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RODNEY

RODNEY
** Available For Adoption **
Gender: Male
Color: Red w/Rust
Age: 9 yrs.
WT: 108 lbs.
Ears: Cropped (and Flopped)
Tail: Docked
Altered: Neutered
Micro Chipped: Yes
House Trained: Yes
Good with other dogs.
Good with cats.
Good with older children.
 
 

 

 

Rodney is one of our Doberkids who came back to us after being in a loving home for four full years, enjoying life with his human and the family cat in Florida.  Sadly, his beloved owner died in her sleep, and Rodney was found by her side, protecting her.  (Fighting back the tears here.)  Loving friends and true rescue angels drove him back to DRT from Florida. 

He will be nine years old in June and has dilated cardiomyopathy, but he’s doing fine on his meds.  He had ulcers on two feet, but they are healing nicely.  He also has some arthritis and the usual lumps and bumps from aging.  That having been said, he’s a terrific boy who still loves to play with the Jolly ball, is dog friendly (he's so gentle that he plays with our special needs Dober, Dagny), and of course needs and longs for a loving home after these past four years in one and then seeing his mom die. 

Here are some comments from our volunteers:

"Rodney: a big bundle of love, period." 

"Rodney is a sweet older fella with a very loving and fun personality! He loves to be rubbed behind his ears and under his chin, and his kisses are to die for! He listens extremely well and is just an all around wonderful guy."

“Rodney is gentle and sweet. Loves a rub on the neck and a scratch by his tail; still playful!"

So read his original profile below to get the rest of the story, and see if your heart has room for this sweet boy. 

From 2012:

Rodney is yet another of the ones who is just my kind of boy. I love the squared head and deep-set bridge between head and nose. Given the choice I prefer natural ears, but even though Rodney's are cropped, they give the impression of natural and I think they look great. He's large and beautifully proportioned, and he has that intensity of expression that can instantly sober up a stranger or inspire a friend.
As is often the case, he came to Elijah's House from a family whose desire for such a handsome and intelligent example of the breed exceeded their ability to provide basic time and exercise, so he ended up spending most of his life in a crate. Maddeningly this had been his fate with his previous owner as well, so twice now he has been in the care of humans whose desire exceeded reality, and both times the dog was the one who had to accept the circumstances.
He's been in nirvana since arriving at Elijah's House due to the fact that he can stretch out and run to his heart's content, he has regular interaction with humans who spend time making of him, training him, and loving him, and he has other dogs to play with.
So if you're looking for a fabulous, large, handsome, bright, good-natured, eager-to-please canine companion, make an appointment to spend a little time with him after your application is approved.
Like his famous-comedian namesake, he has gotten "no respect" in the past. If you decide to make him part of your family and to give him the time and attention he so richly deserves however, respect, love, and devotion will be the mutual result.



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Contact: Carol Fama   P. O. Box 13979   Greensboro, NC 27415-3979
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