Join Dames saving Danes at The Capital Fair on August 26-27.
World’s Finest Shows will be here with there Marvelous Midway! All your favourites are back; including Ultimutts, Doo Doo the Clown, English Horse Demo’s and SO MUCH MORE!
Free Admission! Come on out and enjoy a great time this summer!




Sunday January 29th, 2017 1-3 pm

A Great Dane sized THANK YOU to Puptown Girl Box for choosing Dames Saving Danes as their very first rescue beneficiary! We enjoyed meeting lots of subscribers excitedly opening their very first Puptown Girl Box of goodies made by dog Moms for dog Moms…and their dogs. 



Sunday June 12, 2016
Join Dames Saving Danes Rescue at the ByWard Bark-et!
60 businesses are coming together
TEN different patios offering BULLDOG GIN
ONE PAW-ktail party
30 different dog businesses…
ONE Ottawa police force & ONE Fire department
ONE BIG HUGE DOG RUN with GRECO and way more stuff to do.
 Hundreds of dog lovers coming together in the Byward Barket’s first ever

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Saturday June 18 from 10 am – 3pm come on out for a group Dog walk (10 am start) and water dip for the dogs at David Bartlett Park in Manotick, then head on over to the Manotick Pet Valu to wash your doggy clean and grab some BBQ for lunch!



Jul. 16-17 2016 \\ Maxville Fairgrounds \\ Maxville ON

K9 Sport Fest is a festival created to celebrate the Eastern Canada’s dog sporting community. 8 Sporting events held in Maxville Ont. Fairgrounds. Dames Saving Danes will be making an appearance at our friend and fellow Dane lover, Robert Reid Art’s Robert Reid Art’s booth.



Bring your posh pups out to Ottawa’s beautiful Dominion Arboretum on Sunday June 5th from 10am -2pm (Rain Date TBA) to have them professionally photographed by Monochrome Magic in all the splendid beauty that nature has to offer. 50% of all proceeds will go to the vetting of dogs in need from both Dames Saving Danes and Freedom Dog Rescue. This photo shoot is brought to you by Paws Apparel.

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We had such a splashing good time at this unique event and we give a Great Dane sized thank you to Dog World Bedrock Kennels for inviting us to come out and be a beneficiary. We thank all that came out and stopped by our booth. Thanks to Dog World we received $500 to help out our Danes in need!


Come on out for a splashing good time Saturday, May 28 from 10 AM – 2 PM at Dog World Bedrock Kennels, 3904 March Road, Carp, Ontario K0A 1L0. This is a public and dog friendly interactive fun event. So come play the Dog World Bedrock Kennels way! Have the dogs cannonball and splash in the dog water park, bust a move on the K9 human obstacle course, tackle the agility station, track in the dog trail scavenger hunt, walk/run/ jog the walk-a-ton, lots of dog activities, demos, vendors, prizes, food, photographer, auction table & more.

Admission $20.00
All proceeds go to local dogs in need including Dames Saving Danes!


We had a phenomenal turn out for our inaugural Pop Up Painters event with 45 painters in attendance raising $500 for our Danes in need. Thank you everyone for coming out we had an amazing time and can’t wait to do it again!


Check out all of the artists masterpieces in our Blue Dog Pop Up Painters Fundraiser Fb Photo Album!

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Friday May 13th at 7pm

Mill St. Brew Pub 555 Wellington St Ottawa

$30 a ticket includes FREE appetizers!

Don’t miss out, space is limited. Register now at Pop Up Painters

Join us for a fun night of painting, socializing, and food and drink. Bring along your creativity, no experience needed! Ticket price is $30 for you to paint and take home your very own “Blue Dog” inspired painting Art of George Rodrigue. Event hosted by Pop Up Painters and we will be painting at the beautiful Mill St. Brew Pub Ottawa (free parking) on Friday May 13th at 7pm, it’s sure to sell out! Come early for dinner, stay late for live music and drinks, gather your friends and make a night of it. Delicious appetizers will be provided thanks to our generous sponsor’s Vivianna Day Spa and Paws Apparel and a cash bar open serving up drinks including our signature “Blue Dog” cocktail for the night…sure to help enhance your creativity!

Don’t miss out, space is limited. Register now at Pop Up Painters


Thank you to all that shopped this fun event, you helped raise $150 for our Danes in need!

This Stella & Dot online trunk show runs from Sunday May 24th until Monday, May 2nd 2016. Shop in the comfort of your own home.

Beautiful jewelry, bags and more! All for a good cause, as a portion of the funds will be donated to Dames Saving Danes Canada ? 

