Quick Stats:

Age:  15 months
Color:  Black
Gender:  Male
Manners:  Good
Crate Trained: Yes
Housebroken: Yes
Energy Level:  High
Fence:  Required

Gets Along With:

X Cats
X Children
✓ Female Dogs
X Male Dogs
✓ Men
✓ Women



Adoption fee: $375

Physical appearance: Drake is a 15-month-old male Doberman with natural ears and a docked tail.  He’s average size for a male weighing in at 85lbs.

Personality: Drake is a sweet dog, but he needs consistent boundaries and structure.  He loves people and can do well with other dogs when slowly and properly introduced as he can get a bit excited initially.  Absolutely no other male dogs as he will not back down from a challenge.  He has shown resource guarding of furniture and absolutely cannot be allowed on any furniture unless that right is earned.  While he is a sweet dog, he is not a couch-cuddling dog and you cannot hug him or get in his face.  While all Dobermans need a leader, this is extra true for Drake.

Why he’s in rescue: Drake was originally in rescue after he was found in a landfill.  After no one came to claim him at animal control, he came to rescue.  Drake was originally adopted by a couple but was returned after his resource guarding was more than they could handle.

Manners and training: We will not adopt Drake to a home that has not had experience with training a Doberman or other working breed before. Due to his resource guarding, he will also not be adopted to a home with kids because he absolutely will bite if he given too much freedom and allowed on furniture.  Drake has had some professional training and knows some commands.  He is also potty and crate trained and does well on a leash. Drake’s perfect home is one that knows the breed and prefers the sharp personality of a Doberman that needs a job.  If you can be the leader Drake needs, he will follow you until the ends of the earth.

Vetting: All our dogs are brought up to date on rabies, Bordetella, and combo, negative for intestinal parasites and heartworms, neutered and microchipped before adoption.