Danielle RanieriPresident
Danielle has loved Dobermans since she was a child, and after she and her husband Joe brought home their first Doberman, Kano, they were hooked. She started out in helping a Florida rescue with their website and soon became Vice-President helping them expand to Georgia. She has also helped a number of other rescues by creating logos, websites and fundraising material. Now she works with Georgia Doberman Rescue as the President and Designer, but still offers up her design services to other rescues.

Danielle has been doing web design since High School and has worked as a designer for AT&T, WebMD and currently works for Mother Nature Network (MNN.com). Danielle has also done a number of freelance projects for clients such as Fox, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and National Geographic. She shares her home with her husband, Joe, their 2 Dobermans Kano and Freya, their Shiba Inu Jiro and 3 cats – Nero, Nixi and Halu.

  • DPCA member since 2013
  • Graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2007, Cum Laude with a BFA in Animation
  • Currently attending Savannah College of Art and Design for MFA in Animation

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Suzanne MeersVice-President
Dr. Suzanne Meers’ passion for animals began at a very young age. She has been around a variety of pets since the age of two and always wanted to help the animals that were hurt, abused, or homeless no matter what breed (or species) they were. Through a series of Veterinary internships and consultations with patients she learned that healing animals was a great career goal, but preventing them from becoming sick was even more important to her. Dr. Meers has devoted her education to animal nutrition and her career to educating animal lovers and pet owners on how to properly feed their beloved pets in order to prevent obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and many other preventable medical scenarios that can be brought on due to poor nutrition.
Her first Dobie was also her first rescue named Capone. Through daily exercise and a good diet he lived to be 15 years old. Since adding him to their family Suzanne and her husband have been hooked on Dobermans. Proper nutrition and love can overcome so many health concerns and behavioral problems. Dr. Meers has experience customizing diets to deal with severe undernourishment that has lead to skin disorders, food aggression, and developmental disorders. They now share their home with three rescued Dobermans and have fostered many others over the years.  If you would like to discuss nutritional questions or behavioral problems due to possible nutritional  issues please feel free to contact Suzanne at any time.

  • American Society for Nutrition member since 2007
  • University of Georgia, 2008, Cum Laude, PhD in Animal Nutrition
Meredith Pretzie
Meredith PretzieTreasurer
Meredith is a stay at home “Mom” to three Dobermans and two horses. She was previously employed by the University of Florida CREC as a grant administrator and by Lockheed Martin as an account analyst. She lives with her husband David who is an Air Traffic Controller, in Griffin, Ga.
Meredith has been involved in animal rescue for several years, first with the local shelter as a volunteer / advocate, and more recently in breed specific rescue as a board member, director and foster. She loves all animals but Dobermans are her passion and she loves bringing rescued Dobermans together with loving families.

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Tracy EstesFoster and Adopter Coordinator
Tracy grew up with a deep love for animals, especially horses and dogs. Her mother raised and showed Collies for much of her childhood. Tracy’s family rescued a Doberman whose owner had passed away. General Lee made a lasting impression on her and she knew one day she would have one of her own. After receiving a BS in Business Management from the University of South Carolina, Tracy sold carbon fiber and advanced composites for Amoco Corporation. She left the business world to become a full-time mother. As her children grew so did her volunteer work in her community. She has also served on the Board of Directors for Lauren’s Hope Foundation, Addikted Riders, Haiti Gospel Fund, and Brashier Middle College Charter High School.  

In 2013 Tracy and her family adopted their first rescue Doberman, Snoop. A year later she joined GDR as a foster which soon brought Izzy into the family. She then began helping out with home visits and vet checks. In late 2014 she joined the GDR board. Tracy lives in upstate SC with her husband Chris, sons Nick and Daniel, her mother, and their two Dobermans Snoop and Izzy.

  • University of South Carolina, BS in Business Management

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Joe RanieriSecretary
Ever since reading Scout by Julie Nye as a child Joe has been intrigued by the Doberman Pinscher breed. After bringing home his first Doberman, he was hooked. Joe has a strong affinity and passion for Dobermans and has dedicated much of his free time in supporting several rescues by pulling, transporting, rehabilitating, fostering and re-homing them.

In 2007, Joe moved to Atlanta, Georgia continuing his career in defense/government contracting in support of the Department of Defense, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Veteran Affairs and Department of Transportation. He holds Master’s Certifications in Government Contracting, Contract Administration and Program Management. He shares his home with his wife Danielle, their 2 Dobermans Kano and Freya, Shiba Inu Jiro, and 3 cats – Nero, Nixi and Halu.

  • Graduated from the George Washington University/ESI Contract Management program in 2007 with a Master’s Certification in Government Contracting.
  • Currently attending Strayer University for a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Acquisitions & Contract Management