Shop via this link:



Dames Saving Danes Women’s 2016 Jewelry Auction

A Great Dane size thank you to all of our supporters who both donated and bid on auction items. Together you helped to raise $1,155.13 for our Danes in need! This will help us pay for our sweet boy Dallas’s baseline diagnostic testing for his heart condition, so thank you, thank you, thank you! ?

Auction opens Friday April 15th 7 pm and closes on Saturday April 22nd 7pm.

Don’t Miss Out! LIKE our Dames Saving Danes Canada Auction Page on Facebook Now!



Thank you to all that donated and came out for this amazing event. Thanks to you we raised $298 to go towards the vetting costs of our Great Danes in need!

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CUTS FOR MUTTS! is brought to you by Alice Conway of Paws Apparel. Alice is crazy for canines, so crazy in fact that she’s willing to shave her head in the name of dog rescue and wants YOU to join her! Alice will shave her head for hounds on Sat April 2 at Purrdy Paws Pet Grooming Spa in hopes to raise funds for three dog rescues (Dames Saving Danes Canada, Rocky Road Rescue & Ruff Start New Beginnings rescue). ALL of her lovely locks (15-20inches) of hair to will be donated to Hair Donation Ottawa for cancer.

Wanna see it happen? Then PLEASE DONATE now! Want to JOIN HER? Send Alice Conway a message or comment in the event post and join her on her crazy adventure and shave your lovely locks too just in time for Spring! SHARE SHARE SHARE!

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We are excited to announce that our 2nd annual DSD online auction held on November 20th to Saturday, November 28th! raised a total of $2428. We would like to give a Great Dane sized thank you to all of our generous donators from local businesses to individuals. These funds will help set us on the right path for 2016 to help more Danes in need.  Please like our auction page on Facebook so you never miss a bid!




What an amazing turn out for our Spooktacular Halloween event, thank you so much to everyone that came out to support us. We raised $635.85 ~ A DSD event record!!! A Great Dane sized & heart felt thank you goes out to the stellar Masters ‘n Dogs Westboro * Maîtres & chiens Westboro staff who hosted an amazing & flawless day, they definitely know how to rock an event! Thank you to the awesome Ima Ortega of Ortega Photography and Design for donating her time and capturing some amazing Halloween shots! Raffle winner names & your photos will be available soon!

Masters ‘n Dogs Westboro * Maîtres & chiens Westboro also donated over 250 lbs of food to Dames Saving Danes! Happy Thanksgiving everyone !



Come on out and visit us at the Bark To School event hosted by Happy Tails Pet Care Services on Sunday Sept 27th from 10 am – 2 pm. There will be SO many vendors, freebies, samples, demo’s and more going on. We really hope you can make it out. Visit the event page to confirm your attendance as the amount of goodie bags will be based on who has confirmed their attendance! See you there!

Superior Obedience Solutions & Training, Sit With Me, Purrdy Paws Mobile Spa for Canines, The Barking Teacup, Goldielock leash and collar, Dames Saving Danes Canada, Pet Resource Bank, LunchBox, and so so so much more going on.


We are very excited to announce that we will be a part of the inaugural Paws Up Celebration hosted by Pet Resource Bank and Pet Valu Kanata – March Rd. There will be numerous vendors set up to help educate and raise awareness for the many valuable community resources and services available to help you and your pet. From rat to dog rescue, nail trims, face painting, dog product sale, free swag and Big D’s Dog House & Poutine Emporium to tempt your taste buds…there is something for everyone!  We hope to see you all there!




Thanks to all that came out to volunteer to and those that brought their dogs out for a wash! Thank again to Randy of Pnr Fotoworks and Karin The Photowitch who took the most unique and fun bath time photos of the dogs there and to Kim formally of FGDR for volunteering to do nail trims. We hope everyone had a wet & wild time! We raised $292 for the day!



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“Great and Small We Save Them All” – Chihuahua and Great Dane Rescue Event

WOW! What an amazing Carnival event at Critter Jungle, Great and Small We Save Them All! Tons of people, tons of dogs and tons of fun. From the Smooch-A-Pooch kissing booth, to the bake sale, amazing raffle prizes, grooming and kids games, our carnival themed event was a complete success. The biggest draw was definitely Randy of Pnr Fotoworks and Karin The Photowitch who took the most amazing shots of the dogs there (photos to follow in another post). Thanks to you, together we raised almost $900 that will be split with the amazing Canadian Chihuahua Rescue and Transport (CCRT). Even the media turned out, we were on JUMP OFF 106.9, boom 99.7, 580 CFRA did a story on us and CBC Ottawa TV aired a story on the 6pm news. Check out the clip at the 16:48 mark. Thanks again to everyone who came out and supported our efforts!


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The Canadian Chihuahua Rescue and Transport (CCRT) and Dames Saving Danes Rescue (DSD) are teaming up to host Great and Small We Save Them All. This inaugural and unique event will benefit two amazing dog rescue groups with an objective of raising awareness about the importance of responsible pet ownership, regardless of size or breed of dog.

The event, taking place at Critter Jungle (1405 Carling Avenue in the Hampton Park Plaza) will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2015 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM. Volunteers from CCRT and DSD look forward to greeting visitors to the carnival themed event, complete with face painting, pet photos and pampering, cotton candy and a bake sale. A silent auction will feature a variety of themed gift baskets and there will be Danes and Chi’s on hand ready to give all the love they have at the “Kiss a Pooch” kissing booth.

CCRT and DSD have joined together for this very special event to show the public that all dogs, be they great or small, require the same level of care and commitment. Our goal is to ensure people choose to ‘adopt, not shop’ and to consider one of the 20+ dog rescue groups in Ottawa, including CCRT and DSD, when looking to add a furry new member to their family.

About the CCRT

The Canadian Chihuahua Rescue and Transport (CCRT) is a network of volunteers working together to rescue, transport, foster and provide necessary veterinary care for homeless, abandoned, neglected, or abused Chihuahuas. The CCRT is a national, registered charity founded in 1999 and has helped almost 1,500 dogs since inception thanks to the 100+ volunteers across Canada who devote their time to the group mandate.

About DSD

Dames Saving Danes (DSD) is a breed-specific, foster-based rescue in the Nation’s capital and surrounding area dedicated to helping abandoned, abused and surrendered Great Danes find well suited forever homes. DSD prides themselves on their ability to match the rescued Great Dane with the most appropriate adopter regardless of family composition, living environment, and lifestyle. They achieve this through a process of extensive screening, education, rehabilitation as well as continued follow-up contact after adoption all with the aid of a great team of committed volunteers, approved foster homes and local veterinarians helping to achieve their goals. DSD is an Ontario non-profit corporation.

CCRT Media Contact

Nathalie C. Houle


DSD Media Contact

Wendy Clarence



Dames Saving Danes Bottle Drive Event!

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Check out The Flying Banzini in June!

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Starting June 1 The Flying Banzini is introducing a new community program. It will be very simple ~ $1 from the sale of each Sandwich Special will be donated to a chosen community group and their very first pick is Dames Saving Danes Rescue and we couldn’t be more excited. DSD is particularly close to Chef Mat’s heart as he and his partner Jas have two Great Danes. Along with their June special check out their lofty roast meat paninis, wine, craft beer & mini cheesecakes with altitude!


Dog Days of Summer!

Mark your calendar for our next fun-filled Dames Saving Danes event! Come on out to Global Pet Foods – Hintonburg on Sat May 30 from 10-4 for some fun in the sun to support and meet some of our rescue Danes!

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A Great Dane-sized shout-out to our sponsors for the event! Thank you to The Flying Banzini, Sweetlegs-Ottawa-Marissa, Happy Tails Pet Care Services and Lyon’s Pride BBQ!11053165_809812415762647_4670350048473821241_n

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Dames Saving Danes Adoption & Bake Sale Event

We would like to thank each and everyone who helped out with the event today at the Global Pet Foods Ottawa – St. Laurent! From amazing Leslie Yeow Photography to all the wonderful volunteers who helped out at the event, all the talented bakers who made the yummy treats for the bake sale and the gracious Global Pet Foods employees and owner! Despite the bad weather, we had an amazing turn out and we made $695.85!!
Thank you to everyone who came out to support us! Hope you enjoy your treats and we can’t wait to see the photos of your fur baby!!

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Dames Saving Danes Auction!



Drum Roll Please!!!! We know you’ve all been eagerly awaiting the final tally for monies raised through our very first Dames Saving Danes online auction! Well we are over the moon excited to announce that with the help of all of you, together we raised $3,932 dollars!!! A Gigantic Great Dane sized Thank You goes out to all of our fabulous donators, business and individuals alike, our ferocious auction bidders and all of our volunteers who for months picked up and dropped off many of the amazing donated items we hope you’re enjoying today! A very special thank you goes to our fellow Dame Trish McQuhae who poured hours into organizing such a grand first time event for us, we love you Trish! This money is an amazing start for us and will help us to help as many Danes as we possibly can through vetting and health care! We had so much fun and since it was such a great success we’ve decided to hold at least two big auctions a year with mini flash auctions of amazing items at moments notice so please stay tuned! Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts, only working together was this all possible!


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