I've been adopted!
I've been adopted!
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.
Hi, I’m Duchess! I very much so grew into my name as I’ve gotten older. My human says it’s because I’m spoiled rotten. I love snuggles in the bed and on the couch when I’m asked to come up. When I’m not allowed to be on the furniture, I love snuggling up under my blanket in my bed/crate. It’s my safe space. Like when it’s storming and thundering really loud. It scares me, so my bed makes me feel safe.
I know commands like sit, down, shake and simple things like ‘no’. I don’t jump up on people unless you ask me to. Even then I’m hesitant. I’m the runt of my litter, so I don’t weigh as much as most of my kind do. I’ve lived with other dogs before, small dogs to be accurate, and I didn’t mind them then. But I’m 9 years old now and it’s been a long time since I’ve lived with another dog. 4 years almost. So I don’t get along well with other dogs anymore. I think I’ve just grown to love having my humans all to myself and i don’t have to entertain another pup when I’m not in the mood to.
When my humans come home, I show my teeth and smile at them so they know how happy I am to have their company. I smile when I want a treat and also when I’m told no.... because I hope it helps me get my way. ;) They say I have a big personality and I’m very expressive.
I’m potty trained. I haven’t had an accident in the house in probably 5-6 years. I sound like a great catch right?! So why are my humans trying to find me a new home?! Sadly, they are moving across the country for work and can’t take me. To no avail they’ve tried with family members and now they’re looking here as a last resort. I also don’t do very well In the car. I have anxiety In the car. I throw up and don’t eat or potty the whole time we are on a road trip. It’s not very fun for me. My humans will be on the road for a whole month and have a lot of travel time in the future over the next 3.5 years, due to work, that will make me really uncomfortable and maybe even sick if I have to travel that much with them.
I’m looking for a family that can accommodate my needs and accept my love and return it in copious amounts. I’m fine with kids as long as they respect my boundaries. I don’t like to be ridden like a horse, or pulled on by kids and i don’t like to be bothered in my crate. That’s where I go to feel safe if I’m ever scared. My humans have a 10 year old and a 3 month old and I do great with them. They don’t pull on me or play too rough. I’m an old gal. But I do still have spurts of energy in me often when my humans want to play and when I get excited.
I love hanging out in the yard while sun bathing. It’s ones of my favorite things to do! Please let me know if you think I would mesh well in your family. My humans are very sad to see me go and really want to find a loving home for me. And because they don’t want to just give me away to anybody they’re asking for a small rehoming fee to make sure I go to someone who is serious about making me apart of their family. After all, I think I’m a human too. ♥️
why are my humans trying to find me a new home?! Sadly, they are moving across the country for work and can’t take me. To no avail they’ve tried with family members and now they’re looking here as a last resort.
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