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Our Featured Bradenton, FL Partner:

Southwest Great Dane Rescue

Bradenton, FL 34208

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.

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Southwest Florida, Sarasota/Bradenton area. We currently cover from NorthPort to Tampa and are in contact with other Florida Great Dane rescue groups to help with placement in other communities.

About Our Rescue Group:

Since its incorporation in 1998, Southwest Florida Great Dane Rescue has placed over 400 Danes in new homes. Most Danes come into rescue at 18 months of age because they are no longer cute puppies; they are large dogs, expensive to maintain and needing more training and attention than many people are prepared to give. It is important to realize that most Danes are not couch potatoes and need more than a walk around the block twice a day.

Great Danes are active, fun-loving dogs that make great companions! Although they are large dogs, their average lifespan is from 8 to 12 years of age. The leading causes of death in Great Danes are heart problems, bloat and cancer. Predominately white Danes are typically deaf and may have eye anomalies including blindness. Potential adopters should be alert to these health problems and the increased costs of medical treatment for dogs the size of Great Danes.

We are looking for permanent, loving homes that will last these rescued Great Danes a lifetime. Adoptive owners should be willing to provide appropriate food, medical care and a loving, healthy environment for their adopted Great Dane. Great Danes should be kept as house pets in close companionship with their families; they should never be allowed to run loose or left outdoors unsupervised. All dogs are spayed or neutered before they leave us.

Come Meet our Pets:

Please visit our website to view our availabe Danes @ there you will also find our application.

Please visit our website and fill out an online application to be one of our fosters.

Our Adoption Process:

If you are interested in adopting one of our Great Danes, please review the steps involved in our adoption process.

**Please visit our website for an on-line application and dane information.
We frequently up-date our Dane information on our website as it is given to us by our fosters.

Fill out our adoption application and submit it for review.
Your references will be checked.
A home check will be done by one of our volunteers. Possible adoptive Danes will be discussed.

An adoption fee of $300. for adult dogs and 500.00 for puppies This fee is used to offset rescue and medical costs.
A legal adoption contract will be signed by both parties. We welcome your questions via our email address. Thanks for your interest in Dane Rescue.

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.