News and Stories from GDRNT

HOWLeen Safety for the FUR-kids!

Imagine how scarey it is to have strange people in strange outfits coming to your door in crowds? While wearing an outfit that was itchy, ill fitting and made you feel anxious?

Another NTXGiving Day for Kahl! aka When Rescue doesn't go as Planned

This is Kahls second NTXGiving Day with us ... while his rescue story did not go to plan.. once a GDRNT dog, always a GDRNT dog.. even when you visit the ER vet:)

Kahl first came to rescue in 2017 and was adopted out but by no fault of his own landed back in rescue in 2019 due to some changes in the family. Kahl had also developed Addisons and other complications associated with uncontrolled Addisons. His family did the best they could but Kahl needed more... Kahl is our longest resident foster pup and while his foster mom loves him he needs a home of his own

It took some ER visits, regular visits and lots of medication trials to figure out the best way to control Kahl;s Addisons but once we were able to get it in control his tail found its wag.

#NTxGiving Day Scheduled Giving Starts TODAY

#NTXGiving has become the largest fundraising event of the year for GDRNT. It has allowed us to reopen Chances Fund and establish our Emergency Veterinary Fund. This year we hope to be able to keep both funds open with your donations.

Thank You 1-800 PetMeds Cares!

Great Dane Rescue of North Texas applied to PetMeds Cares and received this great box of non perscription items for our foster pups! Thank you 1-800 PetMeds Cares!

HELP STOP Puppy Mills & Irresponsible Breeders

Could stronger laws have prevented Tatter from his painful start in life? One thing we know for sure is weaker laws definitely do not.

Our friends at Texas Humane Legislative Network need our help to protect animals from large scale, inhumane puppy mills and breeders. Texas has few laws on the books to protect animals and now one of the good ones is at risk.

2020 #NTXGiving Day

Puppy Ready or Puppy Fever?

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.

For a Happy July 5th! Prepare for the 4th!

GDRNT wants you to be prepared and protect your pets. Was thinking in a pandemic, with more people staying home and fewer events that July 5th will be slower for shelters. But it is 5 am on July 4th and just on my Next-door there are several dogs who have gotten loose during (illegal?) firework displays or parties.

GDRNT wants you to have a Happy FIFTH of July! Seriously. The 5th of July is single busiest day at animal shelters across the country. Fireworks and Cookouts are fun but can be hazardous for your pets. Loud explosions, flashing lights, open gates are just some of the hazards for your pet. Did you know that 30% of all “lost” animals annually occur on the evening of the 4th of July; most of these runaways could have been prevented with a few simple measures. Many animals are terrified of fireworks and even those normally unafraid of loud noises can find the barrage of lights and booms too much. So while you are preparing to enjoy your celebration take a few minutes to prepare your pets.

Remembering their Service This Memorial Day

“Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.”- Franklin D. Roosevelt

We can only do what we do, because others have given so much. We ask that this weekend you take some time to remember those who have lost their lives serving this Country.

Memorial Day commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle. In other words, the purpose of Memorial Day is to memorialize the veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. We spend time remembering those who lost their lives and could not come home, reflecting on their service and why we have the luxury and freedom that we enjoy today.

The New Normal.. at Least for Now.

I wanted to update everyone on how we are operating under COVID Normal. There are some things we are doing and wanted to bring you all up to date.

Many of you may have noticed most of our larger metroplex shelters have diverted or completely closed intake during COVID. There are some smaller shelters who do not have that luxury and are still operating at 110% while trying to keep their smaller staffs healthy and safe.


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Rising Above Great Dane Funding

Our previous adopters are eligible to apply for financial support if their Great Dane needs vet care that cannot be afforded due to economic hardship and extenuating circumstances; even if the adopters are outside of Rising Above’s coverage area.Rising Above Great Dane Funding | Facebook