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December, 2015!! - Miss Bonnie has been adopted!!!
HAPPY NEW LIFE!! Somebody just got lucky!
Happy, happy retirement Bonnie!!

Needs A Home/Sponsor!
Date Listed
Barrington, Illinois
Rescue Group:  Illinois Doberman Rescue

Primary Contact
Pam Abare


Meet Miss Bonnie!!

She adds a WHOLE new meaning to BONNIE! Don't you agree??

Hey!! Are you looking for me?? Look into my eyes...

Bonnie is a 7 year-old red cropped and docked Doberman who was surrendered to a rural country animal control by a family member when her elderly owner passed away. As luck would have it, Bonnie was adopted out from the shelter shortly after being relinquished. The adopters already owned a 9 year-old male Doberman so they were looking to add a second. Bonnie seemed to settle in quickly and was doing well but unfortunately she became too bossy and a little jealous and would overpower the male with her authority. Sadly, the couple decided to return her as they thought it was in her best interest. This time, animal control contacted IDR and when she arrived was taken immediately to Doggie Salon in New Lenox for a much needed spa date. She got a bath and a pedicure and tolerated it all perfectly. She also met the resident mascot kitty and had no negative reaction. She met 7 very barky Pekingese through a chain link fence and did fine not appearing to be annoyed by them. It is said that Bonnie is housebroken and does travel well in the car.  Overall, she would be a great dog for someone looking for a mellow companion!! 

Special Needs if any: None.

Geographic areas: Illinois and the surrounding states

General Contact Information: Illinois Doberman Rescue will place Dobes in Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, or Wisconsin. Please contact Pam by e-mail at go to IDR's website at for adoption information and application.


The Sponsor A Senior program helps Seniors by raising funds for their rescue programs. This helps offset some of the additional costs that come with caring for a senior (diet, medications, supplements, etc.). Please read more about this program on the Sponsor A Senior page.

Dear Miss Bonnie is looking for a sponsor! The cost to sponsor a Senior Dobe is $40 per month or $480 per year. You can sponsor a Senior for one month, one year, or somewhere in between. To sponsor Miss Bonnie, use the PayPal button below or visit the Sponsor A Senior page for instructions on sending a check. Thank you for any help you can give, it is MUCH appreciated!

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