11:00 AM11:00

Hennipen County Sheriff's Office Adoption Event

UMGDR will have a booth at this one of a kind event!

The sheriff's office is partnering with Minneapolis Animal Care and Control and the Municipal Building Commission for "Jake's Last Assignment," an adoptable dog event in the rotunda at Minneapolis City Hall/Courthouse, 350 S 5th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415, on Friday, March 29th from 11:00 am- 1:00 pm

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9:00 AM09:00

Forest Lake Rotary's Winter Plunge

Some of our very brave volunteers will be taking the plunge for these giants we love! Please consider pledging some of our volunteers by visiting, and choose the plunger you’d like to sponsor. Or you can visit our website at, click the DONATE button and flag your donation for the Winter Plunge and a particular plunger.

The plunge takes place on Forest Lake across from:

Vannelli's by the Lake / Lakeside Park 
95 East Broadway Avenue, Forest Lake, MN 55025

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10:00 AM10:00

Doggy Depot

UMGDR will have a booth at the Doggy Depot within Union Depot in St. Paul, MN. If you have questions about adopting a Dane or even just want to pet some, we’ll have both human and Dane representatives there for you! Stop on by.

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1:00 PM13:00

Izzy's 13 Days of Ice Cream

Izzy’s Ice Cream will be donating $2 from every single scoop in a cake, sugar, waffle cone or cup to UMGDR! Other donations are welcome as well, but why not get some ice cream?!

Both locations are participating in this event, so pick the one most convenient for you:

St. Paul Location

2034 Marshall Avenue

St. Paul, MN 55104


Minneapolis Location

1100 2nd St. South

Minneapolis, MN 55415

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12:00 PM12:00

Gift Wrapping at Maplewood Mall

Do you wait until the last minute to shop? Come up to Barnes and Noble in Maplewood Mall and get your gifts wrapped! We are accepting donations for our efforts and will have some Danes available for snuggles as well!

Maplewood Mall

3001 White Bear Ave. No., Ste 1030

Maplewood, MN 55109

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11:00 AM11:00


UMGDR will be at Holidazzle in Loring Park, Minneapolis from 11:00 - 3:00 in the Fulton Beer tent! We will even have some available foster dogs there to meet! Dogs will rotate throughout the day, so stop back often to see and pet them all!

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11:00 AM11:00

UMGDR Annual Volunteer Picnic

Please join the Upper Midwest Great Dane Rescue for a picnic at Thresher Field in Eagan, MN on September 8, 2018

2018 marks the 10 year anniversary of establishing the Upper Midwest Great Dane Rescue so we plan to make this year's picnic extra special!

This is our annual picnic, so come one, come all! 
This event is open to volunteers, adopters, potential adopters, contributors and the general dog-loving public! Dogs of all shapes and sizes are welcome to attend as long as they and their humans are well behaved (and the dogs are on a leash).

-Taco bar offered for lunch with bottled water. $5 donation to eat. There will be vegetarian and gluten free items available.
-Bake Sale
-$1 and $10 raffle tickets for chances to win small and large prizes
-Caricature artist from 11:30am-2:30am
-Training Classes/tips for you and your dogs-Lauren
-Animal Communicator-Beth

The picnic will be at Thresher Fields Park in Eagan, MN. The picnic set up and events will be at the picnic shelter. Eagan's fence enclosed off-leash dog park is next to the picnic area.

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12:00 PM12:00

Barks for Parks

In honor of Dane County Dog Parks, Wisconsin Brewing Company is hosting the 2nd Annual "Barks for Parks!" celebration at their facility in Verona. This afternoon of fun will include live music, food, and entertainment for both two- and four-legged friends and family.  Food will be available for purchase at the event. 

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