Matchmaker, Matchmaker make me a FURever match!

I hate the word "inventory" when applied to rescue, but it illustrates one of the challenges of being a small breed specific rescue. Like any rescue we have limited amounts of foster, monetary, and veterinary resources. As an all volunteer, 501c rescue we dedicate ourselves to saving, rehabilitating and re-homing great danes in need. Our first priority is always danes in area shelters at risk for euthanasia. Our "inventory" is based on who needs us most.. and as a result that sometimes presents some challenges.

Approved adopters are matched with dogs who match aspects of their home. Frequently approved adopters will be given several dogs that match their household, sometimes a home has specific needs. One example would be if an approved adopter already has a cat we would want to match them with a dog know to be good with cats. Sometimes our "inventory" supply may not have a dane we know is good with cats.. so we are left with a stinker of a problem.. approved awesome waiting FURever homes.. and danes waiting for FURever homes....

Not only does this mean a dog will have to wait for a good furever home, but also that a great home will have to wait for just the right match. ughhhhh

Several months ago an awesome past adopter, volunteer and foster was ready for another dane and after the approval process we were stuck waiting for a good match for her household and existing dog. So when Ally came into the program I was cautiously optimistic... I stayed in contact with the foster mom and watched her evaluation process. Each report reaffirmed what I suspected until the Match Team made it official...

Nobody was sure if the existing dog or adopter would love Ally and want to make her a FURever dane, but I was cautiously optimistic! It is with so much YIPEEE and WHOO HOOO that we announce Ally has found the perfect FURever home! This FURever home has lots of experience with deaf danes and the existing dog was so excited with his new fur-sister! (insert fireworks here.. anyone know the HTML for Fireworks)

Rising Above Great Dane Funding

Our previous adopters are eligible to apply for financial support if their Great Dane needs vet care that cannot be afforded due to economic hardship and extenuating circumstances; even if the adopters are outside of Rising Above’s coverage area.Rising Above Great Dane Funding | Facebook