Aug 31: Snow White was found wandering on her own in California. Dog Mountain Rescue took her in and during her initial exams it was noted she was affected by VWD. This made spaying her more difficult and it was eventually performed laparoscopically.


Aug 31: Mahina is ADORABLE... she is an 11-month-old rescued from a shelter in California. She ended up in the shelter on the 4th of July where she was running stray and got hit by two cars. Assistance was requested to cover the cost of surgery on her compound fracture. DMDRA is pleased to issue a grant to help this pretty little girl. Bella and Sunshine Rescue Inc. in California is making sure she lives her best life from now on.

Aug 26: Being here for rescues in the worst of times, sadly, means that sometimes the battle can't be won. This is Talon, a young fawn Doberman puppy (estimated to be about 10 months old) that found herself in a high-volume animal shelter as a stray. To be so young and have so much go wrong. From pneumonia to an inoperable liver shunt, Georgia Doberman Rescue did everything they could in the hopes she would have a new life, but in the end, it wasn't to be, and she left for the Rainbow Bridge.  So very sorry for the loss of this sweetheart, a grant has been issued to ease some of the burden.

Aug 23: This beauty is Minor and she's only 5 and a half years old. She was pulled

from a shelter and taken in by The Doberman Rescue Pack in Washington. We are

sad to hear her diagnosis is Wobblers but at least we can assist with the expense

of her MRI, giving the answers needed.  We sincerely wish her all the best.

Nov 21: Next up is Autumn... a precious 2 year old and what a cutie she is. Doberman Rescue of Nevada saved this sweet baby and DMDRA is pleased to issue a grant to assist with the cost of surgery for a broken leg. An injury left untreated by her former owners. That life is behind her and so are her worries. I just love this face...

Nov 21: Hello little Draco. A grant has been issued for this little one to have surgery to repair a fractured femur. He was hit by a car and surrendered to rescue to receive the help he needed. Hamlets House and Pet Rescue in Ca. will make sure he can grow up strong and healthy.

Nov 10: Uncle Bruce from High Desert Doberman Rescue in NM has been issued a grant. This gorgeous boy was almost 12 years old, and as so many other Dobermans before him, he suffered from DCM. The diagnostic tests for this condition can be expensive and we are pleased to give some help in this area even with a sad outcome. Uncle Bruce has crossed the bridge and now runs like a pup again, strong and able bodied..

Nov 10: Frank has been issued a grant. He is an approx 3 y/o stray found wandering along a highway in SC. He was very malnourished and had a severe leg injury. He was taken to the local ER vet where they initially determined he had a broken femur. During his stay it was later determined he also had dislodged patella and lastly a broken ankle. It took three surgeries to give this sweet little guy the help he deserved. DMDRA is happy we can assist in covering this expensive endeavor. Sweet Home Doberman Rescue in Alabama will work to find him the perfect future.

Nov 4:  Dog Mountain Rescue in CA brings us Sounder.  This sweet nine-year-old male looking for his forever home, was stricken with bloat. Emergency surgery saved his life, but as many of us know, it's very very expensive.  DMDRA has issued a grant to help cover the cost and we are so happy he made it through. Now let's hope he finally finds his happily ever after.  

Oct 24: Alfalfa received a grant from DMDRA to assist with his FHO surgery.  Approximately 2 years old, he was picked up as a stray by animal control with an injury to his hip. He was placed on the euthanasia list, so Hope and Freedom Canine Rescue in Texas stepped in and gave him his second chance. 

Oct 14: Nova is a young and beautiful Doberman that did what a lot of young Dobermans do, eat things they aren't supposed to. Sadly, one time wasn't enough, and this little girl did it twice- making surgical intervention necessary both times. Her family was unable to cover the cost of the second time around and she was surrendered to Georgia Doberman Rescue. DMDRA is happy to assist the rescue with the cost of her surgery.

Jan 4: Alvin is our first grant recipient of 2023. Georgia Doberman Rescue has this handsome boy.  One day after treatment for Heart worms, he started losing the ability to control his bowls and had difficulty using his back legs. Several vet visits and still no answers, they took him to Auburn university for a neurology consult, which led to an MRI, and then surgery to remove debris that was located around his spine. DMDRA is happy we can help with these expenses.

Jun 20: Corsa is a beautiful lady with Doberman Rescue Pack in WA. She is a 6yr old, spayed female who came into rescue as an owner surrender. She is a smart, fun loving girl who loves nothing more than to play fetch with her humans and play in water. However, on her exam they found a mass that required removal, and DMDRA has issued a grant to assist with that cost.

Jun 20: Amber is a sweetheart with Doberman Underground in Ohio. She is estimated to be about 4 years old.  Amber was thrown out of a moving car in front of the humane society. Upon exam this baby girl needs surgery on both knees. DMDRA has issued a grant to assist with this expense. 

Jun 17: Dobies and Little Paws in Ca. has rescued this little baby with the big name and big problems; Sir Pumpkin Pie came from an animal shelter with a shattered elbow and broken leg. The orthopedic vet recommended amputation surgery since the leg would never be usable and it would cause him long term pain. A grant has been issued and we hear he is doing great on 3 legs.

