About Us

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.

North West Great Dane Rescue is a non-profit corporation established in 2014 that is dedicated to the placement of relinquished Great Danes. Although we are a newly formed non-profit group, the rescue originally was established under the name of “Gretchen’s Place” back in 2004. Approximately 60 Danes have been placed in awesome loving homes since its conception.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.

This website has been created to give you information to help you make an informed decision when adopting and/or owning a Dane.

We are run entirely by our hard working volunteers and donations from people like you. If you would like to help those Danes in need, please donate using the option below.




We are also in need of:

  • Beds
  • High Quality Dog Food
  • Chew Toys
  • Leashes and Collars
  • Veterinary Services

Or you can send a check to:

NWGDR
PO Box 2103,
Dear Park, WA 99006