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Gentle Giants Rescue and Adoptions
featuring Gentle Giants and Little Giants
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You Can See Our Gentle Giants On TV!
You may have recently seen our Gentle Giants on Visiting with Huell Howser, one of the most popular television shows on KCET - PBS Los Angeles. In the show, Huell meets Burt, Tracy and their "Whole Herd" of Gentle Giants (see photos below). Huell also interviews happy Gentle Giants adopters and their adopted Gentle Giants. The entire 30 minute program is dedicated to introducing viewers to Burt and Tracy's giant breed dogs, and the dogs' loving nature and playfulness. Burt and Tracy explain how they've doubled the life spans of these gigantic canine companions, how every dog is trained, and how people can adopt a Gentle Giant as their new family member. This showl aired throughout California on KCET and PBS stations on June 6th and June 29th.
See the Animal Planet program Adoption Tales featuring Burt and Tracy Ward and all the Great Danes, Mastiffs and other Large Lap Dogs they rescue. This 30 minute show is entirely about our rescue and our adoptions, and takes you through the complete adoption process. Please check your local listings as some cable or satellite providers play all shows at east coast broadcast times.
You can also still see Burt and Tracy and their Great Danes on the Animal Planet show Pet Story. Please check your local listings as some cable or satellite providers play all shows at east coast broadcast times. This is one of the highest rated shows on Animal Planet and features our Gentle Giants Rescue for the entire 30 minute show. This episode has been broadcast every month for the last four years. See a horde of Gentle Giants romp and play. Check your TV listings for times and dates.
Burt and Tracy and their Great Danes and Mastiffs can also be seen on VH1 many times over the next few months on Super Heroes; Where Are They Now. Check your TV listings for times and dates.
PBS also has a television series entitled Woof! Its a Dogs Life featuring Burt and Tracy and their Great Danes in one of its episodes that is rerun regularly.
Animal Planet also has a television series entitled Amazing Tales featuring Burt and Tracy and their Great Danes in one of its episodes that is rerun regularly.
Burt and Tracy and their Great Danes, Mastiffs, and other Large Lap Dogs have already filmed the upcoming 1-800-Save-A-Pet.com show that will be broadcast nationally in the fall of 2005.
Please check your local listings as some cable or satellite providers air all shows at east coast broadcast times.
Burt and Tracy and their Great Danes have also been featured on Hard Copy, Inside Edition, and Entertainment Tonight.
Enjoy Our Show!
You may have seen our Gentle Giants on Visiting with Huell Howser, one of the most popular television shows on KCET - PBS Los Angeles.
In the show, Huell meets Burt, Tracy and their "Whole Herd" of Gentle Giants.
Huell also interviews Gentle Giants adopters and their adopted Gentle Giants.
The entire 30 minute program is dedicated to introducing viewers to Burt and Tracy's giant breed dogs, and the dogs' loving nature and playfulness.
Burt and Tracy explain how they've doubled the life spans of these gigantic canine companions, how every dog is trained, and how people can adopt a Gentle Giant as their new family member.
This show has repeatedly aired throughout California (and internationally via satellite) on KCET and PBS stations.
Huell Howser and Burt shake hands after taping Huell's show
Our adopter and friend, Cindy Loucks,"Brittney" (Bulmastiff Cindy adopted),
Tracy and Huell pose for a cast photo after taping 'Visiting with Huell Howser'
Hi Tracy and Burt,
Oh no, more Mommy Brag pictures . . .
For the first time "Brittney" and I watched you on Pet Story yesterday morning. I enjoyed it.
And, by "Brittney's" concentration on the TV, I think she enjoyed it as well.
I had fun enhancing one other picture of her and attached it below for fun!
Hope you enjoy the photos!
"Brittney" looks beautiful in her glamour photo!
"Brittney" is glued to her TV watching our 30 minute episode of Animal Planet's hit series "Pet Story"
"Brittney" enjoys seeing the love and tender affection that every Gentle Giant receives!
"Brittney" remembers how she was rescued and how Tracy and Burt helped her find a loving new home!
"Brittney" learns important health care information from
Dr. T. Ron Vered, one of our fantastic veterinarians
I found it several months ago and can't get enough!
I am living vicariously through you and your family-being able to make so many animals and people happy.
My 5 year old loves to look at the pictures of the "puppy playhouse" all the time and has to know the name of each one - she is very interested in "Avalanche!"
I am very interested in adopting, but I would like to run some details by you first.
I am a Special Ed teacher in San Jose.
I have a 5 year old and a 3 year old who is visually impaired and developmentally delayed (mild).
In February of this year, we adopted a Jack Russell who had been abandoned in a box in a parking lot of a vets office with 2 other dogs in the same box.
Apparently, the other 2 were easier to find homes for because they were younger.
The vet estimates that "Eddie" (yes, I know its the same name as the dog on Frasier) is between 6 to 8 years old and is deaf.
When we got him he was skin and bones, nervous and shaking all the time.
I am very glad to report that he is now happy and energetic and my daughter calls him 'HER' baby, since she does everything for him!
"Eddie" was never altered and several vets say he is too old for the anesthesia.
Training is slow going because he can't hear, but we have made progress!
Why am I giving you all this info?
I haven't filled out the adoption application form yet, but I wanted to give some background to see if you would even consider us as an adoptive family.
I saw "Bumper" and didn't realize until I read it the second time that he had been adopted!
I don't have a big yard . . . we have a townhouse and a fenced in patio.
I am rambling, so I will end this by saying I hope to hear from you soon!!!
Hello Gentle Giants!
My name is James Barksdale, and I am writing in regards to an Adoption Application that I sent in Tuesday.
I'm checking my e-mail about every 30 minutes hoping to hear from you . . . we're so excited!
I just wanted to make sure that the application made it through.
I e-mailed it from my work account and sometimes it gets clogged up.
My family and I have read every single link on your website over and over.
We are so excited to hear from you.
You guys are so awesome for what you are doing for all those beautiful pups.
I hope we can help.
Thanks so much,
Dear Burt, Tracy, and other members of the Gentle Giant family,
I would first like to tell you how appreciative and thankful I am for you and your family for creating such a deeply remarkable program dedicated to serving these wonderful animals.
I know from reading other e-mails on your site that your work has changed the lives of each family who have been entrusted with a dane or other Gentle Giant into their home.
Your passion and dedication to these dogs is both touching and inspiring.
We have spent a great deal of thought, time, and research into the decision to possibly adopt a Great Dane, and our long search with many long, late hours on the internet have finally pointed us to you and your Gentle Giants.
From the bottom of our hearts, our family and I would love nothing more than to have the opportunity to share our life with a rescued dane, and I am sure our chocolate Labrador "Beau" would feel the same way as well!
Below is my application to adopt a Gentle Giant.
I sincerely hope that you and your family will consider us!
My daughter and I would love to come and visit you guys as soon as possible, and hopefully leave there with another member to add to our family!
We are so excited and will be anxiously awaiting your reply.
Thank you again so much!
With great admiration,
(as well as the other members of our human and animal family)
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