Sponsors: IDR+ is fortunate to have such kind, generous donors who help us with so many orphans including Maureen Sherlock who makes another generous donation. This time for Momma Cat.
June 9: Adopt-a-thon
Want to meet dozens of adoptable dogs in one location instead of driving all over the Midwest to meet them in their foster homes? Come to our adopt-a-thon! Sunday, June 9 from 12-3 p.m. Hosted by: Care Animal Hospital 1195 E. Palatine Rd. (on Frontage Rd.) Arlington Heights, IL Approved adopters can take dogs home! [...]
June 29: Poker run!!
Everyone is invited to a motorcycle and classic car charity poker run to benefit the orphans at Illinois Doberman Rescue Plus! When: Saturday, June 29 from 10 a.m. (registration begins) – 6 p.m. (party at end stop ends) Where: Have a continental breakfast and pick your first card at Brauerhouse in Lombard, IL. Cars/bikes start [...]
Presenting our new logo!!!
This is IDR+’s 10th anniversary year, and we wanted to redesign our logo to emphasize our expanded mission of rescuing not only Dobermans, but also Plus dogs and cats. After months of working with very talented graphic designers, we have selected a logo that reflects the 200 Dobermans, 200 Plus dogs, and 150 cats we [...]
We’ve been waiting . . .
These sweet dogs have been waiting patiently and getting passed over as the pretty, young, cropped dogs are adopted quickly, and they deserve some special attention!! Please take a look at their bios and share them to anyone looking for a special dog to love. Sparky was adopted! Congrats!!! Sadie was adopted! Yay! All Sophie [...]
Charlie is a 4-year-old Blue Doberman. He has diabetes, and his previous owner brought him to her vet to be put down instead of being treated, but the staff at the animal hospital fell in love with his sweet temperament and found a safe place for him at the rescue. The diabetes is easily treated with simple shots, and the insulin only costs $25 for a 2-month supply. He is extremely affectionate and loves to cuddle and be scratched behind his ears. He is also very well-mannered. In his temporary foster home, he didn’t beg, jump on the counters, or get into garbage. Charlie is good with kids. He hasn’t been around a lot of other dogs, but with a little work and the right introduction he should do just fine. He is a wonderful dog and would make an excellent addition to anyone’s family! Email OrphanDobe@ameritech.net.
Update 3/28/13: Charlie has been to the vet once a week for his glucose check. The first time his number was quite high at 461 so they upped him from the original 10 units to 12, the next week he did go down to 363 and they upped him to 14 units. Then he went in Monday and for some reason his numbers went back up to 421 so they upped him again to 16 units. We are hoping he will get down to a good number soon as it is sad to see him thirsty all the time. He is still the happiest boy with a wonderful disposition. Keep him in your thoughts!
Update 4/5/13: Charlie saw the vet again for a check up, and his numbers are getting better! On 18 units of insulin, his glucose level went down to 217, which is much closer to normal.
Update: 4/24/13: After his weekly vet visits, his numbers continue to go up and down. This week, his glucose is down to 208, which is wonderful; however, the numbers are not indicative of how he looks. He is dropping weight despite eating 9 cups a day, and his liver values have been extremely elevated. He is on liver meds, and he needs his liver tested again in a month. He is still drinking tons of water. We will continue his weekly vet checks until we get this under control.
Update 5/15/13: Finally he is looking a little better. He is starting to gain weight and his liver values are getting better. His glucose still is not where it should be and he still drinks quite bit of water. He is at 25 units 2x a day so we will just have to keep slowly increasing it until we get to the right level.
Sponsors: In addition to the kind and generous donors noted above, IDR+ is grateful for the generous support of the following donors who have made donations for Charlie and his care:
* William Rosenthal who again donates to help some of our complicated cases like Charlie
* Rachel Powell
* Elaine Mathias for her generous donation
* John Kaprales
* Ruth Scherer
* Chad & Olga Knuth
* Janet Dahl
Leash & collar: Gina Manski sponsors a sparkling new set of DoberDuds just for Charlie. His luck is definitely turning for the better!
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Raffle and Auction Donation Items
We are always accepting donations of products or gift certificates for our event raffles and auctions. If you are in a position to donate products or services, or you are willing to ask someone you know to donate, please email Pam at orphanDobe@ameritech.net
Ask places you are a frequent customer at. We can provide you with a donation letter if needed. No donation is too small. Smaller items are often grouped in baskets. Use your imagination!
Desperately In Need of Cat/Kitten Items
Canned Cat and Kitten Food
Kitten Milk Replacer
Kitten Dry Food
Litter (any kind/brand)
Liquid Laundry Detergent
Garbage Bags (extra strong)
New Litter Boxes