About Us

MAGDRL is staffed completely by volunteers


The Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League, Inc. (MAGDRL) was organized in 1979 to serve the seven states of the Mid-Atlantic region. The organization is a DC corporation and has a charitable tax-expemption under 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

MAGDRL helps Danes:

  • By providing for the rescue and care of those who have been abandoned, neglected, and/or abused by their previous owners
  • We spay/neuter and provide medical treatment as necessary to return the Dane back to good health
  • We supply training/socialization to ensure their adaptability to new, good homes
  • We work to place rescue Danes to people who provide secure, loving, and healthy homes

What We Do

MAGDRL is staffed completely by volunteers. Like all humane groups, MAGDRL is in the unique position of helping both humans and pets. In our case, the pets are Great Danes and mixed Dane dogs, and the people are those who have or want the companionship of the breed or, often, just dogs in general.

MAGDRL helps people to:

  • Determine the right breed of dog for their lifestyle
  • Find healthy and companionable Danes that fit their circumstances
  • Find loving replacement homes for Danes they can no longer keep
  • Become knowledgeable about the care and training of their Great Danes
  • Resolve their Danes physical/behavioral problem
  • Overcome the grief at the loss of their loved pet
  • Stretch their tax dollar by assuming the Dane burden from public shelters

New Jersey

MaryFran Cini – Coordinator



New York

Gay Ann Wayne – Coordinator (Adoptions, Foster Homes & Dog Intake)

Maryland / DC

Diana Havlin – Coordinator

Pennsylvania / Delaware

Sara Sweinhart – Coordinator
John Warren – Assistant Coordinator


Courtney Vogenitz  – Coordinator

West Virginia

Teresa Griffith – Coordinator
Charlie Hall – Assistant Coordinator

Your Dream. Our Mission.

Helping Homeless Danes Find Forever Homes

We are a group of volunteers that work tirelessly to help find homes for our orphans.

Meet Our Clients

we work for them

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