If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principle
difference between a dog and a man.|
Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)
Foster homes are the backbone of any and all Rescue Organizations. We may provide
the food, medicines and veterinary care, but these are the people
that open their homes, their hearts, and give countless hours to rehabilitate,
train and love the Dobermans that sometimes have been dealt the worst life has
No one can put a price on the compassion and dedication that is shown
by the Foster Homes. These people are faced with dogs that may have been abused
physically and/or mentally. To 'deal' with an animal that has been abused,
one has to show compassion, patience and give a lot of time to that dog so that it
may recuperate. It is amazing to see the will to live and trust these animals regain
once they have experienced the LOVE of a Foster home, the place where 'safe'
becomes part of their world again before being adopted.
The Foster Home sometimes is also faced with destructive dogs. These are often either
strays or owner-turn-in's (OTI) that have not been taught the word NO. You will usually
see these dogs in OBEDIENCE classes (although, ALL Dobermans should go to an obedience class.)
Patience, many corrections, and just plain determination not to give up on these dogs
(and believe me, this is easier said than done), can lead to a lot of success stories.
Looking at these dogs as children looking for guidance, can help the Foster Home get through.
Once in awhile you get some that are a total joy to have, and wonder why someone
would turn them in, or throw them out like yesterday's paper.
Finally, the Foster Home faces the Dobes that are sick. For example, those with
cancer or liver problems, although we have tried all treatments, they cannot be helped.
These cases make you wonder, 'If only I would have gotten to them sooner...' or 'Maybe I
should have tried a different treatment...'. Whatever you are thinking and no matter how
long these dogs have been with the home, your heart is being torn when they have to be put
Of course, there are many that can be helped. These make the Foster Home feel as
though they are something special to accomplish this. To a Rescue Organization, you are.
You are the unsung heroes, those that allow Rescue to continue their work, to try and
help just one more dog. On behalf of all dogs, I want to thank each and every Foster
Home that opened their homes, hearts and allowed a dog to live and be given a second chance.
WON'T YOU OPEN YOUR HEARTS AND HOME AND HELP SAVE A DOBE?
Please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We don't have dogs that are vicious and mean,
We only have Dobermans, sleek and lean,
And the caring people in DRL
Know these Dobermans well.
We open our hearts and our home,
So no little Dobe is left alone.
We don't approve of attack and guard.
Those Dobes belong in a nice big yard.
Many a Dobe has come through our door,
Some sleep in our beds, some on the floor.
We look far and wide, below and above,
For special people for Dobes to love.
We don't ask praise for performing these deeds,
The love of a Doberman fulfills our needs.