|Animal ID: 2015-019Sy and Papi (male)|
Doberman Pinscher Age: Adult
|Compatibility:|| Not Good w/ Other Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults |
|Personality:|| Low Energy, Somewhat Dominant |
|Health:|| Neutered, Vaccinations Current, Arthritis | Sy and Papi are a bonded pair, and will only be adopted as a pair. Sy, is an 8 year old, Red and Tan Doberman Pinscher, who has been vetted, is up to date on his vaccinations, neutered, heartworm and Lyme negative, micro-chipped, and also tested worm and parasite free as well. Sy is healthy and only has a little stiffness from time to time and has a prescription for Rimadyl when needed. He has an alpha personality, however he loves Papi, they were surrendered together on 3/23/15 to the Fulton County Animal Shelter, in Atlanta, GA, the owner was no longer able to care for them, however we feel these two sweet souls need to be in a home with ... (Read More)no other dogs, they only need you and each other. Papi, is a 3 year old Greater Swiss Mountain Dog mix, who has been vetted, is up to date on his vaccinations, neutered, heartworm and Lyme negative, micro-chipped, and also tested worm and parasite free as well. Papi is a young, healthy male and adores Sy, his lifelong canine brother. These two boys are inseparable! Sy has always been the spokesperson for the pair while Papi tends to stay in the background following Sy's lead. Papi has come out of his shell so much since being in a foster home. While Sy gets along fabulously with Papi, we do not feel he would do well with other dogs. Both deserve to be in a home where someone cherishes them and if you are able to open your heart and your home to a rescued, bonded pair, please contact us at FureverhomesDobermanRescue@outlook.com for an adoption application. An Evaluation from our Foster: Sy and Papi are intelligent, affectionate, obedient dogs that seem to be true brothers in every sense of the word. They eat out of each others food bowls, drink simultaneously out of a single water bowl, play hard together, and rest happily together usually in very close proximity to each other. You can pet them while they eat, sit next to them while they eat, move their bowls around while they eat, and neither one of them will react in a negative way. They stand quietly and wait patiently for treats and always take food very gently from our hands. When it's time to go outside, even though they get excited, they wait patiently to have their leashes put on, and Papi will often sit, without being asked, until he's all hooked up. Both dogs know basic commands such as sit, stay, and down (but we don't ask Sy to sit because he seems uncomfortable maneuvering his body into a sitting position). Both dogs walk well on a leash, but Papi reacts to other dogs during walks. He gets agitated, vocal, and will fixate in an excited state, and he'll nip at you while he's in that state if you get too close and you're not careful. Sy seems uninterested in other dogs during a walk, but does show prey drive. He doesn't lunge at prey, but he gets alert, curious, and scents frantically. Both dogs have been cat tested at a close distance and show no signs of aggression toward cats. Both dogs enjoy going for car rides and are calm, quiet passengers in the car. Papi initially was fearful about getting out of the car, but he has since overcome that anxiety. Both dogs love to chew on Nylabones, but we keep them away from anything soft because Papi enjoys pulling stuffing out of pillows, blankets, etc. Both dogs are extremely responsive to the word 'No' and will stop whatever they're doing immediately when they hear it. They both exhibit a willingness to please and are gentle, respectful dogs. Papi is timid around new people outside and barks loudly when approached by new people in the house. He will sometimes growl if someone approaches him, but he'll stop immediately when corrected. I read that Swiss Mountain dogs are vigilant watchdogs and tend to announce visitors, so I'm wondering if this behavior could be part of his genetic code. Papi also has a tendency to mouth gently on you during playtime, but again, he responds immediately to the correction when you tell him to stop. Both dogs crave human interaction. They love to be pet and snuggled and Sy will nudge you relentlessly if you stop petting him. Sy also likes to use his nose to knock my Kindle out of my hands when he thinks I should be petting him more and reading less! (Less) Adoption Fee: Free Animal Location:
Fureverhomes Doberman Rescue, Inc.
Fulton County Alpharetta, GA 30022 MAP IT!