Chili’s Gives Back!

July 26, 2009


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Dine with Chili’s every 2nd and 4th Thursday and we’ll donate 10% of your total sale* to the



Beginning August 13th

Chili’s Grill & Bar,585 McCaslin Blvd, Louisville, CO (Coal Creek) will donate 10% of the total sale of your meal to the Rocky Mountain Great Dane Rescue, Inc.

Join us on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month between 4 and 9 p.m. and give back to a great cause – just by dining at your local Chili’s Grill & Bar at Coal Creek in Louisville!

You can print the flyer at:

*Valid ONLY at the Chili’s Coal Creek (Louisville/Superior) location on the nights listed above. Please detach coupon and present at time of payment to insure 10% donation to RMGDRI.

Sales cannot be included in donation amount without flyer.


GetImage.ashxComing up on Saturday, August 1st, RMGDRI presents a fundraiser that’ll really get you in a lather!  Spawlash Pet Grooming in Thornton, CO is hosting our organization in a day-long event that benefits not only the Rocky Mountain Great Dane Rescue, but your pups as well!

For a donation, our volunteers will polish your pooch until they’re squeaky clean!

Here are the details:


11 A.M. – 3 P.M.





Bring your friends, your family, your dogs (current on vaccinations, please!) for a bubbly good time!

RMGDRI Volunteers had another successful meet-n-greet at Canine Campus in Westminster, CO on Sunday, July 19th.  As we got there first, we had prime selection of real estate and picked an excellent location.  Once the Danes arrived, it was hard to miss us no matter which entrance visitors used!  Fosters Monty, Justice, Meesha, and Kevin Doxie’s Dane Jackson greeted everyone with enthusiasm.

We could have called this a “Kiss-and-Hug” event, as all the Danes were generous with their affection, as were the visitors.  The Danes were well-mannered and didn’t seem at all bothered by the flow of people or the other dogs.

There was a steady stream of visitors from beginning to end.  Adoption applications were given out to interested persons, and several of them indicated they would probably submit theirs by the end of the day.

Visitor Anthony was eager to learn more about Great Danes and how they might fit into his lifestyle.  He met Jackson and Kevin when they dropped in to show their support. Anthony also spent quite a bit of time with foster Monty.

One gentleman was interested in Justice (aren’t we all?) and indicated he would submit his adoption application soon.  Several families with children visited and both Justice and Monty showed how gentle they were with kids.

At the end of the event, as the flow of traffic died down, Justice, Monty, and Meesha showed how well-behaved and alert they could be.

12 rescue groups were represented, including Golden Retriever, Beagle, Springer Spaniel, Great Pyrenees, and various others.  Our Danes were the most noticeable, though, not only because of our premium placement in the room (and in spite of the holding pens chock full of roly-poly puppies nearby!), but because our Danes presented with a quiet authority that was hard to deny.

All in all, a perfect afternoon!


Frances Scott and Richard Zwetig for being there all day and for simply being awesome!

Kathy and foster Monty

Christal (CO Springs) and foster Justice

Christian and foster Meesha (and thanks to Jennifer for getting our cutie north for these events!)

and of course, Kevin Doxie and his Dane, Jackson

Meesha *hearts* Christian

Meesha *hearts* Christian

Foster Justice at the end of the day.

Foster Justice at the end of the day.

Foster Monty gives Anthony a smooch!

Foster Monty gives Anthony a smooch!

Foster Monty gets EXTRA lovin'!

Foster Monty gets EXTRA lovin'!

The ever-popular kissing bandit, Monty!

The ever-popular kissing bandit, Monty!

One tired Dane

One tired Dane

Foster Meesha awaiting the next round of visitors.

Foster Meesha awaiting the next round of visitors.

On Saturday, July 18, 2009, the Rocky Mountain Great Dane Rescue will appear at Hero’s Pets for an excellent opportunity to meet our volunteers as well as some of our currently-available adoptable Danes.

Our Meet-N-Greets benefit not only the Danes that have come into our care, but anyone considering adopting a giant breed dog, or who simply want to support the efforts of our non-profit organization.

Stop by to say hello, make a donation, shop the excellent selection at Hero’s Pet Supplies, or hang out with the Danes!


11 A.M. – 2 P.M.






Tell ’em Gerry the Dane sent ya!


What better way to introduce our new blog than raving about this tremendous fundraising event?

Held on Saturday, July 11, 2009, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., it was very well attended, with about 100 Dane and dog lovers, who brought all their wonderful pups with them!

We commenced on Progress Park in Littleton, CO at practically first light to get everything set up; tents, silent auction, food tables, DJ equipment, vendor booths…all in a beautifully green setting.  The day was absolutely perfect for an outdoor picnic; clear blue sky, warm, and no bugs at all!

IMG_0549IMG_0544IMG_0546First on the scene was Laura R., treasurer and emphatic cheerleader for the Rocky Mountain Great Dane Rescue, who coordinated the setup in her usual multi-tasking genius style.  There seemed to be at least a hundred wonderful items displayed on our silent auction tables, so getting that organized took awhile.

As the donated food arrived, chefs extraordinaire Ron and Buck revved up their dueling grills to cook burgers.  Then people wandered in with the Danes – some of the from the rescue (and it was great to see them!) – and others from all over the country, in addition to many non-Dane breeds.

The Rescue raised money to further their cause of saving Great Danes from euthanization or medical disaster by bringing them in, giving them good homes, providing food and sometimes a temporary place to recover from illness, surgery, or abuse.

Even if you’re not a Dane owner, but believe in saving animals in need or crisis, you can also donate online!

Thanks to all the wonderful Dane owners, admirers, and supporters who came out, met the Dane Crew, and had a Great Time!