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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. 

Rest in Peace sweet Brooklyn

Rest in Peace sweet Brooklyn
Brooklyn with her family

Alyssa and Ben adopted the sweetest Brooklyn from us several years ago. We received this note from them this week letting us know of Brooklyn’s passing. Our sincere condolences to Ben, Alyssa and Charlie on the loss of their wonderful family member, Brooklyn. She was one lucky girl to have such a loving family.

I was lucky enough to adopt Brooklyn from you about three years ago. Unfortunately, I’m e-mailing to let you know that she passed away last week. She was diagnosed with a heart condition about a month ago. She responded well to medication initially, but soon began to suffer. We were with her as she passed and it was very quiet and peaceful. Our hearts ache for her – she became a part of our family immediately, and it feels likes she was with us much longer than three years. Early last year, we welcomed a baby girl named Charlie and Brooklyn became a big sister. She was so loving and patient with Charlie. Always hanging out underneath her high chair, waiting to clean up any left over peas. 
She was such a sweet, goofy girl. So easy going and lovable. To say she will be missed is a huge understatement. We are so lucky to have the time with her that we did and we’ll always treasure our memories with her.   

Thank you and GDRNC so much for everything you do, and allowing sweet Brooklyn into our lives. 

Percy gets a ride –and a family !

Percy gets a ride –and a family !

A woman reached out to us late March to surrender a Dane she only had four months. Unfortunately her male boxer was not thrilled about another male in the house and the fights began. She assured us that it wasn’t Percy’s fault but she didn’t want one of them seriously hurt. With her location and work schedule it was difficult coordinating a time to bring him to the rescue. When she finally was able to come, the kennel in the Sacramento area couldn’t take him. Lucky for all, a family on our list volunteered to transport him to Reno. Once they arrived, I received a call that they wanted to adopt Percy. He met the whole family and everyone approved. Percy found his forever home. Everything happens for a reason.

Percy makes friends a family on his ride to rescue !