David - Great Dane / Labrador Retriever (short coat) Dog For Adoption
Great Dane Dog For Adoption in Penngrove, CA

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Organization Name: Big Dog Rescue
Location: Penngrove, CA 94951


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Breed: Great Dane
Gender: Male Male
Nickname:

David

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Black
Size at Maturity: Huge
Availability Date: 01/28/2017
Location: Penngrove, CA 94951
Tags: Great Dane Dog For Adoption in Penngrove, CA
Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Dogs Yes
Energy Level Moderate
Activity Level Moderately Active
Exercise Needs Moderate
Fence Required 6 foot
Obedience Training Needs Training
Owner Experience Required None
Other
  • Yard Required
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Great Dane / Labrador Retriever (short coat). David is a Great Dane that was found starving and near death on the side of the road. Someone had dumped him to fend for himself. They did not want him because he had bad hips on both sides. The way they decided to deal with it was to dump him knowing he was unable to fend for himself. A kind-hearted woman in Taiwan rescued this wonderful dog and took him to the vet. David's life is starting to turn around, good food and a flight to the States. The wonderful folks at UC Davis are trying to help him walk without pain. Please, we rarely ask for help but if you can donate to David's care, that would be a godsend. David has had surgery on one of his hips and is doing great. We think that he won't need surgery on his other hip because hes doing so well. and David now weighs 115 lbs., so hes no longer skinny. Hes now able to run and play. But, David's real hobby is lounging on he sofa and waiting for someone to scratch his ears. Please consider adopting Dave. Hes ready for his forever home.

Great Dane

A.K.A. : Deutsche Dogge, German Mastiff
Overview: The Great Dane is a huge dog with a sweet and gentle nature. He needs a lot of space for exercise, though he can be very calm and well-behaved indoors.
Breed Group: Working
Weight (lbs): 100-120
Height (in): male: 30-32, female: 28-30
Colors: Brindle, black-masked fawn, blue, black, harlequin (white with irregular black patches). Mantle (black and white)
Coat: Hair is short and smooth.
Character: Great Danes are affectionate, calm, loyal, and intelligent. Although they do not bark very much, they make great watch dogs.
Temperament: This breed gets along well with children, other dogs, and most household pets. They are usually wary around strangers, but are good with welcomed visitors.
Care: The Great Dane should be grooming with a rubber brush during periods of shedding.
Training: This breed grows quite large, so for an early lesson he should be trained not to pull on the leash. He's quite eager to please, so a proper approach should provide great results.
Activity: The Great Dane needs a lot of exercise, including being able to run freely off the leash in open countryside.
Country of Origin: Germany
Health Issue: The breed is prone to hip dysplasia, bloat, tumors, heart disease, and tail injuries.
Life Expectancy: 6-8

More About Great Dane Breed
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    • Labrador Retriever Dog For Adoption in Penngrove, CA

      AJ

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Penngrove, CA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever (medium coat). Meet A.J. He is a young, super lovable yellow lab. He gets along with other dogs and loves people. Cuddling is a favorite pastime. He was rescued from a chain link fence where he was stuck by his feet. As he has been at BDR, we have noticed a funny gait and weird balance issues. We took him to UC Davis and they think there is something neurological going on. The first step is an MRI. Then possible surgery if he can be fixed. This is a huge expense and outside of our regular medical budget. We attached the estimate so you can see what we are dealing with. So we are asking for help. We are asking for donations for A.J.'s MRI to start. We will have to figure out what is next after that. You can donate by using our PayPal on our website, homelesshounds.us, or send checks, make sure you designate A.J. on your donations. We appreciate all the help given to BDR, from volunteers to these special donations, and everything in between. Thank you! A.J. is a great dog.
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    • Bichon Frise-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Penngrove, CA

      Kimmy

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      Breed: Bichon Frise-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Penngrove, CA
      Posted Breed: Bichon Frise / Mixed (long coat). Kimmy loves to be with people and will help you with whatever you are doing. She gets along well with other dogs. She is looking for her forever friend or family.
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      Sergi

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      Breed: Bichon Frise-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Penngrove, CA
      Posted Breed: Bichon Frise / Mixed. Meet Sergi. He is a super cute white fluffy boy. Sergi is feeling ready and raring to go to his forever home. He just wants to be cuddled and loved.
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    • Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Penngrove, CA

