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Ellie Strikes Again!

Ellie Strikes Again!

Jill Gutzman and her son Jack sent us these photos and text about their girl Ellie:

“I had to send this note to Jacks teacher:
So the dog literally ate the homework instructions. (Along with yet another dog bed) Can Jack please have another packet? I’ll try to keep this packet out of the “shredder”.”

(Someone looks very guilty!)

Missing Leo

Missing Leo

Our condolences to the Mason family on the sudden loss of their very special boy, Leo. Leo was just five years old when he passed and Maureen had adopted him from Rescue approximately two years ago. Leo came into foster care with Karen in Reno weighing just 95 lbs. He was a sad, skinny boy. Karen got him up to 108 lbs on a special diet. He never seemed to be able to surpass this weight. The doctor did numerous testing on Leo to try to explain his weight, but nothing came back abnormal. But this did not stop Maureen Mason from adopting him. She saw past his weight and loved the wonderful boy inside.

Prior to his passing, Leo was diagnosed with Addison’s disease and unfortunately stopped eating, and a day and a half later passed. He was happy and active in his loving home for almost two years.

To add to their sadness, the family had recently lost their other Dane, Bella Katie, to heart failure at the age of seven. Katie was a shy girl that flourished under Maureen’s care. She was loved and cherished for almost three years by the Masons.

This is a special family that loves Danes, and are willing to go the extra mile for a Dane that need a home. Maureen said this is the first time in many years they are dog-less.

Photos Below:
Leo in foster care.

Bella Katie

Leo and Bella Meeting

Two Rescue Girls Meet at a Winery

No it’s not the beginning of a bad joke, but an actual event! Tealy Barr, owner of the Barr Estate Winery in Paso Robles (home of the Dane Head wine – a great gift for Great Dane/Wine lovers) had a visitor recently. Leslie Miladinich and her husband decided to do some wine tasting at a Great Dane friendly winery, and met rescue girl Riley. The photo in this post is the two girls obviously dishing some good gossip about their humans. Such a fun time when rescued Great Danes can get together AND their people can drink! At least this sounds good to me……and Karen…..mostly Karen.

Lucy – formerly Juno

Lucy – formerly Juno


Cassie Lowe and her family were on our wait list for over a year waiting for the perfect child friendly Great Dane. She adopted Juno, now Lucy, from us. Here is what she wrote us:

“She is settling into our family PERFECTLY! Every week we see fewer and fewer potty accidents so we know she’s feeling less anxious and settling in with us, too. She follows us around EVERYWHEEERRRRREE which we’ve learned to love about her 🤣

She is great with the kids. Our youngest, Patrick, especially loves to give her “lovies”. We’ve not had the experiences that the previous owners indicated to you: hole digging, barking incessantly, etc. … she’s truly a gem! Even more: she LOVES her den (crate). We haven’t figured out how to get her to STOP chewing up her dog beds, but that’s another journey…! LOL!

She seems to live to play with cannon (our other fur baby!). From the time they wake up to all moments they get in between, they are wrestling and playing! The kids think the way they run thru the house and crash into the walls as they run down the stairs is HILARIOUS!

After 2 kids- we are proud to say that LUCY is the first reason we’ve had to invest in baby gates! She stands so tall she can right to the food on the counter and baby’s high chair – Sooo- we’ve had to create some boundaries in that regard…easy peasy. Lol!

Anyway – thank you again for helping our family grow. Lucy is a joy and we are blessed to love her in this life. We are the lucky ones.

On the whole, Lucy is great. We’ve had one couch casualty since she’s been here – buuuuut, I guess it was time to upgrade anyway. She drinks from our bathroom faucet and mows they ice cubes. She is still learning how to watch out for people and not run us over and be right on top of our toes- but we know she’ll get there. ❤️

Attached is a fun video of Lucy enjoying water play more than the kids & a picture of she and Cannon cuddling…enjoy!”

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A big thank you to Cassie for dealing with some issues with her new girl Lucy. We love people who stick out the honeymoon phase (which can be rough some times) and end up with a really great new family member.

Moose (almost) All Grown Up

Moose (almost) All Grown Up


Karen Garner sent us these photos of her boy Moose. Adopted from us at six months of age, Moose is almost a year old and 145 lbs and 36″ at the shoulder. Karen is very happy with her big boy!

Clifford

Clifford

Clifford just wants to rest but mom Sherri Lane cant help but snap this cute photo of her boy!

Kaba Is Now a Service Dog!

Kaba Is Now a Service Dog!

Kaba (formerly Sophia) proudly wearing her service dog vest. Thanks to her owner Marissa for loving this girl and going through the service dog program with Kaba. Another Great Dane ambassador to the breed!

Kaiya (Now Molly) In Her New Home

Kaiya (Now Molly) In Her New Home

Good news to report! Kaiya (aka Mama dog) now “Molly”, was adopted and is doing well. Here is what her new owner Casey wrote to us:

“Kaiya, aka Mama Dog, now Molly, loves Buddy and my boys. She slept with my youngest throughout night one. She’s a sweet girl and loves running around the house and backyard. She’s so gently my youngest was able to walk her on a leash, unlike buddy. Ha. Just a little update. And she’s drinking and eating well as well.”

Thanks Casey for sending us this nice update and photo. How nice to see an adopter look past a physical issue and see the sweet girl inside.

Playtime

Playtime

Assume the position! Ready……Set…..PLAY!!

Thanks to Jill Guntzman for either being really lucky or a master dog handler who was able to shoot these great photos!

Willow

Willow

We just love to get positive updates on our rescued Danes! Thanks to Jennifer Stroth for sending this update.

“Just wanted to send you an update on Willow. She’s such a great dog! My husband and daughter brought her up to Stanford for lunch and to meet my team. She got lots of attention and love. She was even featured in our Instagram feed.”