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Great Dane Rescues In Ohio [Adoption Directory Guide]

Are you a Buckeye looking to adopt a Great Dane? Well, you’re going to need to know of all the rescues in the state of Ohio to do so!

Today, I am going to be sharing with you the rescues to get in contact with and make some inquiries.

Besides, they could very well have your dog ready and waiting for you.

So, without further ado, onto the rescues!

Harlequin Haven Great Dane Rescue

Harlequin Haven Great Dane Rescue is a dedicated 501(c)(3) non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers and based out of Bethel.

They have a great reputation for saving and placing Great Danes in suitable, loving, and forever homes in Ohio.

They are, however, open by appointment only so do get in contact ahead of time.



Great Dane Rescue Inc

Great Dane Rescue Inc is another non-profit group established in 1993 that is dedicated to finding permanent homes for this large breed.

They are based in Plymouth (Michigan) but do serve parts of Ohio, along with Indiana and Illinois.



Franklin County Dog Shelter

The Franklin County Dog Shelter is a government and state-backed rescue in Columbus, Ohio.

While not a Great Dane rescue per se, they do have this breed available for adoption from time to time.

Their interactive finder on their ‘available dogs’ page includes a dropdown for this particular breed. It’s worth checking out.



Cleveland Animal Protective League

The Cleveland Animal Protective League is based in Cleveland, and has helped rehome many animals since its inception in 1913.

They often have Great Danes available for adoption.



Toledo Animal Rescue

As the name suggests, this rescue is based in Toledo, Ohio.

This is a volunteer-run non-profit that provides temporary or lifelong care for dogs, and cats, in need – regardless of breed.

They have been known to have Great Danes available for adoption:




Five different rescues that you can get in contact with right away.

Of course, the Harlequin Haven Great Dane Rescue should be your first port of call.

Nevertheless, the other reputable rescues are another suitable place to look should your inquiries at Harlequin prove less fruitful than you would have hoped.

Either way, do your research, have a few conversations, and remain consistent and patient in your adoption efforts.

In doing so you will find the right Great Dane for you.

Looking for other breed rescues in Ohio? Check out my other guides below: