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Adoption Procedures

We are looking for kind, loving, forever homes for our Dobermanns and in order to achieve this we need to ask a lot of questions to match up the right Dobermann with their prospective new home. It is a large responsibility to ensure that we do what is right for our dogs and for you as the new owner. 

Our dogs come into rescue for many different reasons, family break-up, being turned out onto the street, mental or physical abuse, etc. Many of these dogs suffer problems as a result of this and need to go to a steady home environment that can give them the time they need to adjust and become part of a new family. We therefore do not want our dogs to be placed in homes where they will be left alone for long periods of time. We feel that a maximum of 4 hours is appropriate and are therefore unlikely to place a dog in a home where they are left alone for longer than this, please consider your working hours before applying.

Should you wish to contact us with regards to adopting one of our Dobermanns, we will discuss your home/work circumstances, family/lifestyle, as well as establish what other pets you live with or have regularly visit. After this initial telephone contact, a home visit can be arranged at a mutually convenient time, in order that an Area Officer may visit you at home and ensure that your garden is fully enclosed and secure, meet all your family members and see where the dog is to live whilst learning further your expectations of the dog.

If the home check passes, you may adopt a DRA Dobermann. We may not have a dog/bitch suitable to your needs at this moment in time, but we will keep in contact with you and alert you to new dogs coming in to rescue that would be suitable to your lifestyle. A declaration will need to be signed at the time of adoption requiring a new owner to spay or neuter if the dog/bitch is still entire.

We do ask for a minimum donation of £175 for dogs under 12 months old and £150 for those over a year old. We do not receive Government funding and continually struggle to pay our bills. We rely on donations & sponsorship to meet veterinary bills, food, bedding, bowls, toys, leads and collars, kennel fees, etc. 

Thank you for taking the time to read our adoption procedures.

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