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A Loss for Polite Words... UPDATE!

Update: Sarah and Whitney are both at home in medical foster homes to continue their recovery! They are eating and while they are not 100% yet they are well on their way! They will need some expensive medications for the short term but we expect them to completely recover with time and love. If you would like to donate to their care, no amount is too small.

I have started to write this several times.... Few situations leave me at a loss for words... This one has left me at a loss for polite words, but here it goes.

At a Loss for Polite Words... A Five Thousand Dollar Weekend...

I have started to write this several times.... Few situations leave me at a loss for words... This one has left me at a loss for polite words, but here it goes.

A little over a week ago we received a plea from a rural Animal Control Officer for an emergency intake of an extremely urgently sick little family. The officer called from the field it was that bad....and she knew we were their only chance.

The Lesson: An Open Heart Can Heal

Some of you may have seen this video short, but the lesson is worth posting here. Like many rescues, GDRNT has a Matchmaker Program for Approved Adopters. While we want to know your preferences, your wish list or whose little profile peeked your interest........ we also want you to have a FURever match. Not just for your family but for our foster pups.

Our Matchmaker Program is to help find a foster dog whose personality, temperament and energy level match your entire family. ONline profiles are snippets of our pups... but because our dogs are in foster homes we get to know them pretty good. We learn their likes, dislikes, fears, energy level and personalities. There is no way to adequately tell their entire story on line. For example if you have children we would match you with dogs who have a proven history of living comfortably with children... If you work all day, you need a dog who is cool with you gone all day.... I could go on, but you get the idea.

So keep an open heart when looking for your new furkid.... you may not get the pup you want, but chances are you will get the pup you need.

No Excuses.. Spay/Neuter.

I have heard every excuse.. if you breed your dog you are the problem. Responsible breeders do not do it for money... they do it for the betterment of the breed... they are showing in the ring... they are doing genetic testing..they do repeated health checks on blood lines . they are following up on their puppies.... they do health testing.... they socialize their puppies... and they screen their homes....

Want your kids to experience birth? Most shelters would love a foster home for a dog that came into the shelter pregnant. Check with your shelter today to get approved or get a video.

It will make my dog fat? Lack of exercise and overfeeding will cause your pet to pack on the extra pounds—not neutering. Your pet will remain fit and trim as long as you continue to provide exercise and monitor her food intake.

If I find homes for my pet's litters, then I won't contribute to the problem, right? Wrong. Only a finite number of people want pets. So every home you find for your pet’s offspring takes away a home from a loving animal already at a shelter.

Isn't it wrong to deprive an animal of the natural right to reproduce? No, it’s wrong to allow these animals to reproduce millions of unwanted offspring that are eventually killed because there aren’t enough responsible homes.

It isn't healthy? Your female pet will live a longer, healthier life. Spaying helps prevent uterine infections and breast tumors, which are malignant or cancerous in about 50 percent of dogs and 90 percent of cats. Spaying your pet before her first heat offers the best protection from these diseases. Neutering your male companion prevents testicular cancer and some prostate problems.

Don't believe me? You don't have to....check out SPCA, AVMA, American Humane Association

2016 Annual Meeting

The 2016 annual members meeting for all paid members will be held on Saturday. February 27th 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.

Happy New Year Lessons.

Our Supporters Rock.
A Happy New Year to all our Friends and Supporters. We could not have saved as many Danes without loving foster homes, dedicated volunteers, and generous donors. Each year I pray that in the coming year, Rescues are no longer needed as no animal is left homeless to die in a shelter simply because no home could be found. Given the trend in our email box it is not likely that 2016 will be that year.

Together we do it better.
This has been a hard week for the DFW animal community. I watched as so many came together to keep tornado recovery honest and help with money, searches, supplies and muscle. The work is not over but I am so proud of how the animal community has reunited so many furbabies and families and pray that all will be united soon.

A Dogs Life
I think there are lessons to be learned from our dogs... and pretty much said it better than I ever could.

Thank You.
To those of you who have donated to GDRNT or animal welfare over the last year we Thank You! $1 or $1,000 it is all so very appreciated and makes a huge difference. GDRNT is a 501c3, all volunteer organization your tax deductible donations go directly to the veterinary and care expenses of the Danes in our program. If you still have year end charitable funds to allocate please consider GDRNT. You may donate by clicking on the visa/MasterCard logo on the top right of the home page to go to PayPal.

May each of you have a Blessed 2016.

North Texas Tornado Info for Pets and Humans

Normally this is the point in the year where we ask you to consider GDRNT for your end of year charitable giving. In light of the events this week and so many who have lost so much we ask that you consider one of the credible established Disaster charities for either humans or animals. There are many asking for donations, some well established with a track record of helping, some well intended folks trying to help and sadly some scams. I am sharing some info put together by WFAA of known reputable charities.. this list is not complete but a good starting point. WFAA will update the list as time goes on.

Lost & Found Pets from North Texas Tornadoes has listed good info for reuniting animals and families as well as all the area shelters, Facebook pages and websites to help. There is a free link to create a poster if you need it. Families looking for missing furkids will FIRST look at local shelters. Remember if you are looking for a furkid they may have traveled and be a a neighboring shelter. If you FIND a wandering pet please be sure to contact the closest shelter .. please do not remove the animal from the local area. At some point local Officialls may set up remote animal holding locations and we will forward that info as we get it.

There are many pets animals who have been separated from their families.... As of right now all jurisdictions are asking that animals be taken to the local animal shelter. Several veterinary clinics have opened their doors for injured animals and owners who need safe boarding while they procure safe housing. I am also sharing a list of area shelters, Lost pet Pages and information for finding your pet, or found pet owners.

IF you are a GDRNT adopter or foster and in need please email or call and we will do what we can to help you.

FROM Lost & Found Pets from North Texas Tornadoes .. click read more....

A Dog's Night Before Christmas courtesy of Richard Lederer from A Treasury of Dog Lovers (Howard Books)

May this Christmas find all of you blessed and well. To all of you who have given so much to GDRNT and others serving our community by saving the animals, a heart felt Thank You. We hope you all will continue to bless GDRNT as you have since 2001. I think if your dane were to write a version of the Night Before Christmas this would be it..

Puppy Applications are Closed

A huge thank you to everyone who has submitted applications on the six puppies. Each application is important to us, and we are working through all of them... We already have several approved applications and more applications in the pipeline. At this time we will not be accepting any additional puppy applications. If you have submitted a puppy application prior it will be considered. Please note that we do have some awesome more experienced dogs also looking for homes for the holidays....

This Hanukkah Season

For those celebrating Hanukkah especially we wish you Peace, Love and Light.


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