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Riley

Great photos of Riley manning the wine tasting bar and using dad Greg as a pillow. Thanks to Tealy for keeping us updated on Riley. Remember, Barr Estate Winery sells Dane Head Wine! It’s never too early to think of a nice Christmas gift or a great wine to bring to a gathering. All Dane Head wine sales help support our group! Check out their website at barrestatewines.com. The winery is in Paso Robles, CA.
Don’t forget to say hello to Riley if you visit!

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Dozer

Dozer

Heather sent these adorable photos and this note to us: “I wanted to let you know how wonderful Dozer is doing! He still loves the barn and some of the horses actually think he’s a mini! We actually had one horse who thought he was her baby. When we took him away from her she cried for him!” Thanks to the Valle family for adopting Dozer.

Jackson and Lily

Our own Lory Lynne and Eric take Jackson and Lily everywhere with them. Here is what Lory Lynne wrote to us. “We took the dogs on the Skunk Train that runs from Mendocino up into the coastal redwoods. It was such fun. Lily was either looking out the window or zonked in the aisle (the motion kept putting her to sleep, like a little kid). Jackson wasn’t so sure about the motion and noise at first, but with all the attention he was getting, he was so enjoying the heck out of it as well. He ended up sitting across from Eric, butt in the seat, or on top of me, just like he does on the sofa at home!”

Here are a few good snaps of their travels.


Emerson

Emerson

Photo of Emerson and mom Despina who attended our Donation Barbecue with husband John (not pictured). Thanks to Despina and John for providing Emerson a great home!

Michael and Blakes’ Grand Adventures

Michael and Blakes’ Grand Adventures

So nice to see the wonderful life that some rescued Great Danes now have! Thank you Michael for taking Blake everywhere with you.

Donation Barbecue Reminder

Save the Date! Tomorrow, September 10th is our donation barbecue at the Beer Revolution, 464 3rd Street in Oakland in the Jack London Square area. Photographer Doug Peterson will be there to take photos of you and your dogs and we have free rescue tee shirts and other dog/Dane stuff to give away. Framed pencil Dane drawings done by the late Betty Thomas as well as a signed, limited edition (with certificate of authenticity) Great Dane print will be given away too. Collars, harnesses, dog bones, etc. Come and have lunch courtesy of the Beer Revolution, mingle with other Dane lovers, meet some Danes that have been adopted through Rescue and in general have fun. Weather is forecasted to be 72 degrees, which makes me SO happy. Event on the patio outside, come drop in anytime between 2 pm and 5pm and stay as long as you like. Any questions, my cell is 916 208-8444. Hope to see you there. Colleen (Parking meters are free on Sunday)

Princess Stevie (formerly Sabrina)

Princess Stevie (formerly Sabrina)

Stevie’s Mom, Gayle, sent these photos of her princess! What a view! To remind you all, Stevie was found as a stray in horrible condition. The Cook family saw past that and adopted her and now Stevie obviously has upgraded her environment! That is the wonderful thing about Rescue. Stevie comes into our group with a tail that had to be amputated, filthy dirty, un-spayed and generally not cared for. Now she is living the life and is a cherished girl. We don’t call her Princess for nothing!

In Memory of Olympia

In Memory of Olympia




Melissa wrote to us this sweet note to let us know of the passing of her beloved Olympia. Here is what she wrote to us:
“We adopted Olympia as a private adoption advertised on GDRNC website. She was about 5 1/2 years old when we got her and she passed six years later on 8/12/17. We knew she was a special soul the moment we met her. LOVE. We adopted another Dane vis a friend three years ago – a one year old harlequin Dane mix called Ruby – Ruby gave Olympia renewed life and joy for the last three years. Ruby definitely misses Olympia just like us!”

The happy ending to this tribute is that Melissa and her husband Don just came and adopted “Hank” from us last week. So now Ruby has a friend again!

Goodbye to Sweet Marble

Goodbye to Sweet Marble

Our condolences to Cheryl and her daughter on the loss of their special girl Marble. Here is what Cheryl wrote to us about Marble:
“As a long time owner of many Great Danes, I had decided not to start with a puppy, but rather consider fostering rescues with Colleen. When Colleen called me in October 2012 to say that a harlequin female was coming in, I met her at the photo shoot directly following her spay, so the Dane was a little loopy. When I got her home I knew right away I would not be able to hand her back over, so I contacted Colleen to arrange for her adoption. We named her Marble for obvious reasons, and she was by far one of the best dogs I’ve ever had the pleasure of having as a part of my family. She was well behaved, loving, and enjoyed living on acreage, becoming friends with my horses. In March in noticed a tumor and brought her to Dr. Alex at Loomis Basin Vet Clinic. Directly following surgery, the prognosis was not good as it had metastasized to other areas of her body. Dr. Alex only gave her about a month longevity until she would need to be put down due to pain associated with the cancer, but Marble continued to have good quality of life for another two months, until the sad day came on May 24th when she let me know she was ready. She will be forever loved and missed by my daughter and I, who continue to remember her lovingly as she deserved.”

Thank you to Cheryl for writing this touching tribute.

Don’t Forget The Barbecue!

Just a reminder of our “donation barbecue” this coming Sunday, Sept 10th at the Beer Revolution in Oakland. (Details on our site). Our photographer Doug Peterson will be there to take photos of you and your Dane or just your Dane! We have rescue t-shirts to give away and some free stuff (collars, hats, misc. dog stuff). Weather should be nice, so come and hang out with other Dane loving people and if you haven’t adopted from us, this is a good chance to meet Danes that have come through Rescue and meet the people who were kind enough to adopt them.