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.
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Pappy is a big, cuddly 8 year old boy that was was surrendered because his owners had too many other dogs in the home. We are sad to report that Pappy has been diagnosed with DCM. Pappy didn’t get out much in his previous home, so he is fearful or riding in the car and being confined. He does well in the house without being crated. He’s house trained and knows basic commands. Pappy is playful but he can be stubborn, so you have to work to get his attention. He is good with other dogs and does well with kids. Due to his size he will do best with children 10 and older. No cats! Pappy is looking for a permanent foster home to give him his best life. His care will be paid for by Doberman Underground and subsidized by our Phoenix Fund. To submit an application click HERE to go to our application page, or to make a donation click the donate button above.
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Hi everyone! My name is Wilson. I am estimated to be 5-7 years old. I was found wandering as a stray, and this wonderful rescue pulled me from a shelter. I keep hearing everyone say I’m such a laid-back, gorgeous and good boy, but I don’t know what that means. All I know is that I just want to give love to everyone and be loved. I’m an affectionate boy as I give lots of kisses . I follow my human and protect her wherever she goes, and make sure she is never lonely when she has to go potty or shower (it’s so weird that humans potty indoors ♀️ ). I will engage in the famous Doberman lean if I’m standing next to you, or will nudge you with my head if I’m sitting next to you to remind you that I need you to pet me! I love going on adventures in the car, and they say I ride very well. I sit patiently waiting for my food to be prepared and take treats gently when offered. I do have this thing called Wobbler’s that makes me a walk a little funny and challenges my balance at times, but my condition is being managed with medicine which is allowing me to feel good and live like a dog should! I enjoy walks, although I take breaks when needed. I seem to do well with every dog I meet, and will try to engage in play with some. I have not been around cats in my current foster home. If you are looking for a lovable, calm, and affectionate companion, I am your guy!! Wilson’s care will be subsidized by our Phoenix Fund.
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Xena came to Doberman Underground in February of 2017. We knew when we accepted Xena that her liver numbers were elevated. There are numerous reasons that liver numbers can be elevated in dogs. And most are easy fixes.
Unfortunately, Xena was not an easy fix. Xena was born defective. Her liver has a shunt. That means the vessel that would normally supply blood to her liver has no blood flow. So her body grew some smaller blood vessels in an attempt to compensate. Sadly, her body didn’t do a very good job with that. Our vet referred us to send Xena to a specialist in Columbus, Ohio, who told us that her time on this earth with us would be short…10 months they said.
As you can imagine, that just didn’t sit well with us. Xena is beautiful, she has a wonderful temperament, and we were not ready to see her go. We reviewed our options and called our holistic vet, who was not fazed by Xena’s fiasco of liver blood flow. She started Xena on a regimen of injectable glutathione. This saved her life. Xena is now thriving. She eats prescription dog food for her liver as well as a homemade diet of steamed vegetables with “gentle” proteins such as cottage cheese, raw egg, or yogurt. The dairy products and vegetables were also a recommendation from the holistic vet.
Xena has far exceeded her expiration date. She occasionally produces odd growths that have to be removed. She had one on her ankle that another specialist insisted was cancer and would require us to remove her leg or she would die. We did NOT follow that recommendation. Then she to an infection on her toe that did have to be removed. And another tail on her nub that had to come off. She definitely is not low maintenance!
So why does Xena need to be a permanent foster? Xena was originally a hospice foster. Our goal was to keep her happy until she wasn’t and then let her leave the world gently.
Xena still needs to be monitored carefully. The smallest changes in her appetite or demeanor are watched and she is taken to the vet immediately.
The annual cost of Xena’s medication and food cost is $2874.00 Please consider sponsoring Xena to help us keep up with her costly meds and prescription food.
Somewhere in Kentucky, in the middle of nowhere, in a town no one has ever heard of, Scout lived her life outside in a kennel for almost 4 years until she was “sold” because she wasn’t able to breed. She came to Doberman Underground, had her vetting, and everything seemed normal…until it wasn’t. Scout started leaving her foster mom lakes of urine. Not rivers, not streams…LAKES! And so the work up began. After several thousand dollars, it was determined that Scout has an issue called Diabetes Insipidus or Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone. This has absolutely nothing to do with blood sugar. Scout cannot concentrate her urine like most other dogs can. This condition can also occur in humans. Scout gets twice daily injections of a hormone called Desmopressin. Her foster mom would like to tell you it’s smooth sailing and that there are no more lakes of urine, but some days when she gets home from work or wakes up in the morning, there is still Lake Scouty. But she cheerfully states that is nothing a mop and Odoban won’t fix! Scout is very loving and normal in every other way. She has several nicknames, like Scouty Pouty Pants and Scouty Pouty Fresh n Fouty. We affectionately say it’s a good thing Scout is pretty because she isn’t all that smart. But she is most certainly worth all the work. Just ask her foster mom, who loves her so much!