My name is Otis!

Great Dane Dog for adoption in Plymouth, Michigan - Otis
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I'm being cared for by:
Great Dane Rescue, Inc. - MI Chapter

Facts about Otis

  • Breed: Great Dane
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • 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. We need to have an applicant approved before we give out additional information on the dog and the number of the foster home.

My name is Otis and I am a 4 year old Fawn Boy. Aren’t I handsome? My foster mom says I’m a good boy but will require a family that will love me TONS and help me work on my manners.

I will require more obedience training to ease introductions and socialization as I sometimes jump up and pull when stimulated. I just get a little over excited sometimes with life! Isn’t life exciting?? My foster mom is working with me but my forever family will need to spend time working with me as well.

I am very vocal when I play with my foster siblings. I play a little rough too. Although I’m 4 years old, I’m still learning. I’m just looking for that perfect family to love me and guide me.

I’ve only been with my foster mom for a few weeks so we are still learning one another. I will chat more about my progress soon!

Thank you for reading my post. If you think we are the perfect match, please send in those apps!
Please see visit for links to all of our adoptable Danes

About Great Dane Rescue, Inc. - MI 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