Adoptable Danes

 

 

Wish: Wish is a female, great dane about 12 months old. She is deaf and oh so snuggly! She knows “sit” and will wait to be petted or to take a treat. She is crate trained and being socialized by her wonderful fosters, but nothing beats a forever home. She will do best in a home with a dominant large breed dog and no small dogs. She will only be adopted as an INDOOR pet.  Apply to adopt Wish! Her adoption fee is $350

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raven best

 

Raven is a 5 yo brindle female Dane looking for her forever home. Raven came into a shelter as a stray. She is spayed and utd on vaccinations. She needs slow introductions to new dog friends and lots of pats and rubs. She loves people of all ages and sizes and moves in for the lean so gently! She is great on a leash and responds well to correction when its needed. She would like to be in a calm and quiet home, as she is a calm and quiet girl. Raven’s adoption fee is $250.  Apply to adopt Raven!

 

 

 

Otis

Otis was found as a stray and brought to rescue. He is a 5yo sweetheart of a Dane and he is looking for his forever home! Otis gets along great with big and little dogs. He will be adoptable after he is neutered on March 17th. His leash manners are improving. He sure loves to counter surf! Because Otis was found as a stray he will require a fence at his adoptive home.  Better get your apps in now.  He’s a keeper!  Apply to adopt Otis!

 

 

 

 

 

Briggs up close

 

Briggs is a 3 year old, harlequin Great Dane. His foster mom says, “Briggs has been such a good boy. Learning to sit for all things food related. Crates like a dream. Is even pleasant around the other dogs. He’s a super sweet boy.” He came to us emaciated on April 5th weighing 124 pounds. He needs to gain at least 30 to be at an ideal weight. He’s a gorgeous boy but don’t apply to adopt just because he’s cool to look at. He can be bossy if his person does not command his respect. Be a strong leader and he will be a delightful pet. Briggs does not like farm animals or cats. Until he gets through all of his training, no small kids please. He is neutered and UTD on vaccines and will only be adopted as an inside pet. Apply to adopt Briggs!

 

 

 

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So danes are lazy, couch potatoes you say? Atlas here is the poster child then. He will stand when you tell him to but you have about 4 seconds to give him a command or he is right back to his favorite spot. KGDR took him in to get a diagnosis for some knee or hip pain. X-rays show healthy hips, and inflammation at his knees, but no obvious cause. His pain is managed with NSAIDs and he is on a weight-gain plan. Atlas is adoptable to someone able and willing to keep his pain management meds going indefinitely. Apply to adopt Atlas!

 

 

 

 

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Merlin is a 9 month old Blue Mini Dane. Merlin is likely mixed with Greyhound or Whippet. Merlin hasn’t had any real structure or training in his life until coming to us. He is not house broken just yet but is learning very quickly! Merlin does great with other dogs and kids, not yet tested with cats. Merlin will be neutered before going to his forever home. Merlin will be adopted as an INDOOR pet only.  Apply to adopt Merlin!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lily is 9 years old and boy is she a dream.  Lily has been used as a breeding machine and has been caring for pups her whole life.  Now it’s her turn to be pampered!  Lily is good with cats, rabbits, other dogs (big and small), kids; you name it.  She will make an excellent addition to any family.  Apply to adopt Lily!  Hurry!  A girl this sweet and this perfect won’t be with us long.

  1. angala taylor

    Hello,
    I got the link to your web site from the ohio great dane rescue. I am looking for a young black and white male. Are the dogs listed above your only ones? I look forward to hearing from you.
    Angala taylor

    • Hi Angela
      Inky, Madison and Grayson are our only available Danes right now. Magestic Giants Great Dane Rescue has a 3 year old black male named Dave who needs a home. Thank you for choosing rescue!

  2. Hi! I’m Stacey. I am curious to find out the sizes (height and weight) of your current adoptable Danes – this is purely to satisfy my curiosity) I was also wondering what your adoption fees are? I work for a veterinarian in Western KY, so while I have never owned a Dane, I am very familiar with the breed. (I even have a “god dane” that belongs to one of my co-workers!)
    Thank you for your time and what you do to help these animals.
    Stacey

    • Hi Stacey,
      Bentley is 135 pounds. He is tall but we haven’t measured his height. Madison is 92 pounds, certainly on the smaller side for Danes. Danes age 4 and over are $250, under age 4 are $350.

