*Since its incorporation in 1998, Southwest Florida Great Dane Rescue has placed over 500 Danes in new homes. Our rescue is staffed by volunteers that are dedicated to finding loving homes for these gentle giants .
We are looking for permanent, loving homes that will last these rescued Great Danes a lifetime.
Adoptive owners should be willing to provide appropriate food, medical care and a loving, healthy environment for their adopted Great Dane.
WE ARE CURRENTLY FULL AND IN DESPERATE NEED OF FOSTERS
Great Danes should be kept as house pets in close companionship with their families; they should never be allowed to run loose or left outdoors unsupervised. All dogs are spayed or neutered before they leave us.
Most Danes come into rescue at 18 months of age because they are no longer cute puppies; they are large dogs, expensive to maintain and need more training and attention than many people are prepared to give. It is important to realize that most Danes are not couch potatoes and need more than a walk around the block twice a day.
Great Danes are active, fun-loving dogs that make great companions! Although they are large dogs, their average lifespan is from 8 to 12 years of age. The leading causes of death in Great Danes are heart problems, bloat and cancer. Predominately white Danes are typically deaf and may have eye anomalies including blindness. Potential adopters should be alert to these health problems and the increased costs of medical treatment for dogs the size of Great Danes.
Southwest Great Dane Rescue, Inc. is registered with the Florida Department of Consumer Services to solicit contributions.
Registration Number: CH25130
"A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL FREE ( 800-435-7352 ) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE"
We welcome your questions, please visit our contact page for questions on health and behavioral issues
This is probably one of the most heartbreaking things that I do here @ SWGDR- ask for money - BECAUSE I know if we don't get enough donations some of our Danes will not get medical treatments, some Danes will not be able to be taken in by us, some Dane will remain tied to a tree, left to starve to death.
The Dane on the top of our page was my Dane "Moosey" and I rescued him. Moose was 6 years old, do you know that most Great Danes at 6 years old hardly have a chance on being adopted? Let me tell you "Moosey" was the best Dane I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. "Moosey" lived to be 10.5 years old and he had the best remaining 4.5 years in my family that any dog would be jealous of :) I have a passion behind each and every one of these dogs that come into our rescue, all of us here at SWGDR do and we have each rescued a dog or 2 or 5. (It's hard to foster these big guys and not fall in love)
All the cute pictures you see posted on our website, the sad stories that come with Dane surrenders and the Danes that have been tied to a tree and left to die come at a cost- this is what we do - we help.
We take in the surrendered Dane, we contact local authorities and get the Dane that's tied up to a tree, starving and neglected. You just can't imagine what some of these Great Danes have endured prior to being rescued. We provide medical care that these beautiful souls deserve and we provide loving foster homes to nurse them back to health. But guess what- It can't be done without your donations.
Most of our followers have or have had a Great Dane, you know the cost behind taking care of these dogs. You understand that these big dogs think they are little dogs and that they want to be by your side and get your "lovin" every minute they can.
Please I ask that each and every one of our followers donate, even if it's only $10.00. Can you imagine how well these Danes can be taken care of if everyone here donated???? WE would be so overjoyed to give them the life they deserve, all because of people like you.