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JESTER

JESTER
NOT Available For Adoption
Gender: Male
Color: Red w/Rust
Age: 7 yrs.
WT: 83 lbs. (thin)
Ears: Cropped
Tail: Docked
Altered: Neutered
Micro Chipped: Home Again
House Trained: Yes
Good with other dogs.
Good with cats.
Good with older children.

This handsome and stately senior Doberboy has been through the mill, it seems.

During his first couple of years, he was owned by a man who, to the best of our knowledge, loved him and gave him good care. Unfortunately, when the dog was two, the man had to move and couldn’t take the dog. As many of you parents know, even when your kids are grown, if they need a favor, they turn to you.

In this instance, the fellow prevailed upon his parents to take the dog for him, and he’s been with them ever since. The thing is, gracious folks that they are, they also have two granddaughters living there, along with the great-grandkids and a couple other dogs. Reminds me of the title of the 80s sitcom, "Full House!"

Even then, things apparently went along reasonably well for him until grandpa had a stroke. At that point, the dogs were put out of the house and took up living in the yard. This was not in the best interest of any of them, but since we take in Dobermans, we know about the effect on this one.

With all she had going on, grandma was determined to see that this one made it safely to DRT and waited for some time until there was space for him here at Elijah’s House, where his health needs are being treated and he is awaiting a new, loving, indoor home.

His intake exam confirmed that he has hip dysplasia, was flea-ridden, has a touch of arthritis, and had infections beneath his callouses. As a result, his coat is ragged, and he has some pain. Naturally he’s being very well cared for with us, getting lots of love and attention, plenty of good food, and sleeping inside on a soft dog bed. He’s also receiving anti-inflammatory meds and antibiotics for the skin. With that, the fleas of course are gone, the infections are healing, and with a little time the coat will fill in and the callouses will decrease. (The hair may never fill in over the callouses themselves, but the rest of his coat will look better.)

After all he’s been through, he’s so very appreciative of the luxury and attention that at times he’s been a bit protective in his kennel run, but that’s already subsiding, and it’s just bravado anyway. He’s still a total sweetie who just wants to be loved and who will put his tired old head in a lap and wait to be petted. And despite his minor ailments, he can get into an SUV with a little boost going in and no help needed getting out.

My previous Dober was the same way with that. He had some neuropathy in his hind end due to having been confined in too small a crate when he was younger. He generally moved well, but as he aged, his ability to jump high enough to land on the seat in my truck diminished. So he would jump, and I would boost his butt as he was going up, seeing that he landed squarely on the seat. He trusted me completely and would launch without hesitation, and I’d do the rest.

Volunteer comments:

            “Jester is one of those dogs that you meet, and it makes you wonder what his past life was really like. He shows some signs of neglect or a lack of care that makes you want to reach out and do whatever you can to see he gets the truly loving home he deserves. I was giving him gentle ear rubs when I first met him, and it was obvious he loved them. He kept returning for more and more.”

             "Jester is a great, loving dog who needs a family that will be patient with as they gain his confidence.  He's so good with people once he knows them, and he just wants to lie in a lap and not have to go back into his run."

If your heart responds to this circumstance-weary-but-coming-back-nicely-with-still-a-lot-to-offer senior sweetie, make an appointment to meet him once your application is approved, and come spend a bit of time with him. I’m guessing if you do, your heart will respond the same as ours have, and you very well may be the one to pamper him and in turn be the beneficiary of his grateful love for the rest of his life




 

 

 



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