Great Dane Rescue of the Commonwealth

Helping Great Danes Find Their Forever Homes


Rewards of Fostering:  All expenses may be tax deductible, rescue pays for all veterinary costs for the foster Dane, it's a temporary situation AND without foster homes, we cannot help homeless Danes.  Since we do not operate a shelter, we rely solely on individual foster homes and without enough families to foster, we simply cannot continue our rescue mission.  Each time someone agrees to foster, another Dane is saved and given a second chance at having a wonderful life. 

EMERGENCY DONATIONS NEEDED to treat heartworms for Hercules. 

DONATE via our Go Fund Me page.

or use the Donate link here: 

Meet Hercules! He came to us from some unfortunate circumstances. Hercules just turned 4 years old last month and has spent the majority of his life outside on a chain with only a much too small dog house for shelter. His food dish was an oil pan on a bucket and his water was held in filthy old buckets.  The day we picked him up it was 28 degrees out and his teeth were chattering from the cold.  Despite the less than ideal conditions he was accustomed to, he is very happy go lucky and greets everyone (both 2 legged and 4 legged) with a wagging tail.  He is enjoying getting to know all of the comforts of life indoors.   Hercules had his first vet visit today and things were much worse than we anticipated.  Not only is he loaded with hookworms, roundworms and whipworms, he also is Heartworm positive.   Heartworm treatment is extremely expensive and especially in a giant breed dog such as Herc.   We want to start treatment as soon as possible because the heartworms cause severe damage to the heart the longer they are left untreated but we need the funds to pay for treatment.   Would you please help us help Herc and make a donation?  No amount is too small!

COME SEE US at one of our LOCAL EVENTS!!



Quaker Steak and Lube

Saturday, March 28 -- 4 to 10 p.m.

Come on out and support GDROC.  We will have volunteers there from 4 p.m. to about 8 p.m. with a table out front and a couple of Great Danes to meet.   When you stop in and have a meal, Quaker Steak and Lube will donate 20% of the food sales when you staple the flyer to your receipt and drop it in the box in the lobby.  We appreciate the support!


See you there!



Mutt Strut Dog Walk and Festival
May 3, 2015, 11am - 5pm

From the Suffolk Humane Society website
Arrowhead YMCA Conference and Outdoor Center
The Suffolk Humane Society is hosting the 7th Annual Mutt Strut Dog Walk & Festival. You can walk with your dog, in memory of a beloved pet, or in honor of your cat! This year promises to be the best yet. The event will include a pledge walk, police dog demonstrations, pet health screenings, canine games and contests, rescue groups, entertainment, food, vendors, and a silent auction. This is a family-friendly event and we hope to see you there! More details will be available soon, stay tuned!



SEE OUR EVENTS PAGE for other upcoming meet & greet locations. 




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You can help  GDROC earn money for our fosters simply by starting at smile.amazon.com instead.  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!

Great Dane Rescue Of The Commonwealth




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

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