My name is Polo!

Great Dane Dog for adoption in Manassas, Virginia - Polo
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I'm being cared for by:
Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue, Virginia Chapter

Facts about Polo

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


About Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue, Virginia Chapter

About Our Rescue Group...

The Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League, Inc. (MAGDRL) was organized in 1979 to serve the seven states of the Mid-Atlantic region. It now covers NY, NJ, PA, MD, DE, VA, DC, and WV.

The organization is a DC corporation and has a charitable tax-exemption under code 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

MAGDRL is staffed completely by volunteers. Therefore, 100% of the funds donated to our organization goes to helping our Great Danes.

We do not have a central location. Our dogs live in the homes of volunteers who have offered to be foster families for our dogs.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Available dogs can be seen on our web site at Please email us at for events dates and times.

Our Adoption Process...

Our adoption process includes a telephone interview, application, vet and personal references, and a home visit. Complete details are here -

Our adoption fee is $325 for adult dogs, $350 for dogs under 12 months, and $200 for dogs 6 years and over.