Category: “Happy Homes”

Battle for the prime spot on the dog bed

Battle for the prime spot on the dog bed

So I guess the order of hierarchy in the Robnett household goes like this… Stuffed monkey toy, the cat, THEN Tank the Great Dane. Just to be sure I have it right.

Thanks to Jessica for always sending great photos of her boy Tank.

Goodbye to our sweet Lulu

Goodbye to our sweet Lulu

Our own Doug and Peggy Peterson lost their sweet girl Lulu on Wednesday. She was either 13 or 14 years of age and Doug and Peggy did everything they could to keep her with them as long as they could. Two better owners you could never find. They loved her with all their hearts and what a wonderful life they provided for her.

Our deepest condolences to this very caring couple on their loss.

We asked them to write a memorial to Lulu and here is what they wrote to us:

“We adopted Lulu on July 22, 2008, just a few weeks after our Danes Max and Chloe died 5 days apart. We loved her from the moment she bolted out of the kennel and tried to jump in the truck! She had been a stray, and the vet guessed she was 3-4 years old. She was so skinny! But full of life, and so happy to have a home. We brought Sampson home from GDRNC the next day, and Lulu went to work letting him know who was in charge. She was a handful, and we called Colleen every day for the first two weeks to get advice on how to manage her very assertive behavior. She learned quickly and became one of the best dogs we have ever had. She adored squeaky toys, running at the lake, rawhide chews and meal times; she and Sampson became inseparable friends. She was surprisingly funny and was the happiest dog ever. She had pneumonia last year, and the vet told us to prepare ourselves for her death – then called a few hours later to say she had miraculously recovered and to come get her! But age was catching up to her, and by the end of last year she needed a halter to help her stand up, and to walk. We knew the time was here when she wasn’t interested in dinner or cookies. Even at her last hour, she was a great ambassador for Rescue, visiting the staff at the vet’s office and giving everyone there a final kiss. Our home isn’t the same without her and we will forever cherish the years we had together.

Sobbing,

Peggy and Doug”

Their other Great Dane, Sampson, will grieve for the loss of his girl too.




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Jack and His Girls

Jack and His Girls

Obviously it is love! Jack and his rescue girls Stella and Ellie. Wonderful photos!

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Bodie and Stevie

Bodie and Stevie

Just a whole bunch of super cute photos of this lucky pair of Great Danes. Thanks to Gayle and Glen Cook for always sending great photos of their two rescue Danes. (Not sure who loves Glen more, Bodie or Stevie)






Emerson and His New Brother

Emerson and His New Brother

Despina was thinking about adding another Great Dane to her home as a friend for her handsome boy, Emerson. I guess somewhere along the way plans changed because Despina just sent us this photo of Emerson’s new friend. Emerson had never met a cat before but was very good when they first met.

Thank you Despina, for sending us this cute shot!

Katie (formerly Kady) in her new home!

Katie (formerly Kady) in her new home!


Thanks to Leslie for sending us these wonderful photos of their new girl Katie. Here is what Leslie wrote to us:

“Katie (formerly Kady), has made a home in Walnut Creek. Her new adopted family had lost their second Great Dane (also named Katie!) and this little girl has filled their hearts. Katie continues to be a little shadow. She walks from room to room with her new owners. She has many pillows throughout the house, loves to play with toys and is even getting along with her new cat brother, a Maine Coon. She is mellow, sweet and a quick learner. She shakes excitedly when she knows it’s walk time, and she is loving checking out her new neighborhood, which has its share of dogs, hiking trails and even cows in the pasture.
She has met the owners’ friends and relatives, and all have commented on how well behaved and loving she is. The new family wants to thank Great Dane Rescue of Northern California for adopting out such a special girl.”

Our thanks to Leslie and her family for adopting this sweet girl from us!

Inga In her New Home

Inga In her New Home

Jennifer Hoffard sent us these cute photos of her newly adopted Dane Inga with her other rescue boy Beau. Here is what Jennifer wrote to us: “I have now adopted four Danes from Great Dane Rescue. They have always picked us perfect dogs for our family based off of our current dogs needs and have been supportive with the integration process.”

Thank you Jennifer for those kind words!

General

General

General’s owner, Katie Stowe, sent us these photos of General practicing Yoga. (These photos look suspiciously like sleeping to us, but who is to judge!)

Thanks to Katie for always keeping in touch.

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Lucy Update

Lucy Update

Not to be confused with brindle Lucy just adopted, these are wonderful photos of another Lucy. Her owner, Jenna, wrote this to us about Lucy:

“Just wanted to let you know that Lucy is doing great and is a wonderful addition to our family. She has adjusted well to her new surrounds and is super loveable. We love her dearly and thank you for the opportunity to adopt her.”

Lucy is a sweet, deaf girl adopted in March of 2017. Thanks to Jenna for taking on a special needs girl!

Lucy and Barney

Lucy and Barney

Photos below are of newly adopted Lucy with her ‘brother” Barney. Barney was adopted a few years ago from us by LONG time adopter Martin Daly. Martin has a way with dogs, and seems to adopt the ones with issues that most people probably would not choose. Barney was just such a case. Thanks to Martin for being such a good Dad to all the Danes he adopts from us.

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