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GDRI Volunteer of the Month

Jennifer's daughter and two of their rescue danes

We thought that you might like to get to know us. There are a host of volunteers who selflessly dedicate their time and energy to Great Dane Rescue Inc.

Some of our volunteers home foster our Danes, others help transport our Danes to their forever homes and others perform home visits and help out at fundraising events. We have volunteers that match our Danes to their perfect forever home and others that help out with behaviour issues. Volunteers come from all walks of life but what they all have in common is a love for Great Danes.


This month we're featuring Jennifer Palsgrove.


How long have you volunteered with GDRI? I've volunteered with GDRI for the last 4 years.

What are your roles in GDRI (past & present)? I update all Petfinder and Adopt a Pet websites with adoptable Danes, I've answered rescue calls each Sunday, I participate in transports and I'm a foster mom. I current have a permanent foster, Belly Jayde, who is vision impaired.

What do you consider your greatest accomplishment as a GDRI volunteer? My ability to keep Bella Jayde as a permanent foster and adapt my home to accommodate her progressing vision issues.

Why did you decide to volunteer with GDRI? Well respected, experienced and has the Danes best interest at heart.

What is the hardest part of volunteering? Letting your foster go. Although they go into the best homes possible, its never easy letting them go.

What was the most unexpected part of volunteering? Some of the cruelty and neglect cases that come through rescue. You can never prepare yourself for what rescues face daily.

What do you do outside of your rescue work? More rescue! Dogs are my passion and we are their voice.

What’s one little-known fact about you? I absolutely LOVE my 6 Danes but Dobermans are my heart!