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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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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 😊”



Logan – Therapy Dog?

Logan – Therapy Dog?

July 23, 2018

Nice note and cute photos of special boy Logan!

“I am so excited I just had to share with you. As you know I have turn Logan into quite the social butterfly! We go to the bank, post office and have now been to the local Police station to visit.

When we were at the bank last week this women ran up to me and said here I had these business cards made up just for you! Our local non profit organization wants to know if you would be interested in joining our Pet Therapy Team with Logan? We see you walk him all over Auburn and everyone knows about Logan! He would be perfect. He will need to go through their certification program in order to get his big blue vest but will be a therapy dog! Who the heck ever knew I would do this with him?

They would have us go to assisting living facilities, retirement homes, and god for bid a tragic event happens (like school shooting) they would have therapy dogs brought in.

I think he is ready, we have some issues but more that will come with maturity than bad behavior. But we’re going to give it a try.

Just couldn’t wait to share with you! Thank you for this beautiful big boy, he has really changed my life and so much for the better!!”

Laura McNicholas

ps. pics are Logan at the police station and his local bank buddy Christine.

A Glowing Report On Newly Adopted Eva

A Glowing Report On Newly Adopted Eva

July 21, 2018

Many thanks to Bill Palajac for being so smart as to adopt a senior Great Dane! We know everyone wants to adopt a puppy, but we wanted to share with you Bill’s email to show the wisdom of considering a senior Great Dane.

“Thank you, thank you, thank you for Eva.

Going into this adoption you knew I was a little tentative with Eva being 6 years old; i was worried she would just sleep through the day. Oh my, this is not the case. Eva is very active, full of life and has a wonderful loving personality. I think of her as a 30 year old person who is more strategic about their energy use rather than a young kid who is always on the go. She is always ready for a walk and so we’re taking her out a few times a day; she’s loving it!

The family who raised her did a great job training and socializing her. Eva is responsive to sit, stay, come, no, all the basics. We have a little work to do with heeling properly but she is so smart and attentive this will take no time to correct. She is not food, animal or people aggressive. She’s just all around awesome, although, i’ve learned to keep a small hand towel in my pocket for when she gives me kisses. She is a sloppy kisser.

Did i mention how smart she is? She taught us her signal for bathroom time AND she has one specific spot in the backyard where she likes to take care of her business.

She is incredible. We’re so happy and thankful we connected with you.”

Take care,
Bill