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Gentle Giants Rescue and Adoptions - Gentle Giants World Class Canine Cuisine Dog Food




Watch our recent TV interviews below discussing our special All Natural Gentle Giants World Class Canine Nutrition dog food and the wonderful opportunity to work with Wal-Mart to help dog owners all across America have the opportunity to feed Gentle Giants to their dogs, so their dogs live as long as our dogs are living . . .
as long as 27 years!



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All Natural Gentle Giants World Class Canine Cuisine Dog Food
is now available in Walmart!

If you want to have all natural Gentle Giants dog food available to you in your local Walmart,
please speak to your local store manager to have it ordered for you!

Walmart display of Gentle Giants dog food
All natural Gentle Giants dog food
is available in 37.5 lbs. and 17.5 lbs.

Nine New Walmart Locations
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Walmart Bourbonnais, IL- #1307
2080 North State Route 50
Bourbonnais, IL 60914
(815) 937-5100

Walmart Buckeye, AZ- #3407
1080 South Watson Road
Buckeye, AZ 85326
(623) 474-6728

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3396 Stockton Hill Road
Kingman, AZ 86409
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Walmart Lake Wylie, SC- #5745
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Lakeland, FL 33809
(863) 859-3626
Walmart Merrillville, IN- #1618
2936 E. 79th Avenue
Merrillville, IN 46410
(219) 947-1309
Walmart Streator, IL- #4699
2415 N. Bloomington Street
Streator, IL 61314
(815) 672-3071
Also Available in these fine stores:
All Stater Bros. Markets
All Ralphs Grocery Stores
All Gelson's Supermarkets
All Save Mart Supermarkets
All Lucky Grocery Stores


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HOW LONG DO YOU WANT YOUR DOG TO LIVE?

Longevity: Our Physical And Emotional Care Has Doubled The Lifespan Of Many Of Our Dogs!
Nurturing The Physical And Emotional Needs Of Our Small, Medium, Large and Giant Breeds
We Have Many Of Our Dogs Living 14 To 18 Years, And Some Even Longer!

CRITICAL QUESTIONS FOR YOU TO FIND THE CORRECT ANSWERS!

Is Your Dog's Food Heart Healthy?

Does Your Dog's Food Have Too Much Fat?

Does Your Dog's Food Have Too Much Protein?

How Many Times A Day Do You Feed Your Dog?

Do You Know The Correct Height To Elevate Your Dog's Food And Water Bowls?

Do You Know How To Avoid Bloat And Torsion (a major killer of many breeds)?

Are You Providing Your Dog With A Nurturing Living Environment To Sustain A Longer Life?

CRITICAL FACTORS THAT CAN DETERMINE HOW LONG YOUR DOG WILL LIVE!

What You Feed Your Dog, How You Feed Your Dog, How You Care For Your Dog

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All natural Gentle Giants dog food is EXCELLENT for all dog breeds,
from tiny 2 lb. dogs up to giant 300 lb. dogs


All natural Gentle Giants dog food is EXCELLENT for all ages,
from weaning 3 week old puppies to the oldest seniors




Bella is a 10 week old Newfoundland puppy
who loves all natural Gentle Giants dog food!




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All natural Gentle Giants dog food is available in the following stores:
Southern California
Walmart - Baldwin Park
Stater Bros.

Ralphs
Gelson's
Major Market
  Central and Northern California
Lucky
Save Mart
McGowan's Feed


Note: If any of the above stores don't have Gentle Giants dog food on their shelf, please speak directly to the store manager and request it, or email us immediately at orders@gentlegiantsrescue.com and we will make sure that your local store receives as many bags as you want.


All Natural Gentle Giants World Class Canine Cuisine Dog Food
is now available in Walmart!

If you want to have all natural Gentle Giants dog food available to you in your local Walmart,
please speak to your local store manager to have it ordered for you!
Click here to order Gentle Giants for home/office delivery
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Many Of Our Dogs Are Living As Much As Twice Their Normal Lifespans!


"Wonder Woman" is our Great Dane
who is 14 years old (
left),
"Samantha" is our American Eskimo
who is 19 years old (right)

 

We adopted "Princess Leah" at 16 years old (left),
we adopted "Marble" at 8 years old (
center),
and we adopted "Sadie" at 2 years old (right)
3 Great Danes adopted to Ed and Lindy Kalpakoff
Email correspondence from our adopters, Ed and Lindy Kalpakoff (above right)
Hi Tracy,

Just wanted to let you know that your 16 year old "Princess Leah" acts like she's a puppy.

