Giving Up Your Dobermann

We know that sometimes people’s circumstances change and they can no longer look after their dog. We never judge anyone for making the responsible decision to give up their Dobermann. We’ll do what we can to help and only have the dog’s best interest in mind.

No matter how desperate you’re feeling, please don’t dump or abandon your dog. This is incredibly traumatic for them and also very dangerous – they could become seriously ill or they could escape and be hit by a car, or end up in the wrong hands. It also means that even if they are found and brought to us, we won’t know their history, which makes it a lot harder to find them the right home.

Never advertise your pet for sale online. Whilst it might seem like a viable option to find your dog a new home. It frequently ends up with the dog ending you in the wrong hands.

Rescue centres have the ability to ensure your dog goes to the best possible home – our thorough adoption process means we can ensure they are rehomed with the perfect new family

Surrendering your Dobermann to Us

If you have explored all other options and feel that you need to find a new home for your Dobermann, then please follow the steps below:

If possible, contact the breeder. This should always be your first step. Responsible breeders will do everything they canto help you and either take the dog back and rehome it, or help you find the right home.

If the breeder is unable to help, then contact our main kennels or one of our area officers.

Main Kennels – Contact: Mr & Mrs Gibbins
Tel: 01268 733353

If you would like us to take in your dog for rehoming then please call us first to discuss this. We’ll need to check that your dig is suitable for rehoming and that we have space at the kennels. Then once everything has been checked out we’ll make an appointment for you to bring your dog to the kennels.

You will also need to bring your dog’s full veterinary history and any other documentation along with you.

Please note: In some cases we may not be able to accept a dog for rehoming, for example if the dog is very aggressive to people or other dogs, this could be dangerous for our staff, visitors and other dogs on site. As they will be living in kennels alongside other dogs, it could cause them to become highly stressed which would be unfair. We also cannot responsibly place an aggressive dog in a new home.

As a registered charity, the funds needed to meet veterinary and boarding costs come from donations. We ask for a (non-returnable) donation for any dog that is surrendered to us.

All Dobermann’s surrendered to us become and remain the property of the charity and we will take responsibility for their care for the rest of their life.