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Vote For Mike!

Mike Stone, a professional dog handler and co-owner of the kennel where we board our rescue Great Danes(and gives us a HUGE discount on boarding), has been nominated for “Professional Handler Of The Year” by Purina and Dog Show magazine. If you by chance feel the need to cast a vote, you can go to the website, click on VOTE in the upper right hand corner. You will be directed to a page where you will scroll down until you see the banner PROFESSIONAL HANDLER, and you will see Mike Stone’s name.

Mike is a wonderful handler. He is very kind to the dogs he handles, has a “soft” hand when taking them in the ring and is deserving of this honor.

Thank you!

We Are Compiling a List of Drivers

Occasionally, Great Dane Rescue will ask for help in transporting a Great Dane in need of rescuing from a location in Northern California. We were thinking to start the new year off right, we would be proactive and compile a list of volunteers who have expressed an interest in helping with transportation. If you would like to be added to our list, please email Colleen at with the time/days that you might be able to help transport. For example: ;”I am free weekends only” or “I can transport during the week, but only in the afternoons”, etc. The second part of this query is; what is your territory? We have dogs that need to go from Granite Bay to Reno on occasion. Is this a route you could drive? We also have dogs that need to be transported from the Central CA area or from somewhere in the Bay Area. Is this a route you could drive? Be specific on where you could pick up a dog and how far you could transport that dog. The ultimate destination is Granite Bay. If you are added to our list you might be contacted to help with transport, which you could either accept or decline. Any and all help is greatly appreciated!


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 The winery is in Paso Robles, CA.
Don’t forget to say hello to Riley if you visit!

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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.

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.

Dog Cart Available

Rose contacted us to tell us her Great Dane no longer used his cart and was hoping another Dane owner might have a need. If you have a Dane who can benefit from this cart, please contact Rose at (805) 450-4523, she is in the Grass Valley area. Cart was purchased from and is a adjustable for each individual dog.

Donation Barbecue Date Change

We finally realized our original scheduled date for this event was Labor Day weekend! Obviously that wouldn’t have worked so we have moved the event to September 10th, Sunday. We hope to see Danes and their owners on the 10th!

“Donation Barbecue”

Great Dane Rescue of Northern California is having a “donation barbecue” on Sunday, September 10th 2 pm to 5 pm. The wonderful owners of Beer Revolution in Oakland (464 3rd Street between third and Broadway in the Jack London Square area) have chosen us to be their charity of choice for September 3rd. They routinely host donation barbecues to benefit local charities. An employee of Beer Revolution and former all around wonderful foster care person Josie Rovegno nominated us. This establishment is dog friendly, and has a nice outside patio where dogs and their owners can mingle, eat barbecue and (hopefully) donate to Rescue. Many types of beers available for purchase, as well as soft drinks. Parking is easy, Sunday’s are “free meter” days and there is also a parking garage a block away. So if you have nothing to do on September 10th and want to come meet rescued Great Danes and the people who have adopted them, swap stories with other adopters, or just come support our organization, you are welcome. Hope to see you there! Free t-shirts and other dog/Dane stuff! Any questions, please email Colleen at

Missing Dog! Please Crosspost

Missing Dog!  Please Crosspost

This is Pearl. She is a 9 month old cattle dog, approx. 25 lbs. She leapt out the window from a moving car on Hwy 80 near the Hwy 65 exit in Rocklin/Roseville area. Her owners are frantic and have been looking for her non-stop since July 7th. Anyone who lives in that area, if you can share her photo with neighbors and get the word out maybe we can help Pearl find her way home. There is a $500 reward for her return. Please help!