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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Lily Large Female Great Dane Dog - PetRescue

Lily is a mature girl looking for a loving family. Whilst almost classed as a senior, Lilly is super young at heart and only ever visited the vets for sterilisation as a youngster and her immunisations. Other than her age there's nothing senior about her. Lily still runs like the wind.

Lily has lived with cats in the past and with the right introduction and a confident cat, could do so again. Lily is very affectionate and loves people including children. She is quite the welcoming committee for all and any visitors. It would be easiest to add her into a home as an only dog and she has enough love to give to make up for a whole pack of dogs. Lily adores children and is happy to take the pats from any age group. She is toilet trained and used to all standard Great Dane creature comforts including several soft beds to move about the property to be with you and a selection of big fluffy toys. Oh, and obviously prime position in front of the heater. Her head can get a little heavy, so she is known for resting it on anyone's lap within reach. Possibly this is just a good strategy for more love and pats...

Strange dogs make Lilly very nervous and she would do well with a lifestyle where she doesn't have to cope with new dogs in her face. She can walk beautifully on lead but would need an experienced handler to encourage her to pass by other dogs calmly. She's not been tested around stock but would enjoy space to run. A good-sized backyard to romp and play would be ideal as she is not dog to let off lead at the local park.

This girl has a huge heart and deserves a wonderful home to share it with.

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Hope Large Female Great Dane Mix Dog - PetRescue

Hope! That's me and I've got so much hope to find a wonderful new home. I'm a dainty 'Teacup Dane' or more technically three quarters Great Dane so on the slightly smaller side. I'm springy with lots of enthusiasm around new things and occasionally people. It's only because I really love people and need some reminders to keep all four feel on the ground. I used to live with a family and grew up with kids but I've been told by my new friends at the kennel that I need to learn more about being calm. They are really hoping I find a family who can take some time to teach me more. I've never really had the opportunity to make doggy friends so prefer to stick with the people and have them all to myself in my new home. I've seen sooooo many dogs now that I'm in the kennel and I've learnt to pass by on leash and with more help I'm sure I can learn to walk with other dogs nicely. I have no desire to run off lead with them. WAY too scary for me.

I've always had a big backyard and I do make the most of it, running, playing, carrying my teddy around, playing tug with my people. I've not always had a cosy bed inside but it is on my bucket list. When I have been allowed inside I think I've been a good girl, I didn't chew anything and asked when I needed to go toilet outside.

I've never had much to do with cats other than a neighbour that used to sit on the shed roof and tease me! I haven't decided yet what I might do if I meet one up close but I'm worried I might get myself into trouble.

Running in the open space is heaps of fun at the kennel but I'm really looking forward to seeing the big wide world on daily walks and my lead training is going really quite well. Please call Lisa if you think you need a little Hope in your life.


This page last modified 25 March 2019