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PALADIN

PALADIN
** Available For Adoption **
Gender: Male
Color: Black w/Rust
Age: 4 1/2 yrs.
WT: 85 lbs.
Ears: Natural
Tail: Docked
Altered: Neutered
Micro Chipped: Home Again
House Trained: Yes
Good with female dogs.
Sniffed cat but then ignored.
Good with older children.

Here’s a thoroughly outstanding Doberboy - one of the best I’ve seen in a while.  Not only is he handsome; he’s loving, as well.  I spent some time with him recently, and all he wanted to do was to be made of, instantly.  The moment I approached him, he tucked his head and waited to be made of.  In the few minutes I spent with him, he stood still and just soaked up the attention.  I was smitten immediately.

His shortcoming, and the apparent reason he was surrendered, is that he’s apparently a total Lothario.  It seems that he was messin’ where he shouldn’t a been messin,’ and it seems to have been the last straw for his owners.

An additional contributing factor to their decision may have been the fact that, following their having given him the dangerous and costly heart worm treatment, his left hind leg began to behave in untypical fashion when standing.  Sometimes it is raised, and sometimes when it is on the ground, the toes fold under.  To be sure, there is no associated pain, and his walking and running are unaffected.  

It’s possible this is somehow related to the heart worm shots, and we’re doing further examinations to see if more can be understood.  Once again, though, this in no way diminishes his movement or ability.  In fact, being the horn dog that he is, he has had no trouble clearing our gates to get to a female in heat as we wait to have her spayed!  

What can I say.  As the old song lyric says, “Birds do it; bees do it; even educated fleas do it.”  Maybe that’s it - he has educated fleas (NOT!  NO FLEAS!).   Most male dogs are going to try to mate if they catch the scent.  If you’ve owned dogs, you already know this.

That being said, I’d take him for my own in a heartbeat.  He’s calendar-dog handsome, has an outstanding disposition, and will make a wonderful, loving companion to the family fortunate enough to adopt him.

Volunteer comments:
    “I had the unique opportunity to help with Paladin’s transportation to DRT. You never know exactly what to expect when you pick up an unknown dog.   Paladin was loaded into the back of my 4Runner, and before we got out of the parking lot he was in the front seat wanting to sit in my lap!  After establishing that I really didn’t need his help with my driving, he obliged by keeping his front feet in the passenger seat and his rump on the console.  We rode like that for a while, and then he decided I could manage driving while he explored both the back seat and the rear cargo area.   About half way to DRT I felt a few gentle kisses on the back of my neck.  A few minutes later he decided to join me again in the front passenger seat where he remained for the remainder of the trip.   It’s always a surprise how a dog so big can maneuver inside a car so easily, and without causing and distress for its chauffeur.  This was on a Friday, and I was anxious to see if he remembered me on Sunday when I returned to DRT to volunteer.  Sure enough, I was greeted with a wagging tail and a few more gentile kisses as I stopped to talk to him at the playground gate.  I’d like to think he remembered me, but it might be that he’s just a happy guy ready to greet anyone coming in to his life.”

    “When you hear someone say "That's a really nice dog," they might as well be talking about Paladin.  He is very laid back (from a Doberman perspective) and quiet.  He follows you around and tries to anticipate your next move.  When I walk towards a gate, he anticipates that I am going to go through it so he intentionally beats me to it.  When I change directions, he will look for a gate in the new direction, always wanting to be out front as the lead explorer.  He does well on a leash and introduction to the cat, too.”


You’ve heard me say it before: “Wash and wear.”  This fellow will be instant family, should you decide to take him home.

Make an appointment to meet him if you’re considering doing so.  Just be prepared for him to leap the gate of your heart and spend the rest of his life being your loving companion, if you do



PALADIN
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