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Got to love the FURever home!

Anyone who has been through the application process with us will tell you we put a lot of time into each application. More time and thought is given to our MatchMaker Process! Once approved we look at the obvious criteria... things like does the dog get along with cats? Kids? have specific needs? We want FURever matches and the best proof of that is in our repeat adopters! Nothing makes me happier than seeing an application from a past adopter ready to add another dane to the family! It is their faith in our process that keeps them coming back.

WOW ! What a FUN Night at Sambuca for GDRNT

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who came out to Sambuca 360 in Plano tonight! It was so fun to see friends new and old. A special shout out to Sambuca who sponsored the event for us. So much of our work is done via email, text and over the phone that it was a treat for me to see so many faces. We had adopters, fosters, volunteers, supporters and even a few who just came to check us out! Thank You again to everyone. NOW get ready! for SATURDAY! Another Beat the Heat Meet N Greet at Petco in ALLEN!


WOW! Our adoption Team has been busy busy busy! We have already had 5 adoptions this week and today it was COLE's turn! This was a fun one because Cole's new family is another repeat adopter! Last fall this couple adopted from us and like so many they realized Danes can be like chips... hard to have just one! So when they applied to adopt again I was not surprised! Today we introduced Cole to their first GDRNT Dane and they are fast friends! I think it was love all around and now Cole has his very own FURever family. Cole came to rescue very sick and spent a week in ICU.

The Starfiish Story... Why Pet Adoption Matters

It happens frequently enough ..I get that tilted head look.... Trying to explain to someone why I have another dog crate in the den, my suburban smells like "shelter crude", the dog fur on my clothes, why I spend my "spare" time in shelters, at adoptions or in veterinary offices. It can be hard to explain to people why we do what we do. Rescuing can be hard, but how can it be harder than knowing a dog will die because no foster or adopter stepped up? Someone recently sent me a version of "The Starfish Story", by Loren Eiseley (1907 - 1977) which explains it perfectly.

it mattered to that one

Bad News, Good News... 15 Intakes, 1 Month

If you have been following the emails you may have noticed a TON of shelter transport and foster home requests. In the last month we have taken 15 shelter dogs into our program .. FIFTEEN ... Sometimes they came in pairs or multiple requests from the same shelter! Some of these dogs came to us very sick and will need some extended stays in medical foster homes prior to being ready to adopt.... more on that another time..... Because our Intake team ROCKS we did not have to turn down a single North Texas Shelter request for help.

Another FURever home (AGAIN!)

Many of you know of the Weatherford Six who came to us earlier this year - two adult males and four ill puppies. Through the hard-work and love of our fosters and volunteers most of these Danes have found their furever homes with awesome families. Last week was Cash's turn, again. Cash was previously placed with a family who loved him dearly, but shortly after bringing him home they discovered he triggered life-threatening ashtma attacks for their little girl. Given the severity of the situation there was no choice but to bring Cash back to GDRNT.

A FURever home for my foster....

My family has had almost 30 fosters with GDRNT and this FURever home comes with tears of JOY! Many of you have met my foster Brian since he has been here since November when he came to rescue with surgical hardware for his broken leg. He was about 10 months old and had spent two weeks in a vet clinic but needed foster care. He was surrendered to the clinic with a spiral fracture of his back leg that required 9 screws and two steel rods to hold it together. All of his surgery and veterinary care was donated by the clinic he was surrendered to so when the request to foster came in...

Brian week one in rescue
Looking for his FURever home!

This weekends FURever homes go to..

It has been a busy week for rescue.....and I have been bad about FURever home updates so this week FURever homes went to:

ROXY! Roxy came to rescue skinny and needing surgery for a bad cherry
eye. Her loving foster home cared for her and tended to her eye.
Today she found her FURever family and is home. A special Thank you
to Lauren for loving her and making today happen.

Driving Danes

I had never given much thought to "buckling in " Mocha to the back of the suburban when we go out. Frequently I will restrain a foster or transport to keep them from jumping into the front seat, but Mocha is so good in the car I never saw the point. So I intended to write today on the best way to keep your dog safe in the car. Well it turns out it ain't that easy..... There are lots of products marketed to keep your pet safe in a crash, or restrained while driving. Each has merit but what seems to be lacking is any agreement on the best way to protect your furry kid in your vehicle.

Mocha reclined in HER row of my suburban...

Thanks to Those Who Sacrifice for All of Us

“The men and women who gave their lives in service to our country were dedicated to the worthy cause of freedom, and not one of them died in vain. From colonial America to the Persian Gulf, from places such as the Argonne to Normandy, Inchon, and Da Nang—they fought and sacrificed so others might live in peace, free from the fear of tyranny and aggression. On this Memorial Day, our hearts should swell with thankfulness and pride as we reflect on our Nation’s enduring heritage of liberty under law and on the continuing expansion of democratic ideals around the globe.”


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