NEW PICS OF KLAUS
NEW PICS OF BAILEY
NEW PICS OF HOOVER
Lola - 4 year old black/tan female natural ears and tail
Rusty - 1-1.5 year old red male, cropped but not really standing
Rihanna - 4+ year old red female, cropped.
more info to come as we get time to update each dog.
(Owner's description) "Currently we live in a small apartment
in Hillcrest and this has had its challenges. Due to Smokey's size
and need to exercise, it is very important to us that he finds a
home that has the ability to provide more space and a healthier
life for him. He is a high energy dog if not exercised.
Smokey is a very friendly dog that needs a lot of attention. We
have had roommates that have had dogs, and he loves having friends
to play with. Smokey is great with other dogs. He has only lived
with smaller dogs, so I’m not sure how he would do with larger
more aggressive dogs.
Smokey is a very healthy boy and I have kept him up with shots,
He's good at the dog park, loves to socialize. I do call him Snoopy
sometimes because he likes to check everything out going on around
Smokey is used to what I call grazing. Normally he eats in the morning
before I leave for work and at night he just picks at his food (usually
when I cook dinner he smells it and gets to digging into his bowl).
Smokey has not been around kids before, just not been a part of
Smokey’s Bad Habits
• One of Smokey's bad habits has been getting into the trash
if I am forgetful about taking it out when I have put something
that smells good to him in there. Usually those are the times he
is not exercised enough, so I am typically the one to blame for
• He has in the past ripped a couch cushion. This was when
he was left inside for too long and hasn’t done that in years,
but he did have a phase where he loved to find stuffing from pillows/couches.
If he is exercised, this should not be an issue.
• Sleeping in the bed or on the couch. I have trained him
that he is not supposed to be on these areas, but often I come home
from work and he is lounging around on either of them.
• Jumping on people. I walk him on a leash, but sometimes
he pulls and gets close enough to people to jump on them. I have
had a hard time getting him out of this habit.
• We have lived in an apartment for a while, and when I leave
him to go out or to work sometimes he barks for a very long time,
disturbing the neighbors, but this is typical to not getting enough
• Smokey is around 5 years old, when I rescued him they claim
his birthday as 3/17/2008.
• Now Smokey is a big boy, due to having hypothyroidism Smokey
was overweight, but the medications seems to be leveling everything
out. He was just diagnosed with the Thyroid issue a few months ago
and does need to take two pills a day with his meals. His last appt
was a great review. His levels are balancing out and he is loosing
some of the weight. He currently weighs about 110 lbs.
• Up to date with all vaccinations. Has had dental cleanings
done every year since he was a puppy. Has been on flea and heartworm
treatment his entire life.
• Other than the thyroid issue, he has not had any other health
issues. I feed him from elevated bowls on plant stands to try to
avoid him developing arthritis or other large breed health complications.
Zeus III (pending adoption)
Toby - available
Female, blue 12-14 months, photos coming. Calm and friendly young
Nikk is a 3yr old, cropped and docked, spayed, microchipped, black
and tan girl. She has updated rabies, and other vaccinations.
Aztec Doberman Rescue has had a chance to get to know Nikki better.
She is a little reserved, and will come up to people and greet them
ecourages them to pet her, except her hind end. Nikki has come a
long way in a very short time. She attended several adoption events
and just wouldn't stay still to let anyone take any really got pictures
of her. She doesn't have that "bug eyed scared dog look"
anymore. She loves to play with other dogs, and is well behaved.
According the the shelter , she is very scared, especially around
children. That is why she was returned. They also said she is very
loving, housebroken, loves to ride in the car, toys, and going to
the dog park. Adoption $300
Athena (adopted) owner's courtesy listing )
Athena is appx. 7yrs old. She is very loving, sweet and dopey.
She was food agressive with our min pin when we first brought her
home which was almost 4yrs ago. She is no longer food agressive
with him...however, she may be with a new dog... although, she has
been to "camp ilene" (a no kennel dog sitting facility)
many times and has never had any problems with other dogs.
