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Surrender

When it is no longer feasible to keep a Great Dane for whatever reason, many people explore options other than rescue to re-home their pet. These won’t necessarily be in the best interest of your Great Dane!

If you are considering taking your Dane to an Animal Shelter, be aware that life in a shelter can be very stressful for a Great Dane with the possibility of other anxiety-related problems developing. Great Danes do not react well to a shelter environment. 

Re-homing with a friend/neighbour or selling through advertising, may seem like a good idea but you will have no control or legal options over what happens to your Dane once it is transferred. People and circumstances can change – and not always for the better!

 

We have re-homed hundreds of Great Danes over the years and have developed multiple procedures/resources to ensure that the best interest of any surrendered Great Dane is always foremost.

Summary of steps to Surrender your Great Dane:

  • Email Us to discuss surrendering your Dane. 
  • Fill out a Release and Surrender form We will verify receipt of this by email.
  • A volunteer will contact you  by phone/email to review the details
  • A meeting will be arranged with your Dane
  • A donation to help defray our costs for vetting and/or food while in foster care.
  • If suitable for re-homing, your Great Dane will be transferred into a suitable foster home.
  • Time parameters for transfer to foster may vary depending on the availability of a suitable foster home.

Please note:

  • We do NOT take in Danes that have had multiple human/animal aggression issues.
  • We will require your cooperation in returning phone calls or emails throughout the Surrender process.
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