My name is Gabriel/Gabe 5/2013!

Great Dane Dog for adoption in Phoenix, Arizona - Gabriel/Gabe 5/2013
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Gabriel/Gabe 5/2013's Story...
05/17/13 It is with extremely heavy heart that we are posting that Gabriel or Gabe as his family came to call him, crossed the Rainbow Bridge today. He had one of the most severe cases of wobblers any vet had ever seen in such a young dane. His life was a lesson in LOVE and its power to see one through an uphill battle everyday. He was a very gentle soul til the very end.

Gabe's family has lost the heart of their family today. His passing was very quiet and done at home. His family said, "he gave us so much more than we gave him. He was a special guy who loved life even though it could be difficult for him."

He was a gallant warrior. He faced every day with great courage and conviction. He never allowed his handicap to get in his way of chasing the goats & chickens on his ranch! He greeted his mom every morning with great excitement and love. None of us can imagine our lives with out him. He was definitely one of the most special danes we ever had the privilege of being loved by.

Thank you to Joan & Michael for loving him and giving him a dream life for the time he had. Those lives he touched will never forget him and Gabriel/Gabe will always have a very special place in our hearts.

Sweet dreams our dear angel boy.
07/07/12 Gabriel has been in rescue for almost 2 yrs. We think the day is coming soon that Gabriel will become a forever member of his foster family!!!!!!!! We are so excited for him. They have worked so hard with Gabe that he can now walk "2" yes "2" city blocks!!! We DO believe in miracles... Gabriel is one... He is still crippled but he chases the chickens and goats on the ranch. They have learned he is all bark so they ignore him! Poor Gabriel gets no respect!!! THANK YOU JOAN & MICHAEL for opening your home and your hearts to our very, very special boy.

02/13/2012: If you would like to help with Gabe's continued medical care while he is in rescue, please go our homepage: and click on Donatel! Gabriels upcoming expenses will include but will not limited to a full cbc panel, VF test, sedation to do a set of x-rays for his hips/back legs & spine. Thank you for caring.

UPDATE 11/18/2011: Well we have GREAT NEWS!!!!! Gabriel has mainstreamed into foster care, after spending a year with our Director. He is now living large in Tucson with a GREAT foster family who will help him progress further along in his recovery!!! He is building up more muscle while checking on the goats & chickens on the property! It would be so nice if he could find a forever family to love him and take him for walks in his giant wagon!!!!!!

UPDATE 01/09/2011: Gabriel is doing very well, well enough to now go into foster care if we can find the right scenario. He has recovered from the tick fever and is under medical care for the Valley Fever. He cannot be with active dogs as he is too delicate for them, but can be with older, senior type dogs that would have no interest in jumping on him and such. He is not very sociable with other pets, he is rather frumpy!!!!!!!

We found out that our Angel boy does not like little dogs who are bouncy!!!!!! He prefers a quiet calm life with dogs of the same nature! IF you can offer our boy the right environment for his further recovery, he will also have his personal wagon so he can go out in public and get further socialization! Yes, he has his own wagon that was made for him! The big square beds from Costco fit in it quite nicely! He is now a certified couch potato!!!!!! Go Gabby!!!!!!!

NO active dogs whether they be small or large, no small kids and someone who isn't gone all day, everyday. He does need to given his meds 2x daily and he has a special diet. Rescue will pay for his Valley Fever meds and any vet visits that are deemed necessary.

If you have a pool for hydro therapy... that would be wonderful for this very very special boy!!!! Please call if you would like to open your home and your heart to this very sweet, cute boy... ******************************************************************************************

Gabriel is a very special boy who is very, very sick and rescue is fighting for his life. Not only was he starved and dehydrated, Gabriel also has tick fever and valley fever. He weighs 86 lbs and should weigh 130 lbs. He spent 4 days on IV's for severe dehydration and a fever of over 105. We are doing everything possible to help him win his life battle. His abused and fever starved body is fighting to win the battle against both the tick and valley fever. He has made remarkable strides in the time he has been in rescue.

Gabriel's medical expenses to date are over $1500.00 and he will need continued medical care, blood work and medication for the Valley Fever (VF) for at least a year. This gentle soul will touch your heart and one look from his sweet face will be all the reward you need. He is an angel. Please keep him in your prayers.

If you would like to help make a difference in Gabriel's life... you can make a donation to his vet's office in Gabriel's name, so the Alliance can continue to meet Gabby's ongoing medical needs.

Dr. Valerie Ferguson, DVM
(602) 787-0015

3131 E Thunderbird Road
Phoenix, AZ 85032

Facts about Gabriel/Gabe 5/2013

  • Breed: Great Dane
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Gabriel/Gabe 5/2013, a Phoenix 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 Phoenix, or seeking a Great Dane dog from a breeder in Phoenix.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Phoenix 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 Phoenix 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 Phoenix paves the way for another one to be saved.