Today's Thursday Tribute is dedicated to our permanent "small but mighty" foster pup Nala 🖤🤍.
While we were at a shelter pulling a nine-year-old Doberman (Sasha), we were notified that she was surrendered with her 15 year-old sister~a miniature pinscher named Nala. True to our motto of "no dog left behind", we agreed to take in Nala as well. While Sasha was deemed healthy, active and adoptable, it was clear to us that Nala had limited time remaining, so the decision was made to make her a permanent foster of the rescue and give her the care we could provide in every way.
Nala was quick to show that she was a feisty girl! She truly had a "spring in her step", as she literally hopped🐇 around her backyard when she was excited or when she knew it was mealtime🍲. She was a "pint-size powerhouse" pushing her way to her foster sibling's food dishes at mealtime, therefore, she quickly trained her foster mom to feed her first 🤣 (and separately). Although she showed to be very particular with her dog food, she loved all human food (meats, vegetables and fruits....and of course ice cream 🍦). Nala attempted to stay healthy with her own exercise regimen by getting her 1,000 steps in each day, either lapping rooms in her home or roaming the backyard. She often liked to check her progress by looking in the mirror (we think she did it to hear her foster mom tell her she was "so pretty"). When she was feeling especially sassy, she loved to lunge at her foster siblings to try to engage in play. She also enjoyed laying in the grass basking in the sun. Just recently she started joining in with her foster siblings "wake up calls" and would howl along to try to be in tune with her min pin counterpart's "joyful noise" 🙄.
Unfortunately Nala's health rapidly declined within a few days this week and she passed peacefully in her home. While we are deeply saddened for this loss, our hearts are grateful that she is happy and whole once again.
Rest easy our little spunky and sweet Nala 🌈.
Our Phoenix fund is set up to help Permanent fosters and long term medical care dogs. If you would like to support Nala and the other permanent foster dogs please go to www.dudobes.org to Donate
These 16 month old stimulus puppies found themselves abandoned 😔, but luckily they have ended up with us. When COVID started and those first stimulus checks went out, people quickly took that money and started buying puppies. Unfortunately many purchased puppies that they had not researched the breed, puppies that they had not thought of the long term care of l, and puppies that are now finding themselves at shelters and rescues in huge quantities 😢.
Roman and Brooklyn have been very well socialized and are ready to find their own individual homes, so they can have their own identity. If you are interested in adopting one of these cuties, please go to www.dudobes.org and apply today. If you wish to donate towards their care, please do so below or on our website. Thank you 🐾.
We want to send a special thank you to Pet People in Strongsville & University Heights and Pet Supplies Plus in Powell. It is because of these 3 stores donating food to us, we can use our funds towards medical cases.
We have recently taken in 6 Heartworm positive dogs. In total that treatment alone will cost roughly $9,000. Due to these stores generosity, we do not have to worry about the cost of food and can focus on getting the dogs healthy.
Thank you from all of us at Doberman Underground 🐾. If you are in the area, please visit these stores and show your support.