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Just wanted to thank Brenda from the Riverside Great Dane meetup group for her generosity and her fantastic work in putting this website for me together. It looks great and it will help the rescue in many ways.
I want a great dane , could you contact me through my face book , I'm not up to speed on copy and paste the application... I have the ability to take one on , retired fireman large home and back yard and I love dogs,.Best Regards.greg speth
I'm curious why there's no mention of Ami formerly Tsunami here in your success stories?
Hi i have been trying to get ahold of you, I am really interested in bringing another Dane into our family. I have emailed and called and have not received a response. My email is:
Donna sent me a link to your new site and, Brenda, it's beautiful. I love the pictures! And I love the way everyone reaches out and helps each other! Rene, Charleotte wanted me to thank you again for the courticy listing. She and Abby, the 6 month old, are really learning to be good, sweet girls and will be sorely missed once they find their new people and permenant homes. (Abby's mange is almost clear and I hope to get you current pictures of her soon.) Thank you again for all of your help, knowledge and advice. Without you, Donna, and all of your contacts and friends I never would have been able to help the few dogs that I have. Actually, without you and Donna I couldn't have even tried.Enjoy the puppies but don't let them wear you down too much. So many dogs would be lost without you and INDIAN DANE RESCUE!!!
We want to thank Rene and Donna for helping us adopt our Duncan boy in January 2008. He fit into our family with ease and we are in love with his gentle nature & sweet kisses. Blessings~ Denise, Jon, Donovan, Broderick, Duncan & Lucky
It was so wonderful to come down to hang out with Rene and all his canine friends! The dogs are so well taken care of and the atmosphere is so peaceful! I have taken a special liking to Tucker the special needs boy. He is so sweet! All the dogs were very well behaved. You do amazing work Rene!!! Thank you for allowing me to come play with your pups!Many Blessings,Angela
We adopted Tiko from Indian dane rescue yesterday. When we first visited we thought he was the most amazing dog. Rene told us that he had problems in the past with aggression but had grown out of, and been trained out of it. We brought him home to our house where our friend was waiting for us. A couple of hours later our friend was attacked while patting tiko on the side. We are now trying to return the dog for more training for aggression and a refund of our money because we were told he was no longer aggressive. We were then told we could return him but with no refund. This was a poor experience. I am thoroughly dissapointed with this organization.
I DO realize this situation is 6 years out...but the lesson is still the very same. NO dog comes with a guarantee and ANY dog, especially a new one, picks up on the energy of the people/person around or near them. It is my experience a dog bites from fear and uncertain fearful situations are often caused by uncertain, fearful people. It is sad this happened but Paul needed to bond with his new dog and After his family and Tiko bonded worry about integrating friends and others. Not good keeping a dog OUT in the yard IF he was acclimated to being an "indoor-dog". That in itself created a very insecure fur baby. Sorry for Tiko and I hope he was re homed in more favorable conditions.
Perhaps Paul should also mention that the day after Tiko was in his new home Paul was informed by his landlord that Tiko wasn't able to stay in the house but only outside. This after Indian Dane Rescue made an exception to the rule. We'll let every one draw their own conclusions from this.
My wife and I have had two experiences with Rene and both of them were great. The first was when we adopted our beloved Gigi. Because Gigi had severely fearful behavior, Rene was very careful to screen anyone interested in her. We had to really lay out our commitment to Gigi ahead of time, driving down to the San Diego area twice, spending a lot of time at the rescue to get Gigi used to us, etc. Finally we were allowed to take her home and she's been the light of our life. We were always grateful to see how carefully Rene places his dogs.The other experience with Rene had us bringing a dog to him. We rescued another Dane from a different rescue who turned out to be extremely dog aggressive. We hired a trainer and did everything we could to make her functional in our lives but it was just unmanageable. We were really at the end of our rope until we called Rene and asked if he could take our dog on. He did gladly. We know she's getting the best care and training there and that Rene would never place her in a home until she was ready and the home was a good fit.Over the years Rene has always made himself available to answer questions about feeding, training, illness, etc. Danes are his passion and his great work this amazing breed has really brought a lot of joy into our lives.
