My name is Warren!

Great Dane Dog for adoption in Raleigh, North Carolina - Warren
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Great Dane Rescue Alliance

Facts about Warren

  • Breed: Great Dane
  • Color: Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
  • Sex: Male
Warren is a handsome 3-5 year old blue harlequin Dane. He was wandering the woods between two counties before finally being caught in a trap that was specially made for a giant dog. It is unclear exactly how long this boy was on his own but as you can see from the pictures, he was hit by a car. He came to our rescue at the end of May where we took him straight to the vet. He was 104lbs and not very sure about people. Miraculously, he was heartworm negative and fecal was also negative. X-rays confirmed his leg was broken and we took him up to VSRP. They told us since the break was anywhere from 3-4 weeks old that it would be too complicated to go in and they would have to re-break it and set it so we did an external fixator instead. (They also neutered him while under anesthesia.) The fixator stayed on for about 9 weeks and his leg was finally healed enough for it to be removed. He did develop pressure sores on his leg so he had to wear a soft bandage for an additional 4 weeks. Being that he was so nervous about everything, he did really well with the weekly bandage changes those final weeks. Warren is currently living with male and female dogs and has come a long way since being in a foster home. He would likely do best with a small pack(1-2 other dogs, preferably a laid back female) as he gets easily overwhelmed with a lot of playing going on and also dog parks would not be good for him. He was probably an outside dog to begin with as he would go potty in his crate. Every now and then he will have an accident but overall, he's 99% crate-trained. He will bark to let you know he needs out. He will also still mark every now and then inside but with re-direction he knows to run to the door. I think feeding time is his favorite activity! We fed him frequently to put weight back on him and he's a very healthy 130lbs now but he doesn't like to share his food and will need to eat separately from any other dogs. He's doing better with noises and not quite as nervous but will need a dog-savvy owner. He's a typical Dane and will lean and nudge you for attention. He isn't a dog that enjoys being out and about and prefers to stay in his safety zone so a non-busy household would be best for him. Warren was originally introduced to a cat at the vet and didn't respond much but as he's gotten comfortable in his foster, he's shown more interest in the resident cat and will chase so we think he'd do best without cats or smaller dogs. Being that he was running and had to be caught with a trap, we will require a fenced in yard for him, nothing under 5-6 ft though as we feel he would jump a 4 foot fence. He is still working on leash walking and gets nervous with the many noises in the neighborhood. He's done really well but will still require a home with patience as he's learning to trust. We also feel that a home without kids would be best for him. He's a special boy looking for a special home. Applications can be found on our website and any further questions can be emailed to us,

About Great Dane Rescue Alliance

About Our Rescue Group...

The Great Dane Rescue Alliance was formed in 2012 by a group of dedicated volunteers that wanted to focus their efforts on helping Great Danes and other dogs that needed them most. Through their foster home based program, they work to rescue and rehabilitate those that may be otherwise overlooked.


"The Corporation is organized for charitable and prevention of

cruelty to animals purposes to:

• Help abandoned, neglected, unwanted and/or abused Great Danes and other

dogs with the ultimate goal of placing them in loving, permanent homes;

• Promote responsible dog ownership to potential adopters as well as the general

public concerning building a positive relationship with your companion animal and

proper animal husbandry including the benefits of spaying/neutering and proper


• Provide guidance and counseling to owners to ensure that the needs of their

companion animal are met in totality; and

• Further other actions that promote increasing adoptability of Great Danes and

and other dogs and to increase the humane treatment of dogs"

Our Adoption Process...

The process consists of a phone interview, vet check, reference check and a home visit. All of these must be completed prior to meeting any of our available danes. In order to adopt, you will have to come meet the Dane at their foster home and bring all of your current dogs as well as all family members. Our adoption areas consist varies along the East Coast depending on if we can find another rescue person to do our home visit for us.

Our adoption application can be found on our website. Please complete it and scanned, then email it to us.

Our adoption fees are $350.00 for danes under 1 year and $325.00 for danes over 1 year. In addition, you must complete an obedience class with a positive reinforcement based trainer.