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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.

Max ~ Pittsburgh, PA

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

Happy Days Puppies ~ Pittsburgh, PA/Youngstown, OH

Sunday, Monday Happy Days, Tuesday, Wednesday Happy Days, Thursday, Friday Happy Days!!!!!! We got puppies and they have been named after characters from Happy Days.

 

Mama is a purebred Dobe and dad is a shepherd/lab mix. Puppies are six weeks old and will be ready for forever homes in a few weeks. We will be getting puppies pre approved, so if you are interested, fill out an application.

 

Please click here for adoption information

Al

Arnold

Chachi

Howard

Joanie

Potsie

Richie

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.

Taz ~ Pittsburgh, PA ~ Hospice - Not Available for Adoption

 

At 9 years old, Taz found himself in a shelter with rescue being his only option. Thankfully, his info ended up coming to our VP and we had a wonderful volunteer close by to save him.

Taz is the victim of divorce.  While one family member wanted Taz to come with, the other forbid it sentencing him to a life of sad uncertainty at animal control.

We are told Taz spent the last year living in a crate in the basement. He had poor muscle mass in his back end and lick granulomas on both back legs.

After getting Taz into rescue we worked on healing Taz's wounds, had his thyroid checked and got him on thyroid meds. It also became obvious Taz was incontinent, but that's ok... That's what belly bands are for!

Taz has come out of his shell and he is nothing but personality. He is very vocal and lets his opinion be heard loud and clear.  He is so silly and at least once a day he will stop, drop and roll on his back....making the silliest groaning noises.  He also loves his foster family and enjoys nothing more than plopping down on one of his human's laps to snuggle.  He also thinks tennis balls are the best thing since sliced bread.
 
Taz can be leery of strangers, but once you are his friend...you are his friend for life. 
Because of all that Taz has been through and his incontinence, he will remain with DDR for the rest of his life and we're pretty sure that's a-ok with him.

If you would like to donate toward Taz's care please click on the link below.

Luger ~ Gloucester, NJ ~ Adoption Pending

This one year old handsome man comes to us from his owners who could no longer keep him. He's also a big boy weighing in at over 100 lbs.  he does need to lose some weight, so he should weigh in around 90 at the perfect weight.

We are certain Luger will have a lot of interest, but we will be very choosy about his forever home.  He's a very assertive male who needs a obedience work, structure and routine.  He didn't grow up with a lot of other dogs, so he can be dominant, pushy and obnoxious with other dogs his size. For this reason, he will need to be the only dog in the home.

 

At this point we are looking for a home with Doberman experienced owners, no children and no other dogs.

Please know that if you apply and do not meet the above criteria, we will not process your application for Luger. While he is a very handsome boy, he also need to be set up to succeed and that means meeting our criteria.

No other dogs
No kids

No cats

 

Please click here for adoption information

Caesar ~ Pittsburgh, PA ~ Special Needs

Caesar is an energetic boy that loves attention! He is a kissing snuggle bug and likes his human to always be in his sight.   He loves to play with toys, especially soft ones, and enjoys a nice soup bone. 

 

Caesar never really saw grass in the first few months of his life, so it is still kind of odd to him to do his business in the grass, he much prefers cement.  Caesar would do best with an active family with a big fur-brother or fur-sister that can show him what to do.

 

Caesar is also very special because he has a heart arrhythmia.  Don’t worry though; it’s not slowing him down!  He is very playful and loves to run and hop around.

 

'Normal' heartbeat or not, Caesar has a big heart and is hoping to find his forever home soon.  He is good with other dogs, small or large, however, will do best with someone who will correct him.  Caesar would not be a good fit for a home with cats.  Caesar is ok with kids.

Caesar met with his cardiologist again and unfortunately found out that his heart medicine is not managing his arrhythmia like it should.  Caesar completed another Holter test, a 24 hour heart monitor.  We hope these results will make him eligible for an ablation procedure that would ideally 'fix' his heart.  If the results make him a candidate, Caesar would get to travel to Cincinnati for the procedure and hopefully come home with a 'normal' heart!

 

Good with other dogs, ideally larger dogs

Kids 6 and up

No cats

 

 

Please click here for adoption information

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

Roscoe ~ Pittsburgh, PA

Roscoe, our adorable Miniature Pinscher, was recently returned through no fault of his own and is available for adoption.

Other than being totally adorable, Roscoe loves to nuzzle up against his human. He listens very well and knows basic commands. He sleeps through the night in his crate or on his bed, eats well, and is not an excessive barker at all and will quiet easily when told. He enjoys his bathtime, is good with both large and small dogs, walks great on leash and always struts his stuff.

 

He just wants to be the love of your life. That's all he looking for - A human companion to love him that he can love back.

 

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. 

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