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Quoted by: Burt Ward

"Our dogs don't drool.  They only drip if they drink.  In your house, there's no drool, no mess."

Source:
Visiting with Huell Howser's (Visit with the Big Dogs), Aired on KCET on June 6, 2005 and re-Aired on June 29, 2005


Quoted by: Burt Ward

"These dogs are all trained behaviorly by Tracy and I.  We are the only ones in the Country that trains every dog. 
Every dog is trained and socialized to get along with people, dogs, cats, and other animals when properly introduced”

Source:
Visiting with Huell Howser's (Visit with the Big Dogs), Aired on KCET on June 6, 2005 and re-Aired on June 29, 2005


Quote/Question by Huell Howser:

"What happens?  People get these dogs, then decide they don't want to keep them?"

Quote/Answer by: Burt Ward
"Oh NO, that never happens.  Anyone that gets one of these dogs wants to keep them.  We get them because of
tragedies.... death, divorce, serious bad things. "

Source:
Visiting with Huell Howser's (Visit with the Big Dogs), Aired on  KCET on June 6, 2005 and re-Aired on June 29, 2005


Quote by: Burt Ward

"These dogs are extremely valuable.   When you go to buy them, they are anywhere from $1,500 to $10,000 or more "

Source:
Visiting with Huell Howser's (Visit with the Big Dogs), Aired on KCET on June 6, 2005 and re-Aired on June 29, 2005


Quote by: Burt Ward

"We have our dogs living twice as long as everyone else in the Country. These dogs normally only live 7 to 9 years, we
have them living 14 to 18 years.  We have them living longer because we cater to their instinctual needs."

Source:
Visiting with Huell Howser's (Visit with the Big Dogs), Aired on KCET on June 6, 2005 and re-Aired on June 29, 2005


Quote by: Tracy  Ward

“We have them living 14 to 18 years, as long as we have them spayed or neutered early.  Before 6 months it’s too
dangerous for a Great Dane.  So right after 6 months, we have them spayed or neutered, which doubles their life
spans.”

Source:
The Pet Press
http://www.gentlegiantsrescue.com/press-superhero.htm


Quote by: Tracy Ward

"Alot of the Harlequin Great Danes are hard of hearing.... it is not at all a defect in them.... and they NEVER go more
than 5 feet from you. "

Source:
Visiting with Huell Howser's (Visit with the Big Dogs), Aired on KCET on June 6, 2005 and re-Aired on June 29, 2005


Quote by: Tracy Ward

"We work with professional breeders.  When they can't find homes for their champions or dogs that they are not
showing or breeding, we find them homes as service or therapy dogs, so they can make a difference in the world."

Source:
Visiting with Huell Howser's (Visit with the Big Dogs), Aired on KCET on June 6, 2005 and re-Aired on June 29, 2005


Quote by: Burt Ward

"We currently feed 1400 pounds of food per day.  It's not that each one eats alot, it's that we have alot of dogs here."

Source:
Visiting with Huell Howser's (Visit with the Big Dogs), Aired on KCET on June 6, 2005 and re-Aired on June 29, 2005


Quote by: Burt Ward

"We adopt 20 dogs per week on average and we take in 20 new dogs per week.  We adopt out about 1000 dogs per
year"

Source:
Visiting with Huell Howser's (Visit with the Big Dogs), Aired on KCET on June 6, 2005 and re-Aired on June 29, 2005


Quote by: Burt Ward

"We are adding more surgery rooms to our surgical suite, for the dogs"

Source:
Psychic at Large visit with Gentle Giants.  Aired on the Sci Fi  Channel on March 29, 2006  (see video clip)



Quote by: Burt Ward

“Every one of these beautiful, loving animals would be dead if it weren’t for us”

Source:
ASPCA Animal Watch
http://www.gentlegiantsrescue.com/press-animal_watchers.htm



Quoted by: Burt Ward

“We are a dog mall for Great Danes.  Every Color, Every Size, Every Age, Ears Up, Ears Down, Every Combination is
here.”

Source:
Inside Edition


Quoted by: Burt Ward

“95% of all Great Danes die from cancer in the reproductive organs.”

