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  Welcome to United Doberman Rescue and Canine Castaways of Minnesota! 

Adopt, Surrender, Support, Foster, Donate


We are a  501C3 , non-profit animal rescue, based in Minnesota. We believe the need to rescue exists not only on a local basis, but more broadly across the United States and the world. With a passion for dogs and  over 40 years working with and loving the Doberman breed specifically, w e can truly say we know Dobermans! Let us help you if you have a Doberman in need of rescue, or if you want to adopt, we can make recommendations for the best dog for your home!

Our mission is to rescue all Dobermans, Doberman mixes and other breeds of dogs, from death and abandonment and find them permanent, loving, forever homes through our foster to adopt program.   

“When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see an animal.

I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.”

―  Anthony Douglas Williams

Our adoptable rescued dogs live with foster families until they are adopted, learning basic manners of home life, while being nurtured, loved and cared for just like one of our own dogs. UDR rescue dogs also have the BONUS luxury of being boarded when fosters go on vacation, enjoying doggy daycare, playing with other dogs, and even attending formal  obedience  classes while in foster care! All important skills for rescue dogs who may have never experienced such things in their past life and helps get them socialized in a safe, formal setting. 

Bianca, forever loved! 

All our rescue dogs are fully vetted, vaccinated, spayed/neutered, on preventative for flea, tick, heart-worms and micro-chipped prior to adoption. For puppies we wait till they are 6 months old to alter. We address any health issues, big or little, that may present itself while in foster care. 

Many homeless animals come to the Doberman Ranch, also known as
heaven on earth for a homeless animal,
before moving on to a foster or adoptable home!

We actively work with other animal rescues across the U.S. and the world, to help save the purebred Doberman, Doberman mixes and other animals in need of rescue help. Please contact us if you would like to partner with us!

Coffee lovers unite!

You can now support UDR by drinking Coffee purchased from Doberman Coffee Company!

UDR was one of the chosen rescues to receive 20% of all profits from the sale of their coffee!

So drink up friends and support homeless Dobermans!


Our partner rescues:

Doberman Rescue of Northern Texas

High Desert Doberman Rescue in New Mexico


We are members of the  Doberman Pinscher Club of America's (DPCA)

and we follow the DPCA Code of Ethics

For more information on the Code of Ethics and the Doberman breed, visit the DPCA at

Foster volunteers always needed!

Click on picture of Ivanka and Ivanka above, to be taken directly to dogs in need of foster homes!

Fostering saves lives

->Go to our adoptable dogs page to see the dogs we need foster homes for right now!<-

Afraid of getting attached?

Consider the alternative....if no one helps they have no chance at life, those dogs in shelters will be euthanized as its a numbers game for them. I would rather cry watching a foster dog leave my home, filled with happiness then cry because no one stepped up to help and the dog died in a shelter, sad, alone and frightened. 

Apply HERE

Be their hero today!


Surrendering a Doberman

We are here to help all homeless Dogs and Dobermans!

Fill out our  online surrender  form

For  information on surrendering or adoption, surrender prevention and assistance, breeder referrals, volunteer and foster opportunities, or other general questions, email to:

​Ready to find your fur-ever friend? 

Click here to see our available animals

​Click here to fill out the Adoption Application

 Thank you everyone!

UDR volunteers, adopters and supporters

have helped 

hundreds of animal find forever homes!

What we have accomplished:

UDR found homes for over 350 animals!

and helped many more with food and support!

*We assisted many homeless animals and their owners with food donations so they did not have to surrender their pets! Please contact us if you know of anyone who is having trouble feeding their pets!!! We want to help! 

*We actively work with impound animals found as strays for the 5 day hold until a owner or partner rescue is found. 

*UDR's exceptional volunteers, donors, adopters and supporters have made a difference for countless homeless animals and their people all over the world! We could not have done this without everyone's support. A sincere thank you for everything you do to help us help the homeless! 

Ivanka watching over little Ivan. Ivanka was scheduled to be euthanized due to a

broken femur. Rescue called, femur fixed. Ivanka and Ivan are both adopted!

Thank you for saving us!

In our promise to our mission, we have helped homeless dogs in California, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Washington, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, Kansas, Texas, Louisiana, North & South Dakota, Nebraska, Maryland, Minnesota, Michigan, Montana, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Idaho, Wisconsin, Serbia, Italy, Russia, Saudi Arabia and India

How you can help

If you can not volunteer or foster, please consider giving your time, or donating money, new or used dog items, purchasing a bag of dog food to donate off our Amazon wish-list, or even share our rescue dogs pictures and stories on social media.

LIKE it and share it, our Facebook page to spread the word and help us do what we do. There are many ways to make a difference for those who have nothing. You can help in big or small ways!!

 Thank you!


And see more of our adoptable and adopted dogs!

