We have placed hundreds of Danes in loving and forever homes. Please apply to become a fully qualified adopter so we can match the perfect rescue Dane to your family!

If you are contemplating adopting a rescue Great Dane please read about our process, expectations and qualifications. Owning and making a Great Dane one of your family members forever is extremely rewarding. However it is a big decision and provide some excellent information to help you be sure a Great Dane is the right fit for you. To learn more click on the "Adoption" button above.

Fostering a rescue Great Dane is extremely rewarding. Unfortunately not all Danes come to us ready for adoption. We rely only on fosters, not a shelter, to help care for these days through medical procedures, training and behavior needs as well as simply providing love and caring to bring them out of their shell. If you think you would be a great foster click on the "Fostering" button above. 

There is no greater positive experience than seeing a rescue Dane transform to become a forever fur baby. Apply to foster today - you will cherish it for a lifetime!

Our focus is on the Great Dane in need. Our judgement free volunteers help families who have found themselves in the challenging position to rehome their Great Dane. 

Despite all efforts sometimes there comes a time where a tough decision might be made and you need to rehome your Dane. We provide a safe and very successful program to assist you in such a tough decision. We love Danes to stay put and offer many resources to do so. But if in the end rehoming is what is necessary please click on the "Surrender" button above to learn how we can assist you at this difficult time.

Adoptable Danes


Scuffles is great with other dogs, he is deaf and likely had some blindness. He will be best placed with another dog as he has some separation anxiety. He has lots of energy and will require a fenced in yard due to his deafness.

He is clingy to people and loves to play. He will need leash manners but is going to make a family fall in love with him.

We will be seeking a specific kind of home for Scuffles so understand we will be selective. 

To apply to adopt Scuffles click on "Adopt" from the menu at the top of the page. You must be a New England resident (CT, MA, NH, VT, ME, RI).

Luna (FKA Eclipse) is doing fantastic! She has blossomed since being pulled from the shelter. She went to the vet to have more blood tests done, was given new meds among other things to help her start to feel better. She is 109 lbs and finally getting an appetite, she loves every furry friend and human that she meets!

She loves to go on walks and do yoga with her foster mom. We will have results of her tests and hoping for answers to start getting her healthy.

In the meantime she is continuing to love life, being loved and spoiled! 

Thank you to her amazing foster mom, without folks like you we couldn’t help these special babies.

To apply to adopt Luna click on "Adopt" from the menu at the top of the page. You must be a New England resident (CT, MA, NH, VT, ME, RI).


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