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MINERVA

MINERVA
NOT Available For Adoption
Gender: Female
Color: Black w/Rust
Age: 1 1/2 yrs.
WT: 80 lbs.
Ears: Cropped
Tail: Docked
Altered: Spayed
Micro Chipped: Home Again
House Trained: Yes
Good with other dogs.  Has one in particular that she does not like that is a new arrival.
Not good with cats.
Good with older children.

Decades ago, one of my lifetime best Dobers came to me because his former owners had let him run loose in the evening, and he terrorized all the other animals in the neighborhood.  He was four when we got him, and his prey drive never changed, but by managing him properly we enjoyed ten happy, trouble-free years together.

Named after a Roman goddess known for her wisdom and strategic warfare who is curiously depicted in a statue on campus at UNC Greensboro, our Dobergirl Minerva has come to us for a similar reason - her family allowed her to run loose in the neighborhood, and cats were especially at risk.  Things came to a boiling point between the cat owners and Minerva’s humans, and they decided to surrender her.  Thankfully she has ended up at Elijah's House, where she will be placed in a suitable home before long.

She's young and, despite all that running and chasing, is a bit overweight.  She loves playing with other dogs, and she lived happily with children in the family.  Initially she’s a bit timid and unsure (very common with the change in circumstances).  She warms up quickly, although more so with females than males, at this point.

Volunteer comments:
    “She’s a bit shy but is going to be a sweet girl when she gets acclimated to her new environment.  At the moment she’s a bit hesitant to go "all in" on trusting her new care givers.  She does enjoy a nice ear rub (what Dobie doesn't?) and will be a great companion once her new family gains her trust.  She’s not an aggressive dog at all and seems comfortable around our other Dobies so she may do well with other dogs.”

    “She doesn't seem to be good with other dogs; the only one she doesn't bark at is Graceland, which is the dog she was transported with to DRT.”  She’s very sweet on a leash and walks nicely.  (This suggests she may warm to other dogs with time - ed.)  She’s a bit timid around strangers and at this point seems to do better with women than with men.”

    “Even though Minerva was nervous and scared, she was gentle.  I am looking forward to seeing how much she changes in just a few days, as she comes to realize she has landed in a much better place than where she started.  She can begin living a happy life now, and she deserves to.”

    "It’s been nice watching Minerva go from a reserved girl to a confident girl. I love it when she run to me with her head up and tail wagging. "

From her history and our volunteer observations, it sounds as though this lovely Dober was, for the most part, left to her own devices rather than having been properly and lovingly guided and trained.  It may be that her former family simply didn’t have the time or the understanding of what was required to manage her well and to help her mature into the excellent Dober she was made to be.  And that’s where you come in.

If you are someone who can give her love and manage her well, keeping her by your side, so to speak, as she responds to your love and attention, she’s sure to mature into an excellent companion.  She may not grow out of her cat-chasing instinct, but if you can provide a home where she doesn’t have the opportunity to do so, the problem is effectively solved.

Make an appointment to meet her once your application is approved and come spend a little time with her.  Maybe she’ll become the Dober “goddess” for which you’ve been longing.

 

 



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