She's Ed's baby. Follows him everywhere and loves her walks.

She's awesome!!! 

I take "Marble" with me to the park on the weekends. All she wants is to be by my side.

YIPPEEEEE, I have my own dog, ha! ha!

"Sadie" is always causing some kind of ruckus. She's just like "Holly" in so many ways.

We will take some good photos of all of them and send them to you.

It just melts my heart to see "Princess" enjoying life in our home.

She's soooo happy!

And, so are we!!!

Lindy Kalpakoff


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We invite you to accept our invitation and feed your dog
all natural Gentle Giants dog food

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TESTIMONIALS ABOUT GENTLE GIANTS DOG FOOD


A new customer whose small breed Pomeranian loves Gentle Giants dog food as much as his Great Danes

Subject: Food for our Danes
From: Dan Lerch
To: info@gentlegiantsrescue.com

To this wonderful food, and those who make it of such purity and pride

We were lucky enough to stumble upon this remarkable product, and it's so great that our Pomeranian loves it as well as the Danes.

And like I stated, there is no going back for any other food!

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A new customer who is feeding Gentle Giants dog food to her older shepherd

Subject: Gentle Giants Dog Food
From: Karen Price
To: info@gentlegiantsrescue.com

Hi . . .

I just wanted to tell you I started using your dog food a week ago and my older shepherd is a different dog . . . What is the deal?

I also wanted to ask if you make cat food?

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A new customer orders six bags of Gentle Giants dog food for her dogs.

Subject: Gentle Giants World Class Canine Cuisine
From: Lilian Crabtree
To: orders@gentlegiantsrescue.com

I ordered six bags and they were delivered last week. All my dogs love the food!

I've never seen them so enthusiastic about their kibble.

Have a great day.

Lily

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People tell their family and friends how well their dogs do on Gentle Giants.

Subject: Gentle Giants dog food
From: Judy Nike
To: orders@gentlegiantsrescue.com

I just wanted to let you know that I was visiting my mother-in-law and for some reason we were talking about your dog food. She originally gave me an article to read that she saw in our doctor's office on Gentle Giants.

She actually switched her dogs to your food so she gave me enough to transition my Sheltie over and he's been doing great on it.

In fact, we have told many more friends and they switched over as well.

I guess I's like to say thanks for creating a healthy, affordable and agreeable food that my critter does extremely well on.

It is great to know there are people out there who are more about the animals than the profit.

Thanks.

Judy

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On 12/20/2010 6:57 PM, Keith Bolechowski wrote:


I just wanted to share my experience with Gentle Giants Dog Food.

My 2 year old Boxer “Duke” has been on Gentle Giants Dog Food for 12 months now. We had gone through about 5 different brands of big name dog foods and even tried Boxer breed food, until we came across Gentle Giants brand. Duke could not get a solid stool from any of the other brands. It was becoming frustrating as he was losing weight, his coat was not as shiny, and he was losing hair.

When we heard of Gentle Giants Food through word of mouth, I researched the website and headed down to the local Ralphs store to purchase a bag.

I was hesitant to buy food for a dog from a grocery store. I have to say that this was the best purchase for Duke.

I believe in this product 100% and am extremely happy of how it has made Duke feel. He is a vibrant and playful dog, and his owner is happy that his stools are solid.

I have recommended this food to other dog owners that are completely satisfied as well.

Thanks for bringing about a great product at a reasonable price to the consumers.


Keith Bolechowski



Hi Keith:

Thank you for your kind correspondence.

I am glad to hear that Duke is doing wonderfully with our all natural Gentle Giants dog food.

We designed our dog food to help dogs live the longest, healthiest, happiest possible lives.  Every day, we feed 600 lbs. of Gentle Giants to our rescue dogs, ranging from 2 lbs. to 300 lbs.

The reason that we sell our dog food primarily in grocery stores is to keep the price as low as possible to consumers.  Chain pet stores want to sell our dog food for as high as $75.00 per bag (we don't want that), because it is superior in quality to everything else that they sell.  We want everyone to be able to afford our dog food for the dogs they love.

