Color: Black with white
Age: 2 Years
Weight: 110 lbs.
Special Needs: None
Exercise: Regular walks and play outside
Training: 6-8 week training course required
Crate Trained: Yes
House Trained: Yes
Needs Experienced Adopter: No
Adoption Fee: $375 (plus $25 application fee)
Bentley is a very sweet, affectionate male Great Dane/Mastiff mix between 1-2 years old. He was found rummaging around outside and was very hungry and emaciated. After spending a week at another shelter where he was taken in, he was welcomed to FFGDR where he was promptly placed in foster care and put on a diet to gain more weight and get back on the track to good health.
A typical leaner, like most Great Danes, Bentley is very easy going and passive. He LOVES people and shows zero aggression with everyone he meets. He gets very excited and rushes to everyone he can in order to receive lots of affection and attention. Because of his large size and exuberance, many people are nervous around him – but it’s just the puppy in him, eager to please and earn praise. He is also just as excited about encountering and meeting new dogs. Bentley has not had much experience with proper dog socialization, so he barks and veers toward other dogs with gusto – this is not an aggressive habit, he just can’t contain his excitement and doesn’t properly know how to react. Bentley needs a home that is comfortable continuing to work on his socialization skills and reactivity. He is working on his manners and basic obedience commands (such as sit, stay, and down).
Bentley has not spent much time around children, and due to his size and energy, caution should be taken into consideration when introducing him to young ones.
Showing little interest in many standard dog toys, Bentley LOVES tennis balls – he could play fetch in the yard for hours on end. He also loves bone marrows, Kong’s filled with treats, and an occasional squeaky toy.
Bentley is crate trained, however he does not enjoy it and will try to avoid it at all costs. He will go in if you entice him with treats, but at his foster home he is trusted around the house throughout the night as he is completely house-trained. Another of Bentley’s least favorite things is a good bath: although he will tolerate them (again for treats).
When it comes to schedules, Bentley is very flexible and does not need to be kept on a rigid routine, although he does love a good walk now and then and pulls to meet new friends (canine and human). This is something his foster family is working on and could see improvement with his new forever family through a 6-8 week training course.
Bentley has never really been around cats, but does he does love to chase squirrels, so be careful when considering how an introduction with a family feline might progress. Very calm and gentle around the house, Bentley does not show any food aggression and is very well-mannered at gently taking treats. He’s also a huge cuddle-bug; loving to lay on the floor and snuggle!
If you are interested in Bentley, please apply for adoption at this link:
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING
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
http://www.foreverfriendsgdri.com/adoption-application-1.html information carefully. If our terms and adoption fees are acceptable, please complete the complete the Adoption Application.
Adoption Fees are:
$500.00 for purebred Great Danes 6 months to 1 year old
$400.00 for purebred Great Dane 1 year old to 6 years old
$400.00 for mixed Great Dane 1 year old to 6 years old
$300.00 for purebred Great Dane 7 years old to 9 years old
$150.00 for purebred Great Dane 10 years old and above
NOTE: We cannot give any additional information about dogs until your application has been approved. A dog will be listed on Adopt-a-Pet.com until it is no longer available for adoption.
Your message has been sent to Forever Friends Great Dane Rescue - Wisconsin.
You'll receive a copy, too, at to help you keep track of which pets you've inquired about, and which shelters and rescues you've emailed.
NOTE: Some shelters have physical locations you can visit; some of these shelters may only have pets for a limited time, so please do not wait for a reply—just go visit the shelter! Other organizations are rescue groups run by busy volunteers who may take a while to reply. You can find information about the shelter or rescue group caring for this pet, and their adoption procedures, on the pet's details page on Adopt-a-Pet.com.