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Rescue Group: Forever Friends Great Dane Rescue - St. Louis
|Size:||X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more||Sex:||Male|
I’m searching for an exclusive relationship…
Major's March Update: Well, I have now been in my foster home just over a month and a half and I’ve learned so much, I thought I would share! I have adjusted to indoor living and I love it! My foster mom says you would never know I used to be an outside dog! Oh, and I mastered going potty outside only!!
#1 on my list is to be by my humans whenever possible and to get loved on! I love to be close to them and my foster mom says I’m the best cuddler because I am so soft!! I love to play in the backyard and I’m known to get the zoomies and run, run, run! I’ve also discovered toys and they are a great distraction for me. My foster mom gives me one when I get overly excited towards my siblings. I’ve gone on walks and I still pull a little, but I’m getting better!
When I first came to my foster mom, my excitement level was a 20 on a scale of 1 to 10! She was so patient with me and taught me some manners. Now, my excitement level is a 1 and when I see dogs and new people it only goes to a 5! I’m doing great after having time to adjust to indoor living! I like it so much better and never want to live outside again!
I just wanted to boast and tell everyone how well I’m doing!
Major's story: My name is Major and I’m a 4 year old black Great Dane. I have been neutered and I’m up to date on all of my vaccinations. I have been kept outside for most of my life, but was recently surrendered to a shelter. When Forever Friends Great Dane Rescue picked me up from the shelter, I was nervous and excited! It sure is nice to be in a warm house full of people, but it is an adjustment for me and I’m not quite used to it yet. I guess there is a difference between an “outdoor” dog and an “indoor” dog and I’m still learning those differences! I listen really well to my foster family and I am making progress! For instance, I didn’t know what “housetrained” meant when I got to their house! After all, I was an outside dog without “potty” restrictions. I almost have the routine down pat now. I really want to please them.
I need a forever home that will focus just on me. It has to be a home with children over the age of 12 and without cats. I have a high prey drive because I lived outside for most of my life. I can’t tell the difference between cats, squirrels, and rabbits…I just want to chase them all!! I’m very curious and full of anxiousness being inside…it’s all new to me. At this stage, I’m like a really BIG puppy who gets overly excited in new surroundings. When you bring me home, please give me time to adjust and settle in, the change will be stressful for me. But I love being warm and having people around, it beats being outside all alone!
My foster family is helping me learn manners. I came to them with none, but I’m a fast learner and a great listener and know that good behavior is important. Since I lived outside alone, I do need socialization with people and other dogs. My new family will need to invest in professional training with me since I don’t completely understand what is expected from me yet! I LOVE people, but that interaction is a part of life that I have never really experienced. I promise to learn, but you will need patience and help to teach me properly.
For me, the best part of being in a foster home is the love and attention! I’ve never had someone to cuddle me before. I hear my foster mom say I’m so sweet and it makes me try harder! Because I want an exclusive relationship, I can be adopted outside Forever Friends normal operating area. But you have to be patient (I’m learning that word) with the application process and must help with transporting me to my forever home!
If you want this “Diamond in the Rough,” please fill out an application for me today! I so want to be your forever friend!
Kisses and Nudges,
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