My name is Rueger!

Great Dane Dog for adoption in Norwood, Georgia - Rueger
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The Bullpen Way Station & Sanctuary

Facts about Rueger

  • Breed: Great Dane
  • Color: Merle
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
  • Sex: Male
Roo is a sweet and energetic 4 year old Great Dane. His foster mom says that he is a very happy boy that is the epitome of a Velcro lap dog. He is known to follow her from room to room just wanting her attention and belly rubs. He also enjoys cuddling on the couch or bed, and most of the time that involves him literally sitting in your lap.

In his previous home, he may not have been required to have manners, but his foster mom says they are working on that together. He is much like a bull in a China shop for a small tornado going through the house at times and sometimes lacks impulse control. He’s so happy, that they are battling happy tail which means that your legs and items within its reach know exactly how happy he is. He is not good with free roaming at the moment because he does like to counter surf and explore the contents of the trash can. They are also working on leash and crate training together because he doesn’t seem too fond of either one. His training is progressing nicely due to him being very food motivated and eager to please. He knows how to sit, and he is housebroken.

He LOVES his Kong stuffed with peanut butter. It is his favorite thing that he is often carrying around with him. He also enjoys chewing on a nice shin bone from time to time, but hasn’t shown much interest in dog toys as of yet. He is gets along nicely with other giant dogs both male and female, but hasn’t been tested with small dogs or cats just yet. We recommend a home without small children not because of his temperament, but because of his size and current lack of manners. We believe that with time and positive reinforcement training, he will be an even more amazing dog than he already is. He is already making huge strides with his training, and he hasn’t even been with us that long. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at:

We highly recommend that our potential adopters fill out an online application as soon as possible, as it greatly expedites the process of finding the right dog for your situation. The adoption app is available on our website ( under the 'work with us' tab. If you choose not to fill out an application before inquiring about a particular dog, please briefly tell us about yourself, family, and lifestyle since this will help us determine if the dog you’re interested in is a good match.

Our dogs are available for adoption nationwide but preference is given to adopters willing to do an in-person meeting. Please understand that our dogs are not adopted on a first-come, first-serve basis, but rather we strive for a “perfect placement” so we know that they will not be failed again.

About The Bullpen Way Station & Sanctuary

About Our Rescue Group...

Located in the green rolling hills of Northeast Georgia, The Bullpen provides assistance and sanctuary for giant breed dogs and other vulnerable companion animals. We believe that by integrating grassroots community education and outreach, coalition building, support for existing animal welfare efforts, and our own independent rescue operations, we can eliminate needless euthanasia and improve the overall health and well-being of our four-legged friends.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our facility in Norwood is home to many of our dogs, but we also have foster homes across the country. Currently, we have adoptable dogs in the following cities:
Kansas City, MO
Shreveport, LA
Atlanta, GA
Hurst, TX
Little Rock, AR
Florence, KY

Our Adoption Process...

All adopters must fill out an adoption application, which is conveniently located on our website,, under the "work with us" tab in the top right of the page.

After you submit your application, the form goes to our online database where it is accessed and reviewed by the members of our team. A rescue volunteer should be in contact within a couple of days to discuss your application, your expectations, and any of the dogs you’re interested in. If you don’t hear anything from us within a reasonable amount of time, don’t be afraid to reach out to us via email at!

Once we’ve spoken to you, we’ll begin to check your references. When we’ve gotten the green light from your references, a volunteer will be in touch with you to set up a home visit. We are merely looking to see that you are able to provide a safe, clean, and comfortable environment for your dog to live in. At that time, we will also take the opportunity to inspect your fence, yard, and neighborhood.

As soon as your home visit has been completed and approved, you’re officially ready to adopt! At this point, a member of the Bullpen crew will be in touch to discuss the adoption contract/fee. Fees range from $50 for very old dogs to $500 for puppies. On average, the adoption fee is between $300-$400

Depending on the distance between you and your new family member, transport may have to be arranged (for applicants who live in close proximity to our facility in Georgia or one of our foster homes, this will not apply). We WILL NOT SEND A DOG VIA COMMERCIAL AIR, but we do offer two alternative options for long-haul transports:
(1) Commercial: We regularly use a wonderful, reasonably-priced ($150-$200) transport company that travels between Texas and Georgia and then up the East Coast on a weekly basis. The cost of the transport PLUS the cost of the mandatory health certificate must be covered by the applicant unless otherwise specified by the Bullpen.

(2) Private: We also have an individual who is available to do private transport, but applicants must be willing to cover the individual’s travel expenses and meet the driver at least half of the way.

Post-adoption, we reserve the right to make up to three follow-up visits, but we’ll make sure to give you notice beforehand, and the visits are generally informal. Additionally, we always encourage our new adopters to stay in touch with updates or pictures (email, text, or join the Bullpen’s Facebook page- and to feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.