My family and I recently were lucky enough to visit Rene and his beautiful Dane's. I had gone there to visit my beautiful new baby, Dutchess. Rene was absolutely wonderful, he made it an experience I will never forget. He sat down and answered every question I had and took the time to make sure our home would be a great FOREVER home for Dutchess. He put no pressure on me to take any of the beautiful Dane's home, and also was sure we understood the work that goes into having a Dane. We had some schedule conflicts and Rene gladly worked with us so we could make Dutchess our new family member. I was recommended to Indian Dane and I will do the same. To not recommend someone to Rene would truely be robbing them of the experience of a lifetime! So, thank you Rene, for doing what you do and for my best friend Dutchess!
My wife and three of my children drove 2 1/2 hours to visit Rene and add a new family member for our daughter Devon. We have two other dogs and a number of smaller animals and it was important that whoever came home with us would be the "perfect" fit for our family. After much soul searching and bonding, Devon decided that Zeus was the one. We could not be happier! Zeus loves his new animal friends and is fascinated by Devon's three rats. When he gets up in the morning, he visits our German Shepherd mix - Rocky, first, then the rats and then Devon followed by everyone else. He loves to play with Rocky, and cuddles on the couch with all of us when it is time to settle down. Our older Lab mix, Blaze, is relieved that he no longer has to entertain Rocky and can relax in his "retirement".I highly recommend Indian Dane Rescue and Rene to anyone considering a Great Dane as a companion. Rene has a deep passion for Great Danes and a comprehensive expertise of the breed. He answered our questions and concerns and wanted to make sure Devon was getting the right dog. Thank you so much for Zeus. He is a wonderful, amazing, sweet, and goofy addition to our family.
There is no one else I will trust my beloved Bella to, but Rene and his Indian Dane rescue when we are out of town. His advice was extremely helpful when we first adopted her (although we didn't not find her from him)...his love for the breed is very apparent. Thank you!
I adopted Dorian, or as my sons call him, "the beast" in 2007. Rene was fantastic in relieving my concerns over D's physical impairments (he is deaf and sight impaired). D is the epitome of gentle giant and my best friend since the boys are grown and gone. I spent much of Rene’s time asking questions and visiting the dogs, I very much appreciate the time he took out of his schedule to accommodate me. D has been such a joy that I don’t think I will ever want another dog that is not deaf!
update: Dorian passed away January 17, 2012 of cancer. I now realize that I didn't adopt D. He adopted and rescued me. I miss his smile (yes, he smiled) his bunny hop when I come home from work and his "beast growl of intimidation" for a cookie; I even miss his drool bombs and wagging tail bruises. He was my best friend and confidant, he always knew when to lay quietly next to me, force me to play and chear up and how to make me laugh. D was our rock when my father passed and stood guard over the family during our time of sorrow. He is greatly missed and will always hold a special spot in my heart.
We went up a couple years ago to see Hamlet. The dogs were so well behaved for so many in one area and another one inparticular, Maddi would not leave us alone unless we continually pet her. Needless to say, we could not just leave with Hamlet alone, we took Maddi too! These two are inseparable!! I always tell people about where we got them and highly recommend the great dane breed!
Hi Donna! Love the website...and my favorite video that I have been watching for a long time on youtube of Gigi. Can't wait to help more with your rescue.Love ya!
Rene,Thank you again for all your patience and assistance while we made the tough decision of which one of the amazing rescue dogs we would make our own. I was undecided for two hours (!) and not once did I feel rushed or pressured. My daughter still talks about sweet Gabby and I know there will be one lucky family to get Terra. Our ultimate choice - the male of the six 3-mo old puppies - has been a dream and thus far, a good fit. We love "Otis"! Thank you again, Rene, and I hope to be back soon! :)Angie
Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Our girl Kalliope "Kalli" aka Lilly (are you confused? Kalli isn't, she picked up her new nomenclature in 10 minutes!) She's a joy! So incredibly goofy, sweet, kissy, and smart, we can't say enough! She's the star no matter where she goes, but she's incredibly modest! As soon as I can talk my spouse into another, we'll be back!!
Rene...I just visited your site before referring one of our Meetup members who is interested in adopting an older Dane, and was sad to read the news about Amy. I think I met Amy once when I met you at a Meetup in Rancho Bernardo awhile ago. It was our only encounter, but since then I've heard nothing but good things about your passion for helping these Gentle Giants. On behalf of my pack, Titan and Ari (both deaf Danes, like Amy) and Diego (my German Shepherd) please accept our deepest sympathies for your loss. Losing a companion as wonderful as a Dane is tough... losing a special-needs companion is even harder. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Diana, Titan, Ari & Diego
I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Hugs to you.Roxanne, Watson & Merlot
We adopted our big goofball Odie two years ago from Indian Dane rescue and couldn't imagine our life without him!He and his brother Brodie the lab areinseparable and make us laugh every day!We can't thank you enough for matching us up with our big,crazy,goofy Odie:-)Please accept our deepest sympathy for the passing of your beloved Amy.I'm sureshe has a big fluffy couch in heaven.
