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Great Dane (short coat) / Female / Adult


  • ID D191256
  • Available for Adoption
  • Dog
  • Black with White
  • Coatlength: Short
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly


  • Energy Level: Moderate
  • Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor Only

Name: Dolce
Age: DOB Approx. 9/13/2016
Gender: Female
Breed: Great Dane
Weight: 95
Dog friendly: Yes
Cat friendly: No
Kid friendly: Yes
House Trained: Yes
Crate Trained: Does ok left out
Energy level: Moderate
History: Pulled from an animal control 
Adoption Fee: $500.00


From the Foster:

We are Dolce's (we call her Didi, as did her previous adopters) foster family. Didi lives with 5 of us 44, 43, 24, 16, 15 and two other dogs; a 3 year old lab mix and he's old and cranky so he and Didi avoid each other. our other dog Jax is a 1 year old lab/boxer mix; he and Didi are great friends, but Jax is friends with anyone who will play with him. We have two cats that stay in my daughter's room; I get the sense Didi would not be the most cat friendly dog.
Didi spends the day free roaming with Jax and Otis while there is someone home. Otherwise she is crated during the day for a few hours. She sleeps on a dog bed in our room at night, but would love to have a spot on our bed (sorry Didi, you're too big to fit you and Jax!) Didi likes to play with rope toys and chew toys, and always runs around with Jax. She does well on a leash with a harness and treats for good behavior. She is motivated to meet other people and dogs; she barks when people or dogs are nearby to get their attention. We're working on controlling her barking in the home; she's getting better, she's just excited for new friends. She's a tall dog and will counter surf, but hasn't taken anything for a while. She'll jump up on you out of excitement when you walk in the door, but is getting better with the command 'off' and turning your back to her.
Didi was adopted into a home previously that didn't have any other animals, and it seemed to amp up some anxiety in her.  She became a little reactive to other dogs on walks, she was more anxious in the home and out and about, and generally was a lot different dog than what we experienced with her in our home.  She was returned and we glady took her back and she is back to the dog that we knew.  Therefore, we really do feel  Didi will do best in a home with people and dogs to keep her active and to reward good behavior and minimize any anxieties. We have a big yard for the dogs to run but she doesn't necessarily need a lot of space to run; she's more of a wrestling and chasing dog.
A lot of people look for a 'take my dog to the brewpub/the farmers market/the dog park' type dog; Didi is not that dog. She can get along with any dog, but needs slow intros to feel comfortable.