Great Dane Rescue of the Commonwealth

Helping Great Danes Find Their Forever Homes

Interested in fostering a Great Dane? 

GDROC always needs foster homes. The more foster homes we have, the more dogs we can help.  You provide a temporary home while the Dane awaits placement.  For more information on fostering, please see our guidelines and application.



Please take a look at our adoption information.  You will find our adoption requirements, an online application and a list of the available dogs. 


Did you hear the news?

                                                                                             ADOPTION PENDING !!!

I am Layla ad I’m officially healthy and available for adoption! Come meet me at the Mutt Strut on Sunday, May 6th at Bennett’s Creek Park in Suffolk, Virginia.

Layla is a 5 year old female spayed Dane who came to us in November 2017 after running stray for some time and being hit by a car. She was unclaimed at animal control and her care was transferred to GDROC after her 10 day hold was up. Layla required multiple surgeries to address the many wounds and injuries sustained as a result of being hit by a car. She has now fully recovered and has been spayed. Because of her condition at the time we acquired her and the extensive recovery period, we have been unable to evaluate her with other animals as we normally would. She has displayed no adverse signs with other dogs when at the vet. We will begin assessing her social skills with other animals in the coming weeks. Those interested in adopting Layla should apply online here.

Please read Layla's full story on her page and make a donation if you can.  No amount is too small.  We need to replenish our funds in order to be able to help other Danes in need.





Event ends May 15, 2018

  • All signs are handmade and can be customized with 4 wording variations
  • Orders ship within 10 business days
  • Promotion runs from today until May 15th
  • GDROC earns 20% for each sign sold

If your pooch rules the roost, this sign is for you! Welcome visitors into your home with this whimsical dog plaque.  Measuring 5.5" by 10", this durable sign consists of an acrylic board and digital print.  A satin ribbon hanger allows for easy display.  Intended for indoor display only.  Please allow 10 business days for delivery.




Shopping on Amazon.com? 

You can help GDROC earn money for our fosters simply by starting at smile.amazon.com.  The rescue earns a percentage of items marked Amazon Smile Eligible and it costs you nothing!  Simply select Great Dane Rescue of the Commonwealth as your charity of choice!  You can also click the link below. 

Great Dane Rescue Of The Commonwealth


Book your next pet-friendly vacation through Bring Fido and our rescue will earn $10 when you use the referral code.


Great Dane Rescue will receive $10 each time someone uses this referral code in the gift code box at checkout and completes their stay.  Click the logo below.

While you are out walking your dog or playing Pokemon Go! you could be earning donations for rescue.  Just download this app, select Great Dane Rescue of the Commonwealth as your rescue.  Start the app each time you go for a walk, and GDROC periodically receives a donation based on the total number of miles walked by walkers supporting us. Every little bit helps!


Visit Wooftrax.com for more information and to download the app.


Tags for Hope - Keep your pets safe!

Order your personalized tag from Tags for Hope and GDROC will receive a donation of 35% of your order.  It's a great way to identify your dog and help rescue too!




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For a direct link to Rover in the Norfolk, VA and surrounding cities, click here.


The Petway - Home Delivered Healthy Pet Food

Looking for a healthy pet food option in the Hampton Roads area (Virginia)?  The Petway has been open and delivering since 2007. 


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GDROC is a 501c3, nonprofit organization in the state of Virginia. 

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