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RUSSET

RUSSET
NOT Available For Adoption
Gender: Male
Color: Fawn w/Rust
Age: 2 yrs. 2 mos.
WT: 95 lbs.
Ears: Natural
Tail: Docked
Altered: Neutered
Micro Chipped: Home Again
House Trained: Yes
High prey drive.  Stares intently at the cat.  
Good with older children.
    This totally handsome and well-adjusted Doberboy came to us from a loving mom whose sad and unexpected circumstances prevented her keeping the dog.
 


    Here’s the story in her voice:
        “This is the hardest message I've ever had to send, but I need help finding my Doberman a new home.  My divorce has left me sleeping on the floor at my daughter's house in a place where no pets are allowed.  As a result, he’s staying at our former home, which is being foreclosed on.  I go three times a day to take care of his needs, but he’s spending all his time alone and with no power in the house.  He is the best and deserves the best.  He hasn’t been around other animals or many people, but he’s my four-year-old daughter’s best friend. He’s very obedient and never potties in the house.  And he won't even touch people food that is left in reach.  He is fawn and beautiful.  Can you help me and him?"

    There’s some part of this story with which everyone who reads it can identify.  It tugs at your heart strings, and it gives a very personal insight into a situation where the owner clearly loves her dog but is forced against her heart’s desire to surrender him.

    In an additional email, she shares further:
        “He's never had any health issues.  We conditioned him by being around and in his food while he eats, and I always made him sit while I got his food ready;  I always used the term, "Be a gentleman."

    
He doesn't like his feet messed with, but he loves his butt scratched and his ear base massaged.  He's not a gorge eater, and his bowls have always been elevated.  He loves Twizzlers, and he has to lie all the way down before getting his treat.

    He's scared of the dark and won't go out in the rain.  He absolutely will not potty in the house, and he loves watching TV while cuddling.  He is very responsive to emotional change and is always supportive; he kissed away a million tears this past year, and I love him with all my heart.  I love him enough to let him go and be happy, as he deserves the best.”

 

    I have to say, my eyes are wet as I read this and work it into the profile.   I hate the sadness that imposes itself into our lives, but I love that despite it, love shines through and we can have a part in restoration by finding this wonderful fellow a new loving home.

He also loves his belly rubbed.  He will roll over on his back, all 95 lbs of him for belly rubs!  He is friendly with all the Dobies we've let him walk with or that he's next to in the exercise fields.  He wants to play bow to all the girls.  When Wizard was here, they both play bowed to each other -- no barking or fussing.  And he truly loves his ears rubbed.  Mama Carol has to put medicine in both ears for a slight ear infection. . . at first, he was resistant to her putting the liquid in his ears, and it took one person to hold him while the other tried the medicine.  However, within two days he now lets her do it by myself and enjoys the rubbing afterwards.
 

    Volunteer comments:
        “Boy, what a sweetheart!  At first it didn’t seem that way though. When all the new faces (Sunday volunteers) walked by his run he was scared and let everyone know it.  He let out a serious growl and didn’t want to come outside.  Since all the other dogs were already out and in their fields, Carol wisely suggested just leaving his door open as we gathered by the back door to talk.  Pretty quickly he came out ,and as we ignored him he came up and sniffed everyone.  That was all it took. The next thing you know he’s poking everyone’s hand looking for some affection.  All his initial fears were gone and he was a happy camper!  Later on, he helped supervise Pete and me as we took down the remaining tent tops.  Every time I came off the step ladder he was there waiting for me to rub his ears. and in turn he jumped up and gave me some nice kisses!  This is a special dog!”
     
        “Russet is a sweet, large boy who needs someone who is willing to spend a bit of time initially, building confidence and trust with him.  He growled at me and ran away from the door as I opened it the first time, but given a few moments to let him get comfortable on his terms, he warms right up.  As soon as he let me give him a few ear rubs I couldn't get him to leave me alone, and he started running towards the door when I came up.  He's very food motivated, and once you're one of his people, he will be coming up and pushing his nose into you for attention (and treats)!”
     
        “Russett is one thick dude!  He isn't fat at all, just a big boy.  I'll let the pictures speak to his good looks.  As with many of the large males, Russett is a confident Dobie and comfortable in his own skin.  This gives him a laid-back personality.  He is definitely outgoing and thrives on attention. Matter of fact, he seems to think he deserves all of your attention!  Great personality and really nice dog - a favorite among the volunteers.”

     
    Clearly at this point there's nothing that needs to be added.  Get approved, make an appointment, and get here.  He won't be around long.


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Contact: Carol Fama   P. O. Box 13979   Greensboro, NC 27415-3979
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