My name is Romeo!

Great Dane Dog for adoption in Springfield, Illinois - Romeo
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I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, and up to date with shots.

Romeo's Story...
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Hi there! Are you searching for the man of your dreams? My name is Romeo and I might just fill that role!

I am a 2.5 year old handsome Harlequin Great Dane and I am ready to settle down with my furever family.

For two and a half years I lived with a family that I thought was forever! Sadly, my dad became allergic to me and they needed to give me away. They were very sad to see me go but I am so glad that they decided to take me to Forever Friends - now I’m guaranteed a loving home! I do shed A LOT (I think that’s why my dad became allergic), but it’s nothing that a lint roller can’t handle!

I am not QUITE ready to go home with you as I still have a few things to take care of in the medical world. Nothing serious, I’m just in the process of being up to date on my vaccinations. Next, I will be neutered. Then, I’ll be ready for you!

Some people think that taking away my manhood will maybe make me stop jumping on people. I personally think all I need is someone assertive to tell me to stop - it worked for my foster family!

I do need an alpha owner that can remind me that I’m not the boss and won’t be intimidated by my attempts to claim my kingdom.

I am learning very quickly that I am a dog, not a human. That means that I don’t get to sleep in a human bed, sit on a human couch, or give human hugs.

I just learned how to be in a crate and I LOVE it. It’s my very own special place and I LOVE being cozy, wrapped up in blankets in my own little den.

I am very respectful on a leash and with other animals that I meet.

I have only lived with one other pet before, another Great Dane, and we got into a little scuffle over a bone (who wouldn’t?!), and haven’t lived with another pet since.

My foster parents are impressed at how calmly I act around dogs, both male and female, and squirrels that we meet on the street.

Although I have never had a mean thing to say about another animal in neutral territory, I can’t say how I’d feel about sharing my space and humans with another pet. It sure would be nice to have a well-organized introduction to my new canine brothers and/or canine sisters just to make sure that we get along.

Since I like to be the king of my household, there is no guarantee that I'll allow other pets to try to be king of the household as well, but I’ll try my hardest for you!

I LOVE being outside. My foster parents say I am the fastest dog they’ve ever seen (faster than a greyhound!) and sometimes I run into things because I just don't want to stop! When there is a fence keeping me in, I will come as soon as you call me and will fetch a tennis ball quicker than you can imagine, but no fence? I'm outta there! A few times I have run so fast that I have knocked over kids and a few times I've even knocked over adults! But trust me, when we come inside that time is for sleeping, sleeping, and more sleeping. I’d love to lounge with you all day, take calm car rides, and let you laugh at me while I run around in my dreams.

If you have a place for me to sleep, food for me to eat, and have enough conviction to be an alpha dog, we might just be soul mates. Are you my Juliet?

If you are interested in Romeo, please contact the Forever Friends Great Dane Rescue (FFGDR).


Forever Friends Great Dane Rescue adopts to qualified homes in Illinois, Indiana, St. Louis, and parts of Wisconsin.

ADOPTION PROCESS: If you are interested in adopting, please go to and review the Adoption Process information carefully. If our terms and adoption fees are acceptable, please complete the complete the Adoption Application.

NOTE: We cannot give any additional information about dogs until your application has been approved. A dog will be listed on Adopt-a-Pet until it is no longer available for adoption.

Forever Friends Great Dane Rescue adopts to qualified homes in Illinois, Indiana, St. Louis, and parts of Wisconsin.

Facts about Romeo

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

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Romeo, a Springfield 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 Springfield, or seeking a Great Dane dog from a breeder in Springfield.

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