Welcome to doberman911.org, the website for Special Needs Dobermans (SND). We are an organization of people with a common goal of helping senior and special needs Dobermans. That need may be financial or it may be only information and/or moral support for the owner of a Doberman with a serious illness or injury. We will also aid in rehoming and fostering senior Dobermans. These Dobermans may be shelter rescues or they may already be much loved companions with a special need. Financial aid may be through donations or through avenues such as online auctions. Every precaution will be taken to assure that the need is real.


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Please enjoy this beautiful tribute to Rescued Dobermans everywhere - brought to us by a believer!!

HELP ME

Give me the ugly dog with one eye, three legs,
and help me show that they're more than just a form and a face.
Give me the scarred dog, burned and slashed with hate,
and help me lead it away from that terrible fate.
Give me the deaf and blind dog, and help me show it the way
in the silence and dark of each of their days.
Give me the shutdown dog, depressed of mind,
and help me cherish their soul until their fears unwind.
Give me the old dog, bent and broken with age,
and help me fill their last days with an unending grace.
Give me the ugly dog, I'll leave the pretty one for you,
and help me show them they're worthy of love and joy, too.
                                                                                       Leslie Bird Nuccio

About Leslie:
Leslie Bird Nuccio is former President of Doberman Rescue of North Carolina – she speaks from her heart for all who do this amazing work on behalf of those who would otherwise have no voice, no future.

 

Meet The SNDobes Helped With General Funds!!

These Special Needs Dobermans were helped with one-time grants from our most important fund, the General Fund.  This fund is used to help Dobermans fortunate enough to find themselves in Rescue Groups.  Assistance is only provided for extraordinary expenses.  These grants can be augmented by your generous contributions to any of these precious Dobes!! Private owners will be provided the necessary information to help them fundraise for their own Dobes as well as being given information to reduce their costs for medications and ways to seek additional information about Doberman illnesses.

 

Falcon!

 

October, 2017:  WOW! They don’t get much more handsome than Falcon, our newest DoberDUDE at about 4 years old! Falcon found his way to SND when the RescueAngels of Doberman Pinscher Rescue in Fillmore, California received an email informing them of an approximately four year old Dobe in a shelter with a broken leg! His leg had been splinted by the shelter vet to provide support to it until he could, hopefully, be pulled by a rescue and have his leg thoroughly evaluated and treated. Falcon obviously needed surgery right away before the break became too old to fix or infection set in and of course to provide very much needed pain relief. Luckily, he was able to have his surgery right after DPR saved him, but he has to stay at the hospital for a few days to be monitored, especially since the break was indeed an older one. The additional observation days will boost the costs of Falcon’s care even higher. Our DPR angels tell us that Falcon is "phenomenal, sweet and... gorgeous" and never loses his darling disposition! So what do you say we SND peeps all get together and give as much as we can to help pay for Falcon’s surgery and recovery as he gets ready to be healthy and adoptable! You can pay with PayPal (please click on family and friends for your donation to be fee free if your account allows) or you can mail a check if you prefer. NO amount is ever too small as every cent adds up! Your gift is tax deductible and you can rest assured your donation goes 100% to the Dobes. SND and our Dobes continue to be amazed by the generosity of our SND family!  If you want some eye candy, go visit Falcon at http://www.doberman911.org. Thank you from Falcon, DPR andSND!! Beth McCahren, SND Case Manager.


Please Help General Fund Falcon!

Midas!

 

October, 2017:  Those of you familiar with the SND Senior Doberman Project may already know Midas. For those who don’t… read on! Midas is a 9 year young owner surrender. He had no hair, which even for a fawn is unusual. In truth he had a bad skin infection, probably from a sub-par diet (and let’s not even get into the owner’s shortcomings). Medicated baths, some antibiotics and good food have hair sprouting out all over. He was a little nervous at first, in a kennel environment, but has calmed down completely in his foster home. In fact, he is your typical focused Velcro-boy. Got some string cheese or other treats? You got him—100%. He is a really good boy, even-tempered and fine with another grumpy dog… what a sweetie! Like all Velcro Dobes, he wants his humans in sight, but also benefits from the companionship of another dog. Sounds perfect, huh? Well, now for the reason I’m bringing him to you today. Along with the skin infection came some growths, most of which have been aspirated and are no worry. One of those looks very suspicious and the vet feels it is perhaps a mast cell tumor. On October 20th he’s having it removed and sent for biopsy. Sweet Melissa of Bluegrass Doberman Rescue has literally never turned her back on a Dobe in need and she’s asked SND to help with the medical bills Midas will accumulate—over and above his previous expenses. Why not visit him on his Senior's page here http://www.doberman911.org/seniors/cases/ky_midas.html - perhaps send him a Sponsorship?  I am asking you, the Doberman Community, to help Midas with his expenses. You may begin helping Midas by clicking on the PayPal button to the right. If you have the gift to friends and family option, well, that’ll help even more! You can also mail one in. Still want another Poster Gent shot?  Go visit Midas at http://www.doberman911.org. Thank you from all of us at SND, for your attention and your help!!! Carol Belknap, Midas’ SND Case Manager and cheering squad leader!!


Please Help General Fund Midas!

Frances!

 

October, 2017:  This gorgeous puppy, Frances, is an excellent example of why Special Needs Dobermans needs you. Dear Frances comes to us from Doberman Pinscher Rescue of Pennsylvania.  She was surrendered to them at 12 weeks old from another small all-breed rescue that didn't have the resources to treat this baby's litany of troubles. And a litany of issues was soon discovered! Poor Frances was born with an under-developed urinary sphincter, consequently little Frances leaked constantly. She also had an undeveloped ovary, which initially was thought to be a testicle... AND her vulva and rectum were structurally too close together. This little 5 1/2 month old baby has undergone extensive surgery to correct and alleviate her plumbing problems, but she is so very young that her vet feels she will need to have expensive injections similar to Botox to tighten her sphincter for a year - until she matures enough so she can be put on DES or Proin. This adorable little angel was originally surrendered to the small rescue by her breeder - we have to wonder if said backyard greeder knew of the extent of Frances's medical problems. Although it's irrelevant, as our baby has had her surgery, we are infinitely grateful the greeder simply didn't "eliminate" her - AND that Frances found her way (with help of the small rescue) to RescueAngel Trish of DPRPA. However, Doberman Rescues being usually pressed financially and Frances's ongoing vet bills are well over $5000.000 even after discounts. It is abundantly clear Frances would be history without DPRPA and their able vet. Please, think of your beloved Dobes when they were babies - then have a look at dear Frances's face. She and SND need you more than ever to help. With your support, Frances will find her own loving and special home. I know somewhere in her beautiful Dobe mind, she will be forever grateful for all those who sent donations and love to her - Dobes are very intuitive as you know. Please start helping dear Frances by clicking on the PayPal button to the right (friends/family gifts help even more if your account allows!) You may also mail one in. Want to see another shot of our new Poster Girlie, Miss Frances? Visit her at http://www.doberman911.org. Thank you from Frances, Trish, DPRPA and me, Leslie Michell-Young, SND Case Manager - Frances Fan Club President


Please Help General Fund Frances!

Pierce!

 

October, 2017:  Two-year-old Pierce is a Hurricane Harvey survivor. He was pulled out of the water and taken to the Citizens for Animal Protection shelter on September 5th. He was evaluated and started on Gentamicin drops for his cloudy eyes, and it was noted he was intact and of good weight. They held him for 6 days, hoping an owner would retrieve him, but no one came forward to claim him. Houston Area Doberman Rescue then took him in on September 12th. Clearly someone had been taking care of this sweet boy.  He’s house-trained and crate-trained. He even sits nicely for his eye drops! So here we are at Pierce’s problem (other than the hurricane and the water and the hell of that). He has cataracts. One eye has more swelling than the other, and his lenses are smaller than usual. He is mostly seeing shadows now, or the distortion between light and dark. He has a hard time with differing surfaces due to lack of depth perception, but he’s a really sweet guy trying hard to deal with his disability. There are many things he can’t see at all but he follows voice commands and hand touching. His surgery is scheduled and he’s doing a little better with several types of drops. He’s managing better in the house and shaded yard too with the help of a nice Doberman friend. I can picture it, can’t you? Damn these dogs are special! Houston Area Doberman Rescue is still trying to find the original owner, contacting vets and eye specialists in the Katy area. Someone must know this boy, he is so memorable! But in the meantime, his eyes must be operated on, he has years of things to see! If it isn’t his old family he sees—it will be the new home’s welcoming arms. Please consider helping HADR and SND with Pierce’s surgery. No amount of help is ever too small, no help too little. You may begin helping Pierce by clicking on the PayPal button to the right (friends/family gifts help even more!) You may also mail one in. As always, I appreciate you taking the time to help all these SNDobies!!! Want to see another shot of our new Poster Dude Mr. Pierce? Visit him at http://www.doberman911.org !!Thank you!! Carol Belknap, Pierce’s SND Case Manager.


Please Help General Fund Pierce!

Teddy!

 

October, 2017: Here's a story that will keep you up at night...Teddy is a gorgeous 16 month old male pup who was from Tennessee. One day, he was riding in his "person's" convertible when dear Teddy decided to jump out. His subsequent fall resulted in a fracture of his left femur. He had several other injuries but the fracture was the worst and that doesn't even address the awful pain he was in. It was then that his "owner" surrendered him because he refused to even purchase pain medication for Teddy. Not only is Teddy's former "owner" incredibly stupid, but he's also callous beyond description... After Teddy was surrendered, he was brought to the attention of Cindy from Doberman Underground. Wonderful Cindy has been a friend of Dobermans longer than I have been a Case Manager, and I've always been in awe of the Dobes she's rescued as well as the lives she's brought back to health and happiness. He was immediately taken to an emergency vet, where a plate was installed in the fracture, but the plate failed due to poor circulation. Cindy conferred with both a general practice vet as well as an orthopedic vet and it was decided Teddy would need amputation to assure a normal and happy life. He has now had his surgery and is making progress every day. Doberman Underground is an amazing organization that takes on the most grievously injured and sick Dobes. They, too, rely on donations to do their important work and they have come to SND for financial assistance. Take a look at this beautiful baby's face, and please make a donation - any amount is greatly appreciated. You can dream at night, knowing you helped this beautiful young Doberman heal and find a person that will adore him forever. Please make a donation to SND and help NorCal Doberman Rescue pay Rock's bills so they can continue their life saving work.  You may begin helping dear Teddy now by clicking on the PayPal button to the right. If you have the ‘friends and family ‘option in your account, that helps even more. You may also mail one in. Every penny-100%- will be used for this DobeKid's expenses! Thank you. Leslie Michell - Young SND Case Manager -- Teddy's friend and admirer!!


Please Help General Fund Teddy!

