After having Dobermans most of our entire adult life, cross posting to help those in need find rescue, volunteering for rescue and long discussions between my husband and myself, we decided to take the leap and follow our hearts. Dobermans are our children, as we have none of the human variety. We have seen so much over the last few years, especially now with the internet adding sites like Craigslist, Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites. The sharing of Dobermans in need of rescue, fostering, transport and adoption has not just become public, it is unavoidable. There are many wonderful groups and organizations that work so hard to help the one thing nearest and dearest to all of our hearts, the DOBERMAN PINSCHER. We do this as a labor of love, our way to give back to the breed who has given us so very much and enriched our lives. How you may ask...one Doberman at a time.
Suzi and Brian Kutzman
Fureverhomes Doberman Rescue, Inc. ("FDR, Inc.") is a Pennsylvania registered, incorporated, 501(c)3 nonprofit, charitable organization whose primary mission is to give abandoned and surrendered Dobermans a second chance at finding a loving, safe and suitable forever home.
Our organization networks and partners with many other rescues and shelters, we will always assist other organizations whenever possible. We also educate potential adopters, as well as the general public, about the Doberman breed, Doberman myths, the importance of spaying/neutering, puppy mill awareness and the benefits of training and socialization. We do this in an attempt to decrease the amount of Dobermans in need.
Our Dobermans come to us from shelters, other rescues, strays or are turned over to us by their owners who are no longer able or willing to care for them. Prior to placement, each Doberman’s temperament is evaluated, they are examined, micro-chipped, spayed/neutered, vaccinated, tested for heartworm and Lyme, worms, and parasites, and von Willebrand’s disease if an intact purebred. All dogs coming into our program are tested and treated if we discover any other additional health concerns, and begin their monthly heartworm and flea/tick preventatives. All dogs are taught basic obedience, leash skills and manners while in their foster home.
Every adoption application is processed verifying employment, acquiring your veterinary history and reference are checked, all applicants must consent to a home visit to obtain approval to adopt from FDR, Inc. We strive to find the very best match for each Doberman's temperament and specific needs along with the adoptive home based on our evaluations, the potential adopters home environment and lifestyle. Our contract requires yearly veterinarian visits, additional if an issue arises, a minimum of one certificate, group obedience class with a positive reinforcement trainer, the dog must be housed indoors, no outdoor tie outs or dog coops, there must be shade available to the dog in their fenced in yard and prong, shock or choker collars are strickly prohibited. FDR, Inc. requires every home prior to adoption to complete a two or four week In-Home Trial, we follow up with our potential adopters, helping the family to acclimate the new dog to make certain the dog and family are bonding happy as a unit.
The Dobermans coming into the program here at FDR are family members, we will continue to watch them grow and blossom in their “Fureverhome”, sharing photos and updates with our followers, we make a life long commitment to the Doberman and our adopters.