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Many of our dogs are not suitable for homes with small children (children under 5)- PLEASE read the dog's bio thoroughly before applying. 
This could be for numerous reasons - small kids make them nervous, they need training, etc. 
If the dog does well with small children their bio will state "OK with small children".

 

We do not have designated adoption areas for our dogs. We normally do not go west of OH or south of VA and cover all northeastern states including New England. 
Once approved you are welcome to visit with suitable dogs no matter which state they are located in. Please be sure you are willing to travel to the location of the dog.

Fira ~ Pittsburgh, PA

Fira is a six year old, gorgeous, petite female Min Pin who is a total love bug.  She came to us from a WV shelter after being removed from a hoarding situation.

Thankfully her biggest need was a dental and deworming. Her nose is a little crooked, but nothing is wrong and it is not from a trauma (we had an x-ray done when she had her dental).

Our tiny girl only weighs 6 pounds which makes her easy to travel with.  She loves car rides with her foster momma.  She is great with other dogs and would do fine with cats as well.
 
Her favorite thing is to burrow into a blanket and disappear.
 
Fira is going to make some family very, very happy!
 
Good with other dogs
Kids 8 and older

Good with other dogs
 

 Please click here for adoption information  

Winston ~ Gloucester, NJ

Sweet Winston is a 2 1/2 year old red boy who lost his home due to the family having a human baby and feeling as though they do not have enough time for him.
 
He's a typical two year old Dobie who loves to play!  At doggie day care there is a human child jungle gym and silly Winston loves to play on it. We know he would absolutely LOVE agility! He is also great at occupying himself with toys... he doesn't mind playing by himself at all.
 
He is choosy with his doggie friends, so a meet and greet will be necessary.  Once he's good with another dog, he's good.
 
We don't see cats in Winston's future.  Unfortunately when he was younger a cat smacked him and it would take quite some time and skill for him to work through his issues with them.
 
Winston is great with humans and loves meeting new people on his walks.
 
He is looking forward to finding his forever and ever family soon!
 
Good with other dogs
No Cats

Good with kids

Please click here for adoption information  

Jada ~ Pittsburgh, PA

Meet Jada, a 3 year old dober princess who comes to us from our friends down South. Poor Jada found herself in a shelter shortly after having nine beautiful babies. She's been a wonderful Mama, but its time for Jada to begin the life she deserves and find her own furever family.

Jada is very bright and just wants to please her owner. She gets along well with other dogs and understands sharing and waiting her turn. She loves to sit, shake and lay down for her treats.

Foster Mom says she welcomes people in a friendly way, but at the same time is a wonderful watch dog. She alerts her family to visitors approaching the fenced-in yard or those coming to the door. Once she is told its OK, she welcomes them in a friendly way and minds her manners by not jumping.

Shes come a long way in a few short weeks in our care. Please consider adopting Jada and giving her a chance at her very own furever home!!!

 

Please click here for adoption information 

Gia ~ Allentown, PA

Meet Gia a 2 year old dobie/lab mix. Gia comes to us from the South. She was heartworm positive, but treatment is over and she's looking for her furever home.

Gia lives by the words: "Girls Just Want to Have Fun!!!" Her tail is constantly wagging and she never stops smiling. She is very playful but LOVES her cuddle time. She's very intelligent, food motivated and crate trained.
 

Good with kids
Good with cats
Good with dogs, but NO alpha females

 

Please click here for adoption information 

Dixie ~ Pittsburgh, PA

Dixie is a 6-7 year old red doberprincess. She is a DDR alumni as we recently placed her with a loving family. Sadly, her one owner passed away and the remaining owner is not well enough to care for her.

Dixies main goals in life are to stay close to her owner, get her ears rubbed, and play ball. She is crate trainedand takes treats very gentle and lady-like.

Good with dogs
Good with kids
Cats unknown

 

Please click here for adoption information 

Max ~ Parsippany, NJ ~ Adoption Pending

Hi there! My name is Max and I'm a 1 1/2 year old Min Pin boy who found my way to rescue with my sister Misty because our owner lost his home and could not keep us.
 
I'm your average sized Min Pin weighing in around 16 pounds. I'm ok with other dogs of all sizes as long as they will give me my space and time. I'm finally starting to play, but I was scared when I first arrived in rescue.
 
I love my humans and sometimes I need a little bit of time to warm up to new people...I never growl or bark...I just need a little time. Treats from new people certainly help...I love food because, well, I am a Min Pin after all!  But with my foster family....oh boy!!! I love, love, love them!!!  Cuddle time with them is awesome and walks are great fun too!!! And I love car rides as well!
 
When my forever family comes along I promise to be your most special boy!!
 
I hope to meet you soon forever and ever family!!
 
Maxie
 
Good with other dogs
Will do best with kids 12 and over

Diesal and Piper ~ Courtesy Post

Doberman Assistance Network (D.A.N) was notified of a senior Dobe and his "sister" that were owner surrendered and running out of time.  D.A.N does not leave companions or family behind, so they pulled them together.