Hi Rene,I just wanted to share what a wonderful experience we had getting our Dane thru Indian Dane Rescue. You were so patient while my children and I were trying to decide on which puppy to chose from-not an easy task! And only now, do I fully understand why there are so many cartoon characters about Great Danes! "Bentley" is the funniest, goofiest, comical dog I have ever come across. She's a giant love and I'm so happy that I found her, and your rescue. I drop your name anytime I hear of someone talking about getting a dog. Have you thought about posting rescue information on Facebook? I don't know if that sounds too cliche, but it's another great way to get your name and rescue out there. Again, I want to thank you. I'll be sending you a Christmas card that includes the 3 dogs and 4 children-it's quite a sight that generally causes people to stop and stare!Best wishes,Michelle Gronewold and family
We adopted Mack on 9/5/2009 and instantly bettered the quality of our lives! It was an eight hour ride back from Escondido to San Jose and Mack was a pure joy on the ride (and we have since learned that the only thing Mack likes better than a car ride is sticking his face in a running sprinkler head).It was obvious to us that Rene took care of all the Great Danes we saw. Mack was in great shape and Rene had all his previous information (birthdate, shot records, certificates, etc...). Mack has been a quick learner, and is extremely balanced around other dogs and humans. He bonded with us on our drive home and adapted to our home like he has never lived anywhere else. It was an unexpected pleasure to have a Great Dane that is already house broken, docile, affectionate, and well adjusted to a leash. Since he has been with us he has already learned sit, stay, go lay down, go to your crate, get in the car, and lets go for a walk. Considering our active outdoor lifestyle it has been a dream having a four legged family member that can go on a five mile hike and do more than just keep up. Mack has become the prince of the neigborhood. He truly has united the dog community in downtown San Jose as everyone looks forward to seeing us with Mack so they can bring out their own pups for socializing. Mack is the balanced dog of the neighborhood and other "unmanageable" dogs seem to chill when they are in the presence of the Mack-Daddy. He is truly our pride and joy.We are in awe of the wonderful thing Indian Dane Rescue is doing for Great Danes, and forever greatfull that Rene introduced us to our newest family member. Mack is a blessing on four legs.
I just love this wonderful site! We have a Great Dane puppy, now over a year and a half old named Princeton.He's the love of our life, but boy is that big boy a training challenge.Just last year at this time, his nickname was Mr. Shark, but he's improving and becoming one of the best boys ever!
Just seen you on Animal Cops Phoenix. You have a very nice place and it makes me happy to see someone put so much heart and faith into dogs. Keep up your good work. DaveUK
We adopted Athena from Indian Dane Rescue a year ago and we could not be happier to have her as part of our family! She has overcome the rough childhood she had and is a happy and wonderful girl. Indian Danes is a haven for these most wonderful animals and our family hopes that more and more people reach out to help support such a wonderful group!Our hearts also go out for the sad loss of Amy. We had the pleasure to meet her when we went to get Athena. Amy was truly a spectacular gentle giant who you could not help buy love when you met her.
JUST SAW YOUR FACILITY ON ANIMAL COPS PHOENIX. I THINK YOUR PLACE IS WONDERFUL AND BLESS YOU FOR TAKING IN THESE BEAUTIFUL ANIMALS, I, MYSELF HAVE MY SECOND DANE, MURPHY,I WILL IN THE FUTURE RESCUE AND NOT BUY EVER AGAIN. AGAIN THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE AND KINDNESS.
Kathy stole what I was going to say, how did she know?Anyway, I have never and really couldn't keep a Dane but Kudos to you and all those that help you, God has a blessed place for people like you.I wish I could help with more than just a comment.BTW San Diego is my home town of 30 years, I moved to Mira Mesa from Clairemont when it had 2500 people.I reside in Oregon nowGod BlessDave
Our family adopted Sukee in Dec 2009 and Rene was so patient while we made our choice! (We were so pleased to see that Dotty has also been adopted)Sukee is just a jewel! She loves playing with Bubba (our adoped Great Pyrenees). It is as if they are brother and sister. She is so tolerant of Louie (our Boston Terrier rescue), and his anxiety issues! We are seriously considering adopting one more Dane this year! Thank you so much for giving all these wonderful dogs a chance!