Currently, we have a Christmas and New Years special pricing of $29.99 per 37.5 lb. bag in all grocery stores in California through January 31, 2011.  And, as you know, our dog food is all natural, is preserved with Vitamin E, and has a shelf life of 12 months.

I want to wish you and Duke continued success with Gentle Giants.

Merry Christmas!

Burt Ward
CEO, Gentle Giants Products
 

TESTIMONIALS ABOUT GENTLE GIANTS DOG ADOPTIONS

Gentle Giants Rescue and Adoptions adopts
wonderful and loving Gentle Giants and Little Giants

 
Happy Adopters of the Month!

Gentle Giants Adoptions Testimonials

 
  December 15, 2010

Hi Tracy and Burt,

I just wanted to touch base and let you know that we're doing absolutely great. I haven't thought of the perfect name yet--and when you've had pets you named Freddie Mercury and Queen, Wilshire Coronado, Joy Noelle, etc., you can't just slap a boring, "normal" name on him!--but the dog formerly known as Lieutenant and Zen is amazing and I am thrilled to have him.

After we'd gotten settled in yesterday, I took him back outside and sat on the grass. He plopped himself down in front of me, in full contact with my legs, looking as regal as a Dane can . . . and I started sobbing. We were facing Freddie's "lemon burial ground"
(
where he'd bury lemons when he got done playing with them--and where we buried some of his ashes), and I guess all the emotions of the weekend, the reality of finally having a new boy . . . it just all came out. Lieutenant/Zen gave me this deep, long, mournful look--and then promptly started licking and slobbering all over my face. It's all good.

Thank you both for making my mom and me feel welcome, and especially for doing what you're doing. Your dedication and kindness are obvious, and very much appreciated.

I've written a blog post detailing our story thus far, and it includes some pics, so please take a look if you'd like! Grace's Blog

Thanks again for everything,

Grace
 

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  December 21, 2010

Dear Tracy and Burt,

It was a delight to meet you and see your amazing facility! I'm so impressed with the amount of work, dedication and LOVE you give your gentle giants. You two are by far the strongest guardian angels I have ever met. Really. Bless you and your work you are doing for these magnificent creatures.

I also wanted to thank you again, for all the time and energy you spent with us. You walked through the rain and the mud to bring dogs to us from your home to your new adoption center, and I know how hard both of you tried to make the perfect match for us . . . and you DID!

We are thrilled, and cannot wait for Kashi and Jester to join our home. Truthfully, the timing is perfect. Especially since we now have TWO boys coming home with us. We want to get Jester his bedding and feeder set up, just like we have Kashi's set up already. It's no big deal to come down whenever it's convenient for you . . . those two boys are worth the wait and the five hour drive. I'll come when you think they are ready.

We thought about their names on the way home . . . their personalities and their PRESENCE. To us, they seem like larger than life rock-star personalities. Yep. Those two boys have all the flash, stage presence
and CONFIDENCE of a rock and roll superstar! BUT. They are
HUGE. So we decided they are the whole ROCK BAND.

We thought that fitting names (and since they are bond-
brothers
) would be Led Zepplin for Kashi, and Pink Floyd
for Jester. We'll call them Led (who could probably really
BLOW THE LEAD OUT when he runs
) and Floyd for short.

If you know music, I think you'll agree that these
boys are truly music in motion.

Our hearts are filled with joy and anticipation.
Thank you again . . . and see you soon

Sincerely,

Avalon


 

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A Gentle Giants adopter who just came back and adopted another Gentle Giant from us.

Subject: Our adoption of another Great Dane from Gentle Giants
From: Scott Harkness
To: adoptions@gentlegiantsrescue.com

Thank you so much for your patience and the great work you do for all the Gentle Giants out there.

We are so blessed and fortunate that we met you the first time, or we may have never met Waylan, and he may not of ever become such an important part of our family.

And, when it came time to add a new loved one, it was not even a question of who we should go to to adopt from.

No one can match the love and mercy and grace that you lavish upon every canine that passes through your home. Words are not enough to describe the gratitude we feel.

Just, thank you. Thank you so very much.

The Harkness Family

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A Gentle Giants adopter is proud of her dog being featured as "PET OF THE WEEK" in her local newspaper.

