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I AM HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT THIS WEEKEND BUDDY FOUND HIS FOREVER HOME! WOOO HOOOO Buddy is now living large with a family who adores him and a dane sister! This could not happen with out the support of all of you! Sooo THANK YOU TO ALL!

A local shelter called us about Buddy because they knew he was not adoptable given his condition.... they also knew his condition was VERY TREATABLE with the correct medication, time and LOVE!

Buddy's first day in Rescue
Buddy after some rescue love, care and meds!

Best and Worst Jobs in Rescue

I have one of the best jobs in rescue. I get to do Adoption Meetings!!! This is when one of our fosters has overcome all the baggage they brought to rescue and is ready for a forever home. Sometimes it is simple as a spay or neuter and some shots; other times it can mean months of medical treatment, multiple surgeries, training of the most basic skills, and tons of patience and love of a foster home. On the magical day that they find their forever home it is all worth it.

Thank you

Dogs and Summer Weather... Yes there is an App for that...

So far this summer the DFW area has had 17 days over 100 degrees! On average we have 10 so it is hot, hot, hot! A few weeks ago, I wrote about the dangers of leaving your dog in a parked car for even the shortest amount of time. Dogs can't perspire and can only dispel heat by panting and through the pads of their feet. Healthy pets can suffer from dehydration, heat stroke and sunburn if overexposed to summer swelter. Heat stroke can be fatal if not treated promptly. As we go about our summer activities, we need to remember how the summer has hazards for our fur kids.

PetWeather Screen Shot

When 97% is not an "A"

97% of the danes we take in are heart worm positive.. .. I did the math.... these days I am more surprised when a dog comes in heart worm negative. No joke. Combine this with the other common issues, mange, emaciation, cherry eye, respiratory infections and spay/neuters GDRNT spends an average of $1,000 a dog. We have some of the best vets in the area who treat our danes at substantial and sizable discounts.

This 4th of July

A great dane size "Thank You" to all those who have and continue to serve to protect the freedoms we have in this Country. An extra prayer to those families whose service means they are far apart today. ........ Did you know that dogs played a part in the revolutionary war?

Your Dog & Fireworks

I love Fireworks! What better way to celebrate? The colors, the noise, the show and the cool evening air... what is not to like? Well Mocha could tell you it is the colors, the noise, the show and the noise:) Fireworks can be a frightening experience for some dogs. Frightened dogs have different reactions: some tremble at their owners' feet, others retreat to a hiding place, (Mocha will be found in my closet) some try to run off (traveling for miles), and others display bizarre behavior. Even the best behaved dogs can be unpredictable and destructive when frightened.

WOW! What a Day!

A Great Dane Size THANK YOU to everyone who came out today to the Highland Village Petco! We had a TON of visitors .. I tried to talk to each of you but I am sure I missed some!

Special thanks to our foster danes Allison, Oliva, Max and Baya and their foster families! A huge paws up to personal danes Lady Kate, Aberdeen, Gigi and Declan. (GOSH I hope I didn't forget anyone) and our fabutastic volunteers!

Beat the Heat Meet & Greet Saturday June 25th

Beat the Heat at a Meet & Greet
INSIDE the Highland Village Petco! Come visit GDRNT between noon and 4:00 on Satuday June 25th. 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

Hot Cars make for Hotter Dogs.....

I don't know about your dog but my Diva Dane LOVES to ride in the car! So I take her every chance I get... the highlight of her day is school carpool! At the moment she is not to happy with me.... because school is out (no twice a day carpool) and it is just too hot and the car heats up way too fast! I still take her if dropping off kids or picking up when I know I do not have to get out of the car but I leave her home if I have to make even a short stop......

Divas, Dudes & Danes

Divas, Dudes & Danes a Night to Celebrate the gentle giants. A dinner and silent auction benefiting Great Dane Rescue of North Texas
Saturday, October 15th
6:30 to 9:30

Location will be announced soon... so keep an eye out!
Our Auction Team is hard at work setting up a Night of great food, great music and great auction items... If you have not had a chance to come this is a fun casual humans night out (sorry no danes) So mark you calendars now!


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