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DESI

DESI
NOT Available For Adoption
Gender: Male
Color: Black w/rust
Age: 8 yrs. 10 mos.
WT: 74 lbs.
Ears: Cropped
Tail: Docked
Altered: Neutered
Micro Chipped: Home Again
House Trained: Yes
Good with other dogs.
Not good with cats.
Not good with young children.

One would never imagine that this handsome and perfectly-formed Doberboy is a senior who is nine years old!  It’s really remarkable to see how fit and handsome and energetic he is.  He’s been the larger canine child of loving parents since he was a few weeks old (a Min Pin being the other), and he’s been very well loved and cared for.

The difficulty is that after all these years, there’s another child in the house.  This one is a baby human, and after all these years of being the top dog in the family, Desi just hasn’t been able to figure out the change in roles.  His humans were hoping he’d adapt to his role of older brother and become the protector of the new baby, but while he’s no danger at all (not jealous or snappish or anything), he just hasn’t figured out the change in the family dynamic after so many years of predictability, so he’s settled into a role of pretending the now-toddler doesn’t exist.  

Here’s how his former owner describes it: “Since we had our first son a year ago (they have two now!), Desi has had a difficult time adjusting to our different routine.  He doesn't acknowledge our son and will go about his day as if he doesn't exist.  This causes concern, because there have been times that he has knocked him down or pushed out him out of the way.  We have tried to make the situation better, but it just isn't working and has caused us to leave him confined in one area of our home for the majority of the day.”

Clearly something had to give, and humans do have the tendency to surrender the dog before the baby!  So Desi is with us as he awaits a new home with a new setting that doesn’t have to be unlearned and relearned.

His former family loved him very much, all the same, and sent along these additional comments regarding him:
    “As I am sure you have witnessed, Desi is special. He’s a wonderfully loving companion.  We like to think this is an extension of a Dober’s natural devotion, due in part to the amount of love he has received from us and our family, and also to the amount of people he has been socialized with.

    Desi thinks he is a big lap dog!  He lived his whole life with a miniature pinscher brother.  He is very gentle with small dogs after he meets them.  He is very excited to meet new dogs and people, to the point of jumping up and down with excitement!  He is leash trained, and when he gets excited he runs around in circles while on the leash.

    He does not do well with cats, and deer also startle him.  He honors a fence-and has never jumped over ours.  Desi is a companion; he loves to be very close to his owner at all times.  He loves to sleep in the bed, if allowed.  He loves to cuddle (but be warned - he gets HOT!)  Desi has loads of personality and so much to offer a new family.  Every one he meets thinks he is still a puppy, because he simply has that much energy.  He’s not crazy about being in water, but he gets excited to go to the vet!  (Probably that social thing.)  Desi has NEVER bitten anyone and does not have an aggressive temperament.  If an aggressive dog approaches Desi, he will actually turn away and not engage.  

    His favorite toy is a stuffed black horse.  He loves to run and be free, and he’s a lap dog if you let him!  Oh, and he will sit if you ask him too before he eats.”

And here’s an observation from one of our volunteers who's quite taken by him:
    “Desi is a very handsome dog that carries himself with a certain sense of refinement. We volunteers can’t help but be drawn to him due to his remarkable good looks.  He’s the perfect size - not too small and not too big.  Carol says he is nine years old, but he looks and acts years younger than that.  Upon meeting, he was relaxed and showed no nervousness shyness, as some rescues do initially.  He still likes to play, and he loves praise and attention.  He seems like the type that wants to feel like he has a job to do.  He’d be a great dog for someone who likes to work in the yard or garden.  He doesn't have any intention of wandering off; he wants to be a helper!  He has a great demeanor and, not surprisingly, he’s already had a successful introduction to one of our female Dobies.  His personality is such that he would do well with most families and successfully adapt to new surroundings.”

It seems to me that this is a most wonderful Dober, correct in every way, who was just too old a dog to teach the new trick of having tiny humans around.  If your home is one without tiny humans and you think he may be a fit for you, make an appointment to meet him once your application is approved, and come see for yourself what a treasure he is.



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