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Luna

Female Young Great Dane

If you have any questions about Luna, please contact Great Dane Rescue of MN & WI at karla@savingdanes.org

Great Dane Rescue of MN & WI

About Luna

This is Luna's foster, Meg, speaking for her because she's too shy to tell you about herself. Luna is 17 mths old and recently Spayed. She is a very petite Dane, weighing in at only 85 lbs.

 

Luna was surrendered because she attacked and badly injured a very small dog the owners also had in the home, but since coming into rescue, we have seen no evidence of dog aggression. I let her out to play with the dogs who are around her size, like labs and retrievers and she does great and loves running and playing with them. So we think a home with another friendly, medium to large dog would be perfect for her.

 

Luna's biggest issue is fear and trusting. We don't really know how she was treated in her previous home, but she was extremely scared once her owner left our farm and would not let me get close enough to touch her for a couple of weeks. I could let her out, let her back in and she'd run to her kennel and stay there. 

 

HOWEVER, once I gained her trust (hot dogs are a wonderful thing) and she would take treats and food out of my hand, we progressed quickly and I can say without a doubt, she is the sweetest dog I've ever met. She may never be a real cuddle bunny, but she is so happy for kind words and a few pets. Her most prized position is a squeaky rubber bird she brought with her and she will carry it around all day. 

 

Luna will need a very special forever home who will be patient above all else. As she is in a boarding kennel situation now (albeit having free run of the place), I think being in a home with another dog that she can see is being petted, loved and treated well will do her a world of good and probably won't take as long as she did to warm up to me.  But, she does deserve a home and I hope someone will consider her.

 

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Details

Name
Luna
Age
Young
Gender
Female
Size
X-Large
Primary Color
Black
Shots up to date
YES
Ok with kids
Not Sure
Housetrained
Not Sure
Hypoallergenic
NO
Spayed/Neutered
YES
Ok with dogs
NO
Ok with cats
YES
Transportation Notes
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Great Dane Rescue of MN & WI

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