Young Dobie Needing home asap!

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Hello, Max is a 5month old male black & tan dobie. He's beautiful, akc registered, has had all his vaccinations, and has his tail docked. He comes with his crate, food, toys, and all of his supplies. my husband has just lost his job and so we can not afford to keep him. We love Max and really wish for him to have a loving home. He's been well socialized with very young children, older kids, adults and animals of all sorts. He's had no health issues at all. He's been on Frontline Plus and Heartgaurd preventatives. We really really really can not afford to keep him for much longer. We are asking for an adoption fee of $1200 OBO. (we paid $1500 plus everything else) so please consider Max... He does have a lot of energy but he's super smart and knows his commands. He's a great dog, but sometimes i think he's a lot smarter then that. Please contact me

Did you contact his breeder yet? I along with many good breeders have a clause in my contracts that if the dog should ever need to be rehomed that the owners contact me first. They may be able to help you place him.

I think it may be hard to get that price for him as an older puppy. Their is really no value so to speak in reselling puppies.

Good luck in finding him a home and I'm sorry to hear about your husbands job. This is a bad time of the year for that.

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Can you find a temporary home for Max with a friend or family member? The fact that you are considering departing with Max is hard for me to understand. At this point he is a family member unless he has been completely ignored. No offense, but family sticks together where I am from and although I have only owned two Dobies I wouldn't think of getting rid of them any more than I would putting my kids up for adoption. Please don't react to hastily. Government programs can help you and your family transition to a new job for your husband. If you truly love Max I will be the first to volunteer to keep him until you and your husband have found a resolution to the problems you have currently.

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  Some food bank even supply dog food if feeding is the main issue.

 Some breeders like myself do buy back the pups and some are sold with a binding contract for return of the Dobe if you can't keep him.

 I pay full price back for any of my pups that buyers can't keep under 1 year of age.

I sometimes buy Dobes but that are in need of a new good home, but they have to have proof of vwd stats as a clear and be akc certified. That being said, I don't pay much for a Dobe that needs rescuing and is not part of my line.

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We're having financial issues because my husband's lost his job due to service related injury (military), and insane medical bills from that and from having just having a baby - all w/o any insurance. thats the biggest problem, but thats not all of it. we can barely afford our mortgage so we certainly cant afford max's food, supplies, and sick/preventative care. this is the only option we have as we dont even know when or how things will get better. i'vee contacted the breeder already and she suggested contacting his vet and so on. yes, this is a bad time of year, but it would be bad at any time. We live in Indiana and we're asking for such a high price (its still super flexible) because im afraid that if you put forth that  much to adopt then you probably cant afford upkeep. it seemed like a good idea at the time. i need to make sure he'll be ok and happy and w/ all things considered, im doing my best. i appreciate your input, but id appreciate not being misjudged as well. things are crazy and difficult enough as it is.

I'm certainly not judging, I'm just saying that not many people are going to pay that much for a 5mo old puppy. What is his breeding? Have you contacted a Doberman rescue group to see if anyone has room to take him? Why wont the breeder take him back and try to rehome him?

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We adopted Ginger from an awesome rescue called Illinois Doberman Rescue. They are caring people, who find great homes for dogs. Their adoption process is thorough, and they always try to place a dobe in their ideal home. One of their adoption stipulations is that if for any reason the adopter can no longer care for the dobe, that they be returned to IDR. I would try to contact them about Max. I'm sure they could find him a wonderful home.

 

http://www.ildoberescue.com/displaySection.php?id=1

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http://guardianangelsforsoldierspet.org/

 

This is a special organization that takes military men and women's pets into temporary foster homes while they are deployed.  I'm of the opinion that if you were to contact them, explain your situation, that they would most likely help you or have programs they have knowledge about to help you.

Everyone on here probably wishes your breeder would work with you more and thats all I read, no one here is judging you.  Having experienced losing a job, a home, and having to place some of my dogs with other people I know how hard it is to handle.  I wish you the best of luck.

I don't think you should try and sell Max because I don't think that it is going to work out if you put a price on him.  You're more likely to get him into a new home by working with organizations like shelters and foster home programs than trying to sell him to a new home.  Look at Ginger -- she's a rescue doberman and she has entered the best home.  Her owners were on this site asking questions when they were just looking at her.  I know that you think if you put a price to the adoption that it will help ensure it is a permanent home, but I think if you let a rescue group help you with that you would probably find a good new owner.

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zak_n_bo, it sounds like you are having some serious trouble, and I know, having a Doberman puppy when you're just barely hanging on to things isn't easy. RND is right though, you'll never get an adoption fee near $1200. And you most certainly should check your contract and contact the breeder. We too had a clause that required all our puppy parents to return the dog to us if ever there was a problem. I can't imaging a good breeder doing otherwise.

I would suggest focusing on finding him a good home, and ask no more than a $200 or $300 adoption fee (never advertise a free dog)

Also, I took your email address out of the post. People can safely contact you with the envelope in the bottom right of each of your message blocks or with the link I added. Otherwise, that email address is going to get filled with spam.

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Did this dog ever find a home??  I have a home.....

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Maybe I should clarify that statement - I am researching whether to get a doberman so I have more questions than anything.....

Why would the breeder not take the dog back - that seems like it goes against everything that a breeder is supposed to be.

I hope that you have found a great home and that the dog is doing well.  If the dog needs a home still post some more information and a pic or two.

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We adopted Ginger from an awesome rescue called Illinois Doberman Rescue. They are caring people, who find great homes for dogs. Their adoption process is thorough, and they always try to place a dobe in their ideal home. One of their adoption stipulations is that if for any reason the adopter can no longer care for the dobe, that they be returned to IDR. I would try to contact them about Max. I'm sure they could find him a wonderful home.

 

http://www.ildoberescue.com/displaySection.php?id=1

 

 

I just looked at this site posted by Shibadobe earlier. They have some videos attached to it and I just wanted to say...the people affiliated  with IDR are just angels from heaven. They have rescue on there named 'MIRACLE' AND THE WORK AND RECOVERY THEY DID WITH HIM IS SIMPLY AMAZING!!

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I hope this works out for the best for the dog.

I never heard of a breeder not taking a dog back, that's usually a lifetime requirement for adoption. Kinda strange... Best wishes to Max!!!!!

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Well IO have just found this thread whilst having a look through this brilliant site.

 

All I can say is it is a pity that you are so far away in the states, because if you were in the UK I would be knocking on your door right now, he would make a smashing companion for Our new "Dobe" Buster. I know this is not really any help to you and I do hope you can get sorted out as soon as possible.

If only you were over here.

 

Keep your chin up keep smiling.

 

Pete.