Board Barkings

Underdog to FURever WONDERDOG!

This weekend our Milo found his perfect FURever home! This sweet dude had a ruff start with rescue.. soon after coming to GDRNT his very aware Foster mom realized something was wrong and we rushed him to the ER Clinic to discover he was in the early stages of bloat! Milo had emergency surgery but recovered like a champ! Bloat is correctable with expensive surgery when caught early and we knew this sweet boy deserved a chance! Milo is one of those young guys who just loves everyone he meets so how could this family NOT fall in love with him!

Falling in Love with FURever Homes!

Now we know why Scooter was with us for so long.. he was waiting for this family to come adopt him! Scooter came to rescue a silly goofy loving pup with very few manners! This guy was long on play and love and short on .. well .. manners! What a typical puppy! His foster family worked hard to teach him how to be a sweet gentleman and still have a love for life! It was hard to understand why families kept overlooking him.. but now we know.. he was waiting for this family! (CLICK TO READ MORE and see who else found FURever !)

Danes are Like Chips.. Hard to Have Just one: A FURever Tail!

Many adopters come back to GDRNT when looking to add a FURkid to their families. I like to think this is because adopters have a love of danes and appreciation for our process and program. They know first hand how amazing our pups are and find it hard to resist a GDRNT dane when they find the need to add a dane to the existing herd. So it is with this weekends family when they added a third GDRNT dane to their home. The first time this family adopted was over 8 years ago when they welcomed Scarlet into their home. Scarlet is now a spry, mature lady of 12 years! When she came to rescue she was named Scarlet because her skin was so bad and red, but now the name fits her as a beautiful Southern belle! Those of you who have been around will remember a shy, scared female who came to GDRNT very pregnant. She was soo young it was probably one of her first cycles. While in rescue she had a crazy large litter of 13!!!!! (I still hear from many of those adoptive families too!) Cassidy was young and shy but blossomed in foster care and joined Scarlet as her FURever sister.

This weekend another girl hit the FURever home jackpot! Trixie came to us after being surrendered to a local shelter, she had a tummy bug and then went into heat.. (ok there is a funny story there because all our danes are spayed so we don't deal with it often.. but another time!) Trixie is such a love bug and has never met a heartbeat she didn't like! So as soon as we could get her "fixed" she was ready for her FURever!

I wish I had gotten a pic of the three girls together but I am not that smart and honestly had to have my happy cry in the car.. ( yes I still do that after adoptions from time to time)

Ready for a FURever Story? How about TWO!

It was a guys weekend here at GDRNT, with two of our "Young Guns" finding their perfect FURever homes. When a dane comes to GDRNT it is the start of their FURever story. Many of these dogs have found themselves homeless at least once before coming to GDRNT, and some never really a "home". Each dane starts their new life with a complete, caring veterinary exam and treatment plan, no dog is turned away because it needs expensve veterinary care, and then to a qualified loving foster home to get ready for their FURever home.

Black Dog Syndrome

Did you know that big, black dogs are adopted less often from shelters than other dogs? Something about their appearance may be frightening or less desirable to some people. They can be harder to photograph for websites; so it can be harder to get someone interested in them. There's even a term for it - "Black Dog Syndrome." USA TODAY

Updated Slide Show for Rusty!

Can you believe this good looking dude is still looking for his FURever home? Rusty is a young guy who does best with lots of structure to reinforce all the progress he has made in foster care. Rusty came to his foster home sick, skinny and with very few manners! Now he is healthy and has learned so much! He is potty and crate trained! Rusty is still learning how big he is and needs a cat free, big dog home with older kids. He loves his dane foster sister and family but what he really needs is his FURever home!

Guess who is now an Urban Dane!

It was a stroke of good luck for Ms. Lexi when her first adoption fell meeting thru last Sunday. It so happened Lexi's new Mom was on stand by! We called to see if the next approved person in line was available and ready to adopt!---she answered and her response was where do I go!!

and they lived Happy FURever after...

Gabby came to rescue from a rural shelter who did a great job starting her recovery but they knew she needed more time and care than any shelter could give her, so they contacted us. Gabby was suffering from a bad case of neglect, or she had been on the run for a long time... she was very skinny, her skin was a mess and she had an infected toe. Like many dogs that come to us all she needed was groceries, guidance, medication, time and love. All our dogs are in volunteer foster homes and know how to help a dane in the ruff shine.

A Pair of FURever Homes!

Just got this from one of our AWESOME Adoption Coordinators .. YIPEEEE!

It's been a busy week at rescue, and it all started with a couple of adoptions.

Athena was returned to rescue because her family's schedule changed and set off her separation anxiety. Danes don't often come back, but when situations change we're here to ensure these sweet pups find an appropriate new home. Athena's separation anxiety and age made it a little more challenging to find that right fit, but when an app came in asking about her specifically and seeming to have the right set-up for her we were all cautiously optimistic. Athena is now in a pawsome home with a fur-sister and humans who adore her. Even better, someone is home during the day to keep her company and ease her anxiety. This family understood her needs and are committed to providing whatever it takes.

Lucy is a sweet, young girl who came in as a stray from a local shelter. From the get-go her sweet disposition showed that she was up for anything - kids, small dogs, you name it. Just make sure to hide the bread. This silly sweetheart only countersurfs for bread! Her new home is Dane-savvy and was looking to share their love. She's already made herself at home by cuddling up to her new family, taking a dip in the pool and even sneaking a bit of bread when she thinks nobody is looking. Congratulations to this sweet girl on a fantastic furever home!

Why vaccinations are important for your pets health AND YOURS!

Tonight the local news is reporting that FIVE people are currently being treated for RABIES after being bit by pet dog. The dog was reported to be a 4 month old blue heeler mix and un vaccinated. In this instance the family dog bit a child and two adults in the home.. all bites were unreported to authorities. When the dog became sick, a veterinarian was told of the bites and the veterinarian reported the bites to authorities. It was during that investigation that two additional bites were discovered. All five humans have tested positive and are undergoing treatment.


Subscribe to Board Barkings