8yr old dobergent looking for his forever home. Cecil spent his life chained to a tree in his backyard. Some caring neighbors got his owner to sign him over to them. His vet costs proved to be more than they could handle, so he came to us. Cecil along well with people and dogs.He's very playful with the other dobie in the foster home. He's very much a velcro dobe. Cats are still an unknown but since he's not the steadiest on his feet, they'll likely coexist just fine. Cecil has some numbness in his back left leg. It doesn't bother him, and he's very capable of getting around. Cecil is hypothyroid. His condition is easily, and affordably, treatable. He is trustworthy with free roam and isn't destructive. He does have some separation anxiety that manifests itself in barking/whining. Cecil loves to fetch! **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.**
Please, if you cannot immediately find housing that accepts pets, do NOT abandon your pet in the hope that someone else will find and care for him, or in the hope that you’ll be able to come back later and get him. Pets depend on us for their care. If you absolutely cannot find a pet-friendly rental, bring your pet to a reputable shelter or rescue group.
Finding a pet-friendly rental
Finding a pet-friendly rental has never been easier due to resources now available through the internet. Simply type “pet friendly apartments” into your search engine. The following common apartment-finding websites include filters for housing that accepts pets:
http://www.apartmentfinder.com/ – use the “Pets allowed” filter at the top of the home page
http://www.apartmentguide.com/ – use the “Pet friendly” checkbox under Community Features
http://www.rentlingo.com/ – under “More,” select “Allow cats” and/or “Allow dogs”
http://www.trulia.com/for_rent/Denver,CO/map_v – click on the filters and select cat, dog, large dog or other pet
http://www.apartmentList.com/co/denver – check the “Pet Policy” option under “Advanced”
After you find a potential rental
Show an interest in cleanliness. Let the landlord, manager or condominium board know that you share any concerns about cleanliness.
Point out that your pet is housetrained or litter-box trained. Emphasize that you always clean up after your dog outdoors and that you always properly dispose of your pet’s waste.
After you move in
Offer your new landlord the opportunity to visit you after you’ve moved in so they can meet your pet and see how well you care for your rental unit.
Try to take a few days off when you move into a new place to help your pet adjust. It’s new for your pet too, and sometimes even the most quiet and calm pets will get anxious in new surroundings and make excessive noise, disturbing the neighbors. It often helps if you can be there to help your pet adjust to the new home.
Be a good neighbor. Make sure your pets don’t disturb your neighbors, whether it’s with noise, wandering loose or unsightly messes. Remember that your landlord has to deal with complaints and won’t be happy if it keeps happening.
Be diligent about addressing any concerns your landlord may have. If an issue arises about your pet, make sure you understand what the problem is and take immediate steps to address it.