My name is Duke!

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

Facts about Duke

  • Breed: Doberman Pinscher
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
The first time I met Duke he bounded enthusiastically right over to me and greeted me as though I was his long lost best friend! Every greeting since then has been exactly the same. Duke is extremely affectionate and absorbs love like a sponge. He has perfected the signature Doberman lean and at his size you sometimes have to brace yourself for it. He loves to give lots of wet kisses too! Duke would do best in a home without small children as they could easily get knocked over. The best way to describe Duke is a giant puppy at 4 years old! His energy supply hardly seems to run out but when he has been sufficiently exercised and has gotten some playtime in with his foster sister, he is content to lie down quietly with a chew toy. Duke loves the company of other dogs and would benefit greatly from having a companion dog either in the home or one he could have regular playdates with. Doggy play is a great way for Duke to burn through some of that energy that he has. Duke is perfect in his crate, quiet and no accidents. He is not a resource guarder and is respectful of other dogs’ boundaries during play.
Duke needs someone extra special to adopt him as his kidneys are not as perfect as his personality. Right now what that means is he is on a special diet and medication, drinks a lot of water and has to urinate a lot. Duke can hold his urine through the night though. During the work week, he gets a midday break. He can be a bit picky with his prescription food but with the encouragement of canned food, he gets through his meals.
Duke is a very strong boy and tends to keep a lot of tension on the leash. We are working on getting him to ease up on that tension. He doesn’t lurch or try to take off running, he is just very eager to smell everything and explore his surroundings and he is very strong while doing it. He loves hiking and having a fenced area where he can run around safely off leash! Duke does great in car rides. Duke is not a very vocal guy. He will bark occasionally during play or if he hears or smells something “suspicious” beyond our fence but it isn’t common.
Duke knows the sit command pretty well and would benefit from formal training as he is eager to please and mental stimulation is another great way to exercise an energetic pup. Duke is an amazing guy worthy of an amazing home!

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: