My name is Thea!

Doberman Pinscher/Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Bristol, Connecticut - Thea
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I'm being cared for by:
One More Dog Rescue (formerly RSHT)

Facts about Thea

  • Breed: Doberman Pinscher/Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
We walked every aisle of animal control. Our minds were spinning as we tried to figure out how to shuffle pups to make room for the other amazing dogs we met. We had no space. Then we came to the second to the last cage and we saw Thea. She wasn't moving. She couldn't lift her head. She was dying. Five minutes later we were walking out of the shelter with an approximately 6 year old, 75lb. Doberman/German Shepherd mix. We were on our way to the ER and Thea officially went from a forgotten dog in a high kill shelter to a part of the One More Dog Rescue family. After a few days of being treated for a massive gash in her neck, which had left her riddled with infection, Thea began to improve and she has been thriving ever since. Thealina or Lina, as she is known in her foster home, is nothing short of an incredible dog. She gets along with everyone, dogs large and small and people of all ages, and is often found cuddling with the cat. She absolutely loves her crate and goes in on her own for naps but her favorite place to sleep is in "her" leather chair. We may enlist a moving fan to send it with her to her forever home! Ha! Thea is extremely gentle, even when she gets excited, and she smiles (really!) and puts her head under your hand so you can pet her! She is perfectly housebroken and has never had an accident. While she is still learning to play, her galloping around the yard is short lived so a canine companion should be of the laid back variety. Thealina did not have the best start and is very hand shy initially but like most of the resilient dogs we meet, she still manages to love and trust quickly. While Thea would be happy to go on a quick walk each day, what she wants most of all is a dog bed (or a leather chair) and a doting family to call her own. Thea is spayed, up to date on vaccines, heartworm negative and microchipped. If you would like to be the lucky family to spend your life with this amazing girl, please fill out an application at

About One More Dog Rescue (formerly RSHT)

About Our Rescue Group...

One More Dog Rescue, formerly Ruff Start Happy Tails, believes that animals deserve our love, compassion, and respect. Our purpose is to rescue dogs and to provide care for orphaned, stray, and abused dogs. Through rehabilitation, socialization, and adoption, we strive to provide a humane service to all dogs that come into our rescue. Additionally, we provide awareness about the prevention of animal abuse and neglect as well as spay/neuter programs and their important effect on the dog overpopulation crisis.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We are a Connecticut-based 501c3 dog rescue that will adopt to approved applicants in the surrounding areas.
We do not have a facility - All of our rescue dogs are in loving foster homes.

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Our Adoption Process...

One More Dog Rescue (OMD), formerly Ruff Start Happy Tails, requires all potential adopters to fill out an adoption application and agree to a home visit prior to any adoption. Once the application is approved, a meet and greet will be scheduled between the potential adopter (s) and the dog. If the dog is adopted through One More Dog, an adoption contract must be signed, and we ask that a donation in the amount of $350.00 be made at the time of adoption to help our rescue cover a portion of the costs we incur through pull fees, vetting, and training.