Applications can take weeks to process, so please submit one as early as possible- even if you don’t yet see a dog who might be your perfect fit! By doing so in advance, this will ensure you are approved once the dog of your dreams becomes available.


KGDR relies on volunteers for all aspects of the rescue. Contact us to see how you can help KGDR and Danes in need.


Don’t have time to volunteer? You can still help KGDR by donating money or supplies to help keep our Danes healthy and happy.


“Everyone thinks they have the best Great Dane. None of them are wrong.”

We are a foster-based, non-profit rescue program serving Great Danes and adoptive families in Kentucky and surrounding states. We are a 501(c)3 volunteer-based organization.  All donations go directly to helping our dogs.

KGDR works to improve the lives of Great Danes by rescuing, healing and finding permanent homes for Danes in need. We educate new owners and our community about the Great Dane breed to encourage long, healthy lives. Our ultimate mission is to give a Great Dane a long and healthy life in ONE permanent and loving home.