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Elvis is Why They Give.

Growing up Diana and I always had dogs and it was ingrained in us from infancy that dogs were simply part of a family. It wasn't until we both entered college that we lived life without a dog around and after graduation we were eager to make our household complete with a loving canine companion.

Many were surprised that a Great Dane became our final choice due to not only the unique challenges in caring for such a large breed but also in adopting one that was already fully grown from a rescue organization. As many in Great Dane Rescue of North Texas will tell you, Great Dane puppies are very tempting to hopeful dog owners that underestimate their rapid growth and the lifestyle change that would be required to complement it. So after months of research and deliberation, Diana and I were set on providing a better life for a giant dog that missed out on landing a forever home on the first try.

When we first heard about the handsome Great Dane that would become our Elvis, he checked every box on our list. However, we kept our eagerness at bay to be sure that we were as good of a fit for Elvis as we knew he would be for us.
Fast forward to today, six months later, we literally could not imagine our lives without him, and we thank the Great Dane Rescue of North Texas for helping us forge a family with the perfect giant dog. We quickly became a part of GDRNT as volunteers with Elvis soon after adopting him to help others have a story like this as well as share our enthusiasm for these gentle giants.

#NTXGiving Day Link for Great Dane Rescue

Why #NTXGiving is Important to Nala

When we pick up a Dane from a shelter, we never really know what treatments they need to get healthy. Sometimes we are pleasantly surprised that the dog is fairly healthy and just needs a comfy place to rest until we find a furever home. Most of the time, the Dane has one of several common health problems that our veterinarians routinely treat. Occasionally, we get a dog like Nala who has ongoing health problems and needs a special home.

Nala initially came to GDRNT four years ago in rough shape. She had severe dermatitis and mastitis that took multiple veterinary visits and months of care to bring under control. Eventually, her condition stabilized, and Nala found a family to call her own. Things were great for awhile until unexpected changes in her home resulted in Nala’s return to rescue.

Even though she was able to return to her former foster home, the stress of changing homes again led to a flair up in her skin conditions. This time, our veterinarian recommended a new, daily medication to manage skin allergies coupled with a special diet. Now, Nala’s skin is stable, and she is back to being a beautiful, loving pup. She just needs to find a furever home willing to keep an eye on and maintain the medication for he allergies.

On September 14th, Thursday , please consider supporting GDRNT by donating through North Texas Giving Day. Donations pledged ahead of time or made on Thursday are eligible for matching donations.

This means that each donation goes further to help the dogs in our program. Please consider donating through#NTXGiving Day Link for Great Dane Rescue

Great Big Dogs, Great Big Expenses

At GDRNT we are committed to rescuing dogs from shelters who would not otherwise have a chance at a furever home. Frequently, this means we take in dogs with big medical needs and big medical bills. Most frequently, that translates to heartworm treatment, but it is not uncommon to take in a dog that needs orthopedic surgery to correct an old injury or congenital malformation.

Sweet Sasha is Home!

Sweet Sasha was a bit shy when she arrived at rescue. She immediately loved the humans in her foster home and did well with the kitties, but she wasn’t sure how she ended up there. As she became comfortable in her foster home, her confidence grew. Soon, she was ready for a furever home.


Josh is Featured on 1 800 PetMeds Cares Blog!

GDRNT is in the Shelter Spotlight Blog for PetMeds Cares and they are featuring our own Josh!

Check out their blog Shelter Spotlight

Josh is Featured on 1 800 PetMeds Cares Blog!

GDRNT is in the Shelter Spotlight Blog for PetMeds Cares and they are featuring our own Josh!

Check out their blog Shelter Spotlight

Josh is Patiently Awaiting His Furever Home

Josh is an amazing dog, but… There’s always a but, isn’t there? GDRNT rarely takes in Dane mixes, but every now and then we make an exception. Josh was on the euthanasia list at a local shelter. They thought he was full Dane; we thought he was a mix. Now that he’s here, we’re sure he is a mix. At the end of the day, what mattered was that an amazing, young dog was about to be euthanized for space if we didn’t take him.

FURever Awesome Sauce Homes

Wow a lot going on here at GDRNT and we have fallen behind on keeping everyone filled in on the great news. Remember every dog that is adopted opens a foster spot for us to take on one more pup. Normally I like to give everyone their own FURever but I am so far behind... so lets have a FUREver Home Story PARTY.

Robert found his FURever

Robert is a fun loving dude who never met a stranger. Robert came to rescue and left his past behind him fast... he just wanted to share his joy with everyone. Roberts energy is not for everyone but he needed an active home who would not only keep up with his training but also provide a lot of attention and love.

Well our adoption team did it again and found Robert a great furever Dad to share his love of life with. These two are already peas in a pod and setting out on new adventures.


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.


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