My name is LYRIC!

Great Dane Dog for adoption in Hanover, Maryland - LYRIC
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LYRIC's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

LYRIC's Story...
LYRIC is a 1 1/2 year old black male with natural ears. He has white on his chest and white on the tops of his feet. He came to us because his owner had a terminal illness and it left them unable to care for Lyric. Lyric will make someone a very good dog. He sits on command, walks nicely on a leash, and rides well in the car. He is a great dog to walk on leash as he is good with all other people, kids and other dogs he meets while walking. Lyric loves to be with people and is perfectly content to put snuggle up with you and put his head on your lap while resting on a couch. He is good with other dogs regardless of size. We actually recommend that he be placed with another dog that he can play with as he is still quite young and can be quite energetic. He is also reported to be good with cats, though we have not seen him with a cat. Lyric is good with children, but will only be placed in a home with children over the age of 10 because he plays rough. He does play hard with other dogs, but usually backs down quickly when he's told he's being too rough. When Lyric first came into his foster home, he was very pushy and needed to be told that he didn't come first. But, after a day or two of telling him that he couldn't be pushy (mainly just by asking him to sit), he rarely pushes any longer. He does counter surf and has tried to get into the trash on a number of occasions. Lyric is fine left loose in the house, but is also being crate trained. Lyric came to MAGDRL in February 2008.

Update 4/6/08 - Lyric is wonderful with everyone he meets. We recently had him at an event where he met kids of all ages and dogs of all sizes, and was fine with everyone. Now that he's been in his foster home for a month, he has really settled in. He rarely pushes us any more, but when he does having him sit immediately stops the behavior. Lyric plays wonderfully with our male Dane. We do crate Lyric when we are not home. Because he has a mild case of separation anxiety, he will shred any blanket or dog bed we leave in the crate.

Update 4/13/08 - We have noticed that Lyric has an occasional mild limp in his right front leg (it's mild enough that most people don't even see it). After an appointment with the vet and some x-rays, he has been diagnosed with a mild case of OCD. While this does not require surgery at this point, it may in the future. Lyric has continued to be a sweet boy. He will walk up to you, sit down and wait for you to pet him. He was even great with the vet and the techs during his vet visit.

Update 5/11/08 - Lyric has continued to do well. We have not seem him limp in at least 3 weeks. He is always walking up to you and sitting pretty waiting for pets. He also loves to snuggle and will cuddle up next to you on the couch. However, Lyric still needs reminders that he is not in charge.

Update 5/31/08 - Lyric has continued to settle in to his foster home. We have not seen him limp in over a month. He is always walking up to you and sitting pretty waiting for pets. He also loves to snuggle and will cuddle up next to you on the couch. However, Lyric still needs reminders that he is not in charge and sometimes get a bit rough in play with the other Dane in the home. Usually just making him sit or squirting him with a water gun will redirect his energy.

Update 7/6/08 - In the 4 short months that Lyric has been with us he has turned into a wonderful dog. We rarely have to correct him on anything anymore - other than counter surfing. He is a snuggly, cuddly boy that is also a ton of fun. He loves to play with toys and it's a blast to watch him throw and chase his Kong. Lyric has a nightly ritual where Lyric lays with his head in his foster Dad's lap. He will snuggle up close to you any opportunity that he has. Lyric does still have one challenge that we are working on. He does not do well when first meeting strangers around his house or neighborhood. We believe that Lyric will resort to many of his old behaviors when he moves to his adoptive home, however we have seen that they can be overcome with some patience and training.

Facts about LYRIC

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

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

LYRIC, a Hanover 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 Hanover, or seeking a Great Dane dog from a breeder in Hanover.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Hanover 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 Hanover 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 Hanover paves the way for another one to be saved.