As a non-profit, we completely operate off of donations from people like you! Without your support, there is no way we would be able to continue to meet our mission. We are so grateful for donor support!
All donations are used to pay for out of pocket expenses incurred to operate Doberman Rescue of North Texas. We pay no salaries or wages, all the work is done by hard working, unpaid volunteers.
If you are interested in donating to our organization, you can donate via PayPal using the Donate Now button below, or on any of our website pages. We also gladly accept checks, and will mail you back a receipt if needed.
Checks can be made out and mailed to:
Doberman Rescue of North Texas (DRNT)
2021 Rock Creek Drive
Grand Prairie, TX 75050-2237
How is the money used by DRNT?
We need financial support from people who care about Dobermans and homeless dogs. We ask our adopters for adoption fees which often reimburses much of the expense associated with the veterinary care we have provided for the dog that is being adopted. We set our adoption fee level based on how adoptable we believe the dogs are. Puppies are the most adoptable, so we ask for the highest adoption fees for puppies. Mixes, which generally come into our program after being mistakenly identified as a Doberman while at a shelter, are the hardest for us to adopt. So we typically ask for less for a mix.
As a result, the amount for each dog bears no relationship to the veterinary expenses that we have incurred for that dog. Rather than have a dog's chance at finding a forever home artificially diminished by the expenses we incurred for him, we try to "price to the market." Often times, we lose money on dogs that incur a lot of vet expenses, and make a little on the ones that need less expensive vet care. Over the course of the year it generally seems to average out pretty well when we are able to supplement our adoption fees with funds donated by our supporters. We manage our funds carefully and stretch every dollar.
While in the past adoption fees were a tax deductible donation, unfortunately, the IRS has re-categorized adoption fees for non-profit organizations and they are no longer tax deductible.
We always pay our vet bills and as a result, we have long term relationships with wonderful vets who are very knowledgeable about Dobermans.
In addition to what we pay our vets, we regularly spend money on Frontline for flea prevention, heartworm preventive, dog and kennel care supplies, and dog food. Often our volunteers simply purchase supplies out of their own pockets. We purchase dog food from Sam's Club. We buy the Members Mark adult dog food in the yellow bag. We find it is comparable to Pedigree. We need to make regular payments for our food so your financial support is critical to the ongoing mission of Doberman Rescue of North Texas.
Occasionally we take in a dog with very severe medical issues that cost thousands of dollars to remedy. When that occurs, we post a special appeal on our website and ask for help caring for a particular dog. The special needs dogs seem to all come in at once, and our generous donors continue to help us make ends meet and provide top quality veterinary care to our Dobermans. We would not be able to do this work without you!