Subject: Prince Charming
From: Laura Belter
To: adoptions@gentlegiantsrescue.com

It is with wonderfull news that Prince Charming and Buster made it our local news paper as PET OF THE WEEK.  Here is the news paper clipping.

Prince is doing really good here. He loves to play with my 16 year old and follows me from room to room.  He sleeps with me, not sure if he gets any rest, because half the night he is running in his sleep. LOL!

I took him out of his first walk using the Gentle Leader and he did wonderful.

I am waiting to heal from my surgery and will start to try and get him into tv and movies.

Laura Belter

PET OF THE WEEK, JULY 16, 2010



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Gentle Giants Rescue and Adoptions adopts
wonderful and loving Gentle Giants and Little Giants

Gentle Giants adopters thank Gentle Giants for adopting a loving Great Dane that is wonderful with them and their children.

Subject: Astro
From: Amy McClaughry and Oliver Parker
To: adoptions@gentlegiantsrescue.com

Hi Burt and Tracy:

We are home with Astro and he's doing great!

We just absolutely love him!

Here are a couple of photos with Astro and the kids.

As you can see, he has made himself right at home.

We are so happy.

Thank you so very much for such a wonderful dog!

Thank you.

Amy McClaughry and Oliver Parker








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Listen to a recent Radio Talk Show
about our Gentle Giants dog food!



Click the 'Play' button below to listen


KFIV Modesto, CA
Dave Diamond Radio Show
Dave takes calls from listeners who discuss
their results feeding Gentle Giants dog food.




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These people switched their dog's food to Gentle Giants World Class Canine Cuisine in time - their puppy will be fine!

Subject:  Success story
From: Nita Newsom
To: adoptions@gentlegiantsrescue.com

Dear Burt,

My husband and I were approved to adopt from you a few months ago, but were then made aware of a great dane puppy that was blind in one eye who was not receiving the attention needed. After much consideration, we decided that we wanted to help this guy out. He was three months old, living outdoors in Kansas in the winter. We paid to have him flown to us after discussing his health for over three weeks with the owner/breeder. We were appauled at the condition of this poor puppy upon arrival. No veterinarian should have given the "ok" to fly. He had to go immediately to the hospital and was admitted for two days due to infection. Both eyes were infected and swollen shut. His muzzle was swollen and oozing blood and puss from the whisker holes. His lymph node was the size of an apple! It was the saddest thing we had seen.

So, he just finished a month of anti-biotic treatments along with anti-microbial/anti-fungal wipes and four other meds. The point is that he's getting all the fur back on his face and he CAN see out of one eye. We are taking him to the Opthamologist soon to see if we can restore sight in the other. But, after a LONG month, he is happy in his new home and playing, carefree, like a puppy should.

The reason I'm letting you know about this is that in the middle of all our issues, we were trying to put weight on the poor guy as well. When he first arrived we were feeding him a 24% protein food (Blue) with canned food of the same brand mixed in. I had researched the food like crazy, but was having a hard time finding what we needed. We do have another 5-year-old dane. Blue seemed to be the best choice of what I could find, at least on paper. The point of my story is, that within ONE WEEK of eating this food our puppy's legs started to bow out a little. At first I thought it was nothing, but then my husband mentioned it, too. We had already ordered the Canine Cuisine from Gentle Giants but it was taking a LONG time to arrive. That's when I called the number and you answered, directly. We had the food the next day.

Our puppy's legs are STRAIGHT. He is gaining about five pounds per week, and since we switched food, his legs don't look even remotely crooked. I can't believe how quickly that was resolved.

I just placed another order for two bags of Gentle Giants food today. With a hungry puppy and a 5-year-old, we are using the food pretty quickly. Please find the attached pictures of our pup, Butkus.

Thank you,

Nita Newsom







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These people didn't switch their dog's food to
Gentle Giants World Class Canine Cuisine in time - their puppy died!

Sammy Hartnett wrote:

I am sorry if this is the wrong section for this letter, but the site is loading slow and I am slightly desperate

I was told of your rescue by my mother-in-law who lives in Norco, California.
 
I have a four month old Great Dane. He is an ornery stubborn lovable harliquin with blue eyes and I adore him to pieces. In the last month he has developed panosteitis (sp). The first episode was not that bad and lasted a few days.