  3. Emily LaBona

    How often do you get new great danes in for adoption? My husband has always wanted one. We have a small jackrussell/bassetthound female so it would be nice that the dane get along with her and also we have a two yr old son so the dane needs to be good with him as well. well thats all thanks for giving these great dogs homes mrs Emily

    • It just depends on how often a Dane needs us. The danes we take into our program are almost always friendly with other dogs, but we always do temperament assessments before placing them with adopters. A lot of care goes into making Great Danes in our program good family pets.

  4. Is there a way to submit an online application? I clicked on the above link and had to print one. I am SO in love with Bentley!

    • One of the links is a Word doc so you can download it, fill it out and attach it to an email back to us.
      Bentley has a pending adoption to finalize on Thursday. We have a young female coming in Wednesday and Madison is available.

  5. Thanks so much! I was looking to adopt a male. I will keep checking in to see!

  6. check out sissy. he is to cooooooooool

  7. I dont have a printer and i would like to fill out an app. can you come in and do all the stuff you need to. I am asking my aunt. she does not have a fenced in yard but she lives on a big farm and her son has a male dane. she sitted it for a couple months now she wants one because she absolutely fell in love with his now she wants one. it would be took great care of because she loves all animals and is a very good person to adopt. please get back with me as soon as possible. thanx.

    • We do not have a facility where the danes are kept. Download the app Word file, save it to your computer, fill it out and then email it to us.

  8. Freedom is Soooo handsome! Any idea when this big baby will be finished with his treatment & “snip”? Thanks!!

  9. Hello my name is Johnny, I am wanting a Great Dane and I have looked around quite a bit and I believe that I want to adopt one of your rescues but I want to know when Pippin is going to turn 4 and more about her? If you could get back with me that would be great thank you.

  10. Hi there! I am one of the veterinarians at County Animal Hospital that will be helping to care for some of your rescue dogs, and currently own 3 Danes. The bad news is that my oldest one, (and most beloved…but don’t tell the other 2 that!) is probably going to have to leave for The Rainbow Bridge soon due to some progressive health problems. So I may be looking for another Dane soon….I would really love another Harlequin girl, either puppy or young adult, I think. If you get one in the future, let me know, and I will talk it over with my family. In the meantime, I look forward to working with your group and your GREAT Danes!
    -Dr. Ann Will

    • Hi Ann! Im sorry to say your comment somehow escaped our notice so we just saw this. We would love to help you find a dane for your family. There are no harlequins in our program right now, but please check back often.

      Terra

  11. Keyana Polly-Stewart

    My husband and I are eager to adopt a Great Dane into our home, and Titan is one boy that is hard to look past! Is he still in need of a home?

  12. Im interested in tego and in not able to upload the form can you please call me to see how we can get this worked out thank you crystal 270-313-9535

  13. I currently have a female dane named Britta she is a loveable clown right now since she is only a year old. When looking for a new dog we chose a Dane based on research we did looking for a large dog. We have absolutely fallen in love with the breed and are possibly looking to adopt a playmate for our youngest family member :). Britta has seperation anxiety right now and we are currently working to hopefully correct or make this more managable and was wondering if a playmate would help this situation. I wanted to consult someone very familiar with the breed and found you site. Your opinion would be greatly appreciated.

    • Hello Trista! Happy to hear you are considering rescue. We never recommend getting a new pet for a pet. Danes are much more attached to their people than they typically are to each other. As for a dane helping another overcome anxiety, it is possible but very rare. It would take a very smart, emotionally stable, and well-trained GD to accomplish that. Have you tried a Thundershirt? Crating and thundershirts are the best places to start when dealing with separation anxiety in a GD. Please feel free to continue the conversation. Have a wonderful evening!

