Thank you so much for considering adding a rescue Dane to your home. Before you begin the process to adopt, I would like to give you some information about the process which can take up to a month to complete. We do very careful screening of our adopters. Great Danes are not for everyone, rescue is not for everyone, and many people do not have the patience for the time it takes to apply to adopt. Please know that we are all volunteers with families and full time jobs, so it can take up to a month to get thru the process. But we know that the adopters who do make it thru are committed to rescuing a Dane and giving it a wonderful home. That is what is most important to us. If you know you can provide a loving home to one of our Danes, I hope you have the patience to go thru the application process and make it thru to approval. The NJ Chapter thanks you for your interest and looks forward to working with you.

MaryFran Cini, MAGDRL President


Wishing you and all our volunteers, adopters and orphans a Happy, Healthy and Safe Holiday Season!

I would like to take a moment to thank all of you for always being there for our Danes in need.  We at MAGDRL truly appreciate your devotion to our Danes and for always going above and beyond to ensure that they are placed in loving homes with the second chance they deserve.

So many Danes will have homes for Thanksgiving this year and more importantly for the rest of their lives.  This is only possible because of you.  I want to thank all of you to thank all of you on behalf of MAGDRL for your compassion.

Sara Sweinhart

PA/DE Chapter Coordinator for MAGDRL


Sara Sweinhart – Coordinator

Mailing address: 304 Hartz Rd, Fleetwood PA 19522

Contact numbers:-
Information and Adoption - 570-798-7377 or info@padanerescue.com
Dog Intake - 484-935-3263 or surrender@padanerescue.com
Foster interest - foster@padanerescue.com 
MAGDRL – PA/DE Chapter

The Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League, Inc. (MAGDRL) was organized in 1979 to serve the seven states of the Mid-Atlantic region. The organization is a DC corporation and has a charitable tax-exemption under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

MAGDRL is staffed completely by volunteers. Like all humane groups, MAGDRL is in the unique position of helping both humans and pets. In our case, the pets are Great Danes and mixed Dane dogs, and the people are those who have or want the companionship of the breed or, often, just dogs in general.


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