Doberman Rescue and Adoption for New England and Eastern New York
Hot Line (603)887-1200


DRU usually has between 20 and 30 Dobermans for adoption. Some are listed here. Please fill out an application to help us find the right dog for you.
ceaserCEASER
I'VE BEEN ADOPTED!
champCHAMP is our rescue from Egypt who was hit by a car, paralyzed and then left by his owner to die in the streets of Cairo. Some wonderful people took him in, stabilized him and then transport arrangements were made to bring him from Egypt to DRU. After a 12 hour trip from Egypt, Champ finally landed in New York, where he was met by members of the DRU staff who then rushed this dear boy up to Dr. Audrey's in New Hampshire to continue his treatment. Since then, Champ has been through multiple procedures to bring him back to health. Thanks to the loving staff at Fremont Animal Hospital, he was finally well enough to be fitted for his new custom wheels!! Champ has mastered the use of the cart that provides him the freedom to explore, sniff and experience all that the world has to offer. He is in high spirits as he bombs around on his new set of wheels!! ! A dedicated and devoted person is desperately needed to be Champ's champion! He is just about a year old and has the energy and enthusiasm of a puppy. Incredibly affectionate, Champ loves people and other animals. A nurturing caretaker will get back as much as they give to this special little dog. See Champ in the pictures and video and be reminded of what pure joy and the love of life look like.

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ozzieOZZIE is a 3 year old, black and rust, natural and docked male who was too protective for the busy horse barn where he lived. And while Ozzie may never get his picture on the "Pet of the Week" wall of fame, once he trusts, he craves the attention, affection and time spent with his person. Ozzie's passion is running, running, running! He'll chase a tennis ball 'til the cows come home. Ozzie's obedience is good, however he needs management with reactiveness towards moving cars, perceived menacing strangers, potential stealers of his food and dogs that surely mean him harm. He needs structure and responds best to kindness and nurturing. Ozzie Pawsbourne, Prince of Darkness, is not a starter model but will be a super affectionate dog for someone, perhaps a homebody with a fenced yard. It's no surprise Ozzie doesn't like cats, but if correctly introduced to the right female dog, romance could bloom!
shonuffSHONUFF is a 2 year old, black and rust, cropped and docked male who was found as a stray with various neurological issues. Despite presenting with a slight head tilt, some circling and partial vision impairment, Showy has been issued a clean bill of health. His condition is stable and he has virtually no limitations on his ability to enjoy a dog's life. Sweet, happy, loving and affectionate, Showy is a truly gentle soul who loves time with his people. His favorite must-have toys include a pink Jolly Ball and a stuffed Bulldog. Showy is fascinated by farm animals and has developed a special bond with William, a miniature horse, whom he watches grazing along with enjoying some nose-to-nose time through the fence. Although he is good with other dogs, some dogs are put off by his energy, but a dog savvy cat with a few places to hide would likely work out okay. Showy needs a quiet home where he will feel safe. This scrumptious boy is a delight to take for a walk. Showy needs someone to help him with his toilet duties as he does urinate inside. While he has shown improvement, Showy continues to have accidents. It's possible he is struggling with the hecticness of the kennel environment, but his new owner has to be prepared to problem solve and work on housetraining with Showy.



dysonDYSON is an 18 month old, black and rust, cropped and docked male whose owner didn't have time for him. He's an active, friendly and affectionate boy with LOTS of energy and little training. This very food motivated young man needs an active owner who will commit to training head on to help Dyson reach his full potential. While he did live with two other dogs, Dyson spent most of his time in a garage with access to a fenced yard where he would play with his friends when they came out of the house. He is strong and fast while playing catch or chasing squirrels. Dyson is an alert barker who loves to go on walks. The "No Cats Allowed" sign is up where Dyson is concerned. He is a lump of good raw material waiting to be shaped into an upstanding, contributing member of society.
rangerRANGER is a 20 month old, black and rust, cropped and docked male who lived in a shed in the backyard because he knocked over his owner's disabled father. No training and banishment as a management tool did not work for Ranger. Without a doubt, he is a lot of dog who has "a boy's mind in a man's body" syndrome. Ranger is a busy, powerful boy who wants to please, but enjoys taking advantage of an inexperienced handler. He was purchased in the parking lot of a Walmart in South Carolina at the age of 6 weeks and grew up without enough exercise or direction. Ranger barks at the vacuum cleaner and lawn tractor, shreds underwear and socks and destroys stuffies in record time. Like many young Dobermans, his protectiveness of the house needs proper channeling. Ranger is happiest when he is with his people. He's an attention sponge who loves butt rubs. A home where he is the only animal would serve him best right now as he makes up for lost time with his new person.
ujaniUJANI is a 6 year old, red and rust, cropped and docked male whose owners divorced, and neither person could take him. He has obedience training but gets enthusiastic easily. Ujani, just shy of 100 lbs., is prone to drive-by body slams and jumping up on people just for fun. Like most Dobermans, he can be reeled in with rules, an outlet for energy and continued training. He is an alert, alarm barker who likes meeting visitors, riding in the car, sneaking up on furniture, chewing on meaty bones and running leashed alongside a bicycle. Ujani gets along with most dogs, but he is not a friend to cats…or running vacuum cleaners. I'VE BEEN ADOPTED!




