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January 13, 2012- Rest In Peace, dear Mr. Hercules!
You will be remembered with love!!

Seeking Sponsor Only!
Date Listed
Clinton, MI
Rescue Group: Second Chance Dobes Primary Contact

Sarah Runyan

Meet Hercules!! He's no longer in chains!


Friends? I'm going to have friends? Let me at them!  I'm in heaven now!!

When Hercules came to rescue he was so fat he could barely walk. At 150 lb. he resembled a pig more than a Dobe. He's now on a weight lost regimen, has quickly becoming devoted to Arda and will follow her around all day for his exercise. He'd been left for alone without any care and due to boredom has a nasty lick granuloma on his back leg requiring him to wear a no-bite collar. As this heals and he has more stimulus in his day he will soon be able to shed this collar. He will have hip x-rays soon to determine if his funny walk is weight related or due to another medical issue. He has been stated on Soloxine for low thyroid levels and this too will help him shed the pounds. Hercules has many medical issues at this time due to long years of owner neglect.

UPDATE 12/11/11:  Herc looks so much better now! I'm attaching a pic of him we put in this year's SCD calendar. He has lost a lot of weight. He LOVES kongs with peanut butter, and by keeping one with him at all times Arda has healed his lick granulomas. He is even starting to grow hair on those legs. He is a big lover boy. Sadly he has developed cancer in his mouth. It is inoperable. He is safe, happy, and in no pain right now. He adores Arda and she loves him to death. She will give him all the time and love possible. Please send up some prayers for our big boy to get more time being happy. If any dog deserves it, Hercules does. Thanks, Sarah SCD

Special Needs if any: Inexpensive thyroid meds

Geographic areas: MI, IN, OH, IL, and some regions of Canada

Contact Information:
Contact: Sarah Runyan
Phone: 989-792-3772


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.

Mr. Hercules 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 Mr. Hercules, 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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