He is currently on his 4th day of not being able to get up on his own. I had been feeding him Iams Large Breed Puppy food. I have found out that is not good and have discontinued it. He is taking aspirin and pain killers.
 
I am scared for him and do not know what to do. I need some serious guidance because he is breaking my heart with every wimper and whine. Any help suggestions or advice you can give me would be HUGELY appreciated.
 
My sons and I are praying for him and need HELP!
 
Sammy

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Date: Mon, 17 May 2010 19:48:48 -0700
From: adoptions@gentlegiantsrescue.com
Subject: Re: 4 month old great dane


Dear Sammy:

Thank you for your correspondence.

I am sorry to hear of the problems that you are having, but knowing what you've been feeding your puppy, I completely understand it.

First of all, you should only be feeding your dog our dog food, Gentle Giants World Class Canine Cuisine, for his entire lifetime. 

We believe that our dog food is the finest dog food in the world, and it is designed to avoid panosteitis and hypertrophic osteodystrophy and many other issues, which large breed dogs are particularly susceptible to, and which is caused by feeding your dog too much protein.  In addition, too much protein can burn your dog's kidneys out and shorten his life tremendously!

When we rescue dogs that have been fed other dog food and exhibit the problems that your dog is having, and when we switch them to our dog food, within four to six weeks (
sometimes sooner), they are walking properly again.  Not all vets are competent in dealing with panosteitis.

You should also be following our feeding and care instructions, as we have doubled the average life span of our giant breed dogs.

Gentle Giants World Class Canine Cuisine is available at all Stater Bros. markets, at all Ralphs grocery stores, at all Gelson's supermarkets, and at all Major Market grocery stores.

If you wish to discuss your issues further, and if you want me to detail to you our feeding and care techniques, please feel free to call me at (951) 818-2512.

Wishing you and your puppy all the best,

Sincerely,

Burt Ward
Gentle Giants Rescue and Adoptions
(951) 818-2512

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Sammy Hartnett wrote:

Mr. Ward,

Thank you for your response. I am in Rockford, IL or I would probably be on your door step with Zeus. I slept on the floor with him last night, because he cried every time I walked away from him. I have an 8 month old human baby, so sleep is not easy to come by as it is. Zeus's issues are not helping!!
 
He is doing better this morning. He cried to go out and do his business which is HUGE after the last few days.

How can I get the food that you have recommended to me shipped to me?
 
Can you recommend a veterinarian in my area that is familiar with Great Danes? I am in the process of talking to a breeder here, but if you know of any or know someone who knows someone, that would be wonderful.

Thank you very much for your response. I am beside myself right now trying to fix Mr Z. He is very ornery and quite the trouble maker. I am desperate to get him back to that!!
 
Sammy

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Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 12:51:08 -0700
From: adoptions@gentlegiantsrescue.com
Subject: Re: 4 month old great dane


Dear Sammy:

I didn't know that you weren't located locally when I responded to your email.

You can order our Gentle Giants dog food online at the following link: Gentle Giants World Class Canine Cuisine

Don't make him exercise any more than walking to go to the bathroom.

Regards,

Burt

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Sammy Hartnett wrote:

Mr Ward,

Just wanted to give you an update on Zeus. He is walking. Not limber or running but I am happy with this for now. Showing a bit of attitude but I think it's just from being in pain. I might be a little cranky if I were him too. Keeping that in check. Getting him out in the sun/shade and fresh air as much as possible.
 
Thank you again for all your help.
 
Sammy


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Date: Wed, 26 May 2010 20:08:11 -0700
From: adoptions@gentlegiantsrescue.com
Subject: Re: 4 month old great dane


Dear Sammy:

Thank you for your correspondence.

I'm glad to hear that Zeus is doing better - it takes time!

Please keep me informed of his progress.

Regards,

Burt

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Sammy Hartnett wrote:

Mr. Ward,

We came home today and Zeus had died. My heart is very broken. I don't understand what happened. I just wanted to let you know.
 
Thank you very much for all of your help. If we lived closer I would do all of my homework and then adopt one of your puppies.
 
Thank you again.
 
Sammy


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Date: Thu, 27 May 2010 19:33:44 -0700
From: adoptions@gentlegiantsrescue.com
Subject: Re: 4 month old great dane


Dear Sammy:

I am so sorry to hear that - it breaks my heart.

