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       RIP Our Big Baby Boy

We got word from his family today that Barron was PTS Saturday 12/12/09. Barron had been battling cancer for some time and things finally got bad enough that they felt it was best to have him PTS. Barron had a very rocky start in life, but he was lucky enough to find his forever home. He had almost 6 womderful years and knew the unconditional love only a real family can give. He had tow wonderful doggie buddies, including Jacques, another deaf DDRI Dane. While we are very sad to hear of his passing, we can't help but feel good about how his life worked out.

Hi Marc,

It is very hard for me to type this to you right now……I got off work early on Saturday night when my ex husband’s daughter called to tell me Barron was bleeding really bad, his cancer tumor on his foot has broken open a few days earlier and apparently one of his veins was bleeding horribly, I had to take him to the emergency vet and there was no option for me but to put him to rest....

I miss him more then anything in the whole world. He was put to sleep on 12/12/09 around 1am. This is the first pet I have lost and it hurts more then I could have ever imagined. I want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to love and cherish Barron. He was my big baby boy. He did everything with me followed me everywhere and I just cherished him to death. It’s only been a few days but I can’t seem to stop crying. I am so glad I got to have such an amazing dog in my life. I love him more then anything and always will. Thank you for giving me the best dog in the whole world.

RIP Big Boy, I love you………..

                                     Adopted - 1/31/04 !

9/19/05 Barron (on the right below) has a new housemate, Jacques.

  • Gender- male
  • Age - ~11/2 years
  • DOB - unk
  • Height  at the shoulder -
  • Weight - 
  • Spayed/Neutered -Yes
  • Taken in on  - 08/3/03
  • Available as of - 11/30/03
  • Housebroken - sort of
  • Obedience trained - partly
  • Good with other dogs - Yes
    • with cats - yes
    • with kids - yes
    • with the elderly - yes
  • Temperament - Under evaluation now

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Barron came to us from an all breed rescue in Ohio. Apparently he was chained to a tree in his backyard most of the time and had gotten himself so tangled in the chain he had injured himself. Neighbors called animal control to come out and help him and he ended up in the local shelter. He was taken from the shelter by a woman who contacted the rescue about him, and she fostered him while they tried to find a breed rescue or someone with deaf dog experience to take him. In a round about way, they ended up getting in contact with us and we took Barron in to our program. Right now Barron has a pretty bad limp on one of his front legs from the chain injury and we will be taking him to the vet to see what the problem is and what we can do to fix it. Barron is the biggest, sweetest, goofiest, most lovable baby you could possibly meet. He just wants to crawl in your lap and snuggle all day. He is a very good natured dog and has shown no aggression or fear around the rest of the dogs. He will play as much as his limp allows, sometimes pushing himself too far. But he never lashes out when he hurts himself. He does have some house manners issues we need to work on, he loves to counter surf and he is tall enough to do so easily. He also likes to get up on the furniture. He is untrained at this point, but walks well on leash and comes when called most often. We will be evaluating Barron over the next few weeks as he settles in. We have already started working on his training.

Update 10/10/03 - Barron has a number of behavioral issues stemming from his concerns about being abandoned and neglected. He gets destructive when left alone, and his potty training is spotty. He will need some time, patience, love, and consistency before he will get over some of these behavioral issues. But he is a wonderful, sweet, happy, loving, goofy puppy who really wants to please. He just can't figure out how to sometimes. And he stresses out about being left alone, even if it's just a matter of being gated in another room. He is crate trained and will not potty in his crate, so the crate can be used for times when he must be left alone. However he will need some desensitization work about being left alone and will need some work on some other behaviors too. Because most of his behaviors stem from his fears about being abandoned, we will not be able to do much about them here. He will need to learn to trust that he has a permanent home before these issues will resolve themselves, and that is simply going to take some time in his adopted home.

He loves to cuddle and snuggle, and he will stand for hugs and kisses for hours. He is an extremely affectionate dog. He hasn't got a mean bone in his body and thinks everybody and everything is his buddy. His need for affection and physical contact will likely diminish some once he is in a stable loving home, but he will likely always be a velcro dog who needs lots of attention. The one problem we have with him here is we can not give him enough attention. Her has to share out attention with 10 or more other dogs, and that just does not leave enough time for him. He really needs to get in a home where he can get the sort of time and affection he needs.

He is a bit retarded in his social development and relates to other dogs as if he were much younger than he is. He gets along with other dogs great, even other males, because he acts like a puppy and immediate goes submissive if they challenge him. He loves to play and like a puppy has boundless energy. His best buddy here is our of our younger dogs, Washu. They love to hang out together and play. In fact they like to share the same giant crate and often sleep together in the crate, mostly laying on top of one another, which is just too sweet for words.

Barron is going to need someone with a big heart and lots of patience, but he will reward that patience with more love and devotion than any 10 other dogs.

Update 12/10/03 - Barron has really come along. He has turned into a wonderful dog. He has calmed down a lot, and most all of his behavioral issues have resolved. He does still have a hard time holding it all day unless crated, though he can easily hold it all night even when out of the crate. He has really blossomed the past month or so. He has turned into a great dog that will make someone a really wonderful pet. He is so well behaved now that when asked to do a live TV News interview with one of our rescues, Barron was the dog I chose to bring along. He was perfect, a great statesman for Danes and especially deaf Danes.

Two times now somone has signed the adoption contract and asked us to wait a few weeks so they can take him home when then have time to spend with him, and both times they have backed out at the last minute and left poor Barron at the alter so to speak. Barron hasn't been the problem either time and really doesn't deserve this. He is such a big sweet lovable boy it just breaks your heart. I don't know why this poor guy can't get a break, but I figure this is all happening so we can find him an even better home. Are you the person to finally come through for Barron? They say the third time's the charm.

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Barron and Casper

Barron's a TV Star!

Here are some stills from Barron's
TV News interview

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"He is my other eyes that can see above the clouds; my other ears that hear above the winds.
He is the part of me that can reach out into the sea.
He has told me a thousand times over that I am his reason for being;
by the way he rests against my leg; by the way he thumps his tail at my smallest smile;
by the way he shows his hurt when I leave without taking him.
(I think it makes him sick with worry when he is not along to care for me.)
When I am wrong, he is delighted to forgive. When I am angry, he clowns to make me smile.
When I am happy, he is joy unbounded. When I am a fool, he ignores it. When I succeed, he brags.
Without him, I am only another man. With him, I am all-powerful. He is loyalty itself.
He has taught me the meaning of devotion. With him, I know a secret comfort and a private peace.
He has brought me understanding where before I was ignorant.
His head on my knee can heal my human hurts.
His presence by my side is protection against my fears of dark and unknown things.
He has promised to wait for me... whenever... wherever - in case I need him.

And I expect I will - as I always have.
He is just my dog."
- Gene Hill

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