Our mission as a rescue organization is to take in Great Danes that have come from less then ideal situations. We rescue and rehabilitate abandoned, abused and neglected Great Danes. WEGDR vets these Danes, provides a loving and stable home and finds them a qualified forever home to live out the rest of their life. We also provide education to the public about the Great Dane breed and about responsible pet ownership.
Some of the dogs have come from neglectful situations, owners who could not handle the necessities for the breed, shelters and other rescue organizations. In most cases we do not have a complete history on the dog. If you are looking for a puppy most of the time we will not be able to help you. Puppies are a rarity in rescue, we occasionally get a puppy under 6 months once or twice a year, if that., and we have a long waiting list. We urge you to consider adopting an older Dane! Most come housebroken, crate trained, and with some (or lots) of obedience training!
WEGDR is staffed completely by volunteers. We ask that you please be patient with us in regards to response times! If you want a dog tomorrow, it is not going to happen that quickly through our rescue organization. We require an adoption application to be filled out, phone interview, vet check, reference check, and a home visit in order to adopt one of our dogs. At this time, if all of the above stated has been completed, an adoption fee and adoption contract are required to complete the adoption. Please be patient, this process can take anywhere from a week to a month.
At this time, we do not have a shelter facility. In order to meet our available Great Danes, you must make an appointment for a meet & greet with us (which we will coordinate with the foster home), or plan to come out to one of our scheduled public events!
All of our animals come from being strays or from owner surrender. If you are interested in surrendering your Great dane, please email:
If you are interested in adopting one of our available Great Danes please submit an adoption application as the first step.