News and Stories from GDRNT

Homemade Dog Toys

Toys can be an important part of your pets enrichment and training. Working your dogs brain is just as important as working their body.. and can be just as tiring. With the heat of summer upon us why not try some DIY games and toys with your dog. Barkpost has put together a list of 33 toys that are easy and inexpensive to make. Now some of these I would not recomend for your bigger dog.. and not all toys are suitable for all dogs..and ALL dogs should be supervised to assure safety.

Fido's FIrst Aid Kit... Is there an APP for that?

One of my jobs is screening medical calls from fosters and adopters...and my first piece of advise is always going to be to seek advise from your veterinarian. Part of why I believe it is important to have a regular veterinarian.. so you can build a relationship so they know your pet and their history.. but that is a story for another day.

Happy and Safe July 4th

Fireworks Friend or Foe


Personally I love fireworks, my family, friends generally love them too. My personal dogs have never had much reaction to them either.. However to many dogs Fireworks are terrifying. Did you know that one of the busiest years at animal shelters is July 5th? Too many dogs frightened may bolt from the safety of their our home into the darkness and loose their way in fear. This year I want to not only post ideas for keeping your pets safe but also some tips from the professionals on how to prepare your pet.

Shop with AmazonSmile To Benefit GDRNT!

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Indoor Fun and Games


By now you all have seen numerous warnings about your pet and summer heat so I am hoping that message has been received. It seems like summer heat can be a party bummer when it comes to exercising and doing activities with your pet. So I thought I would list some fun activities you can do to beat the heat. I have scanned the internet and will list some of our favorites here... but just in case there are links for more ideas.

Happy Father's Day


To all the dads out there who are Superheros to their families, we wish a great day. We also want to extend a special THANK YOU to all our foster and adoptive dads who make a difference in the life of the furkids. We are so lucky to have so many hard working Dads who are willing to add the responsibility of rescue to all their superhero duties.

Weather Warning AGAIN

I am getting sick of this and I am sure you guys are too, but this is serious stuff. The DFW area is expecting ANOTHER 5-7 inches of rain over the next few days. Areas prone to flooding will flood if they are not already under water. We have foster families who were effected by the recent storms and it was with some planning that their families and fur kids are all safe too.

Is your Pet Protected?

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Texas Mosquitoes are the only ones loving all this rain. It has provided the perfect situation for a large scale mosquito problem this summer. Texas already has one of the highest incident rates of heartworms in pets, and it is up to you to protect your pet. Contact your veterinarian today to make sure your pet is protected.

Meet & Greet, Unleashed by Petco, Lakewood


Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Location: Lakewood Unleashed by Petco
1911 Abrams Road
Dallas, TX 75214

Join us for a Meet & Greet at Dallas' Lakewood Shopping Center Unleashed by Petco! We'll have a few of our foster Danes as well as GDRNT alumni Danes for you to meet. This is a great opportunity to meet our volunteers, learn more about our program, and pick up some goodies for your pooch. Please note that Meet & Greet events are not on-the-spot adoption events, and approved adopters typically meet their match-list Dane(s) at times other than events.

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