We are a foster based rescue. We do not have a facility. All of our dogs are in foster homes located in Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. We adopt out to Ohio and surrounding states within a 5 hour drive of Cleveland, OH. We do consider other areas, but that is dependent upon our ability to get a home visit completed. Adopters will need to travel to the area where the dog is being fostered or event is being held. Unless the applicant meets the dog at an event, an applicant needs to be approved through the adoption process before meeting dogs.
Adopters must own the property where the adopted dog will reside (i.e. not living at home with parents, etc.).
We prefer to adopt to families with physical fences, however we do realize that a lot of communities do not allow fences of any structure. So we do allow adoptions to some homes without fences based on experience level of the applicant and the drive of the dog you may be interested in.
It is our policy that we do not to adopt out to homes with existing intact dogs (male or female). Whether or not you decide to spay/neuter your dog is your own decision. But we have made it our policy not to adopt our dogs into homes with intact dogs. .
We prefer not to place our dogs in homes with very young children. Dobermans are generally large, active dogs and can easily knock down or run over a small child. However, we take into account experience level of the applicant and the energy level of the dog you may be interested in.
Adopters will sign an Adoption Contract. It requires, that the owner keep the dog up-to-date on vaccines, heartworm prevention, medical care and yearly veterinary exams. We also require that if the new owners should for ANY reason not be able to keep and care for the Doberman, the dog MUST be returned. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Rescue dogs are a work in progress. We encourage our adopters to enroll in an obedience class with their new Doberman. This is helpful in building confidence for both dog and owner.
Visit our ADOPTION PROCESS page to review our entire process
Visit our ADOPTION APPLICATION page to begin the process and submit your application
Visit our AVAILABLE DOGS page to view our available dogs. Even if you do not see a dog you like online now, is not uncommon to have dogs adopted to approved families before we have a chance to post them! So it is best to fill out your Adoption Application now so we can get your pre-approved to adopt.