Shadow - 11 year old male
Our sweet Shadow left this earth on 1/30/15 ~ Run free Shadow, we will miss you!

Hi, my name is Shadow and I’m going to let the rescue folks tell you my story..

Shadow came to us in October of 2015 at the age of 11 after being left at a shelter when he got sick. He required immediate hospitalization for kidney failure but after 3 days was able to finally head to his foster home. Shadow is fighting back and doing well but the cost of his care is approximately $800/month for just his fluids and medications alone. He also requires regular rechecks at the vet to closely monitor his condition. We hope to still get lots of quality time with Shadow and he surely seems to enjoy being the center of attention!

If you would like to help offset the cost of caring for Shadow, please consider a donation to the general fund. Click here for details on making a donation.

Our sweet Shadow was promoted to a brand new body tonight. It's frustrating that we did not have more time with him but we look back on the 12+ weeks that we had with him and are simply amazed at the progress he had made and the fight that he had in him. When Shadow came to us on October 4th, he was in kidney failure so far progressed that we did not think we would even get to bring him home from the hospital. He quickly let us know that he had other plans, plans that didn't care what his diagnostic levels had to say!

To the family that dumped our boy when he got sick, it's hard for us not to be a little angry with you. You turned your back when your dog needed you most; you bailed on one of the biggest responsibilities you were given when you decided to open your home to a dog. We are sad that Shadow ultimately paid the price with the confusion that ensued as he watched his people walk away from his cage at the shelter where you left him..wondering why you would leave him there all alone when he was not feeling well. But some part of us has to say, "Thank you" for being less than human. Because in that heinous act, you gave us the opportunity to bring this boy into our lives for even just a few months. You gave us the opportunity to show him that he is loved and that his final time on earth will not be spent alone in a cage. Beyond that, you blessed us by allowing us to share our lives and hearts with a special boy that taught us so much and brought tremendous joy to all he encountered.

Shadow spent his last few months enjoying a sofa to cuddle up on, humans to shower him with love, a Dobie sister to partake in shenanigans with him and lots of toys to play with. Although his time with us was far shorter than we would have liked, we did what we promised: "to ensure a better ending"

Run free Shadow Dancer ~ dearly loved; you will be deeply missed by all at DOBER, Inc. (Dreaming of Better Endings Rescue)

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Vinnie - 8 year old blue male (Bangor, PA) - ADOPTED!
Hi, my name is Vinnie and I’m looking for a forever family. At my age I can’t remember where I started out but about a year ago I ended up at a shelter in Florida. I was adopted from there but before long my mom and dad split up. Mom took my sister and Dad took me and we moved up north. Dad’s work schedule was pretty busy and I didn’t get to see much of him, so he asked the folks at the rescue to help me find a new home. I was sad to leave my dad but my foster home is a cool place with other Dobers that I can play with. I know I’m not a spring chicken anymore but I’ve still got lots of love to give and hope that someone will give me a chance to add the missing piece to their family.

A Note from Vinnie’s Foster Family: Vinnie is a sweet, all-natural senior blue boy who is approximately 8 years old. He is a very low maintenance boy – willing to play and wrestle with the other dogs but perfectly content being a lazy old man. Vinnie enjoys going for long walks (he previously walked 2-3 miles daily) but there’s nothing that makes him feel more loved than to just spend some quiet time with his people getting gentle pets on his velvet face. Vinnie is hypothyroid but his medication is very affordable. He is also on joint supplements to help with very minor stiffness which is to be expected for a senior. Vinnie is housebroken, crate trained, knows basic commands, and loves all people. He is good with other dogs. Cats are unknown and small children will not be suitable due to his lack of history with them. If you’re looking for a great companion requiring very little, here’s your boy! Vinnie’s adoption fee is $150.

If you are not in a position to adopt Vinnie but would like to help offset the cost of caring for him, please consider a donation to the general fund. Click here for details on making a donation.

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Pacino - 1 year old male (Dayton, NJ) - ADOPTED!

Hi, my name is Pacino and I’ll do just about anything for food (including helping myself to it – my foster dad calls me a “counter surfer extraordinaire”)! I have this incredible ability to go from sleeping to 1,000 MPH in a split second and I’m told this has something to do with my breed and age. Unfortunately my previous people started out with a Doberman puppy as their first dog and boy were they in for a surprise (hehehe)! They took great care of me and helped to build a good foundation but I require more than they’re able to handle with a new baby in the house, so they asked the folks at the rescue to find a more appropriate home for me.

