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Charli’s baby brother

Charli’s baby brother

Charli is happy with her new family, who also just welcomed a baby boy to their home ! Charli’s new family shared this lovely update:

I just wanted to update you on how things are going with Charli. We are absolutely in love with her and she is doing amazingly well with our family. I can’t believe how much she watches over our newborn son! We are so lucky to have Charli as a part of our family. If her previous owners reach out, please tell them she is doing great and is loved so much! 

Kevin on vacation

Kevin on vacation

Lucky Kevin got to go on vacation at the beach with his new family ! That is one happy dog.

Kepler moves to the coast

Kepler moves to the coast

Kepler was a true gentleman meeting Eva. The family loved him. Now he will be joining them on their daily walks in Santa Cruz.

Thank you Bill for adopting another Dane!

Zara’s new home

Zara’s new home

Zara found her forever home through a Private Adoption. Fortunately with our waitlist of potential adopters, we were able to connect Noelle to Zara’s original family as soon as we got the surrender form.

Noelle provided an update, “She’s doing very well! She has adjusted well to our home and seems to thrive with routine. She’s started to fill in and grow and is now up to 96.5 pounds, up from 82 back in May. She’s doing great with positive reinforcement training and we are slowly socializing her and adding more people and dogs into her circle.   We are just in love with Zara!”

Lincoln and family

Lincoln and family

Well it’s been a year since Lincoln has been adopted. He’s looking more handsome than ever. He loves Ella and Emmett, his canine companions. Lincoln never bother with the family’s birds and just recently discovered the iguana who has been with the family long before Lincoln was adopted. Was he just too busy with other things?

Another “happy home” update. Thank you Diana !

Blake makes more friends

Blake makes more friends

Blake relaxing after a long day on the farm. Michael added another alpaca to the group. We’ve lost track of all the critters, but happy to see they’re living their dream.

Thanks Michael for all you do!

Laser Dog

Laser Dog

Jackson has a lot of friends and one of his favorite people is Dr. Vanessa G B Rood of Napa Valley Equine. Here Jackson wraps up laser therapy to help reduce inflammation caused by a decade of chasing squirrels and jumping into the truck and onto the bed and sofa.

Splash!

Splash!

We’re often asked if Great Danes like water. The answer is “not particularly,” but then, there is Grace and Max. They love to play in the water. Thanks to Nikkie for sharing this great pic of her water dogs.

Nelson at home

Nelson at home

It didn’t take Nelson long to make himself at home. Thanks to Brian and Elaine for coming back to adopt from us again. Sadly they lost their sweet Magnus earlier this year. They contacted us to let us know they were ready to bring another Dane into their family and Nelson was thrilled.

Happy Birthday Michael

Happy Birthday Michael

Michael was surrendered at seven months old because three goats were killed. We brought him to Reno to determine if he had high prey drive or was simply a big puppy unsupervised around livestock. Within days it was clear that Michael was a sweet, shy, 115 pound puppy that didn’t know his own strength when he played. Due to his temperament, I decided to keep him and train him to be my partner and a big brother to all the foster Danes that would be coming in.
Fast forward to the present. Michael is celebrating his fourth birthday. Yes, he does look older but being a big brother to Danes coming and going is hard work. He has accepted 17 Danes into his home. Some were easy breezie, some not so much, but he was patient with them all. He helped them in ways I couldn’t, just by being a good dog. Right now we have Daisy & he has done wonders with her.


Michael, I want to wish you a very Happy Birthday. I’m so proud of you and love you very much.