The first step in our adoption process is for you to complete an application. We pre-screen applicants before they come to Open House at Doberhof. We therefore ask that you get your application in by Wednesday evening.

Your answers on your application will help us to make the best possible adoption match between you and a Doberman in our care. The more we know, the more confident we can be that your adoption will be successful.

It is very important that this application be completed fully and truthfully. While we regularly make allowances for a wide range of conditions, we do not adopt Dobermans to people who are untruthful. We need to be able to trust the people who adopt our dogs. We apologize if this seems a little threatening, but we are trying to take good care of our dogs.

The answers you submit on your application will be discussed by members of Doberman Rescue of North Texas and with people outside our organization. We sometimes share applications with other rescues, especially when the applicant is outside our area.

In case you missed it, in order to fund the substantial veterinary care we provide for our dogs we charge a fee for each adoption. The amount varies, depending on each dog's characteristics. Check the dog's listing on our website to see the adoption fee for each animal. We accept cash, checks, or credit/debit cards.

When you click on the "Submit" button at the bottom of the application form, the information will be emailed to us. You will not be able to edit it further, so please make sure the form contains the information you want us to receive.

Click to go to the Application Form.

The Process

  • Fill out an application.
  • Our screener will contact you with any follow up questions and let you know the board's decision on your application. If your application is denied, we are sorry but it is our policy not to explain why.
  • If your application is approved, come on out to Open House.
  • If our board still has questions, you will be invited to undergo a screening interview while you are visiting Doberhof during Open House, and a decision will be made at that time.
  • If you fill in an on-line application by Wednesday evening at the latest, we can often have our checks completed before Open House the following Sunday.
  • At Open House we will work with you to help you select a dog that we think will work for you. Our goal is a happy adopter, a happy dog, and a lifetime adoption.
  • After deciding on a dog, complete our adoption contract.
  • Make the appropriate adoption donation.
  • Take your new dog home. Please bring a leash and collar so you don't need to borrow one of ours.
  • Protect your pet. ShelterCare Pet Insurance Programs