A Note from Pacino’s Foster Family: Pacino is a full blown puppy in a grown dog’s body. He has no control over his paws and a never ending supply of energy! He is a total sweet mush who truly believes he’s a lap dog and will leap great distances to land in your lap, often jamming his large and clumsy feet into your body (clearly, he has no idea how big he is)! Pacino is truly one of the most well rounded Dobes we have ever had the pleasure of assisting. He has an incredibly sweet and playful personality and is very friendly with everyone he meets. At just over a year old, this boy likes to be on the move! He’s great with other dogs and people of all ages but because of his size and energy (think bull in a china shop!), he will not be considered for a home that includes small children. Resident dogs will also need to have a great deal of patience in order to put up with Pacino’s constant energy because he has no concept of when play time is over and can easily push another dog to the limits. Pacino is your typical young knucklehead who is constantly seeking to push his boundaries. This is a great boy who simply needs to learn control and to fine-tune his manners. He will require some work and the patience to “wait out the storm” as he outgrows this rambunctious stage but any experienced Dobe fan will be able to appreciate him in a heartbeat. Due to Pacino’s background, his adopter WILL be required to enroll him in a training class within 30 days of adoption. Pacino also DOES require a fully fenced in yard (traditional fence only; we are sorry but Pacino is not an invisible fence candidate). Pacino is crate-trained and newly housebroken but may need a little housebreaking patience when adjusting to the routine of his next home. Pacino’s adoption fee is $250.

If you are not in a position to adopt Pacino but would like to help offset the cost of caring for him, please consider a donation to the general fund. Click here for details on making a donation.

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Amore - 3 year old female (Bangor, PA) - ADOPTED!

Hi, my name is Amore and I came to the rescue after some nice ladies brought lots of food to the woods and promised me all sorts of good things. I was hesitant to trust them but it turns out they were telling the truth; being with the rescue has been great. I have lots of toys in my foster home and I don’t have to worry about trying to find my own food anymore.

Note from Amore’s Foster Family: Amore is a cropped and docked female who we believe to be about 2-3 years old. This spunky little Dober girl had been seen running as a stray for over a week in a tiny abandoned town. With patience and some food to entice, our amazing team of volunteers was able to capture her on Valentine’s Day, earning her the name Amore. This girl is small but feisty! No dogs, cats or small children for this little spitfire! Amore loves to play with her toys and bones and will keep herself occupied for hours, but she also loves to snuggle up. Despite having her own schedule when she was running loose, this is a girl who loves a routine and does well with it. Amore knows some of her basic commands and will gladly work for food! When out in public and over stimulated, Amore will sometimes become leash reactive and redirect her frustration, so she is not for a family who wishes to have their dog accompany them everywhere. She will need an experienced and confident handler to keep her on her best behavior. Amore is housebroken, crate trained and ready to find her forever family. Amore's adoption fee is $250.

If you are not in a position to adopt Amore but would like to help offset the cost of caring for her, please consider a donation to the general fund. Click here for details on making a donation.

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Daisy - 11 month old fawn female (Wind Gap, PA) - ADOPTED!
Hi, my name is Daisy and came to the rescue when my old mom told me she had to move. I really like to wrestle and play with my foster sister Roxy. I also make lots of funny faces and keep my foster mom laughing. My foster mom has me learning all sorts of new things, which is a lot of fun, especially because she gives me cookies while I learn. I hope my new family will continue to help me learn and give me cookies!

Note from Daisy’s Foster Mom: Daisy is an 11 month old natural-eared fawn Dober girl who was surrendered to the rescue while her owner was in the process of being admitted to a group home for mental health issues. Daisy was raised around small children and a cat and has interacted positively with numerous other dogs and if even happy to share her food bowl with them! She is very gentle when taking food/treats from you. Daisy is housebroken, crate trained and ready to be the light of your life! She does have some curvature of her spine but has no physical restrictions or limitations. Daisy is very smart and observant and has much desire to learn and work for you, so she has been making great progress with her training. She is learning basic obedience quickly but will some need help breaking her of her obsession with moving vehicles. She also has a tendency to be vocal outside, so this is a girl that should do well if given a job to do. Daisy is a young, curious girl who is full of affection and personality. She is extremely playful but also has the serious, watchful side to her that is common with this breed.

