Our adoption area is flexible along the East Coast provided we can find a rescue in the area willing to perform a home visit for us. In addition, you will still be required to come to the foster home of the dog with all of your current dogs and family members to adopt.
Our adoption fees are 350.00 for dogs under 1 and 325.00 for dogs over 1.
GDRA Adoption Application-revised Please scan and return completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mickey is a sweet girl who still has a lot of puppy in her. She is very beautiful girl and her photos don’t do her justice. We get complements everywhere we go with her. She has done very well with her house training and has not had an accident in quite some time. She is crate trained but it is not her favorite place. She loves to chew on antlers and dog bones. She is very playful with the male dane in our house. She walks well with a gentle leader and we have not had her tug or ty to go after other dogs. She can get a little spooked by loud cars or strange noises and will want to go home. She knows sit and stay, and will sit and wait for her food until you tell her “go ahead” Mickey has spent a lot of time around groups of people and children. We have a large neighborhood with lots of kids and she does GREAT with all of them even the babies. She does however forget she is a big girl and can knock them over on accident.
Mickey does still counter surf if you are not in the kitchen with her and we are working on that. She jumps up every now and then but only on her foster mom. She does not do it to guests, kids in the house or foster dad. We are still working to get her to stay on all fours when mom comes home. She does NOT like loud noises like fireworks she will run and hide under whatever she can get under.
Mickey will be a great addition to her new family; she is very eager to please and trains well.
Roxy is approximately two-years-old, Harlequin, who is deaf and has some visual impairment. Her vision is good within a 10-foot range. Her foster mom calls her a “tea-cup” Dane because of her smaller size, however she has gained more weight and growing taller with proper nutrition. Roxy’s current weight is around 80lbs. She currently lives with her foster Dane brother, who is a one-year-old male. She also lives with two -four year old labs and one male cat. She depends a lot on her foster brother and will do well with other younger Danes. Roxy would be best suited in a home with children over the age of ten. She is the true definition of a “Velcro Dane.” She is in the process of learning the basic commands and is crate and house trained. She loves to ride in the car and play with other dogs. Her foster mom is working with her on meeting new people and dealing with new situations. She is a very sweet and loyal pup, who needs all the love in the world. (A fenced yard and another dog in the house are required for Roxy.)
UPDATE: ChaCha just finished her heartworm treatment this week. She will have to remain calm for the next 30 days. She will then be spayed and ready for her forever home very soon!
ChaCha is a 2 year old female Dane that had a bad start in life. She lived chained outside beside her brother Waylon with nothing and unable to even get close to Waylon. She would paw at the ground trying to get to him to play. A very nice Animal Control Officer told their family that they needed to provide shelter for them. ChaCha and Waylon finally got a house. The Animal Control Officer kept checking in on them and noticed that they were losing weight. They were both taken from the family and to the vet’s hospital where they were put on IVs and medicine because of lack of food. ChaCha came in weighing 47lbs, full of parasites, and heartworm positive. ChaCha didn’t stay very long at the vet’s hospital and had to leave her brother Waylon. She went to her new foster home with lots of foster brothers and sisters and enjoys running with them all. ChaCha now knows she’s getting a meal twice a day, lots of love, care and playtime with the others. She loves chasing squirrels, birds and anything outside that moves. She claims the whole couch even when someone else is on it and has her own bed right beside her foster mom’s bed and beside her brother Waylon that finally came to join her. She now weighs 77lbs. She is a petite Dane and very high energy but very loving and sweet. ChaCha likes to bury her head in your chest and get lots of kisses on her head. She is waiting for her forever home to give her lots of kisses on her head.
UPDATE: Waylon just finished his heartworm treatment this week. He will still have to remain very calm for the next 30 days. Go ahead and submit your application for this sweet fella!
