Great Danes Available from the PA Great Dane Rescue
If you're looking to adopt a Great Dane, you've come to the right place. Pennsylvania Great Dane Rescue is looking for homes in the Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, and Western Pennsylvania areas for a variety of Danes. If you are not in our area, please contact us anyway, we've adopted Great Danes to new homes in many areas beyond our base region in Western PA.
Look below for the Great Danes currently in the Pennsylvania Great Dane Rescue system. If you are considering adding a Dane to your home, why not adopt a Great Dane from a rescue instead of buying a Dane from a breeder? You may find that you will be much happier with a full grown Great Dane rather than going through the trouble of training a Great Dane puppy. Your home may be the perfect place for one of our rescue Danes, contact us today to discuss your new Great Dane.
Unless otherwise specified, ALL Danes adopted from the PA Great Dane Rescue will be fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and heartworm tested and heartworm free.
Liv is an 8 year old female Great Dane. She must be in a home without any other animals. Liv has gone thru a lot of training with the foster family. She is loveable and wants to please her adoptive family. She was an owner surrender because they had cats and she didn't like them.
*Also, a small bit of history on Liv is that her name came from her owner going thru chemotherapy and living through her treatment. Liv was named in celebration of life for her owner. Liv has been with us the longest and is loved by all of us. She is the most beautiful Hallie we have had on our site. Kids over 10 for liv as she is wanting a break from very young kids.
Lilly is an 8 year old female Mastiff/Dane mix. She is good with medium to large dogs and she ignores cats and sometimes wants to play with them. Lilly is protective of her home so a busy home is not very good for her. She is very loving to the family she is with. no kids please since she is protective of her home; a quite home is preferred for her.
She is a devoted dog and very little stress and care needed for her.Lilly would do well with an older couple. She is crate trained and walks very well on a leash. She knows commands and she is very gentle with you and not destructive in the home in the slightest. She was an owner surrender.
* Turn ons: loves walks, sleeping, playing with her family and dogs.
*Turn offs: very busy places, young kids, pills of any kind.
Mo Mo is a 5 year old male Great Dane. He is great with people and older kids. Mo Mo is ok with dogs but would do well as a single dog and should not be with cats. He and is very loving and walks well on a leash with a correction collar.
Mo Mo is very good in the home, not destructive and there is no type of food or toy guarding with him. He is very laid back but he is very strong and big so Dane experience is a plus with him. He was an owner surrender because his family was moving.
Mo Mo loves attention and is great with people. He is non destructive and does really, really well with commands. He sits before getting his breakfast and waits for the command to eat. Mo Mo is very alert to anyone outside that should not be there. he may do well for a single person that spends a lot of nights alone. No kids would be best for Mo Mo. He is an extremely devoted dog to his owner.
*Turn ons are laying around on the couch, working for treats. riding in a car.
*Turn offs are cats and kids and other dogs.
Seth is a 4.5 year old Mastiff/Great Dane mix. He is excellent with people. Seth is a very high energy dog. He would do really well with a young couple that goes camping and doing out door activities.
Seth is good at crate training but needs a correction collar for walking because he will pull. He is very loving and can be the only dog in a home or needs some time for introductions to another dog. Seth was a stray brought into a shelter up north. He is very playful and enjoys soccer, though he cheats by picking up the ball in his mouth.
*Turn ons are long walks and hikes thru the woods, camping, playing ball.
*Turn offs are cats, small kids.
Zeus is a two year old terrier mix. He is a wonderful dog, very gentle and very good with other dogs. He likes people and gets along with kids well. He is crate trained and walks well on a leash. No cats or little critters at all with Zeus please.
Zeus is crate trained and very easy to like. He is a licker and loves to give kisses. Zeus is strong and would do well with a correction collar. He loves the outdoors and would do very well with a couple that love to do outdoor activities. He was a stray brought into a shelter in North Carolina.
Charlie is a 2-3 year old Mastiff/Great Dane mix that was rescued from a home in which he was neglected. This handsome boy needs to be in a home without any other pets and it is unknown how he is with children. Charlie is very sweet and lovable, he very much enjoys/wants the attention of people (especially those he lives with). He would do well in a home with a good amount of activity.
This mild mannered guy loves to play with toys and go for long walks but certainly loves his sleep too. He is crate and house trained, knows basic commands and listens well. Charlie is a very strong dog and can get quite excited on walks, but a tug of the leash gets him under control. Charlie is one of the sweetest dogs you could meet and it's clear that all he wants is the love of his owner.
The Other Charlie
Charlie is an energetic young Dane/Pointer mix. He is a guy who will be happiest in a home with another dog to keep him company. He has his moments of energy and needs someone to take him for walks and runs but also likes to lay around and be near his people.
Kasper came to the PA Great Dane Rescue through a shelter in New York. Below is their write-up regarding Kasper:
He has been kenneled for a year, and we would love to see this older guy out of the shelter. He was turned into our shelter because it takes him a few times to get to know someone. He has never bitten, but he will scare strangers from walking into his home. He will bark at them, but he is a lot of talk. Because he is a very large dog, he can be intimidating, therefore making it difficult to place him. Once he gets to know you, he is the biggest mush. A big snuggle bug! He is pretty dog social too but can be a bit selective sometimes with who he wants to play with, so it depends on the dog. We have not tested him with cats.
Miss Molly is a 2 year old brindle female Great Dane and she is as lovely as the song . She gets along with other dogs but no kids under 13 yrs old please; they freak her out and she does not want to be around them. Molly is very laid back but loves to sit on the couch with you and hang out with her family.
