Lacey

Lacey is a beautiful, spunky, and goofy 9 year old Great Dane/ Lab mix. Her previous owners adopted her from a shelter at 5 years old and surrendered to her our rescue late last year. She came to us not knowing much about living indoors full-time and with her tail in bad shape, showing long-term damage from “happy tail”. She’s such a happy dog all the time that she’d spent years wagging her tail so hard that she was injuring it constantly, and it needed to be amputated so she wouldn’t have to live with pain or infection anymore. Now, she’s all healed and wags her nub all the time!

No one has told Lacey that she’s 9 years old. 🤷‍♀️ She’s bouncy and energetic with no signs of arthritis slowing her down yet! She has a sunshine personality☀️☀️ She’s friendly meeting new people and will take attention and rubs anywhere she can get them. She’s not really into toys, but she’s into people and would love a family to romp around her yard with.

We think she’s a perfect mix of Great Dane and Lab. She definitely knows the “Dane lean” and will lean herself on you while you rub her. This girl loves a good cuddle. She’s got Lab energy and playfulness and will happily walk right into a stream with you to explore the water. Lacey enjoys car rides, too!

She needs to learn some leash manners, as her enthusiasm for the world tends to result in her being a bit all over the place. She’s doing great in her foster home with other dogs and cats. Lacey is house- and crate-trained.  Her perfect adopter would be someone who will romp around the yard with her and give lots of belly rubs. Oh, and treats. Lots of treats, please.

Pluto

Pluto is a 160-lb male Great Dane. He’s 8 1/2 years young and has a beautiful Blue Merle coat. He is your typical Velcro Dane: always wants to be near you and touching you. He just wants to be around people and have his head and face rubbed. He loves every person he meets, and everybody instantly falls in love with him. Pluto is house trained, walks well on the leash, knows a few commands, doesn’t get into anything or chew anything. He is trusted to have free-roam of the house!

His first home dropped him at a shelter last year when they could “no longer take care of him”. Whatever that means. A wonderful couple adopted him last spring (2018) and things were great, until their younger dog started to have issues with Pluto. Probably due to the fact that 3 male dogs competed for ‘alpha’ in one house, stress was a little high for the dogs. The final straw was when Pluto was attacked, resulting in several staples down his neck. As hard as it was, his family decided to find a new home for Pluto where he could relax and enjoy his senior days. They really wanted the best for him, and that’s when they found GDFRL!

Pluto is in a foster home now with a 3 year old female Great Dane who is very calm and patient with him, as he learns that not all dogs want to attack him. Since his most recent incident, it’s understandable he is a little wary of other dogs, but we are working on helping him gain his trust back. Still, he would do best in a home without other dogs or kids.

He enjoys playing keep-away, and especially LOVES walks!!  His favorite spot is looking outside the front windows and watching for squirrels and people walking by. He and his foster sister make a great security system – as they’ll let you know if someone is nearby (or if leaves blow in the wind haha).

Pluto is on some medicine and supplements for arthritis in his hips and knees. When he was first rescued from the shelter last year, Pluto was about 30-lbs over weight which definitely contributed to his joint pain. He is now at a healthy weight and quite mobile for a senior! He loves walks, but will drag his back feet and slip often. That was until his foster family bought him some new shoes for his back paws! These keep him from slipping and protect from dragging feet. Since wearing them he is a brand new dog!!  Much more mobile, playful, and confident. He wears them all day and doesn’t mind them at all. Stairs can be a challenge for arthritic dogs, though, so either no stairs or carpeted stairs are a must.

He is such a sweet, sweet boy who just wants a calm place to lay by his family and chew on his favorite blanky. He is eager to please, just wants to be near. you, and has so much love to give!