Adoptable Danes

KGDR Danes live in loving foster homes until they find a family of their own. Please read our Adoption Info before applying.

PLEASE NOTE: You may apply for adoption at any time, regardless of dog availability, to ensure that you are approved ahead of time.

We process applications in the order they are received and cannot guarantee that a dog will still be up for adoption once your application is approved.


2 year old male Deaf Great Dane

Maverick is a 2-year-old double merle and is deaf but that just adds to his extra special personality! He weighs in around 110 pounds, and he has lots of love to give to the people he knows / is comfortable with and is exuberant with drive-by kisses and cuddles.  Even though he is deaf, he knows several commands (sit, down, come, paw), is housebroken and never leaves your side when out and about.  He is high energy and loves to play tug; an active household would be great for him.  He will melt your heart with his “under the blanket” snuggles and will make you laugh with random barking to get your attention.  He loves to be near his humans and is what we consider a velcro dog; he does not like to have his human out of his area / sight line. Maverick is crate trained, but he will bark when he is in the crate.

Maverick will require a special home that can work on his behavioral issues and anxiety.  Experience with deaf Danes and someone that is home all the time is ideal.  Being deaf, he does startle easily and will sometimes react aggressively when scared.  His furever home will need to be very patient with him and introductions to anything will need to be very slow.  For that reason, we do not recommend children of any age.  He does ok with other dogs, but his energy level can sometimes run high; other dogs in the home should also love to play rough.  Maverick has been very respectful to his foster’s equine and cattle but is not a fan of small animals, such as cats; he likes to chase them.

We highly suspect he may also have some vision impairment which may be contributing to his aggression during new situations or being startled; however, it has not been confirmed.  Maverick does currently need to wear a muzzle when meeting new people and other pets or when going to the vet.  He will make an amazing companion to someone who is willing to be patient and work with him.

Maverick is neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations, and negative for heartworms & parasites. His adoption fee is $400.

Meet Magnus! He is a 3 year & 9 month old Cuddle Bug! He will spend all day in your lap, on the couch/bed, or at your feet. As long as he is close to you, he’s happy. He enjoys being outside. A big fenced in yard is recommended. He loves to play ball, inside or out. He will toss it for himself, but does enjoy playing fetch as well. He loves cat toys of all sizes but not really interested in dog toys. He’s scared of his own shadow, thunderstorms and the dark!

Magnus is VERY protective of his person. He isn’t really interested in sharing but with muzzled introductions, he can be convinced life is ok with more than one human. But he does vocalize his opinions. Because of this, children under 12 are not recommended.

He really likes to chase cats, squirrels and anything else! He is not fully crate trained. With lots of encouragement and a few treats, he is will go inside the crate but learning to stay is a work in progress. He is house trained and uses his paws as indication it’s time to go out. He is male dog aggressive, so no male dogs can be in the home. He does fine with female dogs.

Magnus would do best in a very quiet home with his human willing to go for daily walks and lots of cuddling. He is up-to-date on vaccinations, negative for heartworms & parasites, neutered and had a gastropexy.


3 year & 9 month old
male Great Dane


3 year old male Great Dane mix

Meet Diesel! He is 3 years old and one of the most unique dogs in our rescue.

Diesel had a rough start in life by growing up in deplorable conditions, and due to his past traumas, he didn’t learn how to be a dog and became extremely fearful of humans. Currently being our longest resident in the rescue (over a year), his foster parents have observed he loves big and small dogs but still extremely fearful of humans.

Diesel will need a family who can be very patient, because he has a variety of traits that do not allow him to be treated like a regular dog. Below are a few examples:

  • Diesel needs a completely enclosed privacy fence (6 ft), since he will look to escape.
  • He can’t be crated due to past trauma and will need a spot in the home that he can call his own.
  • Diesel has been minimally destructive such as chewing on shoes left on the floor, remotes, etc. when he gets bored, so his foster family gives him lots of toys to keep him busy as well as letting him run around in the backyard before leaving the home.
  • Diesel does not enjoy being outside besides using the restroom and will quickly dart back inside once you open the door. He will bark and bark until you allow him to come back inside, and he is most at ease when he is laying on his kuranda bed (safe area.)

Even with all of his fearful traits, Diesel will allow anyone to pet / love on him with zero signs of aggression. Also, after being in his foster home for a year, he has learned to play some with his dog sibling and mimics her ways such as looking out the front window, barking at strangers passing the house, chewing on a dental stick, etc.

Diesel is a very sweet dog and deserves a loving home who will accept his special needs and be patient with him. Applicants will need to travel to Mount Washington, KY to meet Diesel.

He is neutered, UTD on vaccinations, heartworm negative and fecal negative.

Not Yet Ready for Adoption

These dogs are currently in foster homes but are not yet ready for adoption. Danes may not be ready for a variety of reasons: they may be new to the rescue and we are getting to know their personalities, they may be awaiting medical care (including spay/neuter or vaccinations), or they may be in a foster-to-adopt home in which their current foster is planning to adopt them. We will update the website with their bio as soon as they are ready for adoption, so check back soon.

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