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.
MAGDRL helps people to
- Determine the right breed of dog for their lifestyle.
- Find healthy companionable Danes who fit their circumstances.
- Find loving replacement homes for Danes they can no longer keep.
- Become knowledgeable about the care and training of their Dane.
- Resolve Dane physical/behavioral problems.
- Overcome their grief at the loss of their beloved pet.
- Stretch their tax dollar by assuming the Dane burden from public shelters.
MAGDRL helps Danes by
- Providing for the rescue and care of those who have been abandoned, neglected, and/or abused by their previous owners.
- Spaying/neutering and providing any medical treatment necessary to return the Dane to good health.
- Training/socializing to ensure that the Danes in rescue can adapt to new homes
- Placing rescued Danes with people who will provide secure, loving and healthy homes.
- We require that the rescued Dane be kept inside the house: a member of the family.
MAGDRL is a large organization that is run entirely by volunteers. There are absolutely no paid positions within the group. Because we are so large, we can always use a helping hand. The list below shows some of the positions involved along with their responsibility. If you’re interested and don’t see the exact position you’re looking for, contact us anyway – we can always find something you can do to help!