We are a growing statewide team of Doberman lovers, veterinarians, dog trainers, naturopathic veterinary healers, foster care givers, dog walkers, shelter aides, administrators, and adopters who volunteer our time and resources to save fundamentally sound, purebred Doberman Pinschers from destruction or abuse.

We range in age from our early twenties to our mid-sixties, and we come in all shapes, sizes, and a variety of ethnicities. We don’t discriminate on the basis of age, ethnicity, gender identification, race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or sex.

We are governed by a Board of Directors who set policy and establish procedures for our volunteer staff. In addition, we are assisted by consultants and advisors to the Board who share executive-level experience in veterinary pathology and veterinary medicine, rescue operations, and fund raising.

Our volunteers include IT professionals, web specialists, communicators, graphic designers, photographers, canine trainers, pet sitters, bookkeepers, single parents, military professionals, artists, homemakers, nurses, attorneys, veterinary technicians, motorcycle enthusiasts, aviation freaks, and bead collectors–for starters.

We  accomplish our mission because we stay focused on it. We don’t talk politics or religion; we don’t tolerate infighting and office politics; and we understand that if we don’t support each other, we will place our mission severely at risk. If it’s destructive of our Mission, we just say NO! We love to support other Doberman rescue organizations that share our values and operate using compatible procedures. With us, it really is all about the dogs.

When we aren’t busy rescuing or living our lives, we love to get together for fun. Somebody’s always organizing a dog walk or a hike, and we enjoy pot lucks and parties whenever we can arrange them.

DHDR is big on education. Several times a year we provide our volunteers with a seminar or demonstration event to help us learn more about canine evolution, Dobermans Pinschers, health issues, temperament evaluation, alternative approaches to veterinary care, traditional veterinary medicine, dog behavior and contemporary legal, legislative, and social issues confronting our breed. These opportunities reward our volunteers and gear us up for doing a better job next time.

And we’ve learned there’s always a next time. Each dog in the never-ending stream of desperate Dobermans teaches us something we didn’t know before–something important about the breed, or the unique needs of rescued dogs, or the incredible resilience of dogs in rescue, or about a disease or disorder or treatment or remedy we hadn’t run into before.

Each dog, and each volunteer, teaches us how to do our job a little better. If you are at least 18 years old, think you’d fit in, and would like to help, please contact us. Your questions are welcome.

For more about DHDR, see About Us and our Mission. For more about volunteering, see our Volunteer pages.