For the Love of Danes Rescue Society

For The Love of Danes Rescue has been in operation since 2009. We work with the Great Dane Club of Canada and are the recognized club rescue for Alberta and BC. None of the dogs that come into rescue are from members of the Great Dane Club of Canada but we love the breed and don't want to see any Dane without a home.

Q:  How do I surrender my Dane?

We are sorry you have come to the decision to surrender your Dane. You can email us at  and someone will help you through the steps. Please click here to find the surrender form. Please fill it out and email it to us. Remember we are all volunteers with full time jobs, sometimes it takes a couple days for us to get back to you. We also request a donation upon surrender to cover the costs of the Dane while in care and for the vet visit.   

Q:  How do I adopt a dane?

You think you have the need to be owned by a Dane? We have been wondering how anyone can ever live without one. You have come to the right place please fill out our application form

q: How do I become a foster?

Thank you!! We are always in need of foster homes all over Alberta and BC. Please email us and we will start the process of helping you become a foster. Fostering is not a way to try out different dogs to see if you want to adopt one. If you want to adopt please go through the adoption process.

Prior to permanent placement, our rescue Great Danes often spend time in foster homes. This gives For the Love of Danes an opportunity to properly evaluate the health, temperament, and general condition of the dogs. We can therefore better address the specific needs of each dog and better match them up with prospective adoptive families. Fostering is an important responsibility that is best performed by persons experienced in handling dogs. Fostering can have many rewards.  Watching a Dane improve under your love and care then seeing it go to it's forever home can be extremely satisfying.  You are directly responsible for that Great Dane's new hope in life!

Q:  Don't have time to foster but still really want to help?

Sometime we need transportation for a dog to get from their current location to a foster home or even a forever home. If you would like to be added to this list to help transport please email us.

And of course For the Love of Danes, relies primarily on volunteers for its work, there are still many out-of-pocket costs involved for food, shelter and kennel fees, veterinary care, transportation and other expenses. Your donation of $10, $25, $50, or more, will make a difference. Donations are made through Paypal. It will show Sharon King

Donations of dry and canned food, leashes, collars, crates, dog beds and bowls are also always welcome and appreciated!

If you would like to make a donation in someone's honor or memory, please let us know. We would be happy to send notification of your contribution.