My name is TOMMY!

Great Dane Dog for adoption in York, Pennsylvania - TOMMY

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TOMMY's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, a special needs pet, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, good with dogs, and good with cats.

TOMMY's Story...
Tommy is an approximately 1 1/2 year old harlequin male with natural ears. Tommy is an adorable boy who is mostly white with bright blue eyes. He is deaf but it doesn't faze him. He came to MAGDRL when he was found as a stray. Since coming to MAGDRL, Tommy has lived with other Danes both male and female, cats, and even ferrets! His favorite past time is playing with his foster sister. Tommy is a total sweetie who loves everyone he meets. He is wags and wiggles all day and loves to stand next to you for any sorts of pets he can get, ear rubs, neck scratches and whole body massages. Nobody minds petting him because he is super soft and silky. Tommy also loves to play with stuffed toys. He can occupy himself for hours tossing the toy around by himself, chasing it and rolling around happily once he's caught it! Tommy is crate trained and has learned a lot since coming to his foster home. Initially he had no idea what sorts of things were off limits but within a week he knew the boundaries and is a very good boy in the house. Tommy will need to go to a home with another companion dog to help him with his deafness. He needs this for guidance and his security. His foster home will continue to work on training, and training will be a requirement of his adoption. Tommy is a special Dane looking for a special family. Tommy came to MAGDRL in April 2009.

Update 6/2/09 - Tommy was adopted out but was soon returned. It seems that he's very reactive with other dogs through a fence and will jump a 4 ft fence to get to them. This may be a result of his deafness - he needs to be taught how to respond to unknown stimuli. Tommy also seems to have some vision impairment, so needs some warning when people are approaching. A verbal hello from people and a jingle of another pet's collar should do the trick. However, children may be too much for Tommy to handle right now. He's been great with dogs in his foster home, but does better with large dogs. In his original home, he lived with cats, other dogs and ferrets. Tommy currently has a urinary tract or bladder infection and is peeing every 3-4 hours. He is being treated for the bladder infection and, once that is cleared up, will be placed in a foster home to further evaluate. He's currently on medical hold and is in a kennel at this time.

8/09: Tommy is being moved to a foster home in Maryland. He is available for adoption.

Facts about TOMMY

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

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

TOMMY, 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.