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SCOUTing Out a FURever Home

Scout came to rescue because he was a repeat visitor to a local shelter and his family did not want to claim him since they could not provide a home for him any longer ... Scout would wander from home regularly and now we know why. Scout was probably looking for a new furever family, not because his old family was mean but they just could no longer provide for him... so he took it upon him self to find himself a new one. Once in foster care Scout bloomed with a little training, some structure and love. He meshed so well into his foster home that ... well he is staying.

Princess Belle has Found her FURever Castle

Sometimes a foster dog makes it known what they want in a FURever home. So it was with Belle. Now I have fostered my fair share of puppies but never have I seen a puppy with so much love for young children. Belle would gravitate to them, follow them, just want to be with them... now my boys are way past little kid stage so every chance she got she would snuggle a kid. While most puppies are a bull in a china shop Belle seemed to adjust for the little folks... not to say she couldn't forget her size but it was clear she needed some dane savy kids as part of her FURever story.

Elvis Has Left the Building

Many of our fosters come to us in rough shape: heartworm positive, in need of manners, emaciated... you name it, we’ve seen it. So, it’s always a surprise when a “perfect” foster comes to us from a local shelter. Bob’s foster home could not say enough good things about him. They’ve been long time fosters for GDRNT; so, this is high praise. Bob had perfect manners, was eager to please, loved the kiddos, and was an all-around perfect gentleman. The only thing he did not have was a furever home.

Bob, now Elvis

A Perfect Fit!

Sometimes things just come together perfectly. Cheyenne’s foster is also the volunteer who did the home visit for her furever family, and she knew immediately that she’d found the perfect home for Cheyenne. Although our volunteers try to be impartial (we all think we have the best foster ever!), sometimes you can’t deny the perfect fit. So, she made the suggestion to our adoption coordinator who agreed it was a perfect match! The only obstacle was that Cheyenne was recovering from hookworms and needed to be medically cleared before she could move to her furever home.

Cheyenne

Furever Tails!

Xena is a young Dane who arrived at rescue heartworm positive, unsure of new situations, and in need of manners. She did well with the other pets in her foster home and flourished under the loving guidance of her foster family. She responded well to heartworm treatment and is now in a wonderful home. Xena has another Dane to play with and plenty of room to run and play. Most importantly, her family is willing to give her the time she needs to adjust and settle in.

Xena
Annie Oakley
Bailey

Divas, Dudes, and Danes -HUGE Thank you.

WOW What a fun night. We cannot thank Cypress Waters for providing the most awesome space for our event. So many great businesses donated great silent auction items and together we raised tons of much needed funds for our foster dogs. Thank you to all who attended and made this such a fun and successful night.

2017 Annual Member Meeting .. Member App Due by Feb 10

The 2017 annual members meeting for all paid members will be held on Saturday. February 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm in Dallas Texas. Even if you can not attend the meeting this is a great way to support all of the good work that rescue does! Every bit of your annual dues goes to help the sick, injured and neglected dogs that we are able to save from death row.

Lenny Hit the Jackpot (and just in time for Christmas!)

Lenny came to rescue heartworm positive and with a nasty pressure sore on his leg. He was a senior Dane in rough shape and needing a lot of TLC. Through the patient care of his foster mom and our veterinarians, he received treatment for the wound and underwent heartworm treatment. His gentle temperament quickly won over his foster mom, and we were all hopeful he would soon find a furever home.

Ellie's Home for the Holidays

Ellie is an energetic, loving puppy who found herself in a shelter when her initial owner became overwhelmed. She wanted badly to please her foster family and began learning how to behave properly while in their care. She was recently matched with a family who is continuing her training. Ellie now has a family to call her own, complete with another dog to help her burn off some of that puppy energy.

Congratulations to Ellie and her new family!

Leo's the King of His Castle

Leo is a sweet dude who took some time to open up to and trust his foster home. Some dogs do well as only dogs, some do well at home alone all day, and others just love to be surrounded by playmates and people. Leo fell into the latter category. He loves his people, loves other dogs, and even does well with kitties. Happily, he gets plenty of time with all three – people, dogs, and kitties – in his furever home. Congratulations to Leo and his furever family!

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