My name is Gator!

Great Dane Mix Dog for adoption in Northville, Michigan - Gator
Photo 1 - Great Dane Mix Dog for adoption in Northville, Michigan - Gator
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Gator's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.

Gator's Story...
Arrival story: Gator was rescued from a rural shelter when his family had to move and couldn't take him with them.

Approximate age / weight: One year and 82 lbs

Personality: Gator is a big boy with the personality to match! He can be goofy and silly one minute, then cuddled up snoozing in your lap the next. Even though Gator's family was unable to keep him, he was obviously loved and treated well and it shows in his well-rounded and loving personality. He's well socialized with people and other dogs and knows basic commands such as 'sit' 'shake paw' and 'heel'. He likes to play with the two female dogs in his foster home and his assortment of toys and bones. He still has the playful personality of a puppy but settles in nicely for a cozy cuddle session with his foster mom. We just discovered that he loves to chase a flashlight beam, so on those rainy days that aren't great for walking, he will chase the beam of light for as long as you're willing to move it around. He has not had any accidents in the house and does well in his crate. Oh, did we mention how handsome he is? He's a gorgeous black and orange brindle on a tall, lean body....our walks around the neighborhood are often interrupted so people can pet him and admire how handsome he is.

Forever home: Gator appears to be a confident and secure dog so he would most likely adapt to a variety of family situations. He would enjoy a doggie playmate however would be happy as an only dog as long as his owners gave him a good mixture of playtime and snuggle time. He would likely do better with older children due to his size. A yard with a physical fence would suit him best.

Contact: Tracey at

Pre-Adoption Application: To be considered for a dog, it is best to submit a pre-adoption application. The Pre-Adoption Application can be downloaded from our website - Just complete the application and email it back to

Waggin' Tails Adoption Information: Waggin' Tails Dog Rescue has a standard adoption fee of $175 for adult dogs. Different adoption fees apply for older dogs, small breeds and puppies - $100 for senior dogs (9 years +), $275 for small breed dogs and $200 for puppies plus a $50 deposit which is returned upon proof of spay/neuter at six months of age.
Our adoption process includes an application, vet reference checks, and a home visit.

We do not have a facility; all of our dogs are fostered in private homes. To view our dogs, please check for the dates of our next adoption events. To meet a dog in person, please see our event calendar for the latest information. Arrangements can be made to meet our rescue dogs outside of Saturday adoption events after an approved application is submitted (the application does not imply an obligation by the applicant or by the rescue group).

Please be kind to our volunteers who have made rescue a second job that they do in their spare time after coming home from full-time jobs. E-mail inquiries will be answered much more quickly than phone inquiries; our phone number is a voice mailbox only.

Thank you for your support of rescue and your interest in a rescue dog!

Facts about Gator

  • Breed: Great Dane Mix
  • Color: Brindle
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Gator, a Northville Great Dane dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Great Dane for sale in Northville, or seeking a Great Dane dog from a breeder in Northville.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Northville already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Northville breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Great Dane breeders who help with Great Dane rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Northville paves the way for another one to be saved.