Hey Rene, Just wanted to say thank you again for helping us out with Chiquita our F. blk dane about 1 1/2 years ago or so. We really miss her, unfortunatly the timing was off when we had purchased her and our little chihuahuas were not getting along with her.We still have our Chi's but they are getting older now.I know that one day we will get another dane to be part of our family. Giving her up was one of the hardest things I ever had to do.Really mean it..Thanks again....Sanchez Family
Yesterday my daughter and I drove down to Indian Dane to have a look at Jake, a mix. We were stunned at the gentleness of these beautiful animals and of Rene's amazing ability to keep everything so calm and well managed. He spent quite a while answering every question we had and we never felt rushed in anyway. We have completely fallen in love with Jake and Lola and are waiting to hear from Rene. What a wonderful human being to have built a Heaven on earth for these beautiful angels! Thank you Rene, from Lanie and Miako
i was looking at your available danes and noticed that you adopted the the ten yr old dane. i am glad to see that she is in good hands!cindy
my husband and are in the process of buying a house and can't wait to fill out an application to adopt a dane from you guys! i have been in love with the breed forever and im so glad there are responsible rescues like you out there who can care for the breed properly. THANK YOU!!
Rene,I have been wanting to thank you for allowing Bonnie to be a part of our life. We rescued Bonnie a few years ago and she has blended beautifully with our family. She adores and protects my 2 & 4 year old. Bonnie has been diagnosed with Addison's Disease which is extremely rare in the breed. One day we found her in a "come like" state and rushed her to the e.r. It was then that we found out she was having an Addisonian crisis. This disease affects the adrenal glands and causes a stress response which can be deadly if not treated. She required injections monthly of a steriod named Percortin and takes Predinosone daily. We are happy to do whatever it takes to keep our girl healthy and so far she has done fantastic! I just wanted to let you know that we are grateful for your work and it is important to pass this kind of information on for educational purposes. Thank you for your dedication and kindness. Sincerely, Julie & Kevin Armbruster & family & Bonnie!
Hello Rene,I was watching Animal Cops, Phoenix, and it was the episode that had Tarquin the Great Dane that had been neglected in his owners back yard. I am so glad to read that Tarquin has been adopted.I have been doing research and getting all my ducks in a row, so to speak, I plan to adopt a Great Dane in a couple of years. I have wanted a Great Dane since the mid-1970's, but never got one, there were other lessons for me to learn before I felt ready for the honor of having one of these gentle beings in my life.
yea!! i am happy that sweet scarlet has found a home. i met scarlet last year at the rescue parade. she is a beautiful older girl. wtg scarlet.
Ten years ago, we adopted a wonderful 1 1/2 year old female from Gail and John Neet. In April of this year we had to lay our "Dana" to rest. We had such a void in our lives that we knew we had to find another sister for our labrador who was very lonely. Less than a month later, Rene Kiel from the Indian Dane Rescue, filled that void with our beautiful two year old female, Duchess. She is such a delight. Originally, a family adopted Duchess from Rene when she was 6 months old to be a buddy of another dane they already had. The family had small children so the dogs were left outside all of the time lacking in love and attention. After a year and a half later, the grandparents stepped in, "rescued" them and brought them back to Rene. We adopted Duchess within 3 weeks of her being with Rene. She has brought so much love, laughter, fun and energy back to our family. If we didn't know better, we would think she is still a puppy. She has definitely found a forever home with us. Thank you Rene for all that you do for these beautiful,loving,and gentle animals. You're knowledge, patience and love is greatly admired and appreciated.Sincerely,Ron and Cindy LaneMenifee, CA
How to wash a great dane: I am so proud that I outsmarted her finally - I have to post this...1. Define bath tub / tub thing she will lay down in. Needs to be in a small area.2. Fill tub with cool water. (leave room for dane) 3. Leave dane alone in hot room with tub. This may be a bathroom in the summer, or one with a spaceheater in the winter. This may be an open area in the yard.4. Wait 5 minutes.5. Come back, is dane in tub? If yes, wash dane lovingly. If no, verify conditions and return to step 4. 6. Hug. Prepare towel. Then open door, and let the dane out. You may want to run, or cover yourself if the dane is a puppy and responds to a bath with rambunctiousness. 7. After applying this strategy about 10 times, my dane concluded that she liked water, and all I have to do is fill up the tub and she jumps in.note: if this doesn't work, don't turn up the heat until the dog gets heat stroke.... and don't just leave them there all day....
