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!


Jax is a 7 month old deaf male Dane.  Jax came to us as a owner surrender when the other Dane in the home was diagnosed with cancer and the owner didn’t have time to give to Jax anymore.
Jax likes having other canine companions and loves to play but can be a little rough sometimes, but it’s all just play.  He does have some separation anxiety.  According to his previous owner, he is not destructive but just paces and whines or barks. He is crate-trained and sleeps in the crate at night.  He usually still needs to go out to potty once or twice, though ,but we are hoping with a better-structured routine he’ll be able to make it through the night soon.  
He is settling in his new foster home well, and we are just getting to know him.  He walks well on leash with just a martingale collar. He is house-trained and will either go in circles at the door to go out or ring the bell…which is weird because he can’t hear! He knows no, sit, come and good boy by signing. He’s curious around cats but has not chased.  His previous owner said he was not receptive to affection, but we have only seen the opposite so far!  He is VERY loving and snuggly and LOVES attention. 
*** Requirements for Jax’s adopter:
Must have another canine friend and have Dane experience.  GDFRL does not adopt Danes under a year old to homes that have never had a Dane before. His perfect home also MUST have a fenced yard because he is deaf.


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 he is gaining trust back every day. He would do best in a home with another calm dog or cat. Just yesterday he played tug-of-war with his foster sister and loved it! He also enjoys 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 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.


Lacey is a beautiful 9 year old Great Dane/ Lab mix.  Her previous owners rescued her from a shelter at 5 years old but then were unable to keep her once they had a child.

Lacey is doing great in her foster home with other dogs & cats. She is such a happy & excited dog for her age. She was so happy all the time that she had chronic “Happy Tail”.  Unfortunately, due to the long time damage & infection to her tail, it had to be removed. Now Lacey is still happy but shows it with her wiggly nub.  Lacey is house broken & crate trained.

Even though Lacey has had a rough life, she loves everyone she comes across. She is an older girl, but her spirit shows that she has many more years of love to give❤️


Obi is on Medical Hold while she is treated for heart worms.  More information is on our Medical Fund page.

Obi is a 4 year old female, spayed Great Dane who joined the rescue through an owner surrender. Her previous owners were gone for most of the day and did not have the time that Obi deserves to have devoted to her. Obi is heartworm positive and currently undergoing treatment.

She is a typical velcro Great Dane who likes to help and supervise everything that you do. She is very friendly and loving and just wants to be around people. Obi is great with other dogs, cats, and kids of all ages. She transitioned very quickly into her foster home and loves to play with her Great Dane foster brother. Obi enjoys naps on the couch with the resident cat and protecting her foster home from the UPS guy. She is crate trained but is also trustworthy enough to be left alone in the house.

Obi would probably do best in a forever home where her people are home for a majority of the day, as we do not want a repeat of her previous home where she was left alone for more than 9 hours a day. Whoever adopts Obi will hit the jackpot with this calm, sweet girl!

Though Obi is currently on Medical Hold while we’re working to get her healthy again, we are still accepting adoption applications to find the perfect family for her to go home to as soon as she’s ready!


Duchess is a 9 year old love bug that wants to sleep on the sofa and cuddle with you! She still has a bit of spunk and spring in her step as she likes short-spurted romps around the yard!  

She is house- and crate-trained, good with older kids and decent on a leash. She doesn’t require long walks but appreciates a neighborhood stroll here and there. She loves going for car rides especially when she can have her head on your shoulder.

She is happy, safe and well-behaved in the house therefore free roam is fine. Duchess would do best in a home with no stairs and floors that are carpeted as she isn’t fond of bare floors. Duchess prefers a quiet and calm environment without small dogs as they make her anxious. She would do best with large dogs that are laid back and submissive as she prefers to be the dominant one. She is also a snorer!

As said if you are looking for a partner to watch Netflix and chill (like really chill out) Duchess would be a great companion. 

Duchess lives up to her name and is looking for a kingdom.

*Duchess had to have emergency surgery due to bloat. She is fully-recovered and completely ready for her forever home! For more information or to donate to help with her veterinary expenses, check out our Medical Fund.