My name is Doris!

Labrador Retriever/Hound (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Billerica, Massachusetts - Doris
Photo 1 - Labrador Retriever/Hound (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Billerica, Massachusetts - Doris
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Doris's Info...

I am already spayed.

Doris's Story...

Check out the Facebook page for Doris and you will find her full story; from rescue to foster. You will find photos and videos.

​If you have ever heard a dog story that ripped your heart out..............then you have heard ​a story like that of Doris and Dorothy. Both of these girls were in a home where they were chained to a tree and left with no real shelter from the elements, with no human interaction and with only occasional food and water when someone thought about them. These two girls were living a horrible life of neglect. And then one day their owner decided to take them both to the local shelter because they were too much trouble to care for. REALLY?

Both girls were so scared and completely out of their "element" as the owner DRAGGED them in on their bellies to the shelter. You see, they did not even know how to walk on a leash, for all they ever knew was being chained to a tree and all they ever knew was a back yard with NO ONE who cared. Pulling them by the necks, both girls slid along the floor. And, as they waited to be "signed in" for surrender they shook uncontrollably. From that point it only got worse. Imagine two girls who had no idea how to walk on a leash being taken by an animal warden- You've got it....they were looped into a catch pole and DRAGGED into a kennel where they both continued to shake violently from fear and then ran to the corner cowering!

Pictures of them both when volunteers reached out to Diamond Dogs Rescue left no doubt of the trauma these girls endured. It was obvious they were so frightened and that they tried to hide in hopes of the nightmare ending. Those images left my heart hurting to the point that I could only say.....
:"Diamond Dogs Rescue wants them both"

We immediately arranged to have them transported to our vet's office in North Carolina from the shelter. Pictures sent to us by the transporter showed two dogs SOAKING WET where the shelter had sprayed them with a hose to clean out the kennel while they cowered in the corner shaking from wet, cold and fear. Messages from the transporter told us it took her hours to coax them out of the shelter, in the car, and again out of the car into the vet's office and made us cry for the injustice of all they had to endure.

Doris is a black lab mix who has been brought current on all vaccines, spayed and microchipped. Our trainer spent time with her to work on her fears of humans and, after weeks of working with her, we transported her to a foster home where she is learning to trust and know human kindness. She is a sweet girl and is coming around little by little. With a family that has love and patience to teach her to trust, she will become the most loyal lovable dog. She will attach herself to you and be a lifetime companion. Her foster mom says she craves love and attention and follows you with complete dedication.

Dorothy is still at our vet's being treated for heart worm. She was heart worm positive. She was brought up to date on all vaccines, spayed and micro shipped. She has begun her heart worm treatment and while waiting for the final injections and treatment, our trainer is working with her to help teach her love and caring...........and, what it's like to be a dog that has someone who cares.

Both girls need a home. A home where their parents will have patience and will teach them about human kindness. That person will be rewarded ten they are beautiful girls with huge hearts who need to learn to trust and know what it's like to be loved! They have already come so far but knowing their background will allow an adopter to know how to move forward in their continued progress.

The latest video of Doris learning how to play....

A video of Doris playing!

Posted by A rescue's journey- Meet Doris on Monday, April 4, 2016

Facts about Doris

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever/Hound (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

Other Pets at Diamond Dogs Rescue Inc - MA Chapter

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Doris, a Billerica Labrador Retriever/Hound (Unknown Type) dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Labrador Retriever/Hound (Unknown Type) for sale in Billerica, or seeking a Labrador Retriever/Hound (Unknown Type) dog from a breeder in Billerica.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Billerica already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Billerica breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Labrador Retriever/Hound (Unknown Type) breeders who help with Labrador Retriever/Hound (Unknown Type) rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Billerica paves the way for another one to be saved.