Why Highlight These Homeless Dogs?
This page occasionally features dogs that are Dobermann cross-breeds. Sadly people sometimes believe they have bought a dobermann only to find out that they have been duped, or alternatively they may have been sold a cross-breed, and there is nowhere specific to go for help with rehoming these dogs when they cannot keep or cope with them.
Rogue is a 7 year old cross breed bitch desperately in need of a loving family home. Rogue really is a loveable Rogue! She is a sweet natured, affectionate and very friendly comical dog who loves children and other dogs (but not cats!). Rogue has already in her past been rescued from an appalling situation and illness has now struck her owner who is desperate that this wonderful dog does not once again end up vulnerable and homeless. For more information please call Pam Hall on (01346) 532227. Rogue is currently on the west coast of Scotland but we can help with transport.
Weekends are good for Rogue as she is taken out by a local dog walker who says the following about her charge. ‘I am very fond of Rogue, she is great wee dog. She’s a lovely natured, affectionate soul, easy to handle, has good recall and is a pleasure to walk for Dorothy. She loves playing with Fin (the
lurcher in the picture) and they have great games of chases through the woods. She has stayed overnight on more than one occasion and has been a perfect house guest. She travels well in the car, whether on her own or with my three hounds.
Lexy is a black and tan, spayed and micro-chipped 15 month old Dobie cross bitch already on her third home and now looking for her forever place due to her present owners moving into full time employment. A very exuberant youngster still to learn her manners when walking outside on and off lead where she expects everyone to play with her, this playfulness, we know, would be improved greatly with regular attendance at training classes where she would be able to socialize calmly with other dogs and owners alike in a controlled atmosphere. Her hyper energy levels could be perfectly channeled into agility work with the proper training and commitment of any prospective new owners. Basic commands are there but will need re-enforcement with a regular training regime as her recall ability is a trifle suspect when other, more interesting things, are occurring around her.
Lexy would make a great family dog as she is presently living in a household with two young children aged 3 and 5 years and has lived with other dogs in the past and would benefit from being part of an active household to keep her stimulated with her excess energy channeled into day to day life. However due to the many upheavals in her young life she has had to cope with so far, she can not be left for long periods and we would ideally prefer someone was at home most of the time to minimize any separation anxiety and the possible return of some destructive behaviour she has demonstrated in the past. Introduction to any small furries would have to be very controlled and steady as Lexy has a tendency to chase and bark at the neighbourhood cats when in her garden and would play chase anything that moves outside when off lead. Travels well in the car but we would recommend a travel crate in the boot to keep her safe.
Currently resident in Welwyn Garden City in Hertfordshire, any interested parties please call Pam Hall on (01346) 532227.
This is Lucy, a 10 to 12 month old cross breed looking for her forever home – a very happy, friendly, confident girl who is full of energy and loves to play with toys. She knows basic commands, but would need an owner who would be willing to give a lot of time for training and socialising her.
Lucy is strong on the lead and barks at other dogs that pass by but can be distracted by food. She has been handed in as a stray so her background is unknown. She would have to be rehomed as an only dog and taken to a qualified dog trainer for help and guidance and one to ones before trying to introduce her to other dogs. Lucy is a lovely girl looking for that special owner who can give her the time and guidance she needs.
Lucy will need to be spayed and a voucher towards the cost will be available to her new owner.
Do you think you could be that special person to offer Lucy her forever home? If so please contact : CARR HOUSE RESCUE CENTRE Based in HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE 01482 701738 And talk to the staff at the centre.
Colleen arrived at the Dogs Trust in June 2010 after she was found as a stray by the Local Authority Dog Warden. Aged around 2 years+, she is a Dobie cross. Colleen settled into her new life at the Rehoming Centre quickly and it wasn’t long before she was found a new home …
Sadly Colleen was returned to the Dogs Trust shortly afterwards as her new owners found her boisterous behaviour and cheeky ways too difficult to manage. Colleen does find it difficult to cope when she’s alone and will therefore need an owner who is around most of the time but hopefully it will be possible to gradually increase the period she is left as her confidence grows once in a home.
Colleen can be a little nervous around strangers and will need careful socialisation to increase her confidence. She really is a sweet girl who would benefit from an adult-only home where she can get to know her owners in her own time. Although Colleen is a cross breed, she is good with other dogs and has many Dobermann traits, and will make a very rewarding pet for those who know and love this breed.
If you have the time and knowledge to offer Colleen the loving home she so desperately needs and enjoy doing basic training then you will have a loving companion. Further details are available from The Dogs Trust Darlington (01325) 333114 or – visit their website – for more details.
