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My name is Otis!

Great Dane Puppy for adoption in Manassas, Virginia - Otis
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Otis's Info...

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

Otis's Story...
Otis is a 7month old natural eared mantle male great dane puppy. And he is all that, just puppy. He came from a home that sounded like he was crated all the time (without soft bedding). He developed what looks like crate sores on his front legs and had crate wire marks imprinted in the fur on his back. He also really doesn't like being in the crate since coming into his foster home and it takes him a long time to settle down, but he will eventually settle down. Otis never had any toys or treats, so it has been very entertaining to watch him learn and play with all of the toys in his foster home. He will go to the toy box and take each toy out and test it before choosing the one he wants to play with. He also seemed to have his food and water restricted to once a day. Otis also suffered from regular bouts of diarrhea before he came to rescue. It seems that restricting his water intake caused him to obsess over getting to water and he would dig to drink and would pretty much drink anything, including really old, dirty standing water. When he first arrived at his foster home he was voracious in his search for water, trying to drink the entire 5 quart bowl, searching for open toilets, and climbing into tubs to lick the floor to get any amount of water he could. Since coming into rescue, we have gotten his diarrhea under control and though he still drinks a little too much, he has stopped his frantic searching and will take several small trips to the water bowls. He had a terrible bout with demodex mange before he came in, but he was treated, and other than some itchy, flaky skin, seems to be doing very well. He also seems to pretty much be house broken, but he won't tell you that he has to go, so you have to be vigilant in watching for the signs. His foster home does have a doggy door that he has figured out and uses regularly. Since learning the ropes of the doggie door, he hasn't had an accident in the house.

Otis walks really well on a leash, gets along with all dogs and is quite submissive to them, has shown no interest in the birds in his foster home and is excellent with children. He is currently living with a 10, 12, and 14 year old, but will only be adopted with kids 8 and older. He is very interested in making the dog savvy cats in his foster home playmates as well, but he is way to rough with them, so a home without cats at this point would be best. We also feel that he shouldn't be places with small or toy dogs as he is too rough and could hurt them. Otis rides well in the car and settles down quickly in the crate that he travels in. He has shown no signs of car sickness. His former owner said that we would let him ride loose in the car and Otis would try to climb in his lap while driving, so some sort of barrier or restraint is necessary. Otis will also be required to attend obedience classes as he has never been taught any commands, but he seems like a fast learner. He will not be available for adoption until his neuter and entropion surgeries have been completed. Otis came to MAGDRL in Feb. 2009.

Facts about Otis

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

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

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Otis, a Manassas Great Dane puppy 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 puppy 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.