Ruff Ruff! My name is Boomer
|Breed:||Great Dane||Color:||White - With Black||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more||Sex:||Male|
I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
Almost 5 years ago I was found roaming the busy streets of Columbus and taken to the Franklin County Animal Shelter. When I arrived at the shelter I was scanned and found to have a microchip. The microchip was registered with the Hunte Corporation. When the animal shelter called the Hunte Corporation they were told I was sold to Petland on Hamilton Road in Columbus. They then contacted Petland who gave them the name of the woman that purchased me. When the shelter contacted her she told them she did not want me back and she had given me to someone but did not know them and had no way to contact them. I was not licensed and I was scared to death at the shelter, when my stray time was up HHGDR was contacted to come for me. I was not at the rescue long when a family adopted me. I thought I had my forever home but unfortunately I was wrong!
After 4.5 years I was returned to the rescue! They are very concerned with the fact that I weigh over 170 pounds!! I am a small boy and should only weigh 110 pounds! Okay so I am obese! I am going out with 9 other dogs and having a great time playing until I can no longer play because I am exhausted. I am waiting for the results of a thyroid test and if that is negative I guess I will be on a very, very LONG diet!!
Update March 27: Well I got weighted and I now weigh 154 pounds!! In 2 weeks I lost 16 pounds!!! Yes I still have a long ways to go but at least I am headed in the right direction!!
Update April 10: Okay dieting is NOT easy but with Grandma's help I am sticking with my diet!! We did get the results of my thyroid test back and it is 100% normal so you got it my problem was just over eating!! I now weigh 141 pounds and am able to do more exercising, although not a lot! I have at least another 30 pounds to lose but I am determined to lose all this weight!! Hey on a high point I am almost half way there!! Grandma offered to take new pictures of me but since so many people said I looked like a fat cow in my other pictures I told her I wanted to wait till you could really see how beautiful I am!!
Update May 8: Well not much great news here lately. I am still dieting but unfortunately I have only lost a pound!! Grandma told me this was to be expected but it really is depressing! Dieting sure is NO fun!!! Oh well I guess I will just keep working at it and yes exercising! YUCK!!
Update May 22: I am continuing to diet and still not having much luck! I am losing about 1 pound ever 2 weeks!! It sure was more fun gaining the weight then trying to lose the weight!!
Update June 19: Well losing weight is not as easy as it looks I ended up gaining back a few pounds I now weigh 145! I really have no clue how it happened. My food is measured and I only get a certain amount of low fat treats but it happened! Grandma says I am going to have to get more exercise and maybe even go swimming! Sure hope I don't sink!
Update July 4: Well I have not yet went swimming because I got really scared and Grandma says it needs to be a fun thing so we are working on getting into the pool! But on a high note I have lost more weight, not tons but hey this dieting stuff ain't easy!! I now weigh 143.6. When I came back to the rescue in March I had 60 pounds to lose so in 4 months I have lost 26.4 pounds, how many of you can say that?
Update September 11: I am sorry I have not kept you updated but dieting is depressing! I now weigh 137 pounds and yes I still have a long ways to go but I begged Grandma to make me available for adoption so that maybe someone would adopt me and help me to lose this weight! Grandma doesn't have the time to take me for long walks like I need plus there really is no where around here to go for those walks.
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Rescue Group Info...
Harlequin Haven Great Dane Rescue is a NO KILL shelter located in Ohio dedicated to saving and placing abused, abandoned, and neglected Great Danes in suitable, loving, and forever homes in Ohio, extreme northern Kentucky, and a small portion of eastern Indiana.
The welfare and safety of the Great Danes and other dogs is our main concern. All adoption applications are carefully screened to assure that the right Great Dane is placed in the right home. The adoption of a Great Dane or any dog is a serious commitment and should not be done on impulse or whim.
Our adoption area is Ohio, extreme northern Kentucky, and a small portion of eastern Indiana. We do not adopt to any other areas. For exact area go to FAQ.
To find a dog in your area, please contact a rescue in your area.
All of our rescue dogs are spayed and neutered prior to adoption. All shots, except for rabies, are given. They have been wormed, checked for heartworm, lyme disease & ehrlichia, and placed on heartworm preventative.
All dogs are kept for a minimum of one month for temperament evaluation and to be house trained. Registration papers are returned to the AKC as per their request and there are no exceptions.
We require a fenced yard, fence must be at least 4 feet tall (48 inches) and must attach or surround with direct access to the building where the dog will be housed, NO Exceptions. Invisible and electric fences do NOT meet the requirements of a fenced yard. A yard of adequate size, to be determined on an individual basis.
All pets in the home must be altered prior to applying to adopt. Adopter must be 21 years old. In some rare cases apartments may be acceptable, to be determined on an individual basis. We do not accept checks or credit cards.
If you are in the process of installing a fence, PLEASE DO NOT submit application until the yard is securely fenced.
If you are in the process of purchasing your home or moving, PLEASE DO NOT submit your application until after you have moved and settled into your home.
We are located east of Cincinnati, outside the town of Hamersville.
Purebred Adoption fees:
$300 for 6 months and under.
$250 for 7 months to 4 years of age.
$150 for 4 years to 6 years.
$100 for 6 years and up.
Mixed breed Adoption fees:
$150 for 6 months and under.
$100 for 7 months and up.
We have many deserving dogs of all ages and color for adoption at this time.
1. You have a choice of an online app or to print your application and mail. If you want to print your application Do NOT send express mail, or certified or ANY way that they will not be left in the mail box) Please indicate on the application that you found us on Adopt a Pet. to:
Harlequin Haven Great Dane Rescue
11567 State Route 774
Bethel, Ohio 45106
Answer all questions honestly, accurately and completely an incomplete application is reason for refusal to adopt. Out of our adoption area applications will NOT be processed. Applications will not be accepted on dogs that are NOT ready for adoption. If you are interested only in a dog listed as NOT ready for adoption PLEASE wait till the page is updated and the dog is marked ready for adoption. Application fee is non-refundable. This part of the adoption process may take up to 2 weeks.
2. A volunteer will call or e-mail to let you know if we have a dog that would work in your home at this time. If we have a dog that would work in your home then an appointment will be set to come and view the dogs. We are open Saturdays by appointment ONLY.
3. With an appointment, you may come to view up to 3 dogs. All family members and dogs living in the home are required to come for this visit. This better enables us to help you find the perfect dog for you home and family. If you find a dog you wish to adopt, there is a 1 week waiting period which will allow you time to think about what you are doing prior to adopting.
4. If you decide to adopt and your application is approved, you will be given an appointment to return to the Rescue to adopt.