The Phoenix Fund
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 a chronic health issue. 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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Sable is a beautiful girl that was found roaming the streets of Detroit. The vet estimated her to be 6 or 7 years old and she seemed to have a great deal of discomfort. Doberman Underground was called in to help and immediately took her in. Sable has arthritis and was diagnosed with Wobbler’s. She must have been in quite a bit of pain while on the run! She is now taking Rimadyl (Carprofen) to manage her pain and inflammation. In April, Sable received a stem cell treatment but it has not provided her much relief. Her foster mom says Sable is moving around a little better and is wanting to use the stairs. Sable is a gentle, affectionate girl that loves being with her people. She has a few special requirements for adopters. A ranch style home would be best, as she needs assistance with stairs. She is interested in cats. If the cat runs, she will chase it (not fast, and not far) or if the cat says “no” she will respect it. She gets along with dogs of all sizes, but a canine companion would need to be low energy so as not to jump on her or knock her down. She loves children, and would do well with older, respectful kids. Little ones may unintentionally hurt her by laying on her or handling her too roughly. Sable will snap a warning if she is hurt, not trying to bite but just saying “stop, that hurts!” Sable is a part of our Phoenix Fund and you can read about the assistance that Doberman Underground will give with the adoption of Sable. Are you able to open up your home to this sweet, special girl and give her the love and care that she deserves?
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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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Ozzy was found on October 31, 2018 on the streets of West Virginia. He was taken in by animal control as a cruelty cause 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 with Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy, and we then set out to determine the best course of treatment for him. After many consultations with different vets and specialist, 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.