Permanent Foster Program
The primary mission of our rescue is to rescue dogs in need regardless of their current physical condition. Some of these dogs are deemed unadoptable due to long-term health issues. DCM (Dilated Cardiomyopathy), cancer, wobblers, and liver issues to name just a few.
Many have been abandoned at shelters or left out in the wild because the cost of care was prohibitive, or their owners did not want to deal with them. All of these dogs deserve to live their best life for the rest of their time with us. As long as we can keep them pain-free and happy they will never again know what it is like to be unloved, alone, and abandoned.
In our Permanent Foster Program, these special dogs will live with a special foster family who loves them and care for them for the rest of their days.
Scroll down to meet these very special dogs.
Your generosity allows us to continue our Permanent Foster Program. If you would like to make a one-time or monthly donation please click the donate button below.
I see you, do you see me 👀? The answer is no.
Zeus came to our rescue Christmas week after his family dumped him in a shelter. He is blind, older, and sadly was discarded.
We made an appointment with an Eye Specialist to see if there was any hope to give Zeus his sight back and unfortunately the answer was no.
Zeus has cataracts but also appears to have a retinal disease. This has been going on for a very long time and he has no pupil dilation or light awareness.
Zeus is going to remain a permanent foster with Doberman Underground and live out his remaining years in a foster home that has had blind dogs before and understands his needs.
If you would like to help Zeus or one of the other permanent fosters in our care, please go to www.dudobes.org or donate below. Thank you.
Cleopatra (Cleo), is the product of the “We have a baby and don’t have time for our dog” story that we hear all to often, and was surrendered to our rescue. She is one of our dogs that had been adopted and returned as her adopters did not want to put her on any medications to help with what they thought was separation anxiety. So instead, they returned her to us 😔.
The dog we got back was a dog that’s behavior went beyond simple anxiety, but more of a frantic behavior. Luckily our main director is in the medical field and can see signs in these animals beyond what some of us might notice. With a vet’s consultation and behavior evaluation, the diagnosis came out to be Dog Dementia.
“Dog Dementia or Canine Cognitive Dysfunction (CCD), an umbrella term for four separate cognitive forms, is an age-related neurobehavioral syndrome in dogs leading to a decline in cognitive function that can be devastating to the human/canine relationship. The forms are as follows:
*Depression or untreated anxieties – circling, wandering, or house soiling
*Dysthymia – dogs can get “stuck” behind furniture or in corners and can’t figure out how to get out. Also, disrupted sleep cycles, whining or growling.
*Confusional Syndrome: A profound decline in cognitive ability. This is similar to Alzheimer where they forget their name or their family.
Medication is available for dogs with Canine Dementia and Cleo is doing fantastic on the medication 😊. She is happy being around other dogs 🐶, has settled in her permanent foster home, and does not have anxiety when her foster mom goes to work. Dogs with dementia can live a number of happy and productive years while on medication. She is comfortable, happy, and enjoying everyday 😃.
If you wish to donate towards her care, please do so below. Thank you 🐾.
Meet our new Senior girl Foxy, who will be spending her remaining days in a permanent foster home.
You would never know by looking at this beautiful picture of Foxy that she came to us after living outside in a doghouse and caked in mud 😢. This poor girl also has Wobblers, so her legs are giving out on her. She is having a hard time holding her bladder and although her eyesight is cloudy, she has the true Doberman spirit. Foxy’s spirit is shining bright after some healthy meals, a warm bed, and exercise 🥰.
As many of you know, Wobblers is a degenerative disease that will progress to the point that Foxy will not be able to walk or move freely 😔. Until that point comes, we are going to make Foxy very comfortable and make every day the best day of her life 😊.
If you would like to donate towards Foxy’s care or any of our other permanent fosters, please donate below.
Sora came to us at the age of 2 years old ane we noticed she was urinating excessively. When we tested her urine, we discovered she is not concentrating her urine and she is in Renal Kidney Failure 😔.
Luckily with prescription dog food, Proin, Thyroid medicines, Calcitriol, and a steady supply of Blueberries (right off the bushes in the yard), she is living her best life 🥰. Throw in some new stuffies for her to baby and life couldn’t be any better.
Today Sora is doing well and living with her permanent fosters leading the life of a normal dog, but her future is unknown. We appreciate the continued help from our supporters to cover the ongoing medical cost for dogs like Sora m. It is because of you we can continue to give these dogs every opportunity to enjoy the life they deserve 🐾.
If you wish to donate towards Sora’s care, please do so below. Thank you 😊 .