  14. Do you have female pups for sale? We are wanting a young female Dane.

  15. Can you tell me if you still have Kunu?? I seen him on petfinder, but he isn’t listed here.

  16. I was wondering how to become a foster caregiver for KGSR? Is there an application I can download and email back?

    • Hi Karen! We are only as effective as our fosters so we are always looking for Great Dane people to open their homes to a foster Dane. Fostering time is usually between 3 weeks and 2 months, depending on the dog and the medical needs.
      Our foster application is under the “Get Involved” tab in the website menu. We will look forward to getting to know you soon!

  17. Hi, I was wondering if you have any great dane puppies available for adoption?

  18. Is Rugby your only Dane to be adopted right now? I have always wanted a Great Dane but I also have another big dog at home and need a female, who will get along with another female. Thanks so much!

  19. Hello, I have seen “Bing” on Petfinder, but I do not see him on this site. Has he been adopted? He seems just perfect.

  20. Randy Thompson

    Hello! My wife and I just came across your site in our search for a dane for our family. We live in Georgia, in the Atlanta area. Would it still be possible to adopt from your agency? We would obviously be willing to make the trip ourselves. Thanks

    • Hi Randy! Thank you for asking about KGDR. We do adopt out of state as long as we can find a dependable rescue or Dane owner to do your home visit. You would in fact need to drive here to adopt if you are approved. We do not mass transport. Let us know if you have any questions about your application! 859-312-0058

  21. Was wondering about Wellington and Madi, if taken together is it one adoption fee or two? They need to go together where ever they go given they’ve always been together.

    • Their adoption fee is $400 together. These 2 are as cute as can be. If Wells gets a treat first he drops it in front of Madi and then waits for another one as if he’s worried she wont get one. They both leave a little bit of food in their bowls at the end of a meal and then switch bowls. They love each other so strongly and we could not bare to separate them.

  22. Ashley Epperson

    I live in Somerset, KY and am very interested in this gorgeous breed. I was diverted here from the agency in Ohio. I am primarily looking for a puppy, so that he or she may grow up around the pets we currently have. Any suggestions?

  23. Kristen Crowe

    Are these Danes currentley available?

  24. I stubbled on your site while looking on line for great Danes. I was shocked when I seen you where here in Kentucky. We are gonna be looking for a great Dane in the future. Could you please leave me a way to contact you.

  25. We are very interesting in adopting a Great Dane. Do you have any dogs younger dogs? Do you have any adoption events where we could come and play with the dogs and get to know them?

  26. Hi – do you only adopt in your immediate area? I’m in Maryland and love Leo!

    • We will if we can find a trustworthy person to do the home visit and as long as you plan to come here to pick him up. We do not mass transport our Danes.

  27. lacey deardorff

    I am interested in adopting Ellie Mae. I have raised and trained dogs all through my life. My brother trained labs for hunting.We have a golden retriever “Bailey” she is getting too old to look out for us. She listens by voice comands and point. I ponit to garage she goes right in. Its a pretty big “dog house”. She has the biggest room in the house. A doggy door into the house and one to backyard. (She is incontinent now that she is older). Ellie can come in and out as she pleases.
    I need someone else to hear and her sixth sense.
    I have 4 kids and we are by ourselves. I have wanted a Dane for a long time. I know they are big sweethearts but need to be well trained. I stay home all thru the week so she would always be with her family. My youngest daughter has had eye surgery and can only see out of her dominant eye. Ellie Mae will fit right in with us.
    We are always playing outside or just cuddled up for a movie. But we are always together. We have a huge back yard. 8 ft privacy fence at the end of a cul–de-sac. If you could send the link to appy for her that would be great. We don’t mind waiting for her. 931-494-1052

  28. Is Ziggy still available for adoption?

  29. What is a definition of indoor pet…my dane slept inside and was indoors at all times except for work hours…I considered my dane an indoor pet.

    • We define an indoor pet as one who goes outside for potty breaks, walks and play time. Our danes are indoors in a crate or with free roaming of the house while we are gone. Great question! Thank you!

