2018 Successes

Fulfilling our mission one Dane at a time. Read about our successful adoption stories.

Brooklyn
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Brooklyn

Adopted 8-13-2018
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Brooklyn has a home with her foster family, Elizabeth & Steven, in Castle Rock, CO! Elizabeth & Steven have always wanted a Great Dane.Their daughter Kim, has a sweet Dane named Sampson, and when she joined RMGDRI as a volunteer, Elizabeth & Steven were not far behind.They are also Volunteers now too!  When Brooklyn needed a Foster Home, they were there with open arms, and she has fit so well into their family life, they just couldn't let her go! Brooklyn will share her home with Bently, a 10 year old Boxer, and will have a friend in Kim's Dane, Sampson, as well. The family likes to go for daily long walks on their vast property, and plan their outings so that their dogs can come with them. Elizabeth is home most of the day, so Brooklyn will have all the love and attention she can stand! Look for Brooklyn at some of our future events in Colorado! We are so happy for this sweet girl, and her new family!
Merlyn
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Merlyn

Adopted 8-4-2018
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Merlyn has a home with his forever family in Lakewood, CO! Andrea and Craig, and their daughter Megan, are so happy to bring sweet Merlyn into their home! Merlyn will share his new family with 5 year old Zoey, who is also a Dane. Zoey is a playful, sweet girl, so Merlyn will have someone to teach him the ropes, and a playmate to use up his puppy energy with. Merlyn will enjoy going for long walks, and lots of outdoor time in his new huge back yard. Andrea is home during the day, so Merlyn will have all the attention and companionship he desires. Andrea also volunteers with RMGDRI, so you may see Merlyn at a local CO event in the future. We are so excited for Merlyn and his new family! Happy life sweet boy!
Logan
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Logan

Adopted 7-30-2018
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Logan has a home with his foster family in Columbia Falls, MT. Sherie and Marv are no strangers to the Great Dane breed. They had fostered a Dane in the past, and trained him to be an amazing service dog for a friend who needed the love that only a Dane can give. They are also no strangers to rescuing dogs, and prior to Logan, had rescued 4 other dogs that also needed a loving home. Both of them missed having a Dane in the house, and decided to try their hand at fostering with RMGDRI. Sherie and Marv did not hesitate when they heard that Logan needed a foster home. They drove over 19 hours to bring him to their home they call The Waggin’ Tails Ranch. He bonded so well with their dogs, and became a full-fledged member of the family, they just knew he had found his forever home! Logan will share his home with two Shepherds; Montana, age 2, and Saxson who is 10, and two Malamutes; Appie, who is 6, and Glacier, age 2, who has become Logan’s best friend. Logan and Glacier can be found playing together, and keeping watch over the property on their sofa by the window. Logan will also have 2 human siblings; Patty, and her husband Steven, who also live with Sherie and Marv. There is plenty of love to go around, and someone is always at home, so Logan gets constant love and attention whenever he wants it. Logan also enjoys morning hikes with Marv, wrestling with Steven, snuggles with Patty, and has become Sherie’s shadow. We couldn’t be happier for Logan and his new family! Way to go sweet boy!
Boone
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Boone

Adopted 6-30-2018
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Boone has a home with his new forever family in Denver, CO! Lois has wanted a Dane for a very long time, and decided to try her hand at fostering  When she saw that Boone was in need of a Foster Home, she stepped up immediately, and has now successfully foster failed! LOL.  Boone and Lois have certainly bonded, and he finds a safe place on her lap most of the time! Lois lives in Denver, and loves to frequent the local restaurant scene, and is so thrilled to have Boone be able to accompany her! She also has friends that have a lake house in Nebraska, and Boone will enjoy many a vacation at the lake with Lois! He will share his home with two senior cats, Reese, and Nitroutrous. Lois has also signed up to volunteer with us, so look for Boone at future events in CO! We are so excited for Boone and Lois! Way to go sweet boy!!
Rocky
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Rocky

Adopted 6-24-18
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Rocky has a home with his new forever family, Jon & Jerrie, in Boulder, CO! Jon & Jerrie are previous adopters, and we are so happy they chose to rescue from us again! They have owned three Danes in the past, Oola and Stella who were adopted from RMGDRI, and Oz whom they lost a little over a year ago. They currently have a 1 year old Yellow Lab named Cooper, who will make a great playmate for Rocky! When Jon & Jerrie saw Rocky on the website, they were smitten. He reminded them so much of their sweet Oz, who was also a big Bluel Jon looks forward to taking Rocky along with Cooper on their morning hikes, and with someone home all day, Rocky will have constant companionship and as much play time with Cooper as he can stand. We are so excited for Rocky and his new family! Way to go sweet boy!
Zeus
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Zeus

