My name is Monty!

Great Dane Dog for adoption in Lindsay, Ontario - Monty
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Great Dane Rescue, Inc. - ON Chapter

Facts about Monty

  • Breed: Great Dane
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
  • Sex: Male
The first step to the adoption process is the application. Please fill one out completely and submit it. We need to have an applicant approved before we give out additional information on the dog and the number of the foster home.

For those who have not followed Monty's story from the beginning, here's a quick recap. BTW, we use masculine "he, his" pronouns because it's difficult to say he/she or some other variation all the time.

Monty came into GDRI in November 2014 as a 8-month-or-so mystery. His bladder leaked regularly and he seemed to have little control over his urination. He had ambiguous genitalia. His first surgery was stopped by the vet, who was a generalist and recognized that Monty's unique physiology was above his ability level.

He was taken for extensive testing at the University Vet teaching and specialist program nearby. It was determined that Monty was a hermaphrodite, exhibiting both male and female organs. He had a 'bladder void' that acted as a second bladder. The recommendation was that specialists would spay and neuter him and try to fix the leaking problem.

Monty recovered very well from the surgery. Keeping him 'inactive' for 4 weeks proved difficult, but everyone managed. Soon, Monty was an active 1-year-old who loved playing with his two Dane brothers at the foster home.

Sadly, it was clear soon after the surgery that Monty still leaked. It wasn't as much, or as often, but certainly when he rested and/or slept. Every drug and drug combination was tested and nothing helped. The specialists at the university were consulted for options to stop the leaking. There were three options. Surgery 1, that could result in complete bladder incontinence AND would have to be repeated every 2-3 years. Surgery 2, a series of 2-3 surgeries, that could result in both complete bladder and bowel incontinence. Option 3 was to do nothing. The operations were deemed too risky and would likely affect his quality of life in a negative way. It was decided that Option 3, with management through doggie diapers was in Monty's best interests.

So Monty became a diaper-dog indoors. He knows when he needs to pee, and asks to go out (he's bell-trained) and pees like a normal dog. However, he still leaks. Mostly evenings and at night, so we try to keep him diaper-free during the morning. If he's left alone, he always wears a diaper, no matter what time it is. When we have company he wears a diaper, as the excitement seems to make him leak more.

Monty is a high-energy Dane and plays daily with his foster-brothers. He will require a home with other dogs to keep him engaged, especially when left alone. Monty lunges and jumps at children (and teens) 'in movement'. If they are standing still, he is learning to manage, but he gets too excited if the kids are moving and he's been known to "mouth" arms if he makes contact. Monty will not be placed in a home with children under 18.

Most of all, Monty is a happy-go-lucky snuggle-bug who loves attention from people. He gets along with dogs big and small, and tolerates cats (only tested at a distance). He will chatter his teeth in excitement when he sees you in the morning and will follow you around the house all day long. Monty will be a diaper-dog for the rest of his life but that doesn't take away from his personality or happiness.

Application at:

About Great Dane Rescue, Inc. - ON Chapter

About Our Rescue Group...

We are...

A non-profit group established in 1993 dedicated to the placement of relinquished Great Danes.

Our mission is...

To place neglected and/or unwanted Great Danes into loving, permanent homes. Our coverage area includes Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Arizona, Alabama (and parts of neighboring states of Alabama), Northwestern Kentucky, parts of Wisconsin, parts of Ohio and Ontario, Canada.

Our Goal...

To be a strong and helpful advocate for the breed.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Only approved applicants can arrange for a meeting with our foster Great Danes.

Our Adoption Process...

The Adoption Application must be submitted electronically. An application fee of $25 USD is required to begin processing your application. Applications will not be processed until the fee is paid. This amount helps offset the expense of long distance calls made to both process your application and discuss available danes for adoption.

After submitting this application, please pay the $25 application fee via Paypal to

You may also send a check to:

P.O. Box 5543
Plymouth, MI 48170.

The next step will be checking your references and arranging your home visit. Once your references are checked, our Adoption Coordinator will give you a call to conduct an interview. We will then try to match you up with the right dog. This includes giving you the name/number of the foster home so you can talk with them directly and make arrangements to see your potential new friend.

Adoption Fees

dogs 0-4 years is $350 including a non-refundable $25 application fee.

dogs 5-7 is $250 including a $25 non-refundable application fee

dogs 8+ is $150 including a $25 non-refundable application fee

Note: Effective December 1, 2010, adopters will be refunded $25.00 of the adoption fee automatically upon sending GDRI proof that the obedience clause of the adoption contract has been fulfilled.

*the adoption fees are inclusive of all medical care, and go directly to our Rescue Fund to help pay the health care and rescue expenses. We are a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization (#38-3265880) and your adoption fee may be tax-deductible - check with your accountant please.

Please note that we only place Danes in homes with children over the age of 8 due to the sometimes-unknown history of a dog. For people with children under 8, please contact us for a breeder referral at

And please, if you find a dog somewhere else, PLEASE let us know so we can conserve our volunteers' time and funds.
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Details about Adoption

Your Dane will be:

What is expected of you:

Current residence in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Alabama (or neighboring states of Alabama), Northwestern Kentucky, Ohio, Arizona or Ontario, Canada

Have no children under the age of 8

Have no intact pets (dogs or cats), unless actively showing or have a valid medical reason

Complete the online application and pay the fee for the application to be processed

Schedule and pass a home visit

Make arrangements to pick up/visit your new Dane (when approved) at that Dane's foster home. Some assistance with this may be available under some circumstances.

To give us at least two weeks to process your application. This means asking your references to expect our call and to be sure they call us back if needed in order to prevent delays. Please also call your vet and give permission for them to speak with us when we call

Discuss available Danes with the adoptions coordinator

Do a phone interview with the adoptions coordinator

To provide a loving indoor home for your new Dane family member. This also includes providing quality food, routine medical care and required obedience class

After adoption you will receive follow up calls on your dog. You are required to return these calls.

A fence is required to adopt a deaf Dane.

If you are out of our adoption area, please check for a rescue in your area:
• GDCA Rescue List
• GDR, Inc List

If you have children under 8
• reputable breeder's to contact for a puppy available at the GDCA website

If you are eligible and ready to proceed with the application process:

Thank you!
A Non-Profit Organization, Federal Tax ID #38-3265880
• Adoption Application

Spayed or neutered before adopted

Heartworm tested, and treated if needed; and on preventative

brought up-to-date on vaccinations

evaluated in a foster home for temperament and assessment of placement needs


• Use Paypal to submit your application fee
• Complete the Adoption Application