On May 05th, 2008 we drove 7 hours up to Orlando (actually an hour East of Orlando, out in the "sticks") to pick up Kenya. -She is a 5 month old Rescue puppy. Kenya has a typical story: "Janet" buys male Dane... isn't he wonderful, but why won't anyone breed to him? & the kids should see the miracle of birth... so "Janet" buys female Dane and breeds her to Mr. Wonderful... along comes a BIG litter that no one wants to buy (and to top it off, there is Blue behind these fawns as some had blue masks!!). So 5 months later no one wants puppies, and they are Too Big... so "Janet" loads her car up with the three remaining puppies and drops them off at a Shelter.
In spite of "Janet", I can tell you Kenya is a DOLL!!!! -Mugger loves her to pieces. -I love her to pieces. She is smart, funny, and adorable.... she has a Fabulous Temperment; is SO Sweet. -Kenya is a Wonderful addition to our home. We are pleased to introduce to you, MacDanes newest addition, our Rescue baby: Kenya
Kenya: 6 months old
Kenya: 14 months old
Kenya at 5 months old
Kenya's story is typical, we hear it all the time. Please give it SERIOUSLY thought before you breed your Great Dane. Many a wonderful Dane has ended up in Rescue because they got too big. If you breed your Dane, are you prepared to be responsible for those puppies for the rest of their lives? Are you prepared to take them back at any time? If the answer is "no" - -then don't even think about breeding.
If you are prepared to give a home to an unwanted Dane; please contact your local Great Dane Rescue:
GREAT DANE RESCUE:
Thank you for your considering a Rescue Dane. Too many a wonderful Dane has ended up in a Rescue or Shelter because they got bigger than someone thought they would.
The Great Dane Club of America's website lists all affiliated Club Rescues by State: GDCA - RESCUE But I am also listing them here:
Alabama GDC of AL. Cathie Abbott 205-424-5075 or 205-243-2875 or 205-269-3113 or email SilkwoodCathie@aol.com (7960 Blackie Curren Rd. Bessemer, AL. 35022)
Alaska GDC of Greater Anchorage Sue Wyne 907-696-1217 or email email@example.com (PO Box 771008 Eagle River, AK. 99577)
GDCA Dane Outreach, Inc. P. O. Box 803 Lynden, WA. 98264 206-654-5111 or email
Willamette GDC Mary Gaffney 34991 S W Bald Peak Rd. Hillsboro, OR. 97123-9029 503-628-3422 or cell 503-750-6279 (Mary home 503-348-3165 husband email firstname.lastname@example.org ) (Lynne Hemingway 4765 SW 38th Place Portland, OR 9722 email@example.com )