Rabbit is a harlequin vision impaired female with natural ears who came to rescue after fighting with other dogs in her home. Update 9/9/17 - Rabbit has been in her foster home for two years now. She still craves a place where there is routine and if there are house guests, they consist of the same people, so that Rabbit can learn to trust them. She loves belly rubs, a sunny couch, a couple of walks a day, and lots and lots of love. Rabbit still experiences separation anxiety sometimes when her foster mom and dad go away and will still chew off limit items on occasion. However, she usually is just fine and is a good dog while she waits for mom and dad to get home. Rabbit's foster mom and dad have discovered that she's not fond of strangers. They have decided that its best just to tell adults who are interested in her that she is not comfortable being petted by strangers. When people come into the house, Rabbit will bark and must be kept on a leash until she can settle. After the guest is in the house, her foster mom and dad encourage Rabbit to just retreat to her couch or another space. This seems to help although she sometimes needs her mom and dad to get up and reassure her if the guest is going to get up and walk around. Since Rabbit is no longer asked to be on guard with people approaching, her body language when she sees people on her outdoor walks is much more relaxed. She generally takes a look and keeps on moving or sniffs the air to check out the person. She walks well on leash and has even improved in her ability to stay calm when she sees her dog friends in the neighborhood. There are only one or two dogs that tempt her to jump around a bit; the rest she looks at but keeps on moving. Rabbit's foster mom and dad believe the best adoption scenario would be if Rabbit could go to her new forever home after her new owners visit her several times at her foster home or after Rabbit visits them a couple of times. This is how Rabbit got to know her foster grandparents and now she does excellent with them both at their home and when they com to visit.
Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League can only adopt within its incorporated area (eastern NY, eastern PA, NJ, DE, WV, MD, and VA). For more information on our adoption policies please visit our website: www.magdrl.org To adopt a Great Dane under 2 you must have traditional fencing (no electronic fences permitted). For Danes over 2, please see our website for fencing policies.