Category: “Happy Homes”

Logan – Therapy Dog?

Logan – Therapy Dog?

Nice note and cute photos of special boy Logan!

“I am so excited I just had to share with you. As you know I have turn Logan into quite the social butterfly! We go to the bank, post office and have now been to the local Police station to visit.

When we were at the bank last week this women ran up to me and said here I had these business cards made up just for you! Our local non profit organization wants to know if you would be interested in joining our Pet Therapy Team with Logan? We see you walk him all over Auburn and everyone knows about Logan! He would be perfect. He will need to go through their certification program in order to get his big blue vest but will be a therapy dog! Who the heck ever knew I would do this with him?

They would have us go to assisting living facilities, retirement homes, and god for bid a tragic event happens (like school shooting) they would have therapy dogs brought in.

I think he is ready, we have some issues but more that will come with maturity than bad behavior. But we’re going to give it a try.

Just couldn’t wait to share with you! Thank you for this beautiful big boy, he has really changed my life and so much for the better!!”

Laura McNicholas

ps. pics are Logan at the police station and his local bank buddy Christine.

A Glowing Report On Newly Adopted Eva

A Glowing Report On Newly Adopted Eva

Many thanks to Bill Palajac for being so smart as to adopt a senior Great Dane! We know everyone wants to adopt a puppy, but we wanted to share with you Bill’s email to show the wisdom of considering a senior Great Dane.

“Thank you, thank you, thank you for Eva.

Going into this adoption you knew I was a little tentative with Eva being 6 years old; i was worried she would just sleep through the day. Oh my, this is not the case. Eva is very active, full of life and has a wonderful loving personality. I think of her as a 30 year old person who is more strategic about their energy use rather than a young kid who is always on the go. She is always ready for a walk and so we’re taking her out a few times a day; she’s loving it!

The family who raised her did a great job training and socializing her. Eva is responsive to sit, stay, come, no, all the basics. We have a little work to do with heeling properly but she is so smart and attentive this will take no time to correct. She is not food, animal or people aggressive. She’s just all around awesome, although, i’ve learned to keep a small hand towel in my pocket for when she gives me kisses. She is a sloppy kisser.

Did i mention how smart she is? She taught us her signal for bathroom time AND she has one specific spot in the backyard where she likes to take care of her business.

She is incredible. We’re so happy and thankful we connected with you.”

Take care,

Kaba (formerly Sophia) In Her New Home

Kaba (formerly Sophia) In Her New Home

Kaba’s new owner, Marissa, sent us this note about her new girl:

“A quick Pupdate for you!
Sophia now goes by the name Kaba!
Her and Nagi are besties although they don’t get to play right now since she just got spayed. She sleeps in bed with me and my other girl I’m really glad I got a bigger bed so they both fit lol. She goes with me everywhere everyday and sure does enjoy a pupappuccino from Starbucks with mom after her walkies. She’s taking all the other animals in stride doesn’t seem to phase her at all. She’s a real trooper I have to say and my parents say she’s clicked with me almost Instantly, she is never far from my side that’s for sure. I will continue to let you guys know how she develops, and evolves with me ❤️ thank you for finding me my best friend couldn’t have picked or found a greater Dane than her.”

Dog Wheelchair Needed

We got this request from Cherie, who adopted Luna from our organization:

“Do you know anyone who has a front support wheel chair for a great dane that we can rent for a few months? Or would you be able to recommend a reputable place that other Dane owners have used?

Luna’s been diagnosed with Angular Limb Disorder in both her front legs. Her legs started twisting at the start of June, our local vet told us that it was just a wonky growing stage. We decided to get a second opinion and it’s a good thing that we did.

We are scheduled for surgery this Saturday morning as the situation will escalate quickly if we don’t have a double ulnar osteotomy. Her elbows are currently in great shape, but the second they are compromised she’s no longer a surgical candidate. So we are forced to move quickly.

She will be able to bare weight on her legs after surgery however a wheelchair apparently will help with the recovery time. We won’t require the wheelchair for 3-4 weeks post surgery, but I thought I’d reach out before purchasing/renting any units just in the off chance you might have a connection that we can reach out to.

Help or advise on this one is appreciated. ”

Cherie Long
Mom of Luna the Great Dane

If anyone can assist Cherie, her email is

Happy Birthday Stevie!

Happy Birthday Stevie!

Stevie just turned six years old on June 29th. Her doting Mom and Dad, Glen and Gayle Cook,of course threw her a party, complete with hat. Stevie came into rescue in bad shape, a sweet stray whom no one claimed. After spaying her, docking her tail, and trying to put some weight on her, Glen and Gayle came and adopted her into their family. Later, adding brother Bodie to the mix.

Happy Birthday Stevie! You deserve the wonderful life you now enjoy.



Gorgeous photo of Stevie. Thanks to Gayle and Glen for always sending great photos!

Skinny Clifford

Skinny Clifford

He got that name because he was one of the skinniest, most long legged young Danes we ever had in.

Sherri saw past that and adopted him anyway!

Riley – Wine Ambassador

Riley – Wine Ambassador

Beautiful Riley lives with the Barr family at their winery, the Barr Estate winery ( in Paso Robles. She is the un-official “welcoming party of one” to guests at the winery. The Barr family is Riley’s fourth home. Just goes to show that you can’t judge a dog by the number of homes he/she has had.

Here is what Tealy wrote to us when she sent us these photos:

“Here are some photos of Riley. These were taken by some wine club members during their visit. Riley loves people and the attention she gets! She really is the sweetest Dane we have ever had. Thanks again for allowing her to come home with me!”

Benjamin Bleu (formerly Sebastian)

Benjamin Bleu (formerly Sebastian)

Lucky Benjamin to have been adopted by the Moraes family! Kathy sends us frequent updates on how this big blue guy is doing, just as she did for her beloved Sasha.

Here is some of what Kathy wrote to us about Benjamin Bleu:

“Two weeks ago my husband Joseph and I drove to GDRNC and this here handsome young Dane adopted us – – captured all our hearts with his gentle nature and heart – – adores belly rubs and rollin in the grass and taking walks around the neighborhood. Playful and happy, loves squeak toys and giant nylabones, carrying one nearly wherever he goes. He is getting along more and more with all his feline brothers and sisters and doesn’t know what to make of his aquatic family members in the aquarium! Just cocks his head to the side watching as she swims as he does with the animals on TV. A funny sound and with a bark and his hiney up in the air as if to say “hey, I want to play”. We are quickly learning he has a natural affinity and affection for people and animals alike. His nature of patience and gentleness a gift especially for one as young as he.”

Thanks Kathy and Joe for giving this gorgeous boy a permanent, loving home.

Aspen In Her New Home

Aspen In Her New Home

Long time adopter Dottie Poole sent us this nice note on the girl she adopted from our site as a Private Adoption:

Hope this finds you well. Wanted to give you an update on our girl. She is doing well. Setting in nicely. She still gets a bit crazy with other dogs but is much better. I don’t think she will ever fit in the doggy door. We were going to change it to a larger size but decided it was toooooooooo large. So she lets us know when she needs out. We will either board her or find someone to stay as we need to. We love her. She goes most places with us. She did loose weight but she will never be slim. Thank you so much for the opportunity to have her.

Love you guys”

We appreciate return customers! Thanks to Dottie for being such a great home to Great Danes.

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