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Adopter of the Month

Jersey & Heather

When my lab mix of 14 years died in 2009, my husband and I wanted to find another companion for our male Jack Russell Terrier. We wanted to get a bigger dog. During an Internet search, we found the Great Dane Rescue. Unfortunately, we were unable to submit an adoption application at that time due to the limited living space we had for a Great Dane. In November 2015, we were ready and started the adoption process by submitting our application. We had our home visit with a GDRI volunteer the following month and our phone interview with the adoption coordinator in January 2016. We indicated that our new Dane must be a female, good with small dogs, and a puppy. Then, we waited. In early July, we received an email from the adoption coordinator apologizing for the unusual wait time and asked if we wanted to remain on the wait list. We did. Later that month, we got the email that a 7-month-old puppy was available. I spoke to the adoption coordinator and foster mom to arrange the transfer. On August 9, 2016, we drove from Chicago to Kalamazoo to meet the foster mom and Jersey. We fell in love with Jersey right away when we saw her.

Eight months later, Jersey has adjusted well to city life in Chicago, her 12-year-old Jack Russell brother, and her forever home. Because Jersey has a great temperament, we hope she will become a therapy dog in the future. Thank you, GDRI, for all that you do for Danes!

Heather Neaveill-Kramer & Andrew Kramer