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Killer Treats... no this is not a joke.


I am seeing more and more cases of dogs perishing or becoming seriously ill from peanut butter, gum and other things that you may not think are toxic. Even a dane can be made very sick with a small amount of xylitol. I have even found it listed in "natural" peanut butter and low fat yogurt. Please be awae and if you suspect your dog has ingested xylitol please seek veterinary care ASAP.

Don't let Halloween Scare Your Pet.


Our friends at the AVMA have listed some great reminders. And keep on file the ASPCA Pet Poison Hot Line 888-426-4435
7 Things You Can Do to Make Halloween Safer for Your Pet
Don't feed your pets Halloween candy, especially if it contains chocolate or xylitol (a common sugar substitute found in sugar-free candies and gum);

Cure for a Rainy Day.. Diva, Dudes and Danes is ON for Saturday Night, Tickets Available at Door


This crazy Texas weather has alot of things cancelled but we are indoors. Tickets will be available at the door so come on down and stay dry for a good cause.
The Biggest Event of the Year! Divas, Dudes & Danes Dinner and Silent Auction Saturday, October 24th, 7:00pm . Without you miracles wouldn't exist! Join us at the new event location at Mi Camino Restaurante in Dallas. Tickets are 30. in advance and 40 at the door.
Advance Tickets Now on Sale by clicking Divas, Dudes and Danes

Sample of Silent Auction Items for THIS Saturday

WOW more stuff has come since I did this.. Golf packages, iWatch, fancy collars, fine restaurants, family fun, Dallas Stars, National Laser Institute, Southwest Airlines and much more....

The Biggest Event of the Year! Divas, Dudes & Danes Dinner and Silent Auction Saturday, October 24th, 7:00pm . Without you miracles wouldn't exist! Join us at the new event location at Mi Camino Restaurante in Dallas. Tickets are 30. in advance and 40 at the door.
Advance Tickets Now on Sale by clicking Divas, Dudes and Danes
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Divas Dudes & Danes is a casual humans only evening where GDRNT friends new and old can come together to support a cause we all care about. A fun event that assures our mission can continue.

Tickets Now on Sale, Divas, Dudes and Danes, October 24th


The Biggest Event of the Year! Divas, Dudes & Danes Dinner and Silent Auction Saturday, October 24th, 7:00pm . Without you miracles wouldn't exist! Join us at the new event location at Mi Camino Restaurante in Dallas. Tickets are 30. in advance and 40 at the door.
Advance Tickets Now on Sale by clicking Divas, Dudes and Danes
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Divas Dudes & Danes is a casual humans only evening where GDRNT friends new and old can come together to support a cause we all care about. A fun event that assures our mission can continue.

There is so much more to this event than a fun evening. We will have great food featuring the infamous fajita bar with tons of fixings, fellow dane lovers, cash bar and some awesome silent auction items.

Over the last 14 years we have rescued over 1,622 danes and given them a second chance at Happy Tails. 97% of the danes that come to us are heartworm positive requiring expensive treatment, most are not spayed/neutered, all get updated vaccinations and some are very very sick. Average it out and we spend approximately $1,000 on every dane that comes through our program. Even with the generous discounts given to us by some of the very best veterinary offices in the area, it still averages ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS A DANE! There is no way all costs could be covered by adoption fees! Fundraising allows us to continue pulling not only the apparently healthy danes from area shelters but also those who are sick, injured or have special needs.

Great Dane Rescue of North Texas is 100% privately funded. We get zero tax or government money, we get zero support from AKC, CKC or any other "Pure Breed" Groups. Our "income" comes from dane loving, kind hearted generous people who donate.

Money raised at Divas Dudes and Danes allows us to continue what we have been doing for more than 14 years, and assures our future while having a little fun.

Two Great Events This Weekend

Looking for something fun this weekend? We got you covered with events this Saturday in Euless and Murphy.
In Euless we will be offering 20 microchipping for your pet at Fall Pet Fair & Garage Sale- Trinity High School from 10:00 to 2:00pm. There will be low cost vaccinations, dog bath, Nail trim and fun vendors. All funds raised will support the G.A.P. clubs work saving animals at the Euless Animal Shelter. This is a great bunch of young ladies working hard for their community so come on out and support them.

In Murphy we will have some personal danes and a booth at Murphy Maize Days While Maize days runs until 8:30pm we will only be there until 2:00pm. The festival will be held on September 26, 2015 at the Murphy Municipal Complex (206 N. Murphy Road Murphy, TX 75094) from 10am- 8:30pm. There will be live music all day, great food, drinks, market vendors, kid zone, and much more!

Both events are free to the public

HUGE Sloppy Dane Kisses to All Who participated in NTXGiving

So got up early to TWO surprises.... Together we raised over SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS for GDRNT. This is awesome and big Hugs to all. Now the second is not so sweet.... my email was hacked and as a result some of you in my address book, or danemail got slammed with spam... We have fixed it but some legitimate emails may have been lost in the fix... if you emailed me last night and don't hear back today please hit me up again...Sorry to those who got slammed....

I wanted you guys to see some great before and afters...

Why NTGiving Day is Important to GDRNT

GDRNTNorth Texas Giving Day Link
Today I was able to approve medication, testing and treatment for a diabetic dane who just came into the program; last week I was able to approve skin biopsy on another; two intakes needed expensive antibiotic's; last week I was able to approve treatment for a sweet female who needed emergency treatment for a now diagnosed kidney infection.... I could go on but you get the idea.

Tomorrow is North Texas Giving Day. The last two years we have been able to raise more than 5,000 in one day. Donations of $25 or more can be made 6 a.m. to midnight via GDRNTNorth Texas Giving Day Link. Those donations will be amplified from a pool of more than $2 million dollars in bonus funds and prizes to nonprofits across North Texas.

So if you are participating in GDRNTNorth Texas Giving Day Link please consider GDRNT. If you are on Facebook please share our post with our link, like the post and lets see if we can generate some action.

NTGiving Day is This THURSDAY, Make your Donation do More.


NTGiving Day 2015 is Thursday, September 17 from 6am Central to Midnight. This event has become one of our most important and largest single day fundraisers of the year. On September 17, 2015, donations of $25 or more can be made 6 a.m. to midnight to GDRNTNTGiving Day 2015. Those donations will be amplified from a pool of more than $2 million dollars in bonus funds and prizes to nonprofits across North Texas.

Our fosters, volunteers, board and officers are all volunteers and receive nothing but slobbery kisses as payment. 94 cents of every dollar goes straight to medical and veterinary costs for the dogs in our foster program. Additional costs are crates, necessaries, insurance, PO box, printing and other miscellaneous business expenses.

A Day to Remember

The effects of that tragic day touched many of us in Texas and across the globe. Today please take some time to remember those we lost and those who served so valiantly in the days, months and years since.

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