Adopted 6-23-18
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Zeus has a home with his new family, Debbie & Duane, in Florissant, CO! Debbie and Duane have fostered for us in the past, and became Foster Failures about 5 years ago with Gloria, now Gigi, who is 7 years old. They have since rescued another Dane, Maggie, who is 2, and were looking for a third Dane to join their family when they saw Zeus! Zeus will enjoy hours of play time in his new huge back yard, and will go on many outings with Debbie and Duane. He will also have fun playing with Debbie & Duane's 3 grandchildren when they come to visit, and with his new families flexible work hours, he will not have to be away from his people for too long! We are so excited for Zeus and his new family! Way to go sweet boy!
Takuma
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Takuma

Adopted 6-16-18
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Takuma has a home with his new family in, Colorado Springs, CO! Tamara has owned Great Danes for over 30 years, even having a deaf Dane that she taught sign language to! She has adopted from us twice before, and sadly lost her Dane a little over a  year ago. She was ready to add another one to her home, and saw Takuma on the website. Tamara is retired, and is able to be home all day with Takuma. They will enjoy walks in Tamara's large yard, and he will go with her on errands and outings. Takuma will be the only dog in the home, but will share his home with a 24 year old cat named Boss. Takuma has a life of constant companionship and couch snuggles to look forward to! We are so excited for Tamara and Takuma! Way to go sweet boy!
Leila
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Leila

Adopted 6-9-18
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Leila has a home with her forever family, David & Julie, in Denver CO! David & Julie saw Leila on the website and were so excited to learn if they would be a good fit for her. With David owning a Dane in the past, and having rescued before, he and Julie felt that Leila was the right dog for them! She will be the only dog in their home, but will share her new home with Ollie, a 7 year old cat. David and Julie love to be outdoors, and go for daily walks in the parks around their home. They can't wait to bring Leila with them, and look forward to all the new adventures they will have together! We are so happy for this sweet girl! Way to go Leila!
Nala
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Nala

Adopted 6-8-18
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Nala has a home with her Foster Family, in Idaho! Laura and Ron, along with their 3 children, Tyler, Bristol, and Phoebe, are beyond excited to welcome Nala as their newest family member! Laura and her family have fostered for us before, but when they met Nala, they knew they would become Foster Failures. Bristol & Phoebe adore Nala, and the feeling is quite mutual. She follows the girls everywhere, and even enjoys the occasional tea party! Nala will share her home with four fur siblings, Roo a 9 year old Chiweenie, Zoey, a 1.5 year old Great Dane, Bella, a 2.5 year old Pit Bull, and Kiki the cat. There are even chickens and cows for Nala to visit with, so she will not be short on company or playmates. Nala will have lots of land to run and play on with her new family, and will go everywhere they go, even on family vacations! We couldn’t be happier for Nala and her new family! Way to go sweet girl!
Luna
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Luna

Adopted 6-4-18
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Luna has a home with her Foster Mom, April, in Utah! April has adopted from us before, and didn't hesitate to step up when Luna needed a foster home. Luna is a very special girl in that she is not very fond of other dogs, and needed slow introductions when meeting new people. With patience, and dedication, April dug in and worked with Luna, along with a trainer, to provide her with a home she could flourish in! At seven years young, Luna has plenty of energy, so she keeps April busy with lots of play time and long walks. With her being the only dog, Luna is enjoying all the attention and love that April has to give! We are so excited for both Luna and April! Way to go sweet girl!
Gunnar
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Gunnar

Adopted 5-26-18
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Gunnar has a home with his forever family, Jon and Lauren, in CO! Jon has owned Danes previously, and has helped his Mom with some behaviorally challenged Danes she was fostering in Texas. He was looking for a Dane that needed a special home, and one that maybe wasn't a good fit for every family. That is when he spotted Gunnar on our website. He put in an application specifically for Gunnar, and wanted to learn more about him. Gunnar is a sweet family dog, but has some challenges with meeting new people and dogs. Jon and his girlfriend, Lauren, were smitten after meeting Gunnar and spending the day with him to learn what his exact needs were. They felt that they could provide Gunnar with the special home he needed, and were willing to work on providing him with they type of environment he could thrive in. He will be the only pet in the home, and will enjoy a hike now and then on a quiet trail, as well as camping trips, and four wheel excursions. Jon & Lauren are going to be working with a trainer for Gunnar to help with his introductions, and are committed to giving him the best life full of love and patience! We are so happy for Gunnar and his new family!
Bently
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Bently

