Your NEW Best Buddy!!
Whaddaya waiting for... Please?
name fits his personality–he wants to be your buddy!
This sweet and friendly guy was surrendered to IDR+ when
his family said they could no longer care for him after
7 years. Buddy has a very manageable case of diabetes, and
while most of us wouldn’t flinch at managing something
that develops in our own beloved dogs, we understand that
it’s a big commitment for someone to sign up for with
a new dog. Therefore, Buddy will be part of our Guardian
Angel program, and IDR+ will cover the cost of his insulin,
supplies, and quarterly blood checks at one of our vets.
Buddy spent a whole day getting his glucose levels monitored
with our friend Dr Knoll in Carol Stream, and she confirmed
that he is currently very well-managed on a small amount
of insulin, which costs around $50 for a 3-month supply.
As long as he doesn’t have any major changes, he should
live a long and healthy life. Buddy has a large benign fatty
lipoma on his chest, but it’s not recommended to remove
it due to the potential difficulty to heal large wounds
in diabetics. It doesn’t bother him, so he agrees
to leave it alone. In his previous home, he behaved well
inside, enjoyed a fenced yard, and slept on the couch. He
got along with other dogs and was friendly with children
7 and up, but he is not a fan of kitties. Buddy has an extensive
vocabulary, including all of the basic commands. He walks
nicely on a leash but barks at other dogs while leashed.
We are told he doesn’t mind grooming–yes, he
needs his nails trimmed in his photos, so we will confirm
that. The surrender paperwork says he is housebroken and
crate trained. He’s a BIG boy at 124 pounds, but he
is built like a horse. Not surprisingly, he was a counter
surfer in his old home, so he can stand to lose a few pounds.
But if you like that big solid build, he will still be a
healthy weight over 100 pounds. Losing a lot of weight will
not improve his diabetes, but it will benefit his joints
in the long run. So if you love his friendly face but are
worried about the ongoing costs of a special needs dog,
read about our Guardian Angel Program and realize that IDR+
will cover costs related to his diagnosis.
Needs if any: Diabetic care.
areas: Illinois and the surrounding states.
Contact Information: Illinois Doberman Rescue will place
Dobes in Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, or Wisconsin. See contact
info above or go to IDR's website at http://www.ildoberescue.com
for adoption information and application.
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.
Mr. Buddy is looking for a sponsor! The cost to sponsor
a Senior Dobe is $40 per month or $480 per year. You can
sponsor a Senior for one month, one year, or somewhere
in between. To sponsor Mr. Buddy, 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!