News and Stories from GDRNT

Tickets Now on Sale, Divas, Dudes and Danes, October 24th

The Biggest Event of the Year! Divas, Dudes & Danes Dinner and Silent Auction Saturday, October 24th, 7:00pm . Without you miracles wouldn't exist! Join us at the new event location at Mi Camino Restaurante in Dallas. Tickets are 30. in advance and 40 at the door.
Advance Tickets Now on Sale by clicking Divas, Dudes and Danes
Divas Dudes & Danes is a casual humans only evening where GDRNT friends new and old can come together to support a cause we all care about. A fun event that assures our mission can continue.

There is so much more to this event than a fun evening. We will have great food featuring the infamous fajita bar with tons of fixings, fellow dane lovers, cash bar and some awesome silent auction items.

Over the last 14 years we have rescued over 1,622 danes and given them a second chance at Happy Tails. 97% of the danes that come to us are heartworm positive requiring expensive treatment, most are not spayed/neutered, all get updated vaccinations and some are very very sick. Average it out and we spend approximately $1,000 on every dane that comes through our program. Even with the generous discounts given to us by some of the very best veterinary offices in the area, it still averages ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS A DANE! There is no way all costs could be covered by adoption fees! Fundraising allows us to continue pulling not only the apparently healthy danes from area shelters but also those who are sick, injured or have special needs.

Great Dane Rescue of North Texas is 100% privately funded. We get zero tax or government money, we get zero support from AKC, CKC or any other "Pure Breed" Groups. Our "income" comes from dane loving, kind hearted generous people who donate.

Money raised at Divas Dudes and Danes allows us to continue what we have been doing for more than 14 years, and assures our future while having a little fun.

Two Great Events This Weekend

Looking for something fun this weekend? We got you covered with events this Saturday in Euless and Murphy.
In Euless we will be offering 20 microchipping for your pet at Fall Pet Fair & Garage Sale- Trinity High School from 10:00 to 2:00pm. There will be low cost vaccinations, dog bath, Nail trim and fun vendors. All funds raised will support the G.A.P. clubs work saving animals at the Euless Animal Shelter. This is a great bunch of young ladies working hard for their community so come on out and support them.

In Murphy we will have some personal danes and a booth at Murphy Maize Days While Maize days runs until 8:30pm we will only be there until 2:00pm. The festival will be held on September 26, 2015 at the Murphy Municipal Complex (206 N. Murphy Road Murphy, TX 75094) from 10am- 8:30pm. There will be live music all day, great food, drinks, market vendors, kid zone, and much more!

Both events are free to the public

HUGE Sloppy Dane Kisses to All Who participated in NTXGiving

So got up early to TWO surprises.... Together we raised over SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS for GDRNT. This is awesome and big Hugs to all. Now the second is not so sweet.... my email was hacked and as a result some of you in my address book, or danemail got slammed with spam... We have fixed it but some legitimate emails may have been lost in the fix... if you emailed me last night and don't hear back today please hit me up again...Sorry to those who got slammed....

I wanted you guys to see some great before and afters...

Why NTGiving Day is Important to GDRNT

GDRNTNorth Texas Giving Day Link
Today I was able to approve medication, testing and treatment for a diabetic dane who just came into the program; last week I was able to approve skin biopsy on another; two intakes needed expensive antibiotic's; last week I was able to approve treatment for a sweet female who needed emergency treatment for a now diagnosed kidney infection.... I could go on but you get the idea.

Tomorrow is North Texas Giving Day. The last two years we have been able to raise more than 5,000 in one day. Donations of $25 or more can be made 6 a.m. to midnight via GDRNTNorth Texas Giving Day Link. Those donations will be amplified from a pool of more than $2 million dollars in bonus funds and prizes to nonprofits across North Texas.

So if you are participating in GDRNTNorth Texas Giving Day Link please consider GDRNT. If you are on Facebook please share our post with our link, like the post and lets see if we can generate some action.

NTGiving Day is This THURSDAY, Make your Donation do More.

NTGiving Day 2015 is Thursday, September 17 from 6am Central to Midnight. This event has become one of our most important and largest single day fundraisers of the year. On September 17, 2015, donations of $25 or more can be made 6 a.m. to midnight to GDRNTNTGiving Day 2015. Those donations will be amplified from a pool of more than $2 million dollars in bonus funds and prizes to nonprofits across North Texas.

Our fosters, volunteers, board and officers are all volunteers and receive nothing but slobbery kisses as payment. 94 cents of every dollar goes straight to medical and veterinary costs for the dogs in our foster program. Additional costs are crates, necessaries, insurance, PO box, printing and other miscellaneous business expenses.

A Day to Remember

The effects of that tragic day touched many of us in Texas and across the globe. Today please take some time to remember those we lost and those who served so valiantly in the days, months and years since.

5 Facts about Heartworms

I am always surprised at how little pet owners know about this devastating disease and how easy it is to reduce the risk to your dog or cat. If you are not currently using year round heartworm prevention please talk to your veterinarian. Texas has a crazy long mosquito season and even indoor pets are at risk...

Baby it's HOT Outside: Recognize and Treat Heatstroke in Dogs

By now I would hope everyone has the message ... DO NOT LEAVE YOUR PET IN THE CAR and HOT Pavement can BURN your Paws.... but these are not the only ways the heat can seriously harm your pet. Something as easy as an evening walk may be too much. It is important that you know the signs or heat stroke, how to treat it and the hours of your vet/location of the after hours vet. My biggest tip.. right now stop and save in your phone your veterinary office phone number and the closest after hours veterinary office with directions. In the meantime please review the signs of heat stroke and what you need to do before you go to the veterinarian.

Not familiar with the signs of heatstroke... this is a pretty good video by Greg Martinez DVM.

Rahr & Sons Fundraiser, Saturday, July 25th

Come to Rahr & Sons Brewing Company on Saturday July 25th for a good cause. Come get up close and personal with a gentle giant and learn about GDRNT. Saturday Brewery Tour & Tasting at Rahr & Sons Brewing Company, 701 Galveston Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76104

Remember to AmazonSmile with Prime

Are you shopping with Prime today.. remember to use AmazonSmile and select GDRNT as your charity. It costs you nothing and GDRNT benefits win win win

How does AmazonSmile work?

When first visiting AmazonSmile, customers are prompted to select a charitable organization from almost one million eligible organizations. In order to browse or shop at AmazonSmile, customers must first select a charitable organization. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer’s selected charitable organization.


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