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A Plea from Doberman Rescue of North Carolina

To those who have ever considered fostering a dog, we ask that you read this message:

Doberman Rescue of North Carolina is at a crossroads. We have always been a small group but in the recent past we have lost invaluable foster homes, and are down to just a handful that can take in Dobermans in need.

This summer, we all have been inundated with horrific stories of Dobermans treated cruelly. As painful as these stories are, we are even more pained by the fact that we can’t help more Dobermans here in NC. We have the will, but we don’t have the qualified homes. So many Dobermans in our own backyard have to be transported to wonderful rescues in other states because we have no space. Many other Dobermans are lost to us because we have no space. National organizations like Doberman Assistance Network and Pilots and Paws have stepped in to help but, many times, they are stretched to the limit, too. They can’t be expected to completely fill in the gap.

So we ask you, please consider becoming a foster home for a Doberman in need. Currently, we are limited to the Triangle because we are so small, but we are exploring the idea of expanding further into NC to increase our number of potential foster homes. Our website is www.hope4dobe.org. If you are interested, please go there and click on “Volunteer Form”. At the top you’ll see links for our foster contract and our guidelines for foster homes. We ask that you take the time to read both to get an idea of how we work and what constitutes a “qualified foster home” before submitting a completed Volunteer Form.

We know there are many wonderful dog people out there, people who want to help but don’t know how. And we desperately need to increase our numbers. If we could double or even triple the number of foster homes currently in DRNC, we could help so many more dogs in dire need. Won’t you consider helping us save more lives? Is the pain you’d feel when letting your foster dog go to a new home more important than that dog’s life? We’re hoping that those of you who can honestly answer that question with a “no” will come forward and join our effort to make our little corner of the world a better place.

Thank you for your time,

Leslie Nuccio
President, Doberman Rescue of North Carolina




I looked at all the caged animals in the shelter...the cast-offs of human society. I saw in their eyes love and hope, fear and dread, sadness, and betrayal. I was angry.

"God," I said, "this is terrible! Why don't you do something?" God was silent for a moment, and then spoke softly, "I have done something," was the reply. "I created you."

 ~J. Willis



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.

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
                     *  Quality food
                     *  A good, secure fence (i.e. no underground/invisible fencing and no runners/cables)
                     *  Grooming
                     *  Boarding (when you must be away from home) or in-home care services
                     *  Training
                     *  Toys, collars, leashes, dog houses, etc.

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.


Donations to Doberman Rescue are greatly needed and appreciated. 
Tax deductible contributions can be made by going to our "Donations" page.  Financial
help can be provided either in the form of a check to Doberman Rescue
of North Carolina, Inc. or by credit card using PayPal.


Thank you!

We want to acknowledge a wonderful grant given to us by the Petfinder Foundation and Pedigree Foundation in September, 2012....thank you, to the great folks at Petfinder and Pedigree!!!!

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to:

SNAP-NC (Spay Neuter Assistance Program)   Central NC

Leesville Animal Hospital   _Raleigh, NC

North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine

for helping us save Dobermans!




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