Great Dane Rescue, Inc.

A PO Box 5543, Plymouth, MI 48170 rescue helping to find loving homes for dogs.

Pets at Great Dane Rescue, Inc.

  • Any
  • Dogs
  • Any
  • Baby
  • Puppy
  • Kitten
  • Young
  • Adult
  • Senior
  • Any
  • Male
  • Female


Male, Young
Great Dane


Female, Adult
Great Dane


Female, Adult
Great Dane


Male, Adult, Special Needs
Great Dane


Male, Adult
Great Dane


Female, Adult, Special Needs
Great Dane


Male, Adult
Great Dane

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1 - 7 of 7 Adoptable Pets at This Shelter

Areas Great Dane Rescue, Inc. Serves

Please note that we can only accept applications from Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, portions of Ohio, and Ontario (Canada).

NOTE: We DO NOT adopt Great Danes to homes with children under the age of eight years. You may contact Great Dane Rescue, Inc. for referrals to responsible breeders in your area.

Great Dane Rescue, Inc.'s Adoption Process

1. Submit Application

Submission of an application is not a guarantee of approval for adoption

2. Home Check

After personal and vet references are completed then home check will be scheduled

3. Interview

Adoption Coordinator will contact acceptable applicants for a phone interview

4. Approve Application

approved applicants will be matched to a great dane that meets expectations - a wait for the appropriate great dane is to be expected

The Adoption Application must be submitted electronically. A nonrefundable application fee of $25 USD is required to begin processing your application. Applications will not be processed until the fee is paid. This amount helps offset the expense of long distance calls made to both process your application and discuss available danes for adoption.

After submitting this application, please pay the $25 application fee via Paypal to

You may also send a check to:

P.O. Box 5543
Plymouth, MI 48170.

The next step will be checking your references and arranging your home visit. Once your references are checked, our Adoption Coordinator will give you a call to conduct an interview. We will then try to match you up with the right dog. This includes giving you the name/number of the foster home so you can talk with them directly and make arrangements to see your potential new friend.

Adoption Fees

• dogs 0-4 years is $350 including a non-refundable $25 application fee.

• dogs 5-7 is $250 including a $25 non-refundable application fee

• dogs 8+ is $150 including a $25 non-refundable application fee

*the adoption fees are inclusive of all medical care, and go directly to our Rescue Fund to help pay the health care and rescue expenses. We are a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization (#38-3265880) and your adoption fee may be tax-deductible - check with your accountant please.

Please note that we only place Danes in homes with children over the age of 8 due to the sometimes-unknown history of a dog. For people with children under 8, please contact us for a breeder referral. If you find a dog somewhere else, PLEASE let us know so we can conserve our volunteers' time and funds.
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Details about Adoption

Your Dane will be:

What is expected of you:

• Current residence in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, portions of Ohio, and Ontario (Canada).

• Have no children under the age of 8

• Have no intact pets (dogs or cats), unless actively showing or have a valid medical reason

• Complete the online application and pay the fee for the application to be processed

• Schedule and pass a home visit

• Make arrangements to pick up/visit your new Dane (when approved) at that Dane's foster home. Some assistance with this may be available under some circumstances.

• To give us at least two weeks to process your application. This means asking your references to expect our call and to be sure they call us back if needed in order to prevent delays. Please also call your vet and give permission for them to speak with us when we call

• Discuss available Danes with the adoptions coordinator

• Do a phone interview with the adoptions coordinator

• To provide a loving indoor home for your new Dane family member. This also includes providing quality food, routine medical care and required obedience class

• After adoption you will receive follow up calls on your dog. You are required to return these calls.

• A fence is required to adopt a deaf Dane.

If you are out of our adoption area, please check for a rescue in your area:
• GDCA Rescue List
• GDRI, Inc List

If you have children under 8
• reputable breeder's to contact for a puppy available at the GDCA website

If you are eligible and ready to proceed with the application process:

Thank you!
A Non-Profit Organization, Federal Tax ID #38-3265880
• Adoption Application

• Spayed or neutered before adopted

• Heartworm tested, and treated if needed; and on preventative

• brought up-to-date on vaccinations

• evaluated in a foster home for temperament and assessment of placement needs

• micro-chipped

• Use Paypal to submit your application fee
• Complete the Adoption Application

About Great Dane Rescue, Inc.

We are...

A non-profit group established in 1993 dedicated to the placement of relinquished Great Danes.

Our mission is...

To place neglected and/or unwanted Great Danes into loving, permanent homes. Our coverage area includes Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, parts of Ohio and Ontario, Canada.

Our Goal...

To be a strong and helpful advocate for the breed.

Come Meet Great Dane Rescue, Inc.'s Pets

Only approved applicants can arrange for a meeting with our foster Great Danes.

Great Dane Rescue, Inc.'s Adopted Pets

See Adopted Pets List

Make a donation to Great Dane Rescue, Inc. to help homeless pets find homes