Requirements

Fence Policy

Do we require adopters to have a fence? The answer is, yes. A physically fenced area, accessible directly from your home, is mandatory.  This not only gives your dog a safe place to attend to toilet needs and get some exercise, it also protects him from intrusions by other animals and humans. Usually, any type of fencing at least 4 feet high is acceptable as long as it is sturdy, in good repair, and escape proof. Gates must latch securely. You need not fence your entire yard. We sometimes get a dog surrendered to us that has been successful with an electronic “invisible” fence. We MAY consider a dog that like in a home with a similar set up, however, if your neighborhood has children roaming about, dogs that are let to run loose, etc. we could not place a dog safely and with confidence in that environment. Electronic fences have a huge drawback, they cannot keep anything out: not thieves, not children, not cats, not other dogs. Furthermore, a dog in full chase mode can sometimes get through the fence, only to be stuck on the other side. If you have further questions about our fence policy, contact us and we will be happy to answer your questions.

Adoption Area

Southwest Ohio Doberman Rescue will consider applications in Ohio, Indiana, eastern Illinois, lower Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee, western parts of West Virginia, west Pennsylvania and certain parts of  Canada. Please understand part of the adoption process requires the ability to travel to Cincinnati/New Richmond to meet the dogs and see if magic happens. If you feel we are a bit too far, we are happy to recommend a reputable rescue closer to you; we have been around awhile and know who the good guys are!

Adoption Fees

The adoption fee is considered a “donation” and is nonrefundable. This fee is paid in full when the dog begins the 2 week foster phase of our mandatory foster-to-adopt process. The check is held during that period and will be deposited when the adoption is finalized. The fee varies according to the age of the dog as follows:

  • Puppies less than 1 year old: $400.00
  • Youngsters 1 year to 4 years: $350.00
  • Adults 5 years through 7 years: $250.00
  • Seniors 8 years and up: $150

SWODR reserves the right to change this adoption donation schedule without notice.

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