Dogs For Adoption


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DAR&E only places within the Maryland, DC, West Virginia and Virginia area. Please do no apply to adopt if you live outside of those areas. Please click here to visit our Adoption Process page for additional information on adopting one of our DAR&E Dobermans & an online application!

Our dogs are spayed/neutered, up-to-date on shots and microchipped.

About cowgirl


Cowgirl is a beautiful black & tan Dobergirl, about three years old.  Right now she weighs about 60 lbs, but she is very skinny and we are trying to put some more meat on her bones! She is a very quiet girl, shy at first, but she soaks up your attention once you have gained her trust.  She has natural ears and a docked tail. 


Cowgirl is very sweet and has a docile disposition.  Her “velcro factor” is low for a Doberman - she will follow you around the house but prefers to lie on a soft bed in the same or nearby room as you, rather than needing to be right next to you.  We have not observed her around small children, but we are told she is good with children.  She is not food aggressive, but she prefers not to have anyone too close while she is eating.


Cowgirl does well with other dogs, and became very energetic and playful with our male Doberman after a short adjustment time.  She is quick and agile, and will need open space to run and jump.  She sort of likes nylabones and stuffingless toys, but she has not shown much interest in balls, squeakers, or other toys. She has occasionally been a bit possessive with our female dog when it comes to sharing toys and people’s attention.  We have not seen her around cats.  Her ideal placement would be in a home with a friendly male dog. 


Cowgirl needs to learn all basic commands, which will first involve learning to trust her owners.  For example, we have not been able to teach her “sit” yet, and she resists even gentle downward pressure on her hips.  She will need you to keep a bathroom break schedule for her until she learns how to tell you when she needs to go outside.  Sometimes it seems she is fearful that if she goes outside, she will not be allowed back in, particularly in this cold weather. 


She needs tasty toys to chew, and reminders that chewing shoes and wooden things isn’t good.  She goes into a crate reluctantly, but without trouble. She is good on a leash.  Cowgirl is very happy to be showered with love and praise, and quick to make human attachments.  She needs a special someone who has the time, patience, and gentle leadership to teach her so many things that a lot of other three year old dogs already know.  Could you be her special someone?

This Is My Story

Cowgirl’s former owner kept her outside all her life.  She escaped the fence and was “on the loose” with another dog for about a month, before finally returning home, very skinny.  Then she lived in a backyard pen for a while, before her owner eventually decided not to keep her.  Sometime before coming to DAR&E and being spayed, Cowgirl had at least one litter of puppies.  Prior to DAR&E, she has really only lived an outdoor life, and she will need a patient person who understands that she needs to learn all the rules of being an indoor dog, as if she were a puppy herself.  This super-sweet girl wants a safe and warm forever home with a patient master who can help her learn the ropes.

How You Can Help cowgirl

A Tax deductible sponsorship gifts of any amount are welcome in support of our orphans.

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  • A tax deductible donation
  • $15 will provide a collar and matching ID tag
  • Funds are used for medical treatment



  • Tax deductible sponsorship gifts
  • Funds are used for medical treatment
  • Multiple sponsors are welcome