Click on the link here:

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Pet Adoption

Highlighted Dogs
See all the Dogs!
  A Foster hero, you are needed today!!
Please help us TODAY!!!!! UDR is in need of FOSTER HOMES for the following dogs:   ________________________________________________________ We try to evaluate more about A Foster hero, you are needed today!!
Roscoe is a 11 month old Lab mix who LOVES swimming in the lake! He is a water dogs for sure and may be your next hunting dog in training! Roscoe is currently attending doggy daycare on a more about Roscoe
  Ranger Adoption Pending!
There's a Doberman out there, big and strong, A red-coated Ranger, who won't steer you wrong. He's got muscles for days, and agility too, and he loves to play, with other dogs just like more about Ranger Adoption Pending!
  Piper Foster needed!
Dock Diver, ball player alert!!! Piper is a 6 year old, female Chocolate Labrador x Doberman who is truly an easy keeper, been there done that kind of dog. Piper loves swimming, more about Piper Foster needed!
Meet Sophie, a 10 month old retriever mix who is in search of her forever home. Sophie is a sweet and gentle pup who loves to play with other dogs and for the most part will be an easy keeper. more about Sophie
Tori is a 7 month old purebred Doberman puppy who has found herself in the care of UDR and is now looking for a home. Her family surrendered her as she was just to much puppy and they just did more about Tori
Cat and kid friendly! Riley is a 7 year old spayed, female Catahoula who came all the way from Louisiana to find her forever home in Minnesota. Sadly Riley was living the best life in Louisiana with more about Riley
  Callie Adoption Pending!
Cat Friendly! 7 year old Callie was surrendered to rescue as her dad was killed in a motorcycle accident and her mom could no longer care for her and the other 4 dogs in the home. Callie is a more about Callie Adoption Pending!
  Felix Adoption Pending!
Felix is a 2 year old, purebred male Doberman who is being fostered in the La Cross, Wisconsin area. Felix is currently attending daycare and is in formal training classes two times a week in the more about Felix Adoption Pending!
  Jericho Puppy Adoption Pending!
Can you smell the puppy breath??? Introducing the cutest litter of Doberman puppies you have ever seen - Oberon, Luna, Titan, Ares, Jericho, Atlas, and DaVinci. Each of these adorable puppies is more about Jericho Puppy Adoption Pending!
  DaVinco Adoption Pending!
Can you smell the puppy breath??? Introducing the cutest litter of Doberman puppies you have ever seen - Oberon, Luna, Titan, Ares, Jericho, Atlas, and DaVinci. Each of these adorable puppies is more about DaVinco Adoption Pending!
Gigi is a purebred Australian Cattle Dog, which is know as one of the smartest dog breed known to man, she is around 7 years old and weighing in at only 37 pounds. Gigi's surrendering more about Gigi
Meet River, an adorable 5 to 6-month-old male Doberman puppy in desperate need of a foster or forever home. This sweet pup was discovered wandering the streets of Texas, where a kind-hearted more about River
  Zelda Adoption Pending!
Zelda, a spirited 9-month-old female Doberman puppy, is a bundle of joy waiting to bring happiness into your life. With her vibrant personality and outgoing nature, she is always brimming with more about Zelda Adoption Pending!
Sequin, the stunning 2year old, red female Doberman, is a true gem. As long as she is properly and slowly introduced, she gets along well with her canine counterparts, exhibiting a friendly and more about Sequin
  Kash Adoption Pending!
Kash, 11 months old, a gentle and happy Doberman, radiates joy and warmth wherever he goes. His contagious enthusiasm for life is most evident when he gets the chance to play with other dogs. more about Kash Adoption Pending!
  Chelsea Foster needed!
Meet Chelsea, an adorable 2 year old Australian Shepherd with a heart full of love and a spirit full of joy. Unfortunately, her owner has entered long-term care and is unable to provide the care and more about Chelsea Foster needed!

A Heartfelt thank you for helping us help them!

Decker McKee Doberman Assistance, Inc

Special Needs Dobermans 

Doberman Pinscher Club of America



Give me the ugly dog with one eye, three legs, 
and help me show that they're more than just a form and a face.

Give me the scarred dog, burned and slashed with hate, 
and help me lead it away from that terrible fate.

Give me the deaf and blind dog, and help me show it the way
in the silence and dark of each of their days.

Give me the shutdown dog, depressed of mind, 
and help me cherish their soul until their fears unwind.

Give me the old dog, bent and broken with age, 
and help me fill their last days with an unending grace.

Give me the ugly dog, I'll leave the pretty one for you, 
and help me show them they're worthy of love and joy, too.

                                                                                       Leslie Bird Nuccio

About Leslie:
Leslie Bird Nuccio is former President of Doberman Rescue of North Carolina – she speaks from her heart for all who do this amazing work on behalf of those who would otherwise have no voice, no future.

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