My name is Samson!

Great Dane Dog for adoption in Springfield, Illinois - Samson
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Forever Friends Great Dane Rescue - Illinois

Facts about Samson

  • Breed: Great Dane
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
  • Sex: Male
Color: Black
Age: 2.5 years
Weight: 160+ lbs
Special Needs: None
Cats: Yes
Dogs: Yes
Kids: Yes – Recommends age 13 and above
Exercise: Comfortable being active or lazy
Training: 6-8 week training course required
Crate Trained: Yes
House Trained: Yes
Needs Experienced Adopter: No
Adoption Fee: $375 (plus $25 application fee)

Samson is a 2 1/2 yr old black European Great Dane with a white spot on his chest.

At 160 lbs, he is the biggest scaredy-cat you will ever meet.

Samson needs a family that will be able to spend plenty of time with him and that doesn’t have small children.

He loves cats and likes people and dogs, but has a tendency to feel a little timid meeting them for the first time.

Samson doesn’t get on furniture. He absolutely loves his crate (the biggest they make) but his foster mom never shut the door because he is so trustworthy in the house.

Samson loves treats, walks, and toys.

He walks great on a gentle leader, which his foster mom uses because he tries to run away if he gets scared.

He is a super messy eater/drinker and does slobber quite a lot.

Although Samson has had surgeries for scrolled cartilage/cherry eye but, rest assured, his vision is fine.

If you are interested in Samson, please apply for adoption at this link:


Forever Friends Great Dane Rescue adopts to qualified homes in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, and parts of Wisconsin.

ADOPTION PROCESS: If you are interested in adopting, please go to and review the Adoption Process information carefully. If our terms and adoption fees are acceptable, please complete the complete the Adoption Application.

Adoption Fees are:
$500.00 for purebred Great Danes 6 months to 1 year old
$400.00 for purebred Great Dane 1 year old to 6 years old
$400.00 for mixed Great Dane 1 year old to 6 years old
$300.00 for purebred Great Dane 7 years old to 9 years old
$150.00 for purebred Great Dane 10 years old and above

NOTE: We cannot give any additional information about dogs until your application has been approved. A dog will be listed on until it is no longer available for adoption.

About Forever Friends Great Dane Rescue - Illinois

About Our Rescue Group...

Forever Friends Great Dane Rescue (FFGDR) was founded by a small group of people dedicated to the great dane breed. Our goal is to help neglected, abandoned, and abused great danes find their forever homes while educating the public. We believe that every animal deserves a forever family to love them unconditionally for the rest of their lives.

We are a small start up group with many years of experience with great danes and rescue. Our collective experience with Dane rescue will allow us to continue our desire to make an impact on the lives of the great danes we can take in and help. Currently, we accept surrenders from families and shelters and adopt to forever homes in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and, parts of Wisconsin. With the help of our supporters, we hope to eventually grow our group, spread our message, and rescue great danes.

FFGDR specializes in great danes. We accept great danes of all ages and from all types of situations. We are not a shelter, our dogs live in foster homes as part of a family until their medical and emotional needs have been met and they are ready for their forever homes.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We host meet and greets or booths every weekend at stores such as Pet Supplies Plus, the Indy Pet Expo, and Moochie and Co. Our schedule is updated every month on our website and on our Facebook group page.

Our Adoption Process...

We require everyone to complete an adoption application and submit a $25 application fee. Once we review the application and find it to be complete, we will call their references. They must submit 3 personal references and their veterinary reference. If they pass the reference check, we will then set up a home check with them. Once the home check is complete, they then get a phone call from the adoption coordinator to speak about a dog or two that we have in mind for them. If all is acceptable, they get to speak with the foster home at that point and schedule a time to adopt.