Adopting a Dane

Before making a major commitment, we ask that you familiarize yourself with the special needs of this magnificent breed.  Please visit Is a Dane right for you?

The first step in the Adoption process is to submit an Adoption Application. When completing the Application, the fewer stipulations you include, such as gender, age, colour, etc., will increase your chances of a speedy placement.

To be eligible for adopting:

  • Your residence must be in Ontario or Quebec.
  • You must be 18 years of age, or older.
  • You are not a student.
  • You do not live in a high-rise building.
  • You must be willing to pay the $25 Application Fee.

When submitted, you will receive email confirmation that we have received your Application. Please call your personal and vet references to let them know we will be contacting them and give them permission to release general information about you.

We will NOT adopt into homes where there are unaltered dogs unless there is a valid medical reason. We evaluate each application on an individual basis and any concerns we have will be addressed with you.
If you live in an urban area, you MUST have a securely fenced yard – invisible fencing is NOT acceptable.

If, before you are offered a placement, your circumstances change and you are no longer interested in adopting, please Contact Us to prevent wasting your time (and ours) if a dog becomes available.


There is a non-refundable $25 fee for your Application to be processed. This helps cover administrative/phone costs. When paid, it makes you eligible for consideration. Payment of this fee does NOT guarantee that you will be offered a rescued Great Dane, but it will make your application ‘Active’. We only commit resources to ‘Active’ applicants and consider these for Danes being adopted. You will receive email confirmation that your fee has been received.

The following pricing guidelines will be used – except in special cases which will be determined by the Area Coordinator. Adoption fees are not tax deductible.

Effective May 1, 2014:

  • Less than 5 years old                                    $475
  • From 5 yrs. to 5 yrs. 11 months                   $400
  • 6 yrs and Older –    Min. Donation of          $200
  • Adopting 2 Danes at same time – Deduct $50 per Dane.

All Danes adopted from us are altered, up to date with vaccines, microchipped and have been cleared health-wise by our vets for adoption.

Please Note: 

The Adoption Contract has to be signed and your payment of the appropriate fee (by Cash, Certified Cheque, Money Order, PayPal or Interac eTransfer) received before the Dane can be transferred to your care.

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