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Rising Above Great Dane Funding and Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit organization incorporated in the State of Tennessee. We are owned and operated by a Board of Directors and a dedicated group of volunteers. Our mission is to provide financial assistance to Great Dane pet guardians experiencing economic hardship in the states of Tennessee and Georgia, and Rescue for Great Danes in need.

What We Do


Want to Get Involved?

Donating. As a non-profit focused on assisting Great Danes in need, we rely on donations from our communities and supporters. To donate, please click here.

Volunteering & Fostering. We are always in need of volunteers and fosters. If you would be interested in helping us save the Gentle Giants, please contact us by email or fill out our foster application.

Become a Partner Rescue. Collaborate with Rising Above to provide Financial Assistance to previous adopters or fosters who are faced with a medical emergency and economic hardship.  Our goal is to reduce the number of Great Danes that are surrendered back to rescue due to extenuating circumstances.  If you are interested in partnering with Rising Above, please fill out our Partner Rescue Agreement here.

Fundraising. We are always looking for donated items to help with auctions, raffles or just to brighten the day of a Great Dane in need.  Whether you’re a small business, animal lover or someone who has a dog shopping problem (like us), we are very appreciative of your contributions.


We are dedicated to the placement of relinquished Great Danes into loving, safe and permanent homes.


We provide Financial Assistance to Great Dane pet guardians experiencing economic hardship in
TN and GA and to previous adopters of our partner rescues.


Not eligible for funding through Rising Above?  Let us help by providing other funding options and fundraising tips.