My name is Ethel!

Doberman Pinscher Mix Dog for adoption in Lodi, California - Ethel
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Animal Friends Connection Humane Society

Facts about Ethel

  • Breed: Doberman Pinscher Mix
  • Color: Black - With Brown, Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
This gorgeous Doberman, Ethel was rescued from a hoarding situation where we took 11 dogs and another rescue took 10 dogs. This pretty girl was kept in a filthy, small dog run in a dark garage. Ethel would be best as an only dog although during training she does well with other dogs. She is also fine with dogs walking by her at an adoption event too, she had no problems taking treats from someone hand during the event and would have liked the whole bag, lol, she was very gentle. She is great with adults and is mostly respectful. Ethel still is wary of men and strangers but does warm up and is doing much better with foster dad. Ethel is 5 years old and now weighs 58.4 pounds. She is looking healthy and has put much needed weight on. She had very thin to no fur, Ethel was bald on a large part of her body. Her fur has filled in and she is looking great. She is on a high quality grain-free diet with extra fish oil capsules. Ethel is potty trained and uses a doggie door; she has had no accidents in the house. She sleeps on the couch or sometimes in her foster family's bed and is a house dog. You have to use caution leaving food on the counter as she will counter surf. She can be possessive of food and toys, no doubt from not having access to those much valued and needed items. She has begun obedience training with a Manteca trainer, Bone-a-Fide Dog Training; they are donating their time. The trainer has observed that she has already had some training. Ethel knows the commands "Sit", "Stay," "Come," "Off" and "Go Outside." She is scared if people raise their voice; she will bark at strangers. Due to their past life, we won’t put her in a home with children or where children visit. Ethel is well-mannered, is playful and is a lap dog. Ethel is good with other dogs, rides well in the car and walks well on leash, listens well, has good recall, . She is a Velcro dog; and will follow you all day long and stick right with you. She would love to be a lap dog and will lay in your lap if you let her. She loves sleeping in the bed and on a cold winter night there is nothing better. She mostly sleeps in a soft crate in foster family bedroom at night with crate open but bedroom door shut. She will give quick little kisses and will kiss all day long if you let her. She is starting to play ball and will almost bring it back. She loves to be praised but does not like to be scolded, even in a softer tone. She is doing better about meeting new people, but is still fearful until she feels comfortable. Ethel is working with gaining trust and will be a wonderful companion for someone who is patient and loving. She is a very sweet girl who wants to please. She is a very pretty and a very smart girl. She is now current on vaccinations, spayed and microchipped. She was spayed, de-wormed and had a blood work-up as well as micro-chipped. Photography compliments of Shot for Shot by Tammy Griffitts

If you are interested in this dog or would like more information please send me an Adoption Questionnaire
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About Animal Friends Connection Humane Society

About Our Rescue Group...

Our mission is to promote the human-animal bond and the humane treatment of animals through public education and pet adoptions.
"Not Just an Adoption - a Perfect Match"

Come Meet Our Pets...

We have a small sanctuary where we have cats and dogs. Located at, 933 S. Cherokee Lane Lodi, CA 95240 (209) 365-0535. Appointments are generally made to see dogs but cats are available daily.

Appointments will be made to meet the prospective dog or cats.

Or Come to our Mobile Adoption locations below. Please call 209-368-1761 to confirm Mobile adoption dates & times

Petsmart in Stockton - 10520 Trinity Parkway, Stockton, Ca 95210 Ph# 209-474-9748…. Saturday’s 11am – 3pm cat adoptions

Petco in Stockton - 5406 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA 95207 Ph# 209-478-7726 .... Saturdays (except holidays) 12-3 cat adoptions

(Please note: store personnel do not handle adoption questions
but will help with directions to the store.)

Our Adoption Process...

AFCHS is a non-sheltered humane society organization modeled after some of the more progressive humane societies. We do not believe any home is better than no home, but instead, work to find the right home for each specific animal.
If you are interested in adopting an animal, please fill out and submit the adoption questionnaire or call 209-368-1761 or 209-365-0535. ALL of the fields on the application MUST be filled out or the application will not send, if this happens your time will have been lost. If you are having trouble filling out the on-line application we can email you a copy to fill out. You can also copy the application and paste it into a word document, fill it out and then send it to us at please call us afternoons at 209-368-1761 or 209-365-0535
Filling out a questionnaire is not a commitment to adopt. It does help us determine if the dog or cat you inquire about is suitable for your home and to suggest others not yet on our site.
While we have some dogs and cats at our Sanctuary most of them are in foster care or rescue homes. An application must be completed before an appointment can be set to meet them.
Medium & Large Mixed Breed Adult Dogs *
$125.00 - $150.00
Medium & Large Mixed Breed Puppies *
$150.00 - $200.00
Small Mixed Breeds (puppies & adults) *
$175.00 - $250.00
Purebred Dogs (puppies & adults) $200.00 - $300.00 *
*Micro-Chip fee Additional $25.00 (usually required)
Some fees may be less while some may be or more. Fees are subject to change.

Adults & "Juniors" $80.00
Kittens (5 months and under) $90.00
Special Breed Cats $100.00
Senior cats and Special needs Cats are $50.00
Some of our cats can also be seen at Petco 5406 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA
*Micro-Chip fee Additional $25.00
We DO NOT SHIP our precious cargo. Adopted pets are delivered to their new home or other paper work will be required. A safety inspection of the home and secured fenced areas is performed or pictures of the area are required. Delivery distance is subject to adoption counselor’s discretion
We feel the lifestyle of the prospective home should match the needs of the individual animal.