How Do I Give Up My Doberman Pinscher?
You can give up your Doberman Pinscher by rehoming her on your own or by surrendering her to a shelter or a rescue. You'll want to know more about these choices, so you can determine which options will work best for you and your dog. Let's take a closer look.
Surrendering Your Doberman Pinscher
Surrendering your dog means that you're turning her over to a shelter or rescue. Before you do this, you need to learn more about the facilities you're considering. Rescues, for example, have no-kill policies, but this makes them popular with pet owners who have to give up their dog. This means they're often at capacity and can't take on any new dogs.
Shelters only have room for so many animals, and this means when new dogs are brought into the facility, others may have to be euthanized. They can only be held for a certain period. The shelter doesn't want to have to do this, but they don't have any other choice.
In both cases, you'll also likely need to pay a surrender fee. This can vary, but it's usually at least $50. The facility staff will want to know more about your Doberman Pinscher including any temperament issues, health problems, etc. This can let them better prepare to receive her. They may also ask why you have to give up your dog.
Often, they'll have some resources available that could help with some common owner problems. For example, if she has some behavior issues, they may have the contact info of local trainers. If you have trouble paying her vet bills, they may have information about low-cost vets in the area. The goal is to keep the dog with you if possible. Of course, that's not always possible.
Rehoming Your Doberman Pinscher
There are some great options for giving up your Doberman Pinscher without resorting to a shelter or rescue. You might know someone interested in adopting. If you trust them and believe they can properly care for her, then it's a simple matter of turning over the dog.
You could also use a site like Rehome, a platform that connects owners and potential adopters. Create a profile for your Doberman Pinscher and let the adopters know everything that's needed about your dog and then choose from those who apply to adopt.
One thing that's important to remember when you're rehoming your dog is the importance of rehoming fees. If you aren't going through Rehome, which takes care of the rehoming fees by charging the adopters, you'll want to charge a fee on your own. These fees are used to line your pockets with money for giving up your dog, no matter what some people might think. Instead, they're used to help keep your dog safe.
The world's a tough place for people and dogs alike. The rehoming fees are charged to ensure that the wrong people don't get their hands on your Doberman Pinscher. Some people look for free or cheap dogs that they can use for fighting or that they resell to labs for a profit. Charging rehoming fees cuts down on the risk for your dog.
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