Today is the first day of December and we have 22 amazing dogs that want nothing more than to spend Christmas with their forever family🎄❤️! Please watch daily for our #DogOfTheDay and share our posts so these amazing dogs get adopted.
To kick us off, say hello to Maddox 👋🏼. Maddox is a sweet, friendly boy that was found as a stray. He is estimated to be 8 years old. When you meet this blue boy you will immediately fall in love with his adorable face and ears 🥰. Then you will see how sweet, friendly and well mannered he is.
He is a professional cuddler and loves long naps on the couch. He is also happy going on long walks and playing catch 🎾.
Maddox does not need to be crated when left alone. He knows basic commands like sit and come. He wants nothing more than to please his people.
He qualifies for our SOS (Seniors Owning Seniors) Program, which is for experienced Doberman owners age 70 or older adopting a dog 7 or older. This program pays for annual vetting for the SOS dog.
If you are interested in adopting Maddox, apply at www.dudobes.org. Doberman Underground adopts to Ohio and some close in parts of bordering states.
Join us December 2nd from 11 AM - 2 PM to have your dog’s picture taken with Santa. Whether they are a Doberman, Noberman 🐶 or any kind of animal, Santa loves them all ❤️.
Remember, he knows if they’ve been naughty or nice! Who are we kidding, all dogs are nice 😉.
Ken, our foster dog, will be at Santa Photos. He plans to ask Santa to find him a forever family. His sister Barbie, will be showing up too. So if you would like to meet Ken or Barbie, please stop by and say hi to these two.
Say hello to our 7 Dwarfs that came into the rescue with their Mom, Snow White, just two weeks ago. These puppies are growing quickly, so we know they are going to be big dogs 🐶! We suspect that they are Doberman/Husky mixes 🥰.
To apply for a puppy, go to www.dudobes.org. We have 2 females and 5 males to choose from.
Today is #GivingTuesday and we are hoping you select Doberman Underground as your charity of choice ❤️. Whether you donate $1, $5, $20 or $100, it all adds up.
We have always been transparent with you all, so today we wanted to share some statistics.
1. We have taken in 150 dogs in 2023.
2. Our Vet bills for this year totaled $186,574.
Our vet expenses are DOUBLE what they were last year 😳! How were we able to stay afloat? Well, we have all of you to thank for that. You stepped up each time we have asked. You have shown up again and again, which gives us the ability to not turn our backs on dogs with high medical expenses. Has it been easy? Absolutely not, and it is why we continue to fundraise.
Sadly, there are skeptics that say we “make money” on our adoption fee. Our question to them is how? When you average out the numbers above, we spend roughly $1,243.83 per dog. If you subtract the $350 adoption fee, we are in the red $893.83 per dog!
Would we have changed a thing? No! It is easy to say, don’t take in these extreme medical cases. However, our response to that is we will keep taking in dogs that need us! These poor, helpless animals deserve a fighting chance. Remember Barbie, Ken and Skipper? They were our Parvo Trio that cost nearly $20,000 themselves. Sadly Skipper didn’t make it, but Barbie and Ken are thriving in their foster homes. We fought for Xena and Buffy when no one else would. Sadly they didn’t make it, but the end of their lives were full of love 🌈. We also had Billy who had surgery on his leg, Shakira who had hip surgery, Selena who was severely underweight and had a severe case of Demodex mange, Maisey who ate a sock and needed emergency surgery, and the list goes on and on.
We want you to know your donations are going directly to these dogs. We do not have a large sum of money sitting in the bank, it is consistently being used (as it should).