Great Dane for adoption named Brynlee!

Brynlee is a sweet, energetic 2 year old female spayed Dane.  She came to us as an owner surrender when they just didn’t have the time to spend with her on training or give her an outlet for her energy.  She is anxious in public situations and displays this by barking.  But…if you approach and she smells you then it is full on leans and love!  Because of her lack of socialization and anxiety in public she is with a trainer for a couple weeks to help build her confidence and teach her some leash manners and how to better greet other dogs in public.  She has lived with other dogs before, but because of her anxiety in public she can be reactive on leash.  

BrynLee is house and crate trained and good with kids over 8 yrs old.  It’s not that she is bad with younger ones but she will growl and guard bones and food and little ones need to understand this and leave her alone when she has them.  She attaches very quickly to people she knows and looks to them for guidance.  She is a true velcro Dane with her people!


Chevy is a 9 yr old male Dane whose family surrendered him to a local shelter after he got his leg tangled in barbed wire, and they couldn’t afford vet care. Of course, they waited 3 days until they turned him in so his injuries were substantial. His leg was severely infected with damage to ligaments & his Achilles tendon was severed in half.

He started on antibiotics, and it took a couple weeks for the infection to clea,r and there was lots of swelling in his feet and toes. So much so that his toe nails popped off. We did months of wet to dry bandage changes, and finally he is able to go with out the bandage at all . He doesn’t even limp and the wound has healed very nicely! He will always have a scared leg and the hair most likely won’t grow back, but at least he doesn’t have any lasting nerve damage and can use it!

He does still have to be neutered, and we will get that scheduled soon and then he will be ready for his forever home. He is great with other dogs and cats. Good with kids and great in the house. He is a sweet soul that has been so good through this whole ordeal!

If you would like to help and donate towards his care any amount is greatly appreciated!!



Meet Bubba! He is a 2 yr old, energetic Dane mix. 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. Bubba is very active and high energy and needs an active family and older children.

He is house and crate-trained, has graduated obedience training, and is a very smart boy! He can be stubborn so consistency in keeping up with what he learned in training is key with Bubba. He is great out in public at events and loves everyone he meets!


Phoebe joined GDFRL via a rural shelter, where she was dropped off pregnant with 7 puppies. Now that her babies have grown and been adopted, Phoebe has really come out of her shell! Phoebe is very gentle and loving with people she is familiar with. She loves to lounge and nap with you and her favorite toys. She also loves to lay in the sun and chase her foster brother in the yard.

Phoebe is crate trained and food motivated. We are working with Phoebe on her leash manners and meeting new people. She is shy, and the outside world is scary sometimes, but with positive reinforcement and her foster brother she is learning that she can trust others. Phoebe’s favorite pastime is removing all toys from the toy box, playing with them, and then leaving them all around the house for her foster mom to clean up.

Phoebe is a very petite Dane who would fit in well in a family who may find a full-sized Dane overwhelming. She is currently being fostered with a feline brother and has spent a good amount of time around children. She plays very well with other dogs and would do best with another dog as a sibling in her forever home. She is oh-so-sweet, but she can be timid and unsure on her own, so another pup to bond with will be great for her.

This girl deserves the good life—to know she’s secure and loved, and to have her very own human to snuggle and fur sibling to chase around the yard.

*Phoebe must have another dog in the home as a companion, and she must have at least a 6 ft tall fence.


Dino, also known to some as Harley, is a 19 month old deaf, recently neutered, Merle/Harlequin Great Dane weighing around 135-140 pounds. Still growing into his big feet, he’s the sweetest and goofiest guy around! But don’t let his sideways tongue fool you, these glassy blue eyes and grey and black markings make for a ridiculously handsome boy!
Dino came to us through no fault of his own; after his owner was killed in a car accident, he went to stay with his Aunt. She lived in a small apartment with other dogs and small children. Besides needing lots of space, Dino is deaf, and needed a lot of attention his Aunt just couldn’t provide him, so she turned him over to us.
Since then, he has received training on basic obedience using a vibrating  E-collar and hand signals, and has learned a few other tricks along the way. Dino depends a lot on sight and feel, and walks great on a leash, but sometimes needs reminding to concentrate on us instead of passersby.  He is crate and house trained. He LOVES giving hugs and burrowing his head between your legs or arms. He is food motivated, and has learned hand signals for sit, lay, crate, come here, be quiet, go to the bathroom, and no. Baths are no problem; sometimes he even sits and waits to be finished. He can be territorial, and responds much better to meeting strangers who coming baring gifts, and bringing you his toys or being instructed to put his toy down as opposed to it being taken away.
This boy would do best in a home with active parents, and younger, active dogs. Children must be older, as he is quite the leaner, and would knock any small children down. He likes helping with daily chores like vacuuming, cooking dinner, watering flowers, and really anything that allows him to be standing next to you.
Dino will require owners who are previous Dane owners, and have experience and confidence to be the leaders of the household.


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.

Since he’s been with us, he has gained weight and gained confidence!  Since we had 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. Recently, he considered introducing himself to the neighborhood cat and wisely decided against that (see photo). By the looks of it, we aren’t sure it would have ended well for him.  😹

He’s a lazy love bug who enjoys sleeping in odd positions. He’s adorable!

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.