      Timmy

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      Breed: Chihuahua
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Penngrove, CA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua (short coat). Meet Timmy and checkout his best bud Lenny. These two a super buddies. They are about a 20 pound dog put together, so you get twice the fun. Fun per pound...they are hard to beat.
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    • Australian Shepherd-Basenji Mix Dog For Adoption in Penngrove, CA

      May

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      Breed: Australian Shepherd-Basenji Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Penngrove, CA
      Posted Breed: Australian Shepherd / Basenji / Mixed (short coat). May is a bundle of happiness! May weighs 35 lbs. She is very energetic. She's just always wiggly happy, from her big smile to her stubby little tail! Her exuberant personality is very infectious :) everyone loves May! She is very playful so her doggie friends will need to be on board with that. Most cats would not appreciate her since she would probably treat them like a dog and want to play chase etc. She enjoys toys and kids. She might overwhelm toddlers with her playfulness but 6 and up would have a blast with her! She is a medium sized dog, at around 35 - 40 pounds. She has had a great start on crate training, and she is good with other dogs! While she loves playing with other dogs, May would prefer to be the only dog in the house she get jealous if she is not the center of attention. She is great with dogs at the park or doggie day care. UPDATE May is still looking for her forever home. She has come up with a list of specifics that will make or break a deal for her. May's favorite form of management is exercise. So, she is looking for a walking, running, hiking buddy. Since she has lived most of her life in a shelter or rescue, she is looking for patience while she tries to figure out house rules. She also would love a cuddle friend. Someone she can cuddle close to, be pet by and watch tv. May has a world of love to give and is waiting to freely give it....
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    • Labrador Retriever Dog For Adoption in Penngrove, CA

      Jimbo

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever
      Sex: Male Male
      Location: Penngrove, CA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Border Collie. Hello, my name is Jimbo. I am big, bold and beautiful. I am a puppy but I am huge! I am looking for an active family with children over 9 years old. Don’t get me wrong, I love all kids; I am just a klutz. I don’t want to knock them over. My trainers are teaching me how to be a really good boy. You know the stuff. Stuff like sit, stay, come and fetch. Give me chance, you won’t be sorry. I will look after you, when we go camping. We can walk the kids to school. How about a run, just you and me? I won’t let you down. We will be buddies, your best buddy; I will keep all your secrets.
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    • Miniature Pinscher-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Penngrove, CA

      Jeremy

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      Breed: Miniature Pinscher-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Penngrove, CA
      Posted Breed: Miniature Pinscher / Mixed (short coat). This is a fantastic little Min Pin mix, a your super little guy gaining confidence daily thanks to our wonderful volunteers. He is young, playful, willing to please, a great size for both travel (whatever, road you are on) and the office. Snuggle with him on the couch. We love this little guy.
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Penngrove, CA

      Inga

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Penngrove, CA
      Posted Breed: Shepherd / Mixed (short coat). This darling, almost a year old, shepherd mix was found by animal control with a collar that was so tight it was embedded in her skin. A kind hearted volunteer took her to the vets on our behalf. Dr. Stout needed to her collar that was deeply embedded around the entirety her neck. This collar cut in so deeply that it had to be surgically removed and staples placed all around her neck to close the wound. I can’t imagine the pain this girl was in for many months yet Inga has remained sweet tempered and loving.
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    • Finnish Spitz Dog For Adoption in Penngrove, CA

      Josie

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      Breed: Finnish Spitz
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Penngrove, CA
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    • Australian Shepherd-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Penngrove, CA

      Ronan

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      Breed: Australian Shepherd-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Penngrove, CA
      Posted Breed: Australian Shepherd / Mixed (long coat). Hey, come check me out! My name is Ronan and I am a ton of fun. I love to learn, have a quick mind and a zest for life. I'm waiting.... Ronan came in with a terrible skin issue. After 6 weeks in semi-isolation, lots of baths, brushing, and this new haircut, he is free to play out and about. He is a beautiful Border Collie mix with lots of energy. He is very engaging boy. What we have learned about Ronan over the last few months, is that he does get protective of his person. So, we feel that Ronan would be a great dog in a more rural setting. If you have a farm or ranch and want an energetic dog like Ronan, please let us know.
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