SSNAP Dogs
Senior and Special Needs Advocacy Program


bellaBELLA is a 9 year old, black and rust, natural and docked female whose owners were expecting a baby and didn't trust Bella to be around the newborn. This senior girl is loyal, loving, cuddly and affectionate with the people she knows. Bella nimbly jumps up on stone walls to investigate her surroundings, not wanting to miss anything on her watch. Although she enjoys walking, she can be reactive to other dogs on leash. A fenced yard to call her own where she can bask in the sun and roll in the grass would be Bella's dream come true. Blanket sucking, stuffie hoarding, avoiding water and cat ignoring are among Bella's skill set. A calm household with people who will give her time to settle in, bond and trust is what we are hoping for Bella. She was diagnosed with an inflammatory condition of the liver called hepatitis. This is not the same as human hepatitis and is not contagious to people or other animals. The inflammation in the liver can be caused by many things and significant testing has been done to try to identify the cause of the problem so that we can maximize the treatment plan for success. A special diet for the liver will be needed lifelong, as well as medication specifically used to decrease the inflammation and scar tissue so that the liver can function normally. The liver has a remarkable capacity to heal and regenerate normal tissue when it is damaged and Bella will have the best chance of leading a very normal healthy life if she is treated properly with diet and medication/supplements. Some of the medications will be temporary while others lifelong and follow up testing will be needed to follow the progress and adjust medications.

Bella has been adopted! But, DRU has agreed to help pay for her medical bills to make it easier to find her the home she deserves. Please consider a donation to our SSNAP program to help us cover her expenses. I'm a SSNAP dog!
caesarCAESAR is a 9 year old, black and rust, cropped and docked male who was surrendered to a town shelter because his owners lost their house. He was so SAD when he got to DRU. He cried for days despite our best efforts to comfort him. Caesar would only eat if coaxed and if goodies were added to his food. He was treated for Lyme Disease, stiff and sore hind legs and conjunctivitis…all of which have improved with daily medications. He fought us off with ear cleaning until he realized his ears would be cleaned and he would survive the procedure...nails too! Caesar actually enjoys a scrubbie in the tub. He's a clean boy who prefers people over toys, but hot dogs trump people. Caesar is a needy boy who wants to be with his people. Routine is important to him; change upsets his apple cart. He prefers leash walks to yard time. We have had him around several dogs and he seems okay…just barks a lot in a referee sort of way. Caesar chases cats, but doesn't seem aggressive towards them. Although Caesar has become comfortable at DRU, he definitely needs to find a home for his senior years.

Caesar has been adopted! But, DRU has agreed to help pay for his medical bills to make it easier to find him the home he deserves. Please consider a donation to our SSNAP program to help us cover his expenses. I'm a SSNAP dog!
fredaFREDA is a 7 year old black and rust, cropped and docked female who came to DRU because her owner was terminally ill. She shared her home with three Collies. Lad was her constant companion and the alpha female Collie was her bitter foe. Her owner had a Koi pond where Freda would relentlessly pursue the large red eared turtles that dwelled there. There was no need for an alarm system with Freda in the house. She loves stuffed toys and will carry one in her mouth when she needs to go out. Once inside, she gathers her precious babies and makes her nest with them. Freda's most precious possession is her stuffed green cactus. Even when wearing an Elizabethan collar after a benign lump removal, Freda could be found with her head tilted back with her cactus resting inside the cone. She is a very obedient and mild mannered dog who takes her time trusting new people. But once one has been accepted into her circle, it is, indeed, an honor. Freeze dried chicken is her favorite treat.

