So you want to adopt a Doberman but can’t afford a quality, purebred from a breeder. Here’s the next best option, Doberman Rescue Dogs.
A Doberman rescue group is usually a non-profit group created to provide an alternative to regular dog shelters. Many times dogs don’t do well in regular dog shelters due to the noise, distraction, or general environment. Doberman enthusiasts prefer to take care of their favorite breed and, therefore, specialize in their rescue and adoption. These breed-specific rescue groups will foster the dog and evaluate it for adoption. This may include evaluating the Doberman’s temperament, obedience skills, and general health.
Doberman rescue groups vary in size from a well organized large group to a small one-person operation. They may be connected to a breed club, humane society, or work as an independent agency. While we hope all of the current rescues are ethical and well run, you may wish to do some research on a particular local Doberman rescue you’re interested in visiting. Most countries have Doberman Rescues like Canada, the United States, and the UK.
Before Getting Doberman Rescue Dogs
Things to consider are:
How long has the rescue been operating? Are they affiliated with a larger club?
Do they spay & neuter before adoption?
Do they screen potential adopters to make sure the dog is going to a good home?
Do they disclose all the information about the dog’s health, behavior, and known history?
Do they offer ongoing support after adoption?
Will they take back a dog if for whatever reason you can no longer care for it?
Will they provide an adoption contract?
A Doberman rescue may charge an adoption fee or accept a donation instead. If you have the means please give generously. Caring for and funding animal rescues can be challenging. Doberman rescues are run by dedicated volunteers who invest their own time, money, and love to help their favorite breed. Without these caring individuals, our beloved Doberman could end up in an overcrowded shelter, or have a worse fate.
Please consider using a local Doberman rescue instead of a backyard breeder. While Doberman rescue puppies are not usually available, they might have a younger Doberman who needs a rehoming.
I hope this helps you find the perfect Doberman companion.