We service the Fort Worth/Dallas area of Texas

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. 

Winter Weather Warning for North Texas

Recently there was a post on line that featured a dog covered in snow with the reminder to Bring them Inside. Obviously enough right? WRONG!! OMDog people ... the picture showed some variety of husky so people started a debate on why these dogs COULD be left outside.... so here we go again...

Personally my dogs are family and they live inside.. yes they are danes and are totally not built for the cold but that is beside the point. Most jurisdictions have laws on providing adequate sheltering, access to food and fresh water regardless of breed.

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