RESCUE – SKIPPER, Female, B/T, 7 years old

Would anyone be interested in saving the life of a 7-year-old black-and-tan Dobergirl?  She has until Monday, February 25.  Tuesday, her Dobermom is going into a nursing home, and it’s doubtful she will come back out.  This sort of situation breaks my heart because there is nothing the owner can do but rely on the good nature and big hearts of people…strangers.  The family here obviously isn’t going to get involved.  The elderly woman’s neighbor is the one helping her and Skipper out.  So if anyone has an inkling to do a good deed in 2008 and has the ability, resources, big heart, room, and time to adopt Skipper, your chance is now.  Waiting is not an option.  If Skipper goes to Miami Dade AC, that is where they are having an outbreak of a contagious and fatal virus, and big dogs with a little wear on them are being pts due to lack of safe environment.   I’ve e-mailed around, and there isn’t a Dobie rescue who has space for Skipper as of now.  So you see the urgency.

Thanks – Helen

Sent: Feb 20, 2008 7:21 PM
Subject: Doberman AKC – in desparate need of rescue 
Morningside Doberman pet has their ‘human’ moving to nursing home and cannot take her beloved animal with her. This beautiful animal is sweet, kind and not aggressive.

The owner is elderly and we’re neighbors and trying to help as best possible. We have 6 animals ourselves and unfortunately cannot take one more …

This dog, Female, ‘Skipper’, needs a Foster home by Tuesday February 26th.

Please let me know if you are able to help.

Thank you

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We believe she is around 7.

Color = black with some tan markings; she is striking

Tail = docked

Ears = natural

Indoor or Outdoor = she spends way too much time alone outside; she is inside when her owner is home/not visiting her son
Other dogs = my 3 dogs [of course on other side of fence] she wants to play; however they have not been next to each other freely
Cats = not known = will have to update on other dogs and this one
Kids = need to update
Training = she knows come, sit, good girl; will hv to update with more commands she knows; don’t know if she is used to walking on a leash for example

Thank you so much.


Helen – click to e-mail me

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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