Ellie is a four-year-old merle female who is nothing but happy and bouncy. She is a very long-legged slim lady. She is crate trained but not thrilled about it but is also fine with free roam, no counter surfing or trash diving here. She loves to chase her ball but a retriever she is not. She also likes to throw around her stuffed snake and hedgehog. She is good in the car once she settles down. E

llie does need a little more leash training since her foster mom messed up her hip and has not been able to take long walks but she is a smart girl and a pleaser so she will learn fast. Honestly she is happiest on the sofa curled up next to you. Ellie is not afraid of storms, sirens or fireworks. Due to her bounciness her ideal home would have older kids. Ellie has a great time at doggie daycare with her friends and loves to play.

She is a little shy meeting people so it is best to let her approach you and check you out rather than you come to her. She loves watching folks and their dogs walk pass the house. Sometimes I talk back… but I am not a fence jumper. Ellie is spayed and up to date on all vetting and ready for her forever home!

She is being fostered in Greenville SC.



Sawyer is a super sweet, 6-year-old boy who will keep you laughing! This big boy has tons of love to give and has never met a stranger! Do not let his age fool you, this boy LOVES to play. He will carry a ball around all day and insist you play fetch with him. He also loves stuffies and will play tug. This big goofy boy does get a little carried away and doesn’t know his size, so he might be best in a home without small kids.

Sawyer has done great in his foster home, no accidents! He will definitely tell you he needs to go out with a cute little bark. He saves all the big barks for anything he might see out of the window – nothing gets past Sawyer! He did great with intros to the resident dane. He could be good in a home with a cat but he definitely wants to play with them and will chase if given the opportunity. He does know to sit and will offer his paw for shake but we are still working on some leash skills.

Sawyer always wants to be where the people are and will follow any available human around the house making sure he doesn’t miss anything



She is a roughly 5-8-year-old gal who has been with the rescue in foster since the end of April. We aren’t sure how old she is since she was roaming free foraging for food 🙁 Over those months with us her personality has truly opened up! From a starved, scared dog who was escaping her outdoor fenced home to find trash as food, she has blossomed into a beautiful, spunky and playful girl who continues to gain confidence! She definitely wants to always be next to you (preferably being pet) but is working on confidence/security when she is alone, and is less scared of noises and confusing things like dog doors. 

Raven is working on being comfortable in new situations and environments but has definitely never met a stranger, young or old! She likes most other dogs and would do well with a playful doggie sibling, or would be fine as an only dog as well. She’d love a human who worked from home or didn’t leave her for very long hours, and who would be able to continue working on leash and command training as well as confidence with her. She may look like an older gal, but don’t let that fool you! She’s super goofy, loving and sweet and would love to be your companion on long walks and adventures, as well as snuggled up on the couch.

Raven is being fostered in the Raleigh NC area. 


Lego is a 6 yr old neutered male Dane that came to us as an owner surrender after a divorce. Lego is good with other dogs but he gets VERY excited meeting on leash. He needs slow intros and he is fine. He is house and crate trained and rides great in the car. Although great in a crate he is trustworthy outside of a crate alone as well.

Lego is also great with kids and lived with 2 his whole life. He loves to play tug of war over chasing balls…but he does like those too! He gives awesome hugs by putting his head on your shoulder and pulling you to him. He is a big lover and very affectionate!

Lego is a silly boy that will chase the geese as they fly over the yard to the fence as they head toward the pond nearby. Loves to roll in the grass. He knows sit, stay, place, down and come – still stubborn sometimes about responding to commands but he knows them and will do them! He also will give you his paw for a treat 🙂 

His foster is working on leash manners with him so he can do better meeting dogs on walks. Once he sees someone or a dog he goes into super excitement mode and he’s a big boy at 170 lbs! So constant leash work will be a must.

Lego will need a confident owner with Giant breed experience and a fenced yard. Lego could be fine as an only dog or in a home with a confident female that can match his energy and play level. He LOVES to play but can get rough at times. If interested in adopting Lego you can email us at info@greatdanefriends.com for an application.


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