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

Amazon Smile

The North West Great Dane Rescue now has Amazon Smile. When shopping amazon, follow this link and a portion of your purchases go to helping Danes in need. Bookmark the Amazon Amile page for all your future purchases.

Summer Vacation

I think we can all agree that Summer is the best time of year for family vacations and camping right? All year long our volunteers and foster homes at NWGDR have worked hard to save homeless Danes and we have decided that we are going to take the month of July off and use that time to spend with our families.

We will still be placing the dogs that we currently have in our Program and we will take in Danes on an emergency basis only. If you need to surrender a dog you may submit a surrender form but we will not be able to take your dog until after August 1st.

During this time we will not be processing applications but feel free to submit one out on our website and we will start looking at them August 1st. We will be available to answer limited questions via the Contact Us tab on our website, but please understand that responses will be delayed due to limited Wi-Fi at the lake!

I hope that you and yours all have a wonderful summer and enjoy the great weather headed our way.

President NWGDR

Over 80 Great Danes Rescued

84 Great Danes were taken from a breeder this week, or was it 75? Or was it 82? Chances are you will never know because there are so many different stories floating around Facebook and in the media right now, all being fueled by well intentioned dog lovers and the HSUS.

Here is the real story- Several Great Danes in poor condition were taken from a breeder this week in New Hampshire. A breeder who is no stranger to animal control and has been turned in several times before. She was charged with only two misdemeanor counts of neglect and could possibly get most, if not all of her dogs back along with some fines and she will have to pay for their board at the local animal shelter once this is all said and done whether she gets the dogs back or not. Currently as far as anyone knows these animals are being housed at a shelter and they as well as the HSUS are refusing to work with local breed specific rescues that not only have information on this person but could help with the dogs to get them out of a shelter environment for now.


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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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