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COLORADO

COLORADO
NOT Available For Adoption
Gender: Male
Color: Red w/Rust
Age: 15 - 16 months
WT: 55 lbs.
Ears: Natural
Tail: Docked
Altered: Neutered
Micro Chipped: Home Again
House Trained: Mostly
Good with other dogs.
Good with cats.
Good with older children.

This handsome Doberteen was rescued by a lady when she found him abandoned and lost in the woods where he'd apparently been for about two months. He was in deplorable condition and underweight to the point of being skeletal. As she was nursing him back to health (you see how good he looks now!), it became apparent that he had some inconsequential neurological challenges.

He is a happy dog that loves attention and comes up to us for petting. He even gives Mama Carol small kisses on her cheek. But he infrequently has a mild seizure. ( We've only seen two of them two months apart.) When this happens he is lying on his side and there is very slow movement of his legs.    It almost appears as though he is stretching, but his legs are moving a bit differently. As it passes, he appears to be a little dazed momentarily but then gets up and is fine. Once he spun quickly in a circle a few times.

We took him to the Neurology Department at NC State Veterinary Teaching Hospital for evaluation and learned he apparently has a brain lesion. This is not epilepsy or a tumor, and it’s almost like the pictures you see of the craters on the moon. Think of it as an interruption in the brain path, thus causing the seizure.

The good news is that this is being controlled with medication.   He’s on Phenobarbital twice a day, and he knows when it is medicine time because he comes into the kitchen and paws the back of Carol’s leg until she puts the pill in a pill pocket and gives it to him! He then rolls it around the floor, sometimes eating it all at once or sometimes eating the pill pocket off the pill and then eating the pill by itself.

Either way, it’s no issue at all, as you can see. And for anyone who may still be uncertain, we have an adopter who presently has a Dober with seizures, and he is happy to talk or email with anyone who has questions.

Diagnosis and treatment, along with good food and care from people who understand Dobers have made a profound difference for him, and he’s doing wonderfully well. His neurological anomaly presentation is rare, causes no pain, and presents no harm to him or anyone else. He’s simply a loving young Doberboy in need of an understanding home. This is a healthy, handsome, happy dog, and he’ll make a wonderful companion for many years to come.
 
Despite his significant and essential weight gain since being rescued, he’s still a small fellow who will benefit from regular exercise to build up his muscle tone again. Toward that end he loves to run, play, roughhouse, and play tug-of-war with other smaller or bigger Dobers. He also loves stuffed toys and shakes them as most Dobers do. He has a very sweet disposition, and we see his delightful personality coming out more and more each day.



Volunteer comments:
  
  “Rolo seems like a really sweet boy. He likes to run play and just enjoys life. His neurological issues don't seem to bother him at all.”

    “Rolo lives in the moment. When I say that, I mean he adapts quickly and fully to what is going on around him. When he gets the opportunity to play with another dog, he goes all out and has as much fun as he can. When it’s time to stop playing and go back inside, he shifts gears and appears to be just as happy. Initially he seems a bit shy (not timid); he just wants to get to know you first. I’d look forward to seeing more of his personality, but as sweet and good-natured as he was on our first meeting, I bet he finds a forever home pretty quickly!”



    “Rolo may be a special-needs Dober, but he is special in other ways as well. He’s a beautiful red Dober who is very sweet with people he trusts. He is a little shy at first but really seems to be coming out of his shell with his rescue family. Rolo is also a quiet Dober whom I have yet to hear bark. He doesn't seem to have any interest in being an "alpha dog," but just wants to be a part of a loving family. He gets along well with the rescue cat and another rescue Dober, so he will likely be an easy one to walk on a leash and when the doorbell unexpectedly rings. If you have the time and patience to work with him, he will give back ten-fold with love and affection.”
   
     "Colorado is a mellow, young Dober who will be a wonderful family addition! He is a bit reticent at first, but trusting and compliant at the same time. I took him out to play with a young female and they had great fun together. He would get along well with other pets and fit in easily with a loving, patient family. Given his background, he is really doing well. He will definitely pull at your heartstrings!

Notes from Rolo's fostermom:

There just aren’t enough positive words to describe this sweet boy! To me, he is an old soul. He is very settled, has adjusted beautifully to a home setting, and does not have the high energy that you would typically see in a younger Dobe. He has a few toys that are his favorites that he loves to carry around with him as he makes his rounds! And other than that, he is content being outside, galloping through the yard for short periods of time, taking gentle walks, and resting on his cozy beds and blankets. He wasn’t interested in getting up on the furniture, and he functions very well in an environment that can keep him in a consistent routine.

I was amazed at how quickly he adjusted to going out of our sliding glass door on to the back deck, and then down 5 stairs in to our back yard. We did take him out on a lead for the first couple of days just to ensure he was comfortable and familiar with his surroundings. Now, he excitedly spins around before heading out on his own! He is still cautious going down the stairs, but he practically runs up the stairs to the top of the deck. It really is so cute!

Speaking of cute, his face is one of the cutest I have ever seen! He could get just about anything he wants with that sweet face! Not to mention, he is truly a beautiful Dobe. I am certain he would be the perfect companion for anyone, and he is about as easy-going and laid back as you could ever want.

 

Whatever his past treatment may have been and whatever he may have suffered, he has “figured it out” that we are his trustworthy care givers and that we love him.  As a result, he’s a very grateful and loving fellow who revels in his new, albeit temporary-with-us life.

A family with big hearts and a modest measure of understanding is what this fellow needs. If you think your home may be the one to make him part of your family and reap the reward of his love and devotion, make an appointment to meet him once your application is approved, and come spend some time observing and interacting with him. He’s stolen our hearts in his short time with us; he’ll likely steal yours too.

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Those of you who recall Dagny are aware that at times dogs can have various complicating factors and yet live full, happy, pain-free lives.   Because of his challenges, Dagny was a dog who was not likely to have been adopted.  Instead, he stayed with Mama Carol and brought incredible joy to all of us who knew and spent time with him.  His recent passing hit us all hard because of his tremendous spirit and adaptability as he took his disabilities in stride and enjoyed life to the fullest.




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