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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
Hi guys I'm a new member here and I'm looking forward to sharing and communicating with you guys!

I run a Doberman rescue and I've taken a lot of time out to concentrate on looking after our baby who's now 2 years old.

I'm now just starting to slowly get around to getting my rescue going again, I'm taking my time as space is pretty limited right now but I'm working on getting more established for the future.

I've also been wanting to get in touch with other Doberman guardians as I'm the only person I know with one.

Here's me & my daughter with Luke out hiking.


So here's to sharing!!!:cool2:
 

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Wow!!!

you guys are so blessed to have such beautiful characters in your lives.

Yeah, I love to go hiking with Luke, I'm in Dallas and we have a nature reserve with a bunch of trails on it and that is the only thing that really wears Luke out! I'm heavy into fitness so I will try to push myself as much as I can.

I love posting photo's too, I think I've even got some video's of Luke too!
 

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Cool!!!!!!!

This forum is really good, you guys seem real friendly, I'm really not into most forums that have a bunch of people swearing, etc. I love forums where people are really passionate and love to participate.
 

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I think I started out in rescue the same way most people start....I was given Luke because his family couldn't keep him anymore!

Apparently he used to jump fences which tells me that they probably left him unsupervised for long periods at a time.....:sadcry:

He's a big German boy so he can look intimidating at first glance, he was also totally unsocialised and amongst other things didn't like men at all, we couldn't walk by a man without him freaking out, he just doesn't like men being around where he couldn't see them he gets real skittish and scared!

When other dogs bark at him he seems to have no clue what's going on.

it took a while but we worked with each other and he's worked out a lot of his bad habits, he still doesn't like men behind him but he's so much better and my daughter and him are inseparable, he's become a good guard dog too.

I've been in rescue for about four years, I started out with Malamutes but decided to make a change when my personal one passed on of old age then I took time out for a while because we had a child then we got Luke and I decided to ease myself back in to rescue again.

Rescue is hard because other groups don't trust you in the begining and it takes some time to establish yourself also finding suitable adopters is real hard and I'm always weary of where my guys and gals go to! I've learnt so much in rescue and there's really nothing like a dog getting a new home!:boldblue:
 

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Thank you so very much for your kind words!!!

Rescue is pretty much a thankless task but the satisfaction is getting good homes such as yours so we are all hero's!!!:cool2:
 

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Thanks....if you don't mind me asking ....what's wrong with your local dobie rescue?

I know a real bad rescue ( they just store dogs and don't look after them) near where I live infact I know a bunch of bad shelters!

As for me I just try to do the best I can at any given moment and sometimes that's simply not good enough and sometimes it seems as if I'm the only one that can help!

I met up with a lady today that does wildlife rescue and we discussed the politics/negative side of rescue and how mean the other dog rescues can be to each other and I think it just comes down to supporting the good rescues and making sure you can enjoy what you are doing.
 

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Wow, sounds like you've done a great job!!!!

To me it's all about taking the time out and working with your Dobie or any dog that you bare the guardian of for that matter!!!

Thanks for your kind words, I'm probably gonna be taking in a Red 10 yr old sometime this weekend so if he's safe to bring back home I'll keep ya updated and I'll take some pix & vids!!

Thanks for the kind words!!!
 

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Back in Black I love your B&W photo of your Dobie!!!!! glad to hear from someone else from Dallas.

Frznbuns....I see what you mean...I hear of that pretty often...:sadcry:
I'm still working on getting my rescue established and in a position to do more on a zero budget, it's tough but my wife is pretty supportive of the rescue thing, I'm also working on a forum where Dobie rescues can form a network and help each other out!....I don't know how well that would work though.

Keep looking out for the Dobies!!!
 
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