Great Danes are both powerful and graceful animals. This dog breed is one of the largest in the world and if you have ever seen one of these animals in person, you will be amazed. Owning this dog can be a real pleasure and at the same time it will add value to your life. While many people get their dogs from breeders a better alternative is adoption. Not only will you still get a pure breed dog you will also find it at a much cheaper option. You will also be giving back to the animal world by taking in a pet that someone else didn’t want.
So what is a Great Dane Rescue and How Does It Work?
A Great Dane Rescue is often run by a non-profit organization. These organizations specialize in the handling and caring of specific dog breeds. This targeted approach allows these organizations to match future dog owners with a specific breed of dog. A lot of dog breeders have animals that they simply can’t sell. This causes a major problem for animal shelters around the world and often times these dogs end up being put down. Sadly this is the case in just about every city in the United States. Instead of crowding these shelters with pure breed puppies and adult dogs Rescue groups take in these animals. Many of these groups are considered no kill facilities and only take in as many dogs as they can afford to take care of.
So Where Should You Look For a Rescue Shelter?
If you are hoping to rescue a Great Dane puppy or an adult animal you should start your search online. Many of these rescue groups will have pictures of each and every dog in their facility posted on their website. This will give you a great idea of what dogs are out there, and you can even learn about their history and temperament all from the comfort of your own home. When you have chosen a dog many of these groups will work with you to transfer your new pet. If you live far away from their facilities, you can arrange to have your new dog flown into an airport near you. While you will have to pay for this service, it’s a great option for those who don’t leave near one of these facilities. If you chose to pick your new dog out in person, that’s ok too, because this groups are popping up all over the country.
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