Welcome to Hand Me Down Dobes!

Thank you for considering adopting from Hand Me Down Dobes. One of the oldest and largest Doberman rescues in Ohio, we also serve parts of Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. We have a very high adoption success rate, placing well over 1,000 Dobes into loving, forever homes. HMDD is proudly affiliated with the Doberman Pinscher Club of America and abides by their code of ethics.

The Doberman is intelligent and eager to please, making a loyal and devoted pet. When young, most are energetic and playful needing consistent exercise and attention. If you have never had a Doberman, please take some time to understand the breed.

If you are not ready to adopt but want to help, please consider fostering. HMDD rescues homeless and unwanted Dobes and places them into caring foster homes. This allows the dog to regain it's health, trust and confidence after the stressful experience of being abandoned. The more foster homes HMDD has, the more Dobes we can save!



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Mira, the dog under care at Hand Me Down Dobes

Meet Sweetheart Mira!

Sweet as can be. . . Mira is a special needs youngster that is ready to find a special home that's just right for her! Affectionate and playful, this almost 1 year old fawn dobergirl suffered a traumatic brain injury and lack of oxygen when only a few weeks old, resulting in developmental delays.

Find out more about Mira on our adoptable dogs page.

Be an angel of hope for Mira, as she waits to find her forever home!
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Sapphire Needs Your Help!

Sapphire, the dog under care at Hand Me Down Dobes

Sapphire just came in to rescue from an Ohio animal shelter. At only three years old, this pretty blue dobergirl is still a youngster, yet has already had several litters of puppies. As if that hadn't been enough for sweet Sapphire to endure, she was also heartworm positive and will need to undergo lengthy treatment.

Update on this Sweetheart (1-20-15). . .
Sapphire has been undergoing a lengthy and expensive treatment for heartworms over the past several months. This sweet, loving dobergirl was so infected with this life-threatening disease that treatment has been a slow process, but she is doing well and in time we are expecting a full recovery. Thank you to all who have sponsored this gentle girl, helping us provide the care she needs.

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Please remember Sapphire this Valentine's Day, as this sweetie still needs our help!


Join us for our next adoption event!

Changed to SUNDAYS!

Sunday, March 8th
12:00 until 2:00

Dogs Rule! Doggie Day Care
4095 Hoover Road
Grove City, OH 43123

We welcome visitors, but you will need to be approved before adopting. Go to our Adoption Process page to find out how!

Check our events page for more details on upcoming events in 2014!


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Hand Me Down Dobes E-Bay Store!


HMDD has its own e-bay store where we sell martingale collars, leashes, gentle leaders and dog coats. We also have Doberman related items such as earrings and Xmas ornaments, as well as HMDD shirts, travel mugs, and other items. All proceeds from the eBay store help us care for our rescued Dobermans. The "Donate Now" and "Sponsor" buttons on our website allow you to safely and securely send a monetary gift to help our Dobes in need.



Hand Me Down Dobes, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization staffed by a dedicated group of volunteers committed to saving homeless Dobermans and placing them into suitable, loving homes. Many have been abandoned or abused, and need a tremendous amount of care and rehabilitation. This is made possible through the generosity of private donations, sponsorships and grants. We also work to educate the public about Dobermans and responsible, humane pet care, which includes spaying and neutering, training, and how to choose a pet to fit your particular lifestyle.


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