The Great Dane Rescue of Minnesota & Wisconsin is an all-volunteer rescue devoted to rehoming Great Danes in MN & WI, with an on-site sanctuary for unadoptable Danes to live out their lives .
OUR RESCUE MISSION is the care and re-homing of purebred Great Danes. When Great Danes are surrendered into our program, we find them experienced foster homes who work diligently on overcoming the stress and anxieties that come with being surrendered.
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The Great Dane Sanctuary
The Great Dane Sanctuary is a place for unadoptable pure bred Great Danes to live out their lives in a safe, secure, happy, healthy and loving environment being cared for until their very last day.
The Danes that come up to the Sanctuary are un-adoptable due to temperament, illness, and/or old age. Some of the dogs have been court ordered to be euthanized or come to our farm, others would have been euthanized by their owners because they had no other choice.
It is the only sanctuary of its kind in the U.S. and accepts dogs from all over the country.
We are here to make sure that it’s next forever home is it’s last. We do full background checks on all of our fosters and adoptive homes, we conduct a home visit to ensure their home is safe and ready for a dane. But most of all we offer support to our foster and adoptive homes to help train, help heal, help gain life from these dogs.
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Anticipating Spring at the Great Dane Sanctuary
Is spring on the other side of the fence?! Everyone at the Great Dane Sanctuary is patiently waiting and eagerly anticipating spring! At the Great Dane Sanctuary, we know that we have to hunker down for winter. The dogs get extra blankets, extra toys, etc., to add enrichment during those long winter days. This ensures …
What to expect when Fostering a Great Dane
We need fosters now more than ever! 2022 has been a HARD YEAR, the dogs keep coming with nowhere to go. So what can you expect when fostering a Great Dane? Before jumping all the way in, I hope your family has discussed fostering thoroughly and have talked about the pros, the cons, and what …
Top 5 things your Great Dane needs to get by this winter
It’s that time of year! In Minnesota anyways. Winter, bitter cold, wet paws, dry skin, and stupid energy cooped up inside. So many Great Dane owners want to get their Danes outside but want to keep them warm and finding winter gear for your Great Dane can be tough! Let us make that easier for …