News and Stories from GDRNT

LIFE SAVING FOSTERS NEEDED! ASAP

I really do not know where to start..... my heart is aching .... but stories like Mollies make it all worth it.

OPAL is SAFE but others are NOT!

Sweet Opal has clearly been used for multiple breeding.. but she is safe now because of a loving foster that opened their home and hearts to save her. Currently we have FOUR danes in local shelters that we are trying to find fosters for.....

Do you have what it takes to save a life?
Most of you know this but... it is necessary to repeat..

GDRNT is an all volunteer group. We do not have a shelter .. All of our dogs are placed in screened, qualified foster homes. You have seen this.. from us and other quality rescue groups... So what the heck does that mean?

On a typical day we get 7 to 10 surrender requests a day from people wanting to give up their danes. A DAY. There is no way we can take them all... Our first priority is danes in local shelters since the are most in need. We will only commit to taking a dog if we have a pre approved foster willing to take the dog .. No foster and the dog stays at the shelter.

A quality foster home understands that your goal is to be the SECOND best home your foster pup will ever know. It means you are getting them ready to be a FURever dog for their FURever family. This doesn't stop at food, love and walks, some will need a little more ..

  • Your foster may need potty training...
  • Your foster may come to you with some naught habits.. like counter surfing, leash pulling... that you will need to train them on
  • Your foster WILL need a transition period before being introduced to your personal pets
  • Your foster may need to learn to trust humans
  • Live in the DFW metroplex and agree to transport their dog to events, adoption meetings and vet visits

A quality foster home also reaps the rewards of watching a hot mess of a dog blossom into an awesome family Furever dog, A quality foster home loves to see the results of their hard work in the joy of a living creature... and the joy of a new family.

Fostering is like being a Nanny... you love, nurture and care for a dane.. GDRNT provides a crate, medical care, Heartworm prevention and support while we wait on their FURever family.

Do you have what it takes?
A quality foster home will go through an approval process similar to our adopters. There is a vet check, interview and home visit.... Still have questions email us

Go to the Forms section, to complete an online application. Mark the box that says "Foster". Foster applications do not have to pay the processing fee.

New Year Resolutions from Bitzi Lou

Bitzi Lou wanted to share her rules to a happy life and we think she has some good resolutions for 2022.

2021 presented many challenges for rescues, not profits and well just about everyone.... GDRNT is grateful for our amazing foster homes, supports, donors and volunteers that work so hard to save as many danes as we can from area shelters. IN 2021 we saw ridiculous numbers of owner surrender and shelter requests... more then we could accommodate.... but we will continue to work hard to save as many as we can.

Thank you to everyone who volunteered this year and lets keep it up in 2022.

What a Day! Thank You and Drooly Kisses!

One of the reasons we have been saving Danes since 2001 is the tremendous love and dedication from our supporters. We started with a modest goal of $10,000 which you guys busted so we went for more! We raised over $14,000!! This amount is huge!

When 3 Months becomes 22 Months and Counting!

Sometimes a dog just needs some extra TLC .... usually that means extra time in foster care, expensive vetting and someone willing to take a chance. We received a call from a local shelter who knew Ike needed Great Dane Rescue of North Texas. When I saw him he broke my heart... he was estimated at 12 and his spirit was broken at the shelter.... but no way we would leave him there...

#NTXGiving Day & GDRNT Emergency Medical Fund

Big dogs can mean big veterinary bills... especially in an emergency situation with a foster pup! Being an all volunteer non profit, money can sometimes be tight and we never want to make medical decisions for our fosters based on finances. Since January of 2021 we have had over $13,000 in Emergency Veterinary expenses on top of our normal veterinary day to day... yup in the first 9 months of 2021 we have already spent over THIRTEEN THOUSAND BUCKS!

Because of your generosity via #NTXGiving, Great Dane Rescue of North Texas has been able to make those decisions knowing we have the money in our Emergency Veterinary Fund to pay the bill. This fund also allows us to say YES when area shelters contact us about Danes that have hard medical situations.

COVID has also brought us more good owners who need short term assistance to keep their dane in a loving home. Chances Fund allows us to provide food, veterinary services or even assistance with an emergency veterinary expense. This program helps keep dogs out of the shelter system and in responsible loving homes.

Coco wants to make it simple and created a scannable QR code that will take you straight to our #NTXGiving site!

#NTXGiving Day Scheduled Giving is OPEN!

#NTXGiving Day has become GDRNT's largest fundraiser of the year and vital to ours mission of saving more Danes from area shelters.

The BIG DAY is September 23rd with a full day of online community giving and YOU can help make a difference. This year we have $4,500 in MATCHING funds thanks to some Anonymous donors! These funds are in memorial of Mrs Doris Huneycutt whose legacy of love lives on. What that means that the first $4,500 dollars donated via the #NTXGiving Day Great Dane Rescue of North Texas Site will be DOUBLED!

So #BeTheGood and consider GDRNT for your #NTXGiving donations, and check out some other great Charities too!

Announcing a New Partnership with Rising Above Great Dane Funding

We are excited to announce a new partnership with Rising Above Great Dane Funding. This partnership is a major step toward the ongoing commitment we have to our adopters and hope you are as excited as we are.

Forever a GDRNT Dog, Kahl 2016-2021

Kahl (aka George) first came to GDRNT in 2016 he was returned to us young dude and was adopted by a family who had some family changes necessitating Kahl being returned to GDRNT in 2017. Kahl never lost his happy go lucky attitude but he did develop Addisons disease and all the complications that came with that. For the last 2 years he has been in a loving amazing foster home while we worked with our veterinarians, (and ER clinics) to keep his Addisons under control (and all the complications that come with it).

Over the last few months Kahl has made several trips to the ER and our veterinarian to keep him happy and healthy..... GDRNT paid to cover his medical costs while his foster worked hard to keep him his happy happy self..

Early this am Kahl let us know he could no longer fight, and it was time.... so in consultation with our veterinary team, foster and board the difficult decision was made to help him cross.

This morning Kahl peacefully went to the Rainbow bridge with his loving foster mom and GDRNT right by his side.

In the two years Kahl has been with us GDRNT has spent a large sum to keep Kahl happy and as healthy as possible... we could do this because he had an amazing foster who never gave up on him and because of generous donors who allow us to maintain a medical fund so we can make decisions without worrying about having the money on hand.

To everyone who played a part in Kahl's happy live and peaceful crossing we thank you.

Remembering Those Who Sacrifised

GDRNT is blessed to have quite a few veterans as fosters, adopters, volunteers and supporters. We are eternally grateful for their service to our Country and GDRNT.

This weekend we ask that you all take time to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. May their families know their service members have not been forgotten.

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