Great Danes Available from the PA Great Dane Rescue
If you're looking to adopt a Great Dane, you've come to the right place. Pennsylvania Great Dane Rescue is looking for homes in the Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, and Western Pennsylvania areas for a variety of Danes. If you are not in our area, please contact us anyway, we've adopted Great Danes to new homes in many areas beyond our base region in Western PA.
Look below for the Great Danes currently in the Pennsylvania Great Dane Rescue system. If you are considering adding a Dane to your home, why not adopt a Great Dane from a rescue instead of buying a Dane from a breeder? You may find that you will be much happier with a full grown Great Dane rather than going through the trouble of training a Great Dane puppy. Your home may be the perfect place for one of our rescue Danes, contact us today to discuss your new Great Dane.
Unless otherwise specified, ALL Danes adopted from the PA Great Dane Rescue will be fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and heartworm tested and heartworm free.
Yager is a 2 year old Great Dane female. She is good with most dogs but is an alpha female and is not for the first time Great Dane owner. She does bark at everyone she meets but will redirect with time from doing so. Yager is very very good about crating and is not destructive at all in the home. She should be placed in a home with older kids and her response to cats is unknown.
Mr. Hobbes is a 2 year old fox hound, possibly Dane mix. He is a southern boy from South Carolina. Mr. Hobbes loves dogs and is very laid back. He was at a shelter for about 3 months or more and his time was up so we pulled him in the nick of time. He is a very handsome boy who likes to strut his stuff at Camp Bow Wow South these days and is the staff's favorite dog there. His foster said that he does pull on the leash but will correct the problem with time. He is very good at crating and takes treats very nicely. No food aggression but we would say no to cats for Mr. Hobbes.
Monty is a 4 year old Blue Merle Great Dane. He is good with little dogs; his response to medium to large dogs is unknown but he may just need proper introduction to them. He ignores cats and is great with people.
Liv is an 8 year old female Great Dane. She must be in a home without any other animals. Liv has gone thru a lot of training with the foster family. She is loveable and wants to please her adoptive family. She was an owner surrender because they had cats and she didn't like them.
*Also, a small bit of history on Liv is that her name came from her owner going thru chemotherapy and living through her treatment. Liv was named in celebration of life for her owner. Liv has been with us the longest and is loved by all of us. She is the most beautiful Hallie we have had on our site. Kids over 10 for liv as she is wanting a break from very young kids.
Lilly is an 8 year old female Mastiff/Dane mix. She is good with medium to large dogs and she ignores cats and sometimes wants to play with them. Lilly is protective of her home so a busy home is not very good for her. She is very loving to the family she is with. no kids please since she is protective of her home; a quite home is preferred for her.
She is a devoted dog and very little stress and care needed for her.Lilly would do well with an older couple. She is crate trained and walks very well on a leash. She knows commands and she is very gentle with you and not destructive in the home in the slightest. She was an owner surrender.
* Turn ons: loves walks, sleeping, playing with her family and dogs.
*Turn offs: very busy places, young kids, pills of any kind.
Seth is a 4.5 year old Mastiff/Great Dane mix. He is excellent with people. Seth is a very high energy dog. He would do really well with a young couple that goes camping and doing out door activities.
Seth is good at crate training but needs a correction collar for walking because he will pull. He is very loving and can be the only dog in a home or needs some time for introductions to another dog. Seth was a stray brought into a shelter up north. He is very playful and enjoys soccer, though he cheats by picking up the ball in his mouth.
*Turn ons are long walks and hikes thru the woods, camping, playing ball.
*Turn offs are cats, small kids.
Zeus is a two year old terrier mix. He is a wonderful dog, very gentle and very good with other dogs. He likes people and gets along with kids well. He is crate trained and walks well on a leash. No cats or little critters at all with Zeus please.
Zeus loves to play ball and fetch and really enjoys being with people. He likes to sit right next to you or on your feet.
Zeus is crate trained and very easy to like. He is a licker and loves to give kisses. Zeus is strong and would do well with a correction collar. He loves the outdoors and would do very well with a couple that love to do outdoor activities. He was a stray brought into a shelter in North Carolina.
The Other Charlie
Charlie is an energetic young Dane/Pointer mix. He is a guy who will be happiest in a home with another dog to keep him company. He has his moments of energy and needs someone to take him for walks and runs but also likes to lay around and be near his people.