Adopted 5-8-18
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Bently has a home with his forever family in Parker, CO! Bently's story is a special one! He came into the Rescue with epilepsy, and it was unknown what his seizure activity was like, and how severe it would be. It was a rocky road for a few months, but with the right medication and care, Bently is able to enjoy a full life, but will need to take medication to control his seizures for the rest of his life. Vania & Scott were drawn to  Bently the minute they saw him on the website!  Vania has had special needs dogs most of her life, and with also being a former vet tech, she knew Bently  would need a lot of extra care. They just knew Bently was meant for them, and even came out to one of our Meet 'n Greet events specifically to meet him! Both Scott and Vania couldn't picture their life without sweet Bently! They are looking forward to  taking him hiking and for long walks around their neighborhood! With Scott and Vania working overlapping schedules,  Benlty won't ever have to be home alone for too long, and he will enjoy all the love and attention being the only dog in their home. Scott and Vania have been modifying their home to accommodate Bently's needs with his epilepsy and want to do everything they can to continue the excellent care and dedication he was getting in his foster home! It has been quite a journey for Bently, and he deserves the happy life he will have with Vania & Scott! Way to go sweet boy!!
Reese
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Reese

Renamed Léon Adopted 5-4-18
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Reese has a home with his Foster Mom in Dubois, WY! Hélène is no stranger to Great Danes. She has had two wonderful Danes, most recently losing her 8 year old Dane a couple of months ago. Reese needed a foster home without other dogs, and Hélène had the perfect place for him! She stepped up to foster without hesitation! Reese will enjoy living in beautiful Wyoming, and has lots of open land to roam and play on. Reese is just 13 months old, and Hélène is aware that training is helpful with young Danes, and has already scheduled him in training classes. With Hélène being retired, she and Reese will spend all of their time together running errands, playing in her huge yard, and just snuggling on the couch, which he really seems to enjoy! Hélène has affectionately changed his name to Léon . We couldn’t be happier for this little family! Way to go sweet boy!
Hercules
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Hercules

Adopted 4-28-2018
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Hercules has a home with his forever family in Castle Rock, CO! Sandra and David currently have a 3 year old Dane named Georgia, and are so excited to be adding Hercules to their family!! Hercules will have a giant back yard to play in and run off his 2 year old energy! He will also enjoy camping trips and being outdoors with this active family. Sandra & David get together weekly with their daughter who also has a male Great Dane, so Hercules will be having so much fun and keeping busy in his new home! We are so happy for Hercules and his new family! Way to go sweet boy!
Kane
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Kane

Adopted 4-27-18
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Kane has a home with his foster family in Peyton, CO! Kane will be the first Great Dane for Denise and Garry. He will share his home with Lily, a sweet St. Bernard mix, and 2 cats, Domino and Hazel. Kane has a large back yard to roam and play with Lily, and with Garry & Denise working opposite shifts, someone will be home with him most of the time. At 6 years young, Kane will enjoy many camping trips, strolls around the neighborhood, and "wrestling" matches with his new Dad, Garry! We are beyond happy for this sweet boy and his new family! Way to go Kane!
Brooklyn
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Brooklyn

Adopted 4-7-2018
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Brooklyn has a home with her new Dad, Reese, in Littleton, CO! Brooklyn will be the first Great Dane for Reese, but he has friends who own Danes, and has spent lots of time falling in love with the breed. Reese works from home, and has no other pets, so Brooklyn will have round the clock attention. She and Reese will go for walks on the greenbelt outside his house, an occasional hike, and just spending lots of time enjoying their new life together. We are very excited for Brooklyn! Way to go sweet girl!
Caesar
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Caesar

Adopted 3-30-18
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Caesar has a home with Giovanna and George in Albuquerque NM! Giovanna and George were excited about Caesar the minute they saw him on the website! Caesar will share his home with Shay, a 5 year old Great Dane, Isaiah, and 8 year old Dane mix, and Joey, a 7 year old cat. Together they will enjoy walks around the neighborhood, short hikes, and going everywhere the family goes. They also hope to foster in the future, and plan to bring Caesar to some Colorado events when they can. Both Giovanna and George are home during the day, so Caesar will have lots of love and attention!  We are so happy for Caesar and his new family! Way to go sweet boy!
Noah
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Noah

