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great dane rescue of minnesota + wisconsin :: may rescue of the month

I was very excited to feature the Great Dane Rescue of MN & WI (GDROMN) as this month’s Rescue. Danes are so fun to photograph, and who doesn’t love a huge, sweet dog? The timing couldn’t have been better, and I was able to photograph two of the most beautiful Blue Merle puppies I’ve ever seen.

GDROMN is an all-volunteer organization, accepting purebred Great Danes from Minnesota, Wisconsin and the surrounding area. They take dogs from shelters, animal control and owner surrenders, give them great veterinary care, and place in foster homes until they find a great match in a new owner. They can always use more foster homes and volunteers, so if you have an interest in Danes and would like to help, be sure to check out their volunteer page. Stay up to date with new intakes, events and goings-on via their Facebook page.

They have an event coming up on May 19th, at the Stone Mountain Pet Lodge in Blaine, MN: The Great Dane Spring Zoomarama! All breeds are welcome, and it will be a fun day of hot dog bobbing, rally course running, bubble chasing and more. 

And now for the dogs! Jam and Jelly were super cute and snuggly, loved sharing their toys with each other, and settled in for a nap by the end of the shoot. They were born on February 16th and purchased by a family who wasn’t educated or prepared for Great Dane puppies, and soon surrendered them to GDROMN. They’re awesome and adorable, and Jelly (on the left) stole my heart over and over while clumsily falling into my lap during the shoot. She’s already found a home, and is busy stealing her new family’s hearts under her new name, Gertie. As of today, I believe her brother Jam is still available.

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Big, handsome Alvin also came into the studio for some photos. He’s doing very well in his foster home, and enjoys watching tv with his butt on the couch and his front feet on the floor. He’s an affectionate, older gentleman who would love to find his new forever home.

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