• Age:  5 years
  • Color:  Blue
  • Weight:  65 pounds
  • Gender:  Male
  • Dogs:  Needs a confident leader
  • Cats:  No cats
  • Kids:  Unknown
  • Obedience:  Required to ensure success
  • Exercise:  Moderate to high
Sponsor Frank by purchasing: 

Rachael Jones
Lisa Monson
Diana Pudwill
Alexa Vouros
Alan & Carol Smith

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:  After application is submitted, additional inquiries can email

UPDATE: 7/4: Sadly, rescue doesn’t take a holiday. On Saturday, Frank went to the ER due to bloat, and he stayed there until he was stable to be released back to his foster home. However, he had bloody vomit and diarrhea yesterday, and his foster mom rushed him back to the ER knowing this was more than just bloat. After some more in-depth tests, the vet realized that in addition to bloating over the weekend, he was also suffering from abdominal cancer, and it was best to let him go since there was nothing anyone could do to help him. Frank was only with IDR+ for a couple of months, but during that time, he came so far from the scared dog when he first arrived. He made lots of doggie friends, and he was so loved. Unfortunately, his vet bills were over $1000 to try to save him. Please consider making a donation in his memory.

UPDATE 7/2: Frank wasn’t acting himself, wouldn’t eat, was vomiting, had an enlarged belly, and was pacing around and not comfortably lying down, which are telltale signs of bloat. Deep-chested dogs, like Dobes, are susceptible to this sudden condition, and knowing what to look for and taking a dog to a vet are essential to a good outcome. His tummy filled with gas, but Frank’s foster mom got him to a vet before his stomach flipped, which would have required surgery to save him. He got a few x-rays and received a lot of supportive care at the hospital overnight. He’s good as new now, and he’s resting for a few days to be safe. Please consider helping with his vet bill, which happened on a holiday weekend, so he had to go to the ER.

We don’t know much about Frank’s past but things have definitely gotten a lot better for him since he came to IDR+! Frank earned the nickname ‘fraidy Frank when he first came to us since he was pretty much afraid of everything! After a few weeks of settling in, he’s finally starting to come out of his shell. This 5-year-old boy needs a family who’s going to understand his quirks and be patient with him. He would definitely benefit from living with confident and well-behaved dog to show him how to dog!  Frank does well with other dogs but is still learning proper dog manners and often acts like an obnoxious puppy when meeting new dogs. Cats and other small animals are a no go for Frank as he is way too interested in chasing them. Frank is housebroken but will have accidents if spooked or if no one is watching him (he isn’t good about letting you know he needs out). He is also crate trained and is crated at night and during the day. An obedience class would be ideal for him to help learn his commands and help boost his confidence. Also, a fenced yard is a must so Frank has a safe space to burn off his energy. Frank is being fostered in Urbana, IL.

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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