Freda has been adopted! But, DRU has agreed to help pay for her medical bills to make it easier to find her the home she deserves. Please consider a donation to our SSNAP program to help us cover her expenses. I'm a SSNAP dog!
gerdaGERDA is an 8 year old, black and rust, cropped and docked female who was brought to a New York shelter by her disabled owner who said he could no longer care for her. Gerda trusted no one and she gave that shelter staff a pretty hard time. They decided to transfer her to DRU for specialized care, and a very kind pilot flew Gerda from New York to New Hampshire. On arrival, it was clear that Gerda was very hand shy and had little training. She was frantic and showed aggression towards other dogs. Our veterinarian had to muzzle her in order to safely examine her. While we have almost no history on Gerda, her body shows signs of the brutality she suffered at someone's hands. Gerda's ears have been cut off crudely and have the sickening look of a home crop job. Her soft muzzle has scars consistent with someone tying her mouth shut for an extended period of time. After many months of training and TLC at the DRU shelter, Gerda now trusts and feels safe with people. She has learned to control herself around other dogs, and now walks through the neighborhood on a loose leash in a group of Dobermans. Visitors to the shelter are greeted by Gerda with her purple and white stuffie in her mouth and her nub wagging furiously. She is relaxed and happy to see new people. Gerda neither looks nor acts her age and has a clean bill of health. She is an active dog who loves to run in our fenced field. Gerda needs a home where she is the only animal. It's time this sweet girl gets a loving home.

Gerda has been adopted! But, DRU has agreed to help pay for her medical bills to make it easier to find her the home she deserves. Please consider a donation to our SSNAP program to help us cover her expenses. I'm a SSNAP dog!
mandyMANDY is an 8 year old, black and rust, cropped and docked female who was given up for biting a Yorkshire Terrier in the home on two occasions. The incidents occurred when the Yorkie rough housed with the one year old male Doberman that also lived in the pack. Both times, Mandy stepped in as referee and the little dog went off to see the veterinarian. Mandy's owner got her about 6 years ago from a man on the street who was bringing Mandy to a shelter "to get rid of her." Mandy has been to obedience classes and has exemplary house manners. She barks at strangers and then quickly befriends them. Mandy is happy to accompany her person to the barn at chore time to help with the horses, cows and a goose. She doesn't like cats and shouldn't live with small dogs or female dogs. Mandy delights in curling up on the couch with her person. She has been trained on an Invisible Fence. Joint support medications and Soloxine keep Mandy feeling tiptop. She loves car rides.

Mandy has been adopted! But, DRU has agreed to help pay for her medical bills to make it easier to find her the home she deserves. Please consider a donation to our SSNAP program to help us cover her expenses. I'm a SSNAP dog!
magnumMAGNUM is an 11 year old, red and rust, cropped and docked male who got the boot when 90 year old Grandma moved in. Although Magnum had never done anything untoward, his owners said the woman was afraid of him and refused to come live at the house if the dog was there. On arrival at the shelter, Magnum's coat was dirty and his toenails were atrociously long. Our veterinarian said he was too thin, displayed symptoms of hypothyroidism and required medication for an ear infection. While it's likely Magnum was a valued family member for much of his life, something went wrong somewhere. With Soloxine on board now and 5 additional pounds under his belt, Magnum feels better and his big personality shows more and more. He is an alert, confident, happy older gentleman with a good attitude. Magnum has high self-esteem and isn't shy about vocalizing his needs or opinion on the matters at hand. Although he hadn't been exposed to other dogs very much, he wants to engage. He doesn't have the best social skills when meeting a dog, and his forward advances can be off putting to some. With some practice, Magnum could make a good companion for another dog. He's very interested in the shelter cats, and further observation will be needed to determine his likelihood of compatibility. Magnum has more pep than most dogs his age. His house and car manners are impeccable and he is always excited to head out on a walk.

