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QUICK FACTS: ✔️ Good with other dogs! ✔️ Walks well on leash! ✔️ Good in car! ✔️ Needs an experienced dog owner

great dane Mix|male|6 months old|57 lbs|Adoption Fee $375


Updates from Foster Home: 

Pupdate 2: The humans had to leave me at daycare for the weekend and I had so much fun. I guess you could say I’m an easy going guy since I made so many new four legged friends. Some of them didn’t want to play with me but I listened to them and walked away.

I make a great gardening buddy because I just lay down and let you do all the work. As long as I can be in the same area as you, I’m happy. I entertain myself, especially if I have a bone or Kong filled with peanut butter. Don’t try to trick me with an ice ‘cookie’ though, I’m too smart and know it’s just water. It’s okay though, I just spit them out and give them to my foster brother to have instead.

My biggest improvement has been with how I interact with humans. I think that it’s been hard because I spent so much of my time on the streets being ignored. When I first came here I wasn’t scared but I would try to blend in and be unnoticed. The vet said I was basically as cool as a clam and very relaxed in new settings. I now start to wag my tail when I see people because I know I can get pets. I’m even becoming a great snuggler and enjoy resting my head on a foot or lap. I know it’s summer, but fall is approaching and you should start thinking about your future foot warming needs now.

My foster mom says I’ve been improving every day! I Don’t let my size scare you away, I’m just a big baby who wants someone to love me and show me the way. Can that be you?

Pupdate 1: I started off on the streets in Texas and took a long car ride to a home in Wisconsin. Every day I am learning more and more on what it is like to be a dog. Apparently my personality really shines when I have a friend to help give me confidence. Being a stray made me immune to loud noises, which my foster mom says is nice since it’s firework season.

Sometimes I can be very clumsy and run into people and things. I think that until I understand how my body works I should probably stay away from small children. I can go down several stairs outside the house but the full staircase inside seems scary.

I am getting so much better at learning my house manners. I had to be an expert scavenger for so long that I didn’t understand that the humans will feed me everyday. We now have a routine down and I have learned that I need to sit and patiently wait. Everyday they are pushing me to sit and watch my food for more time. I am also getting some private lessons from Sit Means Sit to work on my manners.

I am pretty large so its easy to forget that I am still a puppy. I tend to stay out of mischief if I take a couple walks a day. I prance along the humans so well that they love taking me for walks. Only thing you need to be careful for is large trees, I’ve been known to try to plop down and take a nap in the shade.

The long road trip up here I had to be in a crate. I have been doing so much better in the car now that I know that I won’t be stuck in there for a long time again. I am best when I am tethered so I can stick my head out and let the wind blow on my face. If my head isn’t out the window then I am most likely catching up on my beauty rest.

I still have a lot to learn about being a dog and want to find a home that wants to continue my journey. I just need a little patience and structure in my new home and I know I will succeed.