J9's Rescue Inc., also known as J9's Doberman and Bunny Rescue, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization operating on a small scale. We specialize in rescuing and fostering dogs and rabbits, with a focus on the Doberman breed and Bunnies. Our headquarters are located in Detroit, Michigan, and we operate as a no-kill rescue.
Our founder, Jeannine (J9), started this rescue effort single-handedly in 2014. Since then, she has rescued and re-homed many animals, including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, and rabbits. We do not discriminate against any breed or species; however, we primarily focus on Dobermans and bunnies. Additionally, we are heavily involved in the trap-neuter-return (TNR) of feral and stray cats in Detroit and surrounding areas.
Some of our Dobermans have been found as strays running the streets of Detroit, while others have been rescued from high-kill shelters or taken in from other rescues. We have also rescued older dogs that were used as "Puppy-mill Breeding Stock" and dogs surrendered by their owners for various reasons. Many of the animals we take in are in poor health, with some testing positive for heartworm. Our rabbits have a similar past, often being surrendered by owners who no longer want them.
Our organization relies entirely on donations and fundraising for our financial support, including food and veterinary care. We are always in need of additional financial support, donations, and foster homes.
Sage, formerly known as Rolo, is a beautiful red Doberman who was rescued from an uncertain fate. Her previous owner had advertised her on social media, threatening to either give her away or put her down. The rescue tried to contact the owner, but Sage was picked up by someone else before they could reach her. Fortunately, the rescue was able to bring her into their care and reunite her with her housemate, Flower, who was also rescued from the same situation.
Despite being called Rolo, Sage really fits her new name because she is full of wisdom and love for everyone she meets. She is a senior Doberman who was mistakenly believed to be only 2 years old by her previous owner. Sage is also 40lbs overweight and has severe fur loss on her back as well as some scars from past traumatic experiences. She is following a strict diet and workout regimen to help her lose weight and hopefully, regrow her fur.
Sage is a lovely girl with a heart of gold. Despite her past experiences, she is full of love and affection for people and is grateful for her second chance at life. The rescue is dedicated to providing Sage with the care and attention she needs to thrive in her new life.
Meet Mr. Smith, a young fawn Doberman who has had a difficult start in life. Gryphon was surrendered to us by his previous owner because a member of their extended family was not providing him with proper care or veterinary attention for his existing wounds. As a result, Gryphon was severely underweight, weighing about 20lbs less than he should be.
Upon taking Gryphon to the vet, we discovered that he had never received vaccinations before, and he was also diagnosed with heartworm disease. Despite these challenges, Gryphon has remained a well-mannered and gentle dog, with a very sweet personality that makes him a joy to be around.
While Gryphon has a long road ahead of him with his heartworm treatment, we are confident that he will make a full recovery with the proper care and attention. Once he has completed his treatment, we plan to have him neutered to ensure his long-term health and well-being.
Gryphon is a kind and loving young boy who gets along well with other dogs, people, and even children. However, he does not seem to be fond of cats. He is a very well-behaved dog who is eager to please and responds well to positive reinforcement.
Despite his difficult past, Gryphon has proven to be a resilient and loving dog who has quickly won our hearts. We are committed to providing him with the care and attention he needs to make a full recovery and to ensure he has a happy and healthy life.
Gryphon Smith is on HOLD for a while, but he will be adoptable when his Heartworm treatment is over.
Vigo may have had a rough start in life due to poor breeding, but he never lets it get him down. With his carefree "DERP" personality, he keeps us all laughing and brings joy to everyone he meets.
Unfortunately, due to his breeding, Vigo has trouble pulling nutrients from his food and requires eating twice as much as other dogs his size just to maintain his weight. Despite this challenge, Vigo never complains and is always eager to chow down on his favorite meals.
We are committed to giving Vigo the best possible care and providing him with the nutrition he needs to stay healthy and happy. Despite his struggles, he never lets them hold him back and continues to live life to the fullest.
With his silly antics and lovable personality, Vigo has become an integral part of our pack and a true inspiration to us all. We are grateful to have him in our lives and look forward to many more happy years together.
Captain Jack's story is one of resilience and strength. Pulled from a hoarding situation that left 150+ rabbits abandoned and left for dead, she was sexed as a boy but turned out to be a pregnant female who gave birth to five kits just a few days after her rescue.
During her spay surgery, Captain Jack flat-lined, but thankfully she was revived. However, the experience left her changed, and she has become very attached to one of her daughters. Despite the trauma she endured, Captain Jack remains a loving and gentle soul, and her maternal instincts are as strong as ever.
We are committed to providing Captain Jack with the love and care she needs to thrive, and we are honored to have her as part of our rescue family. Her story is a reminder of the resilience and strength that can be found in even the most challenging circumstances, and we are inspired by her determination and spirit.
Over the years Zuul has had a difficult time with various health issues. She suffered from a severe case of Color Dilute Alopecia, which has caused her to lose nearly all of her hair. This condition is commonly associated with Dilute Doberman colors and can lead to skin and coat problems.
Despite the challenges she faced, Zuul was a loving and affectionate dog who craved attention and companionship, a true
Unfortunately, Zuul had also developed Wobblers, which had resulted in mobility issues. Wobblers is a neurological condition that affects the spine and can lead to difficulty walking or standing. Despite this, Zuul remained determined and continued to move around as best she could.
You brought so much joy and love to our lives, and your presence will be deeply missed. We will always remember the way you wagged your long nub when you saw us, and the way you snuggled up to us for cuddles.
Rest easy, sweet Zuul. We will always cherish the memories we shared together.
Stoli, or "Mr. Potato" as he was affectionately known, was a delightful senior Doberman who lived life to the fullest. Despite his age and size - he weighed an impressive 95lbs - Stoli had no idea he was an old man and loved to explore and meet new people.
As a white Doberman, Stoli had a low immune system which made him prone to developing skin growths and warts. But this never stopped him from living life to the fullest and enjoying every moment.
Stoli was a social butterfly and loved going out to events to meet new people and make new friends. He quickly became a beloved member of our rescue and family, and he had a large fan club of admirers who adored him.
Sadly, Stoli passed away, but his memory lives on. He will always hold a special place in our hearts and will be missed dearly. His playful spirit, loving personality, and fearless nature were an inspiration to all who knew him, and his legacy will continue to inspire us for years to come.
Rest in peace, Stoli. You will never be forgotten.
Ewan was a senior Doberman who made a lasting impression, despite only being with us for a short time. He came to us from Animal Control, where he was scheduled to be euthanized due to his age and overcrowding.
During his four months with us, Ewan showed us the true meaning of unconditional love. Despite his advanced age, he was always full of energy and had a goofy attitude that endeared him to everyone he met. He loved nothing more than playing with the other Dobermans and exploring the world around him.
Unfortunately, Ewan's old body could not keep up with his happy-go-lucky personality, and he passed away. While we only had him for a short time, his presence made a huge impact on our pack, and he will always be remembered for his loving nature and playful spirit.
We are grateful to have had the opportunity to provide Ewan with the love and care he deserved in his final months. He may have only been with us for a short time, but his impact on our lives and the lives of those who knew him will be felt forever.
Rest in peace, Ewan. You will always hold a special place in our hearts.
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.