Super Excited to Pick Up my Girl
Meredith and I had been talking for months. I knew that I wanted an “Antry Dane” because of the knowledge and loving care that they give to their 4-legged kids. The day we picked her up I was super excited to pick up my girl and to finally meet Meredith. Maggie is such a love and so is Meredith. You can watch Maggie grow. We haven’t even had her for a week and she looks like she’s grown 3 inches. Babies go, go, go and then sleep, so right now it’s full on Mama duty. So much fun and so much love. I’m very happy with Antry Danes and Miss Maggie.
Beautiful & Abundant Blessings,
We began the search for our Great Dane in 2020, we searched high and low for a breeder and we were blessed to find Antry Danes. From the moment I spoke with Meredith I knew they were one of a kind. When the puppies were born, she presented them in the cutest pictures and as the weeks past they showed videos of how they were potty training them, socializing them and even updated when they were doing special tests on them. Meredith updated with pictures and communicated with us every step of the way. When he was ready to come home, we had him transported and he made it safely home to Illinois. He was the best puppy I could have ever asked for. He was playful, he slept all night without having to be crated and was so easy to train. Fast forward to today our boy will be 3 this year, he is the most gentle loving dog, I have ever owned. Most importantly he is healthy! Watching him play with my children makes me fall in love with him everyday. I can’t thank Meredith and Bill enough, you’re truly a blessing.
Coping thru COVID-19 with the Antry’s
2020 was such an unforgiving year for the world – a global pandemic, a national shortage of goods, business closures across the nation, financial hardships for all, and to top it, having to express your love and care for others by simply ‘staying away’. The uncertainty of things started to make me lose purpose. I was consumed with anxiety and I could feel I was losing myself to grief.
I took an even harder turn during the COVID-19 year. I had an unexpected loss of my 4 month baby Harlequin Great Dane, Brooklyn on October 16. The vet declared her death as an ‘act of god’ unfortunate circumstance, with inclusive test results based off her autopsy. It took me countless months of therapy, disciplined coping and the start of my sobriety journey to open my heart up to this life again.
I had thought I might have been ready to try again 3 months later. I connected with a breeder who had available puppies ready for their forever homes on Christmas. I paid my deposit and completed the standard background check weeks prior to come find out that I was waiting outside for hours on a transport that was never arranged. I was scammed. I was a victim, I’m sure like many others, who were taken advantage of trying to get a hold of a “Covid Puppy” for the holidays. I was devastated. This ultimately broke me.
Be it timing or the powers that be, the universe some how directed me towards Antry Danes. I shared my experience with Meredith and fast forward I found myself following the birth and the growth journey to my new Harlequin baby, Tegan Janelle Patterson. I don’t think I’ll ever have the right words to express my deepest gratitude towards Meredith and Bill. They both have contributed and impacted my life in such a huge way. I will never forget their warm hearts, constant reassurance, patience and above all else, simply being a human being. Bill and Meredith didn’t just provide an amazing service as a professional breeder. The Antry’s embody humility, kindness, patience and even go so far to do the ‘extra’ personable measures to make you feel like family. Their puppies are a reflection of them.
Meredith and Bill, I know my testimonial is a bit long winded here but I hope to share with others how incredible and trustworthy breeders you are. Tegan is my world. But better yet, adopting the both of us into your lives. I welcome any questions to share my personal experience with the Antry family. May Brooklyn rest in peace and for miss Tegan to remain healthy and happy for as long as I live (Tegan and LJ Patterson, 5/25/2021)
My partner and I searched for months trying to find a solid, dedicated and loving breeder. We were having trouble finding ethical breeders. People that truly loved the breed, and not greed. We decided to contact Meredith…From the beginning Meredith was an excellent communicator throughout the entire process – before met Pharaoh, and after we brought him to his new home.
I could write a novel on how grateful we are to have found Meredith. Thanks for your transparency. Thank you for the love you have for your Danes and puppies. Thanks for Pharaoh, he is everything we asked for, healthy, warm, playful, big, and beautiful.
Highly Recommend Antry Danes
Incredibly responsible breeder who doesn’t sell a puppy and disappear. Not only did Meredith and Bill prepare us for bringing our new family member home, they’ve checked in over the last year to ensure Lennon has been doing well. Our Dane is healthy, has the ideal Gentle Giant demeanor and is the best Great Dane of 7 I’ve owned. Highly recommend Antry Danes.