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The Great Dane Rescue of Minnesota & Wisconsin is an all-volunteer rescue devoted to rehoming Great Danes in MN & WI, with an on-site sanctuary for unadoptable Danes to live out their lives .


OUR RESCUE MISSION is the care and re-homing of purebred Great Danes. When Great Danes are surrendered into our program, we find them experienced foster homes who work diligently on overcoming the stress and anxieties that come with being surrendered. Great Danes coming into the rescue may stay with us for many months before just the right home is found and some have medical conditions requiring expensive veterinary care. Once our Great Danes are ready for adoption we place them with wonderful families that are willing to continue working on the challenges that may come with each dane. It's our goal for our Great Danes to succeed in their forever home.



A Note From One of Our Fosters

I have been a foster mom for a little over a year and we have fostered 3 dogs already. We have a dog, I was a first time foster failure which makes 2 of our own. We fostered Kona until he found a GREAT forever home and we currently have sweet Rocket as a foster. When we started this fostering adventure I was very apprehensive about doing this as it is a big responsibility, we have a smaller house and yard and I like many was worried about the attachment we would have and the sadness when they find their forever home, but we did it anyway. So glad we decided to help when we see the amazing changes that happen during the dogs stay and knowing how the schedule, structure and care we provide help them in ways most people probably wont ever understand. The farm is a great place to start but they need a real home to let their full potential show through. This has kept us volunteering to be a foster family. All these babies want is a loving forever home and fostering helps get them ready for this. We get attached, we love them but we know that we are doing what we can to help prepare them be the best they can in their forever home. If you are considering fostering please give it a try, it means so much to them.

~Kathy Lake