Meet Our own deaf
7/29/10 - RIP Connor
I just got a call today informing me that Connor was
put to sleep. Age had caught up with him and his owner felt it was best
to let him go. Connor got quite the send off. He had 3 large steaks and
a gallon of ice cream on his last day. In fact he was licking the
remains of the ice cream off his lips when he passed. What a way to go!
Thanks Jeremy. No one could have asked for a better adopter or a better friend for Connor.
- Connor has been adopted!!
- Age - 1 year
- DOB -
- Height at the shoulder - 39+"
- Weight - 125
- Spayed/Neutered - Yes
- Taken in on - 6/26/02
- Available as of - 1/1/03
- Housebroken - Yes
- Obedience trained - In training
- Good with other dogs - Yes
- with cats
- with kids - not small kids
- with the elderly - No
- Temperament - excellent, very loving
and friendly, Connor is a really big dog and can be intimidating because
of his size, he is also a dominant male, but he is a very sensitive sweet
boy who bonds very closely with his people
has come back to us. We placed him in a home down in Southern California
back in September. Unfortunately the family's other male Dane has recently
started picking fights with Connor. They were afraid Connor was going to
get seriously hurt, so they asked us to take him back. They were very broken
up over this because they had grown very attached to Connor. Connor is
one of those kind of dogs, everyone that meets him seems to fall for him.
He is just such a loving, sweet dog, with such a great personality, that
you can't help falling in love with him. Connor is big, and is still very
much a playful puppy. He needs room to romp, and a canine companion or two.
Another Dane would be best, but any dog big enough to stand up to Dane play
would be okay. He needs a firm, consistent hand. He is a master at "training"
people and you will need to work on his training regularly. It isn't that
he won't obey, he is very motivated to please and easy to train and work
with. It's just that he will easily fall back into old habits and start
training you if you aren't attentive. He'll happily run your household if
you don't make it clear who is in charge. If you are steady and consistent
with his training, and avoid his attempts to teach you, you will be rewarded
with a fabulous and very cuddly companion who will quickly be your best friend.
Oh yeah, that discoloration on Connor's nose in most of these photos is gone
now. He had that when we first got him in back in June but it went away pretty
quickly. It was from a muzzle or halter collar we think. He has grown even
taller while he was away, he now measures around 39" at the shoulder! He
is such a regal, elegant looking dog. Because of Connor's bad experience
with this placement with another male, we will not adopt him out to a home
with any other large male dogs.
7/01/02- Connor is a sweetheart who just needed some consistent training
and regular discipline so he knew what the boundaries were. He was given
up to DDRI by his owner who got him at 3-4 months of age on a referral
from another rescue agency. The owner had owned a deaf Dane before but
was working two jobs and was unable to properly train Connor. There was
also an issue of an elderly relative living in the house that was not able
to deal with Connor. This was the primary reason the owner gave Connor
to DDRI. He is a warm, loving dog who really wants to please. He is very
smart and is learning his basic obedience signs as fast as we can teach
them to him. We expect Connor to be ready for adoption some time in late
July or early August. Connor's dream home would already have a trained
adult Great Dane (or more), no small children, no elderly or infirm residents,
and owners who are familiar with Danes and have time to spend with Connor.
A retired couple or someone who isn't away at work all the time would be
best. Connor is not a "problem" dog. He is coming along amazingly
fast. In just under a week he has learned sit, down, stay, potty, and has
pretty well learned come and his name sign. With just a little extra TLC
at first, Connor will develop into a fabulous dog for the right people.
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