Rescue

The GDLAWA is being pro-active in trying to help rescue Danes and Danes that need a new home due to a change in circumstances. The Association has contacted every metropolitan, and major country towns' pounds & rescue centres asking them to contact the GDLAWA if a Dane comes into their care. When the association is contacted, we will do our best to find the owners or a home for the Dane.

Our Rescue Coordinator keeps a Waiting List of people who have been screened as appropriate for becoming a Great Dane owner and as needy dogs become available, they will be added to the website and/or the list of people will be contacted to see if there is a match. Not every person offering will be considered for a rescue and we do not mean to offend. We do not contact every person for every Dane. We aim to match the dog with the right home so if a dog came in that was not good with cats or small animals and someone on the Waiting List had those pets, they would not be contacted. The goal is always for the Great Dane to go to its permanent home via this process so we do as much as we can to ensure that. If a Dane is a purely ‘re-home’ situation, the prospective owners will be put in touch with the existing owners, arrange to meet and the current owners will make the final decision. If the Dane is a rescue that has been surrendered to the GDLAWA, the Rescue Coordinator will make the final decision. It is important to note that the GDLAWA does not have kennels and cannot take dogs easily into care. We rely upon fostering by experienced members and at all times, their own pet’s safety is paramount. The GDLAWA cannot rescue Great Dane crosses but can add them to the website and assist in making the Waiting List aware of them needing a new home.

If a dog is in the care of another agency, we will happily load the details onto our website but the adoption process will be via the agency that has current ownership of the Great Dane. We work with all of the Rescue Agencies in WA and have a network across the country to assist in successful rehoming as needed but we are a small club and the Rescue Programme is supported entirely by member’s fees and donations. If medical costs have been incurred in the care of a Great Dane, the new owner will be asked to contribute towards those costs to compensate the club to a nominal value.

Donations made to the GDLAWA assist with providing foster care when needed, medical care and at times, behavioural training as needed. Should you wish to make a donation to the Great Dane Lovers Association of WA to assist this work, you can make a Direct Deposit into the club’s bank account using these details:

Great Dane Lovers Assoc
BSB: 086131
Account: 564323649


Please use the Reference “RES YOUR NAME” so that our Treasurer can allocate the monies received. A receipt will be issued if you use the Contact Us link and send us your name and address by email. Once we can match your details with the donation on our account, we will email the receipt with our great appreciation.

We will list on this page details of any Danes that are in need of a home. If there are no dogs listed, then please check again soon, we rescue or rehome 50 Great Danes a year on average, so this page is very active.

If you are interested in taking a rescue Dane full-time or just on a temporary basis, please contact the association.

Yes, I would be interested in helping one of the Danes listed below, or being added to the list
(When using this link please remember to include a phone number so we can contact you at short notice)

If you have an urgent re-homing enquiry please contact Lisa on 0438 833 626.

The GDLAWA is part of a national network of Great Dane clubs across Australia working to support Danes needing homes. Terrific information and details of Great Danes needing homes nationally is available by visiting the Great Dane Rescue & Rehoming website.

 


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Titus Large Male Great Dane - PetRescue

This stunning blue Great Dane is Titus. He's a few months off 3 years old and starting to mature into a gorgeous boy with a beautiful loving nature. Even with very minimal to no training over his lifetime, he's friendly with people and mixes well with other dogs. We are looking for a Dane experienced home who can fast track his training to bring his manners and lead training up to speed so he can be a model canine citizen. Titus hasn't had the luxury of living indoors with a family but like most Great Danes craves this closeness and would thrive on being part of the family. His dedicated new owner will need to be patient with his training including taking the time to toilet train and show him appropriate 'inside' behaviour.

His favourite thing is water, he loves to swim in the ocean and the pool. In fact, he loves to play with any kind of water so he needs to have a pretty sturdy water bowl to keep it upright! A daily walk is essential for his wellbeing and if possible a swim for extra enjoyment.

Like any dog and even more so a giant breed, Titus needs a strong leader to give him lots of direction. Titus hasn't had a lot of luck on his side to date so we are very keen to find a home for him with a proven track record with raising well-adjusted large dogs. Titus has huge potential but has catching up to do. A home with no children (to get jumped on initially!) is preferred to ensure Titus gets full attention and maximum training time.

Titus won't be joining a home with cats due to the over exuberance he's shown around them.

In foster care Titus is doing famously with other dogs of varying sizes but ideally medium to larger dogs will make for a better playmate should he join a home with another dog. Titus is untested with stock and would suit a property with 6-foot fencing.

Whilst Titus is quite an active boy, he most certainly has the gentle giant side which comes out at cuddle time. He lets out a unique and very contented groan whilst enjoying a scratch behind his ears.

If you feel you're up for a challenge and some hard work with Titus, he'll repay you in only the giant way he knows how. Don't mind the bobo on his nose, he's learning where not to stick that big snout and it'll heal up in no time.

SAFE Hedland are working closely with the Great Dane Lovers Association of WA to find the perfect home for Titus. He is currently located in Port Hedland and unable to fly due to his size and lack of aircraft available to take a crate big enough. We are happy for him to travel by road with his new owner.

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Tiny Large Female Great Dane - PetRescue

Tiny they call me. No I'm not that tiny but then I'm far from a huge Great Dane. My heart however is enormous! I love people, I love kids, I love strangers, I love visitors and most of all I know I'm going to love my new family the most. My most favourite thing in the world to do is cuddle and to cuddle as much as I possibly can.

I love you because I've always longed to spend the nights inside and because I know you will let me in with the family to be close. I love you because I've always longed to get out for a walk every day and I know you will let me see and smell so much when we're out together.

7 years is a long time to wait for my perfect home and I won't lie, I'm beside myself excited about a new life. So excited you will need to spend most of our first weeks together teaching me how to actually calm down. Like I said, I can hardly contain myself when I get to spend time with people and out in the big wide world. Please be patient with me, I've not had that many doggy introductions apart from the small group of friends I have. You guessed it, I get over excited around new dogs.

So the one thing I don't get excited about is being left on my own, in fact that stresses me out. I'm wondering if in my new home where I will get to spend lots of time with the family inside and get lots of walks, that I might start getting used to being home alone a little more. You know what? A doggy buddy would definitely help me, then I'd never have to be alone! Maybe a medium sized brother!

I'm not quite the spring chicken I used to be. Despite being otherwise healthy, I seem to be aging most quickly in my back and need that extra TLC. It's not slowing me down too much yet but I will feel so much better once I get some good quality tucker, a soft supportive bed, regular exercise, and a few extras to keep me as healthy as I can be.

I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to loving my new family up close and personal. Did I mention I even love cats!

 

This page last modified 21 March 2018