Deacon is looking for an adult only home where he can enjoy his life. This is not to say that he doesn't like kids, he actually is quite friendly with the ones that he lives with. They are very dog savvy and know when to give a dog space and when to pet them for the most part. Deacon has shown that he does like the young kids in his foster home but he doesn't like being woken up when he is napping and will give them dirty looks even if they are gently petting him. We don't want him to feel worried or grumpy and we certainly don't want to worry about young kids that are just being kind to him, so we will not adopt him out with kids.
Deacon enjoys the company of female dogs more than male dogs but does have some male doggy friends that he plays with. He has met many dogs and gets along well with most. He has very short spurts of playtime and then he wants to go and sleep on his pillow again. He loves to squeak his squeakie toys and rip off their little stuffed animal arms. He previously lived with a kitty and was said to be good with that cat but we have not tested him around other cats.
This big guy gets cold easily, he is such a Dane!! He shoves his head into his pink jacket every morning and sometimes he even is sad when we take it off. He will run over and poke at it so that we put it back on him. He likes to be covered with a blanket at night and to feel warm and cozy.
Deacon has had a couple of surgeries over the past year but is fully recovered and doing well. He had a knee surgery last year and in October he had stomach torsion surgery. His stomach was surgically flipped back and tacked so that it can never happen again. He had a great recovery and has had no issues because of it. During this surgery the veterinarian gave a quick look at all his insides and organs and said that all his insides looked good.
If you are looking for a gentle giant this is your guy. He does get a little pouty pants the first couple days in a new home. He will whine and howl when you leave him and needs a couple days to get settled in. He has been in two foster homes and we have both handled it the same and he has settled in after two days. When he starts whining and pacing to be with you if you go out the door or leave the room you just sternly tell him to go lie down. He sulks over and curls up on his pillow. When he is quiet and settled down, that is when you pet him and tell him how proud you are of him. After a couple days, no worries and no fussing and he is a really easy dog to care for. Deacon is housebroken and respects a baby gate. He has been in his current foster home for a couple weeks now and rarely makes a peep.
He is housebroken and will let you know when he needs to go potty. He walks with a head collar and is very good, aside from some mild pulling while on leash. He is great in the car but does need help getting in if you have a taller SUV.
The adoption fee for this dogs is $50 plus a microchip registration fee. He is neutered, vaccinated and heartworm negative.
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