ADOPTED! July 24, 2017



Arrival Date: 5/15/17
Breed: Doberman Pinscher
Gender: Male
Age: 2.5 years
Weight: 100#
Personality: Happy-Go-Lucky, Energetic, Playful
Fully Vaccinated:  Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
In foster Home: Yes
Dog Social: Yes
Crate Trained: Yes
House Trained: Yes – But not necessary!
Kid-Friendly: Yes
Cat-Friendly Unknown
Origin: Rescue Transfer
Adoption Fee: $250


heartworm_positiveLuke is a nearly 3 year old Doberman Pinscher. He is black and rust and weighs just over 100#. He was transferred to us from Gentle Ben’s Giant Breed Rescue in Pennsylvania. Noreen, Gentle Ben’s director took him in and he’s been with her for quite awhile. He was easy to fall in love with and it was very difficult to give him up. However, his health came first and the rescue was unable to secure a foster home for Luke to recovery in after his heartworm treatment which is necessary for any dog going through the injections. A volunteer reached out to us knowing we specialize in Dobermans and have ‘The Extra Mile‘ fund for dogs like Luke and we agreed to take him. It took us about a month to secure a foster home but once we did we arrange his transport. Thanks to our volunteers we were able to transport Luke from the Pittsburgh area to Cleveland over Mother’s Day weekend. Gentle Ben’s Large Breed Rescue took care of all of his medical needs leading up to his transport including his neuter and vaccines. We are very grateful for the care they provided and consider them ‘rescue family’ now! Please consider making a donation to our Extra Mile Fund or Gentle Ben’s to help offset the hundreds of dollars spent on Luke prior to his arrival.

Luke is a very strong boy and ended up being surrendered to a rescue after escaping from his previous home. He was on the run for two week before being apprehended and when he was he had lost a lot of weight but is now back to a healthy (well, he could use to loose a few pounds) 102#. Luke is extremely social with people and he absolutely loves other dogs. He is great with kids but due to his size and former history of escaping we feel a home with children younger than 10 may not be the best choice (kids have a tendency to come and go and leave doors open and we’d hate for him to get out again). We would also recommend he live where he has a solid wood fence so he does not have the ability to climb or see out of the fence and jump it. A six foot fence is idea but we are open to screening applicants to find the best home/yard for his needs.

Luke_fosterLuke should continue to socialize with dogs as that is his favorite activity. Enrolling him at a daycare would be an excellent idea or having a second dog in the home is even better. He loves big and small dogs and has no issue with any dogs. He is more on the submissive side and has respect for others. He needs some work on his basic obedience. Dobermans are loyal and working breeds and they thrive on working for their owners. If he is given the opportunity to take a training class and polish his skills on sit, stay, down, heel and come he will be an Ambassador for the breed!

Michelle and John are fostering Luke through is heartworm recovery process.

Michelle and John are fostering Luke through is heartworm recovery process.

Luke started his first heartworm injection treatment on May 18th and is now recovering for a month in a foster home. He has to remain calm and he is not allowed to play with other dogs. He is crate trained and will be walked for exercise and potty breaks. He goes back for his second treatment which is a bit harder on dogs sometime mid-June. We are open to placing him and providing the treatment while he’s in his forever home as long as the home provides him with solace and peace to recover.

If you are interested in adopting Luke please fill out our adoption application. We tend to have lots of interest in Dobermans due to our experience with the breed. Ultimately we will screen and select the best home for Luke.


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Our Adoptables Are
  • Socialized in a cage-free dog daycare environment
  • Dog-Friendly
  • Cat Tested (upon request)
  • Fostered in real homes
  • Spayed or Neutered
  • Temperament tested
  • Veterinary Health Checked
  • Fully Vaccinated
  • Distemper Vaccinated
  • Rabies Vaccinated
  • Bordetella Vaccinated
  • Heartworm Tested
  • Microchipped
  • Flea Preventative
  • Heartworm Preventative
  • Groomed prior to adoption

Services provided by
Gateway Animal Clinic

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December 2, 2017 19565 Detroit Road Rocky River, OH 44116 Join us for an afternoon of pet pampering at Pet People. Our volunteers will be chaperoning three lucky dogs to spend the afternoon with the customers and associates of Pet People.