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Save the Date for DaneFest 2012

Danes, Danes and more Danes… Welcome spring at the event of the year – DaneFest!.
If you’re a lover of the Great Dane breed, you’re invited!
Open to the public, DaneFest is a family-friendly event held each spring at
Dogs Unleashed Dog Daycare in Keller, Texas. You and your furry friends are sure to have a good time: Check-in, walk to the backyard of Dogs Unleashed, and PLAY!

Danes are Targets Too!

I recently got a frantic call from a past adopter sharing a frightening story. Fence Gates of several homes on her street had been broken in with the specific intent of letting the dogs out!!! The motive is unclear but police have several theories ranging from a simple act of vanalism to home burglary.  
This  story had a happy ending courtesy of a dog loving police officer, a scan by Animal Control  and a MICROCHIP.   A loose dog can cover MILES in a day... you only have to think back to Dee Dee's story to know!  Dee Dee was found over 12 miles from where she was spotted! 

Guess what Santa brought Allison?

Santa granted Allison's Christmas wish early!
 Allison has been with one of out awesome fosters for quite some time now, she had to undergo HW treatment and then several eye surgeries ... our foster her two sweet Danes and assorted other pets, not only tended to her illness but also her broken spirit.  Allison was overbred and discarded ... Her body and spirit worn down.....

Take a Look at me NOW!

I was updating Norman's picture and trying to get some video of him added to his profile when I came across this video. In 2010 one of our FABUTASTIC volunteers did a video to play at our Diva's Dudes and Danes Auction. It features some of the Danes that have come through our program in years past. I have seen it many times and couldn't help watching it again. There are so many days when I wonder if we have an impact, if we can change the world a little bit for the better. This video illustrates that in some way we CAN make a difference...

As a 501c, all volunteer organization every dollar goes directly to the care and rehab of these danes. Every mile a volunteer drives transporting keeps danes off death row, every foster home saves a life. I personally think that is a step toward a better world.

Giving Thanks for the BEST FOSTERS and VOLUNTEERS EVER

GDRNT is an ALL volunteer group, everyone involved gives 110% and without our amazing foster homes, donors, volunteers, sponsors and hard work we could not exist. As of this week 1390 danes have come through our program in the last 11 years! So this Thanksgiving I am very thankful for all of you and what you do for GDRNT. Each of you are a Blessing to us!

Our Veterans and their FurKids

Today is not about political standing. Each of us know someone who has given greatly for our Country. I sometimes think we can not show enough appreciation for our active and retired military. I think this video shows how our dogs best express the appreciation felt by all of us!
http://youtu.be/iD3cgDRsDck

Micro Chips WORK!

A Dane is back home tired but safe because of a micro chip! Tonight we got a call from someone who found a great dane with a GDRNT microchip so they called us. When I looked up the chip I realized it was one of my adopters from a few years back and almost hung up on the good stranger trying to dial the adopters! When I got hold of them they had been looking for over two hours!

This Weekend Meet N Greet

INSIDE the Highland Village Petco! Come visit GDRNT between noon and 4:00 on Satuday, November 5th. This is a great time to learn more about our adoption and match program, volunteer opporutnities, and more about great danes! It is also a chance to talk to those of us who live with these gentle giants every day and learn about life with a giant breed!

Petco Highland Village
3194 FM 407
Highland Village, TX 75077

Who has found a FURever home?

a girl as Sweet as HONEY!!! Honey was at a local shelter on stray hold when I went to pick up another dane, the shelter worker explained to me that Honey was sick and that the shelter was treating her but she needed rescue. We were able to pick her up as soon as her hold was up and get her to a veterinarian. She was suffering from a upper respiratory infection, contagious mange and the nasty secondary infections that often come with mange. With the care of our vets and the love and care of one of our FABUTASTIC foster homes...

This weekends FURever homes go to..

I have one of the best jobs in rescue... ADOPTION MEETINGS! Last Night Murdoch and Isabelle both turned on the charm and made it a very hard decision for this guy but in the end Murdoch stole his heart! Watch the video of the adoption meeting turned dane play date. Murdoch is a sweet young dude and I has definitely found his perfect FURever home. These guys are two dudes and I suspect we will be hearing of their adventures soon! (click on READ MORE to find out who else and see the video)

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