Harlequin Haven Great Dane Rescue

Harlequin Haven
Great Dane Rescue

11567 St. Rt. 774
Bethel, Ohio 45106

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2004 in Review

In 2004, HHGDR found "forever" homes for 74 Great Danes, Saint Bernards, and other dogs. Since our 1992 founding we have found homes for over 1100 dogs.

We at HHGDR would like to thank ALL the donors and sponsors that have been so generous during the year. Without your generous donations we would not be able to continue to help the homeless Great Danes, Saint Bernards, and other dogs. No matter how large or small, all donations are greatly appreciated by us as well as the dogs!

We would also like to thank all the volunteers who have worked so hard for the Rescue, whether it be selling raffle tickets, transporting a dog, doing an awareness day, or working at the Rescue facility.

Below we list a few events of the past year. Much more information can be found by looking through our 2004 Newsletters and Past Events.


Bella and the Bug by Louise Peterson
Bronze Sculpture Donated.  Sculptor donates piece to be auctioned on eBay.


Second Annual Trailer Trash Jamboree. Music by the "Singing Vet" --again a great success.

St. Mary’s School, Hyde Park. The school requests educational programs for grades 1-6. Rescue volunteers and their dogs turn out, much to the children's delight.

Minivan Donated. An 1998 Ford Windstar minivan helps to comfortably transport dogs to vet appointments.


Passing of Two Valued Friends. Tireless volunteer Judy Wilson donated her skills and many hours to the Rescue Web site and computer repair. Marge Schott was a lover of Saint Bernards and a donor in the wake of the 1999 fire. Both are greatly missed.

P&G Stock Donated. Stock donations help the Rescue continue to save dogs!


Saints parading at Cincy Cincinnati Reds Opening Day Parade. We're invited to participate as a way to honor Marge Schott. Saint Bernards from the Rescue invade Cincinnati!

Donny undergoes hip surgery (FHO--femoral head and neck excisional arthroplasty) and begins rehabilitation.

Kuranda dog beds. Twenty donated!


Bebe comes to the Rescue in such poor condition, and with her leg so damaged, amputation is necessary.


HHGDR Annual Picnic. Volunteers and adopted dogs gather to celebrate.

Van Cleve Elementary School. The students from Troy, Ohio, raise funds to support Rescue once again!

Bark Park Fundraiser. One of the largest events ever undertaken to raise money for the Rescue.

Donny in hydrotherapy pool

Hydrotherapy Pool installed
. Donny and Bebe grow to love their hydrotherapy sessions.


New Fence. A six foot privacy fence is built at the Rescue with the money raised from the Bark Park, and all done with volunteer labor.


Meeka returns to Rescue and then undergoes first of two needed ACL surgeries. Mick comes into Rescue, also with major health issues.

Superpetz Sylvania. Our first awareness day in the Toledo, Ohio, area.


Ben arrives at Rescue. He needs expensive orthopedic surgery to save his leg from amputation and is still receiving postoperative care.


Max arrives at Rescue. He also needs orthopedic surgery to save his leg and is still receiving follow-up care.

Fundraisers for Ben and Max. Fundraisers to assist in paying rising veterinary bills, including those hosted by PETsMART Beavercreek (Ben)(Max).


First Thanksgiving Raffle. Yet another way to help cope with mounting vet bills.

land-sea container
Land-Sea Container Donated. Forty-foot land-sea container to be used as secure storage for dog food.


First Holiday Raffle. Funds raised help with veterinary bills.

Storm of December 2004. The loss of electricity had the dogs in the Rescue snuggling together to keep warm, but again the dogs overcame the odds and kept the building at 64 degrees.

Stock Donations. Legg Mason Inc. and Allegheny Technology Inc. stock donated to help the dogs.

Cargo Van Donated. A 1991 Chevy cargo van will help us haul materials and transport dogs.

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