She is not good with small children as they make
her nervous....but she is excellent with older children. She
is not good with cats. Due a hormonal imbalance Athena
take a pill twice a week to prevent incontinence. With the medication,
she has no accidents.
She is mostly an indoor dog, and will dog typical dog things if
you let her get away with it. Keep your trash cans closed, and she
will counter surf if you let her get away with it.
Athena walks well on a leashh and knows basic commands; sit, stay,
down....She's a great dog.....
unfortantly, the owners are going through a divorce will both be
moving into places that cannot take a large dog.
She's current on her vaccines and has no other health problems....
Update- Amber is doing very well. She has put on some solid muscle,
and has come out of her shell and is becoming a real personality.
Updated photo to come.
Amber - Red female, 1.5-2 years estimated. Natural
ears. Alert and inquisitive girl. She appears to be a little younger
than Pepper, so it is unlikely that they are littermates, but it
could be possible. Amber was confiscated by Animal control along
with Pepper. Amber is also very skinny and in good health. She seems
to only have been neglected and not abused. Amber arrived a little
less cautious and is more open and lively, and has improved drastically
since coming to Aztec. Adoption $300
Bailey is a beautiful, black and tan girl with natural ears. Described
by the shelter staff as a "serene girl"! She was brought
to the shelter by her previous owner because they said they just
didn’t have time for her any more. The shelter was told that
she is good w/cats! But, didn’t know about kids and not good
The shelter has since tested Bailey with other dogs (Nikki to be
specific) and they get along just fine. Still it is important to
be cautious when introducing new dogs to each other and once Aztec
has some time to get to know this girl, we will be able to give
more accurate feedback. .
The previous owner said she is housebroken & can be left alone
inside w/o incident for up to 6 hrs. They also said she loves car
rides & has no phobias that they know of. She doesn’t
jump fences or chew on household items, but she has been known to
get into the garbage from time to time (what dog doesn't!)
She is 4 years old and weighs 81 lbs.
Bailey is spayed, up to date on shots, Adoption $300
Klaus – 2.5 year old blue male, natural
ears. Easy going, friendly and has basic obedience. Klaus is all
about fun and loves to run and play. To be a really good dog, he
could use some obedience training with the new owner as it will
help build the bond between the new family and Klaus. He is a handsome
boy. Klaus does like to jump on you when he runs by, and his version
of fetch is to play keep away.
Klaus was with an older couple, and the husband started a job that
took him out of town 3 days a week. He was not abused or neglected
so has no issues.
They agreed that the dog needed a family that would spend more
time with him. They had him since a puppy. Like most blue dobermans,
Klaus has a thin coat, but has no skin problems. He does not seem
to mind little yappy dogs, and basically ignores them in favor of
playing fetch. Adoption for Klaus is $300
Maxwell - Obviously not a Doberman, but a dog in need of rescue.
Maxwell is an American Bulldog and comes with a very interesting
story. While Carl had several rescue dogs at his house for foster,
he heard a commotion outside his fence and there was Max. Sitting
there, pretty rough from being on the streets, flea bitten, skinny
and sad. Pretty smart for a dog in need to come directly to a foster
home and plead for help.
Unable to find the owner, Aztec decided to give Max the helping
hand he needed. Treated at the vet, his coat is smooth and clean.
Fed a good diet, his ribs no longer show. Max is a loving dog hoping
to find a new home. Max is a young dog, full of energy and enthusiasm.
Aztec has contacted other bulldog type rescues, and as of now has
not gotten the help Max needs to go to a new home. Adoption $300
Linus & Lucy(adopted)
- doberman puppies just arrived. Estimate to be 3 months old. Both
will need to be in rescue for a week or two to assess their health.
It is beleived that they both have kennel cough right now.
Female black and tan approximately 4 years old. Nia has natural
ears and a docked tail. Nia is a dog and people friendly dobie.
She loves people and she really likes running around playing and
exploring. She came to Aztec because the owner's landlord changed
policies and no longer allowed larger dogs.
Nia was spayed on 1/14/2013 and is otherwise healthy and we have
made sure her vaccinations are all up to date.
