Please note that we can only accept applications from Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, NW Ohio, and Ontario (Canada) and portions of neighboring states. For all other areas of the U.S., click here.
NOTE: We DO NOT adopt Great Danes to homes with children under the age of eight years. You may contact Great Dane Rescue, Inc. for referrals to responsible breeders in your area.
Please make sure your application is complete. Incomplete information will delay the processing of your application.
We cannot process your application until we receive your non-refundable adoption application fee of $25. Information on the options for making your adoption application donation will be displayed once your completed application has been submitted.
If you do not make a payment via PayPal, your adoption application does not forward to us. If you do not receive an emailed copy of your application then your application has not been received by Great Dane Rescue Inc. If you are experiencing difficulties, please call 734-454-3683.
Once we receive your application it can take up to ten days to reach and evaluate your references. Next, a home visit will be conducted, this can take up to two weeks. After a successful home visit, an Adoption Coordinator will contact you to arrange a phone interview and to possibly discuss dogs available at that time. We are a 100% volunteer run organization and completing the process takes time. Please expect it to take a minimum of one month, potentially longer depending on whether the dogs we have in rescue are a good match for your home. It is always best to apply 2-3 months before you would like to adopt so you can be through the application process when a good match comes into rescue.
The $25 Application Fee is not a guarantee that an applicant will be approved, and it is non-refundable.