Adoption Process

Firstly, make sure you can answer YES to all of the pre requisites to applying for adoption – Click here if you haven’t read these

Step 1 – Please complete and return an Adoption Application.  On receipt we will contact you to discuss the content of your form and the profile of the dog we feel would be best suited to your lifestyle.

Step 2 – We will try to match prospective adopters with one of the Dobes in our care.  If we think we have matched your profile with one of our Dobes, we will contact you to arrange a home check to ensure that your home and garden are suitable for a Dobermann.

Step 3 – When your home check has completed successfully, you can come along and meet one of the dogs in our care.  All members of the family and any other pets should be present at this meeting to ensure you can all get along.  If further meetings would be useful we will arrange these to ensure everyone is happy before continuing to the next step.

Step 4 – Adoption Day!  When all the paperwork is completed and signed you are officially a Dobermann Owner!  All of The Dobermann Trust dogs are rehomed with an information pack containing details of their vaccinations, worming, microchip details, adoption contract, 4 weeks free insurance from PetPlan, a goody bag from our partners at Pedigree and Burns Pet Foods with an advice leaflet to help guide you through your first few weeks.

Step 5 – Our rehoming officer will call after adoption to make sure that your Dobe is settling into their new routine and that everything is working out well.  We are always available to you for advice and guidance and of course, we LOVE receiving photos of our Dobies in their happy new homes.