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!!


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.




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!!

Please Help General Fund Sky!



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.

Please Help General Fund Ireland!



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.

Please Help General Fund Lala!



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.

Please Help General Fund Oliver!



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.

Please Help General Fund Jagger!



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.

Please Help General Fund Zero!


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.

Please Help General Fund Nala!



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.

Please Help General Fund Conejo!



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.


Please Help General Fund Milo!



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.

Please Help General Fund Maribeth!

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.

Please Help General Fund Dee Dee!


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!

Please Help General Fund Golondrina!



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!!

Please Help General Fund Cozy!



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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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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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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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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