RESCUE – Regarding 2 Dobies needing help

Here is another e-mail that was in my in-box this morning from a very concerned animal lover who went above and beyond what most people would do for a pair of strays dumped by their owners. So far, no one in rescue has any room to put two more sweet abandonned Dobies, and the time runs short for them.


I am a pet trainer at PetSmart. This evening, 2 dobermans (a male and a female) were dropped off in our parking lot. Fortunately, they wandered into our store. We offered them food and water (they had very healthy appetites) and then scanned them for microchips. One of them had a chip and we called the number associated with it. This led us to a pet services group who then contacted the name associated with it and left a message (they wouldn’t give us any info). Now, I’m assuming that if these dogs are no longer wanted, the person won’t be giving us a call anytime soon. Unfortunately, as we don’t have the facilities to keep them, we had to contact animal services.

The reason I am contacting you is because I thought you would probably be their best hope. These are fantastically sweet dogs. They pull when they walk, and both have kidney bean shaped rough patches on their backs (one was worse than the other) indicating to me that perhaps they were tethered to something for a long time, but other than that, they didn’t seem to have any major problems.

The woman from animals services told me that the owners have 72 hours to contact them and after that, it’s either a rescue group that gets them or the worst will happen. As an animal lover, I want to make sure they get a shot at life. I don’t know how much work animal services puts into finding rescue groups so I thought I would do some research and try to contact a few myself.

Thank you for your time, and I would appreciate an update if you are able to do anything for these wonderful animals.


About Helen

I’m a Southern California living in South Florida. I’ve been here for 10 years as of October 1, 2007. No matter where I live, I’m a dog lover, and my breed is the Dobermann Pinscher of the Working Group. I am also fond of the Australian Shepherd of the Herding Group. My life revolves around my dogs, which is something those family members of mine don’t understand. So I’m an island in that respect, but have built friendships with those who are doggie lovers and respect the canine as much as I do. Some do rescue, some train in, compete in, and judge AKC trials. The common thread is our dogs are family.

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