An application for adoption must be completed and submitted to PGDR.
An inspection of the home of the potential adopting family must be conducted.
The family and other family dogs must meet the potential adoption Great Dane prior to the adoption.
An adoption fee is assessed based on the age and health of the Dane.
The adopted Dane must be spayed or neutered. Often PGDR will take care of this step prior to the adoption, if not a spay/neuter contract with date specified will be signed.
Follow-up contacts with the adopting families will be performed to ensure the success of the adoption, these take place weekly for the first 2 months then once a month after that, followed up by a 3-6 month home visit.
Adopting families are encouraged to contact the rescue's members if any problems arise with the adopted Dane.
We do not have a kennel. All dogs reside in foster homes until they are adopted. To meet any of our dogs, an appointment must be made.
Pennsylvania Great Dane Rescue, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit rescue organization
PA Great Dane Rescue is an all-volunteer organization operated out of the homes of the volunteers in the organization. We do not have a kennel, we have the Danes in our homes. If you contact the group, please be patient, we will return your call as soon as possible. We are available for contact during the following times: Monday - Saturday: 10:00 am until 7:00 pm
Because this rescue is a foster-based rescue,
we cannot accept visits to see the dogs without an appointment.
From our Beaver County and Allegheny County locations the PA Great Dane Rescue serves the rescue and adoption needs for the Pittsburgh, Western and Southwestern Pennsylvania areas including Beaver County, Allegheny County, Washington County, Mercer County, Greene County, Westmoreland County, Butler County and Lawrence County and other areas of Western PA. For Great Danes in the Pittsburgh area, contact the PA Great Dane Rescue.