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So You Want A Puppy.... Read This.

People often ask us if we have puppies available for adoption, this is a frequent question, so here is the deal.

Puppies are rare in rescue, while we have recently had more than usual, they are still rare in rescue. That being said, adopting out a dane puppy is a unique adventure. The fact that they are in such high demand is a part of the problem. Everyone wants that cute, floppy, uncoordinated adorable dane puppy. What MOST people fail to realize is that cute, adorable uncoordinated puppy is going to get big, and I mean GIANT.

Catching up on Furever Stories

I usually like everyone to have their own individual FURever story but if you read our home page you know it has been more than a little crazy around here.... we are all volunteers working rescue around family, jobs and life. Sometimes the administrative stuff falls behind while we car for the dogs we have committed too.

Jenna, Out of Her Shell, Into Their Hearts

The shelter staff was very concerned about Jenna when she was there because she was so shut down. I call this shelter shock... when I dog is so freaked out in the shelter they are not themselves... they are timid, fearful and may even present some "unwanted" behavior. Somehow we knew different..... Once in a quiet foster home, with a few days to decompress, some groceries and care Jenna began to relax and let her sweet self be known. Jenna still needed groceries, a no puppy pledge and a tail surgery before she could be adopted.

Jenna is not settled in with her FURever family and she has taken over their hearts. Jenna now knows this is her family, and she is furever loved and safe.

Heidi's New Advneture

When you adopt from us you are, better or worse, stuck with us. We have developed some great relationships with past adopters, many who stay on to foster and volunteer. So I was not surprised to hear from one of our more active members that they were ready for a new furkid. Their last dane went to the bridge and they were ready to open their hearts and homes to another dane.

A Grand Home for a Grand Dame

Dallas came to rescue in her golden years. At 9 years old her wild and wooly puppy days were far behind her, and she needed a quiet home that appreciates the special bond of a senior dog. As luck would have it, a past adopter with a soft spot for senior Danes contacted us looking to adopt. This adopter understands the reward of caring for an older dog, and Dallas hit the jackpot! Congratulations to Dallas and her adopter!

Furever home for the New Year

Sybil was not sure why she ended up homeless and took a few days to know she was safe in her foster home but once she felt safe she caught on to the house manners, and being loved. Sybill is such a sweet girl and has found her FURever home with a couple with Dane experience and another sweet pup. She is showing her velcro side to her mom and dad and is already acting like she knows she is FURever home...

Noah's Home for the Holidays

Noah came to rescue on a particularly rainy day. His transporter had to outmaneuver flash flooding to get to and from the shelter and then to the vet for Noah's intake exam. In spite of his exciting entrance to rescue, Noah turned out to be one of the easiest fosters in recent memory. He tested heartworm negative, had no significant health concerns, and simply needed to be vetted, neutered, and evaluated before he would be ready for his new family. Plus, he was great with everyone he met - pets included. And did I mention that he's quite the looker?

Lex Found His Lady

Lex charms everybody he meets. They all said they would love to keep him if they could - from his transporter to his foster to his vacation foster. Well, guess what? His vacation foster happened to have a Lex-sized spot in her home, just waiting for him to make himself at home! Her sweet senior Dane passed away earlier this year, and she had been waiting for the right pup to fill the hole.

Lady Eleanor Has Found Her Manor

Eleanor was returned to rescue through no fault of her own. Once GDRNT commits to a dog, we are committed for the rest of the dog's life. Sometimes, unexpected circumstances arise that mean a dog needs to come back to us. In Eleanor's case, her original foster home happened to be open, and she was able to slip back into her routine with ease.


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