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So I put in my application for a great dane at the local rescue. My partner is coming home from Afghanistan soon and she has really wanted one for a long time. I have been searching the entire time she has been gone and I think I might have found one.

He is an old guy who is 6.5 years old. He might have a hip problem but I know an orthopedic surgeon vet so I think we can get that taken care of for a small amount and some beers!!! :Woo::Woo: He seems like he would fit in well here and he gets along with cats. I figure that we can give him a good few last years of his life :ThumbsUp: I dont think I will have a problem because Johnny was raised with a Dane and Milton could care less. :Cool:

When I was filling out the references part of the application, I pondered putting SL on there! :LOL::LOL::Hysterical::LOL::LOL:. I think you guys could give them a good reference.

I have been so excited in my wait for the phone call from the interviewer and I havent gotten one yet. Maybe this weekend??? :Sweat:I hope so and I hope to get the process done so I can hopefully get him.

Here is a picture of the handsome man. keep your fingers crossed for us
 

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Here is his profile :ThumbsUp:

Tyson is a mellow 6.5-year-old Blue male Dane with cropped ears. He was surrendered to Rescue by his previous owners because they could no longer afford to care for him. (He has been limping and the Rescue is investigating a knee issue.) His foster mom says, “Tyson is a gentleman. He is very distinguished and loves to talk! He is happiest while snuggling and really enjoys taking a seat next to you on the couch. He has a very cool, laid back personality and loves to play with his foster sister.†Tyson is completely house trained and trustworthy with free roam. He is a great listener and knows his basic commands. Tyson is pretty set in his ways, so he will do best with a family that wants a big guy – but not a lot of work! Tyson adores attention and loves to curl up next to you on the couch, but would usually prefer to sit in your lap. He really enjoys hugs and loves to rest his head on your shoulder while riding in the car. Tyson gets along famously with his foster sister and the cat in the house. He also enjoys going outside and lying in the grass to watch the neighborhood children play. He is generally quiet and laid back, but is always up for a game of tug-o-war. He would love a home that would take him on a walk around the neighborhood every day. His foster mom adds, “I love how playful this guy can be! Tyson is just a big lover that wants your attention all of the time. He is happy with a pat on the head but ecstatic with a big hug and a cuddle!â€
 
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Awesome!! Go big or go home is always my thought! lol I've always had a niche for these dogs. His smokeyness is beautiful. I hope you get him and would love to see more photos. Goodluck!
 

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Wow, he is really handsome! I have a huge soft spot for seniors, and I hope hope hope you get him, but be careful, I got a GSD for my husband when he came home from Iraq, because he was heartbroken to have to leave his K9 behind. Well I had her for a month before he got home, and by the time he got here she was well and truly bonded to me! She never did become "his" dog, lol:Laugh:
 

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I've owned three Danes in my life and they were such sweeties! Mine used to sit in my lap too! I really hope you get him, he sounds great!
 
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Wow, he is really handsome! I have a huge soft spot for seniors, and I hope hope hope you get him, but be careful, I got a GSD for my husband when he came home from Iraq, because he was heartbroken to have to leave his K9 behind. Well I had her for a month before he got home, and by the time he got here she was well and truly bonded to me! She never did become "his" dog, lol:Laugh:
Im kind of worried about that but then again im not :Wink::Wink:

She SHOULD be home on the 9th of July and its a 2-4 week process to adopt him so it should be just in time. IF we get him I plan on telling her that we didnt and then have him in the truck when I pick her up :Laugh: I just hopes it all works
 
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Im kind of worried about that but then again im not :Wink::Wink:

She SHOULD be home on the 9th of July and its a 2-4 week process to adopt him so it should be just in time. IF we get him I plan on telling her that we didnt and then have him in the truck when I pick her up :Laugh: I just hopes it all works
:ThumbsUp:Grreat idea!!
 
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Oh you will love him. My Great Dane is the best boy EVER!!! They really are gentle giants. I love the old men/ladies so many people don't want them b/c of there age. GOOD FOR YOU:ThumbsUp:

My Dane fishing...:LOL:
 

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Oh you will love him. My Great Dane is the best boy EVER!!! They really are gentle giants. I love the old men/ladies so many people don't want them b/c of there age. GOOD FOR YOU:ThumbsUp:

My Dane fishing...:LOL:
What a cute. I am excited to maybe have a new fishing buddy! I hope no one wants my old guy so he is still available when I am done going through the paperwork :LOL::LOL::LOL:
 

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Fingers crossed! Hope this works out for you! He would have a great home!
Sure we could be a reference but they would probably think we where crazy when they said how do we know you and my answer is oh we have a website and that is our cyber friend:Surprise:
 

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I have everything crossed for you!! what a doll face!!

Good luck and keep us informed.

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I sure hope you get him. He looks so cute.
So is she coming home for good from Afghanistan? How long has she been gone?
That would be a nice surprise. Let us know how it goes.
 
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She has been gone for 4 months and they are going to send her home early because the mission is over but I just heard this morning that there might be a wrench thrown in things so not sure how long now. :ThumbsDown::ThumbsDown:
 
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First of all, thank you for giving a loving home to one of our elder Great Danes! There is no other breed like a Dane, but I have rescued, raised, trained, and shown Great Danes for over 40 years. I am known to most rescue organizations but unfortunately not the one in your area. If you lived in Texas, one of my best friends runs that Rescue in El Paso and she would find you the perfect Dane.

The biggest thing some people do not realize with a giant breed dog, is everything is fairly expensive with them, but if you have a vet that works for beer, then I would think you have that handled.
You may want to familiarize yourself with the symptoms of bloat or GDV, Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus syndrome, the number one killer of deep-chested breeds!!! Bloat happens when the dog's stomach dilates and twists into an abnormal position causing nonproductive retching, a distorted abnormal position and is a life-threatening condition. My own Riverwood's Snortgurgle at 9 years old just went thru this and the final bill totaled over $5,000.00 (not sure how many cases of beer this would be?)

Bloat is a horrible, painful way to die, so immediate vet care is critical. And the older the dog, the more prone they are to bloat. The first hour is the most important and will often determine life or death for the dog.

Bloat Checklist:

Restless, looking at their side, pacing, acting uncomfortable or
Laying or sitting in an unusual position (curling into a ball, or the praying position, crouched over hanging the head down, or back is arched)
Seeking a hiding place separating themselves from the family
Any abnormal behaviors / lethargy or weakness
Drinking excessively or total lack of appetite
Panting, or change in breathing patterns (rapid / heavy)
Hyper salivation (drooling heavily)
Gum color is red or white, not the normal pink color (The best thing you can do is memorize your dog's normal gum color, so you can immediately identify a possible problem which often shows up here first!!)
Aerophagia (frequent swallowing air or saliva )
Vomiting foamy or liquid material or
Unproductive attempts at vomiting or retching (there is a big difference between vomiting and retching so you should know the how to tell them apart)
Critical stages now......Abdomen distended, rigid, hard and painful when touched.

Dog enthusiasts still do not know why these deep chested breeds bloat, and the theories run a wide spectrum, but your best defense is to know what to look for.
Again thank you for rescuing...There's nothing like a Dane!
 

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