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February, 2018!! - Miss Sarah has been adopted!!!
HAPPY NEW LIFE!! Somebody just got lucky!
Happy, happy retirement Sarah!

Needs A Home/Sponsor!
Date Listed
Barrington, Illinois
Rescue Group:  Illinois Doberman Rescue

Primary Contact
Lauren Kelliher
Phone: (847) 277-1082


Meet Miss Sweet Sarah!!
Well, HELLO!! Aren't I just the Mag? As in Magnificent!!

Kitchen or living room!! I look great!!
Would you like a cup of tea while you decide??

At 11 years old (will be 12 in February), Sarah was turned into animal control during the recent cold snap for having accidents in the house. Her owner had major health issues of his own and could no longer take care of her, but animal control is no place for this amazing girl. A volunteer was able to pick Sarah up immediately, and another volunteer was able to bring her straight to the vet to see what the issue was and take her home to a warm spot in the kitchen. Her urinalysis was negative for infection, and the bloodwork was perfect. This mature girl had a good old fashioned case of leaking, and she started on Proin and improved 90% immediately. Sarah is thin and has weak muscles in her hind end, so she’d appreciate walks to gain strength again. She is quiet as a mouse and absolutely no trouble in her foster home. She does her best to keep her blankets dry, but we are still working out the dose of the inexpensive daily medication. She ignores the other dogs in the foster home when they walk past her, but she has not been mingled yet. She has no known history with cats or kids. Sarah knows sit, down, and paw, and it breaks our heart to picture the person who taught her all of that having to surrender her to animal control for a manageable issue at her age. If you have an open spot in your heart and home for this sweet lady, please consider her.

Special Needs if any: Needs an inexpensive medication for incontinence.

Geographic areas: Illinois and the surrounding states.

General 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 for adoption information and application.


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.

Dear Miss Sarah 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 Miss Sarah, 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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