Kasper came to the PA Great Dane Rescue through a shelter in New York. Below is their write-up regarding Kasper:
He has been kenneled for a year, and we would love to see this older guy out of the shelter. He was turned into our shelter because it takes him a few times to get to know someone. He has never bitten, but he will scare strangers from walking into his home. He will bark at them, but he is a lot of talk. Because he is a very large dog, he can be intimidating, therefore making it difficult to place him. Once he gets to know you, he is the biggest mush. A big snuggle bug! He is pretty dog social too but can be a bit selective sometimes with who he wants to play with, so it depends on the dog. We have not tested him with cats.
Momma Belle is a 4 year old Lab/Dane mix; she was Brindle's girlfriend (you'll meet him soon). She had such a bad time in the shelter that she stopped eating. Mamma Belle is very shy but loves men and does well with dogs.
She is undergoing treatments for heartworm and will be well soon. Mamma Belle is just lovely and wants to please you every time. She had a tough time at first when she and Brindle were chained in a back yard but she is doing so well now.
Brindle and his girlfriend Belle have not had an easy life at all. They came up from South Carolina where they were both chained to trees in a back yard until the animal control officers confiscated them both. They were scheduled to die and we were going to pull Belle and could not leave poor Brindle behind.
He is a lovely lab mix brindle dog who is very affectionate and loves and jumps and kisses and becomes so wonderful when you talk to him or go to let him outside or feed him or just anything you do for him is wonderful to him. He does well with quiet dogs and loves people and kids. He is crate trained and walks well on a leash. Brindle is approximately 60 pounds and is about 3 years old.
Caldwell is a handsome 2 yer old southern boy from North Carolina . He is a Labradane mix and he wants to show off his physique to everyone that comes past him. He will not stop wiggling until you pet him and give him some loving.
Caldwell loves to play with other dogs and likes kids to play ball with him. He is very smart and is good at reading everyone and wants them to know that. Caldwell is a real goofball and it seems to show every time a camera is around.
He is crate trained and very good about sharing things. He was scheduled to be put down at the shelter and the rescue was good enough to call us at Pa Great Dane Rescue.
Abby is a wonderful black Great Dane that came to us because she was not happy with some of the men in her life. She was around kids and other dogs and did well. We have found that Abby is doing really well with all the men in her foster home and loves to give them kisses and loves to plop herself down in bed right next to her foster dad and snore life away.
She loves toys and playing with them and showing her beautiful self off to everyone. Abby needs some work in the leash dept but that is a small price to pay for such a beauty. She is not destructive and is the apple of her foster mom’s eye. Her response to cats is unknown. We would recommend kids over 9 yrs old for this gal.
Mr. Otis is a three-year-old Kentucky boy from the farm. He was rescued from the farm to a small apartment and we don't understand the reasoning about that because the farm life seems like a good life for a dog.
Otis is great with people though his response to children is unknown so with his large size we are recommending no one under 12 years old. He seems to prefer dogs small to medium size and his response to cats is unknown but I am sure he has seen them on the farm. He is crate-trained and prefers it and is very laid back, he just wags his tail all the time and seems to be very happy. His size is very intimidating so we also recommend Dane experience.
Rooney is a Kentucky native but with a name like his you would have thought he was from Steeler country. He is great with dogs and loves people.
Rooney is very smart and is part Dane and part Shepard, as far as we know. He loves to show off his commands for you for a treat and is well behaved in the house. Rooney is crate trained but hasn’t needed it. We believe he would do better in a house without cats. He is good with kids 9 years on up and would love to be very active with his family on weekends doing outdoor activities.
Ms. Ophelia (Ophie for short) was given up because her owners were in poor health. Ophelia is great with cats and loves medium to large dogs and loves kids of all ages. She is crate trained but doesn't really need it.
Ophelia is 6 years young and has a little bit of grey on her muzzle but don't let that fool you in any way; she is a very active dog. She loves to hang out and be with you and the rest of the dogs all the time. Ophelia is one of the most lovely gals around in town.
Mr. Chance is approximately 2.5 years old and a handsome kind of Fawniquin male. We believe he is a mix but that should not be held against him in any way. His turn-ons are bananas and strawberries and kids over 9 and cats and other dogs.
He loves everyone and is crate-trained. Chance walks well on a leash and knows commands for the right kind of treat. He is a very good size and loves to cuddle up on the couch right next to you and would love to be with you all day hanging out.
Pennsylvania Great Dane Rescue, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit rescue organization Jean Matvey, President Home (724) 869-9185 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.