Sunday, August 5, 2012

Still 5 of the Conklin Dobermans available at the Broome County Humane Society

I was looking today at the Broome County Humane Society for the Dobermans, because how could I not? It looks like many of the younger ones (Bella was 4) have been adopted already! That's good news for them!

The five who are left are all 8 and 10, however. Some may not be housebroken. I don't know of a whole lot of people who go to the shelter with those criteria in mind. I also wonder at the ages that are listed, which are either 8 years and 1 month, or 10 years and 1 month. Either they were littermates, or the Humane Society is guessing, is my guess. I really don't know.


Houston is a big handsome lug. He's one of the 10 year olds, and though there is grey in his muzzle, he isn't as grizzled as some older dogs that I've seen. He looks like he still has some pep to him!

Nani is also 10, and has a sweet smile.

Haley is 8, and an albino. Her ears are natural, and she has a great expression on her face in the picture below. In all the pictures of her, really. 

Storm is also an 8 year old albino, and still looks pretty skinny. Depending on his preferences, I'm sure he'd love to sit down and share a hot dog or two with somebody. Maybe make it a date!

Sasha is a pretty 8 year old red girl. It's interesting to me that the reds and the albinos are the dogs who are left; even Blue Bella went home quickly, practically as soon as I had posted the first time.

Of course, just by looking at their pictures, I don't actually know anything about them. The less time they have to spend in the shelter environment the better, though. It can be psychologically damaging to dogs, and really, these guys just came from living in crated quarters. They shouldn't live out their senior years in shelter cages. Spread the word!






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  1. Elka paws crossed they find new homes asap. Have a happy Sunday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  2. What sweet looking seniors. It's so saddening seeing all of these dogs looking for homes in their twilight years. All they want is someone to love them, a nice place to lay their weary heads, and a tidbit of food. I wish I had the room and funds to save them all. :-(

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    1. It is a shame that they're that age and in a shelter. By all rights, they should have comfortable beds in a home that loves them.

      I'm with you, I wish I had the room and the funds. Houston would be here if that were the case.

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  3. Poor babies :( I love Haley
    Nola's Mom

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    1. She does have a certain quality of expression, doesn't she (and a total flyaway ear in one of the pictures on her profile!)

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  4. Just scheduled a tweet to go out. Hope they don't remain in the shelter long.

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    1. Thanks, Pamela! Every bit helps ^^

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  5. I'm so glad I came across this posting! As my daughter and I have been thinking that our Min Pin is in need of a friend. When I heard about the Conklin Dobies I could do nothing but cry! Our local news had been saying that the dogs would be in "rehab" for a few months until they would be eligible for adoption, at which time they would update the story.... As of yet there has been NO further update :(. BUT I am happy to report that tomorrow Friday 8-10 my daughter, our Min Pin and myself will be taking a trip to the Humane Society bright and early to visit Sasha (and the other Dobies) and HOPFULLY we will be bringing Sasha home!!!! Stay blessed everyone!

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    1. I'm glad you saw this too! Good luck on your trip to the Humane Society, I do hope that one of them is a good fit for you! I was surprised at how few updates there seemed to be in the news about these dogs, and on the Broome County Humane Society web page and Facebook as well. Granted, i know that they have other animals in their care; I really just expected this to be higher profile, I suppose.

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    2. I just wanted to give everyone an update. My daughter and I did go and visit the Dobies, and we both instantly fell in love with Sasha! We've submitted our adoption paperwork, which will go to commitee Monday and we should hear something hopefully by Friday!! As for the other Dobies, Nani and Houston both are absolute dolls!!! Storm though seems like he has seen the most and been through the most :( he is very reserved, doesn't come out of his pen easily :( barks to show he's a "big boy" but not so that he scares you (my 13 year old daughter wasn't scared of him she just felt sad for him) I feel like he is going to need the most TLC of all the Dobies BUT once the right forever home come along I think he just might be the most thankful and loving... I just hope it's sooner rather than later!!!! FOR ALL THE DOBIES!!!!

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    3. I'm so happy that you came back and gave us an update! Fingers crossed that on Monday the committee thinks that your family is rad.

      Thanks as well for talking about the other Dobermans...poor Storm :( He needs somebody that will let him gain the confidence that he deserves. When I post about them again, is it all right to quote you?

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    4. Sure! That would be fine! And I will be sure and keep you apprised on our adoption progress with Sasha! I'm hoping that if everything goes positively, that I'll be able to connect with a local Doberman network. Because remember from my expierences when I raised Guiding Eye dogs, that having your dogs be apart of the structured group and also being part of the social network myself, the information, socializing for the dogs and community interaction was just invaluable. So I really hope I'll be able to connect with one locally!! But that's thinking ahead, first we are just concentrating on bringing her home!!!

      I also ment to let to know that when we went to visit, Haley was not there... I'm hoping that means she has found her loving forever home!!!

      Stay blessed

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    5. Amazing, thank you!

      A group and a network is very important. I don't have an in person one, unfortunately (it would certainly solve Elka's excitability around dogs, if she'd been around them all along!) but I think that depending on your area, there are Doberman meetups, dog play and walk groups, etc.


      I did notice that Haley wasn't on the list anymore, and had assumed that meant somebody took her into their family.

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