We had purchased Hamlet and Maddi years ago. This year we lost our beloved Hamlet and thought we would just have one great dane. That lasted maybe a month and it was back to Indian Dane where we met Rosco! What a delight! He makes us laugh when he backs up to the couch and sits and it doesnt matter if it is the couch or a lap! He fit in immediately and Maddi even does a minute romp around the living room even as old as she is! Rosco is so spoiled where Hamlet wasnt allowed to get on the couch papa lets this one take it over! Rosco even lets the grandson waddle after him while he runs away in chase and catch game...We know when the time comes we will go back to Indian Dane for the next perfect dane!
Has someone adopted Lucy? She looks like such a sweet girl!
It is nice to see that someone is taking care of these dogs.. I grew up with Danes and it killed me to have to let Einstien go.. but I had to do what was best for him. It really saddens me that for a person with a heart like yours to do this type of work instists on posting such lies about us. When my allergies began to act up because of the dust he brought in we had the carpen entirely removed and wood floors put in so he could remain indoors with us. The floors scared him to death and even after months howled until let out. Sleeping outside was tearing his legs up and we took him to the vet numerous times... and was continuously told it was only cosmetic and he is fine. I knew better and even though I wanted him.. I knew that he needed a home w/o allergies and with grass. In my heart I'm greatful that he looks so good in the photos.. and I hope dearly he gets the good home he deserves. He is such a lover.. my baby.. but do not slander my husband and say he gave you nothing but lies. You have no right to judge.. and though you appear to make a difference in this world with your work, you are so wrong! As long as he gets a good home, you say what you need to in order to make yourself feel good.. but we know the truth.. and you can not go to bed with a clear conscience as long as you continue to post these lies.
they are sooooooooooo cute
Just saw Indian Dane Rescue featured on "Animal cops: Phoenix"! (The episode that featured your rescue as "Tarquin" the Great Dane's last hope.) I remember seeing Tarquin on your website way back. Glad to see such a happy ending. Thank you for all you do Rene! Angie HallGrateful owner of "Otis" - adopted from IDR in April '09
Hey there, i have just seen an episode of "animal cops: phoenix", and tarquin was one of the rescued animals, where you wonderful people took him in. i love great danes, to me they are just the most awesome dogs, they always remind me of royalty. though i have never owned a great dane (living in a public housing flat here in singapore, there are so many ridiculous rules and regulations where one can only have a small breed as a pet in the flat). i fell in love with the great dane breed when i first watched 'marmaduke' on telly, i thought he was just the goofiest and awesome dog..been a mega fan of great danes ever since. i hope one day i will be fortunate enough to travel to the great united states of america again, not as a tourist but as a volunteer in your rescue home, for as long as i am allowed to. i believe without good people like you, mr renee, and your wonderful staff, there would have been many unwanted/abused/abandoned great danes lost, humanity has lost much of compassion in today's world..bless you all the dog rescuers in this world for saving god's creatures, who have every right to live on this planet, and to be loved like we ourselves wish to be loved and cared for..BLESS YOU ALL!
Hey,I was the lucky mum of a womderfull Great Dane called Hendrix the Great. He died suddenly in Jan this year. Its been so hard without him around. We are saving up to move to a bigger place where there is no weight restriction on dogs. We need to be in Sherman Oaks or close by if anyone knows a place that will except Great Danes. When we find somewhere we will be along to see you and hopefully have 2 of your fine great danes.Looking forward to that day soon. Caz.
I have had much education and expirience with danes, but never owned one, i have to ask.. what are 'dane friendly toys'? I am looking to adopt one and want to know what kind of toys would be best for him/her.
I have a four year old Black Dane that we need to find a home for immediately. He bit my two year old and must go. It is going to kill us but we have no choice. We need to find a loving no children home for him
Hi Rene this is aubreys daughter rachel thank you so much for Pal. He fits in so well with our other dogs and his coat is improved so much since we got him and he has also gained about 15-20lbs since we got him :) rachel
Also he gets so excited when we take him on walks. He literally jumps up and down. He has not had a seizure in Months:) We love him so much.
toby is such a handsome dog wish he was mine
@ Paul...sorry to here of your experience. Did you read the contract you signed? It is clearly written there that you can return your dog but with no refund. Great Danes are inside dogs. They do not do well or live long as an outside dog. Best of luck to you in finding a new addition to your family.