We are not sure if she is little kid safe, but from all indications,
she will do just fine. Still, it is wise to be cautious with any
combination of dogs/kids/cats.
Adoption for Nia is $300.
Ruby (Owners decided to keep her..,She
is no longer available for adoption)
This the summary from the current owner, who will surrender her
to Aztec when space becomes available and an adopter is available.
Ruby, is two years old,. friendly, and extremely playful. When walking
outside to the backyard, she jumps quite often. She will sit, if
offered a treat. She will stop playing on her own terms, but rarely
will stop when we walk away.
She loves to run around the backyard. We have a fenced pool, and
she will do laps around it. She plays well with our male Doberman,
“Samson.” She will bark at him, when she has had enough
of him. We briefly, took in a 3 month old, female Pit Bul that we
had for about 9 days. During that time, Ruby and the female did
not get along. She would growl and bark at her. It seems that she
does not get along with other females, or at least that female.
She and Samson, will bask in the sun together, and play daily.
We have shrubs/bushes/flowers that are about 8-10 feet tall and
there is a small clearing between the shrubs and the fence, that
she can fit in. She enjoys sitting back there, when wanting to be
left alone. There are other times, that we have been concerned because
she will stare at the fence for a long period of time. We aren’t
sure if she sees something through the fence, bored, relaxing, etc.
She enjoys being pet all over. She gets along with all ages of people
and kids. She does not bite, but can be mouthy. It has never been
a concern though, because she hasn’t been aggressive towards
us or the grandkids. We have grandkids ranging in age from 2.5 years
to 23 years. She is good with all of them.
Unfortunately, we cannot give her the proper exercise and attention
that she needs. She needs a lot of attention, so she doesn’t
get bored. (She tends to whine and bark excessively when bored.)
We are an older couple, and cannot give her that. We have decided
to keep “Samson.” Our Son and Grand-daughter whom live
with us, have agreed to take care of him. We hope that “Ruby,”
gets a good home, where someone can give her much attention, and
a lot of exercise.
(Bruiser is still with is owner and this is the description they
provided of Bruiser. The owner would prefer that he not spend any
time in the kennels until a new family is located.)
Black and tan male, just over a year old. Cropped ears and docked
tail. He is a big boy weighing in at 110 lbs. All vaccinations are
current. He is used to being around a young child of 6-7 years old,
great with other dogs big and small.
His current housemates are a Neapolitan Mastiff and a Chihuahua
and he plays well with both of them. Not aggressive, but will get
the chickens and bunnies. He does play hard but never hurts who
he's playing with. He was around a cat when he was young, before
6 months of age and did fine then. Since then he has only seen an
outside cat. We think he may be okay with cats but no guarantees.
Bruiser has never been kenneled so sure of how he would react in
a kennel. He also has no leash training. If he goes out for a walk
he pulls hard but will listen. However he is obedient, if he is
outside with no fenced boundaries he wants to run around and play
but will come right back when you call him.
Bruiser does very well when he is inside with his family. He is
used to being a strictly indoor dog only going outside to go potty.
Because of this when he is left alone, for whatever reason, whether
he is inside or outside, he destroys things. He will chew up dog
beds, or comforters, trash, or small toys. He loves to eat socks
so those need to be kept up off the floor. When outside alone he
will chew patio furniture or small trees/bushes. He does fine when
he is with you though, that's all he wants is constant companionship
because that's what he's used to.
Bruiser loves to give kisses. He doesn't know many commands but
he does know "sit" and we have been having him sit down before he
enters the home. He is doing well with that. He is not afraid of
loud noises like the vacuum or fireworks. However while being groomed
at the groomers he is afraid of the blow dryer. He is fine with
having his nails cut and feet touched although his dew-claws are
only ever needing to be trimmed.
Bruiser loves car rides and does not get car sick no matter how
long the journey. He is still very young and very trainable he is
eager to learn and please. He just needs someone with some time
to work with him. He may still need some time to adjust to his new
life because his old owner passed away and was always by his owners
side 24/7. Poor guy maybe just confused still. I hope you will consider
Bruiser for your family he is an excellent dog! Adoption $300
Chloe is black and tan, docked and cropped and
will be 4 years old in March. She was an owner surrender to the
Aztec rescue program. Chloe gets along with other dogs but not little
kids. She is slow to warm up to new people and can be pretty timid
at first, but once she gets to know you she is a very happy girl.
