Who We Are

Nice to meet you!

We are a growing statewide team of 100+ Doberman lovers, veterinarians, dog trainers, naturopathic veterinary healers, foster caregivers, dog walkers, shelter aides, administrators, and adopters who volunteer our time and resources to save fundamentally sound, purebred Doberman Pinschers.

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 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 organizations that share our values and operate using compatible procedures. With us, it really is all about the dogs.

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 fundraising.

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Meet the DHDR Board of Directors


Catherine Meschter  – Co-Founder & BOD Secretary
Lisa Futo – BOD Member
Allyson Teply – Attorney
Dan Benjamin – BOD Member

Meet DHDR’s Managers

Katherine Benjamin – Associate Director

Jessica Smart – Post Adoption Coordinator

Ann Theall – Medical Director

Sue Sweney – Boarding Liaison
Ron Robertson – Head of Photography
Terri Foley – Alternative Therapies

Sheila Bahr –  Volunteer Coordinator

Kate Collier – Matchmaker

Stepheni Dolin – Co Event-Coordinator

Fran Cheney – Co Event-Coordinator

We’d love for you to join us – Volunteer Today!

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Voicemail: 602.492.8139
PO Box 97425
Phoenix, AZ 85060

A 501(c)(3) charitable organization
Federal EIN 27-1352468

Upcoming Events

  1. Intro to Nose Work w/ Cheeky Dog Obedience – 2/26

    February 26 @ 9:15 AM - 11:00 AM