Dogs For Adoption


I'm available for adoption!

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 Nico

Meet handsome Nico.  He is a red 3 ½ year old dober-boy who weighs approximately 65 pounds. He was recently neutered.  His tail is docked.  He has natural ears.  Nico is thin and needs to gain weight. 

He enjoys going on walks and is okay on a leash.  He has been very good in the car.  Nico is house-trained.  Nico respects baby gates.  He is very food motivated. 

Nico is currently living with his foster-mom’s Doberman and two cats.  He ignores the cats.  He is a little too exuberant with his foster-mom’s senior dog but he does like him. 

Nico was very nervous when he came into foster care.  He is coming out of his shell and is quite smart.  He is very sweet and likes to be with you.  He wants to trust and do the right thing.  He has been on hikes with other dogs and seems to like them.  He is a little shy at first but warms up right away. 

Nico loves walking and hiking every day and has benefited from the solid routine, exercise and structure.  He has shown some resource guarding around bones. He will benefit from the structure provided by an experienced Doberman owner.

Nico will go to a home with kids 15+ years old. This boy is going to bond deeply with his new owner(s).

This Is My Story

Nico was found as a stray, and is now with DAR&E and looking for a home.

How You Can Help Nico

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

DAR&E Wear


  • 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