 

Diesal is an 11 year old intact male Dobe who is a lively, happy boy.  His owners had him since he was a puppy.

 

Piper, Diesal's sister, is a 10 year old Rottie mix.  Though Piper has gray on her face, she has plenty of spunk and is an EXCELLENT dog in her previous owner's eyes due to helping detect seizures in her daughter. Piper used to notify the owner when the young child was about to seize.

 

Piper and Diesal have been together since they were pups. The two have never been separated and hav always lived inside.  They are very bonded.  Both are heartworm negative, no murmurs and lungs are clear.  Both are house trained and loving.

 

Diesal has normal fatty tumors expected for his age, but is still very active.  Piper has an ear infection that is being treated.

 

Information can be obtained from vicki.brady@att.net.

Cali ~ Pittsburgh, PA

If we were handing out awards, Miss Cali would definitely be the recipient of Miss Personality!  She is such a joy to be around - always happy and always wanting to be near her human.

Cali's story is a sad one.  She came to DDR because her owners discovered she had diabetes and could not provide the care she needed for this disease.

DDR stepped in because there were no other options for Cali other than euthanasia. 

It's been a bit of a road to get her stabilized, but we believe we are almost there.  Cali's foster mom has done an incredible job with monitoring her blood sugar and keeping her stable.  Cali has been nothing but a trooper throughout this process - bless her little soul.

Cali is also now on a very strict diet.  When she came to DDR she was severely overweight which was probably part of, if not most of, the cause of her diabetes. 

We are hoping there is a wonderful and loving soul who will offer a forever home to our special needs baby... this person will not be intimidated by her having diabetes and will be comfortable monitoring her blood sugar on a regular basis.

At only 6 years old, Miss Cali could have many years ahead of her and we have promised her she need not worry... whether here with DDR or with her forever family, she will always have a safe and loving place to call home.

Good with other dogs

Good with kids
Good with cats

Please click here for adoption information

Zorro ~ Pittsburgh, PA

This is 7 year old handsome Zorro!  He's one sweet baby who loves to go on walks, eat (what Min Pin doesn't) and take cuddly naps with his humans.

Zorro was surrendered to DDR by his owner who could no longer care for him and now he's looking for his forever and ever home.

Our little Zman has severe dry eye which is being treated with medicated drops.  We will most likely be taking him to see a specialist in hopes there are other eye medications that might help with this.  His vision is limited because of his eyes.

Don't think this eye issue slows this boy down - no way Jose!  He's rearing to go and has an incredible love for life and living to the max.

 

Zorro is great with other dogs and is fine with cats as well. 

Hopefully our little boy finds his forever home soon!

Good with other dogs

Good with kids

Good with cats

 

Please click here for adoption information

Wilma ~ Pittsburgh, PA

Hi there,
My name is Wilma and I'm almost 8 years old. I found myself In a southern shelter and I was so thankful to be rescued from there. My previous life mostly consisted of having babies...and, well, pretty much just having babies. Unfortunately I also ended up contracting heartworm. I really didn't know what they were...I just knew I felt kinda crappy.

Thankfully that is all behind me. I have had my heartworm treatment long ago and I'm doing great now. I love to run and play with my foster siblings and I'm feeling awesome!!!

 

I love my foster humans and I like hanging out with the furkids in my foster home. I do have a high prey drive so I would have to live with a calm little dog. I am also the alpha female of my house, but it can get along just fine with other females as long as they won't challenge me and my human reminds me of my place.
On the feline front...I have to pass. They are way too tempting to go after for me.
I am my foster momma's go to girl for events....I love meeting new people for sure!!! I am also fine with children.

I've been in rescue for almost a year now and I'm really hoping that my forever a never family is out there looking for me.

 

I have a lot of love to give because I've been saving it up for a long, long time. 
Love and kisses, 
Wilma
Good with most other dogs
Good with kids

Not good with cats

 

Parker ~ Parsippany, NJ ~ Hospice


Hi there,

My name is Parker.  Parker, P Diddy, or just P.  My foster momma has so many cute names for me, but her favorite is P so it's my favorite too!  

My story is quite a long one, but my foster momma said everyone will want to read it because I'm such a special boy - so here goes...

I grew up in an Amish puppy mill.  At the time I didn't know it was a 'puppy mill' or what 'puppy mill meant' - I just knew it was a very loud place with lots and lots of other dogs like me living in wire pens.  I had a lot of friends there, but we all had the same feelings about our home... we weren't very happy. 

No one paid much attention to us and if they did they weren't always very nice.  Back then I had no idea how truly great life could be.  When you live in the mill its the only life you know and you can't do much about it but get up every day and go through the motions... but when you get out you realize how horrible it is and you never, ever want to go back.  I feel so bad for all my friends that are still there.  I wish I could go set them all free.  I am lucky a nice rescue lady was able to get me out of there - I don't know how she did it, but man am I sooooooo grateful!  I feel real bad for my friends who couldn't come with me.  Each night, before I got to sleep, I thank God I'm no longer there and I also pray that each and every one of them can one day know what its like to be on the outside and be loved. 

