Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
Payton's Place / Southwest Ohio Doberman Rescue, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, volunteer based organization, dedicated to placing homeless Doberman Pinschers into new and loving homes. We rely solely on donations to continue and expand our work. Every dollar contributed goes directly to the rescue, care, and placement of the dogs, such as operating expenses, care of the dogs, shelter fees, veterinary care and medications, and equipment. No one at Southwest Ohio Doberman Rescue receives a salary; we have no paid employees or board members. Our volunteers are all extremely committed people who, from the goodness in their hearts and for the love of this magnificent breed, generously give of their time, money and devotion. These volunteers work full time jobs, have families and dogs of their own, as well as volunteering for the Rescue.
What we do
Southwest Ohio Doberman Rescue is committed to the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of Dobermans in need. These Dobermans come from varied backgrounds. Some have been abandoned or neglected, some have been given up due to divorce, relocation, or because an owner is unable to dedicate the time the dog needs and deserves.
We strive to place these Dobermans into responsible, caring, and permanent homes. Before placement in a new home, each dog has been checked by the veterinarian, updated on vaccinations, checked for heartworms, spayed/neutered, wormed, and micro-chipped. Each dog is on a regimen of heartworm preventative while in our program. Veterinarian records are maintained and are provided to the adoptive family. We also evaluate, as best as possible, each dog for behavior and temperament.
After placement, we are always available to the adoptive family, should they need any assistance.
We also help care for those dogs less fortunate- those that need a little time to regain their health, or those that may have behavioral problems which require extra training before going to a new home.
In addition, if an individual is considering giving up his/her Doberman, we will see if we can offer them guidance in order to keep the dog with the family that he loves.
We have also been instrumental in transporting, sheltering, and caring for dogs from other rescue organizations. We are always willing to help when we can.
Last but not least, we hope we are doing our part in public education of this breed. We try to inform people of this breed's requirements, need for training, socialization and exercise, as well as responsible dog ownership.
In doing so, we hope to be able to aid in the fight against pet overpopulation, and moreover, help prevent other unfortunate Dobermans from ending up in shelters.
Together we can make a difference! If you are thinking of getting a new friend, please consider adopting a rescue dog.
1. You must first complete the adoption application. You can submit it online, or print it out, complete, and mail it to us.
Upon our receipt and review of your application, we will contact your veterinarian references.
If the vet references are satisfactory, a volunteer will contact you to make an appointment to visit your home and do a home check. The purpose of the home check is to see the environment where the dog will live. This is also a good time for the adoptive family to discuss any concerns or questions they may have with the SWODR representative. SWODR wants to ensure the adoptive family fully understands the responsibilities of owning and caring for a Doberman and the needs of a rescue dog.
If after the home visit, it is determined that you would be a good candidate to adopt a Doberman from Southwest Ohio Doberman Rescue, you will be invited to make an appointment to come out to the SWODR facility to meet and spend time with some of the available dogs. Our volunteers will introduce you to the dogs that we feel may meet your needs, circumstances, and lifestyle. Applicants are under no obligation to accept a dog based on SWODR's suggestions.
When you feel you have "connected" with a particular dog, you can spend time with the dog, whether it be walking, playing, or just sitting and petting the dog.
If a good match is made, and you find that special dog that you truly want to be a permanent member of your family, and per SWODR's approval, you will then finalize the adoption process by completing the adoption contract and an adoption donation is required at that time.
You can then take your new dog home!
Most of our dogs incur expenses greater than the adoption fee. In order to help cover our
expenses, SWODR charges and adoption donation for each dog. This fee is considered
a "donation" and is usually nonrefundable. The fee varies according to the age of the dog
Baby dogs 6 months of age and younger, typically: $400.00
Youngsters 7 months to 2 years: $350.00
Adults 2 years through 6 years: $300.00
Seniors 7 years and up, typically: $200.00
Note: Often we do not know a dog's exact age. In such instances we use our best
estimate of the dog's age but cannot guarantee its accuracy.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.