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We are here to help all homeless Dobermans and other animals at risk! We are a 100% NO Kill animal rescue. Please call us before you surrender your dog to see how we can help you keep your pet. If you need food or vet care, lets talk about help available if you are in need of assistance.  

Call our support line at  612-405-8522, or for fastest response, email us at    

We will try to get back to you within 24 hours. Know we are all unpaid volunteers with jobs and family.

If you are ready to surrender your dog, you must fill out the "Surrender a Dog Form".

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Our number one goal is to help owners keep their beloved pets. If you are unable to keep your pet due to financial concerns, please call us as we may be able to help by donating some food, vet care or would know of resources to make keeping your pet priority. If your Doberman or pet is experiencing a major health/financial burden or crisis, please contact us first as we do have resources that may help your pet. 

We understand life happens. Sickness, money, job loss, and so much more, these things might make it impossible to keep your beloved companions. We know surrendering is a tough decision for any owner to make but we are here to help all who are in need.

If you have found a homeless Doberman, if you are a shelter wanting to find a breed specific rescue for a Doberman, or have made the decision to surrender your own Doberman, please contact us as soon as possible via email at, or complete the "Surrender a Dog" Form by clicking this link. 

We cannot stress enough the importance of honesty in your communication with us.  We need to know as much as possible about your dog so that he or she can be placed in the proper home.

Things to know about our program:

*We are a foster home based rescue, meaning we do not have a shelter. Our adoptable Dobermans/animals live in homes with foster families, learning and being loved as one of their own dogs. They are exposed to all the joys of every day living while we learn more about them. We do try to evaluate all our surrendered dogs prior to placement in a foster home, with a senior volunteer. 

*If time is of essence we can help you today! We can take in your Doberman/animal or any approved surrender the same day you contact us. A senior rescue volunteer is available daily, 24/7, all year round, for evaluation and placement in our program. Please fill out the "Surrender Dog Form" for quickest response. You must upload pictures of your dog and provide vet records as requested on the surrender form. 

*Our senior volunteers are highly experienced with the Doberman breed and have owned and loved them for well over 40 years. Many volunteers in our group have worked with rescue Dobermans their entire lives, accumulating many years experience living, loving and working with the fabulous Doberman breed. We do take other breeds and mixes so please contact us.

*We do not take in human aggressive Dobermans/animals, or Dobermans/animals with any previous aggressive human bite history for liability reasons. NOTE!  Dobermans/animals that bite children- please contact us so we can discuss the situations of the bite. Not every bite is human aggression, lets talk first.

*We do not euthanize our rescued Dobermans/animals and are a no kill rescue. We do not set time limits on how long we will foster a Doberman/animal, once we take in a animal to our rescue, UDR is committed for the rest of that animals life with support. We foster for as long as it takes to find them the right home and until they are adopted. If it takes years to find them the right home they stay in a foster home in our program. 

*If you purchased your Doberman/pet from a breeder, please review your purchase contract before surrendering to any rescue as you may be required to return your dog to your breeder. All GOOD breeders do require purchasers to return pet to the breeder for life of animal.  If you would like information on good breeders that United Doberman Rescue recommends, please contact us. UDR gets a number of homeless Dobermans/animals who are AKC registered.

*Buying a puppy from a breeder who has AKC registered puppies does not mean the breeder is reputable! Please do your research! Contact local rescues to see if that specific breeders puppies and adult dogs end up in rescue. If they do end up in rescue and won't take them back, they are not reputable and breeding for all the wrong reasons, to get your money. There are MANY of these breeders out there! They do not care about what health issues or temperament issues they are breeding into their puppies either. Your sweet little AKC puppy could grow up with major issues! Make sure your breeder is doing something to improve the breed, such as titling the dogs they are breeding and ensuring the pups are coming from champion parents that have been tested for temperament and health extensively. Again, your breeder may have AKC puppies, but this alone does not make them reputable!

*If you adopt from us and need to rehome your Doberman/pet, you MUST fill out a surrender form and we will reevaluate if we can take your adopted dog back into our program. 

*Our rescue and foster homes are dedicated to homeless Dobermans/animals. We do not offer long-term foster for owners that want their dogs back due to liability and insurance reasons. Dog boarding facilities, a friend or family member would be a good resource. 

Why choose United Doberman Rescue?

We know and love Dobermans! While we love Dobermans and want to help every single homeless Doberman, we do not discriminate. UDR will help any and all breeds, mixes or variety of animals, as there are so many needing help we just cannot turn our backs on any living, breathing homeless critter.

Our volunteers have well over 100 years combined working with rescue Dobermans, with extensive experience living with this special breed. We care about what happens to all Dobermans/animals, and want to ensure a healthy, happy and loving environment for the lifetime of each and every Doberman/animal we can assist.

We complete a home visit and vet check prior to any adoption to ensure every Doberman/animal is placed in a loving forever home that provides a healthy and safe environment for each and every dog in our program that we adopt out. 

We can take in dogs the same day you contact us as we have a wide network of volunteers, with many immediate options for homeless Dogs/Dobermans.

We offer support to all our Dobermans/animals and their owners for their entire life. 


PO Box 984 •  Buffalo, MN 55313 - 8522  •  (612) 405-8522 •  support [ at ]