Hector is a big fit lad who likes his walks but is quite strong on the lead. However he is very friendly and affectionate and has a lovely nature. Neutered and microchipped he is looking for his forever home. Please contact us if you are interested in Hector. Currently with the Abandoned Animals Angus in Arbroath, Scotland please call Ian Robb on 01241 870168 (office hours only please).
Striking and unusual red coloured, Dobermann X Labrador approximately 1 year old needing further socialization and training with both people and other dogs. Bruce loves to play, travels well in the car and just needs someone who is used to active, intelligent, large dogs to give him a chance as he can be a little nervous. Contact WARS (Worcestershire Animal Rescue), Hawthorn Lane, Nr Malvern, WR13 6BD. Telephone: (01905) 831651. Opening hours, Wednesday – Sunday 11.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.
Striking looking Dobermann cross Rottweiler, black and tan thought to be around 2 years old. A social and interactive dog by nature he loves to play and enjoys most toys having the Dobie trait of carrying something around for comfort. Shows good potential with training but can become distracted by other animals and will need on going training with his recall. Winston is very strong and tends to want to chase wildlife and play with other dogs. Due to his size, strength and training needed it is felt Winston needs to live in a home as the only dog. New owners will need to have realistic expectations of mixing him with other dogs and fully understand the input required. Winston is looking for experienced owners who have trained a guarding breed before and needs to live in an environment that is both spacious and secure. Winston is a gorgeous dog with lots to offer. He will require patience and understanding from his new family, but in turn will bring happiness, laughter and fun to their lives.
We think if it’s the right home he could live with teenagers as he has been very sociable with people. He cannot live with cats, or similar small fluffies! Winston arrived as a stray so unfortunately we know little about his history before arriving at Battersea. We believe him to be around 2yrs old due to his condition and behaviour. He is already castrated and will be microchipped and vaccinated. There are no pre-existing health conditions noted by the Battersea veterinary team.
Winston has a very soft nature and is very much a big baby with people, his only vice is his behaviour towards dogs and chase with wildlife. He is by no means aggressive to other dogs, just completely unaware of his size and is very heavy handed with them, not listening to them telling him off and very strong on lead.
Battersea’s kennel reference for Winston is 11/20482. Anyone interested in rehoming Winston should click here where you will see him featured or contact Vicky Snook, Senior Rehomer directly at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home , Priest Hill , Old Windsor, Berkshire SL4 2JN. Tel: (01784) 494457.
Sheba successfully rehomed in May On 17 May she will be meeting her potential new owner and hopefully be going to her new family the following day/ Lots of interest in Sheba. Waiting for the result of a home check.
Absolutely gorgeous Dobie X age unknown but thought to be 9 to 10 months of age. Excellent with people, loving and affectionate and used to children aged 11 and up. Has lived with another dog and is well socialized and not bothered by anything. Very intelligent and with on going training this delightful bitch will make a really super all round family pet and companion.
Up-date: 16 April 2011 The lovely Allie has found her new home at last. Delightful, lively, playful 15 month old Dobie X Rottie, spayed bitch who adores finding and fetching tennis balls!
Allie also loves playing with soft toys and raggers and at rest enjoys settling down with a chew. She is looking for calm, active owners to give her the physical and mental stimulation she needs. New owners must be able and willing to continue with Allie’s basic training using reward based methods. Breed knowledge beneficial and if there are children in the family will need to be older ones that are relaxed around big, bouncy dogs. For more details about Allie please contact the Blue Cross Rescue Centre in Felixstowe, Suffolk on (01394) 283254.
Charlie has a new home. Great news this energetic young monster has a new family. Thanks to all those who enquired, hopefully he will settle down to a long and happy life. No Charlie Brown but a Charlie Black, thought to be a a dobie cross lab. He may be part lab and totally black but his pose and behaviour is all dobermann. Charlie is about 2 years old, he has been neutered and came from Ireland with no history. He is very OTT with people and other dogs being full of enthusiasm however he is easy to train and loves his treats. Although he could live with a spayed bitch she would have to be able to match his wild games and because he is in his hooligan stage he would not be suitable for rehoming with small children.
Charlie loves playing, especially fetch (must be the labrador) and shows no possessiveness. He can be left for short periods but until he is settled not for too long otherwise he might get into mischief like a spot of ‘cushion tossing’. Energetic applicants please contact the Dogs Trust in Evesham, Worcestershire for further information and ask to speak to Christina Long or one of her colleagues on (01386) 830613.