What is Divas Dudes & Danes?

Divas Dudes & Danes is a casual humans only evening where GDRNT friends new and old can come together to support a cause we all care about. A fun event that assures our mission can continue. Casa Milagro Restaurant has generously offered to host again this year and provide their supper yummy fajita buffet and a cash bar. There will be a great variety of silent auction items including a week stay in a Vail Condo, Golf Rounds, Hotel Stays, Gift Cards and great product baskets! We cap the evening off by closing Auction Tables and sharing Awesome Dessert! Just a fun evening!

There is so much more to this event than a fun evening. Over the last 12 years we have rescued over 1,450 danes and given them a second chance at Happy Tails. 97% of the danes that come to us are heartworm positive requiring expensive treatment, most are not spayed/neutered, all get updated vaccinations and some are very very sick. Average it out and we spend approximately $1,000 on every dane that comes through our program. Even with the generous discounts given to us by some of the very best veterinary offices in the area, it still averages ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS A DANE! There is no way all costs could be covered by adoption fees! Fundraising allows us to continue pulling not only the apparently healthy danes from area shelters but also those who are sick, injured or have special needs.

Phoenix is a great example of this. Suffering from advanced demodectic mange and life threatening secondary infections a shelter would be forced to euthanize her. By accepting her into our program she has been given a chance to heal and become a loving, typical dane who will make a fabutastic FURever family member. She is just one of the many success stories at GDRNT.

Cole came to rescue with life threatening respiratory infection that would have meant death in the shelter. After a lengthy hospital stay and expensive test we were able to diagnose and properly treat so he could get well. Today Cole is living large with his FURever family and their other GDRNT Dane!

Great Dane Rescue of North Texas is 100% privately funded. We get zero tax or government money, we get zero support from AKC, CKC or any other "Pure Breed" Groups. Our "income" comes from dane loving, kind hearted generous people who donate.

Money raised at Divas Dudes and Danes allows us to continue what we have been doing for more than 12 years, and assures our future while having a little fun.