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Ivan

Male Great Dane

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

Great Dane Rescue of MN & WI

About Ivan

Meet Ivan!

Ivan is a 2.5 year old Great Dane who absolutely loves life. He is a social butterfly who loves going out on whatever the adventure of the day is - be it a walk around the neighborhood or exploring somewhere new. While he enjoys the company of his foster siblings (other great danes and a pit bull), his true love in this world is people. In true Dane fashion, he is extremely people-oriented and thrives on human interaction. Every person has been put on Earth to give him attention (so he says)!

In his previous home he grew up around 5 children and loved them very much, though he did knock them over by accident sometimes.

Typical to the breed, Ivan does have a stubborn streak in him and will need a home that can set boundaries. He thinks that you should share your food with him, that he can run out the door if it opens, and that telling him to "sit" is optional sometimes.

Though he may lack in those departments, he excels in so many others. His house training is top notch. Even though he came into foster care intact, even though he was on prednisone, even though he was in a new place, there was never one accident. To date Ivan has not had a single accident in his foster home. He goes to the door and paws it to let you know he needs to potty.

He is also crate trained and will run in right on command. If left open you'll often find him sleeping in it.

Ivan's personality is second to none - he is the happiest, silliest dog you'll meet. He doesn't have a serious bone in his body and thinks that everything is the best game ever. Not a day will go by without him making you laugh, whether it's his excited hops on a walk or when he's laying across your ottoman 100% totally "fitting". Ivan is the type of dog who will bond with you and be your dog for life. 

Ivan's one flaw if you would even call it that, is his leash reactivity to other dogs. He will need a strong handler to walk him and continue working on training with him. He is eager to please and has so much potential!

He loves his family hard, and will give you his heart and soul forever.

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Details

Name
Ivan
Age
Gender
Male
Size
Shots up to date
Not Sure
Ok with kids
Not Sure
Housetrained
Not Sure
Hypoallergenic
Not Sure
Spayed/Neutered
Not Sure
Ok with dogs
Not Sure
Ok with cats
Not Sure
Transportation Notes
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Great Dane Rescue of MN & WI

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