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The Ugly Truth, Especially in North Texas

There are topics I struggle with, not my position but how to state the position politely.... Yesterday Dallas Animal Shelter took in 199 animals.. in one day.... Like most Municipal Shelters DAS is open intake.. meaning they cannot turn any animals away. Dallas Animal Services does a great job against crazy numbers like this but can you imagine?

Animal Shelters and Rescues ultimate goal is to work ourselves out of a job.... but each year intakes get higher, surrender requests more frequent and unwanted adoptable pets more abundant. This weighs heavy on our hearts....

Recently someone shared a blog post by The Simple Lens titled The Ugly Truth About Animal Shelter
s. It says it all very well.... be sure to click on her follow up..

The Ugly Truth about Animal Shelters

** Warning: this is a departure from my typical blog post. However, anyone who knows me well at all, knows there are two things I’m passionate about: God and animals. You might find this post unpleasant or perhaps, dare I say, offensive …. but there’s nothing pleasant about this subject. You’ve been warned**
An article caught my eye the other day. It told the story of a vet, Jian Zhicheng, who worked at an animal shelter in Taiwan. She had euthanized 700 animals in two years – many of whom were healthy and perfectly adoptable. The fact was there was no space to keep them and no one to want them. She worked hard to promote adoption over buying. But animal rights activists threatened her and called her a butcher.
She took her own life. Distraught by the overwhelming burden of euthanizing animals who have nowhere else to go and being labeled nothing short of a killer by her fellow humans, she injected herself with euthanasia drugs from the shelter.
This story hit me hard. Anger swelled inside me: this woman’s life has needlessly ended. She took on the weight of other people’s criticism, the weight of solving a problem that came to feel insurmountable. The problem that Jian Zhicheng faced is one that many, many shelters in our own country face daily. Too many animals, not enough homes.

Memorial Day Rememberance

We extend a heart felt Thank You to those who paid the ultimate price, their families and those who serve.
On This Memorial Day

What It Is Like To Adopt a Dog, By Bird Born

According to the ASPA over 7.6 MILLION adoptable pets end up in shelters, only 2.7 million are rescued and placed in FURever homes. Why we work so hard to spread the word about adoption and why it is important to NOT support the breeding industry. If you buy from a breeder or shop you are leaving one homeless in a shelter. I could go on but Russian cartoonist Bird Born says it better.... Please ADOPT responsibly, dont shop.

Happy Mother's Day to all Our Moms


Being a Mom means giving unconditional love, support and guidance to all your children. So today we are grateful for all of you who do that not only your skin kids but the fur kids too.

Community Beer Company, Dallas, Tour and Danes, Saturday

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 2:00pm to 5:00
Location:1530 Inspiration Dr., Suite 200, Dallas, Texas 75207
A huge thank you to Community Beer for inviting us out. Come join us for Community Beer Company's weekly Brewery Tour on Saturday, May 6 from 2pm to 5pm. We will be selling GDRNT memorabilia, and we will have some (pre-approved) personal Danes there for you to love on.

Trinity HS, GAP, Euless WALKATHON! $20 Microchip, and MORE

Our primary mission is to save, rehabilitate and FURever home great danes from the DFW Shelter systems. While our volunteers will always work hard to fulfill this we also want to show some love for a great group of high school ladies doing amazing things for the Euless Shelter.

A Call to Serve, A Way of Life


Since 2001, Great Dane Rescue of North Texas has been 100 per cent operated by dedicated volunteers, private donations and generous supporters. Without their dedication we simply could not exist and make such a positive impact. It is no surprise that some of those same people serve all of us with their service to our military. In our midst we have active, inactive and retired military who demonstrate their dedication to serve.

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.

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