If you are not in a position to adopt Daisy but would like to help offset the cost of caring for her, please consider a donation to the general fund. Click here for details on making a donation.

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Adonis - 1 year old male (Bangor, PA) - ADOPTED!

Hi, my name is Adonis and I found my way to the rescue because my previous owner said I’m very special. We lived on a farm and I couldn’t hear the large equipment or her calling my name to come back in. She said this was too dangerous for me, so she tried to find a new home for me. My first new home was a nice one but the people running the building said I wasn’t a safe breed, so they kicked me out. My second new home was also a nice one but my new mom had to quickly move to take care of family. My arrival in my foster home was a bit confusing for the first couple days but I quickly realized this place is a lot of fun…and they have all this white stuff on the ground that I’ve never seen before! I love toys, baths and neck scratches, so my foster mom and dad are putting this on the list of requirements for my new home. If you’re lookin’ for a fun guy to share your life with, please contact the folks at DOBER, Inc. to fill out an adoption application so we can meet one another and I can adopt you!

Note from Adonis’ Foster Family: Adonis is a 1 year old cropped (but flopped) and docked boy. He is your typical 1 year old Doberman, full of energy and play. He LOVES his toys and will spends hours each day chasing them around as he tries to stuff 2 and 3 toys into his mouth at one time. He is quite the entertainer but he is also a sweet snuggler. Adonis will close his eyes and melt right into your hands if you scratch his neck. Another one of Donny’s favorite things to do is climb into the bath tub. This is one thing that sets him apart from other Dobers, as he LOVES to get baths, and you will find him climbing in and out of the tub throughout the day. Adonis is an incredibly sweet boy who loves people, other dogs, cats and children. The one thing that sets Adonis apart from others is the fact that he is deaf – truly deaf, not your typical Dober “selective hearing” deaf! He has been this way from birth and has adjusted incredibly well. He is still learning lots but does know various hand signals and with his very smart (but still being tuned!) Dober brain, we are sure that he will continue to grow into an exceptional boy in the right home. Adonis will require a fenced in yard. He is crate trained and newly housebroken, so he will require a home with the patience to adjust to his schedule and work through his adjustment period. Adonis' adoption fee is $250.

If you are not in a position to adopt Adonis but would like to help offset the cost of caring for him, please consider a donation to the general fund. Click here for details on making a donation.

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Crystal - 2 year old female - ADOPTED!
Hi, my name is Crystal and I just arrived at the rescue. I'll be back to tell you a little more about me once I settle in a bit. (Sorry but a family fell in love with me before I even had a chance to get online and tell all of you about me!)

If you are not in a position to adopt Crystal but would like to help offset the cost of caring for her, please consider a donation to the general fund. Click here for details on making a donation.

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Minka #2 - 5 year old female (Bangor, PA) - ADOPTED!

Hi, my name is Minka and I just arrived at the rescue. I'll be back to tell you a little more about me once I settle in a bit. (Sorry but a family fell in love with me before I even had a chance to get online and tell all of you about me!)

If you are not in a position to adopt Minka but would like to help offset the cost of caring for her, please consider a donation to the general fund. Click here for details on making a donation.

