- SCOOBY #2
18 Dec 2016
Cats: Unknown with cats
Dogs: Good with large dogs only
Children: 8+ years old
Scooby #2 is a 5 year old black male with poorly cropped and standing ears. He was surrendered to a small animal rescue by a family who could not take care of him. That rescue recognized that Scooby would be best placed with a rescue specific to his breed and contacted MAGDRL to take him. Even though Scooby is 5 years old, he is all puppy. He has never been taught manners and was kept mostly outside or in the basement. So he is learning to live inside as part of a family and is a work in progress. Scooby is such a happy boy and very excited to meet everyone and experience new things. Scooby was surrendered with severe cherry eye in both eyes, the first rescue took care of his neuter and had his cherry eyes repaired. Before being surrendered to MAGDRL, Scooby had a set back and was hospitalized with an upper respiratory infection and pneumonia. MAGDRL agreed to help with the costs at the emergency animal hospital so he could be discharged to us. He is doing much better now in his foster home and will be on antibiotics for a few more weeks. Scooby is crate trained and is learning house manners and his boundaries. He is in a foster home with smaller dogs and is a bit too much for them as he does not know his size and just wants to play. He needs to be with large dogs only. He has met children and is fine with them but since he has never lived with any small ones, he will not be placed with a family with any. Scooby is just a big lug who loves life and would love an active family of his own. He has lots of energy for a 5 year old boy. Training will be a condition of his adoption. Scooby came to MAGDRL in July 2016. (3)
Update 8/5/16 - Scooby is a big, lovable goofball! He loves to play ball in the yard, though he hasn’t quite grasped the concept of bringing the ball back! When a ball is thrown to him, he will go and get it and then play with it by himself. It is quite funny to watch since he is a bit clumsy! When Scooby first came to live with us, he was a little underweight, but he is steadily gaining weight and starting to fill out, which is so great to see! He is a slow and gentle eater. We can take food out of his bowl while he is eating and there are no issues when we feed Scooby at the same time as our 45-lb terrier mix.
20 Nov 2016
Cats: Good with cats
Dogs: Good with other dogs
Children: 8+ years old
Caliber, affectionately called “Cal”, is a 6 year old fawn male with natural ears. He was surrendered to a shelter for chewing the carpet in his previous home. Cal is very sweet and affectionate. All he wants is attention and to be petted. He is a true Velcro Dane. Cal follows his foster parents everywhere, if he isn’t following them he is following the other Danes in his foster home. Cal is currently living with 3 senior Danes, 2 males and 1 female, and he gets along well with all of them. He is also very good with the cat in his foster home. Cal doesn’t chase the cat. He does like to lick the cat, the other Danes and his foster parents. He cannot control his licker. He just wants to show his love! Cal is timid at first, but he does warm up quickly. He does bark at people he doesn’t know at first, but once he is introduced to them he is great. He was very afraid of loud noises when he first came to his foster home. Now that he’s been in his foster home for a few weeks he is gaining confidence and is no longer so fearful. Cal is crate trained and house trained. He has not been destructive at all when left out of the crate. He likes toys and bones. He does well with leash walking. He does counter surf a little bit, especially if he’s left unattended in the kitchen while there is food on the counter. We don’t know of his history with children so he will not be place with little ones. He needs a home to give him the attention and understanding any Great Dane deserves. We love his grey face and whoever he picks for his forever home will be one lucky family. Caliber came to MAGDRL in April 2016. (3)
Update 9/07/16 - Caliber has come a long way in the 4 months he has been with his foster home. When Cal first arrived, he was afraid of every little noise and especially loud noises. He is still afraid of the very scary ice maker. As soon as anyone goes near the ice maker he leaves the room until it is done and then he comes right back. New people coming into the house do still make him nervous. He will bark at new visitors, especially men, but eventually does warm up. Outside of the house he doesn’t bark at all. He has been to the pet store many times and does fine. Cal also went to Broadway Barks in New York City and never once barked at anyone. Cal wants to be part of everything and is very attached to his humans, he follows them all over the house. All he wants is love and affection from his people. He is a lovebug and so sweet and a true Velcro Dane. His favorite thing is to curl up next to you and be petted. Caliber lives with 3 other Danes, 2 male and 1 female, he will play with the female but he quits when she gets too rough. He is great with cats and small dogs, he was very gentle with a male Chihuahua and Chihuahua mix that he met and played with. He is such a gentle soul and deserves his forever home.
Update 1/08/17 - What fantastic news, our senior fawn boy Cal was adopted by by a wonderful family that has been long time Dane owners and enthusiasts and repeat MAGDRL adopters
20 Nov 2016
Cats: Not good with cats
Dogs:Good with large male dogs only
Children: 8+ years old
Ryleigh is a very pretty 7 year old harlequin female with natural ears who has returned to MAGDRL after 5 years with her adopted family. Ryleigh is a very laid back girl who is the perfect example of “couch potato”. She loves her bed and to just hang with her people. Ryleigh walks well on a leash and travels well in a car. She is house and crate trained. She will not counter surf and takes food and treats very gently. She does well with large male dogs but will bully another female if given the opportunity so she will only be placed with males. Her history with small children is unknown so she will not be placed with any. Cats are unknown but given her prey drive for rabbits she probably won’t do well with cats. Ryleigh did not deserve to be discarded by her family after 5 years of her love and devotion. She needs a family who will show her the love and commitment to the end of her life that every dog should know. Ryleigh was overweight when she returned and we are working on getting her back to a trimmer slimmer girl. She will need exercise and a strict diet. She is tolerant of baths and nail trims which is very good as her nails need to be gradually trimmed to a more reasonable length. Ryleigh came to MAGDRL in June 2016. (3)
Update 8/12/16 - Sweet Ryleigh is slowly coming out of her shell. She's with a young male Dane and gets along with him, occasional playing with him a little, mostly sharing kisses with him. She has become svelte in the last few weeks because she enjoys her walks especially in the morning when it's cool outside. She has the most beautiful blue eyes. More and more often, she seeks out affection, really liking her pets and hugs. Ryleigh gets excited when she sees bunnies on her walk and does the 'two-step' dance. She is a delight at home, always nearby. She is trustworthy at home and although she's older, will bound up the stairs to be near her foster mom. She sleeps through the night on her doggie bed next to her foster mom and brother's bed. She is gentle and sweet and has much love to give in a quiet home with a couple or single person.