Links offers one of the largest dog websites on the Internet.  Got questions about your dog? Want to talk to other dog lovers? Check out their dog forums.






LukEli K-9 Training is great! They are located in the Charlotte/Mt. Pleasant area. Give them a call!




In the Raleigh, Durham, or Johnston County area and looking for a great trainer? We love Sally Said So! Professional Dog Training. In addition to training, they also offer pet CPR and first aid classes.


Every dog needs training. It challenges their minds, gives them coping tools for new or stressful situations, and makes them better members of your family.

The K9 Coach offers a full range of training from puppy skills to behavioral changes to Charlotte, NC and surrounding areas, and they support Great Dane Friends!


Collar Me Happy makes our favorite collars and is kind enough to donate 35% of sales made at our Meet & Greets and events back to us! In addition, our foster families are given a 20% discount on the purchase of collars for their own dogs.

Thank you, Collar Me Happy, for your support!

chariot_creative_logo_300Chariot Creative, Inc. specializes in graphic design, web design, branding, photography, etc. They’ve donated the design, development, and maintenance of this website.

Visit to see their work!


NODANoDa Bark & Board in Charlotte has kindly invited us to hold events at their place, as well as offering us free doggy daycare for our foster dogs to encourage their socialization and make them even more well-rounded. Once adopted, these same dogs will get a limited number of daycare sessions to continue with their forever family! Thank you, NoDa Bark & Board!


Our rescue gets $5 from every Great Dane sticker or magnet you buy from Simple Dog when you enter “Ruff Love” as the rescue to benefit from your purchase at checkout!



PupLife Dog Supplies has everything you can think of for your dog happy and healthy, and they have been kind enough to support our rescue!




Thanks to Omega Fields for donating products for our fundraising!

Commission a portrait of your pet through Ashley Reid, and if you mention Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love, she’ll donate 10% of your purchase price to our rescue!

We’re fans of Lowcountry Pet Portraits, and we think you will be too!

Donate a Bed

Our foster dogs love to sleep on Kuranda Dog beds, but we don’t have enough for everyone. If you would like to donate a bed at a special wholesale price for a another dog to sleep in comfort, please donate a Kuranda dog bed.

Subscribe to Dog Living magazine, and help our rescue at the same time!Just click here, then enter the code GDF100 when you donate. GDFRL gets $10 per subscription using our code, and you get a great lifestyle magazine just for NC dog lovers!