• elvis3
  • sarah1
  • amos1
  • abby1
  • Bentley
  • christian3
  • andy 
  • charity4
  • abel
  • jett4
  • toggle
  • bo1
  • blake1
  • clyde
  • hudson
  • Elvis is a sweet boy that needs to be loved and exercised. He is very vocal when you are not paying attention to him.
  • Sarah (ADOPTED)
  • Amos (ADOPTED)
  • Abby (ADOPTED)
  • Bentley (ADOPTED)
  • Christian is a high energy dog and would be great for an active family. He loves people and has recently discovered that he really likes playing with his new kennel mate Zeus.
  • Andy (ADOPTED)
  • Charity (aka-Bess) is a sweet girl. She tolerates other dogs, but would prefer to be the only pet. She would be a great companion for an older couple or a family with older children. She only wants to be loved and to please you.
  • Abel is a very sweet boy. He gets along well with other dogs and loves to run. He would be a great running partner for someone.
  • Jett is a small Lab mix with a beautiful caramel color. Jett does need some work with his leash skills and manners. Jett would do best in a home as the only pet.
  • Toggle has suffered some abuse in the past and doesn't like to have hands or leashes above his head. He's better with women, than men. He also has some food issues, since he didn't always get fed in his last home. Because of this, he will need to be the only dog in the home.
  • Bo is a funny little guy that has a lot of personality. He has a lot of energy and would love to be in an active family. Bo gets along with other dogs and loves children.
  • Blake and his buddy Evan were abandoned by their owners at a house up the road from the rescue. They are very sweet and lovable, get along with other dogs and love kids. We don't know how they would do with a cat, because, well we just don't have any here.
  • Clyde is house broken, loves to play with toys, get along well with children, strangers, other animals and above all, knows his name and comes when called. He has bonded with his sister Bonnie after living together at the rescue and in their foster home, therefore, we would like them to be adopted together.
  • Hudson is a sweet boy, but does not do well with other dogs. He must be the only dog in the home. He is okay with kids, but will only be adopted to a home with children over the age of 10.





Next open house will be held Sunday, October 11th from 1-4pm (weather permitting).


The next volunteer orientation will be held Sunday, October 11th at 11 am.  

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Do you have 2 hours once a month to bring an adoptable dog to a "meet and greet" for one of our supporters?  If so, please contact us via email or Facebook.

Great Dane Rescue of the Carolinas, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to placing abandoned Great Danes from North and South Carolina in safe and loving homes.

Founded in 1984, Great Dane Rescue of the Carolinas, Inc. is devoted to saving beautiful gentle giants and educating the public on the growing problem with abandonment, abuse, and surrender.  We are a no-kill shelter and support spay neuter programs.

Great Dane Rescue of the Carolina's is funded 100% by donations.  With an ever growing number of dogs in need, we need continued support and assistance for medical care, pet meds and housing during the adoption process. 

The rescue will show dogs by appointment in addition to our twice monthly open houses.  Open house is the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month (weather permitting).  Appointments made the day of open house will take priority over walk in visitors.  Please call our hotline to schedule an appointment to meet our adoptable dogs.

Thanks in advance and we look forward to seeing you!


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Hugs and Kisses from all of our orphans at GDRC.  Thank you for your support! 

We want to thank everyone who donates their time, efforts, dog food, blankets and money to help the dogs at the Great Dane Rescue of the Carolinas!

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