My name is Felina!

Great Dane Dog for adoption in Bethel, Ohio - Felina
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Harlequin Haven Great Dane Rescue

Facts about Felina

  • Breed: Great Dane
  • Color: White - With Gray Or Silver
  • Age: Young
  • Size: X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
  • Sex: Female
Date of Birth: 12/2014
Description: female, merlequin, natural ears - Deaf & sight impaired
HHGDR Suggests: Obedience Class, crate. Must have hearing dog in home
Good With: Dogs, Adults, NO Small Children or Cats

I am not sure about Felisa, my fur companion saved with me from that horrible house of neglect, but I do know I have NEVER known true love or proper care. You can see from my intake pictures that my skin is a mess from fleas, ticks, and mange. You can also see the toll lack of food and proper care has taken on my size. I am small for my age and only weighed 48 pounds when saved by our heroes, the Dog Wardens from Portage County. As if my weight and skin aren't enough, my right eye is abnormally small and they believe I am blind in that eye and perhaps vision and hearing impaired as well. Grandma told me that she will make an appointment for us to get a Baer test at the University of Cincinnati Fetchlab to assess our hearing, just like she has done for other Danes in the past. Of course, I am so happy to be here that, well, I am not holding still long enough for them to check much out. Although we are quarantined in a separate area, the other dogs at Harlequin Haven are letting us know that we are safe, we will heal both physically and emotionally, and our new life starts now. My tail can't stop wagging!

Update: I just thought I would let you all know how I am doing. I now weigh 62 pounds!! I have gained 14 pounds, I also am not as itchy as I was!! Today I had a spa day, I got my nails done, my ears cleaned and had a long luxurious bath with a great massage!! It was great!!! It has been a very eventful day so I am going to bed!! Oops almost forgot check out my new picture below.

Update: I just love to play on the puter!!!! So grandma said I could give you another update!! I now weigh 75.4 pounds, I have gained 13.4 pounds!!! My skin is doing much better too, although I am still not 100%! I also got to have another spa day yesterday and WOW do I love spa days!!! Life is great!! Well gotta go play!!

Update: I have wonderful news!! I have gained all my weight and I no longer have mange!!! PLUS, I NOW am ready for find my forever home!!! Oh yeah before I forget, I will not be having a Baer test everyone that has spent time with me agrees I am deaf.

Exhibits a congenital defect sometimes seen in Danes with blue eyes, where the third eyelid covers part of the eye. According to the ophthalmologist, nothing can be done. He is not blind, just somewhat sight impaired, and can still live a normal, happy, healthy life.

About Harlequin Haven Great Dane Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Harlequin Haven Great Dane Rescue is a NO KILL shelter located in Ohio dedicated to saving and placing abused, abandoned, and neglected Great Danes in suitable, loving, and forever homes in Ohio, extreme northern Kentucky, and a small portion of eastern Indiana.

The welfare and safety of the Great Danes and other dogs is our main concern. All adoption applications are carefully screened to assure that the right Great Dane is placed in the right home. The adoption of a Great Dane or any dog is a serious commitment and should not be done on impulse or whim.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our Adoption Process...

Basic Information

Our adoption area is Ohio, extreme northern Kentucky, and a small portion of eastern Indiana. We do not adopt to any other areas. For exact area go to FAQ.

To find a dog in your area, please contact a rescue in your area.

All of our rescue dogs are spayed and neutered prior to adoption. All shots, except for rabies, are given. They have been wormed, checked for heartworm, lyme disease & ehrlichia, and placed on heartworm preventative.

All dogs are kept for a minimum of one month for temperament evaluation and to be house trained. Registration papers are returned to the AKC as per their request and there are no exceptions.

We require a fenced yard, fence must be at least 4 feet tall (48 inches) and must attach or surround with direct access to the building where the dog will be housed, NO Exceptions. Invisible and electric fences do NOT meet the requirements of a fenced yard. A yard of adequate size, to be determined on an individual basis.

All pets in the home must be altered prior to applying to adopt. Adopter must be 21 years old. In some rare cases apartments may be acceptable, to be determined on an individual basis. We do not accept checks or credit cards.

If you are in the process of installing a fence, PLEASE DO NOT submit application until the yard is securely fenced.

If you are in the process of purchasing your home or moving, PLEASE DO NOT submit your application until after you have moved and settled into your home.

We are located east of Cincinnati, outside the town of Hamersville.

Purebred Adoption fees:
$300 for 6 months and under.
$250 for 7 months to 4 years of age.
$150 for 4 years to 6 years.
$100 for 6 years and up.

Mixed breed Adoption fees:

We have many deserving dogs of all ages and color for adoption at this time.


1. You have a choice of an online app or to print your application and mail. If you want to print your application Do NOT send express mail, or certified or ANY way that they will not be left in the mail box) Please indicate on the application that you found us on Adopt a Pet. to:

Harlequin Haven Great Dane Rescue
11567 State Route 774
Bethel, Ohio 45106

Answer all questions honestly, accurately and completely an incomplete application is reason for refusal to adopt. Out of our adoption area applications will NOT be processed. Applications will not be accepted on dogs that are NOT ready for adoption. If you are interested only in a dog listed as NOT ready for adoption PLEASE wait till the page is updated and the dog is marked ready for adoption. Application fee is non-refundable. This part of the adoption process may take up to 2 weeks.

2. A volunteer will call or e-mail to let you know if we have a dog that would work in your home at this time. If we have a dog that would work in your home then an appointment will be set to come and view the dogs. We are open Saturdays by appointment ONLY.

3. With an appointment, you may come to view up to 3 dogs. All family members and dogs living in the home are required to come for this visit. This better enables us to help you find the perfect dog for you home and family. If you find a dog you wish to adopt, there is a 1 week waiting period which will allow you time to think about what you are doing prior to adopting.

4. If you decide to adopt and your application is approved, you will be given an appointment to return to the Rescue to adopt.