Magnum has been adopted! But, DRU has agreed to help pay for his medical bills to make it easier to find him the home he deserves. Please consider a donation to our SSNAP program to help us cover his expenses. I'm a SSNAP dog!
maraMARA is a 10 year old, red and rust, cropped and docked female whose owner couldn't care for her anymore, and Mara is heartbroken. Other than the usual senior leaky, creaky, achy, flakey issues, she is in good shape for an old lady. Mara had some benign lumps removed, her teeth cleaned, an ear infection treated and a lick granuloma addressed. She takes Soloxine for hypothyroidism, Proin for urinary incontinence, joint supplements and fish oil for comfort with arthritis. Mara is a real pip who wants to be top dog over her fellow canines and sometimes with her person. Although her favorite activity is lounging on the couch, Mara is on the job alerting to the presence of intruders. Thunder storms scare her. Mara likes vegetables and cats. She would love a place where she could sunbathe on a comfortable bed after a daily walk.

Mara passed quietly in her sleep. She was a wonderful spirit and will be sadly missed.
mayhemMAYHEM is a 5 year old, black and rust, cropped and docked male who came to DRU after being hit by a car. Serious injuries sustained included partial hind limb paralysis, broken ribs and blood in his chest. Against all odds, Mayhem recovered, but he will never be whole again. Ongoing veterinary and tender loving home care will be needed indefinitely to keep him comfortable and happy. Despite his drunken gait, Mayhem still loves to run and enjoy gently the company of other dogs. He is a character!

Mayhem has gone to a permanent foster home. Please consider a donation to SSNAP to help us cover his expenses. I'm a SSNAP dog!
nalaNALA is an 8 year old, red and rust, cropped and docked female who has been disappointed by people. She came to DRU from a shelter in New York. The staff there told us her history: Home #1 - Nala was found in a feces-filled crate; Home #2 - Nala was tied outside to a trailer for 5 years because the wife didn't like her; Home #3 - Nala lived in her next home for 2 months, but was brought to the SPCA because she urinated on the couch; Home #4 - Nala was adopted out by the SPCA, but was returned after one day for nipping during rough housing. Medically she was a mess on arrival…urinary tract infection, large mammary mass removal (benign!), molar extraction, Lyme Disease and x-rays which revealed significant radiographic changes in her cervical spine as the cause of her awkward gait. Fortunately, Nala doesn't seem to be in any pain from her neck abnormality, and she walks on a harness to protect her neck. Her most cherished possession is a small rubber penguin which she carries constantly. Nala needs time to accept someone new, but once you're in her circle of friends, you're in!

Nala has been adopted! But, DRU has agreed to help pay for her medical bills to make it easier to find her the home she deserves. Please consider a donation to our SSNAP program to help us cover her expenses. I'm a SSNAP dog!
primaPRIMA is an 8 year old, black and rust, natural and docked female whose owner was charged with cruelty to animals. Prima and 6 other dogs were held in a facility for 18 months until the court case was resolved and custody of the dogs was transferred to the good guys. Her days of cranking out puppies are over. Sweet, social, friendly, mellow, low-key, and a joy to be around are some of the characteristics that come to mind about Prima. She picks and chooses which dogs she likes and is pretty clear that she is no fan of cats. Princess Prima loves a cozy bed. She will bring lots of love with her to her new home. Prima was diagnosed with an inflammatory condition of the liver called hepatitis. This is not the same as human hepatitis and is not contagious to people or other animals. The inflammation in the liver can be caused by many things and significant testing has been done to try to identify the cause of the problem so that we can maximize the treatment plan for success. A special diet for the liver will be needed lifelong, as well as medication specifically used to decrease the inflammation and scar tissue so that the liver can function normally. The liver has a remarkable capacity to heal and regenerate normal tissue when it is damaged and Prima will have the best chance of leading a very normal healthy life if she is treated properly with diet and medication/supplements. Some of the medications will be temporary while others lifelong and follow up testing will be needed to follow the progress and adjust medications. I'm a SSNAP dog!
sadieSADIE is a 9 year old, red and rust, cropped and docked female whose owners divorced and lost their home. Unfortunately, misfortune trickled downhill to the animals. Flea and parasite infested Sadie arrived experiencing a false pregnancy and had our veterinarian concerned about pyometra. While being spayed, a mammary mass was removed and multiple extractions of rotted teeth were required. Her mammary mass was a low-grade malignant mixed mammary tumor that will need to be monitored closely for recurrence. Sadie is a 50 lb. peanut who needs to be coaxed and handfed (shame on us…) to eat. Prior to her spay, Sadie would collect "babies" and hide them underneath herself, daring any animal to approach her, and yet was kind to people. Now Sadie still is attached to a particular stuffie but not as inclined to protect it. When around other dogs or cats she tends to ignore them unless they don't respect her space. Sadie is a sweetie pie!

