MAGDRL has a foster program in place where incoming Danes are placed in loving temporary homes where they are loved and treated for issues, while an appropriate forever home is located. Almost every foster home has other animals in it, so dog-aggressive dogs are very difficult for us to intake. If an appropriate foster home is not available, we won’t be able to take your dog in.

MAGDRL is asked to help many Danes. Our availability to help an individual dog is based on foster home availability, location of the dog, and temperament evaluation results. Accepted dogs may require a delay of a month or two until foster care is available. It is also possible that foster care may be available immediately, depending on resources and demand.

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  • Have no history of biting or aggression
  • Pass an evaluation
  • Be surrendered with a signed surrender contract, giving MAGDRL ownership of the Dane
  • Come with copies of all records pertaining to the dog, especially available vet records

We ask for a donation to help cover costs associated with re-homing your Dane, including any emergency or vet care that may be required.

Please remember that we are helping you to place a dog. We are not profiting from you or your dog. Anything that you can do to help us place the dog only benefits your dog.

Please note: If your dog has bitten even once, please do not put other innocent people at risk by not disclosing that information. MAGDRL CANNOT, for the safety of people just like you, adopt out dogs that bite. We can recommend other potential avenues for you and will try to be a resource for you–but don’t expect us to take a dog that has injured others. We take our responsibility to the public seriously and CANNOT knowingly risk injury to people. You shouldn’t either. Danes are giant dogs and giant responsibilities.[/toggle_tab][toggle_tab title=’MAGDRL’s Surrender Process’]1. Owner contacts rescue via email or phone and speak with MAGDRL NY Coordinator about surrendering their Dane. or call our 24-hour voicemail: (845) 475-8377.

2. Intake Coordinator discusses the situation with the owner to elicit further details on the dog and the situation. During the conversation, the Intake Coordinator may suggest solutions to short-term problems or alternatives to surrender, and may provide information on contacting a trainer who helps with MAGDRL dogs or a local trainer in your area.

3. If the Intake Coordinator believes the dog is a candidate for surrender to MAGDRL, she contacts a local evaluator with the dog’s information and requests an evaluation.

4. The evaluator schedules and performs an evaluation, recording the dog’s reaction to a series of tests, and passes the information to the Intake Coordinator, who reviews the results and determines if the dog might be a candidate for MAGDRL foster care.

5. When surrendering your Dane to MAGDRL, we ask that you help make the transition as painless as possible for the dog, who will be confused and anxious. Please help by allowing the following items to go along with the dog:

  • a full or partial bag of the dog’s current food
  • a blanket or shirt or something that smells like home for the dog
  • any toys/equipment/collars that were the dog’s

6. At the time of surrender, the owner signs the surrender form, relinquishing control of the Dane to MAGDRL. You will get one copy to keep and a second copy goes with the dog. E-mail or call (845) 475-8377 to surrender your dog.[/toggle_tab][/toggle]