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.


1 year old female Great Dane

Grey, a 1-year old female Dane, is a big baby! She is the sweetest dog but doesn’t know what personal space is. Do you want a lap dog? Well, Grey is the one for you! She may be big, but she’s scared of her own shadow.

She’s great with other dogs, but she can be very scared at first, so slow introductions are best to allow Grey to become more comfortable. Grey loves her bed and chew toys. She gets the zoomies when she’s around her favorite people!

She does need to be crated at night since she loves to chew. Also, Grey does very well with children.

She is up-to-date on her vaccinations and negative for heartworms and parasites. Her spay and gastropexy is happening on Monday, December 5. Her adoption fee is $500.

Meet Nola Jean! Nola is 3 years and 10 months old and is an active, playful girl! She is looking for a family who enjoys going for walks, playing tug of war and giving her lots of pets and attention. She will follow you all around the house and can get excited when she first sees you, so she may try to jump up on you. But don’t worry – you can tell her “No – down” and she listens.

Due to her past, she is working through separation anxiety in the crate, and her foster family has been working with her. She will bark and drool but no accidents. She has been getting better and will need to continue her crate training, so she understands it is a safe spot for her.

Nola is different than most female Great Danes – she has the strength and size as a male Great Dane, so she will need a family who has is a strong handler and able to continue her training. When she first came into the rescue, she was food aggressive, but now, she knows how to sit, lay down and hold for her food until her foster family tells her okay to eat. We still recommend feeding Nola separate from other animals since she is still working on her training. She can take treats with other animals nearby.

She also does well with older children (10 years old and above). Her foster human teenager at her home is able to walk Nola with a prong collar as well as the younger female daughter can give her lots of pets and snuggles on the couch. We recommend no children under 10 years old due to Nola knocking them over or playing too rough.

Nola gets along with other dogs and we think she would do best in a home with another medium to large size dog, so she has a playmate. She has not been cat tested, but we believe she is curious and will chase a cat if she sees one. Nola is housetrained and will let you know when she needs to go outside.

Overall, Nola is a wonderful dog that needs a family that will continue her training, able to play / go for walks to burn off some energy and enjoy snuggling on the couch together. She is spayed, UTD on vaccinations, and negative for heartworm.

Nola Jean

3 year and 10 months old female Great Dane


1 year old male Great Dane/coonhound mix

Check out Scooby! He is a one-year old Dane coonhound mix and is a fantastic dog! He has been around dogs, cats and children and loves them all. Scooby is a little timid when he first meets someone, but he doesn’t take long to warm up! He is also just the right amount of playfulness and cuddles.

Scooby is completely house broken, crate trained and walks very well on a leash. He would do great in most homes especially one with other dogs and/or children to play with.

He is up-to-date on vaccines, heartworm negative & neutered. His adoption fee is $350.

Meet Magnus! He is a 3.5-year-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 and will be neutered / gastropexied very soon!


3.5 year old male Great Dane


1 year old male Great Dane

Otis is an active 1 year old Dane puppy! His favorite toy is a ball or about anything with stuffing. He is crate and house trained, but can be a bit stubborn about making his way into the crate if he still wants to be out playing.

Otis loves playing with other dogs, but he can be a bit rough as he likes to jump and does not know his size. He does well with cats but can chase them if they run; life’s a game to him! Because of his size and energy level, Otis would do best in a home with teen children or no children at all. He has a history of growling at strangers, but does well with women. He would do best in an active home with someone willing to work on his training.

Otis is fully vaccinated and up-to-date on flea/tick and heartworm preventions. He will still need to be neutered and gastropexy after his adoption. His adoption fee is $400.

Storm is almost 4 years old and a Great Dane/Catahoula Leopard Dog mix. She is fairly high energy but loves to sit and get plenty of pets! She gets along with dogs and cats and she loves to play chase with her foster dog siblings!

Storm would rather avoid the crate and good news, she has not had any destructive tendencies in her foster home! She also enjoys going on car rides.

Storm can be a bit clumsy, not knowing her size. She can sometimes knock small children over, but otherwise does well with dog-respectful children. She is a quick learner!

She is up-to-date on her vaccinations, spayed and negative for heartworms and other parasites. Her adoption fee is $250.


3 years & 9 months old female
Great Dane/Catahoula Leopard mix


2 years & 10 months old male Great Dane mix

Meet Diesel! He is almost 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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