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
Nickname:

David

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Black
Size at Maturity: Huge
Availability Date: 01/28/2017
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. 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

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      Beau

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      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Penngrove, CA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever (medium coat). Here is another black lab. Have you ever heard of the black dog syndrome? Black dogs are the last to get adopted (not just dogs, cats too). This is not because they are bad dogs or for any other reason other than they don’t photograph well and in dark shelters they are over looked. We are trying in our own small way to turn the Black dog syndrome around. We think black dogs are beautiful, just look into their eyes; you will see their strength, their beauty and their desire to please. You just need to look a little longer or maybe a little deeper. Beau is a young, strong athletic pup looking for a similar partner with whom to go running, swimming and just hang out. Beau could live with a family or be equally happy with a single, active person that has the time to spend with him and not leave him in a yard all day. He is learning how to be a great K9 good citizen. Does Beau sound like a dog with which you would be proud to share your home?
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      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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      AJ

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Penngrove, CA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever (medium coat). We are still getting to know this delightful young male lab that just arrived at the rescue. Here is what we know about AJ so far—he is a typical lab, all heart, he loves people and other dogs. Our trainers are working with him to teach him how to be a “really good boy.” He is learning how to walk on leash, sit, stay, give kisses, all the things you want in a canine companion. If you are looking for love and devotion, a running buddy, a co-couch buddy, your best friend. Look no further it is AJ.
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      Coco

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Penngrove, CA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever (medium coat). Wow look at this lovely pure bred chocolate lab, she is middle aged but don’t tell her that (think puppy energy). This is so typical of chocolate labs; they never age. She loves other dogs, never met a stranger. She wants to be your valentine. Take her to the beach, take her to the drive in, Coco will love you forever….really forever. She is not a pup but she is a love, will she be yours? Coco is the sweet you want, much better than chocolate, she will help you to exercise and burn off the calories.
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      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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      Tess

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Penngrove, CA
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog / Mixed (short coat). Please meet the lovely Tess. Tess has been used and abused by humans. They stole her puppies to sell and dumped her at the shelter; her body still full of milk and her heart breaking for the puppies. Tess holds no grudges she loves people, she will approach you gently and softly asking for love and kindness. She will sit by your side asking no more than to be close to you. She is well mannered. Our compassionate trainers are working with Tess; she is a willing student wanting nothing more than to please them. She is a young dog looking for a family to call her own, a great dog seeking a great family. She is active, playful, kind and gentle. Is that the sort of K9 companion you are looking for?
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      George

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Penngrove, CA
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      Inga

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

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      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Penngrove, CA
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      Ronan

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