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Our Featured Virginia Beach, VA Partner:

Great Dane Rescue Of the Commonwealth

Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

Virginia Beach, VA 23464
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http://www.gdroc.com

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Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

We serve southeastern Virginia without about 90 miles of the city of Norfolk.

About Our Rescue Group:

We are a non profit group and our goal as a Great Dane rescue in the state of Virginia is to take in, rehabilitate, and rehome purebred Great Danes who are no longer wanted by placing them in foster care and carefully screening potential adopters to ensure that the perfect forever homes are found. In addition to rescuing Danes in VA, we aim to educate the public about the breed.

Our Adoption Process:

Step 1: Fill out an adoption application and mail it to us
Step 2: Our volunteers will check your references, and this may take a few days.
Step 3: A volunteer will call to schedule a home visit.
Step 4: Your application as well as home visit information will be reviewed and a decision will be made as to whether you are an approved home or not and you will be notified of this decision.

If approved: Volunteers and foster families will help arrange visits between you and the Dane you are interested in.

Please note: All applicants will be thoroughly screened and the information you provide in your application will be verified. We take the placement of our Danes very seriously and ensure that decisions are made in the best interest of the Dane..

Requirements for adoption:

You must live within the adoption zone - usually about 90 miles from the Virginia Beach, VA location.

1. No GDROC Dane will be placed in a home which intends to house the Dane outside or currently houses any dog outside.
2. Adopters must have a fenced in yard, invisible fences are not acceptable as the only means of containing a GDROC Dane.
3. If the Dane to be adopted is under 6 years old, adopter must complete an obedience course within 6 months of adoption and provide proof of this.
4. We do not generally adopt to families with children under the age of 5.

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.