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My name is David!

I'm being cared for by
Doberman Rescue Minnesota

Facts about me

Doberman Pinscher
Black - with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Pet ID

My info

Small red x Not good with kids
Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small red x Not good with cats
Small blue checkmark Purebred
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

David the Doberman is a sweet, gentle boy who just loves to be around his people. He did great as a running partner for his previous foster dad and was reportedly a big snuggle buddy. He does well around other dogs after proper introductions. He is best friends with the resident female dog and seeks her out for attention and play. He does well with the female livestock outdoor dogs and is working on- but a little hesitant with the male resident dogs. David thrives on a household that has a pretty consistent day to day routine. When things aren’t routine or structured he can get a little anxious and act out. PLEASE don't be overwhelmed, David is a great dog who just needs a daily schedule much like a young child. 

A relaxed and quiet home would be best. Having a secure handler who is breed knowledgable and calm will encourage him to remain calm. At this point, no busy households, no children, and a home that understands he will have to be kenneled when guests are coming over is a must. Anxious or reactive people will encourage the same from David. He is a very sensitive and empathic dog. He doesn't really play with toys or chew anything to pieces. He has a favorite toy that he keeps by him and doesn't seem to demolish it. 

This boy loves snuggling with his people, and will wrap his body around their legs like a big hug. He's a definite dobie nose booper! He boops almost everything to verify what it is. He's got the dobie whine, and will try to talk to you in whines and whistles. , He does well with car rides, and will jump right in. He settles in and rides well. He minds his manners at the drive-thru, doesn't try to steal your fries, but won't tell you no if you offer to share! 

This fabulous foster is a Doberman Rescue Minnesota foster dog.

Please read all adoption steps and policies carefully on our website.

Qualified adopters are within the approved adoption area, and Adopter will be requested to visit this foster dog at the foster family home. Our foster families are generally located within a 250 mile radius of Minneapolis, MN.

All DRM dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, health checked, microchipped, 4DX tested, and on monthly flea/tick and heartworm prevention. 

September 25, 2023, 5:06 pm

Doberman Rescue Minnesota

Contact info
Pet ID
PO Box 3638, Minneapolis, MN 55428

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

FEES TO ADOPT-All dobermans are fully vetted, altered and micro-chipped in our program.
Under 1 year: $400.00
1 to 8 years: $350.00
Over 8 years: $150.00
The adoption process requires a home visit by a DRM volunteer prior to meeting any of our Dobermans. All adoptions require a signed contract by the adopter-if adopter can not care for the adopted doberman any time in its life it must be returned to Doberman Rescue Minnesota.

- All Dobermans must live indoors as family members. Under no circumstances will we place our Dobermans into a home where they will be forced to live outside, or to serve as "guard" dogs.

- All adoptive homes must be within a reasonable distance from the Twin Cities metro area for home visits and follow up care.

- Adopters MUST be at least 21 years of age and independent (i.e. not living at home with parents, etc.).

-Adopters must own the property where the adopted dog will reside. We find it is difficult for renters and landlords to find home owners insurance, which means suitable renting units for dobermans are not available. Far to often we get dobermans surrendered from people who rent.

- It is our policy not to place male Dobermans in homes with resident male dogs. Male Dobermans, in general, have rather pronounced dominance issues with other male dogs and the successful integration of a male Doberman into a family with other male dogs is relatively rare. There are, more often than not, problems occurring with such placements so we have simply made a policy not to risk this kind of placement. Please Google this behavior in male Dobermans.

- It is our policy not to adopt rescue Dobermans out to homes with existing intact dogs (male or female).

- We will not place our rescue dogs in homes with children under 6 years old. We set these limitations, not because of aggression issues with our dogs, but because Dobermans are generally large, active dogs and can easily knock down or run over a small child, causing a serious fall. Any injury to a small child may cost the dogs life and we can not risk this for our dobermans.

