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About Us

Save Rocky the Great Dane Rescue and Rehab is a national 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of Great Danes, Great Dane mixes, and other breeds that have been abused, neglected and/or abandoned.


We are a Great Dane and Great Dane Mix Rescue in honor and memory of Rocky, the Great Dane, whom we tried desperately to save in June 2013. Despite all of our efforts and offers of rehabilitation, he was irresponsibly and needlessly euthanized on June 12, 2013. Every single Great Dane that enters our rescue and rehabilitation will be provided with the care and love that Rocky was denied. The Danes we save will be in his memory and honor. For those of you who do not know Rocky's story, please read below. 

Rocky's Story

Rocky was a 3 year old Great Dane that was owner surrendered June 1, 2013 to the Hernando County Animal Shelter in Brooksville, Florida for biting the owner's boyfriend. Euthanization was requested after 10 day quarantine by owner. This same owner adopted Rocky from this same shelter in May 2012. He was brought in at the time with a female Dane named Emma. In May 2012, an unnamed rescue tagged Rocky and Emma for rescue, but while awaiting transport, the shelter allowed Rocky and Emma to be adopted out separately thus cancelling out all rescue efforts. We had rescue ready to take Rocky ourselves and he would have been going to a wonderful ranch completely fenced on 7 acres. He would have been the only dog in the area and been rehabilitated to be the Great Dane he was meant to be. We offered our rescue services to the vet on site at Hernando County Animal Shelter and they refused. They also refused our animal behavior specialists from entrance to assess Rocky. Sadly, Rocky left this world on June 9, 2013 despite our efforts; thus, the journey of this rescue began. Rocky gained media attention with his story, but it still does not justify the wrongdoing towards him. While we were unable to save Rocky, with your prayers and support, we can save others in his honor! Please share and re-post as much as you can if you see an animal in need like Rocky. To view the story yourself, here is the link to Rocky's Facebook thread with Hernando County Animal Shelters Volunteers Page

Thank You!

Some of Our Goals:

  • To educate people about spay/neuter.
  • To educate people about the need for sterilization of all pets, proper health care of a pet, and nutritional requirements of a pet.
  • To locate forever homes for the homeless Great Danes, and any other giant breeds or animals, in our care.
  • To protect homeless, abandoned, and mistreated Great Danes, and other animals if space allows.
  • To work with animal shelters and humane societies to protect Great Danes and others alike.

General Information

We are based out of Longview, Texas. SRGDRR supports Great Danes in need from coast to coast.

Donations are tax deductible and all donations go directly to funding the dogs in our care! We have no paid employees, all are volunteers!