Farewell to a friend

On February 6th, a brave, sweet, little woman named Zoey took her final breath.  She was fortunate to have her wonderful person next to her side, Deb Johnson.
Zoey came into our rescue as an owner surrender many years ago. She initially was housed by one of our fosters, Mary Beth. Mary Beth intended to only foster Zoey butfell in love and decided to adopt her.   Mary Beth had to give her back to the rescue about 2 years ago because Mary Beth had been diagnosed with a very aggressive stage 4 cancer . Sadly, Mary Beth lost her battle last year.
To help ease Mary Beth’s mind before she passed away, Zoey was adopted by another one of our volunteers, Deb Johnson.  Deb gave Zoey many wonderful years of doggie treats, walks around the neighborhood, kisses and hugs, and a place in her heart that she promised Mary Beth she would give her.
Deb was by Zoey’s side and Zoey is now by Mary Beth’s side where she is resting happily. Zoey may have had a rough start but in the end she was so fortunate to have the love of 2 of the most wonderful women in the Pittsburgh area. Some of us never get that kind of love at all and Zoey was so lucky to have them in her life.
Our hearts go out to Deb Johnson for the loss of such a wonderful dog; she will be missed.
As Michael Landon said

“Remember me with smiles and laughter for that’s way I’ll remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears then don’t remember me at all.”


Jean Matvey,  Pa Great Dane Rescue

Jessie is a friend, yeah

Jessie is a Lab/Great Dane mix and is about 90 pounds . He is a Kentucky boy that was a stray in a high kill shelter. He loves to show himself off and likes the bouncing trampoline for fun. Jesse thinks this is the way to bounce into someones heart.

From Jesse’s foster family: Jesse is a big, playful boy who is still figuring out what it means to be part of a family. He is powerful, but walks pretty well on a leash. Jesse is great with other dogs of all sizes, but would love a home with another dog that likes to romp and run with him. He is cautiously optimistic about cats, and would do well in a home with them. Jesse picks up on commands very quickly and could blossom with a little training. We would love to see Jesse in a home with children, since he does love to play, but older children or those experienced with larger dogs would be best.



Cute level 1 zillion

I expect Frankie will be adopted by tonight.

Hi, my name is Frankie. I am a sweet, handsome boy with a dark, tan coat. Everywhere I go, I turn heads and my foster says I’m smart, too. I followed the lead of the dogs who lived here and was potty trained right away. I sleep in my crate all night and don’t get up until morning. I’m a good listener who is eager to please. I already know how to sit. I love playing outside with toys and the other dogs and I love to go for walks in the woods. When I’m done playing, l love to snuggle on the couch with my foster. Im friendly around people, kids and other dogs. I’m just an all around great boy who wants to be loved in my own forever home.

PA Great Dane Rescue website

Meet Sweet Pea

Sweet Pea is a very very sweet 3 year old Kentucky girl that loves other dogs and people, including kids. No cats or chickens for this gal as she would chase them all day.  Sweet Pea is a farm girl thru and thru but loves to do all the dog things like sitting on the floor beneath your feet. She is a beautiful hefty 75 pounds and is a lab/Dane mix probably, we’re not sure. Sweet Pea was a stray scheduled for euthanasia  recently and we got her in before it was too late.

Hey look, another puppy!

My name is Maggie. I am a beautiful girl with a fawn coat and white socks. I’m going to be a big girl and I have the Great Dane, gentle giant, personality. Right now, I’m living with 4 miniature dachshunds and I am nice to them. I love to play outside with the other foster puppies and I love to go for walks.

I really love snuggling with my foster family and give kisses too. I’ve had many baths and have had my nails clipped I don’t even flinch. I’m crate trained and do well throughout the night. I’m doing pretty well with my potty training but I still need a little work. I’m still just a puppy. I am very loving and extremely docile. I do well with kids and other dogs. I don’t know any cats so I don’t know about them. I’d do well in any home. I just want to love and be loved in my forever home.