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Minka #1 - 5 year old female (Millersville, PA) - ADOPTED!
Hi, my name is Minka and my foster mom says I’m a travelin’ woman. There’s a warm bed at the inn here with my foster family but Mom says there’s a family out there waiting for me. I don’t know what they’re waiting for but I hope they come soon because I’ve got playing to do! I’m not afraid to go under, over or through obstacles and I know several commands, so I am hoping I can find a family that will do some obedience and agility training with me – that sounds like a lot of fun! If you’re a lot of fun like me, please contact the folks at DOBER, Inc. so I can learn more about you. PS. I’m bilingual!
A Note from Minka’s Foster Family: Minka is a small, sweet girl estimated to be about 5 years old and topping the charts at a whopping 59 lbs (she’s a perfect compact Dobe!) She came to us after being found by a local police department and it was only after the puzzle pieces started to connect that we began to understand some of her background. This girl has had a life filled with people who had the chance to do right by her but put greed above all else. Minka is a European import that appears to have found her way to a puppy miller, who determined that she was only worth the puppies she produced. From there she had a few more stops before joining the DOBER, Inc. family and we are thankful that her next stop (with her forever family) will be her last! Minka has old scars across her back and on her muzzle, which the veterinarian believes may possibly be a result of her being hit by a car. This sweet girl has also been debarked (her vocal cords have been severed) so she can only produce a low, raspy bark. Despite these minor “imperfections,” Minka received a good health report and a clear cardiology report! She is scheduled for a dental to finish up her vetting and then she’ll be ready to find her forever home. Minka has been great with people of all sexes, ages and statures; however DOBER, Inc.'s policy indicates that we will not approve adoptions to homes with small children for dogs whom we have no clear history on. For this reason, Minka will only be considered for homes with older children. This playful girl gets along good with other dogs as long as they have a more mild play style. Unfortunately cats will not be in Minka’s future!
If you are not in a position to adopt Minka but would like to help offset the cost of caring for her, please consider a donation to the general fund. Click here for details on making a donation.
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Sandi - 5 year old all-natural female (Bangor, PA) - ADOPTED!
Hi, my name is Sandi and I think life is exciting! I really loved my old family but they said they were moving and could not find a place that would allow me. I can’t imagine why – what kind of landlord doesn’t love a Dober? No big deal because I have some fun playmates in my foster home. It took me a few days to figure out that those Dobie boys just wanted to be my friend but now I think they’re pretty cool! One even likes to play tricks on me by hiding in my crate – he’s silly! We like to run and wrestle and have a good time. Maybe my new home will have another dog too, but if not, I’ll be perfectly content to have all of the human attention for myself. After all, I AM a princess! If you think you’ve got room at your castle for me, please give a shout to the folks at DOBER, Inc. so I can meet with you.

A Note from Sandi’s Foster Family: Sandi is a beautiful all-natural Dobie girl with ears that give her loads of personality. She is 5 years old and is your typical sweet, spunky Dober. Sandi is very playful and would love a home where she will have lots of space to run. She is perfectly housebroken, crate trained and has fabulous house manners. Her one naughty behavior is that she will jump on people when she gets excited. Leash manners will also need some work. Sandi gets along with other dogs and with cats. Sandi will not be suitable with small children. This is a girl who is just delighted to be with people and is so easy to have in your home. If you’re interested in adding her to your family, get your adoption application in right away. We don’t foresee this fabulous girl being in foster for very long! Sandi's adoption fee is $200.

If you are not in a position to adopt Sandi but would like to help offset the cost of caring for her, please consider a donation to the general fund. Click here for details on making a donation.

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Kito - 2 1/2 year old male (Bangor, PA) - ADOPTED!
Hi, my name is Kito and as soon as I'm neutered I'll be back to tell you more about me! (Sorry but my foster parents fell in love with me and just couldn't part with me, so I am staying to live with them!)

Note from Kito's Foster Family: Kito is a 2 1/2 year old boy who has just recently lost his home because of his nagging nature! Typical young Doberboy, Kito could not stop pestering his older canine brother, who would not put up with his antics. After 2 scuffles, Kito's mom decided it would be in everyone's best interest for Kito to find a more suitable home. Kito is a lovely boy who is housebroken, crate trained and great with dogs, cats and children. (He will of course need to be with other dogs who can handle his personality as he matures.) Kito will soon be neutered and ready to find his forever home.

If you are not in a position to adopt Kito but would like to help offset the cost of caring for him, please consider a donation to the general fund. Click here for details on making a donation.

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Suri/Melanie - 1 1/2 year old female (Quinton, VA) - ADOPTED!

Hi, my name is Melanie and I'm looking for a very special family. A gal like me has to be a little choosey because, you see, people in my past have not always had my best interests in mind! I really love to run around and play and I REALLY love my people once I've spent some time with them to bond. The humans say I have a hard time settling down and that I'm anxious. I'm not sure what that means but once I love you, I just don't want you to leave me (and honestly, have you seen my adorable face - why WOULD you want to leave me?). The good folks at DOBER, Inc. have me in a wonderful foster family that has seen tremendous progress since I arrived but they want my potential adopters to know that they'll need to be very patient with me because each new change of settings is a bit of a restart for me. If I could find a family that is willing to spend lots of time to help me, maybe I'll adopt them.

Note from Melanie/Suri’s Foster Family: Melanie is a 1 1/2 year old girl who came to us recently after another Doberman rescue closed. Melanie has not been treated nicely by her previous owners and because of this, she takes some time to warm up to new people. She is however an extremely sweet and happy girl, who does love people and is happy to shower you with kisses once she knows you're on her side. She will need a little time to learn that people can be trusted but she is very smart and has made tremendous progress now that she's in her foster home. Melanie gets along well with other large dogs but will not be appropriate with cats or small dogs (sorry, they are too much fun for her to chase!). She does have a tendency to get rather rambunctious, so a canine companion will need to be an appropriate match. Because we do not have a history of her with children, she will also not be adopted to a home with small children. Melanie is a very high energy girl that will need a home that can provide her with lots of physical exercise but also with plenty of mental stimulation and lots of structure. She is crated trained and housebroken but due to her background she does take some time to adjust to new settings, so she will need a very patient home. A fully fenced in yard will be required for Melanie. Due to her background, invisible fences will NOT be considered. Melanie's adoption fee is $250.

If you are not in a position to adopt Melanie/Suri but would like to help offset the cost of caring for her, please consider a donation to the general fund. Click here for details on making a donation.

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Aja - 12 week old female (Pittsburgh, PA) - ADOPTED!
Meet darling Aja who came to us from South Carolina after an independent rescuer saved her from Craigslist. She was the only survivor of her litter and was living in a pasture with horses. Aja is an all natural girl who loves to snuggle with kitties. She's currently clearing up a ringworm infection on her tail and will be ready to find her forever home in the coming weeks.

If you are not in a position to adopt Aja but would like to help offset the cost of caring for her, please consider a donation to the general fund. Click here for details on making a donation.

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Vito - 7 year old male mix (Bangor, PA) - ADOPTED!
Hi, my name is Vito and my life has been pretty busy in the last few months. I went from living on a porch to living at a shelter for a month and then somehow found my way to the warm bed at my DOBER, Inc. foster home. For all the bouncing around I’ve done, all that really I want in life is someone who will pet me and let me give them lots of kisses. My foster Momma says that shouldn’t be so much to ask for but for some reason I haven’t found my forever family yet. If you think you’ve got room in your heart and home for a boy like me, please contact the folks at DOBER, Inc. by visiting the website and filling out an adoption application.

Note from Vito’s Foster Family: Vito is your typical sweet senior boy, whom we believe is a Doberman/Rottweiler mix. At 7 years old, he is calm and low maintenance but happy to take a walk with you and play with his toys. Vito came to us from a shelter in New Jersey where he was surrendered by his family through no fault of his own. He is currently finishing up his treatment for Lyme disease and working to heal up a lick granuloma that is on his hind foot but would love to meet with anyone who is interested in complimenting their home with the charm of a sweet senior boy. Vito is crate trained, perfectly housebroken and has perfect house manners. He is a little strong on leash and grabby with treats but he’s a smart boy that should easily be led by the right family. Vito will not be suitable for a home with cats or small children. He is a little nervous around other dogs and tends to shy away from them, especially those that are pushy or have too much energy. It takes a bit of time for him to warm up and lose his insecurities, so he will only be suitable for a home with another laid back dog that will not be too pushy or overwhelm him.

If you are not in a position to adopt Vito but would like to help offset the cost of caring for him, please consider a donation to the general fund. Click here for details on making a donation.

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Zander - 4 year old male (Bangor, PA) - ADOPTED!

Hi, my name is Zander and boy do I have a story to tell you! In the Spring of 2014 I injured my knee and was surrendered to the vet. Another rescue took me in but soon discovered that I have a heart condition and that they weren’t going to be able to help me either. I don’t understand all the details but all I know is that someone soon told me that my foster family has dealt with both of these things before and they wanted me to come live with them for a while. Packing my bags wasn’t hard at all because my foster home has other dogs to play with and LOTS of toys, which I REALLY enjoy!!
I’ve now been in foster care for nearly two years and still have not found my forever home. While I am a happy-go-lucky boy who enjoys just about anything, I would really love to soon find my forever home with people who can give me a job to do and shower me with lots of attention (that’s my FAVORITE thing in the world)! My foster family says that it’s going to take a special family to see past my health history but I’ve got faith that there are those kinda people out there. If you think you’ve got room in your heart and home for a boy like me, please contact the folks at DOBER, Inc. by visiting the website and filling out an adoption application.

Note from Zander’s Foster Family: Zander came to us at 2 years old after he was surrendered to the vet to be euthanized when he tore his cruciate (ACL) and his family could not afford the surgery that was recommended to repair his knee. Another rescue took him in but soon discovered that he has an irregular heart rhythm (a-fib) which they attributed to Dilated Cardiomyopathy. Due to this heart condition, he was not an ideal candidate for surgery because of not being able to be safely sedated. Zander’s time was about to be up for the second time when we heard about his story and gladly took him in. Thankfully we have a team of holistic professionals that offer great alternatives to surgery and we knew right away that we wanted Zander to immediately start prolotherapy for his knee. Zander finished his prolotherapy treatments on his knee, followed by months of physical therapy. He can walk, run and play and has no physical restrictions whatsoever. He also saw the cardiologist and was immediately started on medications to control his heart rhythm and supplements to help improve and maintain his heart function. At present, Zander’s heart size and function are both normal. He will require life-long medication to control his rhythm and twice yearly visits with the cardiologist to stay on top of his condition.
Zander is a big boy who was clearly loved and well taken care of. He is extremely intelligent and well behaved (house broken, crate trained, does not climb on furniture, etc). However, Zander was probably also a bit spoiled which shows in how opinionated and LOUD he can be! This is a boy who has something to say about everything…and always wants to have the last word. He is absolutely filled with character and joy and thrives on attention. He loves to show off and entertain whenever there are visitors around! Zander adores children but because of his sheer size and energy level, his ideal family will be one that does not have very small children. Despite his bossiness, Zander is a true love bug and a total clown. He is also extremely dog friendly and social with both people and other dogs. Zander has a ton of curiosity about cats but has shown himself to be totally harmless in his interactions with them. If placed in a home with any cats, they would need to be dog tolerant and able to put up with likely a few weeks of chasing before his curiosity died down.
Zander is currently on 2 heart medications and a few supplements and his heart condition has been very stabilized. As it would be, Zander doesn't appear to have plans to be going anywhere any time soon! He is a sweet, happy, playful Dober boy. He loves to run and play and we hope that there’s a family out there that can see past the unpredictable course of his heart condition and give him a great forever home to spend out his time, which we hope will be in abundance. Zander will need to see a cardiologist to continue to monitor his heart condition and maintain the necessary medications and supplements required to help him. At present, these medications cost approximately $160/month. Due to being a special needs dog, Zander’s adoption fee is reduced to $150.

If you are not in a position to adopt Zander but would like to help offset the cost of caring for him, please consider a donation to the general fund. Click here for details on making a donation.

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Brayden - 1 year old male (Bangor, PA) - ADOPTED!!
Hi my name is Brayden but my foster people call me Brady. They say I’m a pocket Dobe – whatever that means! I made a long trip from a shelter to my foster home and it was a lot of fun because I got to meet a whole bunch of people who all said that I am so sweet. I thought they were really sweet too, for giving up a day of their weekend to get me safely to my foster home. It’s a lot of fun here in my foster home because there are 2 other Dobermans for me to play with. I really love other dogs! I think it would be pretty cool if I could find a forever home with another dog and maybe even some children to play with..but no real small ones because I can be a little clumsy. I also really like toys and treats, exploring, and all of the things that a young Doberman enjoys. I like to play but I also really like to snuggle and be petted, so I hope that I can find my forever home soon so that I can start to share my great big heart with them. If you think you’ve got room in your heart and home for a boy like me, please contact the folks at DOBER, Inc. by visiting the website and filling out an adoption application.

