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and a partridge in a Pear Tree...

Honestly that seems to be the only thing missing from GDRNT news! First off a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who has come to the Wine Cellar, City of Murphy and Woof Gang this month to support GDRNT and these great supporters. It was a ton of fun having everyone come out and show their generosity and Holiday spirit. But Santa has been busy too and two of our danes have found FURever homes this weekend!

Generosity of the Season has Blessed GDRNT

Meet n Greets are important to GDRNT. As so much of our community is "virtual" it is our chance to get out into the community. An opportunity to educate the public about GDRNT, our danes, the adoption process, our Matchmaker Program and share what we know about these gentle giants. Meet n Greets are simply a way to educate the public about who we are and what we do; they are not adoption events or fundraisers but about education and awareness. While we love to see a fun donation jar at Meet n Greets, it is the icing on the cake.

Yesterday we had a Meet n Greet at the Wine Cellar in Frisco and the generosity of the season hit GDRNT. David, Kristine & their rescue dane Sam donated a percentage of sales, raffled a great wine package to benefit GDRNT and donated personally. They invited customers who also gave generously and worked side by side with our fabulous volunteers to greet a steady crowd and promote GDRNT. At the end of the day the donations totaled enough money to cover intake vaccinations and testing for 6 danes! WOW and THANK YOU to the Wine Cellar family and everyone who came out.

The Holiday Spirit does not end there. Last week we also received a very generous anonymous donation to Divas Dudes and Danes hitting our Event goal for the year. So to "anonymous" we grant a heart felt Thank You!

GDRNT is a 501c,100% volunteer staffed and run so all donations go directly to the care of our danes. We are also 100% privately funded. Every donation of every size allows us to continue to pull danes from area kill shelters, medically treat, rehabilitate and FURever home great danes who have otherwise been discarded. To all of you we say THANK YOU for your continued generosity and support of GDRNT, without you we could not exist.

Cecilia is FURever home!

When Cecilia came to us we were not sure what was wrong with her... Her experienced foster mom took her to the veterinarian and even they could not believe it! Cecilia came to rescue with an extremely rare tick borne disease not generally found in Texas. My understanding is that she is only the second or third documented case in Texas! A distinction she could have lived without.. after months of expensive treatment and then having to undergo heartworm treatment this lady has finally found a fabutastic FURever home with an experienced, loving dane family!

Toby & Ava! FURever Homes!

So glad to announce some of our FURever homes! Adoption days are still some of my favorite! These two are FURever home but don't be surprised if you see them out and about!

Recent FUR ever homes!

Things around GDRNT have been busy busy busy! But don't let that fool you because two of our sweet girls fourn FUREVER HOMES recently! YIPEEE !

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!

More FURever Announcements!

Wow things have been crazy busy here! Our biggest FUNdraiser of the year is less than TWO WEEKS away so we are a busy bunch! Divas Dudes and Danes is our dinner and silent auction and the money raised that night is so very important to what we do. Even with all that excitement FURever homes are still happening!

Happy FURever After!

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WOW I have been bad! Truth be told we have been so busy in rescue lately I have not had much time to sit down and make the Happy announcements! Everyone loves a Happy FURever After Story! So here are a few:
Hampton the Ham! This dude had HOLLYWOOD looks and charm. He came to rescue as part of a seizure by a local Animal Control and was a bit of a wild child, but he caught on quick to the Good Life in his foster home and finally found his FURever family!

Today's FURever Home Goes to...

(Click to read more!) Generally we have a horrible track record adopting out mixes.... people come to us to adopt Danes. We do not DNA test but there are enough features and qualities in our dogs for them to be Danes. Dozer is obviously not all dane.. but he does have the best qualities of a dane and whatever he is mixed with. His name describes him well! This uber sweet young dude is a bit of a bull Dozer and needed a home who would work with his energy and size. Safe to say he hit JACKPOT! His new family has large dog experience, a big yard AND obedience training experience!

Even when I am away....

The FURever homes keep coming! I was hoping to be able to update from vacation but when they say limited internet they are not kidding! Our adoption team has been ROCKIN and Three FURbabies found FURever homes while I was gone! We have the best Adoption Coordinators who work so hard to find the best matches for our approved Applicants.


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