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Today we honor our “Wonderful Wilson”. As many of you know, Wilson was pulled from a shelter, as he had been found wandering, was in an emaciated state, and most likely dumped. Wilson had severe mobility issues and through veterinary testing, was diagnosed with Wobblers. This awful disease made it challenging for our sweet Wilson to walk steadily. In a short time, we learned that the only limitation Wilson had was physical, as he had an incredibly strong spirit. This brown eyed blue Doberman quickly was dubbed “Mr. Handsome”, and although he lived up to this name, he remained humble. Wilson truly loved everyone he met, and had the power to steal your heart with one look, one kiss or a nudge if you forgot your sole purpose in life was to pet him. He was a star at rescue events, charming everyone and amazing people with his loving demeanor, in spite of his physical struggles. Due to his needs, Wilson became a permanent foster in the rescue, and received the treatments and medications needed to give him the best physical quality of life he could possibly have. With the help of volunteers and their families and friends, Wilson received the emotional quality of life, as he knew he was loved.
His foster mom indicated “There are no words to adequately describe this incredible boy, but “perfect” comes close, and this was the term that many called him. He had the most expressive eyes and his facial expressions could make you burst into laughter. He was always encouraging me by smothering me with kisses when I did exercises on the floor. He took every opportunity to be pet and receive love, even when it meant following me into the bathroom knowing he’d have my undivided attention …even if just for a minute. He’d stand or lay guard outside the shower “just in case”. Whatever room I was in, he was right there with me. He enjoyed going on car rides, walks, representing the rescue, attending dog friendly events, visiting his human family members/friends or having visitors, playing with toys, trying his hardest to run to catch squirrels or stray cats, trying to get his yappy “little” brother to be quiet, and shredding his comforters. Many times he did his own dance (the “Wilson Shuffle”) when it was time to eat ~ he was so excited! He also had quite a few things to say at times, and would tell us what was on his mind.
Reflecting back, one of Wilson’s best days was Doberfest, where he walked around almost the whole time, winning first and second place medals in the hot dog and whip cream eating contests and costume contest, and interacting with humans and new fur friends alike. He loved every dog he met (even some a little more inappropriately ;)).
Of course one of his most endearing traits about Wilson was his impeccable timing to 💩. Despite his best efforts to get outside first thing in the AM, he often lost his load “en route”, or after being outside for 15 minutes would 💩 immediately when he came inside. He’d also 💩 when excited and had no shame in his attempt to christen his Aunt Gail’s van or his mama’s truck before events 🤣. His Mama Meredith always said Wilson taught us “When you gotta 💩, you gotta 💩!” He truly was perfect.
I am forever indebted and grateful to Doberman Underground for giving this boy the chance at life and because of them, he knew love. If love could have saved him, he would be here forever”.
Sadly Wilson’s body began to fail him to a point where we knew we had to give him peace. Although he may not have been able to personally meet all his supporters and fans, his mama told him about the vast amount of people that loved him, and that he made a tremendous impact on all the hearts that knew his story. Wilson’s primary desire was to be loved, and despite the challenges he faced daily, he was a happy boy that loved with all of his being.
Rest easy sweet boy ~ we will miss you and will always love you. You will live on in our hearts.
Sweet Eevie was one of the lucky rescued 116 Dobermans from a horrible puppy mill case in South Carolina. Our family adopted her on April 30, 2017 so our other Doberman, Dexter could have a playmate. Shortly after we adopted Eevie, Eevie started to exhibit issues walking, and was later diagnosed with wobblers. Eevie got special treatment for her wobblers and did quite a bit better for several months, and then sadly took a turn for the worst, and then we sadly had to say good-bye to her after 17 short months in September of 2018. Eevie has a Facebook page dedicated to her wobblers journey and all her followers and supporters I am still so grateful for all of you! Eevie was laid to rest in our back yard with our first rescued Doberman, Luke. Luke started our love for the breed when he was adopted in 2008 and passed in 2015. In late 2015, we rescued Dexter, a red Doberman on Craigslist whose owner had MS and could no longer care for him, and he is just a wonderful dog. We have since adopted another dog from Doberman Underground, Zoey who is 2 years old. We adopted Zoey shortly before Eevie passed, and they were great friends, and I know Zoey misses her and even looked for her when she was gone. Eevie has a very special place in our hearts and is missed, as she was truly a real rescued dog who came from a horrible situation and then lived like a princess during the time she was with us. After we adopted Eevie, I signed up to be a volunteer with the rescue. It is great to see all the dogs come in in all types of situations and then see them finally find their forever families. Eevie was not the most perfect looking dog, but that is what rescue is all about…find a dog who is broken and loving it no matter what. She had missing teeth and hair, scars and urinary issues that told a story of her hideous past. She loved her food and she loved to play with her bunny toy which I have with her memorial. She wasn’t a dog who would give kisses and was afraid of loud sounds, had head tremors from her trauma, and fearful at times, but I don’t blame her after all she had gone through! She was safe with us until we sadly had to say good-bye, which was one of the hardest things I have had to do just knowing she was only about 4 years old and I wanted so much more for her. Eevie did start to open up to us, but then sadly the wobblers hit her. I would have to carry her by a harness to help her outside to potty. She would lay on her bed and not be able to walk and it was just so sad to see, but I loved her and did everything I knew to do to give her a good life because she so deserved it! Forever in our hearts sweet Evelyn!
We are so sorry to share so much sad news with you in one day, but it’s been a hard day for us here at Doberman Underground . Today we also say goodbye to our permanent foster dog, Charlotte White aka Charley or Cha Cha as she was lovingly called. Charley came to us in May 2018 when she had been found tied to a porch down South and no one knew how long she had been there. What we do know is that she was terribly dehydrated and underweight. Little did we know that from the dehydration her kidneys had stopped functioning . We tried everything for Charley. We went to Holistic Vets and even tried Stem Cell treatments twice on her. When those didn’t work her foster mom didn’t give up. She started researching foods, supplements and whatever it would take to keep Charlie alive and it worked until now. Charley’s health had declined in the last couple of months. She was tired and told us, so we needed to listen. Today Charley has been freed to go run with her very favorite buddy, another permanent foster that passed away, Pugsy the Pug . The most unusual duo, but these two loved each other and would lay on the bed licking each other and just hanging out together all the time. Tonight Charley and Pugsy are reunited and it makes this easier to know that neither dog is alone and that they have each other again. Our Permanent Fosters are our own dogs and we love them with all our being. We love them with everything we have, we treat them no different then one we have adopted and sometimes we love them even more. Rest easy Charley and know you were very loved.
Morgan came into rescue from a shelter in WV. He was emaciated. Barely had any hair, and was not the most mobile dog for his age. Morgan was strong enough to break out of any crate or enclosure we put him in. Morgan had the lowest thyroid test we had seen. We truly feared he would not live long. We finally got him into the right foster home where he fell in love with….a cat. Yes, he loves the resident cat. He continues to need his thyroid adjusted due to the elimination of the formula he was on. He continues to battle with arthritis. Our goal is to keep Morgan comfortable and happy as long as we can.