Nash!

 

October 9 , 2017: With many tears of sadness, Nash's Angel said a very sad goodbye to a sweet young DobeBoy, dear Nash...  We all had hoped he would have a longer time to savor the love being lavished on him, but, his cancer returned with a vengeance and he was released with the same love that had mightily tried to help him.  Rest in peace dear one and twinkle on in the Night Sky in Sirius' Garden. 
September, 2017
:  At just a year old, sweet Nash is an amazing DobeBoy. It’s hard to figure out why any owner would dump a dog this behaviorally perfect into a shelter. Perhaps his limp…. hmmm, could this be the problem? Nash arrived at Dobies & Little Paws Rescue with a limp in his front right leg. Initially they treated him for a pinched nerve, but, even with medication, his limp became worse. That is until, x-rays showed a bone degeneration indicative of bone cancer. He needed an immediate leg amputation for any chance at all for survival. Even so his prognosis is guarded. So, the loving owners he was such a perfect boy for, apparently couldn’t or wouldn’t help him, love him or comfort him. Well, Dobies and Little Paws Rescue will-- and so will SND. What about you? Are you willing to help this wonderful little boy through his ordeal? The results on the type of cancer it is have not come from pathology yet. His ongoing need may be hospice, but whatever it is, I’m sure this great Doberman community will love, help and comfort him through it all. You can begin helping dear Nash by clicking on the PayPal button to the right. If you have the friends and family gift option, that gives him even more! You may also mail one in! It would be great for this little boy to know we aren’t all going to dump him when things get tough. He should know only love and comfort and receive only help now… and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your help. Just take another look at our latest Poster Dude, a proud noble Doberman with an almost pleading, anguished look... Give him a glance and then, help. Head over right now to http://www.doberman911.org !! Thank you! Carol Belknap, Nash’s SND case manager.


Please Help General Fund In Memory of Nash!

Irma!

 

September, 2017: It is my honor to introduce you to beautiful Irma. This heartbreakingly beautiful senior girl found herself ill and unclaimed in a Georgia shelter. However, we have reason to be very happy, because Irma was discovered by an incomparable Doberman advocate, Jane Fratesi of Atlanta Doberman Rescue. Jane whisked Irma out of the shelter and got her to her veterinarian. Dear Irma has some hind end weakness and has the typical thin coat of a blue Doberman, but that is not what brings Irma to SND. Irma's chest x-show some white spots on her lungs, and there is one near or on her heart. She also is heartworm positive, and we fear she is carrying a heavy load, as she is coughing at times.  Before contemplating treatment for heartworm, she is scheduled to visit the cardiologist to be certain her heart is strong enough to withstand the immiticide.  Despite all this, Irma is happy, eating and delighting everyone she comes in contact with. Clearly, she is demonstrating that amazing canine diplomacy - she is grateful and loving to everyone she encounters. Atlanta Doberman Rescue is one of the most well established and well run rescues in the country and they have been saving many dogs for many years. Recently, the devastating hurricane Irma swept across the deep south and Atlanta Doberman Rescue was there, actively saving animals across the devastated area. This takes not only amazing people, but huge resources as well. Our dear Irma is just one example of what Atlanta Doberman Rescue does. Please make a contribution to SND to help them help Irma live out her golden years comfortably. In Atlanta Doberman Rescue's gentle loving hands, we at least know Irma will be loved and get the care she needs.  You may begin helping Miss Irma now by clicking on the PayPal button to the right. If you have the ‘friends and family ‘option in your account, that helps even more. You may also mail one in. As always, 100% of your tax-deductible gift will be used for Irma's care!  Thank you!! Les Michell-Young, SND Case Manager - I LOVE IRMA!!


Please Help General Fund Irma!

Ginger!!

 

UPDATE September 11, 2017: Miss Ginger can't seem to catch a break!  After everything she's been through and her initial promising recovery, she's back in the hospital pending diagnosis and likely surgery for a possible liver shunt.  She just kept getting sicker and labs showed elevated liver and bile acids increasing. No shunt was found with diagnostic ultrasound so surgery is on for the 13th.  We've come so far to not at least try to save this little trooper!  We are asking you once again for major help with these new expenses... Can we count on you?  Ginger sure hopes so!  Donation instructions are below and we are making her our Cover Girl once again!  Visit her here http://www.doberman911.org and then please donate to her care!  THANK YOU!!
UPDATE August 24, 2017Miss Ginger had her double elbow surgeries yesterday and came through fantastically!!  So much so that she will be liberated today!  We all THANK YOU who helped Ginger come to this healthy place!!  She has charmed all around her and might even have smitten a potential Forever Mom!!  We wish you a healthy and happy life Ginger!!

July, 2017
:  Sweet and petite Ginger is only 9 months old, just a little baby. It’s likely she has been in pain for a good portion of her short life. Her “family” did take her to the vet—2 in fact. They were less competent than most of us would accept and they certainly did nothing for Ginger’s pain. She would then return to the “family” home to be mauled by children. Her obvious leg pain was dismissed as “growing pains” by the first vet. The second vet didn’t catch anything either—but did find crystals in her urine, putting her on antibiotics. Eventually her pain and their “playful” behavior led to the story that she had bitten 2 of the children. Ginger had to go. Luckily, she went directly into the loving arms of sweet Melissa (who seriously doubts the biting story) and Bluegrass Doberman Rescue. The blood work from the 2nd vet was off in so many ways, Melissa knew she had to start over and find out what all was going on with this 45-pound Dober-girlie. First of all, the growing pains are un-united anconeal process. This means the growth plates in her elbows never fused. This will require surgery once her other issues are dealt with. She has struvite crystals in her urine, nothing to be treated with antibiotics; however, a special diet can help with that… Now for the last problem—and it can be a biggie. Ginger most likely has Addison’s Disease. The first test showed her at 0.6 cortisol when normal is 1 to 5. She is being retested to confirm the diagnosis. If confirmed she will need very expensive Percorten and prednisone for the rest of her life. Quite a list of issues to cope with—but this is Melissa we’re talking about here—we all know she won’t give up on a Dobe in need! Not as long as there is a breath in her body and a dime in her pocket! Melissa says Ginger is as sweet as she is petite. She loves dogs, cats, even the kittens Melissa is fostering. She is so loving and adorable, she must wonder what the kids were doing to her if in fact she did nip. She plays well with everything but when she starts hurting or doesn’t feel well, she loves to crawl under something until she feels better. Lately she has decided this should be under Melissa’s legs. Cute picture, huh? Melissa and Bluegrass Doberman Rescue and SND are asking for help getting this little sweetie comfy again. You may begin helping Ginger by clicking on the PayPal button to the right (if your account allows, friends and family option helping the most)! You may also mail one in. No amount is ever too small to help—she’s just a little girl after all! As always, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support of these beautiful SNDobies!! Want to see another shot of our beautiful new Poster Girlie? Head over to http://www.doberman911.org !! Thank you!! Carol Belknap, Ginger’s SND case manager.


Please Help General Fund Ginger!!

RockStar!

 

September, 2017: This most handsome and beautiful boy is aptly named Rockstar was surrendered by his owner to an Oregon shelter.  This because the owner could no longer afford treatments for what was "suspected as skin allergies." The kind people at the shelter found that our star actually had Demodex - which any vet could have told his former people.   The shelter successfully treated him for that, then contacted our hero, certifiable RescueAngel Dana Johnson of Northern California Doberman Rescue to pick him up and place him.  When our RockStar arrived in California, it was immediately noted that he's very, very sweet, smart and had a BIG problem - he couldn't urinate. He was taken to their capable veterinarians where it was discovered that poor Rock not only had a raging bladder infection, but had a stone at the end of his urethra...OUCH!!! Not only is this a very painful condition, but it can turn to imminently life threatening.  Rockstar had his surgery las month and his prognosis is wonderful. He's had a couple minor bumps in the road, but he continues to recover well and is charming everyone around him...soon, it will be time to find his forever family. As one can imagine, Rock's surgery and diagnostics did not come cheaply. Northern California has been saving countless Dobermans for years now - all on donations. They have come to SND to help raise funds to pay for Rockstar's surgical bills. How can you resist this face??? Please make a donation to SND and help NorCal Doberman Rescue pay Rock's bills so they can continue their life saving work.  You may begin helping RockStar now by clicking on the PayPal button to the right. If you have the ‘friends and family ‘option in your account, that helps even more. You may also mail one in. Every penny-100%- will be used for this DobeDude!  Thank you!! Les Michell-Young, SND Case Manager - and a Rockstar groupie!


Please Help General Fund RockStar!

Ranger!

 

September, 2017: Just look at the face on this Pretty Boy! At 4 years old, he still thinks he’s a puppy! We’ll never know his early life—he was a stray in a South Carolina shelter... not unlike MANY others. We do know he was slated for death because he’s heartworm positiveand that was whose fault?? Sweet Melissa and Bluegrass Doberman Rescue scooped him right up—and everyone who met him on his way there fell for him. You are in danger of thousands of puppy kisses if he can reach you! And for Ranger that means adults, kids, dogs and cats! Ranger loves everybody! (Even resident cats who don’t want slurpie kisses!) He certainly deserves a forever family of his very own—he has so much love to give! Standing between him the rest of his, happy, goofy life are those damned heartworms. Always and forever I will ask you, the Doberman community, to help eradicate these horrible killers, I ask you again for Ranger. Please join BDR and SND in Ranger’s cure! You may begin helping Ranger by clicking on the PayPal button to the right. If you have the ‘friends and family ‘option in your account, that helps even more. You may also mail one in. Every penny spent will help kill worms, that’s a guaran-damn-tee!!! Thank you again, my friends, for your continued support of our SNDobies!!! Carol Belknap, Ranger’s SND Case Manager (and lover of kisses)!!


Please Help General Fund Ranger!

Sasha!

 

August, 2017:  Feast your eyes on beautiful Sasha, an amazing 5 1/2 year old girl that found herself the victim of apathy and neglect by her former owner. This individual chose to surrender Sasha to the local shelter rather than have her spayed, have her ear issues resolved or most importantly, have the ominous lump on her side addressed or even have the courage or decency to pay to have her euthanized humanely! She has obviously been bred again and again but those profits didn't go to her care... Fortunately, Sasha found herself in the company of the RescueAngels of Doberman Pinscher Rescue of Pennsylvania... and things are finally looking up for this lovely girl.  Sasha is vWd affected, which complicates her prospective surgery enormously. Clotting factor is expensive, and dear Sasha needs to be under the knife for awhile to assure a favorable outcome. The surgery, too, will be expensive, but just look at this beautiful girl's face - she is priceless! DPRPA is a small rescue, but does everything possible to assure the health and successful placement of their sweet Dobermans. Sasha's case will carry a huge financial burden - could be upwards of $7000.00 depending on surgical complications - BUT, her prognosis is good and she is a happy and sweet girl.  Won't you join DPRPA and SND by sending in a donation to help pay for this dear girl's surgery? Sure you will we all hope! She should have many, many happy years ahead of her in a wonderful home, and you can feel proud that you helped Sasha find her way to that loving home in excellent health... every penny counts. You may begin helping Sweet Sasha by clicking the PayPal button to the right using the send money to "Family and Friends" if your account allows.  This will mean that even more goes to the cause. Of course, you may also mail one in.  Want just a little more sugar from Sweet Sasha, our very latest and most beautiful Poster Girlie? Head over right now to http://www.doberman911.org !! Thank you from Sasha, DPRPA, SND and me, Leslie Michell-Young - consider me smitten by Sasha Case Manager!!


