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Home is Where the Heart is.. FurEver Home


Heart came to us as a mature lady with so much love to give. I don't think she fully understood why she was at the shelter after all these years but once she hit her foster home... She knew.

Onyx has found her GEM!


Sweet Onyx came to rescue heartworm positive and had to undergo treatment. Heartworm treatment is not only expensive but can be very hard on the dog. Heartworm treatment frequently makes them feel yucky and requires weeks sometimes months of crate rest. It is no fun for anyone. (Please consult with your veterinarian to assure your pet is protected..) Onyx was also very happy to take her "No Puppy Pledge" while with us.

Hailey Haven


Some danes just don't know to "act their age"! I will tell people that in these days even beer comes date stamped, but dogs still don't. When dogs come in their age is estimated by our veterinarians and that is the age we use. Hailey's foster family said that she had the heart and energy of a younger dog, too many people just wouldn't meet her because of her age. Yet our policy is to stick with the veterinary estimate, generally people don't mind if the dog is younger... but older dogs do have a hard time being adopted.

Even with her easy going attitude, playfullness and sweet spirit she was overlooked by adopters.. until now! I think it is safe to say that it was worth the wait for Hailey to score this awesome furever home! This couple saw only a lovely, FURever family member and knew instantly that Hailey was their furever dane.

Day one and she already had a trove of new toys, bed and love! Congrats to Hailey and her family!

Astro has found his FURever "Jetsons" Family

Those of us of a certain age will remember the cartoon series the Jetsons. Part of the family was a big, lovable and sweet great dane.. so the name fit our Astro perfectly. He has hardly met a heartbeat he did not like, loves his people (specifically the younger ones) and is a true playful spirit. When a past adopter came to us looking to fill the big void left after the passing of their dane we knew he would be a great fit.

Albus has found FURever

All our dogs are special to us but some are just a little more "special" due to bad breeding, Albus's swim in the shallow end of the gene pool meant he was born considerably vision and hearing impaired. He sees very little and hears some... We have experienced foster homes who work with blind/deaf dogs using a combination of scent and touch signals to train these dogs and get them ready for their furever homes.

They are also "special" because b/d dogs require "special" furever homes that have some experience, and are willing to open their home to a dog you have to teach beyond the basics... Sometimes these dogs stay with us a little longer so that the perfect FURever home can find us.

I am so excited to say that home has found Albus and not only has continued his training but taking it another level. Albus is loving life with his new humom and dane brother.

Paisley is FURever Home

Her foster mom nick named her "rabbit" because her ears are so expressive. This sweet girl came to us with a skin infection that look some time to resolve but none of it effected her happy disposition and love for life. Paisley was found by a sweet soul who knew she needed medical attention and turner her into the city shelter who immediately contacted us... so after some good vet care, foster home love and a little time....

Paisley has found her perfect FURever home. Together with her skin sister these two little perfect princesses will be life long best friends. So congrats to Paisley and her new FURever family.

Miss Betsey


Well, Miss Betsey's family finally arrived! After waiting and trying to find the magic family-it happened. Betsey was adopted this past weekend. She now has a young couple has her new parents. Betsey will be an only dog--YIPPEE The queen will have the attention she needs. A huge yard, her own dining area and talks of her own couch! What more can this gal have. Yea for Betsey

Turbo the Terrific

Turbo the Terrific found his forever home! He was adopted by a fantastic family that is dane savy. Turbo has a new older fur sister that is showing him the ropes of the house. He has learned to use the doggy door and is improving on his leash skills. The family kid are even able to walk him! Turbo is head over hills in love with his new Mom. She said he is her shadow and takes every opportunity to "dane lean" on her.

Congrats to all!

Second Time is a Charm!

Once a GDRNT dog.. ALWAYS a GDRNT dog. Life happens... and it isn't my place to judge... (at least not here:) but sometimes an adopted GDRNT dog finds itself in a changing home life situation that is no longer suitable for them.... Our adoption contract has a provision for any GDRNT dog to come back into the program. It does not happen often but it does happen...

Rocco has Scored!

Rescue means different things to different people. Once again found myself explaining it to a wide eyed stranger...about how special our dogs our, how amazing it is to see a frightened animal become a FURever family member, how our fosters/volunteers give so much... how it is a drop I the ocean.....

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