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.
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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 😊 .
11 Year old Gretchen came to Doberman Underground when her owners were being evicted and couldn’t keep her. She was very skinny and had almost no hair on her back. She had a stubborn eye infection and her skin was infected from severe flea infestation. She had great difficulty walking, and stumbled every couple of steps. Over the course of many weekly vet visits, she was put on Thyroid meds, Rimdyl, Proin and Mira Coat. Thanks to the love and care from her foster parents, Gretchen is now a happy girl who loves going for nightly walks with her dad and hanging out with him when he serenades her with his guitar. Her foster mom tells us that Gretchen loves attention, and if she doesn’t pet her enough, Gretchen will smack her with her paw to remind her to keep it up. The first thing she sees in the morning is Gretchen’s wagging tail. Gretchen is an absolute delight. She is happy and healthier than ever. She is very fortunate to be living a wonderful life now.
If you would like to donate towards Gretchen’s care or any of our other permanent fosters, please donate below.