Welcome to Daneline
Sue and Lissi have been owners of Great Danes for over forty years; they have been rescuing and rehoming Great Danes throughout the UK since 1968.
Daneline uses 'foster' homes instead of kennels while we find the right homes for the dogs. The 'foster parents' provide local help and advice throughout the adoption as well as providing a vital link in the aftercare service.
All Danes gifted into Daneline Great Dane Rescue are assessed in an approved and fully supported foster home, NOT in kennels. Every Dane is taken to a vet within a few days to have a comprehensive health check, i.e. heart, eyes, ears, teeth, legs, hips, anal glands and weighed. The Dane is then wormed, flead and vaccinated. Our Danes are weighed weekly to enable us to monitor their progress.
All necessary operations are done as a matter of course. The Danes leave us with a new collar and lead, vaccination card, health history, five days food, a comprehensive information pack and a contract which also details all we have done and any other relevant behavioural support if required. During the time a Great Dane is in our care we assess their temperament and any behavioural problems or training that needs to be addressed, i.e. recall and behaviour on and off lead, socialization with other dogs, children, visitors and livestock, separation anxiety, possessive behaviour or aggression over food and toys and any other quirks, likes or dislikes. Lastly, and by no means least, their manners.
This comprehensive assessment enables us to match each Dane to its new home.
Hello to our friends, both two and four legged!! We would first like to wish all our babies a very happy 7th birthday. Out of the 16 puppies we took on over the Val Whitehouse Ebonory Great Dane cruelty case, please see puppies on our success stories, only 2 have gone to the rainbow bridge. Although it was the hardest year ever to raise these poor emaciated puppies with so many health issues, it was a huge success with all puppies surviving and landing up eventually with a crown court prosecution. So HAPPY BIRTHDAY . Tara, one of the pups sadly died last year with huge problems with her back legs; she was such a courageous girl. Her granny <human> died suddenly on Monday and asked before she died to be buried with Tara as they had such a special bond. They were all such special babies.
Onto a sad note, Maverick has now been diagnosed with liver disease. He went downhill and didn't want to eat. Immediately we took him to the vet and had full blood tests done. The results came back that he had gone into liver failure plus other organs had also started to fail. He is still playing with his ball and the drugs are helping him through his last moments. He will be put to sleep at his foster home and will be buried in the garden. He has had a very happy few months, although a very traumatic start with the gastric and spleenic torsion. However hard we try we can't save them all, but we can provide a happy, loving home. His time has not come yet, whilst he is not in pain, enjoying his ball and eating again he will remain with his foster mum. She has 19 beds all over her property for him to rest when he needs.
Daneline is going to try and fundraise on a small scale. We are selling Great Dane fridge magnets and car air fresheners for a small profit. We realise times are difficult for most people, but if you can spare a few pounds, every penny helps. Thank you! Please see our Fundraising Page for further information.
The puppy purchasing survey has had a huge amount of support from around the world, so thank you to you all for filling the survey. Staying on this subject of buying a puppy, please do your research before you actually buy one. One very good bit of advice is DO NOT take any money with you when you first visit. If you find the conditions the dogs are being kept in are not of a clean standard, please do not fall into the trap of saving a puppy!! Always ask about what health tests have been carried out and ask for proof. You can always phone us for help and advice.
Lissi & Sue
Hello everyone. I'm Destiny and I can start my story from December 8th, when I was left by my owners tied up to a BUS STOP!!!!!!! I had been abandoned. I don't think I can understand humans.Read more...
Lord Erskine Award
In 2009 Lissi received the RSPCA’s top award for work against animal cruelty. The citation reads, “For her outstanding contribution to the welfare of Great Danes and other animals over many years”.