Gracie

Gracie is new to the rescue and is settling into her foster home.  She is a 5 year old, spayed female who would do best in a home without small kids.  She gets nervous around them, especially if they are rough-housing.  She is a little shy at first and warms up to women faster than new men.  

Gracie is house- and crate-trained and rides well in the car.  She went through obedience classes with her previous owner and knows basic commands.  She needs a little work on leash when meeting new dogs per her owner but as she settles and we get her out and about more we will update!

Udell

Udell is a super sweet spayed female senior Dane with a 💛 heart of gold! 💛 She weighs 100lbs and could stand to gain a few, which we are working on. She is content to follow her foster mom around all day or nap on the couch. Udell is crate trained and house trained, and gets along with dogs of all sizes. She should be supervised around puppies because she doesn’t appreciate when they violate her personal space. She also has a cat and chinchillas in her foster home, and she thinks they are all great housemates.

If you’re looking for a laid back girl who is easy to please, Udell may be the one for you. She walks nicely on a leash and knows basic commands, and is patiently waiting for a loving family who will appreciate her charming personality.

Dixie

Dixie’s story goes something like this: Dixie wanders away from home. Dixie is found by someone and taken to the shelter. Shelter calls owner associated with microchip. Owner said he/she thought Dixie had wandered off to die and he/she didn’t need her back. True story.  

But this sweet, sassy girl is living the life now!  When she came in she could barely walk and was filthy!  We believe she is about 11 yrs old, and she is getting stronger everyday.  She has put on some weight too.  She is living with four other dogs right now–big and small–and is amazing!  

At the vet, she actually checked out really great; her labs were good, and she is heart worm negative!  She also is spayed, so she just needs to gain a little more weight, and she is ready for a home of her own.  

She is on joint supplements, an anti inflammatory and Adequan injections for her mobility.  She loves people and to get loved on, and this girl will talk to you and tell you if you are late with her food at meal time!  She has so much spunk and personality!

Marble

Marble is a sweet 3-4 year old male Dane who is being fostered in Upstate SC. He was living outside in a chain link kennel until one day his owners moved and took the kennel and tied him to a tree, moved and left him!  A neighbor took him in and called us. 

He is underweight and light heartworm positive.  He’s been with us a few weeks now and has put on 20 lbs!  Since we have no history on him at all, he started a board and train with one of the trainers we use in SC. He tended to be a little reactive on leash when seeing other dogs but was easily redirected.

He is great in the house and has had no accidents. He loves people and kids and especially head rubs! He fusses a little going in the crate but will go and settle quickly. He’s a chill guy that loves stuffie toys and playing in the yard.

Stay tuned as he settles in and finishes his training!

Lila

Female Great Dane for adoption.

Lila is an approx. 1.5 year old black female who came into rescue with other Danes as an owner surrender. She was timid with no self confidence, very skinny with multiple cuts and scrapes to her legs, and her ears looked chewed on with heavy scarring. Shortly after arrival to her foster home, she developed diarrhea. Through meds and dietary diligence, the diarrhea has resolved. Her digestive system remains very sensitive. She also developed cellulitis and yeast in both ears. This, too, has been resolved. Through all her physical challenges she has stayed sweet and anxious to please. She is finally gaining weight and her coat is glossy. Hopefully in a couple weeks she will be able to get her spay.

Lila has a sunny personality, a happy girl. She gets along well with the two males she lives with (a Dane and a retriever mix). She has discovered toys and likes to groom her stuffies. She is very food-focused, but there is no resource guarding or aggression. She takes treats gently; she is very soft-mouthed. She does counter surf, though, given the chance.

We are still working on her self-confidence. She views new people/situations with fear but once she figures out she’s OK, she is friendly and affectionate. She walks well on leash, rides well restrained in the car. Unrestrained she would like to help drive. She knows “sit”,”lie down” and we’re still working on “stay”. Lila is reliable in the house. She is crate trained, but doesn’t like it, and she can be an escape artist.

Lila will most likely do best with another canine companion or someone who is home a lot of the time.

Lacey

Lacey is a beautiful, spunky, and goofy 9 year old Great Dane/ Lab mix. Her previous owners adopted her from a shelter at 5 years old and surrendered to her our rescue late last year. She came to us not knowing much about living indoors full-time and with her tail in bad shape, showing long-term damage from “happy tail”. She’s such a happy dog all the time that she’d spent years wagging her tail so hard that she was injuring it constantly, and it needed to be amputated so she wouldn’t have to live with pain or infection anymore. Now, she’s all healed and wags her nub all the time!

