Being a pre-approved applicant has its benefits!!
Congratulations Maxwell on your adoption.
This family has been waiting for the perfect rescue dog since November 2016.
Patience does pay off.
Hello, my name is Hunter, and I need your help.
Thank you for taking the time to hear my story. I am a 5 year old Doberman with some Coonhound influence and I love being part of a family. I am a big dog with a tall, lean muscular stance but a have a huge soft and loving heart. Unfortunately there is a sad chapter in my past that has led to my present situation of need, so let's deal with that first.
There are two things that make me very nervous. The first is a strange ma...n reaching for me. When I meet a new man, it is best for them to just ignore me and not reach for me. After a few minutes and a couple of sniffs I will ask to be petted by lifting their hand with my nose. The second issue I have is with surprises. This is very hard for me to tell you about because I absolutely love all kids. Unfortunately though, kids have a way of accidentally surprising me. If I am awaken or startled, I assume that something very bad is going to happen to me and may bark, growl, or bite. If you need me to wake up, move, or anything else, just call my name and I will respond to your need with love. Also in this section, I should tell you that I find small furry things that run to be an irresistible temptation.
Now that that is out of the way, let's get on to the fun! As I said before, I LOVE being part of a family, once you are in my pack, I will give you all of the love in the world. I would be happy to share your bed or couch but have been trained to lay beside you on the floor and am very happy there. I do not lick, but do love to give hugs by burying my head into your chest. When I want to be petted, I will lift your hand with my nose or may reach for your hand with my paw. I generally don't bark, but if someone is outside your house, I will tell you immediately. Oh, I should also tell you that I love bread; it is fine to leave me alone in your house, but you better hide the bread! Lastly, I am house broken, but am subtle in giving notice of my needs. Generally I will let you know by bumping things with my nose or giving you my petting signals but taking a step away from you afterward.
Thank you so much for giving consideration to my situation! I am currently with a family with four young boys who love me dearly, but as hard as they try to not surprise me, surprises are as much a part of their nature as having a startled and scared reaction is part of mine. Please give me a chance to share all of my great Doberman loyalty and love, along with my "doberlean" with you.
I want to thank everyone that has shared and tagged people on Duke's post. Please keep in mind that even though Duke is a lucky dog and will find a home, others are not so lucky.. We can't help dogs without foster homes. Please consider fostering. To apply to foster, go to www.goape.info and click on applications..
Duke is just under a year old, house trained, crate trained, good around dogs kids, and cats that are used to dogs. For more information on adopting go to www. Go ape. Info
Our friends at JCARL, in Newton Iowa have a handsome Doberman available for adoption meet Caesar, good with cats, children and female dogs (he prefers to be the man of the house)
Interested in fostering?! Now is the time! We are currently excepting foster applications Foster homes are the backbone of any organization, the more fosters we have the more lives we can save. It is crucial that we have fosters on stand by as dobermans in need come all of a sudden! If interested in fostering applications can be found at our website www.goape.info
Miss Sophia is available for adoption! She's a very sweet 1 1/2 year old puppy. She's making great progress in foster care when she first came into our program, she was pretty shut down and scared, she appeared to be bewildered by the most simple things and only seemed comfortable when outside for potty breaks and exercise, so uncomfortable that her foster parents had to carry her to and from, room to room, door to outside and even to the car. Since then Sophia has learned... it's fun to be an indoor puppy, hard wood floors aren't really that scary, doggy playmates big and small make life just that much more exciting and little children are tons of fun! Potty training has gone great and she's currently working really hard on getting those basic commands down. If interested in adopting Sophia please go to www.goape.info and fill out an application
Miss Sophia is doing amazing in her foster home! The first couple weeks were pretty tough on her as she had no idea what it felt like to be a confident dog. Sophia absolutely adores people and dogs and is learning what the good life is all about!
APE needs your help!
APE is expanding! We are working hard to build our new cat shelter as well as a permanent spay/neuter clinic! We intend to continue our mobile clinics while having an on site team. This would allow for us to have multiple clinics per week. Help us reach our goals so we can better serve our communities, rescues and shelters in Iowa! We hope to have things done before kitten season approaches. Monetary and building supplies are great ways to help us move forward and are much appreciated Donations are tax deductible!