Due to an increase in turn-in requests and a decrease in adoptions, DRNC is closing intake until further notice. Please note, this does NOT apply to dogs adopted from DRNC if they need to be returned to us. We will ALWAYS take our adopted dogs back.
We follow the Doberman Pinscher Club of America's Rescue Code of Ethics.
Doberman Rescue of NC, Inc.
PO Box 91421
Raleigh, NC 27675
Doberman Rescue of North Carolina, Inc. (DRNC) is a nonprofit, charitable, tax-exempt (501(c)3) corporation composed of a group of dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly to save the lives of homeless Doberman Pinschers in North Carolina and, on occasion, in surrounding states. Most of our members reside in and around the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill area. Our primary goals are to rescue, restore to good health, rehabilitate and place these unfortunate dogs into safe and loving homes where they can live out their lives as wonderful companions to those individuals and families who are lucky enough, and caring enough, to welcome them.
Most of the Dobermans we rescue come from shelters or are turned over to us by owners who, for a variety of reasons, are no longer able or willing to care for them. Many come to us because of the owner's death, divorce, loss of job and/or home, and for many other reasons which are not the fault of the dog. Each Doberman is checked by a veterinarian, given vaccinations, tested for heartworms and intestinal worms, spayed or neutered, and is treated for any illnesses or medical problems that are found. The dog is placed in a foster home for a period of time for evaluation, to assess its temperament, to provide house training and crate training, and to determine the best type of adoptive home for the particular dog.
We do not buy or sell dogs, nor do we offer any type of consignment services. We are an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization. The adoption fees and donations we receive are used ONLY to help cover our direct operating expenses (e.g. veterinary care, medicines, food, transport costs, etc.). We have jobs and families, so we are not always available to respond instantly to public inquiries. Please be patient when you contact us. We value your interest and will respond as soon as we can.
Despite our best efforts, and the efforts of many other rescue groups across the country, hundreds of Dobermans are euthanized every year because there are more homeless pets than there are homes available. The suffering and needless deaths of these dogs (and millions of other companion animals in the U.S.) could be eliminated, along with many problems involving stray animals, if only responsible owners would spay and neuter their pets. Additionally, there is a desperate need to eradicate the "disposable pet" mentality from our society. DRNC is not interested in placing pets into homes "until the children grow up" or "until the baby is born" or "until the family loses interest". We need to teach our children (and remind ourselves) to cherish and care for these unique four-legged family members.
Adoption is a big decision
When making the decision to adopt a Doberman, keep in mind the lifelong responsibilities associated with dog ownership - these involve commitments of time, love and financial resources:
* Yearly medical expenses (e.g. vaccinations, monthly heartworm preventative, etc.) and occasional emergencies
* Good quality food
* A good, secure fence (i.e. no underground/invisible fencing and no runners/cables)
* Boarding (when you must be away from home) or in-home care services
* Toys, collars, leashes, dog houses, etc.