One of my friends put in an application for adoption and had a very negative experience. Yes, the adoption policies and procedures are strict, but every guideline is there for a reason and for the protection of the Danes who have already gone through too much before coming to Harlequin Haven. WhitneyT Click here for our their response was, and I quote "Please feel free to blame your poor deceased mother apparently there was no love lost and us for caring about our Danes. I have always had very considerate people to work with on my adoptions and they are always willing to answer any question that come up. 07/21/2013. Volunteer Client Served Harlequin Haven Great Dane Rescue - 453 Followers, 22 Following, 363 pins | Harlequin Haven Great Dane Rescue is a volunteer-run 501(c)3 no kill shelter saving & placing Great Danes in forever homes in Ohio, extreme N Ky & E Indiana. Harlequin Haven Great Dane Rescue. Later, I spoke with the person who runs the rescue and thanked her for letting me see it for myself--she knew it wasn't going to work out at that time. Although I am really just a young lady, my hectic young life so far makes me look much older in my intake picture! unable to locate them. I've contacted our local shelter and BEGGED them not to call HH Haven when they get Danes in as they are committing them to a certain jail time for the rest of their life. That is sad and then only for a rabies vaccination and yet she also was behind on her heartworm test, had not had heartworm preventative since 2007 as well as was behind on her DHLPP. Bethel, OH, USA Highly recommended. At the same time, I would challenge anyone to find a rescue that is more caring--not to say there aren't some ass good, but these dogs get the best care and love we can give them. So you just sit up there on your pedestal judging, judging, judging looking down your nose, in your narrow minded superior way, at others you do not even bother to speak with. To locate life-long homes for the homeless Great Danes and any other animal in our care. After putting in an application to adopt, I also referred a volunteer. I started volunteering on grooming days. They both still play like pups with their balls and love taking walks with me. ***** this review was edited to ensure that no unsubstantiated accusations were made and to reiterate that the opinions expressed are my own. Great Danes in foster care live in foster homes, not a shelter. Harlequin Haven Great Dane Rescue. I have seen many sides of this organization and can attest that all are for the greater good of the breed. Client Served No kill animal shelter saving/placing abused, abandoned &. Sincerely disgusted, XXXXX ___________________________________________________________________________________*********then, I received the following regarding my above message******************* As I said blame everyone but yourselves. I produce not just beautiful show dogs but great and loving companion pets as well. Those dogs that cannot be adopted out for various reasons, live the rest of their lives at the rescue receiving any medical attention, comfort and security and love from the volunteers. Even as recently as this year my own daughter (26) was denied placement from this organization as it was felt that it would not be in the best interest of the dog. 07/21/2013. For someone in a rescue organization to speak of my deceased mother and make assumptions is absurd. And if you really 'love' dogs, it won't make any difference what breed it is. I had such a good experience that I adopted my second Dane a month later. Harlequin Haven Great Dane Rescue Today at 2:16 AM Support Harlequin Haven GDR without leaving your home.You can make a ... n impact while you shop for Black Friday deals. Which is very sad because Danes deserve better lives than being in cages most of their day and only being let out to run around once or twice a day. I would adopt from them again in a second if I lived within their adoption area (my family moved out of state a few years ago). I believe that had they actually spoken to the doctor they would have found out about the longstanding relationship the family had with the doctor (also a neighbor) as well as the character of my father & sister (the prospective adopters.) Client Served But the applicants were declined. These people made a commitment to the animals to keep their best intrest at heart, well they did not. OR people not in our adoption area! HHGDR takes in Danes that most rescues would turn away yet they open their hearts to all they can. I have adopted 8 dogs through HHGDR and am amazed at the care and attention given to the animals there. Use of any image or text without written permission is expressly forbidden. Their mission is to protect the dogs at all cost. But since your mother died March 10, 2012 and at that time you and your father became primary care takers of Coco and according to your sister Coco had a heart condition and a tumor on her leg yet did not see the vet till November 24, 2012. This takes a lot of work on their part as they must check references and vet records and meet us and our current dogs to get the match. My sister told me that she felt interrogated, and judged during this conversation and was a little taken back by the aggressive nature of this conversation. in your area. Then as I got more attached to the dogs and saw how people have treated the ones that were there, I started coming more often. The MOST unprofessional company I have ever come into contact with. Their pups may be treated well but not well enough for me to deal with them or to recommend them, and that is a sad sad thing for me to say. After meeting all the criteria, we were denied for an adoption. They have a few "special" adopters that get to adopt but they are few and far between and that's why the Danes just don't get out of there. 