Source:
Inside Edition



Quote from their Website

“We have developed a unique communal living/training program for all of our dogs that, to our knowledge, no one else
has successfully accomplished.”

“There is no separation between the dogs. They sleep together, play together, eat together, and because they have the
constant company and entertainment of each other, we have no barking or disagreements, or any noise whatsoever.”

“We have also trained our Gentle Giants not to bark unless they sense danger.”

Source:
Direct clip from Gentle Giant Rescue's Website
http://www.gentlegiantsrescue.com/our_facilities.htm



Quoted by: Burt Ward

“Avalanche is 3 inches larger than the largest dog in the world, according to The Guiness Book of Records.  On his
hind legs, he’s 7’1” and weighs 285 pounds.”

Source:
THE PET PRESS
http://www.gentlegiantsrescue.com/press-superhero.htm

and ASPCA ANIMAL WATCH
http://www.gentlegiantsrescue.com/press-animal_watchers.htm

and DOG WORLD
http://www.gentlegiantsrescue.com/press-dog%20world.htm



In regards to: Gentle Giants World Class Canine Cuisine


“Our Physical and Emotional Care Has Doubled The Average Length Of Our Dogs Lives!   Nurturing The Physical and Emotional
Needs and Instincts of our Gentle Giants and Little Giants,  Our Gentle Giants Live An Average Of 14 To 18 Years!”

“With the addition of our new high quality dog food, they hope to extend the lives of their giant breed dogs an additional 1 to 2 years
beyond that!”

“Our dog food is custom formulated to their specifications and contains the finest ingredients. It is suitable for all breeds and all life
stages, including puppies.”

“Every dog loves our food. Young or old, healthy or ill, even sensitive, allergic-prone, and finicky eaters all love our dog food and are
doing well with it.”

Feed your puppies under 6 months of age 7 to 8 times a day*
Feed your puppies 6 months of age to 1 year old 6 to 7 times a day*
Feed your puppies and adults over 1 year old 5 or more times a day*
               * We recommend that you do this to avoid bloat and torsion

“Gentle Giants World Class Canine Cuisine can provide your dog with increased protection against bloat and torsion, a major killer
of giant breed dogs.”

      
Source:
Direct clip from Gentle Giant Rescue's Website
http://www.gentlegiantscaninecuisine.com/our_canine_cuisine.htm



Quoted by Tracy Ward

"He does have the diarrhea because of the food change. That is why we tell you to only feed them the Pedigree. All the other foods
have too much fat and protein and cause many problems with our dogs including diarrhea. When you change back, he will likely get
back to normal stool and if you don't change back, in addition to having diarrhea, it will also be bad for his health."

Source:
In an email from Tracy Ward to Barbara Laird on April 7, 2005
Subject:  Re: Samson (aka Scoobey Doo) ... 2nd request
Date:  4/7/05 2:28:26 AM Pacific Daylight Time
From:tracy@gentlegiantsrescue.com
To:mailto:Svnt4God@aol.com



Quoted by Burt Ward

"You have been advised that the Eagle dog food you are presently feeding is not acceptable to us and contains more than 22%
protein in its guaranteed analysis, which we advised you at the time of your adoption that no dog food containing more than 22%
protein should ever be fed to any giant breed dog."

"Unless we have your immediate agreement to cease using Eagle Brand dog food and to only use the dog food approved by us,
we shall immediately repossess "Samson."

Source:
In an email from Burt Ward to Barbara Laird on April 11, 2005
Subj: Notice of Violation of Adoption Agreement and Notice of Intent to Repossess "Samson" the Dog that We Adopted to You
Date: 4/11/05 12:38:40 PM Pacific Daylight Time
From: burt@gentlegiantsrescue.com
To: svnt4god@aol.com
CC: sandypassman@comcast.net,
tracy@gentlegiantsrescue.com



Quoted by Sanford Passman on behalf of Burt Ward

" I have been informed by my client that you are feeding the animal in a manner detrimental to it's health, with a food not acceptable
to Gentle Giants and not in the best interests of the animal.  Your conduct is detrimental to the animals health."
      
Source:
In a letter from Sanford Passman, the attorney for Gentle Giants Rescue, dated April 14, 2005



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