Lionel came to MAGDRL in April 2023
Lionel is a 5 year old dark merle neutered male with natural ears who was surrendered to MAGDRL from a shelter. He had been brought up from the south from a shelter there and the local shelter felt he would do better in a breed specific rescue so Lionel came to us. Lionel was living in a foster home with 2 cats previous to coming to us and is currently in a foster home with a cat. Lionel is doing great in his foster home and is a very affectionate boy. He is very happy to meet and make new friends. Lionel could use some work on commands and he needs leash work. His foster mom is working on those things. Lionel can be reactive when he sees other dogs but when tested with a female Dane he did eventually calm down and just wanted to sniff her all over. Lionel is crate trained and travels well in the car. He is trustworthy in the house. Lionel is very good with meeting children, he gets very happy and his tail wags his whole body when she sees them. We are unaware if he ever lived with children but he definitely likes them.
Lionel would probably do best as an only dog, but may be able to live with a large female with slow integration. He sure is one handsome boy and as sweet as they come.
Updated May 2023
Lionel has been in his foster home for several weeks and is doing great! He is so loving and affectionate and tolerant of the pesky kitten who loves to chase his tail. We cannot believe he has had little interest, he will be such a loving and calm companion for someone. All he needs is someone to cuddle with and some exercise a couple of times per day. He can use some work on his leash manners but is very manageable for anyone with Dane experience. Dane lovers, you are missing out if you pass up this boy!