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Athena’s a star !

Athena’s a star !
We received this fun update on the beautiful Athena !
Hi Karen and Colleen,
I hope you are both well. I have been keeping up to date with all the adoption updates on the GDRNC website and so happy to see all these Great Danes going to great homes.
I have some fun news. Our beautiful Athena, who we adopted about 2 years ago, was entered into a contest for a company that does custom sketches of real dogs and then puts these sketches on merchandise that they have on their website. They had a couple of different Great Danes already, but no merles. I entered Athena’s picture into the contest and now they have an entire line of Athena the Merle Great Dane items. I wanted to send you both a few of these items as they are really cute and you are the reason we have her in our lives.
Attached is the photo I submitted and the sketch they did of her (they even put hearts in her eyes 😍).
Thanks so much,
Annie

Matilda on her way home

Matilda on her way home

This delightful pic from new adopter Heather is of Matilda on her way to her new home.  Heather says:

In love already ❤
Thank you, Karen.

Thor has two brothers

Thor has two brothers
We received this update on wonderful Thor and his new brothers:
Hi Karen,
Thor is doing really well and seems to be settling in nicely to his new home.  
Also, we have been dog sitting for my brother, a dane mix and a boxer, as my brother has been in the hospital. It looks like we may be rehoming his two here with Thor – the three of them are getting along great!
Thanks again,
Tricia and Rich

Happy Birthday Buddy !

Happy Birthday Buddy !
Happy Birthday to Buddy, who just turned eight years young!
All thanks to Casey, who is a two time GDRNC adopter, for providing Buddy and incredible life and for sharing this great photo.

Update on Brody

Update on Brody
A cute update on recently adopted Brody:

Brody is doing really well. We took him in to the vet to establish care, and he had already gained 10 lbs! His muzzle and paws are doing much better, and he is now microchipped. Just like with our Sam, he is experiencing some anxiety when we leave, but we are already getting improvement with that as well. As you can see, he is not spoiled at all !
This is him on our home security camera. 

The life of Riley

The life of Riley
We received this wonderful update on Riley, who lives and “works” with her family at Barr Estate Winery (check out their Dane Head wine label 🙂
Our daughter took this photo of Riley yesterday in the budding vines.  Thought you would enjoy seeing it.
She is the sweetest dog !  Thanks again for allowing us to adopt her. Hope everything is going well for you.
Riley

Happy Easter

Happy Easter

Happy Easter from the Ash Farm!  Blake doesn’t look too happy.

Thank you Michael.

Puppy Piper Picked a Perfect Pack

Puppy Piper Picked a Perfect Pack

Another wonderful update on Piper:

Just sending you some pics and a video of Piper and Rocco. Tuesday was her first obedience lesson and Rocco’s fine tuning training . Piper is a very smart girl who is full of attitude and sass for sure. We have our hands full for sure but with lots of training, discipline and consistency I think we can get her dialed in. She is growing fast and probably getting close to 40lbs. Her and Rocco have bonded so well they love playing together all the time. I will continue to share photos and videos of her progress and growth.

Brody’s big family

Brody’s big family
Brody is such a lucky boy! He now has a mom, dad and three canine brothers! Here’s a cute clip of him playing with brother Sam.
Thank you Mark & Nicole, you were exactly the type of home we were looking for — especially Brody!

Good Morning Karen!
Brody is doing really well. He is cueing off of Sam really nicely and they are having a blast playing together. He is falling into the new home and routine very nicely! He and the Great Pyrenees get along fabulously, but our old mutt doesn’t care one way or the other about him (which we expected). He is quite the little cuddler which we love 💕.
His paws are still giving him some problems, but we will of course keep on cleaning them and applying the spray. We should be able to get him into our vet here next week or so just to get him established, check up, microchip, etc.
Here’s a clip of them tearing around the yard. I joke that I am now the proud owner of two horses 😅. Plus here is one of a relaxed upside down tongue. He’s such a doll. We absolutely adore him. We’ll send more photos soon!

Teddy (formerly known as Bullwinkle :)

Teddy (formerly known as Bullwinkle :)
We received the wonderful update on the handsome Teddy!
I hope you are well! I adopted Bullwinkle from you guys about a year ago and he is the best! We are a happy family and his name is Teddy.