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BALOO

BALOO
** Available For Adoption **
Gender: Male
Color: Cream wWhite
Age: 9 yrs.
WT: 64 lbs. (thin)
Ears: Cropped
Tail: Docked
Altered: Neutered
Micro Chipped: Home Again
House Trained: Yes
Good with other dogs.
Iinitially it was recommend that he not be in a home with cats.  However, after a few weeks and closer observation, he is now loose with our resident cat, "Bailey," and totally ignores him.
Good with older children

If you know Dobers, you know that white is the least common color. With his beautiful blue eyes and white coat, this handsome senior Dober is a stellar example of such. As uncommon as he is, a person might be inclined to think he’d be especially treasured by his owners, but thinking it doesn’t necessarily make it so.


His back story goes like this, for what it’s worth:
 
He was given to a couple as a wedding present nine years ago, when he was a pup. They kept him until recently, when they split up and neither one wanted the dog. In all the years they had him, he apparently was never to the vet. The only records that came with him go back to 2012 when he was cropped/docked and had puppy shots, nothing since. His general condition on intake supported that conclusion.

A kindly 80ish fellow with two canines already, took Baloo because his owner was threatening to shoot him if someone didn’t take him. Being of a gentle disposition, Baloo fit in well overall with the other dogs (the occasional and typical food issues notwithstanding). He’s been with the old man for less than a year, but the man’s age and condition have gotten to the point that three dogs are just more than he can manage. So Baloo came to DRT, where he‘s receiving the proper care, much to his advantage.

A brief word of thanks to our veterinarian and staff. Every dog we take in goes to the vet‘s office first, where each is examined, diagnosed, prescribed, and monitored, as may be needed. This is an invaluable part of the work we do, and we‘d be lost without this professional support as we work to bring our dogs to their best condition prior to being adopted. (Now back to Baloo.)
 
His condition on intake was deplorable. He came to us with three types of ear infections in each ear. The old man said he had been washing out his ears once a month with a warm cloth, the actual medicine we’ve given him has helped immensely. He was infested with fleas. The brown spots on his coat are where the poor dog had been chewing himself raw to stop the biting/itching from them. We have resolved that, of course, and he‘s happily much more comfortable. He had intestinal worms, which probably contributed to his being underweight, and last but not least, he had those deadly heart worms, so we’re administering the very costly and unavoidably risky treatment to eradicate those. (If you’re so inclined, you can have a part in saving his life through donating toward the cost of this treatment.)

Volunteer comments:
   “Despite his past hardship, Baloo‘s personality will surprise you. He’s a friendly guy and is very sweet and laid back by nature. He is a bit of a sniffer, and when taken out to a field as a "helper," he will go wherever his nose leads him - definitely an explorer! Baloo may not require as much exercise as some of the younger Dobers, but he definitely has enough spunk to put a smile on your face.”

   “Baloo is a beautiful Doberman and a very gentle guy. He walks well on a lead and loves to roll in the grass.”

   “I thought Baloo was very easygoing, he did well on the leash and was very sweet. He has a lot of energy for a older dog.”

    “Baloo is a beautiful, gentle boy.  He has great leash manners and was content to just stroll on our walk.  He‘s receptive to affection but is content to hang out by himself, as well.  You can just tell that this dog has a kind heart.”

    “Baloo is a pleasure to walk; he’s so-o-o-o responsive to the leash, with no craziness.  He’s a good boy and one of the prettiest white Dobes I’ve seen.”

 
The short of it is, this is a handsome, overall healthy (despite the obvious, temporary indications of neglect that are being resolved now) senior Doberman with a gentle and agreeable spirit; bright, engaging eyes; and pleasing demeanor.

If you can see the promise in this wonderful older Dober and would like to give him a real home for the rest of his life, make an appointment to meet him once your application is approved. You’ll find a loving and loyal companion, if you do.


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