Hi, I'm Dakota

Status: adopted

About Dakota

Hi, my name is Dakota and I’m a 1-year-old, 88 lb male. I am looking for my forever home where I will become your loyal constant companion. I am sweet and gentle. I am definitely a lap dog. I love to rest my head on your lap during nap time. I’m not shy about giving kisses or rolling over for a tummy rub. There isn’t much better than a shoulder or tummy rub!

I still have a lot of puppy in me since I’m only one so I need lots of exercise and training like all puppies. I like to take walks and run in the yard and play with my nylabone or ball. I’m one of those Dobermans who likes to play fetch!

I’m house-trained, well-behaved and calm in the house, and I am crate-trained. I’m a good watch dog and keep an eye on things for you. I am not good with cats.

This is My Story

Dakota's owners' health issues meant he needed a new home.

DAR&E only places within the Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, Delaware, and in portions of both eastern West Virginia and southern Pennsylvania. Please do no apply to adopt if you live outside of those areas. Please 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.

How You Can Help Dakota

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

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Step 1 on the road to a forever home is a collar and tag. DAR&E dogs always have a home with us. Support a dog on its first steps by sponsoring the purchase of their collar and tag.


All sponsorship donations are tax deductible and will be used to care for and for medical treatment for dogs in DAR&E’s care. You can sponsor multiple dogs.