Suddenly, there are four Doberman Pinschers at Toronto Animal Services South.
Kipper is unfortunately still with TAS. It's been two months now since he first arrived. He'll make a splendid velcro dog, sticking to his owner's side, but he's hard to place because he doesn't like other dogs in close quarters and because his cage presentation has a lot to be desired. He barks at people for their attention and it's perceived as aggression so people just turn away from him and that just gets him even more desperate and aggravates the barking. His behaviour has been getting worse over the past few weeks and so TAS has been trying to find a rescue for him to go to. No takers yet.
Polo is a crazy, playful Doberman that will need someone to teach him some manners. He was taken away from his owner by police and brought to TAS.
Lex is a blue/fawn (?) Doberman and used to be called X. I guess the students who owned him thought it was a cool name. Too bad they didn't think it was cool to take him with them when they returned to whatever country they came from. They also apparently didn't think it was cool to feed him properly because he is very underweight. Otherwise, Lex is a beautiful, well-mannered dog and I don't think he'll have any problems finding more considerate owners.
The fourth Doberman, Billy, is another poor underfed thing and there is some order on its neglectful owner giving the person 72 hours to do something or other before s/he can have the dog back. Only staff are allowed to take it outside for now so I wasn't able to get a decent photo of it but we'll see where it's at in three days.
More on Billy here.
For adoption information on these and other dogs (and cats and other animals), please visit Toronto Animal Services.