News and Stories from GDRNT

HEALTH Warning for your Pets.

Like most of you my inbox this week have been full of Thankful thoughts and wishes......

Unlike you have I have no less then 5 veterinarians / clinics contact me with info / warnings about some nasty upper respiratory stuff they are seeing in their patients. Hospitalization space for the sickest pets is in critical supply for respiratory support.

From Roadsides to Riches

You may remember Georgina, who was picked up by a good Samaritan after he witnessed her being hit by a car on the George Bush Tollway. He was the only one who stopped and soon realized she needed more care than he could afford. Thinking she was a dane puppy he contacted GDRNT and we were able to move fast enough to save her life and her leg!

The $5,000 Designer Pup!

Stay with me on this one...... I am still pissed..... This sweet little thing running and struck by a car on the HIGHWAY and nobody stopped... not the car who hit her... EXCEPT ONE CAR did.... ONLY ONE CAR STOPPED on a busy highway....

Matching Fund Magic for #NTXGiving Day in September

Matching Fund Magic!

Again this year we have a generous anonymous donor start off our #NTXGiving Campaign with matching funds of $4,000! Matching Fund Magic doubles your #NTXGiving day donation when you donate during #NTXGiving.

Early giving starts September 1st, finishing up on the giving day on September 22nd.


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!


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