- Rescue



Due to my heavy travel schedule it is difficult for me to take in rescues anymore.  I will gladly try to network potential adopters with people who need to place their Doberman for a legitimate reason.

If you need to place a full-blooded Doberman (no Doberman mixes):  Please send a jpg of the dog along with the following information:  dog's name, age, color and sex (all dogs MUST be neutered or spayed to be included in this free service.)  Also include if the dog's ears are cropped or natural, if the tail is docked or natural, and general info about the dog such as if it likes or dislikes men, women, children, other dogs or cats.  Also include the reason for the need to place, and a contact name, city and state, day and evening phone numbers.  IF the above information is emailed in its entirety to us, AND if the need to place the dog is legitimate, we will post the dog's jpg and information up on this page.  Persons browsing our site may contact you about your dog, or may contact you after having called us for information about the breed-- we have NOT screened prospective adopters- that is the responsibility of the current owner.  Please let us know when you have placed your dog so we may remove it from this page.

If you are looking for a Doberman to adopt:  If you do not see a dog here that interests you, you should try to contact the other Doberman rescuers in the metro Atlanta area who are listed below.  For dogs listed on this page for adoption, please note:  we do NOT have any way to screen the person placing the dog, and we have NOT had any contact with the dog ourselves.  We cannot make any assumptions about the dog's temperament or health, nor can we have any way of knowing that the information provided us to post on this page is accurate or truthful.  When visiting with a dog needing adoption let common sense rule- not your heart!






Southeast Atlanta Doberman Rescue 
Cheryl Morrow at (770) 251-9843

Atlanta Doberman Pinscher Rescue
 Jane Fratesi and
Christy Waehner

Southern Doberman Rescue

Also in the Conyers, GA area, please check with Carol Rushing at (770) 929-1721.


ADAMAS kindly recalls some of our past rescues....


This puppy boy and his sister were bought at a local flea market by a couple.  Days later the puppy girl became very sick and died of the highly contagious Parvo disease.  The same night this puppy boy started showing signs of becoming sick.  Unwilling to pay for vet care, the couple turned the puppy over to me.

During the daytime the staff at Loving Touch Animal Center worked with this puppy, while I cared for him overnight.  Despite our combined best efforts over the next few days, and bills totaling several hundreds of dollars, the puppy passed away due to this devastating disease.

The story of this puppy has several lessons in it:
1- Before buying a puppy please do your homework to know that the breeder is reputable: breeding to better the breed- not their wallet, thoroughly health testing the parents, carefully selecting the parents- not just throwing their two house or yard dogs together, thoroughly screening potential buyers- not just accepting the first person to come along with a check or cash, sells with AKC limited registration- not other registries that require less documentation and conformance to requirements, sells on contract that agrees to take the dog back for hardship reasons, provides proof that the puppy was properly cared for including dewormings and vaccinations, and that welcome you into their home for you to see for yourself the environment in which the puppy was raised.
2- Young puppies should NEVER be taken to areas of high risk Parvo exposure without proper vaccinations.  Unfortunately, unscrupulous people out to make a fast buck will take their entire, unvaccinated litters to flea markets.  These markets then become hot beds of diseases which puppies succumb to a few days after they are purchased by unsuspecting, uneducated buyers.
3- You should NEVER buy a puppy on impulse!  When a puppy is purchased it should be for LIFE, so careful consideration should be given to the temperament, activity level, training, veterinary expense, boarding expense, food expense, housing, grooming etc that go into making this commitment.  In this case, the couple should never have bought a puppy (much less two) if they did not have (or cared to spend) the money to provide vet care.
4- People mistakenly will buy two puppies so "they have someone to play with."  I'm sorry to break the news, but entertaining/playing with the puppy is the OWNER'S job!  If you are not willing to invest the time to play with, train and socialize your new puppy in order to raise a well-adjusted adult, then you don't need to get a puppy.  Know that reputable breeders WILL NOT sell two littermates to the same family.  One should NEVER buy two puppies at the same time- or even within months of each other.  The puppies will tend to bond with each other rather than with the family, and training such as housebreaking, chewing and other destructive behaviors are far more difficult to control and eradicate.  I always suggest that if a family wants a second dog, they wait until the first dog is at least 1 & 1/2 years old, and PERFECT in its training (ALWAYS comes when called, is housebroken, does not chew on anything, etc) before getting the second dog.  The second dog will then learn how to behave based on the example of the first dog.  Even in this situation, it is important to separate the second dog for the first 4-6 months by crating it at night and when no one is home in an area where it cannot see or hear the first dog or other family members- this way the second dog learns that it is OK to be by itself and does not develop separation anxiety due to a co-dependency on the first dog or the family.







"Sola" was a 3 year old female Doberman with natural ears and natural tail.  As you can see from this picture, when very alert or excited, Sola's natural ears stood straight up!  The older gentleman that Sola lived with was disabled with two herniated disc.  Due to his disabilities he needed to move back in with family, and Sola was not welcome to come along.

