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FRASER

FRASER
NOT Available For Adoption
Gender: Male
Color: Black w/Rust
Age: 4 1/2 yrs,
WT: 75 lbs.
Ears: Cropped
Tail: Docked
Altered: Neutered
Micro Chipped: Home Again
House Trained: Yes
When I saw this fellow’s name, I immediately thought of the 90s sitcom of the same name.  I always enjoyed watching it, and when I lived in LA for a few years, I actually had the opportunity to attend a taping in the company of Kelsey Grammar’s mother, meeting his family and him in his bungalow on the studio lot and waiting in his private office until his personal assistant escorted us to the front row where, once she removed the tape that was holding the seats reserved for us, I sat between his daughter and his accountant as we watched the taping.  It was an episode with Marg Helgenberger - talk about a twofer

Having said all of that, Carol informs me our Doberboy’s name is in fact a Christmastime nod to the Fraser Fir, a native of the Appalachian Mountains with which many of our readers will be familiar.

Fraser came to us from a couple that had adopted him from a shelter only two weeks earlier.  He was well-loved and integrated without a hitch into the family during those two weeks.  The family had a small child, and he and the dog got along very well, the young boy loving the new dog and wanting to be with and play with him all the time.  (See where this is going?) 
 
Unfortunately, the little boy had no sense of propriety in dealing with a new dog, and apparently as the dog was sleeping, the boy slid or jumped off the sofa onto the sleeping dog’s back, startling him.  Dog’s instinctive reaction was to snap.  Here’s how mom describes it: “He is such a good dog.  We are heartbroken that this happened.  We just don‘t feel it would be smart to bring him back into our house.  I truly feel this was an isolated situation and that my son either startled him, woke him, or hurt him when he, with playful intent, got on his back.”


Dogs and kids - sometimes stuff happens.  It’s unfortunate for both the dog and this family that this happened, because they all were happy with each other.  Now it’s time for this wonderful Doberboy to have a new home, one without small children, where all can grow together in love and friendship and wise and thoughtful treatment.


He knows the basic commands including to sit, down, shake, and come.  And as you can see from his pictures, he’s handsome, energetic, playful, and interactive.

Volunteer comments:
    “I had the chance to walk this handsome boy this afternoon, and he was great on the leash. He kept the slightest tension on the leash but never pulled me.  Some birds flew from cover as we approached, getting his immediate attention, but he never pulled me.  I also stopped twice along the walk and called him back to me just to see how he responded.  As soon as he recognized that I was calling him he came right over and sniffed my hand and was ready to resume our walk.  It began to rain, and he was all for continuing the walk, but I was getting pretty wet, so we headed back to Elijah’s House.  I was impressed with how he handled himself and interacted so well with me, being a total stranger.”

    “Fraser is a happy Doberboy!  He welcomed me without hesitation as I entered the field despite my being a complete stranger.  He wants to be a helper and be involved.  He even stood in the way of me doing my chores to try get himself included!  As with most dogs, he loves a walk on the leash. The good news is, he does pretty well.  He extends himself just to the point of tension on his collar but then maintains that distance without pulling.  Of course, he has to lead the way!  He also likes his toys! Remarkably, he let me take a big knuckle bone from him without any resistance!  I could tell he would gladly give that up if it meant we would get to hang out.  In my opinion, Fraser is one cool DUDE!”


There you have it - an outstanding Dober who has had a minor, no-fault-of-his-own setback and who well deserves a loving, understanding home.  Make an appointment to meet him once your application is approved, if you think he may be the companion you’ve been seeking.  I have no doubt you’ll be well pleased if you do.


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Dec 19th

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