Here's a good-looking Doberboy with a great personality who came to us, having been found as a stray.
It's obvious that he was an outside dog before being a stray and that he didn't receive much in the way of care. Not surprisingly he was thin and had heart worms (now treated and gone) when he arrived. He also seems to have an old injury to his right rear leg, which he favored and held up. We did laser treatments to help it along, and it’s better. And despite having been an outside dog, at some point he was trained for inside and is housebroken and clean.
Mama Carol says "This dog is starved for attention from humans. He will play with almost anything available to him -- today we found him rolling one of the small garbage cans around the big field!" And one of our volunteers says "He craves human interaction."
I spent a little time with him myself, and he is indeed a very nice boy. I'll never get used to the fact that pets are neglected and/or mistreated. I guess they just play too large a part in my life for me to understand such a thing.
In any case, this boy is good-natured, appreciative, and will very happily take up residence in a new and proper home, the sooner the better! As for being playful, Mama Carol adds this: “He absolutely loves squeaky toys of any kind. He heard me playing with another dog with one and had a fit, so I gave him one and he carried it around for days, whining because he was so happy.” I have to laugh at her ending parenthetical: “Eventually he disemboweled it though.” Ah well, such are the vagaries of squeaky toy love!
So make an appointment to meet him and see for yourself what a wonderful boy he is, and see if perhaps yours is the proper home for him. Also, please consider donating toward the high cost of his now-completed heartworm treatments, even if you can't take him home with you. Your support makes a true and lasting difference in the lives of the dogs and enables us to keep doing the saving work that we do.
Slater just came back to us after having been adopted in November and doing very well in his new home.
Unfortunately his home circumstances have now changed. His new dad, who had been retired, returned to a regular work schedule, and Slater would be home alone for extended periods, so they called DRT. Upon hearing of their circumstances, we of course agreed to take him back and find another home for him.
They told us that he was perfect in their home, that he will play with some dogs but can play rough at times, that he loves steamed broccoli, likes car rides, and knows to sit and to stay on command. And he doesn’t jump up.
So there’s the update. Slater awaits your visit.