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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Diesel Large Male Great Dane Mix - PetRescue

Diesel is an energetic pup in a big body. Only 7 months old he has much growing and learning to do. He's not quite 100% Great Dane but you could fooled as he has many of the common Great Dane traits. Deez loves his fluffy toys and chew toys. He's ready for a game and a run and then ready to snooze on the couch. He's a cuddly boy and whilst boisterous at times being a pup, he can also be gentle.

Diesel's been working hard on his obedience which he's attended since he was very young. He can walk well on lead and knows basic commands. He is very capable of learning tricks in short periods of time and enjoys a challenge and games. Unfortunately he's had a couple of setbacks in his socialisation which will require a very dedicated new home to help him move past. His new home will need to work with a behaviourist so that we can be certain Diesel will get through his next development stages well and come out the best boy he can be. He has recently become reactive to other dogs.

We are seeking a giant or large breed experienced owner for Diesel as he will need plenty of guidance from a very confident handler.

Deez has lived with cats and done well for the most part, in fact he loves cuddling up on the couch to snooze with them, however if not supervised, he can get too rough when trying to play. A home with cats and other small animals will need to be able to ensure they can be separated when not supervised.

We won't be considering a home with kids even though Diesel has done quite well with children that he has met so far. We feel he needs a great deal of focus and time to ensure his success.

The only dog we'd consider putting Deez with is a medium to large calm mature female.

Diesel is a loving dog and will thrive in a home that is committed to him and open to professional help to broaden their knowledge base on raising a giant dog and working through issues. If that sounds like you and you are able to spend a good week settling him into a new routine we'd love to hear from you.

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Maverick Large Male Great Dane - PetRescue

Maverick is a beautiful boy who wants to be with you all the time. He grew up with a female beagle who he adores. His ideal home would be with someone who works from home or is home a lot as he gets anxious when left alone.

He's a strong willed boy so would suit someone with experience with large breed dogs and a firm hand with training. Maverick can be boisterous and needs an owner he can look to for clear direction.

Woman are easier for Maverick to warm to but he would do well with a man who can be assertive with him to help him feel secure. A quiet home with minimal comings and goings would suit as visitors make Maverick uneasy as do children. Definitely a child free home is best for Mav and possibly no other animals. We could consider a slow introduction to the right female dog as a companion.

Maverick isn't overly active and would like one or two short walks a day to keep him in shape. He really doesn't need much in the way of a yard since his preference is most definitely inside with his people and ideally on the couch with you.

Maverick is super affectionate and just wants a human or two to love. He can do without being out and about among new things or mixing around other dogs as doesn't enjoy it and just stresses him out. A strong handler is likely to be able to help settle his anxiety in such situations.

Mav loves car rides where his ears can flap in the wind. When feeling secure he's a really good gentle boy.

He is a big boy with a big heart and adores the ones he loves offering non-stop cuddles and affection. He wants to be the centre of attention and of your heart and will make the most loyal companion with the right leader.

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Willo Large Female Great Dane - PetRescue

I'm Willo, a cheeky crazy Harlequin Great Dane pup. I love to run and I love to play, I'm told I'm yet to learn my manners but I'm sure I'll pick that up with some good instruction. At only 11 months old there's plenty of time for me to catch up on all those things, besides being a Great Dane I'm still a baby until 3 right! I know that's no excuse for being a bit destructive but if you give me something that you actually want me to get to work on, I'll do my best to oblige.

I've met quite a few dogs that have come to visit the big property I currently live on and they've been awesome fun to play with. I love my buddy who is a lively Border Collie, we have a hoot together. I'm quite clever, in fact I've worked out how to get through basic strung wire fencing. Apparently this fun has to stop and I'm only going to a home with strong ring lock or full fencing. I'm no jumper, I watch my Border Collie go over but I can't do that.

Visitors are fun, I like to be the welcoming committee. I get told I'm too boisterous, especially around the kids and have no spatial awareness whatever that means? I love them so much but they just don't like my rough play and so it might be best to join a family with older kids who don't bounce so when I bump into them and can watch out for my big paws.

If you're looking for a bundle of crazy spots please call Lisa. I know it's time for me to knuckle down and learn how to walk nicely on lead and be more of a lady. I'm sure I can do that with someone who's done it before with a crazy cracker like me.

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Venus Large Female Great Dane - PetRescue

Venus is a 3 year old Great Dane looking for a devoted family. The name suits her well, Venus, the Roman goddess of love and beauty. She is a confident girl with strong ideas about being the queen in her home and therefore we are looking for her to be the one and only. Venus won't be going into a home with any other animals. Venus is equally strong in her devotion to her people and is extremely loving and affectionate.

She has spent time in the show ring and with a confident handler knows how to be calm and well behaved. Her energy levels aren't all that high so just a daily walk or run on property will keep her happy. Company is what she enjoys but if she has to be left alone, she is crate trained and can be left for short periods of time happily in her crate. Venus loves her teddy bears and will present you with her favourite one of the day upon your return.

Venus loves people when she knows they are welcome into the home but will certainly let you know when a stranger is approaching the property. Venus has basic training and responds well to instruction. Being a strong girl, an experienced large breed or Great Dane home will suit her best.


This page last modified 21 March 2018