Our Surrender Process:
We ask that you first complete the Surrender Form as this gives us most of the important information about the Great Dane and his/her individual needs. We ask that you complete as much information as you can and be as honest as possible as we need to know as much as possible so we can determine how best to help.
The Danes we can accept are taken into one of our foster homes, we do not have a kennel or shelter so before we commit to taking any dog into our program, one of our volunteers will go meet him or her. The Danes live indoors, as part of the foster home’s family and while in rescue we work with each dog on any issues they might have such as improving manners, obedience training, etc.
Each dog is seen by our Vet, brought current on shots, if needed, spayed/neutered, and any other medical problems are taken care of. We keep each Dane a minimum of two weeks for evaluation and determine what type of home that the dog needs and then we work to match them up with the most suitable home. We carefully screen all applicants, to help ensure that the dogs are going to a loving, secure home and that the Dane’s needs match those of the prospective home. We have an adoption team that reviews all applications; that include home ownership or landlord checks as well as a veterinarian reference to make sure adequate care was provided to past and present pets. Finally we do an in home visit to ensure the home is secure and ready for a Great Dane.
When we place each Dane, we do quite a bit of Dane education, regarding feeding, raised feeders, bloat, etc., to try to help limit any problems the new owner will have with the Dane. We also do follow up visits and are available for help with questions or problems that the new owner may have. We have a very high success rate of adoptions as we put a lot of time and effort into ensuring the adoption match is solid and get very few back into rescue.
If you have found a stray Great Dane please complete as much information as you can. We also encourage you to have the dog scanned for a microchip, contact local shelters and place flyers stating found pet in hopes of reuniting with the owner.
If you have questions about the process you can call or text Tracy at 386.232.8533 or Michelle at 321.759.3263. Also photos of surrendered dogs can also be texted to Tracy or Michelle.
We do typically respond via text or email; we are volunteers who have jobs so usually texting or emailing is easier to communicate. Phone calls are returned as we can but are not always immediate.