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My name is HAILEY!

Great Dane Dog for adoption in York, Pennsylvania - HAILEY

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HAILEY's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, not good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

HAILEY's Story...
Hailey is a 6-year-old mantle marked merle female with cropped and standing ears. She is a beautiful and smart girl who is not good with kids. She was a great dog when her original owners were a couple, but now that they're parents, Hailey is rough with their 2-year-old child and jealous. (Hailey would be ok for kids 12 and up.) Hailey is active and in good shape, and would be great for an active adopter who likes a dog on the go or for a city dweller who likes walking and dog parks. Hailey is good with other dogs, both large and small, and was often taken to the dog park in the past. She walks well on leash and is currently living without a fence and stays within the yard's boundaries. She knows sit, down, and shake/paw, and she comes when called. She loves to play with her Frisbee outside and, inside, her stuffed toys. She seems happy to share, but also loves a good game of tug or keep away. Hailey is very anxious when her family leaves and barks anxiously by the door as they leave. If reprimanded for barking, she'll growl. This behavior needs to be worked on, by first avoiding goodbyes at the door, redirecting with stuffed kongs and bones, distracting with radio/TV noise, and praising heavily with treats for appropriate behavior. To help her, she's currently on xanax. About 2 years ago, Hailey was detained at Los Angeles airport because her crate did not pass FAA regulation and she was delayed at a kennel there for 3 days. When she finally arrived to PA she was emaciated and frightened. This has most likely contributed to her fear. With visitors, Hailey is all leans and love. She did not like it when the evaluator left and showed her displeasure by bark/growling and snapping at air. Again, this is specific behavior that can be worked on, and may not manifest at all in a different home. Hailey is not for first-time dane owners, but would be fine with someone who's owned a dog before and is able to provide structure and direction. She feeds off of the emotions of her people and is anxious if they are, etc. Hailey came to MAGDRL in November 2008.
Update 1/13/09 - Hailey is a wonderful dog. She is your typical Dane. She loves the couch, sits on your lap, leans on you, and gives the sweetest long kisses. When I enter the house Hailey grabs the first toys she sees, and runs around ready to play. She kindly drops the toy in your hand, and wants you to play fetch. She takes treats/food from your hand very carefully, especially when you say gentle or easy... Hailey is extremely obedient, and intelligent. She knows sit, stay... ok run! Lie down, speak, paw, other paw... both paws, sit up. Stand up tall! She is loving, and affectionate, and sleeps in my bed every night. Hailey will sleep in her dog bed like a good girl, if I ask her to. Hailey and I hike every day, and she is very athletic. She will grab her leash and bring it to you, then bow when she is ready to go! She doesn't jump up on people at all. I have taken Hailey to the dog park every weekend. She stands up straight, and walks forward to every dog she has met, with a wagging nub of a tail, and playful bow. She tends to talk with a sort of grumble/growl when meeting other dogs, but plays nicely. She respects other dogs' toys, especially at the park when other dog owners are throwing balls. She will wait to see if it's thrown for her or not. Hailey has a strong personality. She isn't for the beginner. She isn't good going through drive-thrus, and will bark and lunge. She is protective of my truck. If someone gets too close, she will warn them not to come any closer, and then stares. With my correction, she will stop, and allow the person to pet her. Hailey does chase a cat, but will not harm it. In fact she just slimes them with a drooly kiss, and walks away. Matter of fact my scared cat warmed up to her, and rubbed his body on her muzzle. She didn't know what to make of it, but sat and watched as he curled up with her... supervised only! She also chases deer, but gives up easily. If you say "get the bunny" she will run around hunting/looking for rabbits, but it makes her hyper, and she growls in frustration, so I don't say it anymore. Hailey has met my horses, and she did great. I think she wanted to play with them, as she kept running up to them and bowing and spinning. I think we will "ride" together in the near future! Hailey has some issues with people leaving her. It's almost like a separation anxiety. I have been working with her, and she does not growl/lunge at my home, like she did at her original home. If I pat her head, give her a kiss, and say goodbye, she stays laying down. While at her original house, I saw her lunge at the person leaving. She would growl in frustration, so they wouldn't leave. So, she can tend to be a little bossy, but not aggressive. I have seen her growl as someone left my car. But we are working on not making a big deal when you leave the house, the car, etc. as she gets worried/upset. Hailey just needs to know she is loved, and she responds beautifully. She needs daily exercise to keep her mind occupied. I think she is so smart, she needs to be stimulated, and loves to learn. She knows the names of all her toys, and will bring them to you when requested. Hailey isn't clingy. Sometimes she will follow me around the house, but once settled she quiets down. She tends to be independent, and lays on her dog bed when asked to lay down. I think she needs to know who is boss, and she will respect you. Hailey will challenge initially, almost like a bossy/cocky teenager, but then quickly submisses.

Facts about HAILEY

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

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

HAILEY, a York 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 York, or seeking a Great Dane dog from a breeder in York.

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