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NAVAJO

NAVAJO
NOT Available For Adoption
Gender: Male
Color: Red w/Rust
Age: 5 1/2
WT: 65.7 lbs. (thin)
Ears: Cropped
Tail: Docked
Altered: Neutered
Micro Chipped: Home Again
House Trained: Yes
Good with other dogs.
Ignores the cat.
Good with older children only.

This picture-perfect, slender Doberboy has come back to us after having been in a loving home for several years.  His owner was near tears when he returned him, and it was clearly breaking his heart to do so.

The thing is, their home is in a neighborhood filled with children.  The dog has always been friendly and interactive, but it looks to us as though he may have gotten overstimulated by their shouts and actions and didn’t know how to respond properly.  A couple of times (nearly a year apart), when there was unusual or intense activity, he nipped.  Understandably, this is not looked on with favor, and with the second incident happening this month, the decision was made to return him to us for placement in a home that would have less unpredictable stimulation from children.

Here’s how his owner has described him:
    “He's a very sweet boy who has been a joy to our family and has brought new life into our senior dog.  He came at a time when she was depressed after losing two other senior dogs in the family. Once he arrived, she turned back into her old self.   He's always been very welcoming and gentle.  I do not fault him (for these two incidents), as I'm sure the actions and sounds of kids running around screaming can be stressful for him.  

    This has been very difficult for me because he is a part of our family. He is the sweetest dog, and we love him and love having him around.   In day-to-day interactions we have never been concerned for the safety of our kids or their friends with him.  I think he was triggered by the motion.  (The incidents involved a child bouncing up and down at the end of a zip line and another running full out and attempting to climb back over the fence after having come into the yard to retrieve a ball.)  

He reacts the same way to the waves when we take him to the lake; he goes really crazy and tries to attack them while whining with a high pitched keen.  I am sharing this, because him snapping is out of character.  I think instead there is something about the motion that sets him off and makes him go after it.  I don't think he is kid-aggressive.  

I do think that if he is in an environment that is quieter, perhaps without kids, he would thrive.  All this boy wants is your love. He wants to be right next to his person at all times.  When we adopted him from you, the reason the previous owner gave for why he was being surrendered is that he was "too clingy.”  This does describe him; he really wants to be close.  When new people come into the house, he greets them immediately and then will lean into their bodies or put his head in their lap for as long as they will put up with it!  
He loves to be by your side and touched all the time.  He is a very sweet boy and has never had an issues with our two young boys.

This has been an extremely difficult decision for us. We are gutted, but we believe it's best for everyone involved that we surrender him back to DRT.  It is our sincere hope that he will find a home with someone who is looking for a loyal companion.  He will give his whole heart to anyone who will take it.  He will be leaving with ours.”


You can certainly see how he was loved in his former home.

Volunteer comments:
    “The pictures don’t lie about his good looks!  He is a touch on the thin side but overall just a very attractive Dober.  This guy wants to be at your side as much as any other; he even howls to get your attention!  Navajo was very gentle at my first introduction, and I would expect him to do well when introduced to new people.  With the cat introduction, he sniffed her a bit and became uninterested.  Navajo is just gonna be a great companion for almost any family willing to love him.”

That pretty well tells it.  If you have a place in your heart and home for this wonderful fellow, make an appointment to meet him once your application is approved, and come see in person what a good good boy he is.



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May 16th

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