GGGDR Adoption Application

GGGDR

Please note upon completion of your adoption application you will be required to submit a $20 tax deductible, non-refundable, processing fee. This fee helps offset the hours volunteers put into each application. References are checked, vet records reviewed, and a home visit is conducted to ensure all of our Danes have a safe and loving place to call home. Once you are approved as an adopter we will schedule a meet and greet with any available Danes that you are interested in. If we do not currently have the perfect match for both the Dane and your family we keep your approved application on file until the right fit comes along.

At this time applications are only being accepted for the South Florida tri-county areas: Palm Beach County, Broward County, and Miami-Dade County.

Every applicant agrees to a (1) month and (3) month home visit after adoption. This application fee is not a guarantee of placement with a Great Dane. If the application is approved, a home study will be conducted, and Gentle Giants GDR will make every attempt to match you with the perfect Great Dane for your family. If there are no Great Danes available at the time of your application approval, you will be placed on a waiting list. The current adoption fees are as follows: ages 0 – 2 years old: $500; 2 – 5 years old: $350; 5+ years old: $250. All Great Danes that come into Gentle Giants Great Dane Rescue go through extensive health checks including but not limited to, blood work, deworming, flea/tick/heartworm preventative medication, dental. All adoption fees go directly to the rescue and help reimburse the rescue for the health checks as well as surgical procedures such as neutering, spaying, gastropexy, and everyday necessities such as food, harnesses, toys, and treats.


Gentle Giants Great Dane Rescue, Inc. Disclaimer and Waiver of Liability

Gentle Giants Great Dane Rescue, Inc. reserves the right to accept or deny applications for any reason. Applicants must be over the age of 21 years old and be physically capable to care for and handle a Great Dane. 
Great Danes should be kept as indoor house pets in close companionship with their families. They should never be allowed to run loose or left outdoors unsupervised.
Great Danes adopted from Gentle Giants Great Dane Rescue will either be spayed or neutered, unless medical conditions or age restrict altering prior to adoption.
The adopting individual must commit to weekly communication, updates, and pictures of the Great Dane in their care for the first month. Each approved applicant will have an initial home study prior to adoption of a Great Dane. After two weeks in the adoptive home an additional home visit will be conducted. 
All potential adopters have voluntarily contacted Gentle Giants Great Dane Rescue and expressed an interest in adopting a Great Dane in the care and custody of the rescue. Prior to placement in a forever home, all approved applicants will have the opportunity to meet and interact with the Great Danes available for adoption. While Gentle Giants Great Dane Rescue will be monitoring the behaviors of all dogs in its care and custody, there is never a guarantee as to how a dog may react in a new environment. Therefore, all applicants must agree to the following waiver of liability for the applications to be fully processed. 
I/we have voluntarily contacted Gentle Giants Great Dane Rescue, Inc. and have expressed an interest in adopting a dog in the care and custody of Gentle Giants Great Dane Rescue, Inc. In consideration of Gentle Giants Great Dane Rescue, Inc.'s agreement to allow me to view and/or interact with such dogs, I hereby, for myself, my heirs and my personal representatives, represent and warrant as follows:

  1. I am fully aware of the risks that dogs pose and have elected to view and/or interact with one or more dogs in the care of Gentle Giants Great Dane Rescue, Inc. voluntarily. I knowingly assume all risks that exposure to dogs may pose, including but not limited to, serious bodily injury and/or death.
  2. I hereby waive, release, discharge, hold harmless, and promise to indemnify and not to bring suit against Gentle Giants Great Dane Rescue, Inc., its directors, officers, volunteers, staff, and all other agents, and attorneys for any and all rights and claims which I may have arising from any and all damages which may be sustained by me directly or indirectly in connection with, or arising out of, my exposure to such dogs in the care and custody of Gentle Giants Great Dane Rescue, Inc.

I HEREBY CERTIFY THAT I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMER AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY.
I ACCEPT THE TERMS OF THE DISCLAIMER AND WAIVER AND RELEASE GENTLE GIANTS GREAT DANE RESCUE FROM ALL LIABILITY.