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Puppy Mill Law STANDS

While thousands of dogs are destroyed in animal control facilities throughout Texas each year, underground puppy mills in untold numbers churn out thousands of puppies each week to be sold at pet stores, on websites or through newspaper ads. In 2011, HB 1451"The Puppy Mill Law" was passed, it licenses and regulates large scale commercial dog and cat breeders (those having 11 or more intact females and selling 20 or more puppies or kittens per year).

What a Great WEEKEND for GDRNT!

What a busy weekend we all had! GDRNT has the very best volunteers even with the FLU bug hitting we still had a great turnout at our Meet n Greet in Highland Village. A huge THANK YOU to everyone who came out to volunteer, learn about rescue or just say Howdy! Next weekend we will be in ALLEN at the Petco... click on the Calendar section of Danerescue.net for directions and info. Look forward to seeing all who can come out! Meet n Greets are a great way to learn more about GDRNT and how we work. You can meet some adopted danes and the folks who love them and some foster dogs. This is also a great place to learn about our Adoption Program and how great our Match Maker Adoption Process works. We also will have some GDRNT T-shirts, sweatshirts, magnets and car window decals.

That is not all that happened last weekend! My favorite part of rescue.. ADOPTION DAY! WOO HOOO this weekend our young sweet dude Dusty found his FURever home! Dusty is full of play and his new family loves him so much but is also ready to provide teh structure and continued training to make sure he matures into a Gentle Giant! Dusty has a big yard and young man to hang out with has found a great FURever home!

Congrats to Dusty and his FURever family!

This Weekends FURever homes....

It has been a busy week here at GDRNT. 2013 has already been a busy one and we continue to work hard to save more danes. My favorite part of rescue is adoption day! This weekend our adoption team and foster families got three of our danes their perfect FURever homes.

Vote Today For Graycie Gray

Graycie Cray is a GDRNT alum and up for D Magazines CUTEST DOG! She is a FURever dane now and living the Life of Luxury every one of our danes deserve. Click on the link to vote for her and her work promoting GDRNT! Graycie loves to sit on laps. She will climb and perch her hind legs completely on your lap if you let her. Graycie has a very naughty streak and has been known to jump the fence, chasing after squirrels that taunt her. Her mom and dad have learned that yelling at her with an angry tone of voice will only turn her into a Jamaican sprinter. She is a very sensitive girl.

A Diva finds her FURever

Sometime it is hard to explain why some of our sweet danes stay with us longer. They will go on several match lists but never find their FURever home... always the bridesmaid never the Bride...

Last FURever home of 2012 goes to....

Zeus! This guy has a heart of GOLD and is so sweet I can't believe it took as long as it did to find his FURever home... but obviously he was waiting for this family! He just knew they were his FURever family! Zeus had grown attached to his foster family and they to him, but foster moms know best. She knew as much as they loved Zeus his FURever family was out there someplace waiting on him. So what better day than New Years Eve to get a new start on life! Zeus was abandoned and came to rescue needing surgery to repair his eye. His foster family nursed him back through surgery and helped him become the love bug he is!

Here is the best part of this story. His FURever family originally came to rescue with some idea of what they thought was the perfect dane for them but after going through the process and allowing our Match Maker Program to work they choose Zeus! I am not sure they would have ever looked at him in a shelter or ever picked him on their own but I think everyone agrees it is the PERFECT match! So Congrats to Zeus and hugs to his foster family for a job well done!

busy busy busy elves!

Wow the GDRNT Adoption Elves have been wicked busy this weekend and found AMAZING FURever homes for two of our pups!

Ozzy came to rescue and was so scared the veterinarians listed him as deaf and vision impaired. Well after the love of a fabutastic experienced foster home we learned that he could see pretty well and hear plenty. He probably couldn't pass the driving test but that is ok because he is so full of love. Ozzy has been adopted by a repeat adopter and will live happy ever FURafter with his dane brother, kitty and FURever mom! Wait till he sees how she will spoil him! CONGRATS TO OZZY and his FURever home!

Our next match is Miss Candy Cane. It doesn't happen very often but occasionally we do get a dog that only thinks it is a dane. So it is with Candy who only has the heart of a dane. This sweet little girl was lucky to come to rescue as she was scheduled for euthanasia when we agreed to take her. True to her name this sweet girl won over the hearts of her foster home who has made her FURever just in time for Christmas.

SO CONGRATS to Candy and Ozzy as they are FURever home for the Holidays. We also have to say THANK YOU to those who made it all possible during this busy time of year to take time out to make this all possible.

Another FURever home for the Holidays!

I Picasso wanted for this Holiday Season was a FURever Family all his own! This dude is the real deal... looks and personality! All he wanted was a family of his own, maybe some kids to love on him and another dog to play with! Well the GDRNT Elves delivered in time for Christmas. Picasso is now FURever home and loving life! A huge thank you to his foster family and everyone who made this happen during this busy time.

Santa's Came Early for Bianca!

Not everyone can appreciate the benefits of adopting a senior. Too often they loose out at adoption meetings to a younger dog because people are afraid their time together will be too short. What people fail to see in that greying face is the love of a seasoned soul. Most senior danes are what I like to call "move in ready"... show them the bowl, the yard and the bed and they got the routine down. Generally there is no potty training, they already have leash walking down and know the difference between trash and toys. They are quick to learn without the distract-ability of a puppy. All they want is to be loved and to love you back. Some adopters are willing to trade the years to have a seasoned move in ready FURever love.

As of this morning one adopter has adopted his third senior. While I know he wishes he had more time with his first two the time he did have was cherished and so special that he did it a third time. His danes are lucky they get to go to the office every day, the lake on the weekends and evening walks around the duck pond.

Bianca has moved in and made this place home. She has already fallen in love with her FURever dad and knows she is safe and loved perhaps for the first time in life. She has the maturity to know a true loving FURever home when she sees it. She has earned this special home, the fancy beautiful collar, the soft bed and people to adore her all day. Even the mailman. Bianca "lights up" when she sees her FURever dad and it is hard to tell who is happier. So today Christmas came early for Bianca and her FURever dad.

Congrats to Bianca and her FURever home! And as always a huge thank you to those who fostered, transported or donated to make today happen.

and a partridge in a Pear Tree...

Honestly that seems to be the only thing missing from GDRNT news! First off a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who has come to the Wine Cellar, City of Murphy and Woof Gang this month to support GDRNT and these great supporters. It was a ton of fun having everyone come out and show their generosity and Holiday spirit. But Santa has been busy too and two of our danes have found FURever homes this weekend!

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