Please Help General Fund Sasha!

Logan!

 

UPDATE August 25, 2017Logan had his amputation surgery yesterday and came through safely but will remain in hospital care while his wound heals a bit.  He is standing and continues to be the sweet angel he always was!!  Please HELP us support this beautiful boy!!  THANK YOU!
August, 2017:  It’s my honor to introduce to you SND’s newest Dobergent - Logan! At approximately 5 years of age, this fellow has reportedly been bounced around throughout his life. It’s also been reported he was used as a stud for who knows how many "backyard greeder" litters. And his thanks for being a money maker? His thanks was landing in an animal control shelter. Now lets enter the Rescue Angels of Top Dog Rescue located in Michigan. Logan’s Angels were quickly aware Logan was a wonderful boy, with a gentle and loving disposition, despite having been passed around from greeder to greeder and despite a suspicious swelling with blistering above his right front paw. An antibiotic regimen was completed with little change. Costly tests were performed to find the cause of Logan’s resistantance to healing wound. A biopsy finally revealed the dreaded diagnosis of fibrosarcoma. Of all the options presented for further treatment, amputation was decided to be Logan’s most permanent solution to remove the cancer and be able to enjoy years to come. Logan’s vet visits, diagnostic testing and upcoming amputation could deplete any rescue’s bank account. TDR is an all breed dog and cat rescue and supports out of state high kill shelters and more challenging adoption situations. The TDR Angels have stepped forward to save one of our own, and hopefully we will support them by providing much needed donations! Your gift is tax deductible and NO amount is ever too small!! You can use PayPal (if your account allows) by clicking on the PayPal tab to the right and opting for the "friends and family" gift making your donation Fee Free and your full donation will go to Logan, or you can mail your gift. SND, the rescues and of course the Dobes saved are all so very grateful for your contributions! Together we can help Logan!!  Want to see another shot of our new Poster Dude Mr. Logan? Visit him at http://www.doberman911.org !! Thank you so much!!  Beth McCahren, Logan's Fan and Case Manager.


Please Help General Fund Logan!

Jackson!

 

August, 2017: When it rains, it pours in Texas... at least where unwanted Dobermans are concerned, it's always a deluge!  And here's another...  At 6 years old, Jackson ran out of luck. His family was shattered forever by divorce—and NO ONE could take him. Really? No One? How loved was he? Poor boy! To make his life worse, he had a mast cell tumor on one leg. Thankfully he went to the Angels of San Antonio Doberman Advocacy and Rescue. The tumor is fairly low grade, his prognosis is fairly good. Some 90% of these are benign when clean margins are achieved, however the location on his leg didn’t give them much tissue to dig around in, making recurrence more likely. Jackson deserves a chance! He is a real love-bug toward anything that walks or crawls. Look at him… how can you not want to help that face find a home? He has so much love to spread around and he should have years ahead to do it! You may begin helping Jackson by clicking on the PayPal button to the right. If you have the option of “gifting” friends and family, he’ll receive even more! You may also mail one in. Every penny will help with this sweetie’s surgery and recuperation. Plus, you may have that hole in your home he would fit right into, who knows? SADAR and SND have joined forces for this boy, won’t you too? THANK YOU from us all, including Mr. Jackson!! Carol Belknap, Jackson’s SND case manager


Please Help General Fund Jackson!

Roxy!

 

August, 2017:  Just look at how beautiful and focused this gorgeous girl is! She is almost perfect! She was adopted from San Antonio Doberman Advocacy and Rescue six years ago—but at 9 ½ years old she leaks a little… Certainly nothing to freak out about for most of us.  Her callous, poor excuse for an owner decided he didn’t want to deal with her Proin and dumped her back on the rescue. He never even said good-bye. She cried for days in the kennel when she first came back—she had no idea why she wasn’t at home with her family. At that sad time, she couldn't know this was actually good riddance to her past... This is a very delightful girl with lots of get up and go. She is so determined to please, loving any attention she can get, it is unfortunate her age seems to deter people from adopting her. Her chances of finding another home just got even slimmer. She has just had a tumor removed from her left rear leg. The biopsy results are due back August 15th. We’re all hoping for the best for this angel… please join us in wishing her well! SADAR and SND have joined forces to cover her medical expenses. Please consider helping Roxy! You can begin by clicking on the PayPal button to the right - opting for the "friends and family" gift, if available, helps even more. You may also mail one in. Every penny would go toward this lovely lady’s medical bills - and, she would really appreciate it! Why not visit her on her Seniors page here http://www.doberman911.org/seniors/cases/tx_roxy.html. If you’re in her neighborhood, stop by and she’ll thank you in person! Once again, thank you for your continued support of our SNDobies, especially our beautiful seniors!! Thank You, Carol Belknap, Roxy’s SND case manager.


Please Help General Fund Roxy!

Harley!

 

August, 2017:  Meet our newest enchanting beauty, Harley. Harley was surrendered to the amazing volunteers of San Antonio Doberman Advocacy and Rescue by a college student, who pulled her from a shelter. The claim was that the shelter was moving to euthanize this dear baby - she's only 2 - because of her GI issues that have some vets stumped as to the cause. Harley has been having bloody diarrhea for weeks and has been put on a cornucopia of medications without satisfactory results. She has also had several CBC's done that don't raise any red flags. Even though this sweetie may feel okay, she really needs this issue resolved, so she can be welcomed into a new family that will treasure her. The next diagnostic step will be some more testing - possibly an ultrasound and endoscopy. This testing is expensive, but when you have such a young patient with unexplained GI distress, it is truly necessary. As the owner of a young Dobe diagnosed with IBD, I know that value of getting these issues resolved. My Hesper is now in remission and is doing very well driving the household nuts - the way every young Dobe should live! Please send a contribution to SND to help SADAR finance Harley's continued testing. Every cent goes to her diagnostics and care... and you get to know that you took an active part in making her life much, much better and happier... You may begin helping Harley by clicking the PayPal button to the right - to send money to "Family and Friends" will mean even more goes to the cause. You may also mail one in. Please remember no amount of help is ever too small and every penny will be used for Harley's care!  Thank you so much from Miss Harley, the wonderful angels of SADAR, and Special Needs Dobermans. Leslie Michell-Young, Case Manager for Miss Harley - I LOVE HARLEY!!


Please Help General Fund Harley!

Ginger!!

 

UPDATE August 24, 2017Miss Ginger had her double elbow surgeries yesterday and came through fantastically!!  So much so that she will be liberated today!  We all THANK YOU who helped Ginger come to this healthy place!!  She has charmed all around her and might even have smitten a potential Forever Mom!!  We wish you a healthy and happy life Ginger!!
July, 2017
:  Sweet and petite Ginger is only 9 months old, just a little baby. It’s likely she has been in pain for a good portion of her short life. Her “family” did take her to the vet—2 in fact. They were less competent than most of us would accept and they certainly did nothing for Ginger’s pain. She would then return to the “family” home to be mauled by children. Her obvious leg pain was dismissed as “growing pains” by the first vet. The second vet didn’t catch anything either—but did find crystals in her urine, putting her on antibiotics. Eventually her pain and their “playful” behavior led to the story that she had bitten 2 of the children. Ginger had to go. Luckily, she went directly into the loving arms of sweet Melissa (who seriously doubts the biting story) and Bluegrass Doberman Rescue. The blood work from the 2nd vet was off in so many ways, Melissa knew she had to start over and find out what all was going on with this 45-pound Dober-girlie. First of all, the growing pains are un-united anconeal process. This means the growth plates in her elbows never fused. This will require surgery once her other issues are dealt with. She has struvite crystals in her urine, nothing to be treated with antibiotics; however, a special diet can help with that… Now for the last problem—and it can be a biggie. Ginger most likely has Addison’s Disease. The first test showed her at 0.6 cortisol when normal is 1 to 5. She is being retested to confirm the diagnosis. If confirmed she will need very expensive Percorten and prednisone for the rest of her life. Quite a list of issues to cope with—but this is Melissa we’re talking about here—we all know she won’t give up on a Dobe in need! Not as long as there is a breath in her body and a dime in her pocket! Melissa says Ginger is as sweet as she is petite. She loves dogs, cats, even the kittens Melissa is fostering. She is so loving and adorable, she must wonder what the kids were doing to her if in fact she did nip. She plays well with everything but when she starts hurting or doesn’t feel well, she loves to crawl under something until she feels better. Lately she has decided this should be under Melissa’s legs. Cute picture, huh? Melissa and Bluegrass Doberman Rescue and SND are asking for help getting this little sweetie comfy again. You may begin helping Ginger by clicking on the PayPal button to the right (if your account allows, friends and family option helping the most)! You may also mail one in. No amount is ever too small to help—she’s just a little girl after all! As always, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support of these beautiful SNDobies!! Want to see another shot of our beautiful new Poster Girlie? Head over to http://www.doberman911.org !! Thank you!! Carol Belknap, Ginger’s SND case manager.


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Powell !

 

July, 2017:   This grrreat young gentleman is Powell, a wonderful young (estimated to be 1 1/2 years young) Doberman who found himself in a California shelter with a broken ankle. As soon as he arrived at the shelter, Powell immediately charmed his way into the hearts of every employee at the shelter, and those humans then scrambled to get Doberman Pinscher Rescue in Fillmore to take him - and of course, Ardis and company scooped up this handsome boy as soon as they heard about him. He was listed as a stray and no one seemed to know anything about him or the fresh fracture to his leg. Dear Powell is now safe and scheduled for surgery tomorrow, July 17th. It is an expensive procedure, but promises to fix Powell's leg so the fracture to his ankle will be a distant memory in his - hopefully - happy and long, prosperous future. Dobies and Little Paws Rescue saves countless Dobermans and puts them in loving forever homes. They have been in operation for many years and the only way they can operate is by donations they can garner. They have come to SND to assist with Powell's surgical expenses and we are happy to oblige - but we need your help as well. Please send a donation to SND to help Dobermans like Powell. Every nickel counts and you can daydream thinking of dear handsome Powell, running the fields, happy and loved!  You can send your gift by mail or Paypal - and if your account allows, then use the ‘family and friends’ tab. This will keep your donation Fee Free. SND is alive because of your continued generosity and we are so very grateful to you! Want to see another shot of our new Poster Dude? Head over to http://www.doberman911.org !! Thank you so much!! Les Michell-Young, SND Case Manager and big Powell fan!!