Molly is a special needs doggie that has seizures. Her vet feels that it is not due to a brain tumor and just a neurological problem for which she takes medicine. The seizure condition is just a fine tremoring (see video of the seizure) of her head which leads her to become disoriented for a short time, hence that is why no young children.
Miss Molly was found roped to a barn door in Northern PA. She is a beautiful dog and wants to be loved now and is ready for adoption. We believe that special needs dogs are more wonderful than others because they feel the need to be more loving and wonderful to their adopter. We had ourselves personally a 3 legged dog that loved us more than his own life and appreciated all we did for him.
Momma Belle is a 4 year old Lab/Dane mix; she was Brindle's girlfriend (you'll meet him soon). She had such a bad time in the shelter that she stopped eating. Mamma Belle is very shy but loves men and does well with dogs.
She is undergoing treatments for heartworm and will be well soon. Mamma Belle is just lovely and wants to please you every time. She had a tough time at first when she and Brindle were chained in a back yard but she is doing so well now.
Brindle and his girlfriend Belle have not had an easy life at all. They came up from South Carolina where they were both chained to trees in a back yard until the animal control officers confiscated them both. They were scheduled to die and we were going to pull Belle and could not leave poor Brindle behind.
He is a lovely lab mix brindle dog who is very affectionate and loves and jumps and kisses and becomes so wonderful when you talk to him or go to let him outside or feed him or just anything you do for him is wonderful to him. He does well with quiet dogs and loves people and kids. He is crate trained and walks well on a leash. Brindle is approximately 60 pounds and is about 3 years old.
Mr. Hobbes is a 2 year old fox hound, possibly Dane mix. He is a southern boy from South Carolina. Mr. Hobbes loves dogs and is very laid back. He was at a shelter for about 3 months or more and his time was up so we pulled him in the nick of time. He is a very handsome boy who likes to strut his stuff at Camp Bow Wow South these days and is the staff's favorite dog there. His foster said that he does pull on the leash but will correct the problem with time. He is very good at crating and takes treats very nicely. No food aggression but we would say no to cats for Mr. Hobbes.
Caldwell is a handsome 2 yer old southern boy from North Carolina . He is a Labradane mix and he wants to show off his physique to everyone that comes past him. He will not stop wiggling until you pet him and give him some loving.
Caldwell loves to play with other dogs and likes kids to play ball with him. He is very smart and is good at reading everyone and wants them to know that. Caldwell is a real goofball and it seems to show every time a camera is around.
He is crate trained and very good about sharing things. He was scheduled to be put down at the shelter and the rescue was good enough to call us at Pa Great Dane Rescue.
Yager is a 2 year old Great Dane female. She is good with most dogs but is an alpha female and is not for the first time Great Dane owner. She does bark at everyone she meets but will redirect with time from doing so. Yager is very very good about crating and is not destructive at all in the home. She should be placed in a home with older kids and her response to cats is unknown.
Cisco is a mix of something, who knows? He came in with a litter of Dane/lab mixes so we have to say he is a Dane/lab mix but he has a curl in his tail to die for. He actually smiles when you call him. He was adopted out and returned because he had a fight with his pug brother. He has been here about a week and we are finding he is very pleasant and gets along with all the dogs here without incident.
Cisco is very well behaved and just as handsome as all get out. He is very quiet and plays all day with the other dogs and is excellent with crating. He loves to strut around the yard with a toy in his mouth and says to the other ones “I am the man.” He has absolutely no food aggression and is very good with people. He wins the cuteness award this week for smiling and showing us all how much he is loving it here.
Bria and Bella
Bria and Bella are sisters from the same litter and are registered as boxer mixes. They are both 2 years old in June and came from the south where tobacco is aplenty (North Carolina). When they first came up they did not know how to walk on a leash, they were so frightened they had to be carried in from the car and they did not know how to respond to people at all.
They are now the most lovely dogs that have ever come into the rescue. They are now crate trained, walk good on a leash, come to meet people (with treats and cheese in hand) and play with other dogs. They both come up to me when I call them and stick out their little heads for me to put them in my hands and kiss their faces. They love to sit next to me while I am doing things and love to be near at all times.
They can be little devils though at times. They can jump a 6 foot high fence so tie-outs, leash walks, or 7 foot fences ( we extended ours) are a must. They are incredibly loving and I am sure they would do ok with older kids. We would love for them to go together since they sleep touching each other and sit next to each other all the time.
Sonny is an 12 month old Mastiff/Great Dane mix. He is just as lovable as can be and likes all the other dogs he comes in contact with. He is great with people and kids over 7 years old because of his size. Sonny is a big lug and his head is ginormous because of his massive intelligence. He is too smart for his own good and wants to share his intelligence with his new family; just walking on his leash around the neighborhood to show off his lovely disposition.
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PA Great Dane Rescue is an all-volunteer organization operated out of the homes of the volunteers in the organization. We do not have a kennel, we have the Danes in our homes. If you contact the group, please be patient, we will return your call as soon as possible. We are available for contact during the following times: Monday - Saturday: 10:00 am until 7:00 pm
Because this rescue is a foster-based rescue,
we cannot accept visits to see the dogs without an appointment.
From our Beaver County and Allegheny County locations the PA Great Dane Rescue serves the rescue and adoption needs for the Pittsburgh, Western and Southwestern Pennsylvania areas including Beaver County, Allegheny County, Washington County, Mercer County, Greene County, Westmoreland County, Butler County and Lawrence County and other areas of Western PA. For Great Danes in the Pittsburgh area, contact the PA Great Dane Rescue.