• Age:  8 years
  • Color:  Red
  • Gender:  Male
  • Dogs:  Prefers females
  • Cats:  Seems good
  • Kids:  12 and up
  • Obedience:  Always recommended
  • Exercise:  Moderate
  • Fence:  Pulls on the leash
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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 an application is submitted, additional inquiries can email dobes@ildoberescue.com

We are heartbroken to report that we lost Fuji. On Tuesday, his abdomen was suddenly enormous, so we rushed him to the vet to see if he was bloating. The x-ray showed he was full of fluid instead. Bloodwork wasn’t alarming, so the vet suggested a specialist for an ultrasound. Unfortunately, the ultrasound showed an enormous tumor in his lung that was cutting off the vena cava, which made him back up all of that fluid. Much of the 4L that was drained for the ultrasound came back fairly quickly, and he was coughing and in a lot of discomfort. He went to the bridge after getting so much love from the volunteers at IDR+.

Fuji is as sweet as the apple! He came to IDR+ after he was surrendered to a shelter in SC. We often get asked if our dogs are good with kids, but we have to ask if the kids in question are good with dogs. In Fuji’s case, the resident grandkids were allowed to pull his ears and act inappropriately with him, so instead of showing children the right way to act around a dog, Fuji lost his home for the past 8 years. By the looks of the sores on his body, he probably spent a lot of time lying on concrete, so he is hoping for a nice dog bed inside. Fuji has a beautiful gait, and we enjoy watching him glide across the yard and then ungracefully plop to the grass and roll around. Fuji would like a nice female his size to be his friend, and he didn’t react when a little dog got in his face at the previous shelter. He passed the cat test, and he can be placed with older kids who know how to act around dogs. He needs some practice walking nicely on the leash because he is big and strong. But he’s also a big softie when he squeaks his favorite Wubba toy to comfort him. He carries it everywhere with him!

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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