- Age: 2-3 years
- Color: Black
- Weight: 65 pounds
- Gender: Male
- Dogs: Very selective with other dogs. May be best as only dog
- Cats: No cats
- Kids: 12 and up
- Obedience: Required to ensure success
- Exercise: Moderate to high
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Lorretta Van Riet
Anybody want a Peanut? Back in March, we got a call about a Dobe who was found possibly hit by a car with a badly broken leg. Despite his painful injury, he was super sweet and happy to be around everyone who was helping him. Once he arrived with us, our amazing orthopedic surgeon pinned and splinted the leg. After months of crate rest and TLC in a loving foster home, he is all healed up, and he is good as new! He is ready to party now that he’s back to 100%. Peanut is young (around 2-3 years old), so he has lots of energy and wants a job to do! Training will be a requirement to ensure his success. He is food motivated, so he will learn quickly. He has ‘selective hearing,’ but he is all ears if you have a treat! He has an occasional habit of jumping up on people when he meets them, so smaller kids would be knocked over. Older kids (12 and up) are better suited for his energy level. He wants to chase kitties, so no cats for him. He seems friendly with dogs his size who appreciate his energy level, but he had not been mingled while he was healing. The older dogs in the foster home think he’s a young punk with no manners, and the small dogs appear to him as toys. Peanut will require a solid-fenced yard since a mere leash walk is not enough for him most days, and he wouldn’t blink while running through an e-fence. However, inside, he quietly watches people and dogs walk past his crate, and now that he’s allowed on the couch, he loves looking out the window and cuddling while watching TV. However, anyone with low shelves or tables full of knick-nacks need not apply. He has months of pent-up energy to release, and he resembles a bull in a china shop at times. Peanut’s foster mom loves him and sees the potential in him, but she says he is not move-in ready for an inexperienced Doberman home. His strength and exuberance for life makes him a handful for her. She admits to being ‘of a certain age,’ so she recommends Peanut goes to a home with someone who is ready for a young Dobe with no history of training, except since his pin came out. Her son has been working with Peanut, and he has mastered ‘sit’ and taking a treat nicely, so he for sure has lots of potential! When she is working in the garden, he offers to ‘help’ by carrying around the watering can or moving a bag of dirt. His favorite ‘toy’ is the plastic drain grate in the yard. Peanut is housebroken and can be crated while he’s alone. He LOVES squeaky toys. Please consider making a donation toward his very expensive surgery.
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