- All Doberman Rescue dogs are placed under a contract which we strictly enforce. It requires, among other things, that the owner keep the dog up-to-date on vaccines, heartworm prevention, medical care, yearly veterinary exams and completion of an obedience course with the new doberman. We also require that if the new owners should not, for ANY reason, be able to keep and care for the Doberman, the dog MUST be returned, by the owner, to Doberman Rescue Minnesota. NO EXCEPTIONS.

- Fencing is preferred or secure containment. We require adopters to have a secure, safe area in which the dog can have adequate room to exercise in a safe environment. Under no circumstances will we place dogs in environments where they will be kept tied (no cables or runners) or in small pens or kennels out doors.

- There is an adoption fee for most Dobermans. $150-$400. Occasionally, we may have a senior or special needs dog whose fee will be reduced. The adoption fee is used to partially offset the substantial costs incurred in the rescue and medical treatment of the Dobermans. All dogs are spayed or neutered, have been vaccinated against rabies, distemper and parvovirus, have been tested for heartworm (and treated if testing positive), are on monthly heartworm preventative, have been dewormed if intestinal worms are present, are microchipped for identification (microchip registration remains in the name of Doberman Rescue Minnesota after adoption to insure the long-term safety of the dog), and each has been evaluated for temperament while living in a private home with a family. We require our adopters to enroll in an obedience class with their new Doberman. This is helpful in building confidence for both dog and owner. It is not the same to "train" your dogs yourself versus taking them to a formal class. Dobermans need socialization, structure and way to stay active and out of trouble. Obedience, agility, or a form of structured training is highly desired for every Doberman through out the dobes entire life. These are working dogs that do need a job and an owner that will be committed to offering activity to them on a daily basis.

- By filling out and submitting an application to DRM, you are not committed to an adoption. The application ONLY serves to help our staff best match the right dog with the right home.

Step 1: Decide if the Doberman Pinscher breed is right for you. The best way to make this decision is by doing your research !! There is a lot of information out there. A really reliable resource is the Doberman Pinscher Club of America website. They have wonderful resources that can give you insight on the Doberman.

Step 2: Do you have the time and energy. There are many great things about Dobes; they love to be with their owners, and they love to play. One quick way to make a Dobe emotionally depressed is by leaving them alone too long. Doberman Pinschers are ultimate companion dog that like to stay busy and near its pack !! See Breed Info.

Step 3: Are you willing to take the time to train. Regardless of the age of the Dobe you adopt it's a good idea to attend obedience classes. This is a great opportunity to bond with your dog and to teach him/her what your expectations are.

Step 4: Complete our online application. Your application will be reviewed and you'll be contacted to set up an in home interview.

Step 5: Take a few days to decide on which dog will be appropriate for your home. Please be patient as all volunteers have a full schedule with work and family. These steps are taken to make sure all of our foster dogs will be going to a safe and loving home and the family is confident about the decisions they make when choosing a dog.

All dobermans in our program are up to date on vaccinations, micro-chipped and spayed or neutered.
Minimum suggested adoption donations are as follows:

Under 1 year: $400.00
1 to 8 years: $350.00
Over 8 years: $150.00

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More about this rescue

Doberman Rescue Minnesota (DRM) is an all volunteer, nonprofit 501C, charitable organization, incorporated by the state of Minnesota and founded by the members of the Greater Twin Cities Doberman Pinschers Club and the Doberman Pinschers Club of America.

We are dedicated to finding the best possible home for all Dobermans that come into our adoption program. Be assured that the decisions and recommendations regarding surrendering or adopting a Doberman are based primarily on what is in the best interest of the dog and are guided by many years of experience with this special breed. We care as much about the quality of life for all Dobermans in our program as we do our own dogs.

Dobermans in our program are never kenneled and live in private homes with foster families who evaluate the doberman for temperament and behavior traits so we can make recommendations on the best type of home for our dogs.