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Hi Marc!
I like to check out your site now and again to see how everyone is doing.  I saw Penny and she remined me of Lady.  So I just thought I would send you quick note and update.
Lady will be 7 years old this summer I can't believe that we have had her for 5 years now. We moved 3 years ago and now have 2 acres, one acre around the house is completly fenced and the dogs love rough housing in the yard.  Last February we lost Lady's best friend, partner in crime and ears, Cooper to cancer.  It was hard for all of us, but Lady especially was a little out of sorts.  They had been insepreable for four years and she was obviously just as heartbroken as we were.   We now have 2 new additions to the family and Lady has proven to be a real leader, putting the young ones in their place when they are out of line.  Her favorite activity of the day would have to be sleeping!  She has even got me in the habit of an afternoon nap.  She gets all excited and dances into the bedroom like "Mom, come on it's nap time!"
A funny story, I like to take Lady to the groomers every now an then for a pampering.  I called a local groomer to get some prices and she asked me what kind of dog I have.  I said, "I have a small Great Dane." She laughed and relpied, " Dear, there is NO such thing as a SMALL great Dane!".  Well I brought Lady in later that week (all 86lbs) and her jaw dropped.  "Your Right!" she said, "She is a small Great Dane!"
I hope things are going well with the rescue.  Everyone we meet loves Lady and I always tell them about your website and the wonderful work you do!

  • Gender- Female
  • Age - 15 months
  • DOB - 07/26/02
  • Height  at the shoulder -
  • Weight - Unk
  • Spayed/Neutered - not yet
  • Taken in on  - 10/01/03
  • Available as of - 01/01/04
  • Housebroken - sort of
  • Obedience trained - Yes
  • Good with other dogs - Yes
    • with cats - unk
    • with kids - not young kids
    • with the elderly - probably not
  • Temperament - Great temperament. She is a sweetie pie and very affectionate. But she is very active and pretty hyper.

  • Comments
Lady is a female Dane whose owner was killed. The family tried to take her in and care for her, but their dog did not get along with Lady. She is trained but needs work, she is used to not having to follow commands now. We have vet records on her and her pedigree. Lady is very small for a Dane. We have two 6 month old pups who are both bigger than she is. In fact the only dogs smaller than her are the two 10 week old pups. Even our Greyhound is bigger than Lady.  But she makes up for her lack of stature with personality and a zest for life. Despite her being very confused right now, and her whole world being turned upside down, she is still at heart a happy loving, joyous dog.

We will be doing temperament evaluations on Lady and will also start working on her training. We will post regular updates here. As of now we do know that she is very affectionate and loves to get hugs and kisses, that she does not respect kiddy gates or any obstructions (she has even been known to get over a 5 foot fence), and that she sees nothing wrong with getting on the furniture, in fact she like to get on the furniture when she plays with the other dogs so she doesn't have such a height deficit. She is also a counter surfer extrodinaire.

Update 12/07/03 - Lady is such an amazingly sweet dog. She is very high energy, but she immediately calms down as soon as you touch her or pet her. She just adores physical contact and loves to be kissed and fussed over. She will take as much of that as you can stand to give, even kisses on the face. She is great around the house, doesn't get into stuff or destroy stuff, and is housebroken. She is also crate trained, though she prefers to be out with her people. As we said earlier, she does not respect barriers so the only way to keep her in or out of a room is with a closed door. However she is not a problem if given run of the house.  She really deserves and would do best with someone who can give her lots of love and attention, and she does love to run and play. However she could adapt well to a less active life if she was getting the love and attention she deserves. Her size makes her a good candidate for an apartment or a small house and she would do very well with kids. But she really will need a place to run and play. So if placed in an apartment she would need daily visits to an enclosed park, or long walks. She'd make a great running/hiking/walking companion. She'd also do great in such sports as flyball, Frisbee, or agility competition. While she gets along well with other dogs, and loves to have a playmante, she would also do well as an only dog as long as she was kept stimulated and got plenty of attention. She is very interactive and will require attention, she is not a set and forget dog as some Danes can be. However she will more than payback the time spent on her. While not your typical Dane, Lady is a great dog. Someone will be very lucky to get to share their life with her.

Click here to fill out an application to adopt Lady or any of the DDRI dogs.
We will post additional photos of Lady as time goes by, so check back often.
And if you have any questions about Lady or any of our dogs, email us or call us at 541-746-0863


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