Note from Brayden’s Foster Family: Brayden is approximately a year and a half old and came to us from a shelter in WV after being picked up as a stray. We were told that he had Wobbler’s Disease and while he does appear to have some neurological issues, they are not that which is typical of Wobblers. Brady has a high step and a head tilt and is a bit clumsy, especially when he’s excited, but he seems to be quite used to the way his body functions and he does not appear to be in any pain. Brady does require a little assistance in certain circumstances (like jumping out of the car) but he is very aware of his limitations and very cooperative in any therapeutic exercises you ask of him. When he first arrived he would not use any steps but he has quickly learned how to use them. This is a young boy who is full of puppy energy and puppy behaviors. He has not quite mastered housebreaking but does very well if kept on a schedule. He is also still nippy when he gets excited. Despite all of the above, Brady is a smart boy who does not chew or destroy things and will happily sit and wait at the door to be released. He is eager to come right back to the door when he’s finished with business outside but also really enjoys spending time with his people exploring. He is crate trained and does not typically try to get on furniture. Brady is very sweet and friendly and a quiet, non-reactive boy. This is a great big bundle of joy packaged into a tiny little body and we know that he will be a wonderful addition to the right family.

Brady’s home will be required to have some basic safety features in order to ensure his well being. A full traditional fence will be required (we are sorry but due to his neurological issues, invisible fences will not be considered) and all steps should be accessible only with supervision. Brayden’s ideal home will allow him plenty of space to exercise and will spend time maintaining his muscle tone and working on his coordination with structured activity. Brady is great with other dogs and has done well with cats. DOBER, Inc.'s policy indicates that we will not approve adoptions to homes with small children for dogs whom we have no history on. Due to Brayden being picked up as a stray, he fits this circumstance and therefore we will not consider households with small children. He would make a great pal for an older child or teen though!

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Iris - 1 year old Kelpie Mix (Bangor, PA) - ADOPTED!!

Hi, my name is Iris and I traveled halfway across the country to get to my foster home. It was a scary trip but well worth it because I really like to be in a home with people and I can’t wait to have a forever family of my own. Some of my favorite things include playing with toys, getting belly rubs and snuggling up to people. I’m a petite little girl but I love to run and play and have a good time, even with dogs that are much bigger than I am. Although I enjoy the company of other dogs, I do not like to share my food with them. My foster mom says my new family will need to help me work through this or make the necessary adjustments so that we don’t have to worry about any issues. On the plus side, I’m happy to share my things with humans and I have already learned a lot about self control! If you think you’d like to meet me, please fill out an adoption application so the folks at DOBER, Inc. can get in touch with you.

Note from Iris’ foster family: Iris came to us from a high kill shelter in Texas. We were told she was a Doberman mix but the minute she arrived it was obvious that she’s not a Doberman at all, so she’s what we are lovingly calling a Fauxber (faux Dober)! We believe Iris to be an Australian Kelpie/Heeler Mix who is around a year old. She is shy at first but quickly warms up to show you the sweet little snuggler that she is. She is great girl but still has some puppy tendencies, like jumping up on people when excited and running off with your slippers! She is learning very quickly but will need a family that will work with her and understand that she is still a puppy. Because of her age and breed, we believe an active family will be most suitable for Iris. This is a smart girl who will need a family that can keep her both physically active and mentally stimulated. Iris is housebroken, crate trained and is not at all a barker. She is good with other dogs but may not be suitable with cats or small critters.

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Obie - 4 year old male (Bangor, PA) - ADOPTED!!
Hi, my name is Obie and one of my favorite things to do is talk to people. I like other dogs too but grumpy and grumbly ones really irritate me and I won’t tolerate the party poopers! Now that I’m in a foster home I’m trying to learn what to do with these things that the people call “toys” – we didn’t have any of those when I was running around loose in the city streets. Of course I didn’t have much time to look for them as I was busy searching for food and for shelter on the very cold nights. Thankfully some very nice people found me, and although I was hesitant to come to them at first, my trust paid off because after I approached them, they took me inside and let me snuggle up on their couch. I REALLY like to snuggle on furniture with people, but my foster mom says that not everybody will allow that, so I’m trying really hard to learn not to get on furniture unless I’m invited.

If you think you might want to be my new mom or dad, would you please get in touch with the folks at DOBER, Inc. so I can meet with you? Because I love people so much, I would really love to go to my forever home soon so that I can get settled in and show you just how much of a good boy I am!

