Harlequin Haven Great Dane Rescue

Harlequin Haven
Great Dane Rescue

11567 St. Rt. 774
Bethel, Ohio 45106



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Thank You Santa
From the homeless dogs at Rescue


Dear Santa,

Thank You so very much, Santa, for again delivering a toy and treat filled Christmas this year!! Some of us have never had a Christmas before, let alone received all the gifts and treats we found on Christmas morning! Some of them even thought we were making up stories when we told them about you on Christmas Eve. But now, we all know that you do exist!! We still hope that all of the dogs available for adoption will have the ultimate gift in the New Year and receive forever homes!! Really, that is all they wanted this year but, hey, toys and treats are a close second!

Please, Santa, we have just one more wish. Spread your magic over humans so they stop buying puppies from Backyard Breeders, or any irresponsible breeders that do not accept responsibility for the entire lives of the puppies they sell, Pet Stores, and puppy mills. On Christmas, while we were playing with our new toys, we heard Grandma's frustration as she talked to someone who wanted to bring their dog to the Rescue. Can you believe they had gotten a new puppy and no longer wanted last year’s Christmas puppy!! We also hope that Owners become more responsible and train their puppies/dogs. A trained dog is a good dog!! People need to realize that puppies are puppies no matter what breed or size. Puppies chew, puppies tear things up... the difference is, a Dane puppy does more damage than a Chihuahua puppy!! We are dismayed when we hear Grandma say that someone is surrendering their 1-year-old dog because he was not a Gentle Giant like the book said!! REALLY PEOPLE, do you believe everything you read? Of course, they do, they saw it on the internet!! People will buy a puppy and then immediately start a family, only to dump their puppy. Would they dump their 1st child when they have a 2nd child??? And don't forget the owners who dump their dogs because the new man or woman in their lives tells them it is either the dog or them. Well, it shouldn't be the DOG!!! Any person that gives you that ultimatum is toxic and should be dumped ASAP!! People need to think before adding a dog to their homes, are they willing to do whatever it takes to keep that puppy/dog for 10-15 years? We did not make these Human excuses up, Santa. They are reasons many of us have come to be homeless.

Oops, we are sorry about our rant, Santa!! We know how lucky we all are to each have received several toys, plus tons of Christmas cookies and chews. We know that you realize when you pat our sleeping heads, that some of us have enjoyed your Christmas gifts here at the Rescue for several years now, and it will be the forever home for some of us. But because of you, we all do believe that dreams can come true. You made this Christmas special for all the homeless dogs at the Rescue!! We greatly appreciate all you have done for us again this year. Ari

Santa, please let all the wonderful people whose donations support the Rescue throughout the year, and during the holiday season, know how much we appreciate them. Without their generosity the Rescue would not have been able to afford to save many of us and provide us with all they do while we wait for our forever homes. Because of them, there is a rescue for us and the many dogs to come in 2024.

Hugs and Slobbers and Love from
All the dogs at HHGDR

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