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Belle!                        May, 2009 - Rest In Peace, Miss Belle!!

Belle's Eulogy:

"I am very sad to report that Belle was bitten by a rattlesnake last Sunday and we had to put her to sleep yesterday. Another dog, London, who was also bitten is fine. Ironically Belle had been vaccinated with rattlesnake vaccine and London has not. Thank you for all the support you have provided Belle over the years. She was a fine dog, unique in every respect, and luckily one that was happy in the rescue environment. ss/Doberman Pinscher SOS, Susan Schionning,"

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Date Listed
Tehachapi, California
Rescue Group:  Doberman Pinscher SOS

Primary Contact

Susan Schionning

Belle is a very active, healthy 7 year old Doberman. She's red, with natural ears and docked tail and she's on the small side. Belle's right eye is blind, from some kind of mechanical damage and she has much scarring on her head and back legs. She was very anxious when we first picked her up, but she has settled in nicely and has proven to be quite a character. It takes Belle a little time to trust both people and dogs, but she comes around. She has never been nippy. She's smart, has lots of energy, and she loves to play with other playful male dogs once she knows them. She's crate-trained and she's a good watchdog. Belle needs a secure yard, and a stay-a-home owner would be best, or at least someone who could be around a lot until she has settled in. A friendly, confident, male dog to live with, would be a plus: Belle and Blix are great friends and would make a fun pair.

Contact Information: Doberman Pinscher SOS will place Dobes in California or surrounding states. However, the adopter must agree to personally return the dog to Doberman Pinscher Rescue in the event the adoption does not work out. Please contact Susan Schionning by phone at 661-886-1721, or by e-mail at Adoption information and application are available on their Petfinder website at


The Sponsor A Senior program helps Seniors by raising funds for their rescue programs. This helps offset some of the additional costs that come with caring for a senior (diet, medications, supplements, etc.). Please read more about this program on the Sponsor A Senior page.

Belle is looking for a sponsor! The cost to sponsor a Senior Dobe is $30 per month or $360 per year. You can sponsor a Senior for one month, one year, or somewhere in between. To sponsor Belle, use the PayPal button below or visit the Sponsor A Senior page for instructions on sending a check. Thank you for any help you can give, it is MUCH appreciated!

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