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  • GDRI Arizona

    We are temporarily suspending our operation in Arizona. This means that we will not be accepting new Danes in Arizona but will be taking our own dogs back if they need to come back to rescue and maintain our commitment to GDRI AZ dogs.

    We'll be back - stay tuned!

Upcoming Events

  • Fun Day - June 3, 2017

    Fun Day is being held on Saturday, June 4 2016, at Hines Park (Cass Benton area) in Northville, Michigan. Everyone who has adopted from us in the past or is thinking about it in the future or just has a Dane is invited to join us. Danes are very welcome, must be kept on leash and hopefully behave themselves.

    For those from out of town we have a block of rooms booked at the Red Roof Inn in Plymouth MI. Danes are welcome to stay there as well, but please pick up after your dogs and don't allow excessive barking etc. Dogs should not be left unattended in the room. To book your room as part of the Great Dane Rescue room block, please book before May 14:

    Red Roof Inn
    39700 Ann Arbor Road
    Plymouth, MI 48170 US
    734-459-3300

    Room rate: $54.99

    Some of us arrive on the Friday evening before Fun Day and partake in Joyce's Margarita Bar in the parking lot. It's lots of fun so please come by for a drink.

    On Fun Day, we all head out to the park for about 10 am. We have games you can sign up for, raffles you can buy tickets for and stuff for sale and then there's the free LUNCH!!! It's always a good time. Make sure you bring your lawn chairs or a big blanket to hang out on.

    Directions:

    From the north:
    If you are coming from the north, take I-275 S to 7 Mile Road. Turn right (west). Take to Northville Road (7 Mile ends and then jogs) and turn left. The park will be down on the right hand side where the bathrooms are. There is a sign that says Cass-Benton Picnic Area.

    You can also take I-275 to 6 Mile and head west, cross Northville Road and there is an entrance on the right hand side.

    From the south, east and west:
    Take Sheldon Road N (regardless of whether you are on 275 N, M-14 or I-96). Turn right on 7 Mile Road. The park is down about 1/2 mile on the left.

    From the Red Roof Inn:
    North on 275 to 7 Mile Road. Turn right (west). Take to Northville Road (7 Mile ends and then jogs) and turn left. The park will be down on the right hand side where the bathrooms are. There is a sign that says Cass-Benton Picnic Area.

    See you there!

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  • 20th Annual Fun Day in the Park

    Saturday, June 4, 2016 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    20th Annual Fun Day in the Park

    Location: Hines Park (Cass Benton area)
    Description: Fun Day is being held on Saturday, June 4 2016, at Hines Park (Cass Benton area) in Northville, Michigan. Everyone who has adopted from us in the past or is thinking about it in the future or just has a Dane is invited to join us. Danes are very welcome, must be kept on leash and hopefully behave themselves.

    For those from out of town we will have a block of rooms booked at the Red Roof Inn in Plymouth MI. Danes are welcome to stay there as well, but please pick up after your dogs and don't allow excessive barking etc. Dogs should not be left unattended in the room. To book your room as part of the Great Dane Rescue room block, please book before May 14:

    Red Roof Inn
    39700 Ann Arbor Road
    Plymouth, MI 48170 US
    734-459-3300

    Room rate: $54.99

    Some of us arrive on the Friday evening before Fun Day and partake in Joyce's Margarita Bar in the parking lot. It's lots of fun so please come by for a drink.

    On Fun Day, we all head out to the park for about 10 am. We have games you can sign up for, raffles you can buy tickets for and stuff for sale and then there's the free LUNCH!!! It's always a good time. Make sure you bring your lawn chairs or a big blanket to hang out on.

    Directions:

    From the north:
    If you are coming from the north, take I-275 S to 7 Mile Road. Turn right (west). Take to Northville Road (7 Mile ends and then jogs) and turn left. The park will be down on the right hand side where the bathrooms are. There is a sign that says Cass-Benton Picnic Area.

    You can also take I-275 to 6 Mile and head west, cross Northville Road and there is an entrance on the right hand side.

    From the south, east and west:
    Take Sheldon Road N (regardless of whether you are on 275 N, M-14 or I-96). Turn right on 7 Mile Road. The park is down about 1/2 mile on the left.

    From the Red Roof Inn:
    North on 275 to 7 Mile Road. Turn right (west). Take to Northville Road (7 Mile ends and then jogs) and turn left. The park will be down on the right hand side where the bathrooms are. There is a sign that says Cass-Benton Picnic Area.

    See you there!
  • Northern Indiana Pet Expo

    Saturday, June 18, 2016 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Location: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
    Description: Northern Indiana Pet Expo

    Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

    4000 Parnell Avenue
    Ft. Wayne, IN

    Saturday and Sunday, June 18 & 19

    11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Northern Indiana Pet Expo

    Sunday, June 19, 2016 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Location: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
    Description: 4000 Parnell Avenue
    Ft. Wayne, IN

    Saturday and Sunday, June 18 & 19

    11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • GDRI Annual Auction

    Saturday, September 17, 2016 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Location: Plymouth Orchards & Cider Mill
    Description: Join us at our annual fundraising auction. We'll have great Dane and non-Dane items available for bid and a fabulous raffle.

    This is a non-dog event.
  • Chicago Pet Show

    Saturday, November 12, 2016
    Location: Kane Co. Fairgrounds
    Description: Visit the GDRI booth at the Chicago Pet Show (chicagopetshow.com) on Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13. Use the special admission ticket attached and GDRI will receive $3 for every ticket collected!

    Chicago Pet Show
    Kane Co. Fairgrounds
    525 S. Randall Rd
    St. Charles

  • Chicago Pet Show

    Sunday, November 13, 2016
    Location: Kane Co. Fairgrounds
    Description: Visit the GDRI booth at the Chicago Pet Show (chicagopetshow.com) on Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13. Use the special admission ticket attached and GDRI will receive $3 for every ticket collected!

    Chicago Pet Show
    Kane Co. Fairgrounds
    525 S. Randall Rd
    St. Charles