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Happy New Year Lessons.

Our Supporters Rock.
A Happy New Year to all our Friends and Supporters. We could not have saved as many Danes without loving foster homes, dedicated volunteers, and generous donors. Each year I pray that in the coming year, Rescues are no longer needed as no animal is left homeless to die in a shelter simply because no home could be found. Given the trend in our email box it is not likely that 2016 will be that year.

Together we do it better.
This has been a hard week for the DFW animal community. I watched as so many came together to keep tornado recovery honest and help with money, searches, supplies and muscle. The work is not over but I am so proud of how the animal community has reunited so many furbabies and families and pray that all will be united soon.

A Dogs Life
I think there are lessons to be learned from our dogs... and rockpapercynic.com pretty much said it better than I ever could.

Thank You.
To those of you who have donated to GDRNT or animal welfare over the last year we Thank You! $1 or $1,000 it is all so very appreciated and makes a huge difference. GDRNT is a 501c3, all volunteer organization your tax deductible donations go directly to the veterinary and care expenses of the Danes in our program. If you still have year end charitable funds to allocate please consider GDRNT. You may donate by clicking on the visa/MasterCard logo on the top right of the home page to go to PayPal.

May each of you have a Blessed 2016.

North Texas Tornado Info for Pets and Humans

Normally this is the point in the year where we ask you to consider GDRNT for your end of year charitable giving. In light of the events this week and so many who have lost so much we ask that you consider one of the credible established Disaster charities for either humans or animals. There are many asking for donations, some well established with a track record of helping, some well intended folks trying to help and sadly some scams. I am sharing some info put together by WFAA of known reputable charities.. this list is not complete but a good starting point. WFAA will update the list as time goes on.

Lost & Found Pets from North Texas Tornadoes has listed good info for reuniting animals and families as well as all the area shelters, Facebook pages and websites to help. There is a free link to create a poster if you need it. Families looking for missing furkids will FIRST look at local shelters. Remember if you are looking for a furkid they may have traveled and be a a neighboring shelter. If you FIND a wandering pet please be sure to contact the closest shelter .. please do not remove the animal from the local area. At some point local Officialls may set up remote animal holding locations and we will forward that info as we get it.

There are many pets animals who have been separated from their families.... As of right now all jurisdictions are asking that animals be taken to the local animal shelter. Several veterinary clinics have opened their doors for injured animals and owners who need safe boarding while they procure safe housing. I am also sharing a list of area shelters, Lost pet Pages and information for finding your pet, or found pet owners.

IF you are a GDRNT adopter or foster and in need please email or call and we will do what we can to help you.

FROM Lost & Found Pets from North Texas Tornadoes .. click read more....

A Dog's Night Before Christmas courtesy of Richard Lederer from A Treasury of Dog Lovers (Howard Books)


May this Christmas find all of you blessed and well. To all of you who have given so much to GDRNT and others serving our community by saving the animals, a heart felt Thank You. We hope you all will continue to bless GDRNT as you have since 2001. I think if your dane were to write a version of the Night Before Christmas this would be it..

Puppy Applications are Closed

A huge thank you to everyone who has submitted applications on the six puppies. Each application is important to us, and we are working through all of them... We already have several approved applications and more applications in the pipeline. At this time we will not be accepting any additional puppy applications. If you have submitted a puppy application prior it will be considered. Please note that we do have some awesome more experienced dogs also looking for homes for the holidays....

This Hanukkah Season

For those celebrating Hanukkah especially we wish you Peace, Love and Light.

Last Meet & Greet of 2015

Meet & Greet from 1 to 3! Come meet some GDRNT fosters and FURever danes to learn about life with a gentle giant! We will have volunteers on hand to answer any questions! PLEASE NOTE Meet & Greets are not adoption events, and we do not bring puppies to Meet & Greets. All adopters must complete an application, vet check, phone interview and home visit prior to approval.

Three Dog Bakery will be hosting their annual Photos with the Grinch from noon to 5, benefitting the Duke & Oliver foundation. Details are available on their website and Facebook page.

Happy Thanksgiving for your Fur Kids!


We wish all our supporters, adopters, fosters and volunteers a blessed and happy Thanksgiving season. This can be hard when you are tempted to share your treats with your fur kids. Please remember what is a treat for you can be toxic for your pets.

Thanksgiving Reflections

As Thanksgiving approaches, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on all that we have to be thankful for. Our volunteers and supporters have helped over 1,600 dogs since Great Dane Rescue of North Texas began. Many of these dogs came to us in need of more than a warm bed and temporary home. In these cases we see the results of human cruelty and neglect, but we also get to experience the overwhelming compassion that exists in this world.

A Word of Thanks to Our Veterans

Today we ask that everyone take some time and remember those who dedicate themselves to defend and fight for all of us. We thank those who do so. We are blessed to have both active and retired military in our ranks so to you an extra Thanks and slobbery dane kiss.

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