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From: snvondras2010@yahoo.com
September 24, 2018

My name is Stephanie VonDras and I have 2 Female Great Danes that need a new home. This is a very unexpected turn of events in my life and if I could have anticipated it I would never have gotten them, but every thing happens for a reason. I have moved down here to Florida from North Carolina for a new job; however my new job will not allow me to keep my girls. My husband and I thought that we had found a new adoption Family for our girls prior to leaving, but it did not work out and the family was not quite ready for the undertaking unfortunately. So I thought that maybe once we got to Florida that I could contact the Great Dane Rescue in the area to help & assist me in finding Fantastic New Parents for my girls. I spoke with Mrs. Linda Heinz and she has referred me to you. I would prefer my girls to stay together, because they have made each other better dogs by learning from one another, have built a bond, do not like being to far apart, search for each other when separated and do not like being alone. Your help would be greatly appreciated in this unfortunate situation. This is very difficult for me because of how much I love these two Great Danes and I need help to find them a new forever home. I can be contacted via cell phone at #571-278-7383.
Thank You, Stephanie VonDras

"Stella" Artois (Star) - Is a full blooded Blue Merle (spotted) Great Dane w/papers. She will be 3yrs old on Oct. 8th 2018. She has all her shots, including the flu, Bordetella, and her monthly heartworm prevention. She is also microchipped and has been spayed. We rescued Stella from a pet store where she was extremely sick and almost did not make it. Had we not bought Stella she would have died in the pet store. Due to all the antibiotics she has a very sensitive stomach and needs to be kept on her current regimen. Stella loves to play the puppy version of soccer, she has been taught to fetch, enjoys yard/beach time, loves to run and going for walks. She wants all the attention to the point of jealousy at times. Stella's pallet has extra skin growth and therefore she can not cool down like a normal dog and can't be left out or walked in the high heat temps and always needs water to cool down. She is a very sweet and loving cuddle buddy. Does well with people, but needs reassurance that some people are okay, due to abuse from a past trainer w/a shock collar and an attempted adoption family with an unkind spouse. Does well with children especially the (male gender of all ages) that are kind and playful. She is still nervous about babies, but does well and doesn't now what to make of them, but she is learning. Stella is definitely an Alpha female and would not do well with other dogs other than her current companion another female Great Dane known as Nova. Stella is still in need of some training because she is very headstrong and can be stubborn, but it needs to be with the puppy parent/s so that the situation can be monitored and Stella feel more comfortable. Stella was initially kennel trained and then slowly trained to roam the house while we were at work and did just fine guarding the house while we were gone. Stella is smart, has a lot of energy and would do well with agility training individually. Located in Seminole, FL. We love Stella & Nova with all our hearts and don't want to give them up, but we have no choice due to the unforeseen changes in our life. It breaks my heart, I have never given up a pup.

"Nova" Bear - Is a full blooded Blue Great Dane w/out papers. She will be 4yrs old on Oct. 21st 2018 and weighs 105-110 lbs. She has all her shots, including flu, Bordetella, and her monthly heartworm prevention. Nova does not have a microchip. She has been spayed and her stomach has been tacked to prevent bloating. We rescued Nova from a backyard where she had been abused and left behind when the family moved. Nova also had a severe case of Heartworms and we were unsure if she would make it. Yet, she survived; is heartworm free and will always need to be on a heartworm prevention. Nova is the sweetest girl that loves babies and all people that are kind and good natured despite her past even though she can be skittish at times. We have been teaching Nova how to play and now she will hop sideways around the yard and paly tug if I also tug with them both, but other wise she just wants love, attention, to be petted and cuddle. Nova does not like water and is afraid of Thunderstorms and sometimes just rain due to being left outside. She is better if she is with you during a storm and not in a small space. Nova did not like to ride in a vehicle initially, but over time we have worked with her and she does better on car rides now. Nova also does not do well with other dogs other than her current companion another female Great Dane known as Stella. Nova is sweet, sensitive to others and would do well as a therapy, comfort or emotional support dog of children. Located in Seminole, FL. We love Stella & Nova with all our hearts and don't want to give them up, but we have no choice due to the unforeseen changes in our life. It breaks my heart, I have never given up a pup.


From: debhansard@aol.com & matthew.hansard@aol.com
October 4, 2017

We have a Great Dane that is awesome with others, however we purchased prior to having children. While good with the kids (1 and 3) they can crawl all over her and she is very protective, when someone comes to door or a diff sound she will rush up and sometimes knock them down or just rush through. Makes it difficult to care for babies and children. We would appreciate any help you can give. She is 5 years old. We got her at 8 weeks. She is all black and is purebred with papers.


