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  Welcome to United Doberman Rescue and Canine Castaways of Minnesota! 

Adopt, Surrender, Support, Foster, Donate

Lost Rescue Dog!

Lost in Detroit Lakes Area on August 23rd, 2021

near Middle Cormorant Lake in

Cormorant Township, Detroit Lakes

He is chipped, very friendly and kind ,  he may jump in your car if offered.

Please call 1-612-405-8522 if you spot him! 

Please share and help us bring Mack home!!!!

We will remove this post when he is found.

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!!
Experienced Dobermans owners only! Boston is a middle aged, 5 year old, red Doberman who can't get a break and really wants to find love. Boston really is a great guy and is thriving in his more about Boston
  Iris Grace
Iris Grace is 3 year old, spayed female Doberman who traveled from Louisiana to to Texas and on to Minnesota find her new home. iris Grace loves to play ball! Your throwing arm will get a workout more about Iris Grace
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
  Eden Adoption Pending!
Adoption Pending! Eden is a 10 week old female Doberman puppy who was surrendered by a breeder who had an accidental litter. Eden is a typical Doberman puppy who is looking for her forever home! more about Eden Adoption Pending!
Esperenza a 1 year old Doberman X, arrived from Mexico recently. She is very sweet, meek and demure. Currently she is learning all about living in a home filled with love, companionship and other more about Esperenza
A gentle giant is exactly how to describe Coal! Coal is around 4 years old and is a friendly guy who enjoys playtime and attention. He has been attending doggy daycare and does great in a large group more about Coal
Dock Diver, ball player alert!!! Piper is a 5 year old, female Chocolate Labrador x Doberman who is truly an easy keeper. Her demeanor is more of a labrador. Piper loves swimming, more about Piper
June is a 6 to 8 month old Doberman X pup who is looking for love in Minnesota with UDR! She was pulled from a shelter in California with her sister Summer. (Summer is set to arrive to us soon too!) more about June
Therapy dog!!?? Bebe is a young female Hound who looks incredible like a Pharoah Hound X with a rabbit. Look at those gorgeous ears!!! We think she is around 9 months old to a year old. This girls more about Bebe
  Summer adoption pending!
Summer is a young 9 month old Doberman mix who arrived all the way from California. Summer is sister to June also on our website. Summer does well with other dogs. She’s a happy girl who just more about Summer adoption pending!
Little Chichi is a Chihuahua, around 1 year old, estimate, and was picked up as a stray, but no-one claimed the little guy so now hes in rescue looking for his forever home. Chichi is a typical more about Chichi
Geophrey is a 6 month old Black Lab X who would make a great hunting partner with the right training! He arrives from Louisiana with his 4 littermates, Addison, Sophie, Georgia and Dalton. He is more about Geophrey
  Sophie foster needed!!
Sophie is a 6 month old Retriever mix who arrived with her 4 littermates from Louisiana. She is a sweet gentle soul who is a bit timid and unsure of new things and experiences so will need a home more about Sophie foster needed!!
  Hazel Adoption Pending!
Hazel is a 6 month old female Viszla mix who arrived from a kill shelter in Louisiana with her brother Basil. Hazel is now safe in Minnesota looking for love and a forever home. She is currently more about Hazel Adoption Pending!
  Addison Adoption Pending!
 Addison is a 6 month old black and white, female, Black Mouth Cur x Labrador, best guess. She is an adorable girl who loves to play with all the other puppies in daycare. With the right more about Addison Adoption Pending!
Dalton is a male 6 month old Retriever X who arrived from Louisiana with his littermates, Sophie, Georgia, Geophrey and Addison and is looking for a foster or adoptive home. Currently he is in more about Dalton
  Latte Adoption Pending!
Latte is a 5-6 month old female Black Mouth Cur who arrived from Louisiana with 10 other pups. She is a sweet girl who is looking for a new home and an active family. Black Mouth Curs originate in more about Latte Adoption Pending!
  Georgia Foster needed!
Georgia is a 6 month old spayed female Retriever mix who came up from Louisiana with her littermates, Sophie, Dalton, Geophrey and Addison. Georgia is currently being boarded at Ruffin Inn ( you more about Georgia Foster needed!
  Basil Adoption Pending!
Basil is a 6 month old Viszla mix that arrived to UDR with his sister Hazel. Basil is a happy guy with a playful personality. Basil is housetrained and working on crate training. Basil loves playing more about Basil Adoption Pending!

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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