Available Dogs

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 greatdanerescuealliance@gmail.com

Titus

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!

Pandora

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

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.

 

 

Lucy

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

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.