  30. We just recently had to send our 10 year old great dane to heaven. We absolutely love this breed and would like to rescue. We are in Indiana and have 2 small children. We also have a very sweet 6 year old goldendoodle and a cat. We have a fenced in yard and I am a stay at home mom. Which of the adoptable danes would you recommend I apply for. I am trying to find the most trustworthy dane with young children. We are very happy to add to our family. Thanks!

    • Hi Annie
      I’m sorry to hear you lost your dane. Its a terrible experience. Brie is good with everybody and we have a new 1 year old boy we just got today who loves everybody too. He plays a little rough and is very big so the size of your kids may be a factor. He is deaf. Brie is the harlequin female. Its wonderful to hear that you want a good fit for your family! Thank you for choosing rescue! – Terra

  31. My friend is looking for a young Dane, if there are any out there please let me know! Thank you so much!

  32. Hi, do you have any adoptable Danes at this time? I didnt see any come up when I clicked the Adoptable Danes button. Thank you :)

  33. Wanting to see what Danes you had for adoption

  34. I am interested in fostering. We live in Nicholasville, KY. We have a twelve year old son and a two yr old maltese.

  35. Was viewing your adoptable dane rescues. Have a 4 year old blue myself. Would love to volunteer or help your group. Woul appreciate if someone could contact me. Thanks. Michele Nelson. Georgetown ky

  36. I am looking to adopt a Great Dane in about 2-3 years. So I would like some information about the height of the fence. I am current in school for my masters degree and upon graduation, when I’ll be home more, I’ll be fencing in the yard. Any information you could give me in advance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

  37. I have tried to fill out an application but the file won’t download! How do I do this??

  38. Do you ever adopt out of state? I sent an email about a week ago on Bo but never received a response.

  39. What steps need to be taken to complete a home visit?

    • When we have your application, we will call your references and then schedule a home visit where one of our volunteers will bring their great dane to visit your home and look for your qualifications. The size of a home is not important.

  40. Hello, I am looking into adopting a Great Dane but have a few reservations as I have never owned one before. I have 3 children, 2 of which are autistic and completly nonverbal. My main concern is that a dog would hurt them because they do not understand “easy touch” at all times. So, that puts small breeds out of the picture completly. I would need a dog that is sensitive to their needs. I purchased an Old English Sheepdog and sent him to Louisville for training and unortunatly his hearding instinct was so strong in him he hurt my youngest child. I understand that he was just trying to stop him but my child did look like he had been mauled awfterwards. That dog was vey “alpha male” “leader” also. So, my question is this: Is the Great Dane a good or right breed for my children? My oldest son LOVES dogs. However, we cannot let him play with them as he wants to hug and pet and lay half on them and he weighs about 190lbs. But it never fails everytime he sees a dog he will say doggie and immediatly sit down and reach for them. I need help and information to find out if this breed of dog is gentle and/or sensitive enough to understand my children yet big enough to handle them.

    • Hi Lynn
      While most great danes are patient, they can do a lot of damage when pushed to their limits physically. And a lot of damage can be done to their stomaches if they are sat on. Every dog, regardless of breed, has a “breaking point” where they just can’t tolerate any more. Danes even with the best intentions are famous for knocking kids over. Have you considered labs? They are notoriously the most easy going.

  41. Would like a great Dane that you would allow me to have at a apt complex. Ok with the apt rules. I have raised my daughters greatdane from a puppy untill she was 3 years old. My daughter graduated and moved to Maryland. I miss my grand dog Athena so much. That’s why I want another one. I would like he or she to be house broken and walk on a leash. Don’t care what color or sex. Thank you for your love for The Gentle Giants. Peggy gatewood. 502-500-3794.

    • Hello! I believe I met you and Athena at a Louisville event in 2012. Please fill out an application and we will talk about a dane who would be a good match for you. Thank you for choosing rescue!

  42. any chance you have begun to adopt out to the area of Paducah ky?

  43. Wish has the cutiest pink nose. She has a pretty smile and doesn’t seem to be camera shy. We would like to know more about her. We love Great Danes. We currently have a 4 yr old named Paislee. We are looking for her a best friend to hang out with. Wish maybe the companion she needs and her new mommy would be my 10 yr old daughter. Please tell us all you know about Wish and send more pictures. We could very well be her forever family and she could be the WISH my daughter has been looking for. Thank You give WISH a hug for us.