Jun 14: This handsome boy is Chester, now living with Doberman Rescue of Nevada. Sweetie boy is only 4 but has lived his life in the family’s back yard until they moved away... without him. This still happy boy gets along with kids and other dogs, makes friends with most everyone he meets. During the post op exam after his neuter the vet detected a murmur, and an echocardiogram came next. After the heart images were taken and recorded, the technician spotted something in part of the stomach and sure enough, a rock was found. So on to another surgery to remove the rock. He came through surgery just fine, but the results of the echo came back, and sadly he was diagnosed with DCM. We are pleased to award a grant to help cover these costs. Now it's time to live.... and live his best life, however long it may be, and we sure hope it's LONG. 

Jun 7: Hello Cliffy. He was left at the shelter when his people moved and did not take him. All they knew for sure was that his name is Cliff, he was a VERY overweight 6-year-old and had some scary-looking growths. Two of his nipples had growths that appeared to be “sprouting” from the end and had to be repaired. His skin was callused and sores on his feet would sometimes drip blood. The shelter deemed this happy, pleasant and typical “goofy red boy” un-adoptable. Doberman Rescue of Nevada came in and gave Cliffy his second chance. Addressing his numerous issues was expensive and DMDRA has awarded a grant to help with this. Good luck Cliffy, you are adorable.

Recent Grants

Sep 21: Ares is a 2-year-old blue Doberman taken in by Doberman Rescue League in FL when he was 20 weeks old. A breeder contacted them when it was discovered that Ares suffered from Megaesophagus. Unfortunately, he was not a candidate for surgery and has been a "forever foster" ever since. Yes, he is very loved. On top of this he is VWD affected and needed a high risk neuter surgery. DMDRA is happy to help with the cost of this type of special need.


Sep 14: Gavin, a sweet two year old, is our latest grant recipient. Sweet Home Doberman Rescue in Alabama took him in after he was found wandering as a stray.  A routine vet visit revealed a significant heart murmur that required further assessment. A cardiology workup diagnosed Gavin with pulmonic stenosis (narrowed pulmonic valve). Gavin would need to undergo a balloon valvuloplasty.  He had his procedure performed and during the next day follow up, the echocardiogram showed the procedure was a success, the abnormal valves are now moving normally, and the pressure is normal. His prognosis is excellent, and we hope this beautiful boy lives a long and happy live.

Dec 28: A grant has been issued to Bella and Sunshine Rescue in California for a precious little girl named Imogen. This sweet 4-year-old was pulled from a shelter with a list of items to be dealt with. Head tilt, possible balance issues, bloody and frequent urination... So, they are going at it one step at a time. Testing and scans of the bladder were first up, and a mass was found. Further tests are required to determine what kind of mass she is dealing with. In the meantime, we are happy to assist with the costs of these tests and surely hope for a good prognosis.

Dec 22: Bernard is our latest grant recipient. This handsome boy found as a stray is currently with Bella and Sunshine Rescue in CA.  Emergency surgery was needed when Bernards scrotum ruptured. Test results are still pending to find the underlying cause of several problems he is exhibiting as well as the swelling that affected his testicles and back legs.  We do hope he is able to recover well and live a happy life. In the meantime we are glad we can assist with his medical bills.

Dec 9: Charlie is a senior boy that found himself over his head in a doggie argument. Consequently, he required quite a bit of medical attention to take care of infection and address his wounds. A grant has been issued to Bella and Sunshine Rescue in CA to assist. 

Dec 9: Ptolomey is a young handsome boy with Dobies and Little Paws in CA.  He came into rescue with a badly dislocated hip and an FHO was required to relieve his constant pain. A grant has been issued to help with his expenses.

Dec 9: Our second grant today to cover FHO surgery also goes to Dobies and Little Paws in CA. for a middle-aged gentleman named Clancy.

Dec 9: Lets close out our Friday grants with a beautiful black and tan boy. High Desert Doberman Rescue in NM saved Milo and he was able to have his severely damaged leg amputated. Now Milo is recovering and enjoying being pain free for the first time in a long time....

Jul 19: A grant has been gifted to Dobies and Little Paws in California for pretty little Ruby. Ruby is a 2-year-old female who came from an animal shelter. She had been adopted briefly but the adopter reported she kept digging out so she was returned to the shelter. Dobies and Little Paws rescued her and what appeared to be a normal upper respiratory infection quickly became something more. Test results came back with distemper. She had a vaccine and she is an adult so she has better survival odds but treatment is expensive. 

Jul 12: A new grant has been issued to Doberman Rescue of Nevada. Axel has been living with a damaged knee for more than a year. An otherwise happy-go-lucky boy of 4, his people would occasionally put a brace on his leg with no impact and gave him a steady diet of Carprofen to kill the pain, but he was not walking well at all. Told he needed a TPLO, they surrendered him to DRNV instead of the shelter. A TPLO is significant surgery and recovery takes about three months. All signs point to a good recovery and bright future for this handsome guy.