Meet T-Bone !

I've Been Adopted!

Precious is just a big hunka love in a little blue body!  She was born in early 2007 and, despite her difficult beginnings, life is a happy, never-ending source of adventure for her.  Poor Precious had been a puppy factory with her last litter being born in January 2010.  Her blue coat may never be totally full again but that doesn't bother her one bit.  She adores adults and gets along great with a large submissive male dog in her foster home (she can be bossy but loves to run and play).  She would do well as an only dog also.  Precious was placed during the summer of 2011 but was sadly returned to us because she did not appreciate the finer points of young, active children.  Therefore, she will only be placed in a home with kids if they are bit older (13+ years).  Precious is a real joy and will be a loving and wonderful companion.  Don't miss out on this jewel!  Precious is being fostered in Fuquay Varina, NC.


We want to welcome you to look through our list of dogs.  There are many loving dogs in need of homes.  Unless otherwise noted in the bio, all of our dogs are spayed/neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations, on monthly heartworm preventative, housebroken, crate-trained, and microchipped.

If you are interested in adopting one of our dogs, please go to our online Adoption Policies page and read about our minimum adoption requirements.  If you meet these minimum requirements, please fill out and submit our online Adoption Form.  If you have any questions about the adoption process, please contact us at: 


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Doberman Rescue of NC, Inc.

PO Box 91421

Raleigh, NC  27675


EIN:  20-0079298


Skittles is a precocious Dobergirl with a mischievous grin.  She was born in 2013 and is quite compact at about 47 pounds.  What she lacks in height, she makes up for in energy.  She also seems to have a knack for balancing on walls and jumping from column to column in the backyard, so she may be an excellent candidate for agility training.  She is a quick learner, and is currently attending a home manners class where she is doing very well.

Skittles has a blood clotting disorder called Von Willebrand disease, which means that her blood doesn't clot well.  Play areas will need to be assessed for sharp objects and special care may be necessary if she receives an injury or needs surgery.  This sweet, affectionate tornado would do best as an only pet in a home with an experienced and active owner.  If you're looking for an energetic cuddle bug, you may have found her!  Skittles is being fostered in Westfield, NC.


I've Been Adopted!

Pax is a loving, goofy boy who was born in the summer of 2010.  He was signed over to the animal shelter by his owner as a result of a cruelty case (starvation).  Poor Pax was so incredibly thin when we took him from the shelter.  His skin and coat were in terrible condition and he had loads of parasites.  Despite his horrible beginnings, Pax thinks the world is such a happy place to be!  He adores people and is very affectionate.  Because he can be somewhat pushy/rude with other dogs, he would do best as an only pet.  Pax is a lovely blue color, has filled out beautifully, and his coat and skin are in better condition now.  This is a wonderful boy who deserves a loving forever home.  Pax is being fostered in Westfield, NC.


Note: Pax can jump a 4-foot fence so a 6-foot fence is required.

Note: Pax has been diagnosed with hypothyroidism.  He requires medication twice per day (very inexpensive - about $10/month).


Meet Maya !

I've Been Adopted!

Maya was born in 2007 and came to DRNC in 2008 after being pulled from terrible conditions in a breeding operation.  Maya can be shy with new people and new places, but does get comfortable with relative ease.  Once her shyness wears off, she's a great Dobergirl: silly, loving, and respectful.  Being a blue girl, she has the typical thin coat -  but that means there's not much shedding going on!  If you want to be inspired by a true survivor, then Maya is the girl for you.  She'd like to get to know you!  Maya is being fostered in Durham, NC.

Note: Maya can jump a 4-foot fence so a 6-foot fence is required.


Meet Precious !

I've Been Adopted!

Meet Pax ! 

I've Been Adopted!

Heidi is an adorable female born in the winter of 2009.  Since Heidi loves to play and is energetic, she would be a good match for a home that has a playful male dog.  No cats, please, she's just too rambunctious for that.  Heidi understand basic obedience commands and loves to learn new commands and tricks.  At some point in Heidi's past, she sustained a fracture in her upper left rear leg that went untreated.  It causes her to sit with her leg straight out but regular exercise such as walking, running and swimming are fine.  Heidi also has an issue with recurring pneumonia which may require intermittent courses of antibiotics.  If you're looking for a happy, active girl, Heidi maybe the girl for you.  Heidi is being fostered in Raleigh, NC.


Meet Heidi !

I've Been Adopted!


Adoption Pending!

T-Bone is a sweetheart who was born during the summer of 2008.  He was turned in to rescue because his family had a toddler and then discovered another baby was on the way.  Due to the increase in family size his owners found that they no longer had enough time to spend with T-Bone.  T-Bone does well with the female Dobermans in his foster home but can be a little reactive with other dogs when he's on leash.  He has had some obedience training in the past but a refresher course would be good, both for him and his new owner.  T-Bone lived with a cat early in his life so he might do okay with a dog-savvy cat (i.e. one that does not run from him or act fearful).  This is a really nice, affectionate boy.  T-Bone is being fostered in Westfield, NC.


This beautiful red/rust, cropped and docked boy is the living embodiment of 'joie de vivre'.  Born on 11/30/2015, he's full of energy and quivers with excitement with everything he encounters.  Wicked smart, he loves to investigate everything, and can get into trouble.  Thus, the boy must be taken to obedience classes.  Thankfully, he's highly food motivated, which makes training much easier. 

Hawkeye came to us with a broken right front foot, and a broken pelvis after being hit by a car.  Luckily, over time, he has healed beautifully.  He can run around the yard, go on walks, hikes, swimming, pretty much anything outside of high impact, high speed activities like agility or flyball or long runs. 

He's neutered, microchipped, current on heartworm preventative and vaccinations.  He is crate trained and we strongly recommend that his future forever home use a crate, at least until he is older and more settled. 

Great with people (other than good manners that his former owners failed to instill), and dogs, and pretty good around the resident dog-savvy cat,  Hawkeye will make someone an engaged and enthusiastic companion.  Do you have love and patience for a young Doberboy who has a ton of love and enthusiasm to bring to your life?  Are you willing to take him to obedience classes and guide him to be a good boy?  Then Hawkeye may be the perfect Dobie for you.

He is being fostered in Durham, NC.