She is spayed, micro chipped, up to date on all her shots and knows
basic commands (sit & down). We do not recommend a home with
children under 12 years old. Adoption $300
Kanoa – 9-10 month old red male with cropped
ears, docked tail, AKC registered and pedigree. Kanoa has been neutered.
Typical youthfulness, but has not had leash training so will be
a handful until he gets the necessary leash/obedience training.
Otherwise an energetic and happy boy who loves to run.
Kanoa tends to not get along with male dogs, so we do not recommend
that he go to a home with other males, and possibly as a single
dog home. He didn't get along with a geriatric male chihuahua, small
dogs may not work. An experienced owner would be best for Kanoa.
Kanoa has proven that he is not good around cats. He was adopted
by a really nice couple, with a female dobie, and cats. The cat
obsession became too much and Kanoa was regretfully returned.
He came to us from the owner who adopter him as a puppy, it was
a family of 2 young teen girls, and a 6 year old boy. Kids were
not interested in him once the novelty of having a puppy wore off,
and mother is active duty military, and expects to be deployed.
So, the decision was made to give him to us. Adoption for Kanoa
Rosie originally came to us because the original owner passed away,
and she was adopted to a family in the Summer of 2012. They have
since fallen on hard financial times and have lost their home. Below
are both the original write-up for Rosie from the latest owner,
and the original owner.
Pepper - Black and tan male, 1.5-2 years estimated.
Natural ears. Calm and gentle disposition. We were contacted by
the county shelter about Pepper (and Amber) who was confiscated
by Animal control. Very skinny, but in good health otherwise, Pepper
was neglected but not abused and probably just left without any
socialization. Pepper was timid initially, but has really warmed
up to people and has decided that being with people is what he wants.
He does get along with other dogs, male or female. Adoption $300
Diesel – 5+ years old. Black and tan boy,
cropped and docked. He came to us a year ago with a thyroid problem
(severely overweight), and was taken by a nurse who brought his
weight down to normal, and realized that Diesel was really a couch
potato and not the adventure dog she was hoping for. He was brought
back to Aztec a couple of weeks ago. He is a mellow, super easygoing,
hugger. Adoption for Diesel is $300
UPDATE: 8/2012: Sasha is now about 70 lbs. and has lost over 30
lbs. Her activity level as improved dramatically and she could very
well be much less than 7 years old, maybe 4-6 years. She is leashed
trained by a professional trainer, and walks well on a leash. She
does want to go after some dogs, and leaves others alone. She enjoys
getting treats, and will glady sit, down, stay for a cookie (probably
why she was 30 lbs. overweight in the first place).
NOTE: This is her situation: She is
a fun, playful dog 90% of the time, and the other 10% she is goes
into a moody funk, with a penchant for biting you if you want to
play and she doesn't. For this reason, we cannot with a good conscience
adopt her out unless the adopting family is well aware of this personality
Female, about 7 years. Through no fault of her
own, she ended up homeless due to a broken family. She likes riding
in the car, loves to get petted and not sure if she is cat friendly,
so we would recommend a cat-free house. She is a bit rambunctious,
so small children are not ecommended either.
As with most dogs, she will need some testing to assure dog friendly
compatibility. She has been well cared for, and is a bit overweight,
in fact she is downright chunky. She was checked for any medical
conditions and all check out normal. She is on a weight reduction
program of sensible diet and lots of exercise. Sasha is waiting
for the right family to take her home and let her once again become
the faithful pet she once was.
Update 11/2011: Sasha has been in a foster home for a few weeks
now, and has been getting personal training from professional trainers.
Sasha has been responding well, is showing a happy and playful side
to her character, but still needs some behavior corrections now
and then. Her weight has been going down due to a change to diet
food and a daily program of long walks. There is more work, but
she is showing progress.