Just wanted to say how blessed I feel for haveing met Rene and his Danes. We lost one of our Danes last Saturday and we went over to Indian Rescue to adopt a Danes as a replacement. The place was clean and the Danes were happy and playful. They all looked well fed and they had a huge fenced yard to play in. What a GREAT place! We adopted Zena. She just fills that place in my heart that you have when you really love someone and they pass away. She is so smart, well behaved and PLAYFUL!! Thank you so much for bringing us together with her!
Rene', Thank you so much for such a great time today picking up our new family member! He slept all the way home and is not tucked away in bed with my son! He's already getting lots of press via Facebook too! We will make sure to send you some pictues as well. Thanks for doing what you do, it's a comfort knowing these Gentle Giants have a better chance at finding homes because of your heart!
It's been about a year and a half since I adopted Addy (I changed her name). The first few weeks were very difficult. I called Rene in tears not knowing what to do. He told me to hang in there (not in those exact words!) It took about 6 months before Addy trusted me. After almost a year, I am able to trust her off the leash, she does what I ask, and loves to go wherever I go! She is awesome! I'm so glad I hung in there and thank you Rene for your help and for caring about these wonderful dogs!
Oliver and I are going to submit an application today in hopes to find our first child or children. Wish us Luck!
It's been close to 5 years since I adopted my Odie from you guys. We have been thru divorce, multiple moves and everything else life can throw at you, but Odie can still bring a smile to my face no matter what.
I don't know what his brother Brodie (labrador) or I would do without our big goofball. I can't thank you enough for bringing Odie into my life, or for all the great work you do for Danes!
Thank you so much:-)
Odie, Brodie & Jen (mom)
Which template is this for your blog?
I've kept in contact after adopting Kalliope (aka Lilly) back in 2009. Well, we've settled into Washington, DC, after moving across country from Oceanside, CA. Yes, we MOVED with two Great Danes, in a Rover,staying at hotels and making numerous pit stops along the way. I am continually amazed at people giving up their dogs because they are moving! Yes, it's hard, and yes, it requires planning and motivation, but would you relegate any other member of your family to a shelter or home for the simple reason you are moving? My two Danes have more than settled in, they are the stars of Capitol Hill!!
Thank you again for this wonderful rescue!!
All the best for continued success!!
Great blog post.
Nice blog, just wanted to say I found you through Google
I agree that, this is a nice blog. I have known you since 2006 and anybody that does what you do, knows the true meaning of passion.
Thank you again for letting the kids and I come visit with you and your dogs! We are so excited to be bringing Judy into our home and can't wait to show her off to all the kids on our walks to school.
My daughter had such a good time playing with Mia and Phoebe they really are sweethearts. Thanks again for all you do for the breed and with everything you do for the dogs! Can't wait until next Saturday.
Please please please let me know when that little girl is available for adoption. She would be perfect as my service dog. I have everything and am waiting to hear and start the application process for her. I really want to adopt her. Let me know when I can go down and see her please.
Can't thank you and your rescue enough for another precious dane! Ernie aka Ralph is loving his new home and loves playing with Judy aka Martha. Our family is now complete!
Your blog was so simple, I went ahead and created one too, thank you.
I can't say enough good things about Rene and his work. Without Rene I think I would not have known what to do to keep my rescued Dane, Clyde. He was such a pathetic dog I couldn't leave him where he was (starved and locked up) but having never rescued a dog before I was in over my head. Luckily I owned a Dane in the past and Rene's pack has really helped Clyde to socialize and deal with his separation anxieties. Rene helps me so much with how to handle Clyde and Clyde LOVES Rene and the other Danes, rescues too when he goes there. I never worry when I leave Clyde with Rene, he is safe and happy...so much so that I think he'd be happy to stay forever. 5 stars for sure.
Howdy there! Hailing from Nor Cal just across the GoldenGate & San Francisco in San Anselmo. I have actually been "staking" your site for awhile now...don't be scared!
I was actually considering adopting one of your rescue Danes about 3 years ago, but truth is stranger than fiction...I was actually gifted a Dane, a wonderful, loving brindle named Cleopatra! She is a happy & healthy 3 year old now & I've been very seriously considering a rescue Dane for her as a brother companion...frankly i've all but decided!
