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In 1986, Pam Taylor founded Doberman Pinscher Rescue of PA, Inc., a non-profit organization that helps homeless Dobermans find forever homes. The organization's origin story began with Shogun, an underweight dog that was being surrendered at the West Chester shelter by his owner in the military who could not keep him. After Pam brought Shogun home, she knew she had found her calling.


DPR of PA places Dobermans with families in southeastern Pennsylvania and surrounding areas, as well as parts of western Pennsylvania, and accepts applications for forever homes from as far away as NJ, MD, VA, CT, and MA as long as applicants are willing to travel to meet the dog in its foster home.

All Dobermans that come into our rescue receive a full physical and behavioral exam and temperament evaluation which helps match them with an appropriate family.  In addition, the organization serves as a resource to educate and assist new Dobe owners.  Our organization is a valuable resource to new Dobe owners and we are here to offer knowledgeable advice during the initial adoption adjustment period.  


Celebrate 25 years of rescue and rehabilitation with the DPRPA 25 Years Anniversary Book. Take a                                                            step back in time and see how DPRPA began, written by the rescue's founder, Pam Taylor. This                                                                  82 page book is a comprehensive look at the organization's journey, including its goals, case                                                                      files, and much more. Download the book today and immerse yourself in the rich history and                                                                    achievements of DPRPA. DPRPA is offering this as a PDF download at no charge to you.

Board of Directors

Pam Taylor

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Linda Dulak

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Jessica Palma
Vice President

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Pam Palmer

Kristina Evans
Communications Coordinator

Lois Katchur

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Rhonda Bieber
Events Coordinator

Julie Fatter
Volunteer Coordinator



Become a member of DPRPA and help support our mission.   Membership is $25 (effective June 1, 2020) a year and includes:


  • a subscription to our quarterly Doberman Dispatch newsletter which provides health news, success stories, available Dobermans and more.

  • an invitation to our annual Doberman Jamboree.


Your membership dues supports our work and donations fund our mission to help homeless dobermans. Additional donations are always welcome and needed.  

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