Adopted 3-25-18
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Noah has a home with Mandy & Jon, and their two daughters; Brynn & Tegan, in Parker CO!  We met this wonderful family at one of our events here in CO last month after they had just placed an application to adopt. They spent the day talking with our Volunteers, and meeting some of our Ambassador Danes. They just missed meeting Noah, but had seen him on the website, and were excited to get through the application process to learn more about him. Noah has some special needs with his urgency to be let outside more so than a typical dog, and Mandy and Jon did not see that as a challenge.They have the schedule to meet his needs and keep him comfortable, and with two teens in the home, he will enjoy plenty of outside time playing in the yard. Noah has a zest for life, and his energy level is a true testament to that. He will enjoy morning jogs with Mandy, and going to soccer games with the girls to cheer them on! The family plans to take Noah everywhere they go! Noah will be the only dog in the home and will enjoy all the love and snuggle time with his new family! Way to go sweet boy!
Zeus
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Zeus

Adopted 3-19-2018
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Zeus has a home with his new family Leslie & James and their two children Daniel and Alexis in Grand Junction, CO!  Zeus will be the family's first Great Dane, but with their friends and co-workers owning Danes, he will most likely have some Dane friends to play with. He will be sharing his home with Lucky, a 7 year old Bichon, and Huxon, a 2 year old cat. Leslie loves to walk and jog, so Zeus will be able to get some of his puppy energy out by keeping her company on her outings. He will also be joining the family on many outdoor activities, and playing fetch in his new back yard. We are so happy for this sweet puppy! Way to go Zeus!
Roe
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Roe

Adopted 3-5-2018
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Roe has a home with her new family in Utah!  Lesli and Paul have had 10 Great Danes all together, some of which have come from RMGDRI. Lesli is also a volunteer with us, and fell in love with Roe the minute she saw Roe's story on the website. Sweet Roe has been through so much with her surgery and recovery, and is now a healthy girl who loves to run and play!  She will have two Dane sisters to keep her company; Heidi who is ten, and a seven year old named Sophie, as well as 5 cats! Roe will have fun exploring the 20 acres that Lesli and Paul live on, and Lesli's work schedule allows her to be home several days a week with her animals. We are so happy she found a wonderful home with Lesli and Paul! Way to go sweet Roe!
Oakley
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Oakley

Adopted 3-4-18
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Oakley has a home with Amber & Adam, and their 2 daughters, Katie and Ashley in Castle Rock, CO! Amber has owned a Dane mix in the past, but this will be the family's first Great Dane together. Oakley will also share his home with a  sweet 2.5 year old German Shepherd named Luca. This is a very active family, and Oakley will enjoy going for walks, car rides, family outings, and trips to the park. Oakley has a bit of separation anxiety, but this family is dedicated to helping him feel comfortable and loved, and are willing to do whatever it takes to meet his needs. We are so happy for Oakley! Way to go sweet boy!
Marlo
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Marlo

Adopted 3-3-2018
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Marlo has a home with Lana, and her 3 sons in Utah! Marlo will be the family's first Great Dane, but they are no strangers to the breed, as Lana's in-laws have always owned them. Marlo will share his home with Deuce, a young-at-heart 9 year old Pudlepointer, and 3 human brothers, JP, Sterling, and Graham. The family loves to go hiking, take walks around the neighborhood, and go on camping trips, and they plan to take Marlo everywhere they go! Marlo and Deuce will have plenty of play time, as Deuce really needed a little brother to keep up with his "puppy like" energy. Marlo will be a busy pup with his new family! Way to go sweet boy!
Sven
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Sven

Adopted 2-10-18
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Sven has a home with his new family in Claremore OK! Mark and his wife Glenn, are 3rd time adopters from RMGDRI,having previously adopted Hera & Butterfly. The girls have fit so well into their new family life on the farm, and really love to play and explore.  Butterfly keeps Hera on her toes with a passion for play, so Glenn thought Butterfly would benefit to have a playmate who can keep up with her. Sven was the perfect choice! He is a 2 year old with a lot of energy, and he loves to play! He also doesn't like to be alone too much, and with Glenn being home most of the time, he will have constant love and attention. Sven will also share his new home with a sweet one year old pit mix named Bandit as well as horses, and a pig! We are so happy for this sweet boy! Way to go Sven!
Blue
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Blue

