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My name is Polo!

Great Dane Dog for adoption in Manassas, Virginia - Polo
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
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Polo's Info...

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

Polo's Story...
Polo is a 1 ½ yr old Merle Female. Photos don't do justice to how stunningly beautiful Polo is. She has the softest silky coat and hazel eyes and the most affectionate goofy personality to match. She is a true "velcro Dane”. Polo has one goal in life, cuddle.....cuddle HARD. She doesn't stop at cuddling with you, she cuddles AT you, like it's a sport. She will contort herself into the most awkward positions to bury her head in your arms and wrap herself around you like a snake. Don't think you'll get out of cuddling if you're tired, busy, etc. she will nudge your arms/legs/whatever she can get to pose you like a cuddling mannequin.

All she wants is to be near her people. As long as she is allowed to follow you around during your day, and occasionally rest her head on your hip, she doesn't get into any trouble. She is completely house broken, and doesn't chew on anything she's not supposed to or bark at noises outside. While she would prefer to sleep right in the bed on top of you, after a bit of pathetic whining, she will settle for sleeping at the foot of your bed.

Not surprisingly with all the uncertainty in her life, she has some mild separation anxiety. She does not do well crated, and will howl and bite at the locks. Trying to desensitize her, we put her most comfy bed and favorite bones in there, so now she will lay in there with the door open, during "quiet time."

Being so attached, she would probably do just fine as someone's one and only, but she gets on wonderfully with her two small Frenchie roomies. She takes corrections well from her foster sister and is learning not to crowd and mind her limbs when she's excited. She is also surprisingly gentle when wrestling with her foster brother, and rolls on her back to let him have a turn pinning her. They have all sorts of fun running off their energy in the backyard like the off couple.

She loves going for walks, and is adjusting to the Halti harness pretty quickly. She is usually so excited the first couple of blocks that she grabs the leash in her mouth and shakes it, dragging you along behind her, until she finds her stride. We have run into kids at the bus stop, men getting out of cars, other dogs on leashes and squirrels and she doesn't freak out. She's a really great nighttime walking partner now that it's getting dark out. She will give a few loud scary warning barks as stranger’s approach and stays alert but quiet as they pass.

Her new family will be winning the lottery with Polo! She will make you the center of her world and keep you laughing all day long! Polo came to MAGDRL in September. (5)

Dogs-yes
Cats-?
Kids-Yes

Facts about Polo

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

Other Pets at Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue, Virginia Chapter

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Polo, a Manassas 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 Manassas, or seeking a Great Dane dog from a breeder in Manassas.

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