Breed: Doberman Pinscher
Weight: 61 lbs
Current Location: Plano, TX
Adoption Date: February 23, 2020
Adopted by: The Kling Family
I’m sure you’ve been following along with the rescue of both Samson and Delilah out of the valley living in squalor in the back yard shanty they were trapped in as a breeding pair.
We recall seeing them both living in there and their dead babies in the mud that had their “owner” giving up because breeding dogs was just too hard and wanting them gone.
Both of these dogs were an absolute emotional mess….
We already told the story of Samson and saw the great lengths we had to work through with Wes fostering him and Travis driving hundreds of miles to finally land him in a home that was willing and able to tackle all of his needs.
Delilah on the other hand we were continuing to work to find the right spot for her as well. Delilah could not live with small dogs, she just couldn’t be trusted with them and we didn’t want her in a home with cats either. Applications were slim to none and we kept her at the ranch in a rotation basis with her basically hanging out in the office with us during a work day with not being able to mainstream her either..
We were contacted by the Klings who previously adopted Commissioner Gordon our Doberman that lost his leg. They were exploring the possibility of Delilah joining they family. They also have two Frenchies but they are on the large side around 40 pounds.
Travis took Delilah to their home, to give them proper introductions and counseled them on what Delilah needs to succeed and we left it there. Delilah stays at their home for however long they needed to decide if she would be a good fit in their home, whether she was a dog that could coexist in their packs and their lives. We told them to take all the time they needed as we knew that Delilah had no skills on how to be a pet and would take someone dedicated to tackle it just like Samson.
About 3 weeks ago off she went to their home and we just waited for word, they reached out for a little advice from Travis at one point and he handled that over the phone, they then reached out with Delilah seeming to be in pain. They were spot on in that assessment as we sent her off to Dr. Renos to discover she was developing an abscess at her HW injection site. They saw her through that and as Delilah started to feel better with medication we received this email from the Klings:
“I am planning to send a text to both you and Travis but wanted to type up an “official” request/announcement regarding adopting Delilah. When Delilah came to us as a “foster” I had really hoped it would be a good fit.
I knew she deserved a good home full of love per her previous circumstances were so undesirable. We knew going into this that it wouldn’t be super easy. The
first couple of weeks had us worried. She did not seem happy with us and though that was breaking my heart the main goal was to find a home where she
could be happy. We took our time making any decision to give her back so that if nothing else, she could learn a few manners living in a home. When I noticed she seemed really off and then that it appeared she was in pain, I
immediately wanted to get her to the vet. I dared to hope that maybe this was the reason she was having such a hard time acclimating to life with the Kling’s.
With the care of Dr Biggerstaff we were able to get her relief and with that we have been able to see what a happy Delilah looks like.
I am so pleased to announce she is adjusting and fitting in fabulously. We took her for a follow up today and with a clean bill of health we have absolutely no
further reservations making us her forever home. Delilah will become our fourth and final child. She will have a wonderful, loving, safe home along side her brother’s Commissioner Gordon (you know him), Bruce Wayne and
Mohinder. (her Frenchie brothers) Her name will be changing to Pamela Isley but her nickname will be Lilah. (We think it was a decent compromise )
Thank you all so much for being patient with us and allowing us the time to make sure this was the right fit!
Again we are very excited with this news and hope you guys are too”.
So with that I will say good night and I will also send our best wishes and gratitude to the Klings to taking their time and helping Delilah know she was home.About Delilah:
The life of dogs in the valley continues to send us stories of just how bad it can be.
I will begin this post welcoming the two Dobermans Samson and Delilah to Dog Ranch Rescue and then I will tell their story.
We were asked if we could help with these two Dobermans down there, their “owner” got them to breed them and obviously make some extra money but it turned out to be too much work and didn’t want them anymore and wanted them gone.
Delilah was obviously pregnant by the photo provided to us. It takes a little bit of time to pull together this kind of rescue. Both of them were in Mission TX which is way down near the border of Mexico. Ricky began his drive down yesterday to spend the night down there and then begin the long trek back after picking them up. Yesterday evening we got news that it was too late and Delilah had given birth to 3 puppies and a picture was sent to us with her babies dead in the dirt.
Yes, they are disturbing and yes some people will be offended but I will never not share the reality of the lives of our rescue dogs. They live it, the least we can do is look at it and acknowledge it.
We learn nothing by looking away..
Ricky rushed to pick her up at the home where she lived last night regardless of the fact that he wouldn’t be leaving with all of the dogs until this morning. She needed to be looked at, x rayed for any pups that might still be in there and have some bloodwork done. Ricky did that last night and said the poor girl was full of milk but she had no puppies left. They were all dead in the dirt yard.
Ricky let her stay overnight in the ER and then picked her up this morning and then went to the home where he picked up Samson to get him out of living this life.
Ricky also picked up 7 other dogs and will drop them to two other rescues waiting for them in San Antonio.
He is on the road now and of course we cannot thank him enough. Ricky is such a valuable asset to this rescue and has saved countless dogs single handedly with transporting all over the country.
Samson and Delilah will arrive late this evening after a long road trip but it should give all of us peace that they will never suffer again.
Delilah now freely runs about the yard with all of the other dogs, Samson and her are friends and do run together but it’s not obsessive. She needs to live with other dogs in the home that are calm, and can show her how to behave.
Delilah has little skills with other dogs and needs to live with dogs that don’t have that issue, she needs to live with a dog that is confident. She is a very, very sweet dog who has been dealt a very crappy hand, and we will see to it that her life will never be bad again. She is sick with heartworms from living outside in the shanty and we will be treating her for that.
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