Medical Fund

Your support saves lives.

You enable us to give all the extra veterinary care that is needed to dogs who need medical treatments or who have medical emergencies. Donations are tax-deductible. We have several medical cases. Please scroll down to see them all. Thank you!


Sweet Ginger is 2 yr old Dane who got away from her previous owners and was gone for 4-5 days. When they got her back and took her to the vet for an injured foot, they were told she didn’t have fractures, but did have torn tendons. She was sent home in a soft cast. Her owners didn’t feel they had the money or time for follow-up care, so she was surrendered to rescue to help her with both. She also came to us about 20 lbs underweight at only 91 lbs.

After coming to rescue, it became clear her foot was not healing properly. We took her to see an orthopedist who re-did X-rays and found several fractures that had been missed by her original vet. Now, time has passed and the fractures are not healing properly. She has to have surgery to realign the bones in her foot and place some rods.

Her surgery was on May 14, and she did very well. See the photo here of the plate and screws needed to hold her bones in place while she heals. Her surgery and care cost approximately $4,000. Any donations to the rescue to help with this expense are immensely appreciated (and tax-deductible)!

Cost: $4000 



With us, they’ll have Sanctuary care for all their days.

Eddie has Wobblers Syndrome and will be a Sanctuary Dane with Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love . “Sanctuary Dane” is a term for ‘forever’ foster dogs. This means that we know their conditions will likely prevent adoption, and we will continue to care for them  for their whole lives. GDFRL will take on all of Eddie’s medical expenses.

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Eddie is 2 yrs old. In his first week with our rescue, we spent $2500 on his diagnosis and medical care, and we appreciate the love and support from our community with donations during his first weeks with us. He was on anti-inflammatories for the first 3 months and now is doing well on maintenance care. We are going to explore possibly getting him Gold Bead implants when he’s older, per his vet’s recommendation.

The monthly maintenance routines to keep Eddie moving around the best he can includes both cold laser therapy and acupuncture treatments at $55 each, Assisi Loop, NSAID prescriptions, joint supplements including 4000mg per day of fish oil, as well as other supplements. He is doing very well with treatments and has improved mobility! Eddie can even do short hikes now!

This boy is such a sweet, loving soul who just exemplifyies everything we love about Great Dane personalities. Loving, goofy, playful, cuddly…to us, he is perfect.

Thank you to everyone that has already donated to Eddie’s care and to anyone that has shared his story. Social media works!

Monthly Cost:  $500/mo  =  $1000/mo


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