Thank you for contacting us regarding surrendering your personal purebred Doberman, or the Doberman you have found. PLEASE READ ALL the following information, before completing the surrender request form.
**If you have found a stray Doberman, please have the dog checked for a microchip at any vet office or shelter. Even 24 hour vet offices can scan for a microchip. Please also check website www.nextdoor.com for you area neighbborhood lost dog postings, facebook lost dog pages for your area, and for your city. (There are usually multiple facebook lost pet groups for most areas.) Please also check for flyers and signs in the area, and call your local animal shelters to see if anyone has reported the dog missing.
Many dobermans loose their homes through no fault of their own every single year. By our best estimate, there are over 1500 Dobermans in Texas alone per year. These poor dogs never asked to end up homeless. They never even asked to be born! But rely on humans to make good lifelong decisions for them and so many humans let them down for one reason or another. Thank you for considering to allow us to help make sure this cycle ends for this/your dog. We are committed to making sure the dog is loved and cared for, forever.
These dogs are not a fit for everyone, or for every home by any means. However they are an amazing breed. This is a popular breed, however, also popular to the wrong kind of people too, who want them for the wrong reasons.
We see it over and over, so many of these dogs get passed from one home/owner to another, over and over, sometimes changing homes 3-5 times in just one year! SO unfair to the animal. People get caught up in an idea or a look, instead of really thinking it through, understanding the breed, understanding the commitment, or making sure their own life circumstances will accommodate a Doberman. Sadly, some of those dogs end up being dumped in kill shelters, thrown out on the streets, or put out in the backyard, behind a 6ft privacy fence living a neglected life of loneliness and isolation until if and when they finally do get rescued. What we see on a daily basis is heartbreaking. Most people are also looking for a quick, fast easy answer when they decide they do not want their dog anymore, or when they find a stray dog, which is really just fast disposal and not helpful to the dog. To rehome an animal correctly, to ONE home, for the rest of its life, that is both loving and responsible, takes time. There simply is not a quick fix to doing it right. And every animal deserves that for sure.
We do need as much detailed informationas possible, so below is our owner surrender form below. (Legally we must have this on file to prove you want to surrender ownership rights as well.) We use this same form for "found" dogs who are strays.
A little about us and how we do things... We are a small rescue. We are all about quality placement of each dog. We are extremely careful and picky about who we allow to adopt dogs. We have a detailed application process. We ask a lot of questions verses stating requirements. We then have 2 phone interviews for each application and a home visit. We also will not adopt to a home where we know the new dog and the existing pets in the home will not likely get along. We look and wait for a great fit, with a loving and responsible home. That is the total package for the dog, forever.
We do a vet reference check as well to see consistency of doing what is necessary for their current or past pets. We also make sure that the home the dog goes to is the right fit for the people in the home. Even if the applicants gets approved, if it is not the right fit, it still won't work. So we are very careful about that too. The information needed in the form below helps us to insure it will be the right fit.
We also microchip the dogs to the rescue, for life. If the dog ever ends up in trouble, we will be notified and step in. We offer lifetime support, mentoring/guidance for all of our adopting families. We also follow up a lot the first month, then as needed, and a minimum of twice a year, every year, forever after that until the dog passes. And in our legal binding adoption contract, if they cannot keep the dog for its entire life, they are required to return it to the rescue so we can make sure it goes to another amazing home. The type of homes we find and wait for are truly the most amazing homes, who treat the dogs like a part of the family and have a perfect balance of structure and spoiling, which is what these dogs crave most from their people. And they keep the dogs forever. Our return rate is less than 2%.
Every decision we make is based on the best interest of the dogs, not just for today, but for their forever. This is a fantastic option for the dog should you decide you want our help.
This is what we can offer, and in most cases, we will need you to hang on to the dog until we can either find it a home as described, or work it in to a foster home. Below is the owner surrender form. Please complete is and return it and we will be in touch as soon as we review the completed form. Please understand, we are all volunteers, so we will respond as quickly as we can. Please be patient.
***If you have more than one dog that needs help, please complete the form once per dog. ONE FORM PER DOG PLEASE***
You will be required to upload/attach photos at the end of this form in order to submit the form.
You will be required to answer all questions. If you do not know the answer to a question, write "do not know" or something similar.