Ice Cream D191255
Great Dane (short coat) / Female / Adult
Details about Ice Cream D191255
- ID D191255
- Available for Adoption
- Coatlength: Short
- Activity Level: Moderate
- Good with Dogs: Yes
- Good with Adults: All
- Reaction to New People: Cautious
More about Ice Cream D191255
- Energy Level: Moderate
- Fence: Any Type
- Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor Only
Name: Ice Cream
Age: DOB Approx. 9/13/2016
Breed: Great Dane
Dog friendly: Yes
Cat friendly: Yes
Kid friendly: Yes, 16+
House Trained: On a schedule
Crate Trained: Yes
Energy level: Moderate
History: Pulled from an animal control
Adoption Fee: $500.00
From the Foster:
The first thing you'll notice about Ice Cream is obviously how gorgeous she is - and how pretty she is in photos is only a fraction of how gorgeous she is in real life. But luckily for her, this girl is much more than just being pretty :)
Ice Cream is Dog / Cat friendly and very gentle with her animal friends. Like most dogs, the first few days around new friends she might want a bit of space, but she gives good signals when she's feeling a bit defensive so dogs that listen to cues will be just fine with her. Once she's comfortable sharing her space she's all about the snuggles - she might be a large girl but she and all my other dogs (and sometimes cats get in on it too) decide they are all able to fit on one couch to sleep.
Speaking of snuggling - she is 100% sure she's a lap dog, and wont let you tell her any different. She is so sweet and wants nothing more than to lay next to you on the couch with her head in your lap any time you sit down. Well, maybe the only thing she wants more than that is to jump in to bed with you when its time to go to sleep. She's big, so hopefully you have a big bed :)
We crate her during the day when no one is home - she is mostly a good girl when left out and she might get to the point where she doesn't need to be crated at all, but she will still have a potty accident occasionally if left out and she does have a tendency to chew up clothes (socks, undies, etc.) if they are left on the ground! She doesn't mind being crated at all so this is an ok compromise with her :) She is mostly house trained, if you let her out on a schedule she will not have accidents.
While all of this makes her sound perfect (and she is!!) she does have a few quirks. She can be very nervous / shy in new situations so will need a family patient with her. She gets nervous when you reach for her collar to put on a leash, she prefers to follow you around rather than be 'guided' where to go, etc. She has never been mean or reacted poorly in these situations, but she does get scared and will need some positive training to lessen her nervousness. A fenced yard will be necessary so that every outing outside isn't something she is fearful of. Along those lines, she seems to be more nervous around men than women. She warms up to some pretty quickly but others take more time, especially inside the house. She will likely do best in an all-female household, but I'm could get used to a man in the house with time & proper management. She warms up when she sees other dogs and other people are ok with the new person, but still needs time to be ok with them completely. She loves going on walks and is pretty good about not pulling, but does like to 'wander' back and forth so a little work on that will help, too ;)
Because of these behaviors, she will do best in a more quiet home that doesn't have a lot of commotion or people coming and going. She adores my older teenage daughter but younger kids may be a bit much for her to settle down and feel comfortable around.
So to sum things up - Ice Cream is gorgeous, sweet, and loving. A family that is willing to work with her on her shyness and be patient with her - and that will let her snuggle on the couch and in bed will be her all-time best prize. She is the epitome of a gentle giant and cant wait to find a family that will cherish her forever!