Sola now has the run of 3 acres at her new home with another rescue, "Zeus".



"Shorty" was purchased from a local puppy miller. He was put in a boarding kennel when he was only 8 weeks old while his owner went on vacation. At the kennel, a dog kenneled next to Shorty grabbed Shorty's right ear through the chain link fencing and ripped it off. The owner no longer wanted him and left him at the vets to be put down-- luckily the vet called us. 

In three days, Shorty had a new home with a loving family. One year later, here is a picture of Shorty playing in the water at his family's lake home.







"Ghost" was a fawn male who was left behind when his family moved out of state. He now lives with a wonderful family in Oakridge, Tenn. Among Ghost's new hobbies are hiking and camping.





"Sheba" was 10 years old when her family moved out of state and abandoned her, on a short chain in her small run. A kind neighbor fed Sheba for 1 month hoping the family would return for her, before calling us.
After several months of our fostering, a caring family came forward to love Sheba through the remainder of her Golden Years.

I received a note from her adoptive family some years later saying that Sheba had lived nearly three more years before she passed on.  The note went on to say, "Even now, five years later, writing this brings me to tears.  What a fine and noble girl she was.  She really enjoyed rolling in green grass.  She slept by our bed and was a constant companion..."

My thanks to Sheba's adoptive dad, Don, for his generosity in opening his heart and home to Sheba.



Mike (shown at left with his new owner Grant, and best Yorkie buddy) and Heather (Right- 2 years) were brought into a marriage by the husband, who then divorced and left the dogs. The wife could not afford food for the dogs, as was evident when I picked them up-- they were each 10-15 pounds underweight.




As is typical with pairs that come into rescue, Mike and Heather had to be split up to be adopted out. However, they are in homes with other dogs to keep them company and are much adored by their new families.







Belle was a 11 mos old fawn bitch whose owner "dumped" her at the vet's office when he no longer wanted to pay for routine vet care such as shots. She now lives with her blue Doberman boy-friend "Buster".



Bianca was only 8 weeks old when she was rescued by authorities from an alcoholic woman in Washington State who would leave to detox for days at a time, leaving her dogs tied up outside with no food or water.  She is a big, goofy girl who now lives with her new Dober-boyfriend "Sam".
Unfortunately, one of the other Dobermans that lived in the first woman's care was 8 months old at the time of their rescue.  The damage already done to him by her abuse and lack of socialization, made him unadoptable.



Solo was 3 years old, and had already had multiple litters living inside her small 8' x 8' pen, when she was rescued.  Despite the neglect she suffered, in typical Doberman spirit, she was still loving and obedient.  She went on to find her special person to love, who not only loves her in return, but provides her the safe and comfortable home environment all Dobermans desire and deserve.

I received a note almost six years after placing Solo (renamed "Zia" after she was adopted) which told me of her passing.  The note went on to say, "She was a loyal companion who gave us years of joy and devotion and will be missed by all who knew her.  She had a a great life, swimming and fishing and just being her laid back self. I want to thank you again for the "gift" you gave us, sometimes the smallest acts of kindness bring the most joy!"



MiMi was approximately 8-9 years old when she was rescued from living tied to a tree with no shelter.  Despite the neglect, she loved people- wagging her tail a mile-a-minute, and she loved to play with toys.  After getting to live the life of Riley for almost four months, we had to send MiMi over the Rainbow Bridge due to malignant mammary cancer.





"Lucy" came to us from Doberman rescuer, Carol Miller, in Pensacola, Florida where she had been turned in at only 8 months of age.  The couple that purchased Lucy as a puppy also had a two-year old son who abused Lucy by kicking and biting her.  Incredibly, despite that fact, Lucy still loved children!

Due to her early obedience training and socialization, Lucy caught my eye as a prospective service dog. With four months of training under her belt (ah, make that "collar") Lucy was flown to her handicapped mistress to love and be loved, to serve and be served.

NOTE- Lucy's story is a prime example of why many reputable breeders will not sell puppies to families with young children, and why it is best to wait until children are old enough to love and respect their canine family member.




Santa to the Rescue...
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,  
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
With no thought of the dog filling their head.
And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap,
Knew he was cold, but didn't care about that.
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Figuring the dog was free of his chain and into the trash.
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the luster of midday to objects below,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But Santa Claus - with eyes full of tears.
He unchained the dog, once so lively and quick,
Last years Christmas present, now painfully thin and sick.
More rapid than eagles he called the dog's name.
And the dog ran to him, despite all his pain;
To the top of the porch! To the top of the wall!
Let's find this dog a home where he'll be loved by all"
I knew in an instant there would be no gifts this year,
For Santa Claus had made one thing quite clear,
The gift of a dog is not just for the season,
We had gotten the pup for all the wrong reasons.
In our haste to think of the kids a gift
There was one important thing that we missed.
A dog should be family, and cared for the same
You don't give a gift, then put it on a chain.
And I heard him exclaim as he rode out of sight,
"You weren't given a gift! You were given a life!"

-Author Unknown