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Mr. Sampson and LuLu

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Boomer Photos

Boomer Photos

June 17, 2021

Thanks to Jennifer for sending these photos of her rapidly growing gorgeous Merle puppy.

Wyatt is a lucky boy!

Wyatt is a lucky boy!

June 13, 2021

Joe and Kathy responded to my call asking them to rescue this sweet young male who was in a bad situation. Of course they fell in love and he isn’t going anywhere! Thanks Kathy and joe for the sweet photos.

Wednesday and her cat

Wednesday and her cat

June 3, 2021

More wonderful photos from the Rovegno = Atkinson family!

Leroy is a happy boy!

Leroy is a happy boy!

June 2, 2021

Cute photos Jackie shared with us of Leroy and his motley crew!

I think Leroy found a great home….
thank you Jackie!

Matilda. Is. Great!

Matilda. Is. Great!

May 23, 2021

We absolutely love these sort of update emails. Thank you Heather !

Matilda. Is. Great!

She really does well with the kids and plays with Daisy like they were old pals. Although, Daisy is happy to let her know when she’s had enough. I do keep her somewhat away from the 1 yr old if possible if he’s just toddling around simply due to size (did the same with my previous Dane). Only 1 knockdown so far 🙂

Matilda is still a little shy around my husband initially. It seems like it’s worst when we are outside. She no longer barks at him in the house. She won’t let him bring his face to hers, but after a few moments she’s fine bringing her face up to his. This is a continued work in progress but it’s much better already.

She’s VERY in your face when eating…or just sitting for that matter…so we’re just working on our manners. Typical stuff

In the evenings we put the cat in the bathroom then allow Matilda into our room where she spends 10-15 minutes sniffing around. She then gets on the bed between us, happily laying on my husband, and calms down. Once calm, I put her in her crate in our bedroom where she sleeps soundly all night. I then let the cat out who free roams the bedroom all evening. No issues

My next goal is to move the crate out of the bedroom. I hope to accomplish this in the next 2 weeks or so. I have not yet crated her during the day while leaving, she’s been in the backyard with Daisy when I had to go somewhere, and we’ve had no issues.

She is definitely a leash puller (I know, you warned me!) so we’ll be working on that too.

She hasn’t tried to eat a thing off the counter (I mean, we do try to keep the counters clear of food for that reason) or chewed any toys, blankets or pillows. Not sure why they said she was a chewer…let’s hope I never find out!

I have an appt on Tuesday to check her for a microchip/have one placed if they can’t find it.

Matilda is a gem and we absolutely hit the doggie jackpot. Thank you so much for trusting her with us! I attached a few photos for you. She’s definitely part of the family now.

Piper Update

Piper Update

May 23, 2021

We are thrilled to hear puppy Piper is doing great!

Piper is doing well. We have been going to training weekly and she is so very smart. She definitely has a stubborn side but I think that’s a female dog thing. We are so glad we chose to keep her. It has all worked out. Rocco is so happy and so is piper ❤️Video: Piper plays in the water

Olive and her wonderful family

Olive and her wonderful family

May 13, 2021

Our adoptive families are the BEST.  We received this update on Olive, formerly known as Leyla.
Hi Colleen,
I was just looking at your site and saw that you asked for “happy tails.” We adopted Olive formerly known as Leyla. Her mother was Twiggy and her brother was up for adoption as well.
Olive is 11 years old now, and has a younger adopted brother, Boomer. Attached, I’ve shared the photos of the day we met Olive (all the way from Studio City). Our sons were 4 & 6 yrs old. They are now 15 & 17. Olive has been a wonderful member of our family and we are so thankful to have her.
All our best,
Andrea & Frank
Niner’s Daily Diary

Niner’s Daily Diary

May 10, 2021

We couldn’t be happier for Niner, who is living the dream with Amber and his new sisters!  Amber sent us this wonderful update on his activities:

Monday April 26

It’s so cute he is really starting to play with the little girls and chase. He does a lot of toy shaking and doggy yoga. Funny to watch him stretch in downward dog. What a turn around in a week for that boy. Thank you for all your support! .

Saturday April 24
It’s so fun to take Niner in the pastures and let him run. Watching him move like that after hardly walking early in the week is AMAZING!

Friday April 23

Niner is starting to really come out of his shell and he’s moving so much better! Amazing what a little TLC does. I love him!

Rollo & Rebecca

Rollo & Rebecca

May 9, 2021


We received this lovely update from someone who found a Dane directly.  Not even one of our adoptions, but we still received this wonderful note!

Hello Karen,

I just wanted to give you an update that we adopted a one year old Great Dane from a family who was moving. We have had him for two months now and I just love this mini pony dog of mine. And he and his lab brother are inseparable. While we did not have an opportunity to adopt through your organization I benefited tremendously from the time and information you gave me in the interview process. Thank you for opening my eyes to the Great Dane world and I especially thank you for the water bottle tip as it worked very quickly in those early days when Rollo was testing my boundaries haha.
Rebecca
Tucker & Hagrid

Tucker & Hagrid

May 9, 2021

Another great new home providing update !

“Morning Karen,
I hope all is well with you and thought I would drop you a quick note.
We could not be more in love with our boys! Tucker continues to be the best dog there ever was, and I believe he has fully transitioned to realizing he is “home” with us.
Hagrid more silly goofy Dane than anyone could ever expect. He has been a challenge from time to time (as any pup can be) but has shown that if you address his needs and concerns he really is trying. He is NOT frightened of men. Since coming to us Hagrid has met at least a handful of kind, dog savvy men. He has been initially wary but warms up quickly. He is wary of strangers, which is reasonable for any dog. He is also not well socialized to being out in public which we are slowly working on. Tucker is helping to give Hagrid confidence in this area since Tucker is a bit of a social butterfly.
Lastly, Hagrid had his cherry eye surgery back at the beginning of March. He was not a fan of the follow up eye ointment but we got it done and his eye is much improved.”