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  Welcome to United Doberman Rescue and Canine Castaways of Minnesota! 



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.   

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!


“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 the 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, enjoy 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. These kinds of exposures help get them adopted and  gives us the ability to  gauge how they behave in various situations!


Doberman Ranch play!

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


Bianca, adopted and loved!

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!

Our partner rescue Doberman Rescue of Northern Texas

Doberman Rescue of Northern Texas



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!

Fostering saves lives

Go to our adoptable dogs page to

see those dogs who need a foster home!

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

to be a 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

2018 was a great year! Thank you everyone!

In 2018 UDR volunteers, adopters and supporters

have helped 

112 dogs and 2 cats get adopted!

We assisted many homeless animals and their owners

with food donations so they did not have to surrender their pets! 

We provided safe temporary housing for other partner rescues homeless animals, both dogs and cats of ALL breeds, until a foster could be found! We actively work with impound animals found as strays for the 5 day hold until a owner or partner rescue is found. 

UDR made a difference for countless homeless animals and their people in 2018! We could not have done this without everyone's support through donations, adoptions and volunteering! 

Ivanka who was scheduled to be euthanized due to a broken femur

adores Ivan, both rescued and adopted

Thank you for saving us!

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

We can not do what we do with out help from others like you!

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 and share 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!

And please share our dogs on social media with your friends!

Click on the link here:

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Pet Adoption

Highlighted Events
See all of our events!
Chuck and Dons Meet and Greet Elk River -- Saturday April 11th, 2020

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.

PO Box 984 •  Buffalo, MN 55313 - 8522  •  (612) 405-8522 •  support [ at ]