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

Mickey

Update:  Mickey is a beautiful 2 year old Mantle Dane that has made herself at home with her foster family where she has been since June 2014. She is a playful and loving girl that has a lot of fun with her 5 year old Dane foster brother Cowboy, 10 year old lab sister Bailee and 6 moth old kitten Willow. She loves to give and receive kisses from both the humans and pets in the house. Mickey loves to be pet and will sometimes paw at her foster parents, but she means well and is working on other ways to get attention from her foster parents. Because Mickey is still young, she loves a lot of play time, and is very happy to play outside with her foster Dane brother for short periods of time in the morning and evening. She does get scared to go outside by herself at times, but will happily go with either human or K9 companions. When Mickey first arrived she did not know how to sit on command, lay down or walk on a leash. She has come a long way and will sit and stay even with a full bowl of food in front of her. She is a stereotypical Dane who will “counter-surf” if food is left out unattended but responds well to no and her foster parents are working to break the habit. She does GREAT on walks and light jogs with a gentle leader and it is cute to watch because she is all lady as she prances along. Mickey has also discovered cuddling and loves it whether it is on the floor just before bedtime or while on a couch next to her foster parents watching TV. She will sleep on her dog bed but prefers to climb into the bed and snuggle up next to her foster parents.  Mickey does really well on road trips sleeping for most of the drive. Mickey is incredibly sweet in all ways and would do well in just about any house where someone is around a lot to pet her, play with her and show her love. She runs to greet you at the door, sits as close to you as she can, and tries to lick away any tears the children may have when they get hurt. She has exhibited no aggression at all but is skittish at points, around loud noises. She wants to be someone’s best friend and will give as much love to the humans and the children as she can.

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.

ChaCha

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.

 

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.