White Kisses Great Dane Rescue is committed to rescuing, rehabbing and rehoming Great Danes in Texas and surrounding states. While we do rescue all types of full-blooded Great Danes as well as Mastiffs and Dane/Mastiff mixes, our passion and #1 priority are the saving special needs Double Merle Great Danes including deaf, blind and other health issues. We promote Double Merle awareness, responsible pet ownership, animal identification (micro-chipping/ID tags) and the importance of spay/neuter.
As of November 22, 2014 we are a non-profit 501(c)3 Great Dane rescue operating solely on donations and the work of volunteers and fosters. Every donation helps us provide veterinary care, training, housing, food and all other needs of the Great Danes in our care. We strive to place each Great Dane in the home that best fits the dog and family. Placements are not taken lightly.
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White Kisses Great Dane Rescue receives $3500 Spay & Neuter Grant from BISSELL Pet Foundation
Funds will help reduce homeless pet population in North Texas
Lubbock (January 5, 2022) – White Kisses Great Dane Rescue has been awarded a $3500 grant from BISSELL Pet Foundation (BPF) for spay and neuter procedures with our rescue vets. This dedicated grant will help reduce the homeless pet population by preventing unwanted litters of stray cats and dogs in the community.
With thousands of pets abandoned each year, proactive spay and neuter procedures address the root cause of animal overpopulation by preventing unwanted births, freeing up shelter space for pets in need, and saving pets from potential abandonment or euthanasia. BISSELL Pet Foundation awards dozens of grants every year to shelters across the country, including White Kisses Great Dane Rescue, to help protect and save animal lives. In 2021, more than $1.3 million was provided through grants to shelters for spay/neuter procedures.
“We understand how important it is to support preventative efforts that allow our partners to save lives through safe spay and neuter procedures,” said Cathy Bissell, founder of BISSELL Pet Foundation. “We also strongly encourage all pet owners to be responsible and have their pets sterilized, to further ensure healthy pet populations.”
As of November 22, 2014 White Kisses Great Dane Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)3 Great Dane rescue operating solely on donations, grants and the work of volunteers and fosters. Every donation helps us provide veterinary care, training, housing, food and all other needs of the Great Danes in our care. We strive to place each Great Dane in the home that best fits the dog and family. Placements are not taken lightly. White Kisses Great Dane Rescue will utilize this grant to spay/neuter great danes that are surrendered to our rescue throughout 2022.
“In these uncertain times, with intake increases and adoption decreases, we are so thankful to the Bissell Pet Foundation and Cathy Bissell for this grant! It is fantastic to be a recipient and part of the Bissell family.” Dusty Meil, WKGDR
To date, BISSELL Pet Foundation has awarded over 7 million dollars in dedicated spay and neuter grants to shelters throughout the United States and the world to help animal welfare organizations. In addition to spay and neuter grants, BISSELL Pet Foundation provides additional support to shelters across the country through sponsoring adoption events, heartworm grants, ground and air transports of shelter animals and more, impacting tens of thousands of animals every year. To learn more, visit www.bissellpetfoundation.org.
About BISSELL Pet Foundation:
BISSELL Pet Foundation exists to support animal welfare organizations and provide resources to underserved communities. This includes helping to reduce the number of animals in shelters and rescues through pet adoption, spay/neuter programs, vaccinations, microchipping, and emergency support. Founded in 2011 by Cathy Bissell, BPF is an extension of her long-standing love for animals and commitment to their welfare. BISSELL Pet Foundation has since partnered with more than 5,300 shelters and rescues across the U.S. and Canada to help pets find loving homes. The foundation is supported by generous donors and BISSELL Homecare, Inc where every purchase saves pets. To learn more, visit www.bissellpetfoundation.org.
About White Kisses Great Dane Rescue:
White Kisses Great Dane Rescue is committed to the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of Great Danes. While our focus is all Great Danes, our passion and #1 priority is deaf, blind and special needs, Double Merle Great Danes caused by improper breeding. White Kisses Great Dane Rescue’s goal will always be to save these magnificent gentle giants while raising Double Merle awareness and educating the public through the promotion of responsible dog ownership, animal identification (microchipping/ID tags), and most significantly the importance of spaying/ neutering.
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What is a Double Merle?
Double Merles are 100% preventable!
White Great Danes are a result of bad breeding practices, most commonly known as spot x spot breeding. This could be harl x merle, harl x harl, merle x merle, any quin x quin, any quin x merle breeding. When we say quin x quin, we are speaking of harlequins, merlequins, brindlequins, fawnequins, etc.
No White Great Dane should ever be bred! With any spot x spot breeding there's always a 25% chance of Double Merles. Learn more about Double Merles here!