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CATE

CATE
** Available For Adoption **
Gender: Female
Color: Black w/Rust
Age: 10 years
WT: 76lbs.
Ears: Cropped
Tail: Docked
Altered: Spayed
Micro Chipped: Yes
House Trained: Yes
Good with other dogs after introduction.
Not interested in cats.  Was a little curious at first, sniffed and poked, but then walked away.
Good with older children.

 

CATE is now part of a bonded pair with HAPPY and they will be placed together as a pair.

As you’ll see, through no fault of their own these two bonded Dobergirls have recently come back to us after being in the loving home of one of our repeat adopters.

Shockingly, their human was discovered sitting on his sofa, having expired almost four days previously.  His loving Dobers were in the house with him all that time and no doubt had been confused and distraught as they had waited for someone to come take charge of the situation.

Lacking another immediate option in the moments of surprise and shock following the discovery, the dogs were taken to a nearby animal shelter temporarily to await their return to Elijah’s House.

When we tried to pick them up (all of our adoptions include an agreement that dogs will be returned to us if something unforeseen happens), the shelter would not release them to us despite the written agreement.  After four days of our trying to get them released, the daughter of the deceased, with everything else she was dealing with, had to contact the animal shelter directly for them to finally release them to DRT.

With this in mind, we encourage all our adopters to leave instructions that DRT will accept the Dobermans back according to the contract, but the shelters must have it in written form from the owners.  Thankfully they’re with us again now as we look for the proper match for their new home and family.  They are indeed a bonded pair and will be adopted together.

Cate is a senior and in great health.  Happy is younger and has had intermittent seizures which are thankfully controlled with daily medication and cause no difficulties in her day-to-day life and activity. (My longest-lived Dober, fourteen years, had epilepsy and enjoyed a healthy, happy, active life throughout his years).



The daughter of their former owner shares these comments about them:
       “My observations as well as what was discussed with dad are that Catie is a kind dog, very sensitive, and needs a companion animal.  She tends to be more content following than leading in the home.  Happy comes across as shy with most people, but once she warms up to you, she is very affectionate.  Her medical issues do require that she be in a quieter environment, but maintaining a schedule and proper vet care have allowed her to thrive.  They enjoy the routine of daily walks.  They were permitted on the furniture and were very loyal to the end.”

 Their vet added this comment:
       “I know he greatly loved them.  They loved their walks, playing with each other, and lying on his bed or couch.  Happy was quite the attention hog - wanting to be touched.  Catie was more the regal Dobe.”

Volunteer comments:
       “What a beautiful pair!  These two girls go together like pieces of a puzzle and couldn’t be sweeter.  The little one is a bit shy at first but really warms up quickly and thrives on a gentle touch and ear rub.  Her older partner seems to like back rubs and just being close by.”

       “Happy: a smaller female but well proportioned, a very good looking, black-and-rust Dobie such as is so popular with many of our adopters.  She came in a little shy, but that is understandable after you hear her story.  The good news is, I could tell a huge difference from our initial encounter to how she responded later in the day.  My experience suggests she will do absolutely great as a companion once she gets acclimated to her new environment.  She is the type that takes a little longer to earn her trust, but once you have earned it, she will be as loyal and loving as any dog out there!”

       “Cate is a senior Dobie but is still quite active.  She is outgoing and friendly upon introduction. She is the "protector" of Happy and takes the lead in their new environment, while Happy never lets her out of her sight.  Cate has a laid back personality and will be a great companion.  I suspect nothing would make Cate happier than hanging out on the sofa beside her new adopter, getting love and giving kisses in appreciation!”

       “Cate acts younger just by her demeanor as well as prancing around.  They both run and play together.”
 
       "Cate and Happy are sweet loving girls. Loyal to each other and pleasant companions."

This is a lovely pair of loving dogs who need a caring home to take them in and nurture them once more, especially given what they’ve recently been through.  If you think your home may be a match for them, make an appointment to meet them once your application is approved, and come spend some time with them. T hey’re bound to win your heart over, if you do.

 



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