Reggah (is the Doberman formally known as Klutch) joined our pack at the “old” age of 6 after spending the last 4 years in a kennel in Israel. This gentle loving giant (88 pounds of a smile) changed our lives in a moment also known as a “Reggah” in Hebrew, marked us as his and assigned himself as the protector & saviour of us from the dangers of unauthorized cats and mosquitos in the neighborhood.
The decision to bring him in was not a simple one tho. Earlier thus year we lost an amazing dog at the age of 15 to cancer, and now, another dog (a boxer mix rescue named Kutcha) had just gone through a big surgery and a couple of months she needed to get back on her feet.
And so, we knew that any new adoption, any introduction to the pack has to be very calculated, very specific and has to be done with the cooperation and involvement of the rest of the pack.
On a crisp Saturday morning we drove to the kannel and there we met with Reggah, a gentle soul in his cage. After a quick intro we brought him home. But there was something wrong… Reggah would not look me in the eye, never, always near, looking at my shoulder, chest, never the eye.
We started a road of building his self confidence with a little training. Reggah was amazing, and in just a couple of weeks became Kutcha’s best friend with “scheduled” mornings and afternoons playtime. He is keeping my dear boxer happy even during those bad days when her cancer is acting out and she’s at an all time low.
Best decision ever.