Athena didn't come from a rep. breeder. So, I can't get a hold of them...and I don't think I'd really want to anyway. :-/
Didn't Amanda's father breed this litter, Travis? Can she not talk to him?
Also, here's a suggestion, based on what you posted--and correct me if I read it wrong--it sounds like you are allowed *one* Doberman, but not two, where you are going to live, right?
And Gotham has a perfect safety net, in Ali (Old Drum), right?
So, why not let Gotham have his "safe place to fall" and *you or Amanda* be Athena's safe place to fall?
If that's not possible, then I would have to agree that placing her with a reputable rescue would be a good option.
Just as you guys, at the time, never pictured you'd be rehoming her, the next person you try to find for her...might end up the same way. A rescue could provide lifetime support and take her back if that happens.
(seriously, why are all the gorgeous red girls I've seen on the wrong coast? The SO said I had the "look" in my eyes when I saw that gorgeous red girl in ATL who would only be adopted out to residents near atlanta...). How old is Athena?
Lol, oh boy. Dunno if he'd be willing to drive out to NC! (that would be a long flight for a bored dobergirl!) He was willing to drive halfway to TX when I really wanted Aurore (the rehome girl from Andrea's litter).
Do you know about Pilots-n-Paws?
I happen to have an "In" with them, just sayin'.
I also have access to a nationwide trucking company that has helped with a few transport trains, but obviously that ends up being a much more time-consuming process.
And Travis, though I feel I "know" and like, Mangujowa, from her postings on this board, just another caveat--only
adopt Athena out to a person, any person--no matter if you think you know them or not, whom you've thoroughly screened, and checked references and vet records on, and use a contract, if you choose to rehome her yourself--I can send you one if you can't get one thru a local rescue.