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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(707) 665-0332


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Breed: Great Dane
Gender: Male Male
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David

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Black
Size at Maturity: Huge
Availability Date: 07/02/2016
Location: Penngrove, CA 94951
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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. 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

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      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Penngrove, CA
      Posted Breed: Terrier / Mixed (medium coat). This is Corey. She is a terrier mix of who knows what. MOSTLY SUGAR AND SPICE AND EVERYTHING NICE She weighs 50 lbs. and is around 3 yrs. old. She is learning to walk nicely on a leash and doing really well. Corey is timid at first with new people, but warms up quickly and acts very puppy like. She will be a fun dog for someone that wants a quiet companion. She was returned after two yrs. in a home, so we are getting to know her again. More info coming soon.
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      Harpo

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      Breed: Harrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Penngrove, CA
      Posted Breed: Harrier / Mixed (short coat). Gorgeous Harpo is waiting for his forever home. He is a harrier mix. A hound as beautiful as Harpo has to have a beautiful bay...and he does. He is great with other dogs and walks well on a leash. He loves to be by people and enjoys checking out his surroundings. Looking for a dog to do scent work with? He is your man!
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      Josie

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      Breed: Finnish Spitz
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Penngrove, CA
      Posted Breed: Finnish Spitz / Australian Kelpie (medium coat). Josie is a super cool Finnish Spitz pup (Suomenpystykorva in Finnish) mix. About a year and a half old old with lots of energy. She loves walking and playing. Josie mainly wants to be with her people. She has no destructive habits but would really benefit from an at home care giver. Josie gets along with other dogs, but would prefer to be a solo pet in the home. We also think she would rather not live with cats.
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      Sammy

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      Breed: Doberman Pinscher-German Shepherd Dog Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Penngrove, CA
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog / Doberman Pinscher / Mixed (short coat). This 10 month-old GSD/Dobie mix loves people, other dogs and life but could use some training. Sweet Sammy is waiting for his forever friend to find him. This young pup is a mellow, watchful guy. He loves training and walking. He gets along with other dogs and, after a quiet hello, will be your forever friend. He will make a great companion.
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      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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      Kris

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      Breed: Poodle (Standard)-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Penngrove, CA
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      Kira

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Penngrove, CA
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      JJ

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      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Penngrove, CA
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