Welcome to West Virginia Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League!

Fast-Breaking News!!!

This area is reserved for the latest information that members of the West Virginia Mid-Atlantic
Great Dane Rescue League should be aware of. This is the place to quickly find out what’s new and important.

Special Notices!!

- Shepherdstown Dogfest - Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 10 am to 2 pm. We will have a booth at the event and we will be participating in the Parade of Dogs/Learning Showcase from 1-2 pm.

Please note: This is a two-day event but we will have a booth only on Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm.

- The May Meet & Greet at Petco in Ranson is cancelled due to our participation in the Shepherdstown Dogfest. We will re-group at Tractor Supply in Martinsburg on our usual third Saturday of the month - May 21, 2016.

Ways to Help!!

Looking for a way to help the Danes??

Charity Wicks Candles


We have a new and exciting fundraiser from Charity Wicks Candles. Our Danes are showcased (see above) on the labels along with our Mission Statement. This will be an on-going fundraiser and just in time for the Holiday Season.

here to view the candles currently on special. Please add the link ( to your Facebook Page, your individual page, and ask all your friends to share on their pages. So basically, SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!!!

Donate your empty ink cartridges!

We are collecting empty ink cartridges that we can redeem for Staples points. We can use those points here in our Chapter toward the paper, ink, etc. that we need for our fundraising efforts. Beginning this month we will have a collection box at all events. Please
click here for our calendar.

Meet Lacy - Our Latest Adoptee


Lacy is a friendly, outgoing, young Dane, who has overcome a terrible start in life. She came to us after being left chained outside last January, and she was in bad shape. She'd already had a litter of pups, while only a pup herself. She weighed only 79 pounds, and she had multiple infections and severe happy tail. She received treatment at the vet's for over a month before she was well enough to come home. During that time, she had surgery to remove a growth in her mouth, and had her spay surgery at the same time. The growth was benign, but she then had a reaction to her sutures, and required a second surgery. Also, despite valiant efforts by our vet to save the end of her tail, the happy tail was just too severe, and she had to have the end amputated.

But during all of this, she maintained her happy, playful disposition. And as she got healthy, the "puppy" in her began to really come out! She's curious about everything, and is happy to meet everyone. And she's now found the perfect home, part of an active family, with 2- and 4-legged playmates.

We always have Danes just waiting for their perfect homes – you can see their pictures and descriptions here!

The WV Chapter - - In Short!!

MAGDRL rescues Great Danes from a variety of situations.  Sometimes the owners can no longer afford to care for them; some are abandoned or abused.  We provide loving foster homes, medical care, and training as needed, while searching for their forever family. At any one time, we have an average of about 70 Great Danes in need of homes. We always need foster homes and volunteers.

Would you like to help? Or maybe just meet some Danes?? We hold regular events - check out our Calendar for upcoming dates and locations. Here is one of our boys (the lap-sitter) about to travel to his “Forever Home” with his new owner/friends.

Also shown are his foster home hostess, Audrey, and her own Dane, Mirembe.

Halls at Petsmart 2010
Volunteers help out in a number of ways. Here are two with their Dane at a money-raising event at PetSmart last Christmas. Santa looks tired but Mirembe seems ready for more!

This is the May 3, 2016 edition of the WV-MAGDRL Web Site.

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