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Tips on Considering Adoption, Over Buying a Great Dane Puppy for Sale.


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Those that share their home with Great Danes and Great Dane mixes often describe them as playful, affectionate and extremely patient. Since Danes don’t require a great deal of exercise they can exist nicely in an apartment but it is very important that your Great Dane have soft bedding with ample room to stretch out when resting. Great Danes are not barkers but are good watch dogs since they will sound the alarm when sensing danger. This breed craves human attention and is happiest in its role as a member of the family.

Their short, fine coat is quite easy to groom. Occasional brushing and a bath when needed is usually enough maintenance for this breed. In fact this breed should be bathed only when necessary to avoid eliminating the natural oils from the coat and skin. They are low shedders and emit very little odor. Great Danes may be prone to hip dysplasia, tumor disorders and bloat. Great Danes are also prone to injuries to the tail given its length and their propensity to wag it fast and frequently.

5 Reasons to Consider Adopting Over Buying a Great Dane for sale from a store, or Great Dane Breeder:

  1. Adoption is More Affordable - Typically, adoption fees are much less than you’d pay for a Great Dane dogs and puppies for sale at a pet store, or even a reputable Great Dane breeder. Adopting is especially a great deal because usually rescued dogs and puppies have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and have been spayed or neutered. It all adds up, but when you choose pet adoption you are paying less for a dog or puppy who is just as perfect as one you’d find for sale!
  2. Near Purebreds & Healthy Mixes - Looking for a specific type of dog or puppy? It is estimated that 30% of all shelter animals are purebred, including Great Danes. There are also Great Dane rescue organizations specifically devoted to rescuing and adopting out only Great Danes. On the other hand, you can find your own one-of-a-kind, amazing mixed-breed dog in a shelter. We love those fabulous mutts! Due to a larger gene pool to draw from, often mixed-breed dogs have fewer behavioral problems or health issues, and can even live longer than purebred dogs. In short, whatever you’re looking for you can find at your local shelter or rescue group, and right here on
  3. Be a Hero - Selecting a Great Dane rescue group or going to your local animal shelter means that you are saving a dog's life. In truth, you are also making room for another dog to enter the shelter; therefore, you are saving another! When you choose to adopt, you’re an instant hero.
  4. Adult Adoption = Less Stress - Adopting an adult dog has many advantages. Adult dogs in shelters often have already been in homes, and many have already be housebroken or have had obedience-trained. Also, since adult dogs’ personalities are already established, it is easy to tell if they are good with children, or familiar and comfortable with other pets. One thing is certain; adult dogs require less attention and less work than puppies do. Best of all, any rescued dog will be forever grateful you saved their life.
  5. Finding the Right Match - Often rescue group and animal shelter staff and volunteers know the personalities of animals, meaning they will know the individual Great Dane dogs and puppies in their care. They will be able to better match you up with a dog that fits your lifestyle and activities. This is one of many advantages to finding an adult Great Dane dog for adoption, rather than for sale.

Great Dane Focused Rescues

Below you'll find many Great Dane focused rescue organizations. This is not a complete list! If you are a Great Dane focused rescue and would like to be included, please sign up for an account here, then submit your request using the Contact Us link after you login to your rescue or shelter account. Thank you!

