Help The Dogs

We are grateful for the amazing support we receive from people like you. We try to say thank-you to each supporter, but sometimes we mess up. Please accept our humble thanks, on behalf of our dogs, for the wonderful help you all provide. Doberman Rescue of North Texas is a non-profit organization. It is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) charity. This generally means that donations made to Doberman Rescue of North Texas are tax deductible. Check with your tax consultant to be sure.

A Special Appeal

From time to time we need extra financial help to deal with a dog that has undergone expensive veterinary care. We deeply appreciate your generosity. When the fund raising goal has been met we will continue to update the Special Appeal to keep you apprised of developments with the dog.

Volunteers

Doberman Rescue of North Texas is an all-volunteer organization. We have no paid staff. There are a lot of different jobs to do. Can you help out? You will interact with lots of wonderful dogs and some really fun people.

People difer in their interests, their skills, and their circumstances so we atry to be very flexible in the kinds of things we ask ask volunteers to do.

Some people really enjoy the experience of coming to our weekly open house adoption event to exercise, train, play with, and care for the dogs living in our shelter. During open house, they take one dog at a time out of the shelter and give that dog personalized attention. The dogs absolutely love it. Working with a prticular dog over the peiod between when it arrives in the shelter until it ends up being adopted is a rewarding experience. You can help transform a dog from frightened and suspicious of people into a confident pet, one that has learned that people are fun to be around.

Other people enjoy helping potential edopters meet a number of dogs that we think might work for the based on the circumstances in the potential adopter's life, their level of experience with Dobermans, and their interests. We always have so many dogs in the shelter that for meeting them all before making an adoption decision is over-whelming and makes choosing virtually impossible. Our adoption counsellors try to help by focussing the potential adopter on a limited number of dogs that our experienced volunteers think may work for that adopter.

Some people are more inclined to help in the office, entering data about the dogs into our database, implanting microchips, vaccinating, and treating the dogs with heart worm preventive and flea/tick preventive.

Some people take pride in maintaining the cleanliness of our kennels, the offices, and the grounds on which the rescue is located. We have areas with trees and underbrush that need to be trimmed and cleane up a few times a year so that people can use the shady spaces get away from the crowd and interact with the dog they are meeting

Some people enjoy providing a foster home for a dog that needs one-on-one time with an indiidual or a family. We are firm believers that puppies, especially, need to be in a home to help them develop into well-adjusted family pets. Similarly, dogs recovering from broken bones need a fairly quiet home where their bones ca heal. If you are interested in being a foster, we can provise you with a crate and supplies so there is no, or limited out-of-pocket expense to you. When the dog gets healthy, we will ask you to bring it to open house on Sunday so it has a chance at finding a forever home But be warned, you may find you become very fond of your foster dog and decide to add it to your family. We jokingly call these "foster-failures." Many of our volunteers take great pride in being a foster-failure. I know I do.

Some people like to drive and help us with transport. Every week we are asked to help dogs in far away places and need help getting them to our shelter. We have to transport dogs from the shelter to the vet and back several times each wee. The rescue was given a vehicle so we can loan itt to you for local travel in case you can't transport dogs in your own vehicle. Since it is a fairly old Toyota 4-Runner, you have to be ablke to drive a manual transmission. We don't use it for travel out of town for the same reason. Some day, some kind person will give us a relatively new van so we can range further afield with the rescue's own vehicle.

I hope you have come to realize than there are a myriad of volunteer oppotunities open to you. Our rescue could not operate without the amazing people who selflessly give to the dogs in a way that works for them. When Doberman Resue of North Texas first opened, it was simply a family who loved Dobermans that decided the dogs needed help. Over the ensuing years, the number of dogs we can serve each year has risen as new volunteers have made it possible to take on a greater workload.

Foster Homes

Would you be interested in opening your home to a dog in need?

Financial Support

Doberman Rescue of North Texas relies on your financial support to save the Dobermans from shelters in North Texas and beyond.

Dog Food

We feed 150 to 200 pounds of Sam's Club Members Mark dog food (their version of Pedigree) every week. If you cold bring us a bag every now and then it would be a huge help.

Wish List

We always need cleaning supplies, dog treats, and similar items.

Donate Your Used Cell Phone

Collective Good is an organization that will make a donation to Doberman Rescue of North Texas if you send them your old cell phone.

Donate Your Old Car, Truck, Boat Etc.

Donation Line will make a cash donation to Doberman Rescue of North Texas when you give them you old car or other vehicle.

Making a Donation

If you donate by cash, Paypal, or check, the IRS requires we keep a record of who donates what. If you need an annual receipt totalling all your donations, please let us know.

If you are donating goods you purchased, please keep your receipt. We can issue you a donation receipt for the amount of the donation as shown on the receipt.

Please note that anything you receive of value in exchange for a donation reduces the tax deductible amount of the donation by the value of the thing received.

We do not know the IRS rules for deducting an adoption donation (presumably the value of the dog approximates the donation). So we do not issue donation receipts for adoption donations.

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