Happy Homes

If you would like to share your Great Dane adoption experience and photos, please send them directly to cleahy1955@yahoo.com
Mr. Sampson and LuLu

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Happy Birthday Benjamin Button Bleu!

Happy Birthday Benjamin Button Bleu!

October 10, 2018

Kathy Moraes, long time Dane owner and adopter from Rescue, sent us these photos of her big blue boy on his second birthday along with this narrative:

“He’s happy He is love

He is 2 today

As healthy as a family could hope for
… Benjamin he is full of spirit & light …. tranquil of heart…. playful pup …
Following Ma wherever I go… plays with Pop near everyday… loves the morning sun just like Sasha… standing where she always stood …
we love this boy of ours. He is our lives & loves reflection…

In 7 months how he has grown … blossomed like a giant sunflower…. his face ever facing the sun … a dog who loves life… loves being around children & people of all ages…. all animals … gentle patient & sound & balanced of nature & heart…

he was meant to share our heart and love….”

Kathy and Joe are the best. We feel lucky to have had them adopt from us over the years.

Greta (formerly Carly) In Her New Home

Greta (formerly Carly) In Her New Home

September 24, 2018


Thanks to the Knight family for adopting Greta and giving their big boy Gus a sister. All reports say she and Gus are a team!

Ellie Strikes Again!

Ellie Strikes Again!

September 19, 2018

Jill Gutzman and her son Jack sent us these photos and text about their girl Ellie:

“I had to send this note to Jacks teacher:
So the dog literally ate the homework instructions. (Along with yet another dog bed) Can Jack please have another packet? I’ll try to keep this packet out of the “shredder”.”

(Someone looks very guilty!)

Two Rescue Girls Meet at a Winery

September 11, 2018

No it’s not the beginning of a bad joke, but an actual event! Tealy Barr, owner of the Barr Estate Winery in Paso Robles (home of the Dane Head wine – a great gift for Great Dane/Wine lovers) had a visitor recently. Leslie Miladinich and her husband decided to do some wine tasting at a Great Dane friendly winery, and met rescue girl Riley. The photo in this post is the two girls obviously dishing some good gossip about their humans. Such a fun time when rescued Great Danes can get together AND their people can drink! At least this sounds good to me……and Karen…..mostly Karen.

Lucy – formerly Juno

Lucy – formerly Juno

September 11, 2018


Cassie Lowe and her family were on our wait list for over a year waiting for the perfect child friendly Great Dane. She adopted Juno, now Lucy, from us. Here is what she wrote us:

“She is settling into our family PERFECTLY! Every week we see fewer and fewer potty accidents so we know she’s feeling less anxious and settling in with us, too. She follows us around EVERYWHEEERRRRREE which we’ve learned to love about her 🤣

She is great with the kids. Our youngest, Patrick, especially loves to give her “lovies”. We’ve not had the experiences that the previous owners indicated to you: hole digging, barking incessantly, etc. … she’s truly a gem! Even more: she LOVES her den (crate). We haven’t figured out how to get her to STOP chewing up her dog beds, but that’s another journey…! LOL!

She seems to live to play with cannon (our other fur baby!). From the time they wake up to all moments they get in between, they are wrestling and playing! The kids think the way they run thru the house and crash into the walls as they run down the stairs is HILARIOUS!

After 2 kids- we are proud to say that LUCY is the first reason we’ve had to invest in baby gates! She stands so tall she can right to the food on the counter and baby’s high chair – Sooo- we’ve had to create some boundaries in that regard…easy peasy. Lol!

Anyway – thank you again for helping our family grow. Lucy is a joy and we are blessed to love her in this life. We are the lucky ones.

On the whole, Lucy is great. We’ve had one couch casualty since she’s been here – buuuuut, I guess it was time to upgrade anyway. She drinks from our bathroom faucet and mows they ice cubes. She is still learning how to watch out for people and not run us over and be right on top of our toes- but we know she’ll get there. ❤️

Attached is a fun video of Lucy enjoying water play more than the kids & a picture of she and Cannon cuddling…enjoy!”

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A big thank you to Cassie for dealing with some issues with her new girl Lucy. We love people who stick out the honeymoon phase (which can be rough some times) and end up with a really great new family member.

Moose (almost) All Grown Up

Moose (almost) All Grown Up

September 4, 2018


Karen Garner sent us these photos of her boy Moose. Adopted from us at six months of age, Moose is almost a year old and 145 lbs and 36″ at the shoulder. Karen is very happy with her big boy!

Clifford

Clifford

September 4, 2018

Clifford just wants to rest but mom Sherri Lane cant help but snap this cute photo of her boy!

Kaiya (Now Molly) In Her New Home

Kaiya (Now Molly) In Her New Home

August 21, 2018

Good news to report! Kaiya (aka Mama dog) now “Molly”, was adopted and is doing well. Here is what her new owner Casey wrote to us:

“Kaiya, aka Mama Dog, now Molly, loves Buddy and my boys. She slept with my youngest throughout night one. She’s a sweet girl and loves running around the house and backyard. She’s so gently my youngest was able to walk her on a leash, unlike buddy. Ha. Just a little update. And she’s drinking and eating well as well.”

Thanks Casey for sending us this nice update and photo. How nice to see an adopter look past a physical issue and see the sweet girl inside.

Playtime

Playtime

August 15, 2018

Assume the position! Ready……Set…..PLAY!!

Thanks to Jill Guntzman for either being really lucky or a master dog handler who was able to shoot these great photos!

Baloo (formerly Jameson)

Baloo (formerly Jameson)

July 26, 2018

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New owner Kim Smith Martinez send this nice note and cute photos of her big blue boy.

“Here are some new pics of Baloo (formerly Jameson). He is a big love and makes me laugh every day. We are at the beach nearly daily, he makes friends wherever he goes. I’m so very grateful for him. Just wanted to give you an update 😊”