For #TransformationTuesday we want to let our new followers know how Doberman Underground began.
It all starts with Phoenix 💙He had been dumped at a high kill shelter by someone that never left a name. He was severely emaciated, covered in wounds, and appeared to have a broken left leg. “Hazard”, as the vet’s office called him, was heartworm negative and his left leg had an abcess from a bite. This boy was most likely a bait dog. He was covered in wounds that were in different stages of healing. The fight was on to save this boy. The next morning, the vet’s office informed us he’s blind.
There was life there, but barely. He weighed a whopping 46 pounds. The newly anointed “Phoenix” was eating between 10-12 cups a day of high quality food. His bowl of food and water was never empty. His leg healed slowly and required a couple of different antibiotics. He remained on pain medications and his joint would swell if he was too active on it. Everyone was curious to know if Phoenix could regain any site. After a brief visit with the ophthalmologist, we were informed that he had suffered a blunt force trauma to the head, causing his retinas to detach and atrophy. Phoenix could see nothing. The vet ordered us to take him home, treat him normal, and let him live his life to the fullest.
Now when you see Phoenix Fox, you will find a dog that is spoiled rotten. His house is his kingdom and his people are his servants. He is an incredible snuggler in bed. He prefers to be hand fed and he knows he is second in line for treats. And he always wants a repeat round. Phoenix had to have his eyes removed secondary to glaucoma and never missed a step. His favorite activities are keeping Xena, his foster sister, off the bed, and sleeping like a human on his pillow. He is in great shape and looks forward to many more years of being loved by his people.
Happy 6 year anniversary Phoenix ❤️