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How do you adopt a rescued Doberman?

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There are multiple avenues available to adopt a rescued Doberman Pinscher, but a good way to start is by contacting The Doberman Pinscher Club of America, which specializes in the breed and has many connections to smaller Doberman-specific organizations around the country that can help facilitate the search for rescued Dobermans available for adoption.

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How do you adopt a rescued Doberman?
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The Doberman Pinscher Club of America, or DPCA, is the only American Kennel Club-recognized Doberman Breed Club, according to its official website, DPCA.org. The DPCA's primary mission is to enhance the quality of purebred Doberman Pinschers, which is accomplished through collaboration with more than 50 smaller local chapters around the United States. This network of Doberman-specific clubs allows the DPCA to help coordinate the finding of homes for Dobermans in need around the country.

From the DPCA.org home page, potential owners can click the "Rescue" tab at the top of the page and click "Finding a Rescue" on the "Rescue" page to access a list of Doberman Pinscher rescue organizations in each state. Many rescue organizations, such as the Southern Doberman Rescue in Trussville, Alabama, require potential rescuers to complete an application process in order to ensure dogs go to good homes. The SDR's adoption process begins with a lengthy application on which potential owners provide information about their family, home and lifestyle. They are also required to provide two references (in addition to their veterinarian). After reviewing the application and calling the references, an SDR representative schedules a home visit to interview potential owners before the adoption board makes a final decision on a given application.

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