Please note if interested in one of our Dobermanns you will be required to complete our Adoption Application form and subject to a home check and veterinary references. Please see Adoption Page on this website and remember to help keep our costs down make sure you give a land line number if leaving a telephone message. Alternatively please call back later. Thank you.
Please note that when applying to adopt most of our dogs are kennelled in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. If you would like know more about a certain dog please call Pam on (01346) 532227.
FOND currently has 7 Dobermanns in its care, three in permanent foster homes being Rossi, Flo, and Missy. Snoop who has been in a foster home since August recovering from demodex, more news regarding Snoop later in the Autumn, at the moment he is not quite ready to rehome. Then we have Jodie, Priscilla, and Dillinger with Pam at H.Q. Dillinger is still hoping to find that someone special so he can have a home of his own. Jodie and Priscilla are permanent FOND residents. Waiting on the sidelines and hopeful they will be rehomed soon are Ginni and Luna.
Dobermanns Needing Homes
Beautiful, big, black and tan young Dobie bitch, born in September 2015 and neutered in 2016.
Bonnie needs very experienced and committed owner as unfortunately due to lack of socialisation and spending many hours alone albeit with a sibling she is not well socialised with either people or other dogs having been in a somewhat isolated location.
Bonnie was showing serious fear aggression to strangers, cyclists, joggers or any strange object she might meet on a walk with her owner. She was severely traumatised when collected for rehoming and the change in her circumstances really shook this young Dobie to the core. Bonnie has come to terms with her new environment and the staff at the kennels but obviously until properly socialised she will continue to react when her situation is altered in any way. Slowly introduced Bonnie will do anything for a treat, she is very food orientated.
Bonnie would benefit from being with a bomb proof canine companion as she loves other dogs and currently plays with a male bullmastiff and a young Frenchie bitch. Her new owner needs to be someone willing to take on all her problems, and be extremely patient, understanding but firm and this could take months.
When Bonnie is in her comfort zone she is a happy affectionate Dobie. Only applicants with a proven record of training a dog or dogs with similar issues should apply because she will be a challenge. Bonnie deserves a chance to become a well adjusted companion as she is a loyal and intelligent dog. Bonnie has not lived with children and is not suitable to rehome into a busy family environment. Currently near Ayr, Scotland.
Up-date 16th October 2016: Homechecks have been carried out for Snoop.
Brown and tan 18 month old male dobermann yet another import who has been a victim of the demodectic mange, he is in foster care and recovering well.
Up-date 1st October 2016: Snoop has now been neutered and his demodex is improving but he will need a couple of clear skin scrapes before being rehomed. He has put on weight and is up to 34 kilos from 28 kilos but does not hold his weight easily. Debbie says ‘He is a stressy dog and gets upset if he thinks he’s missing out on things. Life must have been so hard for him whilst kennelled. He’s desperately trying to get everything right to please me. He really is an awesome dog’. There are some lovely photographs of Snoop on the Kelty Dog Walks Facebook page and probably some of the best and most fun dog pictures you will find anywhere. The picture below shows Snoop and his girlfriends Tia, Crystal and Willow all looking good in their yellow macs!
Snoop’s owner relinquished him as a change in his circumstances meant the dog could not be cared for adequately. He was in a kennel situation leaving him with severe separation anxiety which of course exacerbated his condition and was on an inappropriate raw diet.
It will be mid to late Autumn before Snoop can be re-homed as the mange needs to be under control, he will be neutered and once he is in good sorts his needs thoroughly assessed. Already it has become apparent that Snoop requires more than a ‘pet’ home but no more kennels for Snoop, someone active to give him the companionship he needs with experience in training dogs for obedience or agility is the owner we are looking for. This is a dog who needs to have a purpose, he loves learning new commands and after just a week is going to his bed on command, sitting and waiting for his food and going outside and peeing on request. Very encouraging for a dog that has never been house trained or lived in a home.
Snoop is exercising with Dobie bitches and treating them with respect.
If you can offer Snoop his special home then please complete an adoption application form and return to Pam.
Please read FOND’s adoption ethos first, you can download an adoption form (click here)
(please note that this link is a Microsoft Word Document). Please complete the form and return it by post or email to
Up-date: 3rd July 2016 Despite his anxieties strangely enough Dilly is perfectly happy out on a lead walk in all sorts of environments including parks busy with other dogs and families. He loves going out in the van or car but he does not enjoy a household where lots of people are coming and going so alas he is still looking for that special home. He has shown that once he is confident in his own home he can become overly protective of his grounds. When he came in he was under 30 kilos now he is a shiny, muscular 37 kilos and feeling good about himself.
Up-date: 12th June
Dilly has caught the interest of several would be adopters but alas he is still waiting because of the special, quiet environment he needs, this is a dog who has been very traumatised in his previous life and requires sympathetic and knowledgeable handling. Meantime whilst he hopes for that special home he mooches about with Priscilla who is horribly bossy with him nevertheless they are good pals.
Dillinger is is a tall, handsome, neutered 4 year old male with a somewhat doleful expression due to past poor experiences.
Life was very tough for Dilly in the past and he is hoping for that special person to turn his life around. Dilly would like a country home with large garden and access to quiet walks where he can gain confidence and restore his faith in mankind. He would just love to be someone’s special dog on a one to one basis, he is so affectionate.
- Shy, nervous but very kindly dog
- Travels well and loves the car
- Has lived with children and other animals
- Walks well on the lead but quite strong
- Microchipped, with up-to-date vaccinations
- Loves to play with a ball, great sense of fun
- Needs owner/s with patience, time and understanding
Dilly is certainly enjoying exploring the grounds at FOND, going for his walks and is quite playful. Loves his food and is now putting on condition. He has learned to exercise on the treadmill which is helping build up muscle along his top line and around his back end. He loves jumping over the agility obstacles.
Dilly will need an owner who is home all day. He does not try to be a difficult dog however his anxieties mean he needs thoughtful handling, he is loving and wants to please. Separation anxiety is an issue and he can be destructive if stressed. He will make a very special and loyal companion so hopefully there is someone out there who is able to turn this dog’s life around.
Please complete an adoption application form and send photographs of your secure garden if you would like to be considered for Dilly. Please remember we are looking for a quiet, country home so please do not apply for Dilly unless you fit the critera, you will need knowledge of large active breeds and loads of time for this gorgeous boy. He would benefit from being with a steady ‘bomb proof’ bitch not necessarily a dobe, just a companion whose example he will gain confidence from and be a playmate for Dilly. Looking for an adult only home because of his deep routed anxieties.