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My name is LINCOLN!

Great Dane Dog for adoption in Manassas, Virginia - LINCOLN
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LINCOLN's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, not good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

LINCOLN's Story...
LINCOLN is a 4 year old merlequin male with natural ears. Lincoln currently resides at a boarding kennel where he is getting good structure, consistence and plenty of exercise. Lincoln is a dominant male. He is okay with other dogs large or small, but can become pushy. He will not be placed with children. Lincoln needs a home that will commit firm structure and constant consistency. He will always have to follow rules. He gets along nicely with other people, as long as they have the upper hand. Lincoln is a very nice dog and can be your best friend. He is most comfortable with someone that will show him that he will always be on the low end of the pack and the owner will and always be the pack leader. Lincoln came to MAGDRL in May 2005.

Update 8/25/07 - I met Lincoln today--what a sweet, affectionate boy!! He is an energetic boy who loves people and is sweet as can be. He plays well with dogs of both sexes and sizes, and enjoys his time outdoors. Lincoln has shown no interest in cats being boarded at the kennel but has not been loose with them running/moving about. Even after two years, Lincoln keeps his run clean and waits to potty outside. Lincoln is generous with his affection and leans into you for pets. He's a little short on attention span but that could very well be a side effect of his time in the kennels. He responds well to treats and will sit pretty for you. Lincoln does appear to be a pushy boy who would surely love to get his way if at all possible. With a structured household, a clear set of rules and a loving environment, Lincoln would really come into his own. Lincoln needs someone to show him that he can trust them to make the decisions. For a few moments, he leaned against me and was totally still, as if trying to absorb the calm and quiet. And then we led him back into his run. I would so much rather have led him back into his home, with a family of his own to care for him and show him the way. He could shine so brightly if you'd just give him a chance.

Update 1/16/08 - Lincoln was moved to a foster home from the shelter. He’s definitely having some trouble adjusting to being in a home, but nothing serious. He’s nervous, and has already attached himself to me with some heavy-duty Velcro! He has some back-end weakness which may be aggravated by his stress right now, and so he hasn’t worked out the concept of how to go up and down stairs. He’s also decided that he can go all the way around the stairs to get to the kitchen, but taking the shortcut through the hall is way too scary. He’s very loving, (we’ve all fallen in love already) and so far is not having any behavioral issues, but as we all know it takes some dogs a while to settle in and show their true personalities. He’s very sensitive. He’s the most sensitive Dane we’ve had here. Still having some trouble getting him to eat, which is frustrating, since he’s so skinny. But he ate some tonight when I mixed in a lot of wet food. He’s a real sweetheart, though, and we’re enjoying having him here.

Update 1/30/08 - Lincoln is doing great! We're still struggling to get him to eat enough food, but he's slowly getting an appetite. We went to the vet last week to check out some hind-end weakness he's been having, and the tech confirmed one of my suspicions. He's definitely partially deaf. He also definitely has some hearing, we're just not sure how much. He's often confused about where noises are coming from, and sometimes is completely oblivious to things that are going on behind him. We don't have any info yet on hind-end weakness, but will be going back for some x-rays soon. He continues to be very good natured, although shy with strangers and takes his time meeting new men. Women are usually ok, but not always. Of course, after about 30 seconds he's all leans and cuddles to everyone. Still no progress getting him to go up the stairs, but he seems happy enough sleeping downstairs. He's still doing well with our one cat, but hasn't yet learned that the other cats are ok too. Of course, they aren't sure of him either, so that slows up the process. Still no accidents in the house, no illegal chewing incidents, and he's generally a gentleman on the leash. When we go in crowded places I use a gentle leader, but most of the time a martingale collar is more than enough. He responds well to affection and praise, and generally immediately stops what he's doing if told (as long as he hears or sees you). He has no resource-guarding issues, even with his favorite, peanut-butter Kong.

Facts about LINCOLN

  • Breed: Great Dane
  • Color: White - With Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

LINCOLN, a Manassas Great Dane dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Great Dane for sale in Manassas, or seeking a Great Dane dog from a breeder in Manassas.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Manassas already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Manassas breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Great Dane breeders who help with Great Dane rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Manassas paves the way for another one to be saved.