From: krandall4242@gmail.com
Apr 14, 2017

Hello I just spoke with you on the phone about my Great Dane. Here are some pics of her. She's 8 or 9 I'm not sure which. They are the only ones I have on my phone. I can send more later if you need them.

Thank you.
Kevin Randall


From: smlewczyk@gmail.com
April 12, 2017

My name is Shannon and I just spoke with you about Oakley. He is a 6 year old Male Blue Merle. He was born march 10 2011. He is purebred (however no papers). We have had him since he was 8 weeks old. We recently adopted twin toddlers and had a baby shortly after. Oakley has always been good with people, however now with three toddlers in the home he is on edge and uncomfortable and spends his days confined behind a baby gate. He has never been aggressive towards the children, however he is uncomfortable around the little ones, unless he is eating their food. He is good with other dogs and cats and older children over 10 years. He is protective of our home to strangers but friendly to family and friends. We have had a lot of foster care workers in and out of our home weekly for the last two years and Oakley seemed well adjusted to the visitors. He is neutered and up to date on shots.

This is a very hard decision for our family, as we love him very much. Any help would be greatly appreciated as we want him to go to a good home and be safe.

Thank you,
Please let me know what else you may need from us.


December 28, 2016

He is a 1 year old male. Contact info...Troy 407-927-6766.


From: floridanan@gmail.com
Date: Dec 6, 2016

I am a volunteer for Friends of Citrus County Animal Services (FOCCAS) in Inverness, and a citizen has contacted me about surrendering two Great Danes, 1 male and 1 female, 4 years old asap. I will send you to the owners, message me - just helping spread the word.

"Hello, my name is Brian. I understand you may be interested in adopting my Danes. Not sure if you were interested in both or not. They are great lovable dogs, they don't like other dogs though. Maybe with proper training they could be. My male especially get jealous of other dogs, I think that's more of it than a dominant thing.

(left) Black female utd on vaccinations and spayed. Male on right needs to be only dog in mature family, neutered. Both 4 years old."


From: gsellers1245@gmail.com
Date: Mar 1, 2016

Male, blue merle, fixed. He is 6 years old and will be 7 on July 28th. He has early stages of hip displasia, has thunderstorm anxiety, and is very lovable. I can't financially support him after I get divorced which is why I am trying to find a home for him. His name is Bull Dozer, aka Dozer.

November 4, 2015
Gracie is a 5 year old female blue merle, with cropped ears. She is good with small dogs. Housebroken and very sweet.


A note from Linda Drag
July 3, 2015

I'm terribly sorry for the delay in responding to all of you that are interested in adopting, but I have been spending most of my time down in Fort Lauderdale taking care of my father who was dying from pancreatic cancer. My mother has Alzheimer's and he was her care giver. She is very angry, confused and combative. My emotional and physical energies have been focused on them and cleaning out their house. 75 years of memories is very heart wrenching.

Adoptions and intakes are currently on hold while we try to regroup and get back on track. I hope you find the perfect life long companion for you and your family.

The people that have given me their personal info and pictures of their dogs to place on the website can be contacted directly.

Take care,

Zoe is a 14 month old black female. She loves the dog park and is great with kids (as pictured!) Owner gave her up due to heavy work schedule and no free time.

Jack is a 2 year old black Dane. He is good with kids, cats, and dogs. His owner couldn't keep him, so he is living in a foster home right now.

Nicky is a three year old black boy with white feet and chest. He has natural ears. He is available because his owners got divorced. He is very thin but very tall with a blocky huge head. No other dogs. He says they taste good!
Sadie is a three year old black female. Her owner didn't want her anymore. She is very shy. Not good with kids. Good with dogs and cats.
Dakota 1-1/2 year old brindle male with natural ears. He is an active boy with a spring loaded rear end! He us very sweet and does well with other dogs. Former owner did not want him anymore.

Moose is a 14 month old black male with natural ears. He was given up by his owner because of he was too large and she couldn't handle him anymore.  He was living with several other dogs.  He is very sweet and very wonderful. Would love to keep him myself!  He is just a big goof!

Shiloh is a 10 month old black boy with natural ears. We have him as a result of a drug raid by the police.  He was kept in a tiny kennel.  Does not get along with all dogs, but is very nice.
Fiona was one the dogs rescued from the Polk seizure in Lakeland.  She is the littermate sister of Arrrgyle.  She is very sweet and a little shy.  She had to have most of her tail amputated because of a deep bone infection.  She loves other dogs.
Puppy Mill Rescue 11. Royce. 117lbs 18 month old black male. White chest and feet, severe mange, open sores on muzzle, major hair loss, swollen back legs. Shy, quiet, does not approach.

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