Monday, March 28, 2011

Some Select pictures of my Doberman

As some of you may know, my dog has his own blog. We rescued him from our local Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA about 2-years ago. At the time, the Doberman we have now come to know and love as Nizzy was just an underweight 8-month (estimated) old puppy. Their previous owner left him in a night box, so there is very little information we have about his history.

We have been through a lot with our Doberman. From private trainers to most recently a visit to the cardiologist. Niz has gone from being an uncontrollable shelter dog to being registered with the AKC as well as getting his Canine Good Citizen certificate. Most of all he has become a very integral part of our family.

We have done our best to make sure he's well cared for. We also tried our best to include him in our of our activities, including trips to Carmel and skiing in Tahoe. I think we have done a pretty good job, but you can judge for yourself.

This is a picture of our dog the day we got him from the shelter. Niz was seriously underweight and malnourished.

I know the SPCA is trying to do their best, but honestly, the SPCA is ill equipped to take care of dogs. This is especially true with pure bred dogs. The caretakers knew nothing about Dobermans, and almost had him go home with an adopting family who already had an intact male. This couple (middle aged Asian woman and her white husband) had no idea what they were doing. If you really never had a Doberman before, don't lie and tell the people that you had them growing up. You're only doing both the SPCA as well as the dog a disservice cause you will end up causing more harm than good. The caretakers themselves are not any better.  They often act like they know it all, but often know very little.  Because of all the reasons above, I have repeatedly declined to donate to those shelters.

Various pictures of the Niz after we adopted him, during the past 2-years of ownership.

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