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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!

“A Hard Goodbye” – Kale

“A Hard Goodbye” – Kale


Our condolences to Paula Huffman on the loss of her girl Kale.  Pictured above is Kale and her brother Augustus with Paula.  I remember Paula adopting Kale, a Dane with issues.  She was not good with other dogs and had some other things to work on, but Paula did not give up and stuck with it.   My heartfelt thanks to Paula for being a true Great Dane person who put in the work needed to make Kale the Dane she knew she could be.  Here is what Paula wrote about Kale:

“I’ve been dreading this email….this inevitable email.  But I did want to let you know that I had to say goodbye to my sweet girl Kale.  She was over 10 years old and my dear companion for over 8 1/2 years.  Tears fill my eyes and are literally running down my cheeks as I write this.  Even thought I have Augustus, my other Dane, there is an emptiness in our home.  Life is different and we are learning to adjust without her quirkiness, her silliness and her presence.  I am so grateful to you and Great Dane Rescue for providing me the opportunity to have her all these years.  What you guys do at the rescue matters and it really does positively impact many lives.  I will always be grateful for you.”

We are grateful to Paula.

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Just a reminder that if you shop on you can select Great Dane Rescue of Northern California as your charity of choice.  We appreciate your support!..

Thank you!