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What Does It Mean to Surrender a Doberman Pinscher?

by Adopt a Pet, | January 11, 2024


When you surrender a Doberman Pinscher, it means that you’re giving up your legal rights to them to a shelter or a rescue. Those who are considering surrendering their dog will want to know what’s entailed, along with other options they have for giving up their pet. Surrendering is a relatively easy process, but it’s not the only choice.

What Do Owners Need to Do? 

When surrendering your dog, the first thing you have to do is learn more about the facility where you plan to surrender him.

Rescues can be a good option, but because they have no-kill policies, they’re popular. This means that they’re often full. There may not be room for your dog at the rescue, so it’s not something you can count on at the last minute. Talk to them first. Shelters can take dogs, but they don’t typically have no-kill policies. They can only hold the dogs for a certain number of days, which can vary from one shelter to the next.

Whether you surrender your Doberman Pinscher to a shelter or rescue, those facilities will do their best to find them a new home. However, adoption doesn’t always happen for the animals located there.

Additionally, you’ll have to pay a surrender fee when you drop off your dog in these locations. When you call to set up your appointment—you can’t just walk in with a dog to surrender—they’ll let you know the fees and anything else you may need to bring. When you talk with the staff, you’ll be asked questions about your Doberman Pinscher. What’s her temperament? Does she have health issues? Is there an option to keep her?

They want to know why you have to give her up because they may have some resources, such as contact information for trainers or low-cost vets, that could make it possible to keep her. While it’s not possible for everyone to keep their dog, they’ll present potential resources that could help.

Rehoming Your Doberman Pinscher 

If you have to give up your dog, it doesn’t always mean that you have to surrender her to a shelter or rescue. Instead, you might want to think about some of the other options, such as rehoming her with someone you know. This is a fast and easy way to find her a new home, and it can give you some peace of mind since you know the person.

Of course, you may not know someone who can adopt a Doberman Pinscher right now. In those cases, you can use online pet adoption services like Rehome from Adopt-a-Pet.com. The site is free for owners and adopters only pay a small rehoming fee.

Through Rehome, you’ll create a profile for your dog complete with photos, videos, and a bio. The bio should be honest and detailed, so potential adopters know everything they need about your dog. After all, you want to be sure that she’s going to a home that’s perfect for her.

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