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Finding the Perfect Dobermann to Join Your Family Can Be Easy, But There’s Lots to Consider!

Adoption is about placing the right dog in the right home and is of paramount importance to us.  We don’t operate a ‘first come, first served’ policy and sometimes the right home for a particular rescue Dobermann takes a while to find.

We only accept dogs from UK dog pounds or homes and we only place dogs with adopters within the UK mainland.  We don’t take dogs in or place them overseas, including Ireland.  

To get started finding your future doberfriend, hit the link below!

Frequently Asked Questions
How Long does the process take?

The length of time it takes for someone to apply to adopt and have a new family member is variable.  It all depends whether we have a dog in our care who we feel is a good match for your family.  If that’s the case, it can be as quick as 1-2 weeks.  If not, we’ll add you to our wait list and we’ll be in touch as soon as we think we have a match for you.

How Much Does Adopting Cost?

Our adoption donations are non-negotiable and non-refundable and they vary from £200 for dogs over 5 years of age on a sliding scale to a max of £400 for puppies under 6 months of age.  The average is around £300 and we also ask for a donation towards the fuel costs for the volunteer who will bring your dog to your home.

What Is the Difference Between Adopting and Fostering?

Adoption is permanent.  When you adopt a dog you become the dog’s owner and are responsible for all of their care and vet bills.  If you are unable to care for your dog for any reason it must be returned to the rescue.  This is part of our adoption contract.

Foster homes are temporary.  When you foster a dog they are owned by Lincs Dobermann Rescue until such times as we choose a home for them.  All of the expenses for their care are paid for by Lincs Rescue.  

Can I take A Pet Home straight away?

No.  We do not allow members of the public or potential adopters to ‘view’ dogs at our kennels.  Often our dogs are in foster care in volunteer’s homes and this is not possible.  When you apply to adopt a dog we will match you to the dog we feel most suited to your circumstances and family and we’ll discuss that with you.  When the time is right, our rehoming volunteer and the dog will visit you at home to ensure a smooth transition.  If for any reason it doesn’t work out.  The dog will leave with the rehoming volunteer.

Find a Dog

Introducing Lola (4.5Yrs)

Introducing Lola (4.5Yrs)

Currently under assessment. I’m a small girl with a big prey drive; once I spot a furry I make haste, jump any obstacle in my path and close my ears to any instruction sent my way. I have a dry area around my right eye which is the result of a furry (cat) fight. I like people and on occasion enjoyed playing with a little person. I’m not always very nice to other dogs when I meet them. We’ll update this information once her assessment is complete.

Meet & Greet Booked.  Rebel (4yr old) – all about me

Meet & Greet Booked. Rebel (4yr old) – all about me

• I need another 2kg adding to my body weight

• I damaged my leg and hip when I was 1yr old and as a result I need daily medication to help keep it mobile and ensure I don’t suffer any pain

• I want to stretch my legs and explore new places but I can’t be overly active because of my dickie hip • I understand basic obedience skills but they do need more work

• I’m fairly good on the lead but more work is needed because I do occasionally like to pull away for an in depth sniff in a tuft of grass or when I see other dogs coming towards me

• I’m crate trained, and can be left for short periods of time

• I’ve had more than a couple of little accidents in the home but this is ‘cause my silly foster mum doesn’t understand my subtle ‘I need out’ sign

• I can be chatty, esp. in the car but I do quiet down once I’ve had some exercise

• I have proven to be friendly with all dogs I’ve met since I arrived with my foster mum, but I did have to be kept separate from one of my previous male sibling ‘cause I didn’t like him very much

• I will be best suited as an only dog in the home

• Cats in the home are for barking and grumbling at, once they disappear back from where they came I amble on back to my comfy spot

Bailey (7mths)

Bailey (7mths)

Hi, I’m Bailey! I’m not as brown as the brown Dobermanns and I’ve got white bits on me because I’m half Dobermann and half Labrador

Bailey is the most difficult dog we currently have. He is strong on the lead and will use his mouth to get attention. He does this by jumping and grabbing while walking, he also does this off lead. He is reactive to dogs and people. He can be a little stubborn, he will pick up simple concepts like “look at me” type training. We suspect he may be reactive in a range of other situations. Bailey continues to be assessed and trained, look out here for further updates.

Cairo (15mths)

Cairo (15mths)

Introducing Cairo: he struggles to settle in the home. He is boisterous on and off lead, and uses his mouth and body to try to try and manipulate things his way. He has little respect for personal space – he thinks its acceptable to charge up behind people and jump/bump into their back and send them flying. As he is still under assessment these details may change.

Adoption Process

Step 1 – Please complete and return an Adoption Application.  On receipt we will contact you to discuss the content of your form and the profile of the dog we feel would be best suited to your lifestyle.

Step 2 – We will try to match prospective adopters with one of the Dobes in our care.  If we think we have matched your profile with one of our Dobes, we will contact you to arrange a home visit.  All members of the family and any other pets should be present at this meeting to ensure you can all get along. 

Step 3 – Adoption Day!  When our rehoming officer and matched dog have visited with you at home and both you and the rescue are happy to proceed with the adoption, we complete all of the paperwork and you are officially a Dobermann Owner! 

All of the Lincs Dobermann Rescue dogs are rehomed with an information pack containing details of their vaccinations, worming, microchip details, adoption contract, 4 weeks free insurance from PetPlan and we are always available to offer advice and support to guide you through your first few weeks.

Step 4 – Our rehoming officer will call after adoption to make sure that your Dobe is settling into their new routine and that everything is working out well.  We are always available to you for advice and guidance and of course, we LOVE receiving photos of our Dobies in their happy new homes.

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