Dobey



Any takers? - 19 Jan
Dobey...the OR rescue - 30 Jan
IMPS update on Jeanese and Dobey - 6 Feb
IMPS - Doby - 10 Feb
Pictures of Rescue - Doby - 12 Feb
IMPS Rescue "Doby" - 27 Feb
News on Doby (Coby) - 2-3 Mar
Pics from Jeanese - 3 May


Any takers?

Tue, 19 Jan 1999 22:56:58 EST - from Jeanese

This rescue just came up in Portland, OR. I am the closest to him so I will coordinate. Does anyone know of a potential home? I already have three dogs and a cat, so I can't foster him for long.

Jeanese

<<Hi Jeanese!
Just read your last e-mail (and, yes I did get the other one). Here is the info you wanted regarding Dobey. It really makes us sad :( that we have to do this, but we are moving back to Texas and will not be able to keep him there with us. I'm so excited to know that you can help me. If you could meet me in Portland sometime (anytime, before Feb. 14th) that would be awesome!!!! I hope this will all work out! And, we do have the AKC paper & certificate for him too.

Sex: Male/neutered this summer
Age: 6/2/93
Color: Black & Tan (great markings)
Wt.: around 19 lbs. (ALL MUSCLE - Quit a jumper!!!)
Ht.: About a foot tall
Vaccinations are up to date; will need Bordetella next month (I have all vet records)
House Trained? He has been an outside dog for us, except during bad weather and thunder storms (we came from TX...where they get bad & he ABSOLUTELY is terrified of thunder & lightning so needs to be indoors with some loving') when we have had him inside we've kept him in the utility room w/his blanket and he does fine (6-7 hours).

Temperament: Doberman Temp., very protective w/owner & his territory (WATCHDOG), but w/my husband, myself & 13 yr. old....he's been great!! Plays fetch and loves to be chased when he has a toy or stick. Does not like to be picked-up.....if we want to hold him, we sit down and then call him up to our lap (and once he's in your lap you may then carry him if necessary).

Good w/Kids & other pets? We don't have any other pets, but doesn't seem to be a problem (we've had him w/our parent's schnauzer & a lab....but is protective with his house & food). We've never had kids (other than our son) around Dobey. He has been to the kennel a number of times and we've had no complaints (it takes him a just a little bit of time to realize that he's safe, but has never bit any kennel help).

We do have a crate, collar, and his blanket which we would send with him. We also occasionally have to put on a barking collar (when he sees a stranger...he will continue to bark and jump until he knows they're gone...the watchdog in him). We've always kept him fenced (large area though cause he loves to run and a LARGE dog house with blankets & fan in summer & heat lamp in winter.....the dog house is available & would encourage it if at all possible to transport).

Dobey has been a good pet for us and I have especially liked him because my husband travels a lot and he is quite the watchdog!! I think once someone adopted him and Dobey got to know them then things will be all right (at least that is what I'm praying for). We've also had him trained (obedience school) and the trainer even told us that as long as he's on his terrain/property, that he would be very protective of it and his owner(s)!

Jeanese, I sure hope you can rescue Dobey. I feel bad as it is having to give him up! Please feel free to ask any other questions. Anxious to hear back from you! Thank You So Much! ~Evelyn in Portland~>>

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Dobey...the OR rescue
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Sat, 30 Jan 1999 20:10:30 EST - from Jeanese

Many of you don't remember this but IMPS recently had a rescue in Oregon. He was an owner give up (they were moving and couldn't take him...whatever....), anyway, I went and picked him up today and took him to his new home. I drove last night from my home south of Seattle, WA to Portland, OR (where I spent the night), then picked him up and took him to the John Day Dam in OR where I met his new owners...about a 300 mile trip one way. Anyway, his owners dropped him off at a kennel to board him for Friday night, they gave him the shot that he needed (Bordatella-sp?), clipped his nails and got him a bath...and I don't know what else...except for their bill said $177.00, then he was all ready for me to pick him up this morning. He seemed to be a pretty good dog, with the exception of not wanting to be picked up (you have to call him to your lap and then pick him up, or he will nip you). His new owner is Becky that was on the waiting list. She may be joining the list soon as well. Anyway, it's been a busy weekend, tomorrow I go back home...some people I know think I am crazy for driving 600 miles to rescue a minpin, but what was I suppose to do let him be PTS. Anyway...another rescue and hopefully happy home for a deserving dog.

Jeanese

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IMPS update on Jeanese and Dobey
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Sat, 6 Feb 1999 14:23:57 -0500 (EST - from Petie

Dobey the dog that Jeanese delivered last weekend didn't work out in that home. The people didn't know much about Min Pins as I wrote last week and he had lived out doors most of his life so he was alittle more difficult about obeying rules indoors than your average male Min Pin. The new owners arranged for him to be brought back to Jeanese who can't foster him because of his tendency to nip and her young son so IMPS made the decision to fly him to Wendy for evaluation and training before trying to place him again...I'm sure she will keep us informed on his progress. Jeanese was wonderful and raised most of the money for his fare from list members,who deserve our thanks and also from the family that gave him up. Here is Jeanese's report today.

<<Update on Dobey:

He got his health certificate to fly today...all healthy. Although he is on the verge of being overweight.

He is an affectionate dog, in fact as I type this he is try to get me to pet him, he will definitely bite and nip when someone tries to pick him up or do something to him he doesn't like.