Adopted 2-10-18
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Blue has a home with her foster family in Missoula MT! Kati & Jay have fostered for RMGDRI numerous times in the past, always ready to open their home to a Dane in need. They always loved seeing their foster's find forever homes, and start a new life,  but this time they have found the one they just could not say goodbye to! Blue entered their home as a foster from a puppy mill cruelty case, and has blossomed into a full fledged member of their family! Blue is just 8 months old, and will love growing up with Kati and Jay's current pups, a 2 year old female Great Dane, named Fawx, and a 3 year old male Mastiff/Catahoula/Bernese mix, Lycan. The three dogs have bonded so well, and are inseparable! Katie and Jay live in the mountains, and are always out on the trails with their dogs, which Blue has really enjoyed. She will have a life full of love & adventure with her new family! We are so happy for her! Way to go sweet girl! Kati & Jay have affectionately changed her name to Nyx.
Kaori
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Kaori

Adopted 2-4-18
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Kaori has a home with her new family McKinsie, Zach, and their 4 children, in Parker, CO! Kaori will be the family's first Great Dane, but they are no strangers to Giant Breeds, having owned a St. Bernard for 13 years. Kaori will have some pretty big dogs to pal around with in her new home. Max, who is their very large Chocolate Lab is a real sweetheart, and his best friend is a Great Dane named Charlie, whom they dog sit for when his family is on vacation.  Kaori will also have 3 human brothers; Izac, Jack, & Seely, as well as a sister named Dannie, to take her for walks around their neighborhood, and play with in the back yard. Kaori will never be short on love and play time with this family! Way to go sweet girl!
Lachlan
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Lachlan

renamed Harper Adopted 2-4-18
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Lachlan has a home with her new family, Marika and Clark in Portland, OR! This will be Marika and Clark's third time adopting with RMGDRI! Before moving to OR, they were fostering for us in Boise, and lovingly became foster failures! They currently have Nicks, whom they adopted  in 2009, and two Sphynx cats Johnnie, who is 10, and a one year old named Bobbie. All the pets adore each other, and with Lachlan's sweet puppy nature, she will fit right in with the pack! Marika and Clark do everything with their dogs, and with alternating work schedules, can be home with them more so than not. Lachlan will enjoy playing in her new beautiful back yard, snuggling on the couch with Nicks, and lots of love and attention from her new family! Marika and Clark have affectionately changed her name to Harper. Way to go sweet puppy! Enjoy your new life!
Beau
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Beau

Adopted 2-3-18
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Beau has a home with his new family in Salt Lake City, UT! Beau will be Kara & Liz’s 2nd Great Dane, and 2nd time adopting from RMGDRI! They adopted sweet Rose back in 2011 at age 6.5, and she had a life of love until recently passing this past November at age 12. A few days before losing Rose, they lost their beloved Lab, Joey, and their hearts were broken. They knew the hole could not be filled with just any dog, so when they saw that Beau, a sweet senior at age 9, needed a foster home, they stepped right up to help! They fell in love with his sweet nature, and old gent ways, and knew he was home to stay. Beau will share his home with many new animal siblings; Thor, who is an older gentleman pup like himself, 4 cats (Pinky, Howl, Ramona, and Ms. Kitty), Reggie the Turtle, and two ducks, Billie and Frances. Kara & Liz are happy to provide this sweet senior , and all their pets, with never ending love, and affection! Way to go sweet Beau!
Wally
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Wally

Adopted 1-22-2018
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Wally has a home with his foster family, Mike and his 3 children, in Highlands Ranch, CO! After meeting Wally at an event, Mike and his kids were smitten with him.When the opportunity arose to foster him, they didn't hesitate. Wally was dealing with some allergies and skin issues, but with the families' help giving him weekly baths, and the right medications, his coat is now shiny and healthy! Wally can now focus more on playtime than on his itchy skin! Wally is enjoying his new family so much, and with Mike working from home, he is never alone for too long.Wally will be the only dog, but his new human siblings Brooke, Levi, and Remi, keep him pretty busy, and even have an Instagram page for him! Mike will be volunteering with us, so you may even get to meet Wally at an upcoming event! Way to go sweet boy!
Chapman
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Chapman

Adopted 1-15-2018
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with his new family, Shannon & Jeremy, in Winter Park, CO! Chapman will be the couple's second Great Dane from RMDGRI! In 2009 Shannon & Jeremy adopted Brutus, and were looking for a sibling for him when they saw Chapman. They are over the moon excited to be welcoming a new puppy to their home! Chapman and Brutus will go to work with Shannon & Jeremy every day at the gallery they own, and meet lots of new friends. When not at their store, they enjoy being outdoors, and their property backs up to National Forest, so Chapman will grow up hiking, camping, and breathing fresh mountain air! Shannon & Jeremy live in a very dog friendly community, and all of their neighbors are just as excited to welcome a new puppy to the neighborhood! Way to go sweet boy!