I'm not sure if there are any Great Dane lovers on this board, but I figured it couldn't hurt to ask!
He is AKC registered and neutered. We're trying to get the registration papers
from the previous owner, so they are not in hand.
He was placed in rescue two years ago in Washington State, he was then adopted
out earlier this year and the adoptive family moved to Maine. The adoptive
family doesn't want him now, and the rescue in Washington asked me if I could
help find him a new home. His current owner is willing to drive him as far as
necessary (within reason of course) to get him to a new home. I would also be
more than willing to help set up transport.
Here's what I know about the dog from the previous owner:
"Well the lady I rehomed him to took him to Maine about three weeks ago, which I knew she was going to do. But I got a text on Sunday from her saying that she has had enough of him and he can't stay. Nothing new has cropped up, she just can't handle his prey drive and energy, both of which she KNEW about when she took him."
"He has successfully completed two obedience classes and has his CGC, I think he would be an EXCELLENT obedience competitor, we just didn't have the time to move on to the next class. I also think he would be a good agility dog, but same story with the time issue. Which is the only reason i rehomed him in the first place. He wasn't misbehaving or anything, I just felt his quality of life was compromised living in my home and thought it would be better with the adoptive home"
"He is a dog that needs running/hiking/biking type exercise, he won't play fetch and has little to no toy drive. He does, though, have pretty intense prey drive. He will chase small things that run, cats, squirrels, smaller dogs... He has never hurt anybody but I was vigilant. He can sometimes get growly about having his nails trimmed but if you do it with two people he is fine."
They also told me this:
"My vet and I did pretty much every test in the book (while I was a vet tech) and there is nothing physically wrong with him, but when on kibble he drops weight like it's going out of style and get thrush in his mouth and a staph infection on his belly. But when he's on raw he is healthy as the horse he is the size of."
(My thoughts on that: many dogs have food allergies and with some experimentation it's certainly possible for another food to be found for him if someone doesn't want to feed raw.)
If anyone is interested, knows anyone who might be interested, or wants more information, please let me know.
Don't worry about distance... I'm quite confident we can get the dog to just about anywhere!!!
If you have any other questions, let me know!