  • San Gabriel Valley Great Dane Rescue - Glendora – CA
  • Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League, Eastern Pennsylvania & Delaware Chapter - Blooming Glen – PA -
  • Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League, Inc., Maryland, DC Chapter - Annapolis Junction – MD -
  • Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League, Inc., Northern Virginia Chapter - Woodbridge – VA -
  • Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League, Inc., Western North Carolina & Upstate South Carolina Chapter - LaGrange – NC -
  • MAGDRL New York Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League, Ltd. - Esperance – NY -
  • Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League, West Virginia Chapter - Martinsburg – WV -
  • Southern VA Chapter of MAGDRL - Williamsburg – VA -
  • New Horizons Great Dane Rescue - Arvada – CO -
  • Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League, Inc., Northern NJ Chapter - Neshanic Station – NJ -
  • Gentle Giants Rescue and Adoptions - Norco – CA -
  • Corgidane Rescue - San Antonio – TX -
  • Animal's 1st Equine & Great Dane Rescue - Willis – TX
  • Magic Great Danes Inc. - West Melbourne – FL
  • Great Dane Lifeline of St. Louis, Inc. - High Ridge – MO -
  • Central Florida Great Dane Rescue - Winter Park – FL -
  • A New Start On Life - Hamilton – MI -
  • Heartland Great Dane Rescue Inc. - Guthrie – OK -
  • Great Dane Rescue of El Paso - El Paso – TX -
  • Rocky Mountain Great Dane Rescue, Inc - Aurora – CO -
  • Great Dane Rescue Of the Commonwealth - Virginia Beach – VA -
  • Charleston, SC Area Great Dane Rescue - Ridgeville – SC
  • Great Dane Club of Oxford, Inc. CT - Statewide – CT -
  • Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue, Eastern North Carolina Chapter - La Grange – NC -
  • Golden Paws Great Dane Rescue Of Michigan - Williamston – MI
  • Great Dane Rescue of the Carolinas - Huntersville – NC -
  • Southwest Great Dane Rescue, Inc. - Bradenton – FL -
  • Above and Beyond Great Dane Rescue - Lewiston – ME -
  • Coastal Maine Great Dane Rescue - Topsham – ME
  • Deaf Dane Rescue Inc. - Oakridge – OR -
  • Great Dane Rescue of South Florida, Inc - Jupiter – FL
  • Great Dane Rescue Of South Carolina - Jupiter – FL -
  • Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League - Greenville – SC -
  • Upper Midwest Great Dane Rescue - Inver Grove Heights – MN -
  • Majestic Giants Great Dane Rescue - Knoxville – TN -
  • Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League, Central & Southern NJ Chapter - Grenloch – NJ -
  • Taradise Great Dane & Large Breed Rescue - Sycamore – IL -
  • Great Dane Rescue of Minnesota and Wisconsin Inc. - Minneapolis – MN -
  • Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love - Huntersville – NC -
  • Ohio Great Dane Rescue - Toledo – OH - http://www.ohiogreatdanerescue.or
  • Great Dane Rescue and Mastiff Rescue - Virginia Beach – VA - http://www.ohiogreatdanerescue.or
  • Great Dane Rescue Midwest - Woodstock – IL -
  • Smoky Mountain Great Dane Rescue Inc. - Knoxville – TN -
  • For the Love of Danes Rescue Society - Beiseker – AB -
  • Forever Friends Great Dane Rescue - Indianapolis – IN -
  • Great Dane Rescue of AZ Alliance - Phoenix – AZ
  • Harlequin Haven Great Dane Rescue - Bethel – OH -
  • Justice Great Dane Rescue - Albuquerque – NM -
  • Motleys Crew Great Dane Rescue - Athens – AL
  • Great Dane Rescue, Inc. - Plymouth – MI -
  • Big Paws Great Dane Rescue of Decatur - Decatur – AL
  • Destiny Dane Rescue - Florence – AL
  • Mayflower Animal Shelter - Mayflower – AR
  • Arkansas Great Dane Rescue - Vilonia – AR
  • 3D Rescue of Arizona - Statewide – AZ
  • Arizona Animal Assistance & Great Dane Rescue - Maricopa – AZ
  • Great Dane Rescue Inc. - Phoenix – AZ
  • Cowboys K9 Friends - Riverside – CA
  • Rainbow Rescue - California City – CA
  • Great Dane Rescue of Northern California Inc. - Granite Bay – CA
  • SGV Great Dane Rescue - Glendora – CA
  • Indian Dane Rescue - Escondido – CA -
  • Colorado Great Dane Rescue Inc. - Englewood – CO
  • Peanut's Place Bully Rescue - Yoder – CO
  • Great Dane Club of North Central Florida - Mims – FL -
  • Northwest Florida Great Dane Rescue Inc. - Pensacola – FL -
  • Southwest Florida Great Dane Rescue Inc. - Sarasota – FL
  • Great Dane Rescue of Tampa Bay, Inc. - Tampa – FL -
  • Great Dane Club of Des Moines - Des Moines – IA -
  • Grundy County Humane Society - Coal City – IL
  • Shebang's Rescue - Rockport – IN
  • Hoosier Great Dane Rescue - Crawfordsville – IN
  • Merle Manor Great Dane Rescue - Michigan City – IN -
  • Kentucky Great Dane Rescue - Upton – KY
  • Great Dane Club of Kentuckiana - Shepherdsville – KY
  • Havilah's Animal Rescue - West Monroe – LA
  • Great Danes Around New England Rescue, Inc. - Adams – MA -
  • Great Dane Rescue of Maine, Inc. - Orland – ME
  • Michigan Friends Great Dane Rescue - Morley – MI
  • Black Dog Sanctuary Great Dane Rescue - Fair Grove – MO
  • Great Dane Rescue of the Ozarks - Louis – MO -
  • North Mississippi Great Dane Rescue - Lake Cormorant – MS -
  • North Carolina Animal Resource & Education Services - Asheville – NC
  • DoLittle Animal Rescue - Garner – NC
  • Great Dane and Mastiff Rescue of Virginia Beach - Virginia Beach – VA -
  • Triple J Great Dane Rescue - Taylorsville – NC -
  • Oddies Legacy Golden Rescue Placement - Gapland – MD
  • Measle's Animal Haven, Inc. - Taylorsville – NC -
  • Thunder Hill Great Dane Rescue - Medina – OH
  • Oklahoma Great Dane Rescue Association - Nicoma Park – OK
  • Danes in Distress - Cambridge – ON -
  • Recycled Danes and Dachshunds - Coaldale – PA
  • Lazy Danes Great Dane Rescue - Townville – SC
  • Shelbys Great dane/ Animal Rescue - Memphis – TN
  • Middle Tennessee Great Dane Rescue - Shelbyville – TN
  • Best Chance Animal Rescue - Sardis – TN
  • Dames for Danes Great Dane Rescue - Oak Ridge – TN -
  • Homeward Bound Dog Rescue - Austin – TX
  • Great Dane Rescue of Southeast Texas - Houston – TX -
  • Great Dane Angel Network Enterprises, Inc. - Plano – TX -
  • Great Dane Rescue of the Commonwealth - Chesapeake – VA -
  • Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League - Harmans – MD -
  • Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League - Martinsburg – WV -
  • Dane Outreach Inc. - Lynden – WA -
  • Saving Pets One at a Time - Burlington – WA -
  • San Antonio Great Dane Rescue - Pipe Creek – TX -

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