FFGDR is a rescue group dedicated to helping unwanted, neglected, abused, etc. great ganes their forever homes. If you know if a great dane in urgent need, please let us know.
We know that people fall on tough times, get ill, divorce, move overseas, lose their jobs or homes, or develop allergies and there is a need to surrender pets. We understand that this can be one of the hardest decisions you will have to make and we want you to know that we are here to discuss the issues and the process with you. Ideally, we feel that all pets should live in one loving home from the time they are born until the unfortunate time of their death. For that reason alone, we would like to find ways to help you keep your pets and are committed to helping you do so through behavioral or health recommendations.
All we ask is that you be honest with yourselves and with us by asking whether or not you really need to surrender your great dane. There's a big difference between being forced to give up your dog and simply wanting to get rid of the dog.
Unruly, untrained great danes make up a large group of dogs that are surrendered to us. As owners of great danes, training is not optional and should be done as soon as possible. It’s not their fault they are big with long tails...that is a characteristic any great dane owner should understand when purchasing or adopting a great dane…they are big dogs. As responsible pet owners, we have an obligation to train and love these animals. An untrained, unsupervised, unattended dog of any kind or size will act out. They are seeking affection and attention – wouldn’t you? Add their frustration to their size, and you could have a real problem. But it still may be one you can solve.
Before deciding to surrender your great dane because of behavioral issues, we have a certified trainer who may be able to assist you by giving you some advice. Dogs can be affected by stress and medical issues, and act out as a result. We suggest you contact your veterinarian for a medical evaluation before a final decision to surrender is made.
If the issues are not medical or you feel cannot be improved upon, a volunteer will discuss the issue with you. Please be prepared to answer our questions with complete honesty. Our goal is to find the great dane a new, forever family; therefore, the more we know about the dog, the better we will be at placing it with the right family.
Because we are a rescue and space is limited at our facility, your dog may be put on a waiting list and prioritized accordingly.