• Age:  About 3 years
  • Color:  Black
  • Weight:  65 pounds
  • Gender:  Male
  • Dogs:  Good with females and smaller dogs (no large males)
  • Cats:  No cats
  • Kids:  10 and up
  • Obedience:  Required to ensure success (A Sound Beginning Program included with adoption)
  • Exercise:  Moderate to high
  • Fence:  Requires 6-foot fence
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Thanks so much to our Sponsors!!
Patricia & Steve Bengtsson
Robert Walter
Chris Hedin
Megan McG
Deb Cepek
Lorretta Van Riet
Judith Beattie
Margaret Zambito
Andrea Kelly
Patricia Cutilletta
Gina Osterholt

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 an application is submitted, additional inquiries can email

Peanut is a nutty boy who loves to run around his yard and cuddle with his foster sister. He is about 3 years old, and he is an example of this busy working breed. His ideal forever home would have a 6-foot fence to get his zoomies out since a mere leash walk is not enough for him most days, and he wouldn’t blink while running through an e-fence to chase a critter. His current foster home’s fence is only 4 feet tall, and he can clear that if he sees a squirrel, so he’s on a tie-out for added safety. In his foster home, he loves looking out the window and cuddling while watching TV. Peanut LOVES his Dobe foster sister, and he would love to have a friendly girl to be BFFs with. However, he’s not a fan of the resident birds or pushy male Dobe, and he showed too much interest in kitties when he met some. He gets along with the other tolerant dogs in the foster home, even the little one, but he can be a little too playful and exuberant for a reluctant or elderly playmate.
 Peanut has been through training with A Sound Beginning and is coming a long way, but there is always room for improvement. A Sound Beginning will donate another course of classes to his adopter to continue his learning and help with bonding. Peanut is very treat motivated, so he is an eager student. He has mastered sit, stay, and down, but he wants to expand his vocab. He walks nicely on the leash and likes car rides. Peanut would benefit from someone who knows how to keep a young working breed’s mind active, with lots of games and stimulation. Peanut is very friendly and loving, and we are breaking him of his habit to want to ‘hug’ everyone he meets. Most kids could get knocked over, so he’d be best with older and sturdier kids who don’t mind an occasional check into the boards. He is housebroken, and he loves to munch on durable toys and anything that squeaks. He is an angel in a crate. Peanut is also working with a behaviorist to get over some anxious behaviors when his mind is too worked up, but he can settle, and he has been doing amazing on some basic meds.
 You might be wondering how this awesome guy came to IDR+. Back in March, he was found possibly hit by a car with a badly broken hind leg. Our amazing orthopedic surgeon pinned and splinted the leg, and he is all healed up and good as new! He will have no lasting effects from his injury. If you are looking for a busy boy with lots of potential, Peanut is your guy!

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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