I think that you should have an autopsy to determine what happened.

Regards,

Burt


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Sammy Hartnett wrote:

Mr. Ward,

That is what my husband said about the autopsy, but I couldn't do that to Zeus. He'd been through so much in the last month and I just couldn't let him be cut open. I know in my head I should have, but my heart couldn't let him be put through any more. To say I am a wreck would be an understatement. Zeus was chewing on my end table 3 days ago getting back to himself, and now he's gone.
 
My sister is the breeder. She is devistated, also. She is upset about the autopsy, because she is scared it could have been genetic. She feels some what to blame. This was her first litter. I got Zeus because his mother stepped on his tail and it broke. She became attached to him since he had to be separated from the litter for a while, and talked me into taking him. I am wondering if there wasn't some thing more wrong with him and his bones than simply pano.
 
I know this e-mail is not put together well and is a bit all over the place. I really am more intelligent than this. My heart is so broken, my head is not functioning well.
 
You have been an incredible help. I am getting another great dane as soon as my heart feels better and I do all the research and homework required to raise one. I feel like this is all my fault because I didn't know what I was getting into, and didn't realize what Zeus needed.
 
I will probably be in touch to ask questions and get some education as my journey eventually starts over - as soon as my heart heals.
 
Sammy


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Date: Fri, 28 May 2010 23:21:05 -0700
From: adoptions@gentlegiantsrescue.com
Subject: Re: 4 month old great dane


Dear Sammy:

Thank you for your correspondence.

Did you ever get Zeus on our Gentle Giants dog food? 

If you get another dog, I think that you carefully read and follow our feeding and care information, and feed him Gentle Giants.  We have had so much success with our program, and I would like you to benefit from it as well.

You have a direct communication link with us, and you should use it to make sure that you are always doing the very best for your dog.

Best regards,

Burt


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Sammy Hartnett wrote:

Burt,

IF I get another, ok, WHEN, lets just be honest, I get another great dane, I will use your site and you as my bible. No exaggeration.
 
I was raised in a very abusive home. I was taught very young never EVER cry. I don't know why, weakness I suppose.

Anyway, I never cry even now. NEVER. My husband and I have  been together 13 years and the only time I shed a tear was when I had my first son. Not tears of pain, just a few at the end, because I was happy. I have been crying for 2 days. Not sobbing, ok, occasional sobbing. Tears just keep leaking out of my eyes. My husband is completely whigging out! LOL. He has no clue what to do. Zeus crawled right into my heart and broke it into a million little pieces.
 
Last night I couldn't sleep and got on-line. I looked up anything I could find on Great Danes.

I found a site that talked about Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy. Burt, that was Zeus. At first I wasn't sure and found another site that had pictures.



These pictures are EXACTLY what Mr Z's legs looked like. I was wiping gunk out of his eyes for the last day. He had lost 10-ish pounds and his paws in the front were so incredibly swollen. Not only that, but Zeus's first episode that lasted 3 days hit when he was 3 months old.
 
I had taken him to a different vet than my australian shepherd and my akita because the new vet did his ears. I just decided to be consistant with who he saw. I never in a million years questioned what she told me, because I never had a great dane and I never had issues with any other dog. I had a lab that was allergic to grass and fleas, which still makes me laugh because he was a dog for goodness sake. Other than that though, I never had any dog with a health issue. I woke my husband up and made him come down and see it at 3:00 in the morning. If the dumb moron vet I took him to had xrayed him and we found this, no way would I have ever put him through this past month. I couldn't have knowing what this site says. I took him to my other dogs vet for cremation, and now I am kicking my own butt for not listening to my husband and having the autopsy done. Yes, I know you said so, too.
 
I am still very angry at myself for not being informed. When I got my Akita I read as much information as I could before I found a breeder. I had him trained with an emergency down just incase he went wacko. I messed with him every day when he ate so that he wouldn't be food aggressive and wouldn't hurt my future kids (I didn't have them yet). I took it very seriously with the aussie, too. She does obsticle courses in the back yard because if not, she gets loopy about leaves being in the yard and tries to herd our kids.

I completely and utterly dropped the ball with Zeus, and I know I screwed up. I wasn't prepared.

Honestly from my heart, USE MY STORY AS A WARNING TO PEOPLE!