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BooBoo!

 

July, 2017:  Meet Boo-Boo, who is prophetically named. At 4 years old, she was picked up as a stray in Stockton, California. No one claimed this all-natural girl but she was lucky enough to be saved by Rescue Angels at Northern California Doberman Rescue. There was only one snag in finding her forever home, her poor undocked tail. It bore witness to 4 years of damage, scarring everywhere—with fresh injuries occurring daily. I’m not trying to open the crop/dock can of worms here, but this girl wouldn’t have had a life of pain if her tail had been docked as a puppy. As it happens, after watching her open new wounds for a few days, the decision was made to amputate her tail. That is what it is at this point in life, a more complicated and painful amputation but a pain that will subside once that surgery heals. She has had her surgery now and she came through very well. I hear she even has tolerated the Cone of Shame for 10 days with little fuss. Boo-Boo is just a delightful dog, very upbeat! Her tail is always moving, hence all the previous damage! Soon she’ll make someone a happy, loving companion—and her nub can go as fast as it wants!! Please join Northern California Doberman Rescue and SND in helping her get there. You may begin helping B00-B00 by clicking on the PayPal button to the right (if your account allows, friends and family option helping the most)! You may also mail one in. Every penny will help this sweetie get to where she should have been all along—happily “nubbing” her love to her family. Please never forget how much we appreciate your continued support of these beautiful SNDobies!! Want to see another shot of our beautiful new Poster Girlie? You'll be singing... "Isn't she lovely..." Head over to http://www.doberman911.org !! Thank you!!! Carol Belknap, BooBoo’s SND Case Manager.


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Bernie!

July 27 , 2017: With very great sadness, we say a most sad goodbye to a beautiful Senior DobeGent, Bernie... We hoped for more but that was not to be.  You touched many hearts with your gentle ways and you will be sorely missed, most especially by Danielle who gave you her heart and home.  Bernie did not die alone and not before he was shown so much love in such a short time.  Gambol in Sirius' Garden in the Night Sky and twinkle down on us forever!!  Good night Sweet Prince...
UPDATE July 14, 2017
Mr. Bernie has bad news and good news - first the bad...  the awful wound on his face was harboring a mass which pathology ruled sarcoma.  The good news is his lungs are clear and the BEST news is that he will be in hospice care - being loved and spoiled rotten for the rest of his life by a phenomenal Foster Family. They adore Bernie and tell us he's doing very well and has fit right in happy as a clam!!  THANK YOU Fosters and thank you donors for making this a very wonderful rest of his life for this amazing Dobe!!

July, 2017
:   I’d like to introduce to y’all to SND’s newest Dobergent, Bernie, who is approximately nine years young and said to be one of the nicest, friendliest and sweetest boys ever! Bernie’s past is a total mystery, so allow me to tell you all that we do know. Bernie was discovered at a shelter in San Bernardino, CA with the label ‘stray’ attached to him. He was terribly dirty, incredibly smelly and had an open wound on his snout oozing odorous blood and pus. This shelter is notorious for killing animals quickly, especially unhealthy ones, and Bernie’s kill date had been set for the very day the angels from Doberman Rescue of Nevada stepped in to save him. Misdiagnosed at the shelter with having eye and nasal infections, DRNV’s vet quickly diagnosed Bernie with severe dental infection. The infection was so widespread that the pressure from the build up of pus on the roof of his mouth literally perforated through his snout causing the drainage of blood and pus! The pain he had to have been experiencing would’ve been horrendous, yet he remained a Darling of a Doberman!! Surgery was a long three hours, and the exudates were sent to pathology to ensure Bernie doesn’t have any additional troublesome diagnoses. It would only have been a short matter of time until the abcess(es) would have indeed caused sepsis leading to Bernie’s death, so surgery was needed ASAP. And now it’s time for US to step up and support DRNV and Bernie. DRNV is funded fully by donations. No donation is ever too small so please, won’t you make a tax deductible gift in whatever amount you can manage?  Sure you will!! You can send your gift via USPS mail or Paypal - and if your account allows, then use the ‘family and friends’ tab. This will keep your donation Fee Free. SND is alive because of your continued generosity and we are so very grateful to you! Thank you in advance from SND, DRNV and, of course, Bernie!! Want to see another shot of our new Poster Gent? Head over to http://www.doberman911.org !! Thank you so much!! Beth McCahren, SND Case Manager and Bernie fan!!


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Jeffrey!

 

July, 2017:  Meet Jeffrey! This 2-year-old is one of so many dogs who fall through the cracks and are lost (read:  destroyed). His case is not startling and I have come to you often to speak for dogs in his situation. He is heartworm positive and homeless. He was turned into Animal Control in a Texas city by a college student - supposedly a stray she wasn’t permitted to keep in her dorm room. Animal Control slated him to be destroyed, hopefully in a humane way... This may be true, all of it. None of that matters now… what matters now is that the RescueAngels of San Antonio Doberman Advocacy and Rescue saved him. Of course, to finish saving his life those pesky and always painfully fatal heartworms must be addressed. We all know SADAR will heal him - probably he will go on to be the adored Dober-boy of some Texas home, but there is always a cost. Please consider joining SADAR and SND in yet another heartworm fight. You may begin helping to cure Jeffrey by clicking the PayPal button to the right, opting to send money to "Family and Friends" will mean even more goes to the cause. You may also mail one in. Please remember no amount of help is ever too small and every penny will go to the dogs! As always, we at SND (and every rescue everywhere) deeply appreciate your continued support of our SNDobies!!! Wanna see another shot of our new Poster Dude?? Head over to http://www.doberman911.org !! Thank you!!! Carol Belknap, Jeffrey’s SND Case Manager.


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Willow!

 

UPDATE June 30, 2017Miss Willow has had her surgeries and is already walking and getting stronger every day - THANKS to all of you who cared to send your very best!!  So very appreciated by UDR, Willow and all of us at SND!!  Live long and prosper Miss Willow!!
May, 2017
:   Kind, gentle Willow is 6 years old and unwanted. No one is sure why, she is the perfect dog… unless it’s because she needs expensive surgery that will slow her down for quite a while. Willow has 2 (YES, TWO!!) torn ACL's and requires TPLO surgery on both. I can’t even tell you how long she has badly needed this surgery as we wouldn’t even know about her except for one lucky event, no one wanted her anymore. Willow and a companion were surrendered to a shelter to be executed.  The shelter promptly called the Rescue Angels at United Doberman Rescue. Get this... these two beautiful Dobes were dumped because their "person" was going on vacation, could not find anyone to care for them and so he wanted them both gone.  The shelter asked if they could adopt them out and he replied that he thought it would be best to kill them as he was afraid they would end up in someone’s hands that would hurt them” -- REALLY???? We wish this coward the vacation he deserves - you know the one... the one from HELL! As so often happens, abandonment was salvation. Doberman #2 (he had a dump-number, but hey!! HE'S a noble DOBERMAN!!) was placed quickly, having the same wonderful temperament - but poor Willow needs our help before she can think of finding her forever home too. She is such a loving dog, she lets the little puppy fosters crawl all over her and treats them just like their momma would. She is perfect in every way—except for her knees! The prognosis is a 90% chance of full recovery and a happy life, doing both knees at once. Right now, she is on amazing, but expensive, Galliprant for pain while we fundraise for her oh-so costly surgery. So… United Doberman Rescue came to SND and we have joined them in this very worthy cause. Please, please help to be someone who takes her pain away forever! She needs you so badly right now! You may begin helping sweet Willow by clicking on the PayPal button to the right, designating it to friends and family if your account allows so that every penny gets to Willow. You may also mail one in. This Dober-girl needs help so badly and so quickly! Remember every penny goes right to her surgery fund and NO amount is ever too small. I appreciate your continued support of our SNDobies!! Head over to http://www.doberman911.org for another picture of this Fawn Queen!! Thank you so much!! Carol Belknap, SND case manager and fund contributor!!!


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Cassie!

 

May, 2017:   Here is fair warning - Cassie's story is going to stay with you for years to come. Sometime the past month, this dear, beautiful dog found herself in a busy California shelter. She looked to be about 9 years old and had several mammary masses that were bleeding and very angry. In spite of the wretched discomfort she was probably in, Cassie impressed the shelter staff so much with her gentle, sweet personalty that they went searching for a rescue that would take her. Given the number of discarded like garbage pets the shelters deal with day in and day out, you know knocking on rescue's door must be difficult - this speaks to the impression this DobeLady made... The RescueAngels at Dobes and Little Paws Rescue were happy to oblige, and Cassie was off to get her veterinary workup - something she probably have never had.  On examination, Cassie was observed to have several bleeding nipples due to her mammary masses - an obvious red flag of more ominous trouble. She had surgery to remove the complete mammary chains bilaterally and was spayed. Bad news came with the return of the pathology report. Cassie has mammary cancer. Dobe and Little Paws contacted SND to seek funds to assist them paying for Cassie's surgery, and we are honored to help this dear, sweet angel. No one knows how much time dear Cassie has left, but we are determined that Cassie will live out her time with love and comfort. Dobe and Little Paws has a wonderful hospice foster lined up who is already in love with this dear, wonderful girl.  Because of your donations, rescues such as Dobes and Little Paws can help dogs like Cassie get treatment they need to keep them pain free and comfortable. Please consider helping by donating to Cassie's case. Every cent goes to help this dear girl, and you will know that you helped yet another beautiful Doberman from a very uncertain future. You can begin helping Miss Cassie now by clicking on the PayPal button to the right. Make it a gift and help even more if your PayPal account allows! You may also mail one in. As always, we appreciate your support!! of our SNDobies! Thank you! Les-Michell-Young, Case Manager for dear Cassie.


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Cedar!

