About Us


Great Dane rescue is our passion! We rescue Great Danes and other dogs, prepare them for adoption in foster homes, and make sure they are all the veterinary care they need.

Contact us for information on adoptable dogs, events, volunteering, and donations!



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We need Foster Parents. Approval to foster is similar to adopting. Fosters parents are responsible for cost of food, keeping them safe, clean and helping them learn to be good pets. All medical expenses until adopted are covered by the rescue, though we may ask you to take them to the vet for care. We schedule adoption fairs and fund raising events often. We'll ask you to bring your foster dog(s) to these events for exposure and socialization, but it's not required. The more exposure they get the better!  Please contact us using the email address or the phone number below if you are interested in becoming a foster parent.

If you would like to help, but feel that fostering isn't the right position for you, we can use other types of help as well. Please contact us using the contact information below, and we can tell you about other volunteer opportunities.

Contact us for an application!

Please Spay or Neuter All Your Pets! 

Adopting A Friend

Please contact us for an application. Our process requires an application, phone interview, vet reference checks and home visit. It's all part of ensuring a good match for you and the Dane. 


You must also have a fenced yard and that all dogs live inside your home. Exception on the fencing requirement on a case by case basis. We also require that other pets in the home be current on vaccinations, and they must be spayed/neutered.

GDFRL Reserves All Rights in Adoption Approval Decisions.

Who We Are

We believe in rescuing ALL dogs, regardless of medical condition or age. We do not bypass dogs who will require more expensive medical care or who are older and will therefore have a smaller pool of potential adopters. All dogs deserve love.


GDFRL often takes special needs dogs that no other rescue will accept.  This can lead to costly medical bills and occassionally a dog who is with us for the remainder of their life. We choose to count wags and kisses instead of pennies; YOUR support allows that!


Great Dane Friends is a 501c3 Non-Profit all volunteer organization.  Your donations are tax deductible.


Donate on our official Website:

Come Visit Us

We don't have a facility. Every dog in our program is placed in a foster home for evaluation, baisc training, socialization, and lots of love. We make every effort to match the dog with the best fur-ever home!


You can find us at events around NC frequently! Check our event schedule for details of where we'll be next!


Contact Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love


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