  44. Live in morgantown, ky Could we adopt from here?

  45. Hello, first I want to say thank you to all of you that do what you do for this wonderful breed, you guys are awesome. I absolutely love the breed and have owned two that I bought from a breeder when they were eight weeks old, my oldest hog gave us 12 wonderful, fun loving, hair pulling at times years and chopper unfortunately was only with us for nine before he got cancer.. I want nothing more than to give a Dane in need a wonderful home versus buying from a breeder again, I am not against it but there’s just so many that are in need, but we are military. So my question is will you or do you consider adopting to military? I’ve heard before that we (military people) cannot adopt from rescues bc they feel we contribute a lot to the population of homeless animals. We meet criteria and we’re experienced Dane owners but my husband is active army.. Is that an automatic disqualification?

    • We do have a policy that prevents us from adopting to active military, but not for the reasons you listed. There are a lot of breeders on bases, but our reason is simply that it is unsafe for a Dane to travel across country or across oceans to a new home when you are transferred. It is very stressful for them and very expensive for the owner. Most active military choose to rehome when they are faced with the expense of moving a Dane. We greatly appreciate your service and I mean that truly.

  46. I’m falling in love with Holly every time I look at her picture….do you think she would be suited for us with the information I have you….I am so excited!!!!!

  47. I spent about 5 hours researching where to adopt a Great Dane in Kentucky and there seems to be a huge need to find them homes for life. Is there a place in ky? I am a well qualified person to adopt per your application, however it disappeared before I even sent it. I am very frustrated when I see all these dogs and I could and want to adopt one but I don’t want to refill the long application process again if no dogs are available close to my area which is paducal ky 42003. I have always had pets, 57, own my home and my pets are my babies, this process has been very frustrating, I looked at over 500 danes on pet finders in surrounding states but not one for ky, can you just tell me if you know of any near me. My son has Great Dane and I really would like to adopt instead if buying one, especially seeing so so many of them that needs a good home.

  48. Has Judo been adopted?

  49. Has Wish been tested with cats? My husband and I are very seriously interested in taking in a Great Dane, but we do have cats.

  50. Hi! Are Zane and Wish the only pups available for adoption right now? Thanks!

  51. Is Wish still available?

  52. I am integrated in adopting a sweet Dane. Can u please send me an app and let me know which ones are available? My husband and I have no kids at home but needs to be friendly with small dogs. Our kids are 19 & 22 and away in college/military. We live in eastern ky and have plenty of space for him or her to play but would be kept inside.
    Please email me when you can.
    Thanks
    Angela

    • The adoption application is available as an online form in the Adoption Info page as well as on the Adoptable Danes page. Thank you for your interest!

  53. I just filled out an application! I am interested in Wish. I have a 7yr old Great Dane and thin she would be perfect for Wish. I am glad to see she has been around cats. Zoe grew up with mine so they are used to dogs.
    Thanks for considering us!!
    Paula

  54. I am very intetested in Zane and Clover both. We have a 14 month old Irish Wolfhound Lab mix and we are looking for a companion for her. Please contact me with more info on both. We live in Louisville.
    Thanks!

    • Zane has been with us the longest. As a mix, we don’t get a lot of interest in him. He’s very sweet and playful. High energy that needs reminding of his manners. He wants to mouth your arm to be let outside, but correcting him works to stop that. They are both Happy-go-lucky boys with a lot of energy and playfullness

  55. Hi I was wanting some more info on clover

    • Clover is a doll baby! Very smart and takes correction well. He is young and full of energy so it will be a couple years before he only wants to hold the couch down, but he gets along with everybody! Too much energy for small kids, but kids over 8 would be fine.

  56. I just fell in love with Sela! How do you think Sela would do with a very friendly teacup Chihuahua and 2 kids? I have a soon to be 4 yr old and a 1 yr old. My husband has had 2 danes and now we are ready to have one join our family!

  57. Interested in sela. We have a Dane her age already our is a blue female as well

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