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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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Wanting to start a Dobie Rescue

I am wanting to start a Rescue for Dobes in Southern Indiana. I am trying to get everything settled and determined before I just dive in! Does anyone have any advice, tips, ideas!

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There is a special needs rescue that I follow on FB and she actually posted a note about this the other day. Figure I can share it with you.


Good luck and please keep us updated on how it goes!
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 07:34 PM
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That's a fairly huge subject.

Why not tell us a little about yourself, your dog experience, your rescue experience, prelim plans for this rescue, etc?

Then folks can better be able to give you suggestions.

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Hope it works out for you.
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As a person who has been there done that I would suggest you join an established reputable rescue to make your life much easier.....
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I'd suggest talking to the rescue folks in your region, and also join DAN (Doberman Assistance Network) and get to know a lot of people who are active in and/or knowledgeable about rescue. This is a long process, you have to cultivate contacts all over the place - shelters, animal control, breeders, other rescues, etc. You have to have some sort of credentials that people will respect and feel secure and safe about - and you are going to want to look into becoming a 501c3 tax exempt organization. There's a lot to know and to think about - but as has been said - you will get more help from people once they get to know you better. You'd be amazed how many crackpots and trolls come on this forum...

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-03-2013, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
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Hey everyone I have taken many of your advice and now I am starting to get the ball rolling with making some steady money to get myself started. I am hoping to purchase I nice chunk of land here in the near future!
I would love if anyone would have some suggestions for a name. I am starting a donation and also I do woodworking so I have begun selling my pieces and all profits go to the land I will be buying! Does anyone have any good names I could name my shelter?
Thanks everyone!
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Have you tried working with an established rescue yet? I volunteered for several animal shelters/rescues for years before I decided to open one of my own. If you are dead set on starting now, I would strongly suggest that you keep a close eye on your numbers and stick to them. I've seen a lot of new rescues especially fold because they take on too many animals and don't know how to say no. Anyway good luck.
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