No one has told Lacey that she’s 9 years old. 🤷‍♀️ She’s bouncy and energetic with no signs of arthritis slowing her down yet! She has a sunshine personality☀️☀️ She’s friendly meeting new people and will take attention and rubs anywhere she can get them. She’s not really into toys, but she’s into people and would love a family to romp around her yard with.

We think she’s a perfect mix of Great Dane and Lab. She definitely knows the “Dane lean” and will lean herself on you while you rub her. This girl loves a good cuddle. She’s got Lab energy and playfulness and will happily walk right into a stream with you to explore the water. Lacey enjoys car rides, too!

She needs to learn some leash manners, as her enthusiasm for the world tends to result in her being a bit all over the place. She’s doing great in her foster home with other dogs and cats. Lacey is house- and crate-trained.  Her perfect adopter would be someone who will romp around the yard with her and give lots of belly rubs. Oh, and treats. Lots of treats, please.

Sophia

Sophia is 2 years old.  She needs to gain some weight and has just gotten over pneumonia.  We picked her up at a local shelter where the owner dumped her. Sophia is a silly, sweet girl who LOVES to give kisses!  Her foster mom calls her Lizzie because she is like a lizard going around stealing kisses when she can!

She is good with other dogs and is doing great in foster care with her foster fur sister Smokey. She rides great in the car and loves to run and get the zoomies outside! She also is good with kids. She needs to gain some weight before she can be spayed safely, but when she does and that is taken care of she will be ready for her forever home!

Pluto

Pluto is a 160-lb male Great Dane. He’s 8 1/2 years young and has a beautiful Blue Merle coat. He is your typical Velcro Dane: always wants to be near you and touching you. He just wants to be around people and have his head and face rubbed. He loves every person he meets, and everybody instantly falls in love with him. Pluto is house trained, walks well on the leash, knows a few commands, doesn’t get into anything or chew anything. He is trusted to have free-roam of the house!

His first home dropped him at a shelter last year when they could “no longer take care of him”. Whatever that means. A wonderful couple adopted him last spring (2018) and things were great, until their younger dog started to have issues with Pluto. Probably due to the fact that 3 male dogs competed for ‘alpha’ in one house, stress was a little high for the dogs. The final straw was when Pluto was attacked, resulting in several staples down his neck. As hard as it was, his family decided to find a new home for Pluto where he could relax and enjoy his senior days. They really wanted the best for him, and that’s when they found GDFRL!

Pluto is in a foster home now with a 3 year old female Great Dane who is very calm and patient with him, as he learns that not all dogs want to attack him. Since his most recent incident, it’s understandable he is a little wary of other dogs, but we are working on helping him gain his trust back. Still, he would do best in a home without other dogs or kids.

He enjoys playing keep-away, and especially LOVES walks!!  His favorite spot is looking outside the front windows and watching for squirrels and people walking by. He and his foster sister make a great security system – as they’ll let you know if someone is nearby (or if leaves blow in the wind haha).

Pluto is on some medicine and supplements for arthritis in his hips and knees. When he was first rescued from the shelter last year, Pluto was about 30-lbs over weight which definitely contributed to his joint pain. He is now at a healthy weight and quite mobile for a senior! He loves walks, but will drag his back feet and slip often. That was until his foster family bought him some new shoes for his back paws! These keep him from slipping and protect from dragging feet. Since wearing them he is a brand new dog!!  Much more mobile, playful, and confident. He wears them all day and doesn’t mind them at all. Stairs can be a challenge for arthritic dogs, though, so either no stairs or carpeted stairs are a must.

He is such a sweet, sweet boy who just wants a calm place to lay by his family and chew on his favorite blanky. He is eager to please, just wants to be near. you, and has so much love to give!

Bubba

Bubba is a 15 month old energetic Dane mix puppy. He came into the rescue through a shelter in South Carolina. He really loves to play and run. He gets along with other dogs and cats. He is crate trained and house broken and loves to be around people.
 
He is starting obedience class so he should make the perfect addition to someone’s family. Right now he is a little too energetic for small children, but we are working on that.