 

UPDATE May 30, 2017Miss Cedar has had her surgery and it became obvious that the fracture was older than apparent in the pre-op s-xrays - Of course a more complicated surgery has added additional expense too.  This is her update from her loving caregivers: "Cedar had surgery on her leg on Saturday [May 27]. The vet found the break to be older than we thought, so surgery was somewhat more complicated than expected. After care and physical therapy will be bit more then we expected. HOWEVER, Cedar has yet another Animal Care Staff member who is helping her. Lisa, since day one, has been Cedar's loving caregiver. Cedar stays on a blanket near Lisa's desk during work days and goes home with her at night and on weekends. Lisa has the experience and commitment to see Cedar through her recovery time. Watch for future update and please donate to her surgery expenses."  Please continue your support for Miss Cedar!!  THANK YOU!!
May, 2017
:   This breathtaking (likely around 4 mounths old) puppy is now known as Cedar.  We don't know her prior name - or even if she had one - because she was found, apparently abandoned, by a cowardly "owner" in a park in Mendocino County in California.  Of course, we call that cowardly at best and we can think of much worse because this person never bothered to seek out this waif... A caring person found this DobeGirlie and brought her to Mendocino Animal Services. Sage, the shelter manager, took one look at this beautiful baby and immediately detected a problem with Cedar's left front leg. Off to the shelter's caring veterinarian, who x-rayed Cedar's leg and discovered a very nasty fracture of the distal humerus (the long bone in the foreleg - see below). Cedar was in immediate need of pain meds and surgery - an immediate and less costly alternative was amputation - but who could subject a 4 month old puppy to that if that could be avoided??  Not her RescueAngel Sage!  Cedar's surgery is estimated to be well over $2000.00, so rather than have this dear baby wait, Sage paid the deposit for the operation out of her own money and contacted Special Needs Dobermans. Cedar's prognosis is excellent and we soon hope to hear when she is running and playing.  We can't in all consciousness let Sage bear the personal brunt for this - she, like all of us, have our own financial obligations - Sage obviously and unhesitatingly put Cedar's outcome first.  Sage is the perfect example of what a compassionate and discerning shelter manager should be. Please consider making a generous contribution to SND on little Cedar's behalf. Every nickel counts, and when you look at this dear baby's face you're going to send lots and lots of nickles to mend Cedar's leg, aren't you?? You may begin helping Miss Cedar by clicking on the PayPal button to the right, make it a gift to your friends if your account allows and Cedar will benefit even more. You may also mail one in. Anything and everything helps, so please don’t hesitate to give! Need a bigger treat of this lovely lady?  Head over to http://www.doberman911.org.Thank you for your continued support!! Because of you, countless Dobes are living happy, charmed lives.  Leslie Michell-Young, Cedar's Case Manager and Great Admirer!!


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Ireland!

 

UPDATE May 24, 2017Miss Ireland has come through her surgery very well and once her pain subsides, she will begin learning how to walk on three legs instead of dragging the unusable arm along - she'll also learn what a pain-free happy life can mean - THANK YOU to all of you who supported her and to her RescueAngel Diane for saving her life!!  She could still use a little help from her friends with her expenses, so keep your donations and well wishes coming!  THANK YOU!!
May, 2017
Miss Ireland's amputation surgery is scheduled for May 24th!  Please continue to support this beautiful DobeLady with your donations and good thoughts!! One hurdle down and one to go!!
April, 2017
Miss Ireland is working on getting the full Luck o' The Irish - but she's hit another snag on the way.  She is now facing TWO surgeries - the first will address mammary tumors which should be excised immediately!  X-rays show her lungs are clear so she's safe from metastases there!  Finally, good news wrapped in a scare!  These must be taken care of ASAP before she can be considered fit for the amputation planned.  This means two surgeries and two times the expense as you can guess - please, please, please... help us help DRR save this DobeLady!!  Send her your best thoughts and $$ if you are able!!  Thanks!!
March, 2017
:  Poor little Ireland is only 2 years old and she already has little reason to like humans. She was abandoned by her “family” and was not found for WEEKS after they moved away. At some point, before or after they left her, she was badly injured. No one but she knows how or when. She was found by animal control on March 16th, emaciated and in pain - and because her condition was so grave, they planned to euthanize her—unless rescue would take her. So, on the 17th and in the nick of time, RescueAngel Diane of Dobie Ranch Rescue saved her and she is now in her loving arms and care. Her left front paw was completely crushed and her right rear leg is also injured. Unfortunately, her paw is clearly beyond saving so she faces amputation. As soon as she is strong enough for surgery, she will begin the road back to wellness. After losing her leg, fixing her other leg and a spay, this cutie will be ready for a home that won’t move and not tell her they’re going!! Please consider joining Dobie Ranch Rescue and SND to get this Dober-girlie back on most of her feet! Amputation is major surgery and post-op care is not inexpensive so PLEASE help!! You may begin helping Ireland by clicking on the PayPal button to the right, make it a gift to your friend if your account allows and Ireland will benefit even more. You may also mail one in. Anything and everything helps, so please don’t hesitate to give! When Miss Ireland is ready for surgery, we will give you an update and show you how she's progressed and ask for your help again! All of us here at SND are eternally grateful for your continued support of our darling SNDobies!! Thank you!! Carol Belknap, Ireland’s Case Manager.


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Sweet Georgia Brown!

 

May, 2017: Sweet Georgia Brown is yet another DobeLady who was thrown away like trash. Picked up on the streets and taken to an animal shelter, the RescueAngels of Dobies and Little Paws Rescue, located in southern California, had to wait until her stray hold was up until they could get her the medical attention she so desperately needed. You see, she had a gigantic cancerous-looking mammary tumor that was so massive it had actually ruptured, so it had obviously been growing for a very long time! The odor of the drainage was atrocious as you could imagine. Bad enough for her caretakers but can you imagine what this DobeLady must have been experiencing? Her RescueAngels were quite heartbroken when they saw the terrible condition she was in. At approximately 5 years of age, Sweet Georgia was most likely used as a breeding machine before being tossed aside. She has had her surgery and as you can guess, the cost of her procedure and aftercare was quite costly. Her lung x-rays were clear and her surgeon was pleased at the encapsulated appearance of her tumor and now we all have our paws crossed for good pathology news. DALPR have recently taken in several Dobes with complicated medical conditions and have come to SND for whatever assistance we can offer toward Sweet Georgia Brown’s veterinary costs. The rescues truly need our help to continue their mission of not only saving Dobes, but restoring them to health as well. Don’t forget that your gift is tax deductible, NO amount is ever too small and donating is easy! You are welcome to mail your donation in or use PayPal (if using PayPal, please click on ‘send money’ and then ‘family and friends’ to keep your donation ‘fee free’ and insuring every cent goes to SND). Thank you so much for your continued support of the rescues SND is committed to helping, we couldn’t do what we do without you! Beth McCahren, Case Manager for Sweet Georgia Brown.


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Si !

 

June 30 , 2017:  Dear Si had his really complicated surgery and is recovering beautifully though that will be long and hard for a while!  Lucky for Si, he's had a wonderful stroke of luck and love...  Thanks to ALL involved in seeing to this marvelous Dude... GDR, his Fosters and of course, his donors!!  THANK YOU!!  Have a happy and well-deserved life dear one!! Hip, Hip Hooooooray!!
March, 2017
:  I'd still call Si a baby at 1 year and 2 months, wouldn’t you? Still silly, goofy and all legs - at least on 3 good ones!  April 4th of LAST year, YES 2016, Si’s "owner" ran him over with a car. Let’s see, he would have been, what, just past weaned??? So, the guy runs him over, but, to give him credit, he did take him to a vet. That’s all the credit he deserves though since he did NO aftercare. He took the cast off way too soon and didn’t restrict activity at all. As a result, Si’s leg healed in a very deformed manner - the two inset pix below show his foreleg askew in what is his elbow and wrist - YES, his FOREarm - and the x-ray shows the extent of the deformities at the torqued elbow and bowed radius and ulna. His Poster Boy picture shows what the damage looks like in a whole-front shot.  When this miserable excuse for an 'owner' was told Si now needed surgery to correct the further damage he had caused by running him over in the first place, he decided to euthanize him. But no costly needle while they were still at the vet’s office, no, instead he took him home in order to shoot him. A horrified good Samaritan stepped in and saved Si… but eventually realized he couldn’t afford the corrective surgery required. Thankfully, he signed this poor little guy over to Georgia Doberman Rescue. Shelley and the GDR RescueAngels there are determined to get this little dude some surgery—and SND has joined them in their mission. Si is too young to have suffered so much at the hands of stupid, uncaring people, please consider helping him in any way you can. His corrective surgery will not be cheap, but it is his only chance short of outright amputation. You may begin helping Si  save his quality of his life AND his limb by clicking on the PayPal button to the right - If you're using PayPal and your account allows, please click on ‘Send Money’ and then ‘family and friends’ to keep your donation fee free and insure your entire gift goes to dear Si - or can just mail one in. No amount is ever too small to help Si! He’s grateful for anything! As always, I would like to thank you for your dedication to our SNDobies! Thank you!! Can't do without seeing Si's whole beautiful self?  Visit our newest Cover Dude here http://www.doberman911.org. Carol Belknap, Si’s Case Manager and fan.

    


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Hannah!

 

May, 2017: Anyone who has been around Dobermans - even briefly - can immediately tell Hannah is an extraordinarily beautiful girl. Unfortunately, they can also tell dear Hannah, estimated to be only 4 years old, has been used as a breeding slave - having litter after litter until she was of no more use to her tormentors. Hannah was then dumped like trash in the already HOT Nevada desert without water, food or ceremony.  She likely wandered for at least several days when an Animal Control Officer picked her up, which, as it so happens, is perhaps the most fortuitous turn of events to come Hannah's way for a very long time. This compassionate ACO contacted the Getters, both RescueAngels from Doberman Rescue of Nevada, and Hannah won the canine lottery. John discovered two things about his new rescue immediately - one, Hannah was dumped in the desert from a completely different area of the country. Poor girl was covered in ticks, and ticks are not found in the deserts of Nevada. Secondly, Hannah has at least two troubling mammary tumors; her nipples hang down 2"-3" indicating either she had a recent litter or ominous medical issues. The first thing Hannah did was visit DRNV's capable veterinarian, who poked, prodded and filmed Hannah's chest - and again, Hannah's lucky number came up - her chest is clear! The plan now is for Hannah to have surgery after she partakes in some quality groceries and settles into a loving foster home. Hannah is so lucky; one does not even want to entertain what would have happened to this trusting, sweet and beautiful creature. Heartlessness is everywhere in this world, and knowing Hannah is safe and is loved is a reward all of us can celebrate. The DRNV RescueAngels devote their lives to making the world a better place for Dobermans - and in turn - for all of us. They cannot do this without considerable expense and have entrusted SND and you to help financially. Please tell everyone you know about DRNV and the important work they do. Every donation and share of information makes a huge difference. Make the world a better place by making a donation of ANY amount toward Hannah's care. Your tax deductible gift can be made using the PayPal on the right - If you're using PayPal and your account allows, please click on ‘Send Money’ and then ‘family and friends’ to keep your donation fee free and assure your entire gift goes to Miss Hannah, or you can just mail one in. Thank you. Can't do without seeing another shot of Miss Hannah?  Visit our newest Cover Girl here http://www.doberman911.org. Les Michell-Young, Hannah’s Case Manager.