Note from Obie’s Foster Family: Obie is a natural-eared red boy that we estimate to be about 4 years old. He is calm and quiet but boy does that nub wiggle when he sees the leash or hears the words, “Want to go out?” Obie is not much of a barker (although when he does – hear that boy roar!) but he is VERY talkative. If there’s something he wants or needs, he is going to let you know. Obie is 110% perfectly housebroken and is accustomed to being in a crate when left home alone. He is extremely well behaved and mature but could use some leash manners. Obie loves to snuggle his head in your lap and let you rub his velvet ears. For as cuddly and sweet as he is, Obie has a stubborn nature and he’s perfectly content with ignoring commands when the mood strikes him. With such a cute face, this could easily mean trouble for a dog like Obie, if he finds a home with people who are pushovers. Because of this, we will be seeking a home with previous dog experience, preferably experience with a strong and intelligent breed. Obie gets along with other dogs but will not tolerate being bullied, so any resident dogs will need to be easy going and not the type to pick a fight. Obie’s history with cats is unknown but he does not seem to pay them any mind in passing them at the vet’s office. At this time we will only consider homes with cats that are already familiar with living with dogs.

Obie is what we refer to as a flank sucker. While this habit does not appear to be a problem at this point in time, it is something that Obie’s adopters will need to be cognizant of, as obsessive compulsive behaviors can be problematic in the future. At present, Obie does not seem to have any previous experience in playing with toys. Due to both of these factors, we believe that a family that can provide regular exercise and mental stimulation will be essential for Obie, as it will allow him the proper outlets to burn his energy and any stress.

DOBER, Inc.'s policy indicates that we will not approve adoptions to homes with small children for dogs whom we have no history on. Due to Obie being picked up as a stray, he fits this circumstance and therefore we will not consider households with small children.

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Jax - 1 ½ year old male (Califon, NJ) - ADOPTED!!

Hi, my name is Jax and I’m a year and a half old. Through no fault of my own, I have already had two homes before arriving at my foster home. I’m now ready to find my forever home and I do hope it will be one with children as I just love them! I am a young boy with lots of energy to keep me playing all day long, but I also love to cuddle. I really like to destroy stuffed animals but I also enjoy eating the contents, so my foster momma says I would do best with ropes and balls and things that are harder for me to chew up. I can learn to get along great with another dog but need a family that will be patient in letting me warm up to them. Right now I have a foster brother who is also a Doberman and I really enjoy his company. We like to play tug of war with toys and to cuddle together. I am not a very big fan of cats, so I’ll only be going to a home without them. If you’re looking for a fun boy with soft, natural ears, please fill out an adoption application so we can learn more about you.

Note from Jax’s foster family: Jax is a sweet young boy who with some time and love has the potential to be a great companion. Jax is a true Dober, when given a stuffed toy his main goal is to open the seams and remove the stuffing and squeaker. He loves ropes, balls and frisbees too which are harder to swallow pieces of. When playing ball or frisbee Jax will return it, but he isn't as willing to "drop it" - that is a work in progress! Jax loves to be outside and run. He would do best with a fenced yard since he is a very fast runner. He also enjoys taking walks but needs to learn some more leash manners. While Jax has adjusted really well to living with another dog, he will need continuous work to socialize him and allow him to feel more confident about being around new dogs. Currently he gets very worked up when first introduced to other dogs and he needs a good deal of time to adjust. Jax knows "sit" and "stay" and is currently learning "down" and "come". Jax is completely crate trained and housebroken.

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Buddy - 8 month old male mix (Stroudsburg, PA) - ADOPTED!!
Hi, my name is Buddy and I'm a Doberman/German Shepherd mix who is 8 months old. My people decided to turn me over to DOBER, Inc. after they brought their newborn home from the hospital and realized that it's a lot of work to take care of a brand new baby and train a puppy like me. Lucky for my next family, I'm actually very well behaved. I completed Puppy 1 training and know basic commands. My foster family has been working hard to refresh me on manners and commands and I am so people oriented that I really enjoy this!

Note from Buddy's foster family: Buddy is a super sweet boy who loves to be close to his people. He is very playful and athletic and we think he would really enjoy some agility. Buddy is a very soft and easygoing boy and gets along great with other dogs and with cats (though sometimes he does enjoy a good game of chase). He's 99% housebroken and will do best with a family that will pay attention to his subtle cues and keep him on a structured routine. He is crate trained. Buddy will need a family who can help him learn how to properly walk on leash and be patient as he outgrows his jumpy/nippy puppy stage. Buddy will also make a great boy for a family who likes to travel, as he rides like an absolute angel in the car.
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