My name is Papi!

Doberman Pinscher Dog for adoption in Arlington, Virginia - Papi
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Doberman Assistance Rescue & Education

Facts about Papi

  • Breed: Doberman Pinscher
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Papi is a 3 year old red Doberboy with cropped ears and a docked tail. His ears don’t stand, but they lay nicely and he is a very handsome fella. He is quite tall and trim, and weighs about 75 lbs. He is one very athletic canine, and LOVES to play with balls and flying discs. He can even get four tennis balls in his mouth at once! Check out this link to see his Frisbee mojo . Papi is very inquisitive and energetic, and he will need a human who engages him physically and mentally. He is very sweet and stays close to you most of the time. He knows the basic group of commands well, but will need reinforcement and practice. He barks at the door and at newcomers, until they are brought into the house and given a seat. He sleeps in his own bed – or yours if you allow it. We have not had any housebreaking problems with Papi. He has excellent car manners except he will bark at cyclists. His leash manners are basic, and will improve with additional training.
He crates nicely during the day. Papi carries shoes and socks around the house. Papi will countersurf for items within reach, and we have found that the squirt bottle is effective in training him “out” of some of his bad habits.
Papi will countersurf for items within reach, including helping himself to your pots and pans before you’ve finished eating dinner. Papi is well socialized and good with cats and other dogs. He gets a little over-exuberant at times, so human and animal housemates must be able to tolerate a large, young, energetic dog. Papi would do best in a home with older, dog savvy children….no toddlers, please! He also requires a large, fenced in yard where he can be free to run and play with his favorite toys. Papi is not a dog for the first time Doberman owner. However, if you are an experienced owner and have the time and desire to continue with the training that he needs, Papi will repay you with the greatest of love and companionship.

About Doberman Assistance Rescue & Education

About Our Rescue Group...

DAR&E is a Maryland-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to serving the burgeoning needs of Dobermans in Maryland, Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia and eastern West Virginia areas.

Our primary directives are to educate the public about Dobermans, to assist owners in placing unwanted Dobermans, to provide foster homes and veterinary care for rescued and relinquished Dobermans and to place Dobermans into loving homes through our adoption program.

Our primary concern is the health and well being of the Dobermans we foster and adopt out.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Come see our dogs available for adoptoin on our website at:

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Our Adoption Process...

We only adopt to approved adopters who live in the Maryland, Virginia, DC or West Virginia areas. We do not make exceptions. We perform homevisits, vet checks and require an adoption fee to cover part of our costs. Our dogs are all up-to-date on vaccines, microchipped and spayed/neutered prior to adoption. If you see a pet you are interested in, please go to our website ( and submit an adoption application. To complete an application or for more information on our adoption process, visit us at: