{before getting a dane}

Before getting a dog, or any pet for that matter, do your research.  Sit down and really go over everything it takes to be a responsible pet owner; the costs {food, basic supplies, vaccinations, spaying/neutering, training, daycare, dog sitters/boarding, insurance, emergencies, etc} and the time {classes, walks, training, socializing, park time, play time, grooming, etc} commitments being some of the biggest things.  Also take the time to research the breed you are considering and if they are a good fit for you and your lifestyle.  

A Great Dane is not a dog you get on a whim because they are adorable puppies.  Those adorable puppies get big very quickly and have a lot of costs associated with them.

Here are some links which we found helpful when making our decision on whether a Dane was right for us: