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Just want to tell you how wonderful Stryker is doing.  We’ve already had him a week and by day 4 he was already used to our house and the other dogs as well as the yard.  It’s as if we’ve had him for a long time the way he’s just so used to everything.  


I adopted Zeus from DRAWI about 5 years ago now. I just wanted to give you an update on how he’s been! He’s my first rescue, needless to say he won’t be my last. When I first got him he had some issues of course as any dog in general can. I pin pointed the issues and worked him through to my best ability and watched his confidence and self esteem blossom. He grew an inspiring new found zest for life and has given me the same gift in return. He still doesn’t quite like most male dogs and any high energy in your face dogs but that’s ok with us. I get so many compliments on him and how well behaved he is. Thank you again so much for choosing me to do life with him in it. 


The day we went to adopt Wyatt, we didn't plan on getting two dogs but we didheart.  We adopted Wyatt and Greta together and loved every minute of it.  Wyatt was five when he came to us and then just three short years later we lost him in 2016 to bone cancer.  He was the most kind, gentle dog becoming the ambassador at the rescue's Pet Expo booth where we volunteered.  We were so lucky and thankful to have this handsome boy in our lifes, he made our world a better place.  Rest easy and run free, we will always love you!


As a dog lover I’ve been asked during the course of adopting a dog “why a Doberman?”  Anyone who has owned one knows that they are loving, devoted and sensitive.
In May of 2017 we adopted a 5-year-old Doberman named Summer through the Doberman Rescue Alliance of Wisconsin (DRAWI).  She is the fifth Doberman I have owned but is the first one that has been older at the time she came to live with us.  She has totally integrated into our home and gets along well with my little dog who was 9 years old at the time.
I had been searching for that special dog for some time to no avail.  I finally told my grandchildren that if they could find one on line for me there would be a finder’s fee resulting from a successful adoption.  About a year after the offer was made one of my granddaughters called me at 10:30 one Sunday night to tell me there was a Doberman available on the DRW website.  We applied, were ultimately approved and Summer came to her forever home.  I simply adore her and keep loving her more every day.  (Needless to say, my granddaughter was happy with her finder’s fee as well.)
The day after we brought her home my sister, also a dog lover, came to help celebrate Summer’s arrival and brought a beautiful bouquet of red roses and toys for both of my dogs.
My husband and I want to thank our two contact people, Mary and Jill, for helping to make this such a positive experience for us and for the work they do to help find these special dogs find their forever homes.



So happy this pair got adopted together, their new family had this to say:

We are trying to get Coop to drop some weight and put
some weight on Stella. She is eating well now and they have had a great time in our
office greeting clients as they come in. Here is a picture of them on the
couch in the office. They have made themselves at home in the office and our house
as well as our hearts. Love them dearly. They are so snuggly, you should see us all
squish on the love seat. So there is Coop, Stella and Grace our other dog, Sam and I
and sometimes we get Forrest the cat.  

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