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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Coco Large Female Great Dane - PetRescue

I'm Coco and I'm looking for my luxury retirement home. It's not my fault, you never know what life has in store for you and it can be the same for your humans. At 9 years old it's true my bouncy years have passed, my destructive years are long behind me and I'm not up for long walks anymore. I am a VERY good care taker of the couch though and happy to do my part letting you know if someone comes to the home.

I'm not a fan of other dogs in general. A quiet life is what I want now. A loving human to tend to my every need and to take me for a short stroll each day to keep me in shape. I may be slow but I'll forever move quickly to get to a cat which let's face it, isn't good for my old bones or a cat. Yes, I admit my age has reduced my tolerance for children and I don't want to spend the rest of my days being a grumpy old lady.

Perhaps you're not up for the initial training it takes to teach your dog good house manners? I'm a good girl in the house and toilet trained already.

Perhaps you have travel plans in coming years and therefore can't commit to the long lifetime of a young pet and would like to reach out to a dog like me to make my last year or so a special one.

Perhaps you're not able to walk far and meet the exercise needs of a younger dog but would enjoy my company as your very special companion.

Perhaps you've had many pups over your life and it's just time to put yourself out there for an old timer. I promise that if you do, I will repay you with love and devotion for the rest of my days.

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Sapphire Large Female Great Dane - PetRescue

I'm Sapphire, and I'm looking for a place to settle down and retire. Don't be fooled though, I may be 9 but I'm not quite ready for the nursing home. I rather fancy the retirement village lifestyle. You know, where I can get out for short walks each day, perhaps to the park, just for a lay down. I'm not really into bouncing around or running anymore, I prefer to look after my joints at my age. And I must say, I'm doing a great job of it, I often get told I look much younger!

I'm quite happy being social and meeting other polite dogs, and would consider living with an easy going mature male dog. However, I'm not a big fan of cats! I also don't mind human siblings, although I'd prefer ones that are older as I don't enjoy being climbed on at my age. I'm looking for a quieter life where I can curl up on a couch or a bed and receive lots of love and pats from my humans. See if you can find in my pictures which has my ‘rub my belly' command. Don't worry you'll pick it up quickly enough.

I'm used to being inside with my humans, so will need to go to a home where I can continue to live the lifestyle I'm accustomed to. The bonus is that I'm already toilet trained! I've also got some pretty good manners and with just a few boundaries I'll remain a well-behaved girl.

Perhaps you have plans to travel in the future, or don't feel you can commit to the long lifetime of a younger pet and would like to reach out to a mature lady like me to make my last year or so special. I promise that I will repay you with endless love and devotion for the rest of my days.


This page last modified 8 November 2018