Waylon is a 4 year old male Dane who had a sad beginning story but we know his future is bright. His previous home thought it was okay for him to live his life on a chain beside his best friend ChaCha with no shelter from the elements. Waylon and ChaCha could not even touch each other. She desperately tried to get to Waylon and would paw at him to play but their chains were not long enough for the two to touch. A nice Animal Control officer started checking on them and made the owner build them some shelter. They were still concerned over their wellbeing so they continued checking on them. They were steadily losing weight. Finally, they were so skinny that the Animal Control Officer took them away and to the vet hospital and filed animal cruelty charges. Waylon was 69 pounds when he came in, was full of parasites, and was throwing up trash bags from where he was eating whatever he could find. He was also heartworm positive. He was put on IVs and lots of medicine to save his life. Waylon’s condition was critical. His body had used up all his fat and was starting to work on his muscles. His head was sunken in from the muscle wasting. Waylon stayed at the vet’s office for over a month before he was well enough to go into foster care. He was lucky to have survived his ordeal and was just as lucky to have found a foster home that was willing to take in his sister, ChaCha as well. He was very excited to finally be able to greet his sister and his new foster brothers and sisters. He is living the easy life now. Plays in a big yard, has his own chair in the living room, a meal every morning and evening, and his very own comfortable bed right next to his foster mom’s bed. He loves to have someone petting him all the time. He does not want to miss out on any of the attention after being starved of it for so long. Waylon now weighs 110 pounds and is waiting to have his heartworm treatment completed. Then, he will be ready for his forever home where he can get all the hugs and love deserving of this sweet boy.
Titus is a very sweet, loving, happy young dog who still has a lot of puppy in him. And what a handsome dog, too! I can’t take him anywhere without people commenting on him! He’s completely housebroken and is crate-trained (reluctantly goes in when you say “kennel”). He loves to play fetch and tug-of-war and has quite a bit of energy, however I take him for a 45min walk every night after dinner and that calms him down. He walks PHENOMENALLY on a leash! Stays right by your side and doesn’t tug at all. He also knows he’s supposed to stay close to you even when he’s not on a leash. He chased a rabbit one time and got as far as the edge of the woods behind my house and then stopped. He got along great with the other dogs at the dog park, but because he doesn’t quite know what to do with that giant body of his, he accidentally knocks over other smaller dogs (who don’t seem to mind). He also has been walked downtown around lots of people and taken into bars that allow dogs on afternoons that aren’t too busy. He knows sit and stay, but his “sit” is more of a “lay down” since he can’t sit on the hardwood floors without sliding down. He hasn’t spent a lot of time around children, but on our walks he lets kids who ask nicely pet him. He probably shouldn’t go into a home with small children, however. He’s not destructive by any means, he just gets a bit excited during play time.
Titus’ only flaw is that he has a tendency to bark when he’s not getting what he wants. In the past he probably used to bark and would be given food, a toy, or taken outside, so now he does it if he’s being ignored or if I’m eating in front of him. We’re working on this though, and he’s slowly getting better. He’s learning the “quiet” command and responds well to it if something outside causes him to bark, but if he wants something from me he won’t quit, so I end up putting him in another room, hoping that he’ll learn that every time he goes into a barking fit he gets separated from us. He’s a bit thick-headed but I think he’s slowly catching on.
Titus really is a good dog and you can tell he’s trying to please you, he just doesn’t know exactly how to all the time just yet. If you think he’s the friend for you act quick! He’s not going to last long!
Hi there, my name is Pandora!
I am an extremely loveable white (a.k.a. lightly-marked Harlequin) Great Dane that will turn two in November 2014. I love to play as I still have puppy tendencies without all the puppy craziness. My foster mom says I’m a perfect mix of play and love. When I’m not romping with my foster sister, I prefer to be in your lap for some loving.
I absolutely love life and am full of positive energy! However, I am challenged in the fact that I am almost completely deaf, and have some visual impairment due to my unfortunate genetic nature. This means that I am able to see well if you are in front of me and at a distance of less than roughly twenty feet. My peripheral vision is limited and I won’t hear you (I not just ignoring you), but that doesn’t slow me down. I am very curious and since I can’t hear, I’m not afraid of much. I do bark and will let my humans know when someone is approaching. I also like to bark whenever my foster sister or brother bark at something I can’t hear, but hey, it’s like a game of Simon Says!!
I’m not left alone very often in my current foster home due to differences in schedules, but they say I display a touch of separation anxiety. I am smart enough to jail-break from some crates, so my current foster family is working with me to become more confident.
