(when grown) X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
Good with kids,
Good with dogs,
Good with cats,
Spayed or Neutered,
Introducing Thor! Playful Loving Snuggly Intelligent
This gentle giant longs for all the love, snuggles, and playtime that life has to offer. As of December 2023, his estimated age is 12 to 18 months with a weight of 112 pounds. He is currently working on gaining an additional 20 pounds per vet recommendation.
In his foster home, Thor has become an integral part of the family, living harmoniously with two children aged 9 and older. His interactions with kids have been nothing short of delightful, and he's even taken a liking to playful games like tug of war, often initiating the fun with his beloved toys.
Thor's expressive eyes reveal his soft soul and eagerness to be surrounded by the warmth of human companionship. He's made great improvements in being left alone, but has not been left home alone uncrated. He finds solace in his crate with his toys during the night and when his foster family is not home. Thor is housebroken and has a routine that includes a preferred spot for daily bathroom breaks. A physical fence is not a requirement for his forever home, but is recommended due to his playful nature and young age.
Thor's interactions with other animals have revealed a dominant yet playful side. He enjoys engaging with other dogs and has shown gentle interactions with the two small dogs in his foster home. He has wanted to play with the cat in his foster home but has redirected very well when needed. Thor hasn’t shown a prey drive and resource guarding is not a concern.
Thor's playful energy occasionally translates into jumping, especially when he's excited or eager for a snuggle. A reminder helps channel this energy into a more controlled interaction. He tends to develop a strong bond with his primary caregiver, which results in some jealousy if the caregiver is giving attention to others, but he has never shown aggression, just a strong desire for attention from them.
His favorite pastimes include leaning in for scratches, snuggling on the couch, and, if given the chance, sneaking onto the bed for a cozy nap. Despite his puppy energy, he calms down after a few minutes of play, showcasing a gentle and balanced temperament.
This intelligent canine has learned commands like kennel, sit, leave it, out, come, and heal. Although he may still be working on curbing some puppy behaviors like jumping and leash pulling, Thor's eagerness to learn, coupled with his food motivation, makes him a quick study.
Thor's health is excellent, with no reported issues from the vet. Structure and consistency are key to Thor's well-being. Thor's adoptive family must be firm and consistent, providing the guidance and love he craves. He thrives on positive reinforcement.
With Thor, every day is an adventure, and he's ready to share his love and excitement with a family that appreciates his gentle spirit. Are you ready to welcome Thor into your home and heart? If so, please follow one of the two options below.
If you have already completed the application process and are an approved adopter with UMGDR, please contact Thor’s Placement Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about him.
If you are not yet an approved adopter through UMGDR, you must complete our application process before you can be considered to adopt a dog through our rescue. Please visit https://www.thegreatdanerescue.com/adoption-application to complete an application and submit your $25 application fee to begin the process.
This stunning Dane is currently located in Ham Lake, MN.