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My name is DIESEL!

Great Dane Dog for adoption in Manassas, Virginia - DIESEL
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DIESEL's Info...

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

DIESEL's Story...
Diesel – is a 2 year old black male. He was given up to us after the owner didn’t come back for him. His tail was docked because he had happy tail and then got it caught in an iron table and tore it up. He also has two sores on his back hips from rubbing on the crate that was too small for him. But now that he’s on antibiotics, they are healing up nicely. He was just neutered and is doing well. Diesel is a really sweet dog and loves attention. He is a shadow. Any move you make, he makes it too. Diesel is crate trained and is fine with asking to go out when he needs to and we have had no accidents in the house since the first day. He guzzles his food but not quite as bad as the first day. We don't think they were feeding him much, with more food, he’s already gained 4lbs. Diesel listens very well and comes when called (in the house), sits, and we have him sitting and waiting to be fed until we tell him it's ok. We know Diesel needs consistency, so he'll just need someone who is willing to work with him. He's better on the leash but still needs a little work there too. He just gets sooo excited about going out he can't stand it! He’s excited to meet other dogs, but does not always greet them properly, but after the initial excitement, he’s fine. He is scared of little dogs and will hide from them. We don’t know how he is with cats, but is good with kids. We suggest kids 6+ because he is so active and might knock younger kids down. Diesel came to MAGDRL in Feb. 2009.

Update 3/14/09 - Diesel has been cage free for two weeks now! He stays out during the day (behind baby gates on the main floor) and is given free roam at night. At night he and George (foster’s Dane) start out in the room with us and then head down to the couches. We have only had one incident with tearing a book apart. Nothing else bothered, just my book! I also think Diesel has a VERY sensitive stomach. For the first week or two it was all diarrhea all the time, nothing normal. We finally slowly introduced another food and he seems to be adjusting to that and his potty breaks are getting better. However, any variation from the diet upsets his stomach. Even bones (and we have tried a few different ones) get him back to the runs! So he will need to be fed a strict diet. He has put on some weight but is still very lean. Diesel is still a fast eater but has slowed down quite a bit. He has healed up nicely from his neuter and his cage sores are completely healed. He just has hairless little patches now. I would like to say keeping Diesel out of the cage has calmed him down but not really. He is more comfortable and settled but no less energy. We are still working on his manners. He is doing well but still needs work. He still wants to be directly in your face and on your lap for love and attention. He hasn't quite yet figured the cuddle up next to you or lay gently on your lap for love. He is, obviously, VERY food motivated, so we’ve been working on his manners during dinner time. On the leash, he still get overly excited when you first get him ready but once you are moving he is good. It may take few times but he does listen. One last thing, he definitely prefers women/girls over men/boys. We both train Diesel in the same way but Diesel is very protective over me and stays by my side even if his foster Dad and I are both home. He likes him but you can tell there is a preference. Inside the home he is very welcoming to both sexes after he sees us welcome them in. However, out and about is different. He has a small issue, growls and gets tense, with men and boys approaching him but nothing that isn't solved after a couple minutes of them just being present or them giving him a treat. When women or girls approach it is all love all the time. Overall Diesel is just a BIG love bug that needs a little bit of continued work! He is very willing to please.

Facts about DIESEL

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

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

DIESEL, 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.