We know you have all seen the dogs in shelters and on various social media sites that are posted needing help more than others. These dogs don’t always look the greatest, but hiding behind those soulful eyes is an animal that is battling chronic issues and neglect.
Our Rescue is repeatedly asked to take them in and help them to the best of our abilities. It is our honor and privilege to repair as much of their body and soul as we can. Often these dogs will end up in our own homes and live out their remaining lives with us. We would prefer to open up opportunities for adopters to experience the love and joy that you can only experience from a special needs dog.
So Doberman Underground decided it was time to initiate a long-term goal of ours and push it into reality. We still want to take these dogs in and honor our responsibility, but also make it easier for you to provide them with a home while we bear some of the financial burdens. For this, the Phoenix Fund was created. With some TLC from the rescue, and your ability to love and provide security, these dogs can rise up from the ashes and soar to their best life.
The rescue will choose the very few special animals that will be a part of the Phoenix Fund. These dogs are not always seniors or older. Some are younger and have chronic health issues. If a dog in the Phoenix Fund program has a chronic issue, Doberman Underground will provide financial support for that particular need. Each dog will qualify for specific costs that will be paid for by the rescue for that particular chronic need. The vet will be of the choosing of the rescue.
This program is not about heroic measures, but keeping the dog happy and comfortable to the best of everyone’s abilities. You provide love. We will help to provide financial support to keep everyone happy.
If you would like to support The Phoenix Fund you may do so by clicking the PayPal button below. There you will have the option of making a one-time donation or a monthly donation. We thank you for your generosity.
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Eevie Grace, a 6yo stray from a shelter in Louisianna came to us infected with Heartworm and hairless. She has received her Heartworm treatments and her hairlessness was due to allergies to just about everything, but with wonderful medicines like Apoquel, which costs $80 per month, and Cytopoint injections, which cost $149 (as required), Eevie Grace is living very comfortably and happy now.
Some will say “There are Doberman’s closer to home, why would you take a Doberman 5 states over?” The answer, because she needed us, and the medical care she will require is something we and our vets, are familiar with.
Additional funding has been set aside to help defray the cost of her allergy medications.
Bam-Bam and his sister Pebbles were surrendered by their owner. They were extremely thin, 8 week old puppies that were wobbling, and uncoordinated. Bam-Bam had a head tilt, circling, and ataxia. An appointment was set with The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center to evaluate their condition. OSU VMC Neurology Department diagnosed Bam-Bam with Vestibular Dysfunction, a sudden, non-progressive disturbance of balance. It is more common in older dogs. It is also referred to as old dog vestibular syndrome and canine idiopathic vestibular syndrome. The vestibular system is responsible for maintaining normal balance. The vestibular system has central components located in the brain and peripheral components located in the inner and middle ear.
Funding has been put aside for future MRI’s or needs dependent on the progression of the disease.
Ozzy was found on October 31, 2018, on the streets of West Virginia. He was taken in by animal control as a cruelty case because of the condition he was in. Ozzy was severely emaciated, forty pounds underweight, had a bone deformity, pressure sores, and scarring, they observed that his spirit was unbroken. Doberman Underground did not hesitate to take Ozzy in.
The specialist at Ohio State University diagnosed him with Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy, and we then set out to determine the best course of treatment for him. After many consultations with different vets and specialists, it was determined that Ozzy’s quality of life was best to not do surgical procedures on his legs. But because of how young Ozzy is future care would be needed is more based on preventative and preserving his use of the legs, so water therapy, medications, for now, are being used with the potential for a need of a cart at some point in his later life.
Ozzy was adopted on April 19th and for now, he is living his best life ever with his new mom and dober-sister as they hike and explore on her horse farm.