Most rescue Dobermans come from shelters or are turned over by owners who, for a variety of reasons, are no longer able or willing to care for them. Many become rescue Dobermans because of the owner’s death, divorce, loss of job and/or home, and for many other reasons which are not the fault of the dog.
Each Doberman is checked by a veterinarian, given vaccinations, tested for heartworms and intestinal worms, spayed or neutered, and is treated for any illnesses or medical problems that are found. They are placed in a foster home for a period of time for evaluation, to assess temperament & obedience, provide house and crate training, and determine the best type of adoptive home for that particular Doberman.
Adopting a rescue Doberman is a wonderful experience, but when making the decision, keep in mind the lifelong responsibilities associated with dog ownership – these involve commitments of time, love and financial resources:
- Yearly medical expenses (e.g. vaccinations, monthly heartworm preventative, etc.) and occasional emergencies
- Quality food
- A good, secure fence (i.e. no underground/invisible fencing and no runners/cables)
- Boarding (when you must be away from home) or in-home care services
- Toys, collars, leashes, dog houses, etc.
Doberman Canada strongly encourages potential homes to consider adopting a rescue Doberman.