Once I was free, the nice rescue lady gave me to a Doberman rescue - I was wondering if she realized I wasn't a Doberman.  She told me not to worry because this rescue loved Min Pins as well and I would be just fine.  I had no idea what it meant to go to a rescue, but soon found out it was pretty freaking AWESOME!  I was a little afraid at first, but once I realized humans equal love, food, warmth and everything else good in the whole big wide world, I was looooooooooooooooving it!

Then along came my forever and ever family.  Oh how I loved them.  They continued to show me that the world is a great place and I became deeply attached to my entire human family.  I even had new Min Pin siblings in my forever and ever home.  We had a great time for four years and then, suddenly, without warning... my human momma passed away.  I thought my heart might break completely in half.  I loved my human momma so much and I know she loved me... I didn't understand how she could be here and be fine... and then suddenly, just like that, she was gone. 

My human family was devastated too.  They loved my momma just like I did.  They tried to tell me it would be ok, but I just didn't understand why, when life seemed so good, God decided my momma needed to be in heaven. Thankfully I had my Min Pin sister Jetta.  She was as upset as me if not worse... after all, my momma was her momma since she was a teeny, tiny baby.  We comforted each other and spent many days sadder than sad.

Then one day human daddy told me that he was going to have to make THE hardest decision he had ever had to make and ask for the rescue to help with Jetta and me. At first I didn't understand, but you see my daddy works out of town and he couldn't quit his job - trust me, I begged him to, but he said he couldn't take care of our human sister if he did that.  With teary eyes, he promised me and Jetta we would both be ok and that the rescue would take very good care of us.

So, at 10 years old I am back at the rescue but let me just say my daddy is no fool.  No sir!  He was right and I am in heeeaaaven here. Yes, I still miss my human momma deeply, but I know she has to be smiling in heaven to see how happy I am again.  I know she would loooooooove my foster momma because she loves me just the same as my human momma did. 

When I got back to rescue I had to visit the doctor.  Not my favorite thing in the world to do, but I went along with it as any good boy would.  The vet said I needed a dental and she also discovered my little heart has a murmur.  After taking some of my blood, working her magic on it and taking a picture of my heart, she said I should be on medication for my little, bitty heart.  She told my foster momma my heart murmur is a Grade 5.  I don't know what that means, but my foster momma looked concerned which in turn caused me to look at the vet with concern.  My foster momma said I have to take my medicine to help my heart (which is enlarged) and she said my other medicine will also help control the fluid in my lungs.  I will have another picture taken of my heart in August. Thank goodness those don't hurt.

I heard the doctor tell my foster momma that a Grade 5 murmur is serious stuff and to top it off I'm no spring chicken.  So, my foster momma told me that because this is all the case, I will stay with her and her family under the care of the rescue for the rest of my days.  She said I have had enough change and bouncing around - which I totally agree with. =)  Whew... I did not want to have to move again. 

I'm pretty psyched about staying with the rescue forever.  I love it here and I love my foster family.  I'm pretty sure they love me too!  I don't know how much time I have left, but I don't let that get me down.  I say, live each day to the fullest and love life... What else can ya do?

My foster momma wanted me to add something she wrote earlier for you to read too:

 

Parker, or simply "P" as we lovingly refer to him, is the most adorable, laid back, go with the flow, small dog there ever could be. Even if you aren't a dog person, his personality is magnetic and everyone that meets him instantly adores him. He gets to go
 many places with our family and meet lots of new people.  He loves to sunbathe and relax with his two Doberman foster siblings, but we suspect his most favorite thing is to climb up and curl up with his foster family.  This little guy will make a bee line & hop up and spin around & get comfortable on our shoulders or under our arms the moment we settle down onto the sofa. We truly adore P.  
  

Well, I think I need a nappy now because that was a LOT to write for a small boy like me. 

Thanks for reading!

Xoxoxo,

Parker

 

 

Sophia ~ Mexico

This is Sofia... sadly you can not meet her or adopt her because she is no longer alive....

 

Sofia was a beautiful red Dobergirl who was living in Cancun Mexico. 

She found herself in a shelter in Cancun and was set to come to DDR.  

Thankfully she was spared due to the efforts of concerned volunteers in Mexico as well as the US.

We were so excited to be able to help this poor girl start a new life here.  Sadly, she never made it. Sofia was heavy heartworm positive and died in Mexico before we were able to get her to the US.

Even if we had moved her quickly she may have died on the flight. She was so severely infected with heartworm disease and there was almost no chance of saving this sweet girl. 

How sad! She did not deserve the life she had there and she did not deserve to die this way.

 

We require all of our adoptive homes to use Heartworm Preventative year round so our dogs will never suffer like Sofia and our Spice. Heartworm disease will kill your beloved family member and it is so easily preventable.

Sofia spent her life suffering... no one cared enough to make sure she was protected from this horrible disease.



If your current pets are not on preventative you will be required to have them tested and started on preventative prior to adopting a DDR dog. 

Visit the American Heartworm Society's 
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