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FUNDRAISER MATCH CHALLENGE !!! Your donation can be DOUBLED! Bowel Obstruction! An Expensive ER Bill!

UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE !!!!! Ok Gang I have an anonymous Donor willing to match all funds donated between now and 3/31 up to $2,500. so every donation will be DOUBLED up to $2,500! Can you help us get there!
Can you help us with a donation of $20 bucks? Any amount helps.

Bowel Obstruction! An Expensive ER Bill!

Even in the most diligent foster homes stuff happens. When Frosty's foster mom called to say he was off and described his symptoms we knew immediately he had to go to the ER. Because this stuff always happens after your veterinarian is closed .... (this is why it is important to always know the location of the closest after hours or 24/hour Veterinary Hospital) At the end of this post there is a video to her you recognize the symptoms of an obstruction.. But if you have any suspicion go directly to a veterinarian to be sure!

Being a normal curious puppy Frosty secretly ingested what we now know was sock. A tube sock that lived in his digestive system happily, for who knows how long... ... till it didn't. Once at the ER an X-ray was able to confirm our fears and Frosty went quickly into surgery... with a bowel obstruction time is of the essence so we had to move fast to save his life.

Glad to say that after emergency surgery, good medications, loving care, a little bit of time and just about $3,000 Frosty is back to his usual happy puppy self.

$$$$$$ THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS! Fortunately Rescue had the emergency funds to approve this surgery and safe Frosty but now we are looking to build back up our emergency funds. Keep in mind this is in addition to our normal monthly veterinary bills. As an all volunteer 501c all donations go directly to the care of our danes

Can you help us with a donation of $20 bucks? Any amount helps.

WE are happy to say that Frosty has found the perfect FURever home now that he is all fixed up. His family totally understands the importance of high supervision for a puppy and has experience with vision/hearing impaired danes. So after all that drama and a dent in our bank account please consider donating so we can continue to save more danes from socks, heart worms, and anything else they need to find PAWfect FURever homes.

For more about bowel obstructions and what to look for check out this video from PET MED.

Puppy Love? Not so Fast.

People often ask us if we have puppies available for adoption.   So let me go ahead and address this to everyone. This is long but important..

Puppies are rare in rescue. That being said, adopting out a Dane puppy is not the same as adopting out a medium to large sized dog puppy. It is a unique adventure. Why you might ask, is it unique when they are in such high demand?  Well the fact that they are in such high demand is a part of the problem. Everyone wants that cute, floppy, uncoordinated adorable Dane puppy. And I mean everyone!  What MOST people fail to realize is that that cute, adorable uncoordinated puppy is going to get big, and I don't mean big by most people's standards I mean GIANT.  (Sorry, but your big Lab or Boxer is a little dog to me; so my definition of big and yours are likely to be pretty different). 

This size brings with it more than one issue. Often people underestimate the amount of time and work that are involved in training and socializing a GIANT puppy. This shouldn't matter right?  You don't need to work that hard on your puppy, they will just get it… Well if they just got it, we would be out of business.

The average age of rescue Danes is 18 months. Why? Well because at that age all those things that the GIANT puppy did that you thought were cute and adorable and knowingly or not you encouraged, well they are not so cute anymore now that he is over 100 lbs. Who would have thought those spontaneous Dane hugs would get dangerous, or the continuous counter surfing would make life difficult when trying to feed, well anyone other than the Dane. And let's not even go for the giant dog that goes barreling down the street after neighbors and other dogs barking his head off because his goofy butt wants to play, but they are running in fear for their lives. 

PetMeds Cares

1-800-PetMeds® supports pet rescue and adoption through PetMeds Cares. This program’s primary focus is organizing donations of over-the-counter medications and products to U.S animal shelters and rescues. Rescue groups can apply to be considered for donations once each year. Great Dane Rescue is excited to be considered for this awesome program. To learn more visit PetMeds Cares