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.


Photo of Jagger

Jagger Large Male Great Dane - PetRescue

Jagger is quite the handsome dude. A little silver at 6 years old but a spring chicken in himself. He's lived all of his life with another Great Dane but we feel with lots of company and time to adjust he could cope on his own. He'd also likely do well with another mature easy going dog. He has met a smaller dog and did well so it's not imperative another doggy mate is a particularly large one.

Jagger hasn't had a lot of exposure out and about in recent years but is learning quickly to walk nicely on lead. He takes his job protecting the home rather seriously although once a visitor is given the green light he's quite the welcoming committee wanting plenty of pats and keen to get to know everyone.

Jagger is a real chatterer and is often very vocal in order to help you understand what he thinks you need to know. He's very accustomed to the comforts of the couch and sleeping inside so is toilet trained. Jagger isn't destructive and a very good TV watching companion. We'd like to see him out and about more and feel he definitely has the potential to be a well behaved boy in public with someone who can guide him. This will be much easier for an experienced large dog handler. He doesn't need huge walks, just a daily outing to keep life interesting and keep him healthy. Jagger loves car rides and will come along for the ride whenever it's an option.

Jagger's never had time off lead so this is not a lifestyle we're seeking for him. He's never been exposed to cats and so ideally we will avoid a home with cats. Similarly, now at 6 and not having had anything to do with children we'd only consider a home with children over 12 years.

Jagger is a typical beautiful, loyal, loving Great Dane and is very easy to have in the home to enjoy his company.

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Ollie Large Male Great Dane - PetRescue

This is Ollie, he is a very animated and young at heart Great Dane. He's inquisitive, loving and even at 5½ he can be an excitable big pup. He does know how to be quiet and lounge around on the couch and he doesn't really need any more than a 40 minute walk a day to get his exercise and see the world. He's recently learnt very quickly to walk nicely on the lead but can still be a little taken back with new things when out and about.

Ollie will let you know when someone arrives at the home but is first in line for a pat or 100! He is quite a tall Dane and with his long neck can plant a kiss when you're least expecting it. Ollie is a real Scooby Doo Dane. A little unsure of the unknown but quick to follow a confident handler's lead.

Ollie means no harm but he is large and can move quickly with little space awareness. If we were to consider a home with children, they'd ideally need to be over 12 years and the home be Great Dane experienced.

Ollie has met only a few dogs in his life so his new owners will need to go very slowly introducing him to new friends and it would be unfair to expect him to cope safely in areas such as off lead parks or the dog beach. He's not had any exposure to cats and other small animals so if they did exist in his new home they would need to be secured separately.

Car rides are a highlight for Ollie and he travels well with his big boofy head out the window. He has always had full time company of another Dane and also a retired human. He'll need a home where they can take plenty of time to get him used to being left for short periods of time at first.

Ollie's other favourite past times include playing in his big water bucket, cuddling on the couch or just sit on your lap.

Ollie is very lovable but before applying please consider if you have the handling skills for this giant boy. He has been able to live with few boundaries and does need a bit of boot camp to get up to speed with all the good manners a good Great Dane ambassador must have.


This page last modified 21 March 2018