Find a vet familiar, more than familiar, with Danes. Do the homework. Do the research. I am back-tracking now, and it can't undo the damage my ignorance caused. 

 
I am sorry this is long and gabby. I am a girl though, and we girls tend to do that.
 
Sammy




Ex-'Batman' star creates line of dog food

Burt Ward claims Gentle Giants brand succeeds in extending canine lifespan.
By Lori Consalvo, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/11/2010 09:32:39 PM PDT

Former television star Burt Ward, who played Robin
on the 1960s action TV series "Batman," has developed
a dog food he says will keep canines living longer.
(John Valenzuela, Staff Photographer)

Burt Ward is in the business of keeping dogs healthier for longer.

The former actor — he played Robin in the 1960s TV series "Batman" — and co-creator of the large breed dog organization Gentle Giants Rescue and Adoptions has developed a high-end dog food line that he says nearly doubles the lives of the animals he shelters.

"We measure the success of our business in terms of life," Ward said as he sat near the pool of his home in Norco, which doubles as the nonprofit's location.

The average life span of a large-breed dog is about seven years, Ward said.

Until recently, Ward cared for a 21-year-old Great Dane, and still has 18-, 16-, and 14-year-old dogs running around his property with canines half their age.

Ward and wife Tracy, who helps him run the rescue, started producing Gentle Giants dog food in 2005.

The food can only be found in grocery stores, such as Ralphs, in California. Ward decided to bypass all the boutique and chain pet stores, he said, to make the product more affordable and accessible.

It's working. His product has been on Stater Bros. shelves almost two years and Ward said sales have more than tripled.

Jack Brown, chairman and CEO of Stater Bros. Markets, confirmed that.

"It's very tough to get placement in a store," Brown said. "It must be a product we believe our customer will purchase and repurchase."

There are 45 to 50 dogs, ranging from 2 to 300 pounds, on Ward's property. They are fed his product daily from 16 large bags — or about 600 pounds.

The food has no fillers like corn or wheat, Ward said, and no added lard. It includes chicken, fish, eggs, nine vegetables, three fruits, four grains, vitamins and Glucosamine.

Ward believes in his product and is passionate about dog food quality.

"There is no dog food in the world that will accomplish what we've accomplished with our dogs," he said.

And he throws out a challenge to every dog owner.

"Compare our dog food to anybody's," Ward said.







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Would you like Gentle Giants World Class Canine Cuisine dog food
to be available for your dog at your local grocery store
or Walmart?


You would save shipping costs! And, you would always have it immediately available!

Most important!
Your dog can greatly benefit from our all natural dog food and our feeding and care program!

Here's our suggestion:
Ask the store manager of your local grocery store or Walmart to call
his corporate pet food buyer and request that Gentle Giants be carried in their stores.

You can also call the corporate office of your favorite grocery chain or Walmart
and ask to speak to the pet food buyer. Buyers listen to their customers!

Here is our contact information for pet food buyers:
Gentle Giants Products
Contact: Burt Ward
(951) 818-2512
Email: burt@gentlegiantsrescue.com



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Do you have questions about our all natural Gentle Giants dog food?

Ask us! We will answer your questions and give you the benefit of our expertise!

And, of course, we would like to hear your results of feeding
all natural Gentle Giants World Class Canine Cuisine to your dog.

You can call us here: (951) 818-2512
You can email us here: info@gentlegiantsrescue.com




Test Your Dog's Food Today!
"Take the Clogged Arteries Test"


Place a small amount of whatever dog food that you are currently feeding to your dog into the palm of your hand.
For 5 to 10 seconds, use your fingers to rub the dog food firmly back and forth in your palm, then open your hand.


Do you feel a greasy stickiness? If so, that is lard or animal fat sprayed onto your dog's food to get your dog to eat it.

Now, think of that greasy stickiness coating the artieries of your dog.
Isn't it now easy to understand why dogs live short lives?


Did you also know that dogs get heart attacks just like humans?

Now, test Gentle Giants World Class Canine Cuisine dog food in the same way and your hand won't be sticky.

Which dog food do you think is better for your dog's health?

Where you can buy Gentle Giants World Class Canine Cuisine dog food:

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in all Stater Bros. Markets
in all Ralphs Grocery Stores
in all Gelson's Supermarkets
in all Major Market Grocery Stores

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