About Us

Who is Payton’s Place / Southwest Ohio Doberman Rescue?

Payton’s Place / Southwest Ohio Doberman Rescue, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, volunteer based organization, dedicated to placing homeless Doberman Pinschers into new and loving homes. We rely solely on donations to continue and expand our work. Every dollar contributed goes directly to the rescue, care, and placement of the dogs, such as operating expenses, care of the dogs, shelter fees, veterinary care and medications, and equipment. No one at Southwest Ohio Doberman Rescue receives a salary; we have no paid employees. Our volunteers are all extremely committed people who, from the goodness in their hearts and for the love of this magnificent breed, generously give of their time, money and devotion. These volunteers work full time jobs, have families and dogs of their own, as well as volunteering for the Rescue.

What we do

Southwest Ohio Doberman Rescue is committed to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of Dobermans in need. These Dobermans come from varied backgrounds. Some have been abandoned or neglected, some have been given up due to divorce, relocation, or because an owner is unable to dedicate the time the dog needs and deserves. We strive to place these Dobermans into responsible, caring, and permanent homes. Before placement in a new home, each dog has been checked by the veterinarian, updated on vaccinations, checked for heartworms, spayed/neutered, wormed, and micro-chipped. Each dog is on a regimen of heartworm preventative while in our program. Veterinarian records are maintained and are provided to the adoptive family. We also evaluate, as best as possible, each dog for behavior and temperament.
After placement, we are always available to the adoptive family, should they need any assistance. We also help care for those dogs less fortunate- those that need a little time to regain their health, or those that may have behavioral problems which require extra training before going to a new home. In addition, if an individual is considering giving up his/her Doberman, we will see if we can offer them guidance in order to keep the dog with the family that he loves. We have also been instrumental in transporting, sheltering, and caring for dogs from other rescue organizations. We are always willing to help when we can. Last but not least, we hope we are doing our part in public education of this breed. We try to inform people of this breed’s requirements, need for training, socialization and exercise, as well as responsible dog ownership.
In doing so, we hope to be able to aid in the fight against pet overpopulation, and moreover, help prevent other unfortunate Dobermans from ending up in shelters. Together we can make a difference! If you are thinking of getting a new friend, please consider adopting a rescue dog.

Payton’s Story

 “Payton’s Place is named after my dear Dobe, Payton. She was about 1 1/2 years old, skin and bones with a crushed left leg and hip, when a member of the Doberman Pinscher Club of Columbus Ohio took her under her wing. In an interview in a Columbus newspaper, when asked about helping find her a home, this patron was quoted “it is going to be Payton’s home for life.”[Article below.] Our mission was born from that phrase and continues today — finding the right forever home for all rescues we take in.” ~Toni West~