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LORETTA

LORETTA
NOT Available For Adoption
Gender: Female
Color: Black w/Rust
Age: 3 1/2 yrs.
WT: 70 lbs.
Ears: Natural
Tail: Docked
Altered: Spayed
Micro Chipped: Yes
House Trained: Yes

This Lovely Dobergirl came to us from a young home where there were four small children.  The more children there were, the less time there was for the dog and it began to cause stress.  The stress began to manifest by her developing the habit of “counter surfing” for food and also increasing difficulties in getting along with the in-laws’ dog next door.  The family concluded they didn’t have the time to devote to giving her attention and meeting her needs, and since it was taking a toll on her, they surrendered her.

If you’ve never had a Doberman, you may not know that while they are not “high maintenance” dogs, they are very intelligent and do require proper training and interaction. Left to their own devices, their energy and creative minds will find something to entertain themselves. This is a working breed and it needs to “work.”

That having been said, it doesn’t take much to keep them happy. They do not have to be moving and doing something every second.  They are perfectly content to sit with their owners for hours on end, with only the occasional trip outside and few minutes of play. But if they are ignored; if their minimum-quality-time quotient isn’t met, they will find some way to entertain themselves, and that’s not always a good thing.  :-)

Interestingly, despite the apparent lack of time to meet her needs, her family had taught her to sit, stay, lie down, play dead, and to wait for her food until given the "Get dinner" command.

In the best, typical, Dober manner, she loves to play fetch with a ball and to be covered with a blanket at bed time. She also loves to play with the water hose and having bubbles blown for her to chase.  She loves to have her chest rubbed, and she'll stand on her back legs and "hug" her human on command.

Our volunteers are quite taken with her:

    “Loretta is cute, comical, and very entertaining! I love the way she plays dead! You can tell she’s very treat driven, so you could probably teach her anything. She would be lots of fun learning a new trick every week!”

    “Loretta was a bit shy with me at first, but she warmed up very nicely and rather quickly! She enjoys being rubbed under her chin, and she will quickly put her head in your lap if you even try to stop! Once you have her attention, she is truly glued to you, and it is so sweet!”

I spent some time with her recently, and here’s what I jotted down in my notes:

    “Beautiful, loving, calming, craves being made of, not good with other female dogs.” 


Carol also had her “play dead” for me.  She dropped, buried her head under a paw, then rolled on her back with feet in the air and lay still.  I could see she was just as pleased as could be with herself and the praise she received for this little charade.  What a diva!

This is just a lovely, eager-to-please Dobergirl who wants and needs a modest amount of interaction with her human. There’s probably no limit to her desire or ability to respond to love and training and to bond strongly with her new family.

If you think your family may be a match for her, make an appointment to meet her once your application is approved, and come spend a little time with her in person. Chances are if you do, you won’t be going home alone.



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Contact: Carol Fama   P. O. Box 13979   Greensboro, NC 27415-3979
Rescue Areas Covered, but not limited to GA, NC, SC, VA, WV
phone: 336.621.3453   e-mail: FamaDobes@aol.com   fax: 336.621.9206 (no cover sheet required)
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