Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Sadie with Illinois Doberman Rescue is Senior of the Week

Sadie is this week's Special Needs Dobermans Senior Doberman Project Senior of the week. This 7 year old docked tail, natural eared girl was picked up as a stray and then surrendered to IDR when her owner was located an found unable to care for her. She's in the care of Illinois Doberman Rescue plus.

Sadie has tears in both ACL's, but the vet they saw seems to think she's been dealing with those injuries for a long time, but between the Senior Doberman Project page and the IDR page, I'm not sure whether they're going to do the surgery or not. She's also been diagnosed with early stage dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). A dog with this diagnosis can live a fairly normal life for a good lot of years without much in the way of treatment or mitigation needed. Sometimes they never even act sick, I'm given to understand (there's been a recent diagnosis on Doberman Talk, so I've been reading the thread, anyway). But, they might decide that two knee surgeries are too much for her, with the cardio concerns.

Either way, Sadie seems like a sweet girl who knows some tricks (like high five!) and loves affection. She is housebroken, and does not appear to chew inappropriately. She doesn't do so well on stairs, and they're not yet sure how she is with dogs and cats; dogs, she's only kind of met through a gate and cats are an unknown. She likes to lie in the sun and, as you can see below, she's very much into the signature "Doberman lean":

Sadie is in a foster home right now, because that's how IDR rolls, but they'd love to adopt her to a home who can give her the love and care she needs for the rest of her years. If you can't adopt Sadie due to circumstance or geographic location (IDR adopts to Illinois and local environs), you can still sponsor her either through their website, or on her Senior Doberman Project page of the Special Needs Dobermans site. At the very least, they've got the goal of raising $500 to cover the cost of her diagnostic echocardiogram. 

If you have more questions about Sadie, you can contact Illinois Doberman Rescue via email: Info AT ILDobeRescue DOT com , and here is a link to information about their adoption process and procedures.

1 comment:

  1. What a sweet baby! I hope she has found a loving home. I didn't know about the Doberman lean--it's so cute.