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||Contact this shelter/rescue group to see their pets for adoption.
Our Featured Sandown, NH Partner:
Doberman Rescue Unlimited
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.
Pets at Our Rescue Group:
Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:
New England (MA, CT, NH, VT, NY, NJ, ME)
Doberman Rescue Unlimited is a non-profit organization founded in 1988. DRU has helped over 2,500 Doberman Pinschers start new lives in loving homes. For each tragedy there are hundreds of success stories. DRU helps approximately 200 Dobermans annually. During their stay at the shelter, each dog has a dedicated "wellness" person who works with the dog to evaluate their socialization skills. There is an in-house training program that gives these dogs a much better chance to succeed in a new home. DRU is also proud of their Senior and Special Needs program that allows older dogs, or those with special medical issues, an opportunity to find that last forever home. At any one time, approximately one-third of the dogs at the shelter are part of this program. The success rate for adoption of these special dogs is one of the highest in the United States. As well, DRU has community education and outreach programs to help educate people on the positive aspects of adopting an older dog.
Come Meet our Pets:
Visits to the shelter are by apointment only. There are two large events open to the public - an Open House in June, where the public can meet the shelter dogs and take a tour of the shelter and the grounds (acres of manicured land, located in New Hampshire), and a picnic in September, open to the public and all dogs to enjoy a day of food, fun and games. Some shelter dogs are also part of the festivities. Information on these events is on the website www.dru.org.
Our Adoption Process:
The adoption process consists of an application, veterinary reference check, a phone interview with an adoption coordinator in order to match the potential adopter's needs with the right companion animal, a home visit by a trained volunteer and an appointment at the shelter to meet potential companion dogs. There is an adoption contract and fee.