Available Dobermans from Hand Me Down Dobes
Our website is not meant to be viewed as a catalog. Yes, you may like the look of a particular dog, but that does not necessarily mean that dog's personality is a match for your family or lifestyle. Our adoption success rate is very high and we are quite proud of our program and its standards. Our main concern is finding loving, forever homes for the dogs in our program.
Medical care and careful screening before placement of a rescued dog are very important to the dog’s welfare. Every animal taken in by our rescue program is examined by a veterinarian, vaccinated, and tested for heartworm, de-wormed if necessary and provided with any other needed medical treatment. All animals are then spayed or neutered to help decrease the staggering numbers of unwanted pets.
Our adoption fee is $300 for dogs over 1 year, and $400 for pups 12 months and younger. A $15 service fee will be added if paying by credit card.
This list is updated as new dogs come into the program, so please check back often. We try to keep the adoption status as current as we can, but it is possible that the dogs listed here may have been adopted.
This handsome 9 yr old blue boy has a strong philosophy that you are only as old as you feel....and he feels like a 3 yr old! The first words from one of our veterinarians mouth upon meeting Indy: "no way is this a 9 yr old dog." Indy was returned to our program when his human mom suffered some serious health setbacks. He is a brother to Stone. Like Stone, Indy feels Life is Meant to be a Party, but the work ethic part his brother's personality is not shared by his free spirited older brother. Indy is super Velcro and tends to glue himself to the man of the house. He likes boundaries and thrives in a household that is able to provide them. He tends to be a bit of a bully with other dogs, especially those who are more timid or weaker. He will push for play and interaction to the point of being quite obnoxious, however, he accepts it when a strong female puts him in his place. Indy can tell the difference from a snarl that means "Go away" and one that means "Keep it up buddy and this will be your last stand!" and only seems to respect the latter. One of his 14 yr old, one-eyed, 55 lbs foster sisters backed him into a corner and he never bothered her again, refusing to make eye contact and keeping a wide berth from that point forward. He may be obnoxious, but he is by no means stupid! He knows that pushy girls were meant to be in charge. He also does best with an assertive owner who can provide equal amounts of love, patience and gentle discipline. He does have down time and his favorite past time is to bury his head into his human, he also does it with the sofa cushions. A crate provides Indy a sense of security and he prefers to be fed and take naps in the safety of his confines. He is very ball driven, knows his basic requests, has a fairly strong prey drive, and likes the sound of his own voice. He has a barn at his foster home, complete with toads, mice and voles. Hunting these little varmints is one of his absolute favorite activities! He is always trying to flush them out from under something....some are real and others are imagined but he KNOWS he saw of sniffed them at one time. Indy is a comical dog who would be best matched with an owner who shares his sense of humor and appreciates his antics. He is a smart tall dog who isn't too proud to steal food if it is left at eye level so food filled counters and plates at eye level look exactly like an All-you-can-eat buffet to Indy. Indy is not your typical senior; he has a beautiful youthful soul and is desperate to share it with a human best friend.
Taren is a 6 yr old black, cropped and docked male. This BIG boy is the epitome of Velcro. He insists on touching his Foster Dad non-stop. He is currently sharing a home with two other male Dobermans and gets along famously with both of them. Taren will stick by his dad like glue, long after his brothers have lost interest. Taren will use his weight and push his way into small spaces in order to be by his human, pushing right through any other dogs. This endearing quality, although super cute, can be a bit much for the fellow canines in the home. He has been taught a "lie down/spot" request so that the other two residents are not banished from receiving human attention from their parents. He has been described as a "bull in a china shop" since he has no clue he is as large as he is. Although he has shed 10 lbs since coming into the program, he is still tipping the scales at a hefty 114 lbs! Taren also had a couple of growths successfully removed when he first came in. So about that Velcro thing, Taren will lean, nose-poke, and if needed, paw for additional pets. We cannot reiterate enough that this boy NEEDS to be someone's shadow. He knows some basic requests such as: sit, down, right shake, left shake. He is currently working on stay/spot, and rollover. We think the latter request will be more easily mastered once another 10 lbs comes off, as it is now, gravity tends to keep him upright. Taren also loves stuffed toys and bones. He does have a bit of a prey drive and is untested with cats.
He has excellent manners in the home. He is currently crated when left unattended since there are other males in the home but it is not a necessity for him. He does seem to enjoy his crate and dutifully enters when asked.