• Age:  5 years
  • Color:  Black
  • Weight:  75 pounds
  • Gender:  Male
  • Dogs:  Ok with tolerant female
  • Cats:  Might chase but loses interest
  • Kids:  7 and up
  • Obedience:  Always recommended
  • Exercise:  Moderate
  • Fence:  Would appreciate
Patricia Kampmeier
Terry Durham
Heidi Cowan
Chris Hedin
Vivianne Benda
Stephen & Shanna Krieger

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Bugatti is a survivor. When he arrived at IDR+, he immediately fell ill with a serious case of leptospirosis. He was hospitalized for a month and treated for the dangerous bacterial infection. When he recovered from lepto, the vet confirmed he was ready for his heartworm treatment, and he is currently recovering from that and almost ready to leave his foster home. It’s unfortunate that this sweet boy was hit so hard from two different preventable diseases, but he’s in good hands now. We only adopt to responsible homes who keep their pets up-to-date on shots and heartworm prevention, so he will never be in this position again. He should not have any lasting effects from either medical condition, but we have piles of vet bills to cover if you would like to sponsor him. At 5 years old, Bugatti has been through enough, and he is ready to relax in a forever home. He needs some practice walking nicely on a leash, so he’d appreciate a fenced yard for potty and exercise. He does better on a chest harness, so he is making progress. Our priority has been making him healthy, so training is up next for him. He likes to show off ‘sit’ and ‘down.’ We were unable to mingle him with other dogs while he was recovering, and while he can be a little vocal toward dogs on the leash, we suspect he should be okay with a nice female with a slow intro. He seems to ask, ‘what are you looking at,’ to male dogs. Being vocal on the leash might be insecurity, so training will help that first impression. In his foster home, he interested in the resident kitty, but he stops when the cat is out of sight. He should be okay with a dog-savvy cat. His foster mom doesn’t feel any aggression in his kitty curiosity, and his attention is easily redirected. Bugatti has no history with kids, but his foster mom thinks he’s gentle enough for kids 7+ who know how to act nicely around big dogs and aren’t scared of their size. Bugatti loves to watch TV and sit in his foster’s lap and cuddle with his head on their shoulder. Like a typical needy Dobe, he will poke you with his nose or swat you with his paw when he wants more attention. He’s a 75-pound lap dog.

Bugatti’s lifesaving lepto and HW treatments

$410 of $3,000 raised
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The biographical information provided is correct to the best of our knowledge while the animal is in our care or includes what may have been provided by a previous owner. We strive to be honest and accurate, but animals can change their personalities and behavior when they settle into a new home. IDR+ makes no guarantees based on the information we observe and provide.

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