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PESTO

PESTO
** Available For Adoption **
Gender: Male
Color: Fawn w/Rust
Age: 2 yrs.
WT: 75 lbs.
Ears: Cropped
Tail: Docked
Altered: Neutered
Micro Chipped: Yes
House Trained: Yes
Good with other dogs.
Not good with cats.
Good with older children

These two beautiful Doberkids came to us recently from a loving home where each had previously been rescued by a Dober lover.  She is giving them up because she is pregnant with complications, both for her and the unborn children (apparently twins).  Clearly her focus needs to be on human health at the moment, so she has made that ever-difficult decision to surrender her Dobers, for their long-term benefit.

Fresco, the girl, has a very sad past.  She was rescued a year ago from an abusive situation and weighed only 48lbs. at the time.  She could barely walk in her weakened condition.  While she got along well with the young woman who rescued her and with other dogs, she was pretty much a loner until a short time later, when Pesto was also rescued and came to live with her.  (More about him in a bit.)

There was something about him that attracted her, and they bonded quickly and deeply.  Pesto has become the center of Fresco’s life.  She loves him dearly and is frantic when she is apart from him, even for a bit.  They play beautifully together and never tire of one another.

In a sense, it’s as though Pesto, rather than humans, rescued her, and all her confidence is in him.  Thankfully he takes his responsibility seriously and is the perfect match for her.  In fact, she would rather play with other dogs than humans.  While fast movements can make her nervous, she loves to snuggle.

Because of the extreme circumstances she experienced in early life, she still is very timid around humans who have not gained her confidence.  (One can only imagine what she must have gone through.)  The only sure thing in her life is Pesto; all others must prove themselves to be safe and trustworthy.

I had one like this many years ago.  She had clearly been abused by a male.  She came as a stray and connected with my wife first, but with a little time she came to trust me, too.  I’m just thankful that she has Pesto as a sure thing in her life, and for her sake I look forward to her being in a loving home where her family can become part of her circle of trust, too.

In the home, she is friendly with guests but also territorial, keeping them away from the bedroom and the nursery.  Outside, she loves to stare up into the trees and sky, and “chase” squirrels and birds.  (Again, I had one who spent his days “chasing” jets 35,000 feet above him!)

She also is not afraid to speak her mind if she’s not getting her way at the moment - a not uncommon Dober trait, that one.  As quiet as the are most of the time, they have a sigh/groan/whine/bark for every occasion. :-)

In her excitement, she may jump up, paws, on, but she responds to a firm “No.”  All in all, this is a lovely Dobergirl who has some personality complications resulting from her early, abusive circumstances.  That said, she’s poetry in motion with Pesto, and she definitely accepts humans who are patient with her in the greeting/getting to know each other stage.  Once she can see a person is safe, she accepts them into her circle.

And speaking of Pesto, he was from a situation where he had been neglected.  He was left loose outside, and when he was rescued he was underweight and almost bald.  He’s a bit hesitant in meeting (barking with false bravado in some instances), but he quickly warms up after a sniff and gently greeting; then he just wants to be made of!  Aside from running the fence line and barking when the neighbor dog is out (no surprises there), he’s a very well-adjusted Dober, and as mentioned earlier, the savior of dear Fresco.

While Fresco will shred a stuffed toy as soon as she gets it, Pesto will joyfully take it and play nicely with it for as long as Fresco doesn’t get it.  He’s a bouncing ball when he’s excited, but he doesn’t jump up on people; he just bounces from sheer exuberance!  He loves to swim and to carry things around in his mouth, and if he can’t find something of his own, he’ll pick up socks or sticks or anything he can hold and toss and play with.  He loves to play fetch, and especially loves squeaky toys and stuffed toys.

Naturally he’s the more outgoing of the two, but she trusts him completely and will follow anywhere.  All the same, they shouldn’t be around small animals due to their tendency to chase.

Here are comments from our  volunteers:

            “They’re bonded at the hip to each other.  Both seem shy to strangers, Fresco being the more so. With that said time, patience, and love will win them over.”

          "Pesto is a beautiful fawn female with velvety ears! She is a little shy at first, but she quickly warms up and loves a good belly rub, followed by lots of kisses! She also loves to be scratched on the little white spot on her chest! She enjoys playing in the fields with her brother and bossing him around- he listens of course!"

           "Sweet dogs! Real beauties that play well together but truly appreciate a gentle human touch."

           "Fresco is obviously really attached to Pesto, and it’s cute how he has taken the lead and shows her the ropes. She took a few minutes to warm up to me, but once she did warm up she gave me lots of kisses. You just have to be patient to her and let her warm up and let her get comfortable, but it doesn’t take her too long. Pesto warms up quickly because he’s more confident. They’re both affectionate and who doesn’t love dobie kisses? I really can’t say enough about these two except that I would REALLY love to have them!
If you love Dobers and have a heart for a handsome pair who have some difficulties in their past, if you have the gifts of tenderheartedness and patience, if you can show open love and tenderness, and if you want a pair of loyal, loving Dobermans as part of your family, make an appointment to meet them once your application is approved."

Pesto will be the sauce on the pasta of your life, and Fresco will be the paint that becomes integral with the plaster of your heart for many years to come.  (Artistic license, è così o non è così?) 



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