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.

GDRA Adoption Application-revised  Please scan and return completed application to greatdanerescuealliance@gmail.com


Murphy is a handsome 20 month old mantle. He was an owner surrender and has lived most his life outside. He has adjusted well to inside living and is potty and crate trained. He came in positive for Lyme’s and has been treated. He is neutered and current on vaccines and microchipped. He enjoys sitting on the couch looking at the squirrels and birds out the window and chasing the squirrels and birds outside. He has gone through a basic obedience class and passed his CGC (Canine Good Citizen); however, continued training will be required. He is a very smart boy that can open doors and lift latches on fences. He gets along with other dogs and loves to play rough. He would do best either as an only dog or with a female dog companion. He has no idea how big he really is,but what Dane does?! He walks well on a leash, loves to ride in a car, and wants you to touch him all the time. He has been around kids but is not currently living with them so older ones would be best. If you are interested in Murphy, please visit our website for an application: www.greatdanerescuealliance.org



Scout is a beautiful solid black female pup. She was purchased as a puppy from a backyard breeder and when the owner’s girlfriend became allergic, she was taken to the local shelter. Luckily we work with some great shelters and they immediately called us. We have her original vet papers from the owner and breeder, DOB is 11/13/15. We aren’t sure if she was kept crated most of the time as she’s very high energy and not a huge fan of the crate. She is crate trained and will go in willingly but it’s not her favorite place. The couch is of course! Scout is currently living with male and female dogs, all large and would do best with larger dogs. She has a tendency to play rough. She’s got two speeds, snoring and full speed ahead. Scout is a little nervous with new people but she does warm up and enjoys attention. She’s done great with all new dogs she’s met. We did meet a few kids at the vet and she was fine with them but due to her high energy and the fact that she’s not currently living with kids, she would likely do better with older children (10 and up). She has not been exposed to cats, other than in crates at the vet but she would likely chase given the chance. Within the first week of being in her foster home, we did have a scare and she spent the night at the emergency vet as they thought she was bloating. Luckily it ended up being food bloat but as a preventative we had her tacked when she was spayed. Recently she started knuckling on her front paw and not putting all her weight on the leg so she was taken to the vet and had x-rays which were fine. We took her to the specialist for an evaluation. The specialist didn’t find any abnormal orthopedic or neurological issues but did say she could have sprained her neck or shoulder area. He did find she’s got mild cervical facet changes which may cause issues for her later. Since seeing the specialist, she does still knuckle over some and still has lameness in her front leg. Scout is current on all vaccines, heartworm preventative and has been microchipped. She’s a sweet girl looking for a family of her own! Applications can be found on our website, www.greatdanerescuealliance.org


Macy is a gorgeous blue female Dane. She originally came to us at 6 weeks old, surrendered from her owner with her 3 brothers. She was adopted as a puppy and unfortunately she came back due to divorce. She will turn 2 in September and is a sweet girl. Before coming back to us, she did have surgery on her shoulder and now requires daily pain meds (Tramadol) to help with arthritis. Macy also had a torn ACL and underwent successful surgery. However, her surgeries don’t stop yet…poor girl also had happy tail which required an amputation and cherry eye. Despite all the road blocks she’s had, she has bounced back well! Macy is living with male and female dogs and is great with both. She would do best with medium or larger dogs. She’s a very playful girl but also enjoys laying with her humans on the couch. Macy has gone through training classes and continued training will be required. She is not currently living with kids but has been exposed to them, she would do best with older kids, 8 and up. She has been spayed and is current on vaccinations, house trained and crate trained.Please visit our website for an application, www.greatdanerescuealliance.org


Sadie is a 1.5 year old spayed beautiful little girl that came to us from a shelter as a stray. She is very active and loves to learn new tricks. She loves to be as close to people as possible, she’s a true lap baby or cuddle buddy!!! Sadie likes to play, and talk, with her foster brothers & sisters. One of her favorite games is tug a war with her rope. Sadie will do best in a home with either a medium to large dog or with her person home most of the day. She is crate trained and house trained. Sadie also walks well on a leash and enjoys car rides






Update:  Goose has been neutered and is ready for adoption.  He will also need to go to a home with another dog preferably a female.  He will need an experienced adopter willing to help him gain confidence.  He is very food motivated and a quick learner.

Goose is one gorgeous little dude but don’t let his looks fool you, that boy has a mind of his own and is all puppy! He’s a 5 month old harlequin that came in with his brother Maverick from the shelter. He loves to play with his foster siblings and is wide open except when he’s sleeping! He is the epitome of a goofy Dane pup and will need a pretty experienced handler to help keep him reigned in as he will be a big boy! He loves everyone and everything but will try to charm you with his stunning looks to try to get out of trouble! He’s had two sets of puppy shots and has not yet been neutered due to his age. A fenced yard will be required.


Warren is a handsome 3-5 year old blue harlequin Dane. He was wandering the woods between two counties before finally being caught in a trap that was specially made for a giant dog. It is unclear exactly how long this boy was on his own but as you can see from the pictures, he was hit by a car. He came to our rescue at the end of May where we took him straight to the vet. He was 104lbs and not very sure about people. Miraculously, he was heartworm negative and fecal was also negative. X-rays confirmed his leg was broken and we took him up to VSRP. They told us since the break was anywhere from 3-4 weeks old that it would be too complicated to go in and they would have to re-break it and set it so we did an external fixator instead. (They also neutered him while under anesthesia.) The fixator stayed on for about 9 weeks and his leg was finally healed enough for it to be removed. He did develop pressure sores on his leg so he had to wear a soft bandage for an additional 4 weeks. Being that he was so nervous about everything, he did really well with the weekly bandage changes those final weeks. Warren is currently living with male and female dogs and has come a long way since being in a foster home. He would likely do best with a small pack(1-2 other dogs, preferably a laid back female) as he gets easily overwhelmed with a lot of playing going on and also dog parks would not be good for him. He was probably an outside dog to begin with as he would go potty in his crate. Every now and then he will have an accident but overall, he’s 99% crate-trained. He will bark to let you know he needs out. He will also still mark every now and then inside but with re-direction he knows to run to the door. I think feeding time is his favorite activity! We fed him frequently to put weight back on him and he’s a very healthy 130lbs now but he doesn’t like to share his food and will need to eat separately from any other dogs. He’s doing better with noises and not quite as nervous but will need a dog-savvy owner. He’s a typical Dane and will lean and nudge you for attention. He isn’t a dog that enjoys being out and about and prefers to stay in his safety zone so a non-busy household would be best for him. Warren was originally introduced to a cat at the vet and didn’t respond much but as he’s gotten comfortable in his foster, he’s shown more interest in the resident cat and will chase so we think he’d do best without cats or smaller dogs. Being that he was running and had to be caught with a trap, we will require a fenced in yard for him, nothing under 5-6 ft though as we feel he would jump a 4 foot fence. He is still working on leash walking and gets nervous with the many noises in the neighborhood. He’s done really well but will still require a home with patience as he’s learning to trust. We also feel that a home without kids would be best for him. He’s a special boy looking for a special home. Applications can be found on our website and any further questions can be emailed to us, greatdanerescuealliance@gmail.com