Dane Doings | November 2022
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Adoptions in 2022
2342
Since 2000
Athena
Female 5.5 Years Old
Tigs
Male 6.5 Years Old
Belle
Female 9 Years Old
Stitch
Female 4 Years Old
Athena Baby
Female 10 Month Old
Gypsy Rose
Female 8 Years Old
Drink Coffee
& Support
Rocky Mountain Great Dane Rescue!
We are so excited to announce our fundraising partnership with Hugo Coffee Roasters. As part of their ongoing efforts to help dog rescues, Hugo Coffee is holding a fundraiser for Rocky Mountain Great Dane Rescue from October 31st – November 6th, 2022!

Here’s how it works: 

  1. Swing by Hugo Coffee Roasters website, and order a bag or two of coffee (or merch!)
  2. You’ll get delicious coffee and/or awesome merch delivered right to your door
  3. Rocky Mountain Great Dane Rescue will get a donation of $2.50 for every item sold
  4. Drink Coffee, Save Danes

This fundraiser lasts for one week - so be sure to do your shopping between October 31st – November 6th (ending at midnight). 
SAFE FOODS

  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Potatoes
  • Turkey
  • Green Beans
  • Peas
  • Pumpkin
  • Corn
  • Carrots
  • Celery & Cucumbers
UNSAFE FOODS

  • Sugar & Marshmallows
  • Butter, Sour Cream, Salt
  • Turkey Bones, Skin, Gravy
  • Casseroles
  • Ham
  • Garlic, Onions, & Scallions
  • Raisins & Grapes
  • Yeast Dough
  • Foods Containing Spices
QUIZ FOR A CAUSE
At Oasis Brewery

SAVE THE DATE!

Thursday
November 10, 2022 
6:30 - 10:00

3257 N. Lowell Blvd.
Denver, CO 80211

Get your trivia skills ready for Geeks Who Drink's Quiz for a Cause benefitting RMGDRI at Oasis Brewing Co.! Suggested donation is $10 per person to play - winning team gets a cash prize and remaining funds go to RMDGRI!
Quiz starts at 7 - get there early to get a table and grab a beer!

 
With so many festivities, from Thanksgiving and Hanukkah to Christmas and Kwanzaa, the end of the year is an incredibly busy time. All that additional excitement and activity can be a lot for your dog to handle. Not to mention all the extra visitors, sights, sounds, and smells. Plus, it’s easy to get wrapped up in holiday preparation and neglect your dog’s regular routines. Add all that up, and you have a recipe for dog stress. The following tips will help you prepare your dog so you can both enjoy the coming holiday season.

Consider Your Dog's Personality
Some dogs adapt well to chaos and change while others need the predictability of routine. Some dogs can handle lots of visitors, but other dogs become anxious around children or strangers. Some make well-mannered house guests; others are better left at home. Think about what your holiday might entail and then consider your dog’s personality. If you anticipate your dog’s needs, it will be easier to accommodate them.

Purchase Appropriate Supplies
Stock up on all the items your dog is going to need. With a huge holiday to-do list, it’s easy to forget your dog has a shopping list too. Purchase food and treats. You want to be able to reward good behavior. Also look for chews and food-dispensing toys to keep your dog occupied when your attention is elsewhere.

Stick to Routine
When the big day arrives, try to stick to your dog’s usual routine as much as possible including mealtimes, potty breaks, and exercise. The predictability will help your dog feel less overwhelmed. And as you will be incredibly busy, it’s important to discuss with family members who will be responsible for the dog’s needs. Assign dog duties in advance so you don’t neglect anything.

Brush Up on Training Skills
The holiday season might be a tricky time to start training new behaviors. You will likely be too busy to be consistent. But you can certainly brush up on the behaviors your dog already knows. Basics like sit, down, and stay are helpful for controlling your dog’s behavior. Cues like leave it and go to your place are also incredibly useful. They allow you to be proactive and prevent problems before they occur.

Manage the Situation
If your dog’s obedience skills need work, or you know their personality won’t mesh with your holiday plans, then you need to manage the situation for your dog. First, you don’t want your dog practicing rude behaviors like begging at the table or counter surfing. Second, you don’t want to push your dog past what they can tolerate.

Puppy Proof Your Home
The last component of management is puppy-proofing. No matter the age of your dog, ensure there is nothing dangerous for them to get into. That includes holiday plants and foods that are toxic to dogs, like chocolate. Don’t leave anything where your dog can sneak a bite. Also, watch where you place decorations. A curious dog can be injured if they try to chew or swallow them.
HOLLY

Good Golly, Miss Holly has found a home!!! I am going to live with another RMGDRI alum adopted earlier this year, and an itty bitty Chihuahua. This will be great fun. My new Mom has a big soft spot for us older girls, so I am just thrilled to have my new family.

FATS

Hooray for Fats! I charmed and snuggled my way into the hearts of my Foster Family and they want to keep me forever! I get to keep playing with their other dogs and living a great life.

ATLAS

You know what an atlas is, right? A collection of charts and maps that opens up the whole world to you. Well that just happened to me. My whole world just opened up because a family with 30 years of Great Dane experience is adopting me, Atlas!!! Woo hoo! I get to live with some pugs and a cat and I can’t wait to meet and love all over every one of them.

DIESEL
If you could only see me now! My Foster Family decided pretty quickly that I was the right dog to fit into their pack. I'm going to stay with them forever, I've decided. I get to live with two other dogs, a cat, some horses, and some wonderful humans I already love.
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