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Adoption Process
The adoption process can take some time to complete, but we are looking to make matches between pets and families that are forever!

**We do not allow invisible fence. You do not need to have a fenced-in yard to apply but for younger dogs, a physically fenced-in yard will be required.

Step 1

You will need to complete an application.

While we are reviewing your application, you can view all the dogs and puppies that are currently in need of a home on our Website, Facebook page, Petfinder.com, Rescueme.org, and Adoptapet; however, it is probably easier to wait until you are approved as the dog you inquire about might be adopted by the time you complete the application process.

**PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DOG YOU APPLY FOR WILL NOT NECESSARILY BE AVAILABLE WHEN YOU COMPLETE THE APPLICATION PROCESS.  But there is never a shortage of dogs coming into rescue.**

Step 2

Once we've received your application, we will review the information, conduct reference checks, and we'll call your veterinarian to ensure that previous pets have been spayed/neutered, vaccinated, on heartworm prevention, and well cared for.  For renters, we'll check with your landlord to ensure that dogs are permitted and that the dog you're adopting wouldn't violate any size or breed restrictions. Note** Most rentals do not allow certain breeds due to insurance liability. Please specifically ask your landlord if they allow Dobermans.

Step 3

We will schedule a home visit.  During your home visit, we will have brief conversation with you to determine your needs and preferences, find out about your daily schedule, and talk about your previous experience with pets.  The home visit and interview are to make sure your new pet has an environment with everything it needs and to make sure that the dog you are interested in is right for your whole family and lifestyle.  It is also an opportunity to offer you further information on how to care for your Doberman, from vaccinations to diet and supplements, and for you to ask any questions you might have. **All family members living in the household need to be present for the home visit.

Step 4

Once your home visit has been conducted, you will be notified if you are approved, and we will give you the details of the foster parents of the Doberman you are interested in, so you can ask questions of the foster.  A meeting can be arranged with the foster parent.

Step 5

Once you have been matched with a Doberman, you will arrange a time to pick up the dog; we do not ship any animal.  To complete the adoption process, you will need to sign the adoption contract and provide the adoption fee.

The dog will be placed with you on a two week trial to ensure the dog is a good fit for your family.  DTDR will be available during the two week trial and beyond for questions and support regarding your new family member.

The adoption fee helps defray the costs of spaying, neutering, transportation and other medical expenses.  All dogs are spayed or neutered, examined by a vet, given medical shots and treated for any medical condition they may have, prior to adoption.  Donations above the adoption fee are always welcome!

Our adoption fees may never recoup the costs we incur bringing some dogs back to health, but with donations we are able to sustain the organization financially in order to continue our mission.  Every adoption brings desperately needed funds which are used to help Dobermans in need.  By adopting a dog from Dedicated to Dobermans Rescue, you not only save the dog you are providing a Forever Home to, but you are helping to rescue others in need.

Purebred Adoption Fees
$400 for puppies (under 1 year old)
$300 for dogs (1 to 3 years)
$200 for dogs (4 to 7 years)
$100.00 for senior dogs (8 years and older - may be reduced depending on the dog.)