Please be aware due to the COVID-19 situation adoptions are moving a bit slowly.
J9's Rescue Inc. AKA J9's Doberman and Bunny Rescue is a small scale, registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We are a no-kill, foster based Dog and Rabbit rescue that specializes in the Doberman breed and Bunnies, located in Detroit Michigan.
Rescue efforts started single handedly by the founder, Jeannine AKA J9, back in 2014. She has rescued, rehabilitated, and re-homed dozens of dogs, cats, guinea-pigs, and rabbits. We do not discriminate against any animal, or dog breed; however we primarily work in placing Dobermans and Bunnies in to loving homes. We are also highly involved with TNR of feral/stray cats in Detroit and surrounding areas.
As oddly as it may sound some of our Dobermans are found as strays running the streets of Detroit. They have been pulled from high kill shelters, taken in from other rescues, abandoned older dogs used as "Puppy-mill Breeding Stock", and by owners surrendering for various reasons. Many of the dogs we rescue come to us in very very poor health and often are Heart-worm positive. Our rabbits have a similar past; sadly most are owner surrenders after the novelty of having a cute little "Easter Bunny" wears off.
All of our financial support for food and veterinary care comes from donations and fundraising.
We are always in need of financial support, donations, and more foster homes.
Bella is a sweetheart that really wants to be a lap dog. She is very Velcro and wants to be with you wherever you go.
Originally Bella was left behind and abandoned in a garage, she became very thin and ill. She was taken in by a kind woman and nursed back to health, knowing Bella would be on her journey to find her forever home.
She came into the rescue with a lick granuloma on her forelimb which we have been able to get under control however she has some scar tissue built up and will still occasionally lick.
Although Bella is getting along with all the other dogs in the rescue, she can be a bit selective with other dogs. Bella would be very happy to be the only dog in the household receiving all your attention.
In our care, Bella had an old cyst pocket and loose skin removed from her chest - lab results came back with good results: benign and clear margins on the tissue that was removed.
She has a large scar on her chest and abdomen from the incision, but it doesn't seem to bother her at all.
Bella is not a fan of cats or squirrels.
Zuul is a senior doberman with a very heavy case of Color Dilute Alopecia; she is nearly naked. She has food sensitivities and coat issues commonly associated with the Dilute Doberman colors. Zuul has also developed Wobblers and has some mobility issues.
Vigo keeps us all laughing with his carefree "DERP" personality, nothing seems to get him down. Due to bad "pet store" breeding Vigo has issues pulling nutrients from his food and requires eating twice as much as other dogs his size just to keep the weight on.
Captain Jack was pulled form Pound Buddies, Muskegon. There was a hoarding situation that left 150+ rabbits abandoned in a small house and left for dead. Captain Jack was sexed as a boy, but turned out to be a pregnant female who gave birth to 5 kits a few days after her rescue. During her spay, she flat-lined but was revived, however she has not been quit the same, and has become very attached to one of her daughters.
Mr. Potato was our delightful senior who had no idea he was an old man or 95lbs!!! Due to him being a white Doberman he had a low immune system and was covered in warts and skin growths. Stoli loved to go out and meet people at events and make new friends.
Stoli was such a large part of our rescue and family he had a huge fan club, he will be missed but never forgotten.
Even though we only had Ewan for a short time his loving nature and goofy attitude made a huge impact on the pack. He was scheduled to be euthanized at Animal Control due to his age and overcrowding; he received 4 months of unconditional love with us and he had so much fun playing with the other Doberman’s. His old body could not keep up with his happy-go-lucky personality.
Waffles was a trooper and I had thought he had a good chance of survival; he was being bottle fed. Sadly the morning of July 18th we found he had passed away and joined the rest of his siblings.
Tahini gave birth on July 11th. Unfortunately, she was too young to be a mother and three kits had to be put to sleep, the two remaining kits were being bottle fed, and attached to mom to suckle. One was far too frail and did not live to see day three.