Welcome!

North West Great Dane Rescue is a non profit group dedicated to the rescue of local Great Danes in need. Although we have been known to go out of state, most states and areas have their own local Dane rescues and so this is rarely needed. The rescue as it is called now was reconfigured in 2014 in order to achieve non profit status. Prior to being Northwest Great Dane Rescue it was called Gretchen’s Place, named after one of the very first Great Dane’s to be rescued. Along with fostering these dogs we provide the needed medical care, each one is spayed or neutered, temperament tested and micro-chipped. We then match it with the perfect owners. We are always looking for foster homes or if you are looking for a Great Dane as a wonderful companion we encourage you to fill out an application which can be found here.

Foster Home Application

Adoption Application

A Spectator’s Guide to Dog Shows

If you have ever wanted to go to a dog show, please read the following article and join us at the following events:
May 27 and 28 at 8:00 at the Spokane County Fairgrounds
May 29 at 10:40 and May 30 at 8:00 at the Kootanai County Fair Grounds

By: Sandee Elliot

You see in your local paper that a dog show is coming to town next weekend. Your family is looking for a purebred dog so you think it might be a fun outing and will give you a chance to check out some breeds you are interested in. However, you have heard that dog show people are stuck up and shows are nothing more than beauty pageants for dogs. So let me give you some pointers on going to a show and enjoying it.

Let me first talk about some of the myths you have heard.

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Com see us on May 6, 2107

NSF W&W May Flea Market

The North West Great Dane Rescue is really excited to be hosting a photo booth for your pets!

Mini Pet Session – Hoof N Paw Fine Art and Photography

Come out and enjoy our free event on Saturday May 6th! Open 9-4 in the gym and the parking lot of the Spokane Nazarene Church at 9004 N Country Homes Blvd located just west of the Y.

We will have several different types of vendors selling items such as: hand sewn clothes, purses, and aprons, crafts, birdhouses, dog collars, kitchen wares,wood crafts, books, cosmetics, breads, soaps/lotions and many unique items!

Some of our booths also offer your favorite Independent Consultants such as: Avon, Tupperware, Scentsy, Jamberry, Mary Kay, Paparazzi, and Rodan and Fields.

Follow the red signs on the road to a good time!

The Anatomy of a Breeder’s Website

By: Sandee Elliot

In my line of work (rescue, breed education) I have made it my responsibility to research breeders, keep track of the non-reputable ones so I know who to call when I get one of their dogs and to know the good ones and work with them to make a better life for our breed. I have been doing this for years and I can spot a reputable breeder from a non-reputable one just by looking at the homepage of their website. I have learned the ins and outs of what breeders are really saying over the years and I would like to share what I have learned with you so that you can make the best decision for your family and your new family member.

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