I have also been wanting to come down for a little visit, the love you have for these incredible dogs is inspiring and I also just really wanted to thank you for all the tender hearted good work, saving precious souls that you all do! I'm not certain how soon I might be able to get back to SoCal, but maybe we can work around that for the moment.
Aside from being a companion for Miss Cleo & I, also really looking for a confident Guard Dog, Very Protective towards both of us...mind you not looking for any canine that is overly aggressive...you know what I mean... Rene, if you have a spare moment perhaps you would contact me firstname.lastname@example.org or please just call 415.944.0842 anytime! I'd love the chance to speak with you "in person" if at all possible! Thanks so much for all the Good work you do!!!
All The Best
Sabrina Rose West
Ciao' for now
We adopted Chica (11/22/14) and she is such a sweet heart and we love her so much! Thank you!
Thank you ! so happy there is a place like yours in our area. I al a GD and animal lover. I wish I could help you guys in any way. I'd love to visit and foster if possible.
Rene, thank you so much for all that you do for these beautiful dogs, and for helping us add the perfect dog to our family. I appreciate that when I initially contacted the rescue, you told me none of the dogs were right for our family, which means that you take the time to find the RIGHT home for your Danes. Well, you found the right home for Merlin (now called Zane). He did great on the two hour drive home, and settled in so well... He's a big sweetie, so happy and loving. We're so thrilled to start our new life with him. Thank you again!!
i think the indian dane rescue is awsome and the people who work there are wonderful. donna has been very good to me and helped me find my best dane friend. keep up the good works.
I am happy to read all the praises of Rene, but frankly I was distraught when upon meeting him he announced that I could never see the dog Tsunami , he changed it to Ami, ever again? Tsunami was a friend's dog who passed away suddenly. It wouldn't
have been so sad if they were a bit more forthcoming in response to my inquiries on his condition. He said if Nami, Ami? didn't get adopted by a year I'd have the choice of picking him up or having him destroyed. Yet I see other folks posts about the Danes adopted but not a word about him? Which makes me wonder, DID HE really get adopted? This dog was a handful & I was grateful to Rene for taking him on, if I could have i would of kept him... I LOVED him and I feel it's cruel to shut ppl out! So if the dog got adopted why isn't there any mention of his new found family on the website? If you think I'm out of line, so be it! There's no harm in caring!
Marla, here is a copy of your email:
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mmm" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, October 26, 2014 4:08 PM
Subject: Re: Ami formerly Tsunami
> Any way the fact he got adopted out is wonderful news, please give Rene my
> thanks as well. You're both life savers thanks for all you did.
> Sent from my Kyocera C5215 phone.
> Mmm <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>I never received the notice? Where did he go?
>>Sent from my Kyocera C5215 phone.
We don't always stay in contact with our adopters and in a way I'm glad because I wouldn't have time to take care of the Danes.
If you don’t follow up with the pups you’ve adopted out, how do you know your placements have gone well? Shouldn’t you have feedback so you can confirm your decisions were predominantly good?
On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, Ryan McPherson <email@example.com> wrote:
You don’t even have grass and your lot is covered in cactus and other hazards. You’ve proven my point that you’re a hoarder, thousands of dogs. You’re not rescuing dogs if you hold onto them, also known as HOARDING.
You’re a self-righteous douche bag, “rescuing dogs for longer than you’ve been alive” easily proves that. All of you dog hoarders are, so don’t feel special. You get off on people brown nosing you. You have the nerve to say my dog would suffer. Yours are stuffed into small spaces and can’t shit on the grass. That plastic shit you’ve got gets hot as hell, have you ever walked on it barefoot in the summer??! Oh but you’re soooo qualified to place dogs you don’t own based on an email and the praises you have on your site, really? If I posted that you’re a douchebag on your website, are you going to leave that up? Likely not, and I’m sure many others have been taken down. “Other shelters wouldn’t even reply”, ya, cause you all suck, clearly you know that, too.
Your many many years of experience will add up to feeding the worms soon enough, and there will be one less hurdle to placing rescue dogs with a family that wants to adopt.
Fuck you very much, sir
All that because I didn't think the Dane he wanted to adopt would be a good fit with his 10 year old Dane.
