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Upper Midwest Great Dane Rescue was started in 2008 by a group of Dane lovers who desire to help Danes in need. The rescue is made up of all volunteers who lovingly give of their time and money to help these wonderful dogs. Volunteers include people from every walk of life, all with one thing in common, love of Great Danes. Each animal coming to the rescue is temperament tested, given a physical, sterilized, vaccinated, wormed, checked for heart worm and tick borne illnesses and treated as needed. The dog is then placed in a foster home to wait for someone to love it forever.
UMGDR is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization and all donations to the rescue are tax deductible.
How we achieve our mission:
FOSTER: Provide a safe, loving home for the dog to heal from past traumas, gets needed veterinary attention and good food. Many of these dogs will need intense one on one to overcome past traumas. Each dog is different and will need different care and training.
TRANSPORT: Pick up the dog and transport it to the foster home. We cover all of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and the Dakotas. The transportation coordinator will contact transport volunteers when they are needed. A Dane Train will be set up so many volunteers may be needed for a transport so no one will have to be on the road for hours on end.
HOME VISITS: A home visit is done on each applicant before a Dane is placed with them. This entails visiting with the applicant at their home, observing the environment, both physical and emotional, and determining if this is a suitable home for the Dane. Different Danes will have different needs in what constitutes a proper home for them.
Join a team of volunteers that plan and organize events to raise funds for the organization. As a non-profit organization we are solely funded by donations. Without those donations the organization cannot pay for the medical expenses each dane needs.
There are so many more ways you can contribute your time, experience, and knowledge to our organization. Come join a passionate group of individuals that love the Danes!
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