It’s not often that we aren’t talking about birding or conservation but last night we got news that one of the Dobermans we were sponsoring passed away. She was 14, abandoned at age 13 because her owners didn’t want to deal with her medical problems – treatable medical problems. At fourteen, this Doberman lived a long life and at the end was loved by a foster family. However, there are many Dobermans (and other dogs) that are in need – abused, neglected dogs that are abandoned and need help.
Over 12 years ago we were blessed by a stray Doberman that appeared out of no where on a cold night. Her name was Baby and we often went birding together. In March she succumbed to bone cancer. We have since rescued another Doberman, a friendly puppy that was dumped by the airport.
The point is we love Dobermans and it is disgraceful that people abuse dogs and treat them like property. Dobermans constantly get a bad rap – they are often protrayed as aggressive, blood-thirsty heathens that are only worthwhile of being guard dogs. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Dobermans are some of the sweetest dogs out there and deserve to be respected as thus. Many people had crossed our Doberman’s path and discovered how sweet and gentle she was. There are many organizations out there that help disadvantaged Dobermans and we support Special Needs Dobermans.