Forever Friends Great Dane Rescue
- Foster Home - If your dog is accepted into our program, he/she will be placed in a carefully screened foster home for whatever length of time is necessary to access his/her medical, behavioral, and social needs. We will then rehome the dog with a forever family that has also been carefully screened and chosen.
- Older Dogs or Dogs Surrendered Together - Be aware that older dogs and dogs with medical problems may take longer to place. These dogs are given the best care possible to make them feel comfortable while they await their new home. Dogs that are surrendered together may not be placed in a foster home together as they likelihood of them being adopted together is small.
- Medical Records - We cannot accept an owner surrender without a complete medical history on the dog. Please contact your vet and get a copy of all medical records, including rabies tags and microchip numbers, if applicable. If the dog is currently on any medications, please be sure to send at least 2 weeks worth as the dog may not be able to see a vet for at least 2 weeks. If you cannot get the medical records, please draft a letter giving your veterinary clinic permission to release any an all medical information and records to our rescue.
If your dog is unaltered, needs vaccines, heart worm testing, or a dental cleaning, please do your dog one last favor and take care of these veterinary needs prior to surrendering the dog. All foster dogs are vaccinated, spayed or neutered, microchipped, and put on heart worm, at the very least, before being placed for adoption. Taking responsibility for these veterinary necessities for your own dog will allow our rescue to place your dog sooner and allow our rescue to channel funds to the truly neglected dogs that are strays or are left in shelters or veterinary offices, some needing extensive medical treatment. At the very least, we ask for proof that the dog is heart worm free.
- Surrender Donation - if you are unable to get your dog up-to-date on vaccinations and spayed/neutered, please consider making a monetary donation upon surrendering your dog to help cover part of these costs. We sincerely appreciate receiving a monetary donation from the dog's owner whenever it is financially possibly. Our suggested minimum donation fee is $100.
- Owner Release Form - at the time of surrender you will be required to sign a surrender form releasing the dog and transferring ownership to our rescue. By completing and signing this form, FFGDR agrees to accept your dog into our rescue and assumes full legal and ethical ownership and responsibility for your dog.
- Transportation - when necessary to transport a dog for a distance greater than 1 hour, we ask that you offer to alleviate the rescue volunteers of a portion of the drive. Halfway is preferred but if you can commit to 1-2 hours that is a great help to our volunteers.
- Dog's Belongings - please determine which of your dog's belongings you can send with them into rescue. Having his/her own crate, bed, toys, jacket, etc. not only keeps the dog more comfortable by being around familiar objects, but relieves rescue of having to purchase so many of these items for your dog. Please send food that your dog is used to and pack up medication or supplements your dog needs along with instructions for administration of them.