Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
We offer training throughout the lifetime of dogs adopted from us in order to help adopters deal with anything that might come up in the future.
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The adoption process is thorough as we want to make sure that we are placing TDR dogs into the correct environment.
All potential adopters will need to fill out the correct adoption application for the animal which they desire to adopt. We occasionally have different breeds of dogs and types of animals available.
Once the application is completed, it is returned to TDR for review. All references are checked during the review process. During the period of review, potential adopters may call to inquire on any animal in our program.
If the application has been reviewed successfully, a home inspection will follow. If special permission has been granted to adopt outside of the state of TN, then the potential adopter is responsible for the travel expenses for the home visit. If the home visit is not satisfactory, suggestions will be given with a second opportunity for a home inspection given.
If the home inspection is passed, then potential adopters can visit our available animals. Finally, to complete a valid adoption, an adoption contract must be signed and a MINIMUM adoption fee of:
* $225.00 for adult Dobermans (1 year-8 years)
* $300 for Doberman puppies (under 12 months)
* $100 for older Dobermans (8 and up)
* Adoption fees for the other breeds of dogs, cats, horses, and any other animals in our care varies.
Our contract requires that you complete a minimum of one FREE training class with us prior to taking your new dog home and additional obedience classes within 6 months of your adoption. We do offer FREE training classes which may count as these obedience classes. There are obvious exceptions to this requirement. The Doberman is a working breed that needs mental and physical stimulation. They need a strong owner that sets limitations and creates a respectful relationship with their dog. To insure that obedience classes are completed on some of our more challenging dogs, an obedience deposit of $150 will be collected at the time of adoption and returned upon completion of the class of your choice.
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 or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.