In Honor of Ms. Gwen Goodman's Memory

On November 22, 2020 GDRNT and the animal loving community lost a beautiful soul. Gwen Goodman was a dog- mom to Sadie, her sweet pup rescued from life in a parking lot. In addition to loving Sadie Gwen loved taking her visiting family on Texas adventures, traveling to see her favorite band, and expressing her travels through her art.

Gwen became acquainted with GDRNT when Sadie started daycare and quickly they both became favorites with staff and regulars. Sadie was a favorite of the owners family and often stayed at their home when Gwen traveled. Sadie has lost her mom but has been adopted by this GDRNT family where she is very loved and will remain forever.

In her honor Gwen's family and employer have awarded a $2,500 grant to GDRNT to help save other dogs in need of loving FURever homes.

As a volunteer run, non-profit we rely 100% on private donations to save great danes from area shelters. We are humbled that Gwen's family and employer would honor us in her memory.

Great Dane Rescue of North Texas sends condolences and gratitude to Gwen's Parents, Hank and Cyndy Goodman and her friends at Mercedes-Benz Financial Services for their generosity amid their sadness.

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