Convenient that you only published part of the email. You said my dog would SUFFER if I adopted Delta Blue. That's enough to upset anyone that seriously loves and cares for their own animals. You've had Delta Blue a day or so, never met my pup, and you're the foremost expert on what's best for the two of them in one email. Your small house without AC, without grass, and little room for gentle GIANTS is not the best home for them. Your 9,000 square foot lot is mostly house. 767 Indian Summer Pl, San Marcos, CA 92069. I'm appalled that organizations like yours take advantage of the good nature of people that legitimately want to provide new homes for thrown away animals. You're just as bad as Gentle Giants. Anyone reading my angry words, feel free to see how bad they are at http://www.gentlegiantnews.com/lawsuit.html. Rene does the same thing. You wonderful volunteers pickup and deliver danes to this small poorly equipped home, where this man sells them at a profit. It may be better to buy a Dane pup than to rescue one from this man, since both are for profit. You also said that I'm lucky you even replied to my initial application. So pompous.
Rene, Thank you so much for the beautiful Baby girl, Gidget we got from you. She is a Dream. This is my Third Dane from you and they are all doing so well. From My Big Boy Zane, to Brandie (formally Bronte) and then Gidget we all are so appreciative of the wonderful work that you do. And Thank you for the follow up I am sure that the people that brought Gidget to you will greatly appreciate the pictures of all of my babies playing and having a great time.
On a different note:
We were worried about the artificial grass for our home but the dogs running on real grass tore it up so much that it was mostly dirt and Brandie will not "go" on dirt so the idea of artificial was very appealing to us. After we saw how wonderful your yard looked and how well the dogs did on it we got it for our yard. Brandie has not had a problem since and she will even use it in the rain which is HUGE for us since she is very picky. It does get warm in the summer but if you buy Quality Grass, that's all it does is get warm, and the dogs have no problem with it. Our Danes live inside but some times they just love to lay in the sun on the Artificial Grass, they never did that on our real grass. So thanks for that as well Rene.
We love how you have opened your home and heart for these unfortunate babies and we love the work that you do helping to make them able to go to forever homes. From the scared to the aggressive, the hurt or just unwanted, you have helped them all find their way into caring loving homes. I also appreciate the fact that you make sure the home is right for the Dane you are placing. Like when we went to see Angus and you said you didn't think that he was right for us and introduce us to Zane instead! Oh how right you were Zane is perfect in our home. And I know that later, after a little more of your love, nurturing and patience, Angus was adopted into the right home for him. How many times can I thank you, you are truly amazing!
We cannot say enough about how much you are appreciated! It will be a sad Day when you finally retire, but until then, Have a Great Dane!
My wife and I got a dane from Rene, the dogs name was Jp. When we got him Jp had a few stitches on his head Rene told up it was from a dog fight the previous owner other male dog didn't get along so they had to return him. He told us he was crate trained along with all his other dogs. We figured JP was the perfect dog for us. We worked with him daily to get used to us. We got a crate so he could have a calm place but had zero interest in it. My wife and I went to dinner one night and decided lets put JP in his crate since he was claimed to be crate trained. When we got home JP had broken out the crate destroyed the carpet with poop and ate the blinds. We came home to a wreck i called Rene the next day was completely ignored i called his emergency number finally got thro told him what happened. I told him this dog is not crate trained and was wild as hell. He said if I could not control him to bring him back but no refunds. I asked how does he crate train his dogs I can show photos what Jp did and His exact words to me were I need to knock the shit out of him and to go get a 12" piece of hose put him back in the crate and if he trys to get out or cries open the crate door and wack the shit out of him he's a big dog so go hard they can handle it. And if that doesnt work get a metal bowl and smack the top of the crate. I told him I donot agree at all with that because the crate is supose to be the safe spot that sounds like your setting him up to just beat the shit out of him. I hung the phone up in shock a rescue with such positive feedback would say that. I took JP to the vet to remove his stitches and my vet said there was no way that the stiches were from a dog the cuts on his face and head were too straight and if it was a dog fight the cuts would be jagged. Now knowing that it makes since he is the one who put the cuts and stitches on JP. I highly recommend no one uses this rescue not only is he next to impossible to get ahold of after you get his dogs he is not a man of his word when you pay over 500 dollars you expect to get what you are told. I hope people read this and think twice about using this rescue there are other dane rescue out there please do not use him he not only will lie to make money and after he wont do nothing to back his word up. If I could report this man I would
it is interesting that I can't find an adoption contract from this Cory adopting a Dane named JP. I checked 2017 and 2018 but nothing.
Need I say more?
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