Sadie has been adopted! But, DRU has agreed to help pay for her medical bills to make it easier to find her the home she deserves. Please consider a donation to our SSNAP program to help us cover her expenses. I'm a SSNAP dog!
savannahSAVANNAH is an 8 year old, blue and rust, natural and docked female who came in with her brother Sam when their owner lost their house. She gets along with most other dogs, and would rather hunt for food than for a cat. Of the two siblings, Savannah is in charge…for example when it comes to personal space around the water dish. Despite this, she seems to depend on Sam to feel secure. Savannah is a true foodie and can scout out the smallest bit of discarded particles of nourishment. She is a loving old girl.

Savannah has been adopted! But, DRU has agreed to help pay for her medical bills to make it easier to find her the home she deserves. Please consider a donation to our SSNAP program to help us cover her expenses. I'm a SSNAP dog!
scoobySCOOBY is a 9 year old, black and rust, natural and docked male who was found with a myriad of health problems as a stray in New York City. Some were easy to attend to…tapeworms, dirty ears, dandruff, nails down to the quicks and irritated eyes. Our veterinarian diagnosed hypothyroidism and started him on medication. The scary time was when his mild upper respiratory infection burgeoned into full blown pneumonia. After lots of antibiotics, time and TLC, Scooby's health improved and he was finally able to be neutered and cleared for adoption. During his recovery, Scooby managed to cultivate a band of admirers at both the veterinary hospital and the DRU shelter. His nice attitude, along with high self-esteem and a knack for gazing adoringly into one's eyes, make him a very engaging, fun fellow to be around. Scooby is a typical, sweet old dog, but with a surprising amount of spunk. He likes the lady dogs very much and is relentlessly friendly toward, yet respectful of, them. Scooby is a foodie and loves the challenge of the treat pouch. The only point on which he is non-negotiable is cats.

Scooby has been adopted! But, DRU has agreed to help pay for his medical bills to make it easier to find him the home he deserves. Please consider a donation to our SSNAP program to help us cover his expenses. I'm a SSNAP dog!
tankTANK is a 5 year old, red and rust, cropped and docked male whose owner lost his home. He is Yoda's father. He's a beautiful dog who is full of energy and loves to run, despite a deformity of his left femur due to being hit by a car in 2010. Surgery was done but failed to correct the problem…possibly due to poor technique or secondary to aftercare. No treatment was in his best interest and he takes a joint supplement for support. Tank loves water…he's a swimmer, a chaser of water streaming from the end of a hose and even an enjoyer of baths. He is friendly and social with people, but has a strong prey drive with other dogs and cats. Tank needs to be the only animal in his new home.

Update! The bad news is our veterinarians discovered Tank had some issues with his liver and, on top of everything else, he developed neck pain. The good news is that a wonderful family chose Tank to be their dog. He is receiving the help he needs and is now HOME! But, DRU has agreed to help pay for his medical bills to make it easier to find him the home he deserves. Please consider a donation to our SSNAP program to help us cover his expenses. I'm a SSNAP dog!
zekeZEKE is a 3 year old, black and rust, natural and docked male whose owners gave him up when he started having seizures. They were not able to keep track of giving him medication twice daily. Since Zeke has been at the DRU shelter receiving phenobarbital as directed, he remains seizure free. Blood work shows his medication levels are well within a therapeutic range and our veterinarian is starting to slowly lower his dose to the smallest amount that is effective. Zeke is also hypothyroid and has just started Soloxine. He is feeling so much better now. Personality-wise, Zeke is a prince! Everybody at DRU loves him for his sweet personality and nice attitude. Zeke views other dogs like they were long lost friends. He has been around children and likes to chase cats. Zeke is super clean in his roomette and will go through his whole repertoire of tricks in anticipation of a goodie! Out trainers say he is compliant, very tolerant of handling and has good obedience, although he would benefit from a refresher class. If allowed, Zeke can be a little pushy but overall he is a fun and loving dog. His last owner let him sleep on the couch, although he is crate trained. Marrow bones make him happy!

Zeke has been adopted! But, DRU has agreed to help pay for his medical bills to make it easier to find him the home he deserves. Please consider a donation to our SSNAP program to help us cover his expenses. I'm a SSNAP dog!
 
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