• Breed:  Mastiff-mix
  • Age:  3.5 years (DOB 12/31/13)
  • Weight:  85 pounds
  • Gender:  Male
  • Dogs:  Needs a confident friend
  • Cats:  Unknown
  • Kids:  Unknown
  • Obedience:  Required to ensure success
  • Exercise:  Moderate
  • Fence:  Needs fenced yard (no e-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 application is submitted, additional inquiries can email PlusDogs@ILDobeRescue.com

Lemmy and his Dane buddy Bowie (also up for adoption) were confiscated in a neglect case after living in a ‘deplorable’ garage with no ventilation several hours downstate. It’s a big commitment to take in one giant dog, let alone two, so we will adopt them out to separate homes with existing friendly dogs to keep them company. This will give them a chance to blossom apart from each other instead of being codependent. They are ready to forget this neglectful past and learn what love and security is all about. We were able to trace his microchip, and Lemmy is 3.5 years old (DOB 12/31/13), and he’s a big boy at 85 pounds. At the vet, it was discovered he is heartworm positive, so he will be treated for that. He has an old injury or birth defect to his front leg, which doesn’t affect him trotting around the yard or pulling like an ox on a leash. He won’t make a good agility candidate, so he’d benefit from a bone/joint supplement to prevent long-term issues from it. Lemmy is shy and curious, but he has very little vocab. He offered to sit for a treat, but he needs the basics and more to be the ideal roommate. He was already neutered when he arrived, so he didn’t have the urge to mark everything like his intact friend, but we are doubting he knows what housebreaking is about at the moment. Due to a lack of foster homes willing to take in a huge unknown dog, he is staying in a nice boarding kennel, who is getting him vetted and taking wonderful care of him. Lemmy has no history with cats or kids, but he gets along with the male he lived with. He would love to have another dog at home to show him the ropes. Your shoulder will appreciate him having a fenced yard–he is very strong on a leash and needs to learn not to pull. He would be scared of an e-fence. He loves riding in the car. Please consider a spot on your couch–okay, two spots–for Lemmy.

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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