Henry

  • Age:  5 years
  • Color:  Red
  • Gender:  Male
  • Dogs:  Best as only dog or with confident female
  • Cats:  No cats
  • Kids:  Unknown
  • Obedience:  Required to ensure success
  • Exercise:  Moderate
  • Fence:  Must have solid fence
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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

Oh, Henry. He is sweeter and nuttier than the candy bar that shares his name! Henry has been in one of our loving foster homes for over a year as his foster mom works through some stuff with him and figures out what kind of home would be his best chance at success. He is 5 years old, but he has the spirit of a youngster.

First, Henry needs a fenced yard. He is not a fan of leash walks in a busy neighborhood, so he needs his own secure area to run around and play. Henry’s foster mom has taken him to training and worked with his leash skills, but not being a fan of seeing other dogs and people while on leash is just something an adopter will have to accept.

Second, although Henry is currently living successfully with several Dobermans, he needs SLOW intros with very tolerant and accepting dogs. His recent favorites have been laid-back females. He is a perfect gentleman in the house, but he occasionally forgets his manners and the rules outside and plays too rough. But an understanding female can subdue an occasionally rowdy boy.

Third, an adopter needs to be enthusiastic about training and shaping his active mind to keep everyone in the house happy. He loves training and will do anything for a treat, but his short attention span needs structure.

Lastly, his ideal home is with people who have some experience Dobes, no cats or small dogs, and probably older kids (if any). He would be perfectly fine as an only dog, but he is selective about who he wants to be friends with (aren’t we all?). He has been a pleasure to live with this whole time, and his foster mom says he is crate trained and housebroken. He loves to snooze on a big chair or try to sit in your lap.

You might be wondering how we got such a wonderful boy and why he has taken so long to find his forever home. Henry was originally confiscated by animal control in July 2015 for being neglected in his previous home and was held as evidence in a downstate shelter until his owner was charged. There, he had a bad experience with an aggressive dog that affected him. He was released into our program in March 2016, and he has been thriving in a foster home for over a year. Henry will not let his neglectful past spoil his hopeful future.

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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