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About The Great Dane

Why Do Great Danes Need to be Rescue

Rescue groups have been formed to save and re-home dogs that are unwanted, lost or abandoned. Amazingly enough, many people turn their Danes over to rescue with the reason “I didn’t know he would grow so big” or “he won’t behave.”

Another reason is that the novelty of a cute puppy wears off when it grows up. Families often purchase puppies to teach the children responsibility. They give the entire responsibility of taking care of the dog to a child. Unfortunately, children are not good care-takers and the dogs is often neglected. The care of a pet must belong to a responsible adult. Read More

Senior Dane

If you’re looking for a Dane who will love you, be your shadow, and be your true and faithful companion, look no further than a Dane over the age of 6 years of age. Think an older Dane isn’t for you? Here are some great reasons to adopt a senior:


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


Sara Sweinhart – Coordinator

Mailing address: 304 Hartz Rd, Fleetwood PA 19522

John Warren - Assistant Coordinator

Contact Numbers:
Information and Adoption - 484-578-9126 or
Dog Intake - 484-935-3263 or
Foster interest - – 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.

Coronavirus Update

MAGDRL continues to monitor the state restrictions and recommendations to help decrease the spread of COVID-19.  We are slowly beginning to complete home visits which were stopped during the stay at home order.

We have implemented safety measures to perform these visits as safely as possible.  We want to keep everyone as safe as possible as the pandemic continues thru it’s current course. Thanks you for your continued support and understanding as we navigate through these challenging times. Our dedication to Danes in need continues to be our number one goal. Our hope is to keep everyone safe, healthy and whole.

Thank you for your understanding and stay safe