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!


Meet Pippa!

Pippa the doberman from Hand Me Down Dobes

Five year old Pippa is a sweet and affectionate companion dog that will make a wonderful addition to a loving home.

Pippa is a proper lady with a gorgeous mahogany red coat.

Learn more about this dobergirl on our adoptable dogs page!






Join us for our next adoption event!

Changed to SUNDAYS!

Sunday, October 12th
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!



Doberfest 2014 is coming soon!
Doberfest 2014 to support Hand Me Down Dobes

Doberfest Park Information

For directions, or more information about the park, please visit www.columbusdogpark.com.

For their safety, no children under the age of 6 yrs., no dogs under the age of 6 mos. and/or under 40 pounds will be admitted.

Please, no leashes, muzzles, gentle leaders, choke chains, pinch, or electronic collars on dogs while in the park.

To pre-register for Doberfest, please fill out the form below prior to your arrival on September 20.

Number of Dogs
Names of all dogs

link to Doberfest 2014 information

Vaccines Required for Doberfest:
All dogs must be spayed or neutered and current on all vaccines, which must include DHLLP, BORDETELLA, and RABIES. Either sent ahead of time, or brought to the event, vaccine records ARE required for admission.


Dash for Dobes Spooktacular Sprint in October!
Doberfest 2014 to support Hand Me Down Dobes

For a printable pdf flyer of Dash for Dobes, click HERE.

Reduced Fee until September 20th! Sign up Today by clicking HERE!

Sponsors of Dash for Dobes Spooktacular Sprint!

Group Management sponsor to 2014 Doberfest
Toyota of Bedford sponsor to Hand Me Down Dobes www.toyotaofbedford.com
JIT Packaging of Aurora sponsor to Hand Me Down Dobes www.jit-pkg.com
Nordson sponsor to Hand Me Down Dobes www.nordson.com
First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association sponsor to Hand Me Down Dobes www.fcsla.com


Raven is Rescued, Safe at Last!

Raven the injured doberman from Hand Me Down Dobes

Great news! Raven's leg is healing nicely as she continues to convalesce in her foster home. She's sporting a new pink cast as only a princess color would do! She was quite the popular girl while at the vet's, not only getting her new cast, but also being showered with attention. She's getting along fine with the new cast and doesn't show any signs of discomfort. Raven is becoming more energetic every day, playing with the other dog in her foster home, and is quite the love bug when she can sit still long enough! We're so happy to report this good news, and we'll update you as we get a better idea of her temperament and personality. Thanks to all for your continued support of this sweetie!




To order limited edition wine with Hand Me Down Dobes logo on the labels, click HERE!

  velcro dog wine from Hand Me Down Dobes



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.


logos of supporting corporations for Hand Me Down Dobes link to Doberman Pinscher Club of America website pet insurance