I am planning on putting him on the plane on Monday morning, the flight that Wendy told me about, leaving Seattle at 7:37AM. Flight #1478 leaving Seattle at 7:37AM arriving Dallas at 1.22PM. Flight #2041 leaving Dallas at 2.10PM arriving El Paso 2.59PM. The cost $124.00.

I have already received a donation from his previous owners: $50.00 (made out to IMPS, so I will be sending it to Susane-just kidding about the spelling), I am supposed to get one from Dorothy Cox for $50.00 and Brenda Worman for $25.00. So that covers the cost of the flight. The only thing not reimbursed is the health certificate at $30.00. I will be sending the $50.00 to Susan tomorrow or Monday, the other checks should be made out directly to me so I can take care of them, so IMPS will only need to replace the $50.00 I will be sending them.

Anyway that is all I know for now.

Jeanese>>

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IMPS - Doby
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Wed, 10 Feb 1999 00:38:49 EST - from Wendy

"Doby" arrived here in sunny El Paso at about 3:00Pm today. He is a very large, about 14" Black & Rust boy who is more than a tad overweight. He is officially on a diet.LOL He has natural ears than stand erect and considering his lack of pedigree is not a bad looking boy at all. He is absolutely NOT agressive, he let me take his food out several times, of course he thinks I am some sort of weirdo for doing this but I needed to find out if he was agressive. After he ate the 1/8th of a cup of food I got an "Oliver Twist" look, like Please Sir, I need more Sir!!!!!!!!!!!LOL I have been exercising him in a covered exercise pen and all the girls go over to talk to him which he likes a lot. When he comes out of his crate he will jump into my arms and snuggle so I think all this boy is going to need is some socialization with some training guidelines. If he has been kept as an outside dog he really has no idea how to behave in the house. I hope I can accomplish this fairly quickly and we can find him a permanent home of his own. I will get pictures of him tomorrow and send to anyone that would like to see him.I will send one to Mag for our Website. We should all thank Jeanese for rescuing him and sending him to me. This is a very healthy boy who just needs a little help to get him on the right track.
Wendy

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Pictures of Rescue - Doby
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Fri, 12 Feb 1999 17:07:38 EST - from Wendy

Mag,
Here are the pictures of "Doby" our newest rescue. He is 14 1/2" Tall and weighs 19 1/2lbs. Of course that is going to change, pretty quick LOL The one picture I got just as he was about to help himself to Pizza, caught him in the nick of time.He needs lots of socialization but is coming along well and I hope he can find a really great home soon.
Wendy

Doby Doby

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IMPS Rescue "Doby"
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Sat, 27 Feb 1999 11:23:14 EST - from Wendy

....
My other VERY good news is that I have also found a SUPER home for Doby and he is going on Tuesday morning to Boise,Idaho to a really lovely family. They live out in the country with horses and have 3 other rescued Minpins. Now he has lost some weight and undergone some training he is a joy to have around. Since he was only ever kept out in the yard and only brought into a Utility Room when the weather was bad he had no idea how to be a family dog!! Now he does and will undoubtedly turn into a Couch Potato!!!!! He is even beginning to interact with the other dogs although he isn't really sure about how to play with them yet! He just sits and cocks his head on one side and asks me just what they think they are doing??!LOL The one thing that he is super at is being a watchdog!!!!! When he is on his side of the fence he is a tiger!! but I found that when I let anyone inside the yard he is perfectly friendly if I tell him Its OK! in other words a normal MinPin
Wendy

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News on Doby (Coby)
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Tue, 02 Mar 1999 23:26:45 GMT - from Brenda, via Wendy

<<Hi Wendy,

We're still doing great with Coby (Doby). He's trying to learn how to type right now!!! Did you know he loves to lick hand soap so the bathroom doors are closed for right now. Something to work on! He doesn't like Idaho's cold wind. I don't blame him on that.

Thanks Wendy for sending him to us. And thanks for taking him in to give the guidance he needed. He has a permanent home with us!!!

Brenda>>

Wed, 03 Mar 1999 20:10:52 GMT - from Brenda, via Wendy

<<Hi Wendy,

We made it through the first 24 hours. Yippee! Coby(Doby) slept good all night except he wanted to get up at 7:00 am. Way too early!! He slept in his crate in the bedroom with us and the crew. We had a rough moment after coming in from feeding the horses this morning and I did just what you said to do. Get the leash. Then we did a "time out" in the crate. He inhaled his cookie and piece of jerky this morning. You would think he was starving!!!! I keep reminding myself to treat him like a puppy as in being socialized to everything like it's brand new to him. We're getting along great doing it that way. He is even wagging his tail when I talk to him. I like that!!!

Brenda & The Guys>>

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Pics from Jeanese
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Click here for Carson/Rocko's story.

Mon, 3 May 1999 20:16:10 EDT - from Jeanese

These are pictures of two of the rescues I have fostered...Coby (Doby) and Rocko (Carson)...both of them went to Middleton, Idaho to Brenda Worman...thank God for people like her!!! And also to Wendy Boyette who rehabbed Coby to make him a good little canine citizen!!! Thanks for the pictures Brenda!!!

Coby/Doby

Carson/Rocko

Jeanese, Samson, Sunshine and Scrappy
"If you breed, rescue,
if you don't breed, rescue anyway"
IMPS-Washington State

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