News and Stories from GDRNT

With A Broken Heart, A Rescuers Final Reward

Over the years GDRNT has been blessed with some amazing rescuers who have put blood, sweat, tears, time and love into our mission. We are a small but mighty group and the hard part of rescue has forged some great friendships.

It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that I must share the passing of our sweet friend Doris Huneycutt.

Kicking off to Divas, Dudes and Danes ... WOW

GDRNT's Divas, Dudes and Danes is SATURDAY .... If you didn't reserve tickets you can still come and pay at the door... a huge thank you to Cypress Waters for the bigger space this year.

Divas, Dudes and Danes is going to be a blast. We have a DJ, Uncle Julio's, Signature cocktails and amazing silent auction items.. and thanks to Whole Earth Provision Coeach guest will get a 10 dollar Gift Certificate to use in any of their stores... Just for showing up.

Click to get more info or to reserve your tickets Divas, Dudes and Danes

Silent Auction items are still showing up but here is a preview of some of the items we will have.

2017 Annual Member Meeting .. Member App Due by Feb 10 for Feb 11th Meeting

The 2017 annual members meeting for all paid members will be held on Saturday. February 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm in Dallas Texas. Even if you can not attend the meeting this is a great way to support all of the good work that rescue does! Every bit of your annual dues goes to help the sick, injured and neglected dogs that we are able to save from death row.

From Shelter to FURever Diva Dane

Sweet Phoebe had a hard life and found herself in the care of a shelter who reached out to GDRNT to see if we could help. Phoebe came to her foster home in sad shape. She was skinny, heartworm positive, and scared. Her life had taught her that humans were not to be trusted and cruel. Phoebe had never lived inside and her new surroundings were frightening, yet she held out hope, and somehow found the stregth to try to trust her foster family.

A Dude and a Diva Dane; A Fairy Tail Ending

There are certain numbers in the caller ID, at certain times of the day that make me cringe, and probably cuss... ....

Late last spring, a local shelter was able to save from the streets an older female dane, found wandering, with a softball size growth and several smaller growths ...obviously needed rescue ASAP...

Buster Kane, Has Busted Out of Fotser to FURever

Love this guy. Buster found himself injured and in a small rural shelter who knew they needed help to fix him up. We were able to work with this small shelter to make sure he got the care he needed immediately until he could be transported to GDRNT. This shelter was awesome and went above and beyond to make sure he got the veterinary care he needed, and rescue to not only make him well but to help him find an awesome FURever home.

Buster had an injured leg, heartworms, funky infected skin and needed some groceries when he was saved but what a sweet dude. His foster mom worked hard to not only make him feel better but also adjust to being an inside family dog. Like so many of our foster dogs they are fast learners.. in part because of awesome foster homes but also because.. well .. life inside with a loving home

Buster is now living the dream with a family who loves him to pieces...even if he prefers the couch to the fancy dog bed.

FURever homes take a village.. but without qualified foster homes to care for our danes we simply could not do this. If you have even thought about fostering now is a great time to ask questions, and apply. To apply to foster please complete the Adoption appreciation and mark the box FOSTER, Foster applicants do not need to pay the application fee.

Gifts of Holiday Past, Present and Future

Whether you are Celebrating Hanukkah, Christmas or just enjoying the season, we wish all of you a blessed, safe and happy Holiday Season.

GDRNT has so many blessings in this crazy, often challenging, rescue business. We are an all volunteer group and it truly takes a small army to continue to operate at the level of care we insist on maintaining for our fosters. I will not lie, I never intended for rescue to be a full time gig, and many days I contemplate an exit plan for what remains of my sanity..... but it is the blessings of Christmas past, present and future that keep me going....

Christmas Past
While sharing the holidays with family out of town, one phone call shattered an otherwise relaxing Christmas Eve. A call from one of our foster homes about a scary situation for a young foster pup. He was having seizures, bad seizures.. Long story short .. Leon needed a miracle, I was not sure we could save him, in spite of the top notch care at the ER clinic. That was five years ago and look at him now. Leon was adopted by his foster mom and five years later is a healthy happy spoiled perfect dane.

Christmas Present
Seniors have a special place in my heart, as they tend to be overlooked by adopters. So I was beginning to think we would never find a FUREver for a senior with special medical needs. Imagine my excitement when a call from a past adopter looking to give a special needs senior a FURever home before the Holidays. Could this be FUREver for Lenny? As I explained his needs, his age and overall health I held my breath... At the adoption meeting I was cautiously optimistic and when Lenny curled up on the sofa with his FURever dad I knew JACKPOT another Christmas Blessing. While Lenny was not the only dane to find FURever love this season it is certainly a blessing.

Christmas Future
Hope. So much of what we do in rescue is based on that one word, hope we can find a foster home, hope they are heartworm negative, hope the leg can be saved, hope the training kicks in, hope she isn't prego, hope the cough is just a cough and hope we have the funds.

Hope that all our dogs waiting on FURever homes get as lucky as Leon and Lenny.

We give thanks and celebrate all of this at Diva, Dudes and Danes on February 18th. So be sure to save the date as we celebrate our blessings of the Past, Present and Future.

Dear Santa Paws: A Letter from A Foster Pup

Dear Santa Paws

You probably already know this but my name is Joshua. I am only 2 years old and this is my first Christmas in a loving foster home. You see my foster family volunteers with GDRNT, and because of them I was able to get out of scary doggy jail. I have learned how loving people can be, that I do "business" outside, the crate keeps me safe, young humans make great friends, food comes on a schedule and life is not so scary. I really like my doggy foster siblings and feel safe with them when my foster humans are not around. I love to run and play outside and take naps.

I have felt pretty lucky but what I really want for Christmas is my own FURever family and home. I love my foster family but if I find a FURever home another pup in scary dog jail will get to come here and learn how awesome life can be.

So Santa Paws will you please ask people to check out the How to adopt at and read the on line info and complete the adoption application? Even if I am not the right FURever pup for them one of the volunteers can help them find their FURever match.


Baby It's Cold Outside.. Bring Your Pets IN

So here we go again... BRING YOUR PETS INSIDE. North Texas is experiencing freezing temperatures overnight and hard freeze warnings in most of the area. Not just your danes... but all pets.. Your out door Kitty... needs warm shelter... your Alaskan dog breed doesn't live in Alaska... This is freezing for Texas so BRING YOUR PETS INSIDE. At a very minimum they should have access to heated shelter.

If calling Please Use 214.888.6590

Gang we had the same phone number for over 10 years and for some reason the last 2 it has become unreliable... don't ask.... so please use our new and improved phone number 214.888.6590 if you must...

Best way to reach us is always the Contact page of our website.


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