Welcome! So sorry for your loss. It can be hard to wait, but it's very worth it to wait for the right dog, whether from a rescue or from an ethical breeder. Finding a pup in rescue is definitely possible, though it may take some time. Good breeders often have a wait for their pups, too, but it is well worth the wait to get a healthy puppy with a great temperament that is matched to your family.
BackDraft, Are you a firefighter? When I think of BackDraft that's a fireman's term ..........if not welcome anyway. If you're still looking for dobes check the rescues out ......I have my doberman she's 6 years old from a breeder who wanted a good home for her...........it was a good fit the minute she walked into our home. I've had her 4 years...Let me know if you need any help contacting breeder/owner in the area.