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Adoption Process:

We place Doberman Pinschers in loving homes in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and the panhandle of Florida ONLY. We DO NOT adopt outside of these areas. If you are ready to make a commitment to make a friend for life, we want to meet you! Dogs are not adopted on a first come first serve basis, but rather the right home is chosen to fit the dogs needs. Sometimes the dog you are interested in does not fit your home and we can direct you towards a better candidate. 

  • Complete an adoption application. The application will help us get to know and the kind of home you will provide. We will contact you if we have any questions. We are flexible about many aspects of the application -- but there are a few things that we expect from adopters

  • We review adoption applications carefully, evaluating the unique circumstances of each prospective adopter. We'll talk to your vet reference to understand the kind of care you provide to your animals. We'll talk with you, and we'll visit your home. We'll try to get to know all that you would offer a dog before making a decision on your application. Not all applications are approved, but applicants offering great homes often find the approval process very easy and supportive. A veterinary reference is required to adopt from GCDR.

  • We do not place dogs in homes where they will be exclusively "outside" dogs. We do not place dogs where they will spend the majority of their time outside. We want them to be part of your family. Doberman Pinschers were bred to be with their humans and families, and they need human companionship. They bond very deeply with their people and are often referred to as "velcro dogs". They tend to develop behavior problems when left alone outside. We do require a fenced yard in order to adopt from GCDR.

  • We ask that you commit to keeping the dog on heartworm preventative.  A lot of our rescues come to us heartworm positive and we treat them, we never want them to have heartworms again. In the south, dogs who are not on heartworm preventative will get heartworm disease and may die from it. It's easy to prevent.

  • We ask for a commitment to completion of a basic obedience training course with a trainer of the adopter's choice. (We're happy to offer trainer recommendations, if needed). We have found attending and completing a good obedience class has a profound effect on the quality of the bond between rescued dogs and new owners. It forms a solid foundation for a great life-long relationship.


Adoption Fees:

Puppy (under 6mths of age) - $400

Adult (1-6yrs) - $350

Senior (7+yrs) - $250

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