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May 2006
We recently found out that Hector has passed. His Addisons was not the problem, he was diagnosed with DCM last year and that was the cause of his death. His owners are missing him badly. We can not thank them enough for giving him a wonderful last year. We know he was loved beyond all reason, and more importantly, Hector knew it too. No dog could have asked for a better family, or a better final year.

Adopted 4/23/05

Enroute to his new home

Taking a siesta along the way

Meeting his new mommy and daddy

I think they love me.

Hector hits the big time.
He is featured on Ginnie.com as DaDane of DaWeek!
Part 2 of Ginnie's feature on Hector
And part 3 no less, such a celebrity he is!
  • Gender - male
  • Age/DOB - ~ 6 yr.
  • Height  at the shoulder -
  • Weight -
  • Spayed/Neutered - No
  • Taken in on  - 1/24/05
  • Available as of - now
  • Housebroken - Yes
  • Obedience trained - Some
  • Good with other dogs - Yes
    • with cats - Yes
    • with kids - Yes
    • with the elderly - Yes
  • Temperament - Hector is a fairly sedentary Dane, your typical couch potato. Given his age this is not surprising. Very sweet, good natured, easy going guy.
  • Comments
Hector has a rare disease called Addisons. It is not hard to manage, but it does require him to be on medication for the rest of his life and he will need some special handling. He was adopted by his last owner who loved him like crazy. But he died, and his widow has not been able to continue to care for Hector. She has tried for several years because that was her husband's dying wish. But the time came that she has had to face cold hard facts. We were pretty much his last chance. None of the rescues had room for him and he was set for euthanasia in a few days when one of the TX rescues contacted us about him. Since I personally own an Addisons Dane myself, there was no way I was going to let him be put down. One of the people who had adopted a dog from us before offered to foster him, and we put the word out that we were going to take him and wanted some help in finding him a new home. We also put the word out that we might need some help in changing him over to the less costly type of medication used to treat Addisons. And an amazing thing happened. People from all over offered to help. A wonderful person named Donna Matthais, who is the compounding pharmacist we get the meds for our Addisons Dane from, and who has had an Addisons dog of her own at one time, assured us that Hector's meds would be available to us at no charge should we elect to switch him to the new meds. And out of that an idea was formed to create a fund to help Addisons dogs in rescue, to see to it that no Addisons rescue dog was ever again put in jeopardy of being euthanized because of the cost of care.

Click here to fill out an application to adopt Hector or any of the DDRI dogs.
We will post additional photos of Hector as time goes by, so check back often.
And if you have any questions about Hector or any of our dogs, email us or call us at 541-746-0863

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He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart.
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