Doberman Rescue and Adoption for New England and Eastern New York
Hot Line (603)887-1200
DRU generally has 20-30 dogs available at any given time. We have puppies available on rare occasions. We suggest that if you wish to have a very young puppy that you give it serious thought before adopting. A young puppy is not for everyone. We often receive young Dobies from homes that did not fully research the advisability of acquiring a puppy. If you choose to buy a puppy we can provide you with names of reputable breeders. Do not buy a puppy from a pet shop as you may be supporting a puppy mill by doing so.
Our available Dobies generally range in age from 1 to 8 or 9 years and in color from black and tan to red, fawn and blue. We will ask you for your preferences in sex, color, ears, and personality but cannot stress enough the importance of seeking a dog whose personality and needs will match the environment you can provide.
You have already taken the first step in the adoption process by indicating your interest in a rescue dog. We ask that you have patience throughout the adoption procedure. The procedure for adopting a Doberman through DRU is as follows:
2. Print out and complete this application and mail it to the address shown on the application.
3. A volunteer will contact you and, by appointment, visit your home. First time applicants are interviewed in their own homes to ensure that the adoptive families understand the responsibilities of owning and caring for a Doberman and the needs of a second-hand dog. At DRU’s option, if you have already adopted from us, and your circumstances have not changed, this visit may not be necessary.
4. After the visit to your home, if your application is approved, you will receive a telephone call from an Adoption Coordinator who will match you with the available Dobies that fit your circumstances.
5. We reserve the right to refuse an applicant if, in our judgment, the home situation is not compatible with the needs of a Doberman or if the breed is not suitable for the applicant.
6. You will then be invited up to the shelter in Sandown, NH to meet the Dobes that have been selected as possibilities for you. Applicants are under no obligation to accept a dog selected for you. It may take some time to find the right dog for you. If you feel that a dog shown to you is not right for you, simply tell the Adoption Coordinator. We will do our best to continue the search for a compatible dog. DRU does not, however, guarantee a successful placement. If a dog has been selected for you and you are unable to see it or cannot decide after seeing it, DRU is under no obligation to hold the dog while you decide.