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Doberman Rescues In Michigan [Adoption Directory Guide]

So you’re looking to adopt a Doberman in the state of Michigan.

But, the problem is; you don’t know where to look and who to contact.

Thankfully, you’ve come to the right place.

Today, I am going to be sharing with you the local rescues you will simply want to contact and start your inquiries with.

So without further ado, let’s get into them.

J9’s Rescue Inc

J9’s Rescue Inc is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, based out of Detroit, Michigan. They have been rescuing since 2014.

They specialize in the Doberman breed, but they are also a dedicated rabbit rescue too, despite being a relatively small-scale outfit.

As a foster-based rescue, they place dogs in temporary homes with volunteers before they are adopted into their forever homes.

Contact: (there is a form at the bottom).


Doberman Underground Rescue

Doberman Underground Rescue is another 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization. They are based in Aurora Ohio but serve Michigan along with other states including West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Indiana.

Keen to follow the Doberman Pinscher Club of America’s Code of Ethics, this rescue saves dogs from unloving homes as well as from shelters and pounds.



Second Chance Dobes

Second Chance Dobes Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Clinton, Michigan. It is run by dedicated founder Arda Barber, who has been rescuing Dobermans Pinschers since 1981.

It is estimated Second Chance Dobes has rehomed over 3000 dogs during this time.

They foster, rehabilitate and help find their dogs new homes; providing any medical assistance required for each dog in the process.

They also spay and neuter their dogs prior to adoption.




As you can see, there are three main Doberman rescues in Michigan.

These really are the rescues to get into contact with and hold some preliminary conversations with.

They have the knowledge and experience with this particular breed.

Other than this, your only other option is to contact larger, non-breed specific dog rescues – such as the Michigan Animal Rescue League.

They may have a Doberman at the time of your search, but not always.

So do focus your time and efforts on J9’s, The Underground Rescue, and Second Chance Dobes.

Register your interest and find out all you need to know about the process.

Set your expectations and plan ahead accordingly.

Do consider that the adoption process may take some time; you will need to fill out a few forms and they may not have your dog right away.

But with a little bit of patience and perseverance, you should find the Doberman that is destined for you.

And if you are looking for other breed rescues in Michigan, you may want to check out my guides below: