Dodger is a gorgeous, tall, lanky Labradoodle. He came to Oodles as a Rehome from Brooklyn, NYC. Poor guy was starved, thin and scared of his own shadow.
We were told his family no longer had time for
him and he was spending 14-18 hours a day in
We soon learned that he had very high
energy, probably from spending his
puppyhood in a crate, and had no training
or house manners. He started training and
showed his teeth and snapped at the
behaviorist, to the point they recommended
he be put down and not be adopted out.
Dodger also had an issue with peeing on himself
when urinating. Our vet could not find anything
wrong, except that he did not raise his leg high
After years of training and re-directing
techniques, Dodger is a sweet and funny boy. He
still urinates on himself, and we have gone through many groomers, who quit rather than deal
with him, but he is doing 100% better than he was.
Dodger will remain a permanent resident of our camp because of his "issues" and is a perfect
example of why puppies need to be socialized and properly trained and given time, patience and
the love they need to become mannered adults.
Our sanctuary is a place of refuge for these unadoptable dogs. Because they were let down by humans in the past, they are not very trusting. At the sanctuary, they are given behavioral therapy or other treatments that give them a sense of safety. They are unavailable for adoption and will spend their lives running around an acre yard, chasing squirrels or lazing in the sun.
You can help by providing a monthly donation of just $20, which will help feed, provide medical care and love these broken souls. Please consider a donation, today.