How to Adopt
Our criteria to adopt is as follows:
- Our dogs are placed as “indoor” dogs only. No dogs houses nor dogs on chains are allowed. The dog is not to be left outside when you are not at home.
- Our dogs are not adopted out to be trained as guard dogs or attack dogs.
- All dogs are adopted as is. Meaning, if you adopt a dog that has natural ears or a natural tail, you will not be allowed to subject the dog to ear cropping or tail docking.
- All animals currently in the home must be spayed or neutered.
- All animals currently in the home are required to be completely up to date on vaccinations and must be maintained on heartworm preventative.
- A fenced in yard is required.
- If you do not own your home, your landlord must put in writing his/her permission for you to adopt a Doberman and provide a copy of the insurance policy showing that Dobermans are allowed in the rental unit. This should be submitted at time of application. Many apartments have strict breed and size restrictions. In general we do not place our dogs in apartment complexes but it depends upon the dog. A separate renter’s insurance policy may also be required.
The adoption fee vary on individual dogs. This money is used to pay for medical bills and advertising costs. Before you are eligible to adopt, an adoption application must be completed and an internal home check must be performed. If you are approved and adopt a dog from us, a follow up check is performed during the first year.
Doberman Rescue of Nebraska, Inc. participates in fund raising events, which allows money to be raised for the purchase of heartworm preventative, heartworm treatment for those who test positive and other diagnostic tests and treatments.
To adopt a Doberman, please use our on-line adoption form by clicking here.
Doberman Rescue of Nebraska, Inc. is a non-profit organization which rescues Dobermans from shelters, owners who cannot or will not provide for them and those who are strays whose owners never try to locate them.
The rescued dog goes directly to a veterinarian for a spay/neuter, vaccinations, and any other necessary medical treatment. From the veterinarian the dog usually goes into foster care. Once there, the foster parents work with the dog to achieve basic obedience, housebreaking, overcoming any fears that may result in undesirable behavior, and proper socialization. Many of these dogs have been neglected, not only in a nutritional/medical sense, but also in a psychological/emotional sense.
The socialization process promotes the dog’s confidence, willingness to learn, and trust. For many dogs this is the first love and kindness that they have ever known.