Danes in Distress is a non-profit entirely staffed by a group of volunteers who are committed to helping unwanted, neglected or abused Great Danes by placing them in caring homes where they will receive proper care and exercise.
The rescue service was started in 1956 by a Great Dane lover/breeder and evolved in 1965 into the organization now known as Danes In Distress. Over the years, volunteers have been involved to continue the rescue efforts.
In 1993, Patricia Whetstone of Brantford, ON took over as ‘Coordinator’ and enthusiastically pursued the organization’s mandate. Through her efforts, hundreds of disadvantaged Great Danes were placed with new owners. Pat’s name became synonymous with helping Great Danes and she was well known by Great Dane breeders, veterinarians, kennels, animal shelters, and the many caring owners who had happy additions to their families.
In 2000, Jim Wood took over the Coordinator’s responsibilities and rescue efforts continue with many new faces on the team.
Danes in Distress Rescue Group has been rescuing the less fortunate members of their favourite breed for over 56 years and they have adopted in excess of 5,700 Great Danes.
Adoption Process & Policies
Like many rescues, Danes in Distress have adoption policies that must be adhered to.
You must submit an application before you will be considered