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Patton!

 

May, 2017:   Patton was a stray picked up by a South Carolina shelter. At 2-3 years old, he already tested positive for the dread heartworm (surprised?). Of course, that didn’t stop Doberman Underground from gathering him into their loving arms. Poor Patton was horribly emaciated, unneutered and heartworm positive - another day at the office for these dedicated saviors. However, although he is so young, his heartworm staging showed him to be stage 3, with a severe, continued cough. This requires a long, slow process to try to save him. Doberman Underground has brought him to Ohio and begun his extended journey to health—assuming it is not already too late! He has gained weight already and that’s a good sign! Doberman Underground has asked SND to help in this healing and we, in turn, are asking the Doberman community to also care about this poor boy. None of his life can have been good, but the rest can be great—with your help. You can begin helping Patton by clicking on the PayPal button to the right, and giving to your Doberman Friends and Family! No amount is EVER too small to help our noble General Patton on his long road back. Begin helping Patton now by clicking on the PayPal button to the right. As we’re all friends and family here, make it a gift and help even more if your PayPal account allows! You may also mail one in. As always, we appreciate your support of our SNDobies! Thank you! Carol Belknap, The General's Aide and Case Manager.


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Sky!

 

March, 2017:  Who doesn’t like to gaze upon a beautiful blue Sky?? Meet SND’s newest alumna to date, our very own beautiful Blue Sky! She was turned into the Angels at San Antonio Doberman Advocacy & Rescue by someone who said they’d found her as a stray a YEAR ago and then, after all of that time, relinquished her. Was she ever really a stray or was she just dumped? We’ll never know. But what we do know about Sky, is that she is heartworm positive. Luck actually befell this sweetheart when the RescueAngels of SADAR took her under their loving wings - otherwise, the heartworms definitely would have killed her. The SADAR angels will never abandon Sky but will be sure that she receives the truly life saving but very costly treatment that she needs in order to be rid of the heartworms and be well again. Only then can she move on to find her true forever home. Rescues take in so many Dobes with medical needs that stretch their funds to the limit, and SADAR is no different.  Therefore they’ve come to SND for assistance in paying for Sky’s treatment. Please look at beautiful Sky and then make a donation of ANY amount toward her heartworm treatment. Your tax free gift can be made by mail or PayPal if using PayPal and your account allows, please click on ‘Send Money’ and then ‘family and friends’ to keep your donation fee free and assure your entire gift goes to Sky), or you can just mail one in. Only through your generosity is SND able to help the rescues so that they can continue to save the never ending flood of Dobes in need. Thank you one and all who help support us! Can't do without seeing another bright Blue Sky?  Visit our newest Cover Girl here http://www.doberman911.org. Beth McCahren, Case Manager for Miss Sky!!


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Ireland!

 

April, 2017Miss Ireland is working on getting the full Luck o' The Irish - but she's hit another snag on the way.  She is now facing TWO surgeries - the first will address mammary tumors which should be excised immediately!  X-rays show her lungs are clear so she's safe from metastases there!  Finally, good news wrapped in a scare!  These must be taken care of ASAP before she can be considered fit for the amputation planned.  This means two surgeries and two times the expense as you can guess - please, please, please... help us help DRR save this DobeLady!!  Send her your best thoughts and $$ if you are able!!  Thanks!!
March, 2017
:  Poor little Ireland is only 2 years old and she already has little reason to like humans. She was abandoned by her “family” and was not found for WEEKS after they moved away. At some point, before or after they left her, she was badly injured. No one but she knows how or when. She was found by animal control on March 16th, emaciated and in pain - and because her condition was so grave, they planned to euthanize her—unless rescue would take her. So, on the 17th and in the nick of time, RescueAngel Diane of Dobie Ranch Rescue saved her and she is now in her loving arms and care. Her left front paw was completely crushed and her right rear leg is also injured. Unfortunately, her paw is clearly beyond saving so she faces amputation. As soon as she is strong enough for surgery, she will begin the road back to wellness. After losing her leg, fixing her other leg and a spay, this cutie will be ready for a home that won’t move and not tell her they’re going!! Please consider joining Dobie Ranch Rescue and SND to get this Dober-girlie back on most of her feet! Amputation is major surgery and post-op care is not inexpensive so PLEASE help!! You may begin helping Ireland by clicking on the PayPal button to the right, make it a gift to your friend if your account allows and Ireland will benefit even more. You may also mail one in. Anything and everything helps, so please don’t hesitate to give! When Miss Ireland is ready for surgery, we will give you an update and show you how she's progressed and ask for your help again! All of us here at SND are eternally grateful for your continued support of our darling SNDobies!! Thank you!! Carol Belknap, Ireland’s Case Manager.


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Lala!

 

March, 2017:  This sweet young DobeMiss is Lala. Her name is reminiscent of and it is not only lovely but apropos also - as Clapton said...” What do you do when you get lonely and nobody’s waiting by your side?” This sweetie hasn’t had anyone on her side for most of her short life. Most likely her life has been lonely since she left her brothers and sisters behind. Her family, and I use the term loosely, evidently never cared about her—or even looked at her, poor baby. No one knows what happened to her - only that it was at least last October. Perhaps it has been longer.  That's an estimate given by the vets who are fixing her up, getting her ready for life without loneliness. She was brought to the attention of animal control officers who ordered the owners to get her medical attention. This poor girl was in such painful shape, the neighbors tried to get her help. I know, I know… any of us would have done more, but we’re Dober-nuts. After multiple chances to comply, which were completely ignored, Lala was seized by animal control. Once she was finally released to rescue even more painful time had gone by—but all is well now. Lala is in the loving arms of RescueAngels in California. What had started out as a fracture of the right femoral neck had been left untreated for far too long. Now her best option is surgery to remove the head of the femur, allowing her body to form a soft tissue joint. Her prognosis is good. Following her surgery, she will need several months of healing but should have a normal, happy life. Layla is an amazing Dobe!   Not only does her face melt your heart, she has a disposition to match. She is dog and cat social and simply loves people. She is going to be the perfect girl for someone who can treasure her, as she deserves. Let’s show her all humans aren’t unspeakable wastes of oxygen! Please join the RA's and SND in helping this angel have a good life with people who will love her forever. You may begin helping Lala by clicking on the PayPal button to the right, declaring it a gift to friends and family if your account allows makes it help even more! You may also mail one in. No amount is ever too small, it’s all love and it’s all good! As always, we at SND appreciate your support of our (yes... they're yours too :)) SNDobies!!! Thank you!!!!!  Carol Belknap, Lovely Lala’s Case Manager.


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Oliver!

 

March, 2017:   When Oliver was 2 years old, his owner committed suicide. The mother of his child tried to keep Oliver but found nothing but breed discrimination. She had to leave the first rental because of Oliver.  At the second rental, the landlord took her money and then stipulated NO Doberman. Her Dalmatian was just fine, just no big, bad Doberman. At this point the young mother was very emotional about Oliver and struggling to deal with an 18-month-old child who can’t walk. She made the right decision and drove for 2 hours to get him to the Angels at Dobie Rescue of North Florida. This was a blessing in disguise for Oliver. When they met him, they realized he was an obvious cryptorchid. Further testing showed his vWd test at factor 25. Not good… but they arranged for frozen plasma and went ahead with his neuter. No plasma was needed, it turns out he is a carrier rather than a bleeder! After a very long day’s wait, Oliver’s special Angel, Judy was finally notified he came through just fine! He does have quite the Frankenstein look going right now. The poor boy’s undescended testicle was 6-8” up from his scrotum so it’s a long incision! Oliver was the class clown for the hospital staff during his stay. They say he is delightful - very good and friendly and exceptionally well behaved in his crate. It didn’t bother the staff at all when the doctor didn’t clear him for release until today! Now Judy can take him home and get him ready for another chance at life, one he richly deserves! Please join Dobie Rescue Tally and SND in the struggle to cover the medical bills he has accrued. You may begin helping Oliver by clicking on the PayPal button to the right. As we’re all friends and family here, make it a gift and help even more if your PayPal account allows! You may also mail one in. There is never a gift too small to help! And as always, we sincerely appreciate your support of our SNDobies! Thank you! Carol Belknap, Oliver’s case manager.


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Jagger!

 

March, 2017:   The handsome Gent your eyes are feasting upon is Jagger, a former ‘garage dog’! Yes!! This sweet, approximately 9 year old boy, lived in a cold, dank, automotive garage. And, when he was no longer useful to the good for less than nothing undeserving owner, Jagger was abandoned for 3 days without food or water. This was more than his already unhealthy, aged body could handle and caused Jagger to become immobile, which on a cold cement floor caused him unbearable pain. When a good Samaritan found Jagger, he was lying in his own excrement. The worried good Samaritan took Jagger to a veterinarian but soon realized Jag’s medical bills were more than he could afford. He continued to be Jagger’s guardian angel by calling Doberman Pinscher Rescue of Pennsylvania for help. The RescueAngels of DPRPA took Jagger under their wings to literally save his life. Upon his first visit to DPRPA’s vet, he was found to be severely underweight, starved actually, weighing only 62 lbs! He also has severe arthritis, especially in his spine, which causes him excruciating pain upon movement, and with the wrong move, Jagger could actually be paralyzed. As if this wasn’t enough on his senior body, Jagger was recently diagnosed with the dreaded killer, DCM. Jagger is now on medication for his DCM, arthritis and pain. He’s now a hospice boy and is in loving hands in the home of his foster parents. Jagger required costly testing for diagnoses and treatment, and DPRPA has come to SND for assistance in covering these unexpected medical bills. We at SND and on the café know how expensive it is to care for the all too many thrown-away Dobes that the rescues step up to save, so if you could, would you please donate toward Jagger’s care? NO amount is ever too small as every penny adds up, and every cent always benefits the Dobes. You are welcome to mail your donation or use PayPal (if using PayPal and your account allows, please click on ‘send money’ and then ‘family and friends’ to keep your donation fee free). Your donations are always tax-deductible and as always, we appreciate your support of the SND Dobes and rescues!  If you want an even closer look at this so sweet DobeGent, please take a look at our latest Poster GQ Dude here:  http://www.doberman911.org/. Beth McCahren, Case Manager for Mr. Jagger.


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Zero!