02/20/2013. Volunteers, who represent the organization should be taught to consider how their words and actions impact those around them, as well as the organization they are devoted to. "Bret" Harlequin Haven Great Dane Rescue Mozart Says NO to Puppy Mills & Petland Bethel, OH 937-379-2231 http://www.hhdane.org/ ______________________________________________________________________________ just a factoid - the doctor was not interviewed, the history obtained was not complete and no one talked to the applicants to see if there was anything else to it...... ******my sister, understandably upset -forwarded his response to me and I replied***(partial response) As far as your comments about my mother? You have NO IDEA what our family has been through NOR DO YOU HAVE ANY RIGHT TO JUDGE - I thought explaining a little of the background or previous family dynamic would be appreciated and respected and used to see the bigger picture not used to be thrown back in our face in such a disrespectful, disgraceful, and abhorrent manner. HHGDR does a tremendous job in screening and qualifying candidates, placing the right dog with the right family and providing important after adoption advice whenever needed. For those who were disappointed in not being approved, there are other rescues and local humane societies. Being a nonprofit I would think that they would be overly concerned with their public image, but instead they have no common decency. I have been very happy with the entire experience. best interest of the dog not to contact breeder, puppies were sold at a The rescue is there for them 24/7 to help the Dane and the new family if problems arise. I believe in their mission as an organization however their volunteers are nasty, rude, and incompetent. They are a strict rescue when it comes to adoption which upsets many but I have seen many people that were turned down for adoption come back a year or 2 later to dump their Dane and they admit that HHGDR was right, that they could not afford to care for a Dane or a Dane just was not for them. Harlequin Haven Great Dane Rescue Give Pro. After all, that's what the rescue is all about. letter and are awaiting their response. Harlequin Haven is all about finding the best homes for the dogs in their care. Client Served beenthere Let's continue working together on this work we both seem to feel is meaningful and important. All images and text on this site Copyright © 1998-2021 Harlequin Haven Great Dane Rescue, Inc. unless otherwise credited. See more ideas about harlequin great danes, dane, great dane. available for adoption. We are loving, caring people with the space, money, and ability to take care of the dog and love it like it deserves. I think what impresses me most about Harlequin Haven is, that if for any reason, a dog cannot find its forever home, it will live out its days in love and comfort at the rescue. Companion, Security, Show, and Therapy Great Danes. I'm sure many of the applications that they run across are laughable. HarlequinHavenGreatDaneRescue. Sep 26, 2018 - Explore Vulpine Great Danes's board "Harlequin Great Danes", followed by 201 people on Pinterest. 05/19/2013. They matched us perfectly with the right dog each time for our household/life. dog auction. l adopted numerous Great Danes from Harlequin Haven Great Dane Rescue through the years. Danelover 774 Several reviews are duplicated concerning one incident. I have seen Danes that have arrived at the rescue on deaths doorstep and the love, care and devotion given at this rescue has saved many lives. 11567 St. Rt. General Member of the Public I adopted my first Great Dane from HHGDR in 1994. Personally, if I were adopting I would be grateful to know that these pets go to only the best of homes that have been thoroughly investigated to ensure that the dogs never have to endure what they has in the past again their lives . In all my dealings with Harlequin Haven, from the application process to matching the perfect Danes to my family and lifestyle to being there for advice and support, they have been nothing less than professional. Out of my first two that I adopted, the owner even took one that had HOD back to her place, nursed it back to health with medications, etc and never even charged me. I have adopted four danes over the last 6 1/2 years and in tis time i became a volunteer to which I have had many great expirences and a few not so nice ones that will forever be etched in my memory. ________________________________________________________________________________ ************to which she received this response from "Bret" (names have been changed) ******** Ms XXXXXX Please feel free to blame your poor deceased mother apparently there was no love lost and us for caring about our Danes. Client Served Do you really think we want to keep these dogs at the rescue and not give them a loving family? https://greatnonprofits.org/org/harlequin-haven-great-dane-rescue My feeling about the whole experience was that they think no one else besides themselves are capable of loving a Dane as well as they can. Great Dane Breeder: Sam Rose. 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