I am very good at responding to hand signals, which are easy for my human to learn. I am exceptionally smart, making me easy to train. I love kids (previously lived with 3 and 4 year old dog savvy kids), cats, and other dogs. And when in the immediate company of my owner, I am incredibly affectionate, extremely “touchy-feely”, and even love to sleep upside-down! Give me a belly rub at this point and I’m yours for life!!
In short, I’m a white diamond in the rough. I’d be happy to show you that my loving personality and easy-going demeanor far outweigh any shortcomings. I am in need of a home with a hearing dog, fenced yard and a little love, okay, a lot of love! I could be just what your home needs, not to mention your heart.
Phoebe is a 6 month old pure Black Great Dane Puppy, she has no white on her toes or chest, she is a stunning black color, with the softest fur. Phoebe has a mind of her own, so she will need a savvy family for her forever home. Phoebe is named after the Friends character Phoebe because of the way she runs, her legs are just everywhere running, it is pretty comical, she was born Cow Hocked but it does not slow this little lady down, she is a hard player and a great runner, she loves to run all over the back yard, play bowing constantly as she runs. Phoebe gets along great with the other 2 Danes in the foster home, a male and female, she is starting to play with the cat and they even lay together and take naps at times, but she will chase on occasion. She is almost completely house trained but that is with a doggie door. Phoebe loves to be loved on and is a good cuddle bug, she will crawl right up in your lap for cuddles. Phoebe knows how to sit and we are working on stay but she gets so excited she wont stat but a couple of seconds. Phoebe also jumps up on you when she gets excited and we are also working on her jumping. She will fit into almost any home but not with very young children because she is high energy and does jump. Phoebe is a fantastic girl with all the puppy in the world inside her and she is looking for that special home.
UPDATE: Lucy is now 14 months old and it appears that she will stay on the smaller side for a Dane. She continues to learn new things and experience new situations and is doing well. Tasty treats work best for her and she aims to please. She recently met an older male Dane and didn’t seem to mind him, we’ll slowly introduce her to younger males soon. Lucy did have a skin infection, which is now cleared up but she does have some allergies due to her weakened immune system from her beginnings. So far, it’s easily managed by diet though. She is really looking for a comfy couch, a warm human lap and a quiet home to call her own!
Lucy is a 6 month old black female who came in to rescue as part of a seizure. She came in with her sister and another puppy a week older, all 3 of them were very sick. She was underweight and was also fighting kennel cough and giardia. Lucy can be somewhat protective of her food and toys and would do best in a home with older children or teenagers who understand to give her space. She is a sweet girl and very smart. She knows how to sit and we are working on other commands. She absolutely loves people but does need slower introductions as she’s not been socialized and can be very shy with strangers. With time and confidence, she will make a great companion for someone. She is a friendly girl that desires nothing more than a warm lap and someone that can devote time to working with her. Potty-training is still an issue as she has had multiple urinary tract infections since coming in to rescue. She is currently living with other large dogs and 2 cats. She would probably do best with male dogs and no cats as she likes to chase them. Obedience class will be a requirement for Lucy.
Willow is a 6 month old black female who came in to rescue as part of a seizure. She came in with 2 other puppies (Lucy and Paisley), all 3 of them were very sick. She is a week older but the last one left in her litter. She was underweight and was also fighting kennel cough and giardia. Willow is protective of her food and toys and would do best in a home with older children or teenagers who understand to give her space. She is a sweet girl and very smart. She knows how to sit and we are working on other commands. She absolutely loves people but does need slower introductions as she’s not been socialized and can be very shy with strangers. She is a friendly girl that desires nothing more than a warm lap and someone that can devote time to working with her. She will be beginning obedience class soon and it will be a requirement for her classes to continue once adopted to ensure she is properly socialized . Potty-training is still an issue as she has had multiple urinary tract infections since coming in to rescue. She is currently living with other large dogs and 2 cats. She would probably do best with male dogs and no cats as she likes to chase them. Willow would probably do best in a quiet home where someone can slowly work and build her confidence.