Welcome to Daneline

The Daneline Trustees

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.

On we re-launched as a registered charity, Daneline International Charitable Foundation, registered number 1159035. Click here to meet the team!

Daneline uses 'foster' homes all over the UK 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.

You can buy a Christmas treat for Great Danes in our care by texting DANE33 £5 to 70070

News Update

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

The Daneline Team would like to wish you all a very happy Christmas. We thank you very much for all your continued support; we absolutely couldn't keep the charity going without you.

Here are a few tips to just remind you of any foods that are poisonous to dogs. Please have a lovely time over this festive period and don't forget we are only a phone call or email away for any help you may need. We are open 7 days a week and that includes Christmas Day. Have fun and enjoy!

A few tips to keep your dog happy & healthy over this festive time

During the winter months there are many holidays where we celebrate by visiting or being visited by friends and family. This time can be both exciting and stressful, not only for us but our pets as well.

Dogs often enjoy having new faces to interact with; however this can lead to over excitement during their visit. To help reduce the stress and excitement for visitors and your pets, provide areas where dogs can go without visitor interaction so dogs that wish to avoid your guests may escape to, or a room to place your dog to allow your guests to enter without being mugged especially guests who are very young or elderly.

Provide extra distractions for your dog with chews, toys and long walks before your guests arrive. Provide calming aids including items like Adaptil, a plug-in diffuser (which looks like an air freshener), designed to help reduce the feelings of stress and anxiety in your dog, reducing unwanted behaviours.

Winter and Christmas hazards

Christmas decorations

Christmas lights can be very dangerous if chewed by the dog or tangled up by the cat. Make sure your Christmas tree is stable and secure, cats love pawing at dangling objects and a Christmas tree bauble is too tempting for them to leave alone! A falling tree could cause major damage.

Freezing weather conditions

If walking dogs in freezing weather or rain is unavoidable, make sure you dry them off as soon as possible with a towel or hair dryer on a low setting held at some distance from your dog.

Safety at night

The nights are now drawing in and often we have to take our dogs out in the dark at night. Please make sure your cats and dogs are visible when out after dark with reflective collars, leads and jackets. If you let your dog off the lead, LED lights can be bought to add to their collars so you can see them when they go off into the dark.


This is poisonous to animals, especially cats. If you suspect your animal has ingested antifreeze, contact your vet immediately.

Here is a list of foods which are poisonous for dogs:

  • Potatoes with green skins
  • Sprouts
  • Rhubarb Leaves
  • Chocolate
  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol
  • Avocado
  • Grapes
  • Raisins
  • Currants
  • Sultanas
  • Macadamia Nuts
  • Walnuts
  • Yeast Dough
  • Xylitol
  • Corn on the cob
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Mushrooms
  • Apple/fruit pits and seeds
  • Junk food
  • Rotten/mouldy food
  • Baby foods can contain onion powder

Please contact your vet urgently if any of the above foods are consumed.

Lissi de Figueiredo receiving the Lord Erskine Award

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”.

Read more about Lord Erskine and the progress towards Animal Rights for which this award is given.