• Age:  8 years
  • Color:  Black
  • Gender:  Male
  • Dogs:  Seems fine with slow intros
  • Cats:  Ignored when tested
  • Kids:  Teens and up
  • Obedience:  Not necessary
  • Exercise:  Moderate
  • Fence:  Would appreciated fenced yard
Sponsor Dax by purchasing: 

Emily Testrake
Dawn Wilson
Mary Ellen Harris
Beth Peters
Barbara Janusek
Gayle Gates
Annamaria Cachey
Rachel Staveness
Marsha Pillers
Patricia Cutilletta
Chris Hedin

Because we are all volunteers, Illinois Doberman Rescue Plus only considers approved applicants to meet our orphans in our foster homes. Please read our eligibility requirements and apply on our website: www.ildoberescue.com/adopt.  After application is submitted, additional inquiries can email dobes@ildoberescue.com

Dax’s adoption fee is sponsored!

Dax is a special guy who has been in an amazing foster home since April, and his incredible foster mom had been working with some pretty difficult medical issues that are all cleared up now. He’s about 8 years old, and he came to us from a man who had to move into a trailer, which had no room for Dax. When we were asked to take him, we were sent a shocking photo of what looked like a football coming out of his behind and told he had trouble going to the bathroom. It wasn’t clear whether this would be something we could help him with or whether it was kinder to let him go to the bridge since his bowels didn’t have control holding or going, but we had to give him a chance. After 3 different vets worked hard for 3 months to make him better, a 4th specialist immediately recognized a bilateral hernia and admitted him to surgery. Dax is all healed up now and is ready to get on with his life in a forever home! Since the surgery, he has had zero issues with going or having control, so his surgery and recovery was a complete success! We are accepting donations for $5,000 in vet bills to save him, but his adopters should not worry about future expensive complications to this.

On top of all of that, he has signs of Wobbler’s, which is a common condition in Dobermans. Due to being a little unsteady on slippery floors, he would appreciate minimal stairs to access outside for potty and rugs or carpet instead of slick surfaces. He currently goes up/down 6 stairs to access the yard, but fewer would be better in coming years. He wears a chest harness instead of a neck collar to prevent unnecessary pressure on his neck. Dax doesn’t mind the calm older dogs, but he’s not a fan of the young doofus who runs past him and teases him. He will sit for a treat and offer both paws as a trick! He loves to gut stuffies, run after tennis balls, and clean out a kong with peanut butter. He’s a smart boy, so he likes toys and games that stimulate his brain. Dax is fine in an x-pen in his foster home, and his foster mom says he is quiet most of the time. Since his surgery, he has gotten a lot better about pooping on a leash, but he’d still appreciate being able to take his sweet time in a fenced yard. Dax ignored the cats when tested. The give up paperwork said he was fine with a younger grandson, but Dax would get upset when the young child would play fight. We think Dax would prefer (if any) older kids who act respectfully around dogs since he has already been through so much. He just wants a nice quiet home to chill in.

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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