Dodger was part of a 7 dog litter. He was advertised on Craigs list Free to a good home. Suzi, our President, went to the home to rescue the puppies, Free to a good home is not how you want a Rottweiler to be placed.
When Suzi arrived at the home, there were 2 puppies left, a boy and a girl. Suzi offered to take both puppies but the woman advised Suzi the female was going to a home with a woman who was there earlier in the day, so Suzi took the little boy. Suzi spoke with the woman regarding the litter. The woman told Suzi it was an accidental litter that her Rottweiler was not spayed and her brothers Rottweiler was not neutered and she did her best to keep them seperated but voila, next thing you know, a litter of puppies.
Suzi educated her on spaying and neutering, gave the woman $100.00 and told her where the spay/neuter clinic was and asked her to take the money and have her female spayed.
Approx. 1 month later, Suzi received a spay certificate from the lady. Suzi was supposed to put Dodger up for adoption, but could not part with him and he is now ARRF'S mascot.
Since coming into Suzi's Life and becoming the Mascot for ARRF, Suzi and Dodger are pretty much inseperable, he is her wingman. Suzi has entered Dodger into Schutzhund training and competition. he now has 3 working Schutzhund titles, and is Therapy Dog Certified.
As of July 2012 Dodger was hired by the casting company that filmed the Cinemax series Banshee to play Preacher, the Rottweiler of Proctor. Series airs January 2013.
As of January 2013 Dodger has managed what no other rescue dog has ever achieved, he has titled 7 times in Schutzhund/protection/obedience. He will be trialing this coming December and this may be his last trial before he retires,handing the torch over to his rescue puppy brother Preacher who will go on to make our rescue proud and trial and show and show everyone that you do not have to pay thousands of dollars to go out on a field to show and trial, a rescue dog can do it too !