Welcome to Donte's Den
Donte's Den is an innovative dog haven that provides state-of-the-art care for up to 100 dogs on 50 acres of pristine Florida countryside located in Manatee County.
Our vision for Donte's Den is to provide individualized attention and comprehensive care for each dog in our keep, nourishing heart, body and spirit. To this purpose, we have obtained a 501(c)3 tax status.
Donte, a Schnauzer with a huge heart and memorable disposition, is the namesake of this special place. He has crossed over the rainbow bridge where he plays with his owner, the late Don Panuce who with his wife Marsha, envisioned a place where all kinds of dogs would be welcomed and nurtured.
Dogs appropriate for Donte's Den include those displaced by their owners, for example those entering military service. Dogs who have been abandoned and made homeless have a place at Donte's Den, as well as those dogs whose owners have placed their trust in us to continue their care.
Whether a dog's care has been entrusted to us by his owner(s) or delivered to us as homeless or abandoned, all dogs will receive the best care and treatment.