 

March, 2017:  This stunning creature is Zero, a magnificent Doberman who was owned, cared for and trained by his family - but he suddenly found himself in a shelter. Thank the stars for California's Dobies and Little Paws Rescue who discovered Zero and immediately took him under their angel wings. Zero's rescuers learned that his former 'family' (term used loosely) didn't want to pay for surgery that would certainly save Zero's life. Apparently, these Neanderthals either were not aware or were in denial regarding the propensity for albinoid Dobermans to develop melanomas, which are malignant growths on the skin. Those of us who are fair skinned and grew up near the water are acutely aware of the dangers of overexposure to the sun. Poor Zero has dozens of small growths on his body - the excellent news is that his lungs are clear and he's a great candidate for surgery. The surgery will be expensive, however, because two surgeons will be used, to get as many of the growths as possible and to reduce the time under anesthesia. Zero is a beautiful boy, and after his surgery it's a given that he'll be adopted very soon after his recovery. Please consider donating to SND so Zero can have his surgery and not break the bank at DALPR. Dobies and Little Paws have had several recent cases which have been very expensive, and they cannot continue to help Dobes without your help! Every penny counts, and Zero, Dobies and Little Paws and I thank you. Please look at this sweet boy and donate to help us help this rescue. You can make a tax deductible donation by using the PayPal button on the right or mailing one in. As always, every penny will go towards Zero's surgeries - we've learned that he has had the growths removed and he did marvelously!! If you want an even closer look at this so sweet DobeDude, please take a look at our latest Poster DUDE here:  http://www.doberman911.org/. Leslie Michell-Young, Case Manager for Zero.


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Nala!

February, 2017:  Say hello and then a very sad goodbye to a beautiful Senior DobeLady... Nala.  Dumped at a shelter as an "over the counter" stray - likely by the same detritus that owned her in order to avoid paying a surrender fee.  Nala had a walnut-sized growth under her chin and a canteloupe-sized mammary mass that dragged the ground.  Beautifully cropped and docked, a sweet as honey Lady - she was on medical hold and would have been served at the Blue Cocktail Bar had not the RescueAngels from Doberman Rescue of Nevada taken her under their wings and to their vet - hoping that all of the signs of trouble would just be able to be resolved with surgeries.  They wanted to give her the life she deserved, one of love and caring and they had begun to do that.  Once her exam and then surgery began, it was quickly determined that Nala could not survive a very aggressive cancer which had already metastasized to her lungs and other organs.  As she was under anesthesia already, the VERY heartbreaking decision was made to take away the pain she would endure in a fight she could not win and make it their own.  DRNV knew this possibility was real but they gave her the chance to overcome... and then they let her go with dignity having known at least two days of love and a bully stick - that's Nala with one of the greatest gifts she enjoyed at the end of her life.  Thank you DRNV from the bottom of our hearts.  Please help us help DRNV recover from her loss and the financial burden that was a part of the effort to save her.  You can mail your donation or click on the Paypal button to the right (if using Paypal, please use the 'Send Money' link in your account and use the 'friends and family' tab if your account allows to your gift fee free!) Remember, NO amount is ever too small, and 100% goes entirely to the Nala Fund. SND and DRNV are very grateful for your support.  Thank you from the SND Case Management Team.


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Conejo!

 

February, 2017  The return of Mr. Rabbit!! Oh no!!! Refresh your memory of this charming Dude from October of last year and then feel the terror of an emergency bloat... again.  Yes, Senor Conejo's stomach was tacked with his first bloat emergency but the tacking only prevents torsion - torsion is a killer more often than not but bloating can still be a fatal problem.  Fortunately, the symptoms were recognized early and off to an emergency gastrotomy DLPR Angels went - no question as to whether he was worth it or not - they ALL are in the eyes of these DobeAngels!  DLPR has been hit mighty hard with expensive medical cases - in large part because they handle so many Dobermans at all times - Southern CA is a real pit of Dobermans finding themselves dumped or worse... what's worse? Languishing until the blue cocktail bar opens.  PLEASE help DLPR and SND help these ones, the helpless without your support!  THANK YOU!! 
October, 2016
:  There is a sweet and funny red Dober Guy at Dobies and Little Paws Rescue in California that is looking for his forever home. His name is Conejo and he has been in rescue for a year - but there is a little problem preventing him from realizing his DobePotential! Unfortunately he bloated around last Saturday night, the 22nd. Of course, seems like these emergencies always happen on a weekend when regular vets are closed! So he had to be taken to an emergency clinic. He had a large midsection and excessive drooling along with unproductive vomiting, and it quickly (fortunately for him) determined that this was obviously bloat. It's a good thing Colleen knew what to look for indeed! Conejo was rescued from the Stockton Animal Shelter in Stockton June 2014. He came with his name, although he had been a stray, they think the shelter named him Conejo - that's Spanish for Rabbit - perhaps he was being a Silly Rabbit?? He has a great spirit and always brings smiles to everyone's faces with all of his antics and obvious joy with everyone he encounters. He is thought to be six years old and is still young enough to have a chance at a great life with a forever family. Due to the fact that Conejo had to be taken to the ER the cost for the bloat surgery is very expensive for our RescueAngels at Dobies and Little Paws who have experienced more than a few costly illness's and emergencies of late. They could certainly use our help to pay for Conejo's vet bill! Please look at this sweet boy and donate to help us help this rescue. You can make a tax deductible donation by using the PayPal button on the right or mailing one in. As always, every penny will go to this Silly Rabbit - I mean Conejo - that does sound a bit more dignified, doesn't it? Thank you ahead of time. We appreciate any amount you can donate. If you want an even closer look at this so sweet Dobe, please take a look at our latest Poster DUDE here:  http://www.doberman911.org/. Nancy Harwood, Case Manager for Conejo.


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Milo!

 

UPDATE:   Day 7 post-surgery and tons of loving care... Dear Milo has progressed well enough to be discharged on Thursday, February 23!!  Our littlest darling is not out of the woods by any means and he has a long way to go before resuming the happy life and loving care he always deserved.  THANKS to ALL of you who have helped make Saving Milo a success so far!  He will need your help a while longer as he enters an arduous rehab program once he gets to Albuquerque.  Doberman Rescue of New Mexico... THANK YOU for stepping up for this DUDE!! YAAAAAAY Milo!!  Please take a look of his new poster shots at http://www.doberman911.org - one picture in the arms of one of his Nurse Angels - whose tat reads "I Love You" - YES Milo, you are loved!! 
February, 2017
:   This precious 3 1/2 month old baby is Milo, and already in his young life, he has a horrifying tale to tell. Milo was left in some type of business or shop (junkyard, maybe...?) and was assaulted and very nearly killed by the four resident - and intact - pit bulls. Beyond this being breathtakingly stupid on the part of his 'owner,' one has to wonder what the extent of neglect the unfortunate pit bulls are facing... a second grader would know better... Milo has two serious leg fractures - both femurs, right near the pelvis. Thankfully, someone got Milo to the emergency vet and was able to talk Milo's 'owner' into paying for his x-rays and consult. After dishing out the money for the visit, Milo's neanderthal owner stated he was done and walked away from this dear baby. Let's hope this Prince Charming doesn't or hasn't as yet reproduced himself. Dear Milo is now in the care of Trish of Doberman Rescue of New Mexico who stepped up to claim Milo after the compassionate vet reached out to rescues. We're told that Milo has an excellent chance of a full and complete recovery, and he's already had plates put on his fractures - before and after pix below tell the story. He's going to require a whole truckload of veterinary care, but he's well on his way. Please make a donation to SND and be a part of Milo's victory. Every cent counts and with every email, social media post and word of mouth, Milo will win. Thank you for your generous hearts - Milo sends many kisses.  NO amount is ever too small! You can mail a check or click on the PayPal button to the right. (If using PayPal, please click on ‘Send Money’ and then the ‘family and friends’ tab to keep your donation Fee Free if your account allows!) The Dobermans we are able to help because of YOU and your continued support thank you too!! If you want an even closer look at this so sweet DobeKid, please take a look at our latest Poster DUDE here:  http://www.doberman911.org/. We'll replace his broken pelvis picture with one of him recovering as soon as we can! Les Michell-Young, Case Manager and Milo's Friend.

     


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Maribeth!

 

February, 2017 :  Sweet, little Maribeth is only 2 years old. She was picked up as a stray by a small-town animal control. Lucky for her, she was rescued by San Antonio Doberman Advocacy & Rescue. She was safe as soon as Margo and the SADAR RescueAngels got their loving hands on her! She was extremely thin and covered with bite marks. Just a poor scared baby… little and very weak. Shame on whoever created her, only to do that to her. It has taken 5 long weeks to get her spayed and strong enough for treatment for… drumroll please… her heartworm treatment to begin. Surprised? Given the life she came from, who would be? She has had to fight to live, she’s ready and willing to keep fighting but she can’t fight that damned worm alone. She’s a little girl but can, and will, put any dog in their place! Her days of being the underdog are over and, with your help, she can be the queen-bitch of some happy home for the rest of her days! Please join SADAR and SND once again in “that war of the heart.” You may begin to help Maribeth by clicking on the PayPal button to the right. Declaring it a gift to your Doberman “family” helps even more if your PayPal account allows! You may also mail one in. No amount is too small in this war on the worm! And, as always, your continued support of these very special SNDobies is appreciated more than you can ever know. Thank you!!! Carol Belknap, Case Manager for tough, little Maribeth.


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Dee Dee!

 

February, 2017 :   Say hello to SND’s newest member! Darling Dee Dee is a two year young Dobergirl who just loves people! She also loves walks, hikes and frisbee throwing. So how does a great Doberman like this find herself dumped in a Texas shelter? The answer to that will remain unknown, but one thing we do know is Dee Dee is heartworm positive - certainly a testament to the kind of care she's had in her young life. Heart worm infestation is, without exception, always fatal and has an agonizing ending if not treated swiftly and properly. Luckily for Dee Dee, the RescueAngels of San Antonio Doberman Advocacy and Rescue have taken her under their wings and are going to provide the necessary treatment to rid Dee Dee’s heart of the deadly worms. Heartworm infestation is easily preventable but costly and time consuming to cure, not to mention the treatment is quite unpleasant for the victim. Let us band together to support SADAR in their journey to bringing Dee Dee back to health so she can continue loving life with a Forever Family that will cherish her! Your donation is tax deductible and it’s so easy to do. You can mail it or just click on the PayPal button to the right (tagging it as a friends and family gift if able). As always, we are very grateful for your continued support of all of the SNDobes and the rescues who save them. Beth McCahren, Case Manager for DeeDee.


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Golondrina!

January, 2017 : We all cheered last June when it looked like this beautiful girl would regain her mobility.  Sadly, her early improvements were fairly short-lived.  Over the course of a few months, she struggled more and more to get up and she was moved to DALP's sanctuary so she could be an indoor dog, stay warm and get some more one on one attention. Everything was tried to get her mobile again including steroids, laser treatments, physical therapy, and water therapy. Nothing worked. X-rays revealed no broken bones, slipped discs, or any other cause for the paralysis in her back legs so it is presumed that she has nerve damage or a neurological disorder. She now has a wheelchair that fits her nicely but her long limbs get in the way and either drag or throw her off balance when they are pinned back in the chair. With her quality of life going downhill, we knew that the best option was a double amputation of those legs... These RescueAngels have done more than they can afford already and are asking for all of us to please HELP with the new surgery expense that will give this dear girl a better and happier life.  At first blush, this may seem an extreme solution but we have had other VERY successful cases where these Dobermans go on to very happy, unfettered lives and adapt very well.  Won't you please dig deep once again and help us bring this beautiful swallow back to the happy life she deserves? If you want an even closer look a lovely swallow, Miss Golondrina, please take a look at our latest Poster Girl here:  http://www.doberman911.org/. THANK YOU from Miss Golondrina's Angels at DALP and we here at SND too!!
 

June, 2016
: We are always amazed that someone could have a beautiful creature in their lives, give them a name that is breathtaking and demonstrates love... and then dump them at a city pound. Golondrina means swallow in Spanish; the birds that return to Capistrano in the Spring to delight all creatures. When beautiful Golondrina suddenly went down and couldn't walk, her owners waited 2-3 weeks and then unceremoniously dumped her at the Bakersfield CA pound, telling the intake workers she was about 2 years old. As awful as this was, Golondrina was soon discovered by the angels of Doberman Pinscher Rescue in Fillmore, CA and our spring swallow was scooped up into the loving arms of DPR, REA (Rescue Angels Extraordinaire). Initially, it was thought - due to her recorded age - that CVI (Wobbler's Disease) was not a possibility, but upon a visit to their wonderful vet, Dr. Rivera, her age was discovered to be more likely around 6, and lo and behold - she was diagnosed with Wobbler's. The good doctor gave Golondrina a course of IV steroid anti-inflammatory medications - and our beautiful swallow is standing and starting to haltingly walk!! She is now in DPR's loving care and she is improving every day. In the near future, Golondrina will receive cold laser treatment and acupuncture to improve and strengthen her. Doberman Pinscher Rescue in Fillmore has so many Dobes that have been cast off and need help. This remarkable rescue has saved more Dobermans than anyone can count, and it's raining Dobermans in CA. They have come to SND again for financial assistance with Golondrina's substantial veterinary bills, and we are ready to assist them in this noble and wonderful mission. THEY CAN'T DO IT BY THEMSELVES AND... WE NEED YOUR HELP TO DO THIS!! Please, every cent counts and you will have the satisfaction of knowing you played a part in helping beautiful Golondrina recover and find a home where she'll be treasured forever. You can mail your gift or click on the PayPal link button on the right (if using PayPal, please click on 'Send Money' and then the 'friends and family' tab which will keep your donation 'Fee Free'!) 100% of all donations go directly to the vet treating the Dobie. SND, DPR and Justice thank you in advance for your continued support and generosity!Thank you, and enjoy watching this magic swallow walk, run and thrive anew! Les Michell-Young, SND Case Manager - watching the swallow return to happiness!


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Cozy!

 

January, 2017 :   Just look at this Doberkid’s precious face!! He’s been named Cozy (because that is just what he is and what he wants!!) and he is yet another victim of incomprehensibly uncaring owners. All we actually know about him is he was an unneutered stray who was most likely hit by a car. Was he dumped? Were his hormones telling him to seek out a girlfriend? Where did he come from? These are all questions that we will never have answers for and his "loving" owners never looked for him! What we can tell you is Cozy is approximately 2 years young and ended up in an animal shelter with a painfully swollen front leg.  Initial x-rays revealed a horrendously shattered humerus. It was at this point the RescueAngels of Dobies and Little Paws Rescue in California arranged a Pilots & Paws flight which zipped Cozy from the shelter and to DALP's very kind vet for, hopefully, a repair of his leg being the first order of business. Sadly, once in surgery it became obvious that the leg was irreparable and amputation became the only alternative. We can tell you that Cozy did very well and is recovering nicely as we publish.  DALPR has rescued several Dobes recently that have all needed costly medical intervention (See Golondrina above). Let us come together to help DALPR with Cozy’s surgical fees which will enable them to rescue more Dobes in need. The DALPR RescueAngels tell us Cozy is a real sweetheart and will make a wonderful addition to his future forever home. Just click on the link to the right to begin helping! Your donation is tax-deductible and ANY amount is greatly appreciated - there’s no such thing as a donation that is too small! Your gift can either be mailed or you can use PayPal. (If using PayPal and your account allows, please click on ‘Send Money’ and then ‘family and friends’ to keep your donation Fee Free!) Thank you thank you all for your much appreciated and continued support! Beth McCahren, Case Manager for Cozy!!


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Patrick!

 

January, 2017 :   Poor, sweet Patrick was abandoned in the desert. He’s about 2 years old, still a baby. He was very undernourished and covered with bites from other dogs - dogfighting cretins? feral dogs? Who can know?. When some good Samaritans stopped and opened their car door, he didn’t think twice! Just picture that butt tucking in to scoot right on in! Being friends of an adopter, they got him right to Doberman Rescue of Nevada. Patrick couldn’t be in better hands! RescueAngel John didn’t waste any time getting him treated and neutered! He’s a sweet, social boy and strongly ball-driven—a perfect candidate for Fly Ball competitions! Unfortunately, while healing from his neuter, he has developed a fast growing bump on his lip. There are signs the cells inside are ugly so it is being removed now. Hopefully they will be able to get clean margins with minimal scarring on his sweet face! Soon Patrick should be able to look forward to a forever home with an endless supply of tennis balls! Please consider joining SND and DRNV in our “Patrick” mission. We can’t do it without you, you know. You are the Doberman community who truly cares…You can begin helping Patrick by clicking on the PayPal button to the right - if your PayPal account allows, declare it a gift to friends and family, we are afterall just one big family! You may also mail one in. No amount is too small to show you care! Let’s show Patrick it was the best thing he could have done to trust people one more time! As always I sincerely appreciate your continued support of all our SNDobies!!! Thank you!! Carol Belknap, Patrick’s case manager.


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Karma!

 

January, 2017 :   This beautiful and lively girl was roaming the streets in California when local Animal Control picked her up. Because a few people had reported a "vicious" dog in the area, she was impounded at the local shelter. However, this kind shelter tested her for heartworm and discovered Karma was a high positive which is usually a death sentence for many - either because treatment is costly or the treatment itself kills the dog. The shelter contacted Ann at Dog Mountain Rescue (they are heroes to quadrupeds everywhere) and got Karma into Ann's life saving hands.  DMR saw to Karma's treatment and she is now heartworm free. And now the other shoe falls... sometime in her distant and sad past, Karma may have been hit by a car or had some other terrible misfortune. She has an odd gait and her leg is showing distinct evidence of serious injury - and it's becoming worse. Her back, also, shows evidence of injury, but that issue does not require any immediate treatment at this time. Karma loves, loves, LOVES to run with her pack mates at the rescue. Needless to say, with the worsening pain in her leg, she requires surgery to repair the damage. She'll probably have arthritis from her injuries as she becomes older... but don't we all? Please help us help DMR and Ann get this beautiful young lady the medical help she needs to keep on running and playing. Karma is just beginning her journey to a wonderful life and it truly is an honor to be part of that journey - just look at that gorgeous face! Every cent donated will go to Karma's care and not only is it tax deductible, just think of seeing Karma running with her packmates pain free! Thank you, as always, for your continued support of SND and all the deserving Dobermans everywhere.  Begin now!  You can either mail a check or click on the PayPal button to the right. (If using PayPal, please click on ‘Send Money’ and then the ‘family and friends’ tab to keep your donation Fee Free if your account allows!) If you want an even closer look at lovely Miss Karma, please take a look at our latest Poster Girl here:  http://www.doberman911.org/. Les Michell-Young, Case Manager for Karma.


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Murdock!

 

January, 2017 :   Allow me to introduce to you SND’s newest DoberDude. Say hello to (approximately) 3 year old Murdock, the latest Dobe saved by the RescueAngels of Dobies and Little Paws Rescue located in California.  Murdock was found with an injured leg after apparently being struck by a car and was taken to a local shelter by animal control. No one claimed Murdock, so as soon as he was able to be released to rescue, the awesome volunteers of Pilots and Paws made it their mission to deliver to Murdock to Dobies and Little Paws so his injuries could be treated ASAP. Unfortunately, the break was not a simple one, and extensive surgery with pins was required which will in turn make Murdock’s rehabilitation approximately 3 months long - but he gets to keep his life and his limb too! Murdock’s RescueAngels say he is very sweet, affectionate and well behaved and will make an amazing addition to his furever home once he is healed and healthy. As you can well imagine, treatment of this magnitude does not come cheaply (especially in California), and SND has been asked to help with Murdock’s vet bill. We all want to see this DD heal and begin a life full of love and happiness, the life he has always deserved. You can help by making a tax deductible donation of ANY amount to benefit Mudock and assist with his vet bills. NO amount is ever too small! You can mail a check or click on the PayPal button to the right. (If using PayPal, please click on ‘Send Money’ and then the ‘family and friends’ tab to keep your donation Fee Free if your account allows!) SND values your continued support and sends many thank yous!!  If you want an even closer look at this so sweet DoberDude, please take a look at our latest Poster DUDE here:  http://www.doberman911.org/. Beth McCahren, Case Manager for Murdock.


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Diablo!

 

January, 2017 :   Five years ago Diablo and his brother, Rico, were bought as puppies by an elderly couple who have always lived with Dobermans. As the boys grew, their owners aged too and they became more and more frail. Finally, at ages 75 and 73, their movements confined by walkers, they became afraid of being accidentally injured by the boisterous pair. The couple’s adult children did the responsible thing and turned to Dog Mountain Rescue in Californis, putting them in the loving arms of RescueAngel Ann. They were both overweight, having been free-fed kibble from refrigerator drawers on the floor. Rico could run like the wind—but Diablo, not so much. He had a congenital knee problem which resulted in 2 TPLO's undertaken by this small rescue. The surgery was a success and Diablo now runs like any normal Dobe - but he has developed a worrisome lump on his side. It only started to appear a couple weeks ago but it is rapidly growing and needs to be removed and biopsied. Wow, the Angels of DMR could sure use some help financially as you can well imagine! Please consider joining DMR's Ann and SND in the battle for his health in the face of all these medical bills - Diablo is an expensive boy! But he is a 5 year old boy with so much more life to live - we think he's worth every cent - just like every Doberman in need!! Please consider helping Diablo! You may begin by clicking on the PayPal button to the right (if your PayPal account allows send your donation as a gift to "Friends and Family" - we are friends for sure and will keep you gift fee-free).   Of course, you may also mail one in. Every penny will go directly to this dear boy and no amount is ever too small!! As always, I would like to thank you for your continued support of these wonderful SNDobies!! Thank you!!! Carol Belknap. Diablo’s case manager.


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