My name is Ethel!

Doberman Pinscher Dog for adoption in Tracy, California - Ethel
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Friends of Canines Animal Rescue

Facts about Ethel

  • Breed: Doberman Pinscher
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: OACL-2016-0003
This is Ethel, a lovely adult female black and tan Doberman Pinscher. Ethel is about 5 yrs old and currently weighs about 60 lbs. As you an see, she has cropped ears (but they don't stand up and flop down) and has a docked tail. This lovely lady is learning to be a doberman again. She was rescued by Animal Friends Connection from a hoarding situation. She has put on weight and her coat is now in lovely condition and is considered very healthy.

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's hand during the event, and is very gentle she she does so, and would have liked to eat the whole bag! Nothing wrong with her appetite!

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. She can be possessive of food and toys, no doubt from not having access to those much valued and needed items in her previous life. She has begun obedience training with a Manteca trainer, Bone-a-Fide Dog Training; they are donating their time for her training. The trainer has observed that she has already had some training as Ethel already knows the commands "Sit", "Stay," "Come," "Off" and "Go Outside."

Ethel is well-mannered, is playful, and is a lap dog. Ethel is good with other dogs but it is probably best that she be an only dog in her new home. She rides well in the car and walks well on leash, listens well, and 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. Once she gets to know you, She will give quick little kisses. She is starting to play ball fetch; we are working on the bringing it back part.

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 in her foster home. She is scared if people raise their voice; and she will bark at strangers. Due to her past
life, Animal Friends Connection has decided to not place her in a home with children or where children visit. 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.

This lovely lady is spayed, current on vaccinations, and microchipped. She is a very sweet girl and tries hard to please. She has made great progress toward being a loved family pet from her previous life in a hoarding situation. Animal Friends Connection feels that Ethel deserves a loving home and a second chance at having a happy life. She would make an excellent companion for the right doberman savvy owner.If you are interested in adopting Ethel, or finding out more information on her, please contact her rescue group, Animal Friends Connection via phone: 209-365-0535 or via email:

Animal Friends Connection
933 S Cherokee Ln, Lodi, CA 95240

This is a rescue assist listing to help give Ethel some extra exposure and also reaching out to assist our rescue partners. Thanks for considering Ethel, a rescued pet.
This is a rescue-assist listing. Information regarding this pet is not guaranteed to be accurate or complete. The health status and behavior of any pet found, adopted through, or listed on this website as a rescue-assist listing are always uncertain. Adopters release Friends of Canines Animal Rescue from any and all liability arising out of or in any way connected with the adoption of a pet listed on this website as a shelter-assist listing.

About Friends of Canines Animal Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

We are located in Tracy, California and work with shelters in our area. We try to save dogs that are in danger of euthanization and give them a temporary home until we find a family for them. We housetrain them and teach them to live in a home environment. We offer socialization to our rescue dogs by walking them, taking them with us as often as possible, and work with them to get along with other foster dogs in our home. Lastly, before adopting a dog out to a new family, we do a home check to ensure that the rescue dog is a good match for the new adopters. If the new adoption does not work out in your home, we will welcome the dog back at any time. In this way, we hope that both you and the dog will be happy with the adoption.

We also help dog owners, and people who have found a lost dog, try to find a new home for these pets. We assist them by listing the dog on our web site as an owner assist listing. The owner or current caretaker of the pet continues to care for the pet and is the contact person for the pet, while the dog is listed on our webpage. Our adoption fees and policies for FCAR do not apply to these dogs. Their adoptions go strictly through their owners and caretakers and we try to help find them new families by providing exposure for them through our webpages.

Our Adoption Process...

Refer to our website: and click on Adoption process for this information.