• Age:  9 months
  • Color:  Black
  • Gender:  Male
  • Dogs:  Said to be good
  • Cats:  Maybe too playful
  • Kids:  Not at this time
  • Obedience:  Required to ensure success
  • Exercise:  Lots! He's still a puppy!
  • Fence:  Needs a fenced yard

Because we are all volunteers, Illinois Doberman Rescue Plus only considers approved applicants to meet our orphans in our foster homes. Please read our eligibility requirements and apply on our website:  After an application is submitted, additional inquiries can email

Bruno is a gorgeous boy who will be given priority to already approved applicants and previous IDR+ adopters who know what it takes to successfully adopt a young working breed. Bruno was reluctantly surrendered to IDR+ when things suddenly changed at home. At 9 months old, he is a puppy in an almost-grown body. Like any young Doberman, he has a ton of energy and will require above-average mental and physical stimulation. He is not a couch potato, so be ready for lots of exercise and hopefully even an activity, like nosework or agility. His previous dad started training with him, so he knows sit, down, and stay, but he will require a continued commitment to training to ensure his success. In his temporary foster home, he was house broken, crate trained, and well-mannered, but he was not a fan of long car rides. In the fenced yard (which he needs), he enjoyed running, barking, and digging. Bruno is good at meeting new people, and he will lean in for petting. We are told he is good with other dogs, and he lived with kids, but he is very mouthy, so we are not comfortable placing him with children at the moment. He will require more spare time than most parents have, so preference will be given to homes where he will get all of the attention. Despite some basic training, he is a little jumpy, and he pulls on the leash, so those habits will need to improve. He play bowed at the kitties when tested, but we aren’t sure if that was all play or not. If you know what it takes to live with an active Doberman, please contact the adoption coordinator from when you were approved to adopt from IDR+.

The biographical information provided is correct to the best of our knowledge while the animal is in our care or includes what may have been provided by a previous owner. We strive to be honest and accurate, but animals can change their personalities and behavior when they settle into a new home. IDR+ makes no guarantees based on the information we observe and provide.

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