eet Our own deaf
Dane  Ambassador


RIP Lady
We're really going to miss you "Buggy" but at least you are now free of those deamons.

  • Gender - Female
  • Age/DOB - 7/1/07
  • Height  at the shoulder -
  • Weight -
  • Spayed/Neutered - Yes
  • Taken in on  - 9/9/08
  • Available as of - Now
  • Housebroken - Yes
  • Obedience trained - Yes
  • Good with other dogs - Yes
    • with cats - Unk
    • with kids -  Unk
    • with the elderly - Unk
  • Temperament - Lady is a loving, sweet dog with some significant fear issues. She is conflicted about strangers but is getting much better. She is not a dog for the average home as she has snapped at people and likely will do so again.

  • Comments
We aren't really sure of Lady's past. The folks who surrendered her really seemed to love her, and she them. However she shows classic signs of abuse and is a fearful, conflicted dog who certain might bite if she feels she has no other option. She snarled, snapped and grabbed me several times when she first got here, but she never bit down or even came close to breaking skin. Her two biggest triggers are touching her head or grabbing her by the collar. Even though she now trust sand loves me, she still displasy extreme submission now and again, especially when going through doors. Once she trusts you she is very affectionate and if scared will do whatever she can to avoid conflict. Even when scared to the point of snapping, she is very careful not to hurt you. Poor girl has obviuously had a hard time. She is a bit dominant with other dogs sometimes but mostly she is just overly enthusiastic at first. She is able to adjust her play style to suit the needs of other individual dogs. She is super gentle and careful with puppies, has adjusted her play style to suit the blind dogs, and plays really rough with those who are comfortable with that. She loves to sleep on the bed with me and cuddle as close as possible. Obviously Lady is not for most people. She has a home here with us as long as she needs it. If we happen to find that magic person or family that can deal with her rather serious issues and needs, we will consdier placement, but Lady is no a plug and play dog and can never be trusted around strangers or even casual aquaintances. If you have experience with reactive Danes and feel Lady might be a good fit with your lifestyle and home, please feel free to apply to adopt her, but understand that we are going to be very selective in any applicants and will likely not even consider most homes. Most rescue wouldn't even consider placing a dog like Lady, and rightly so. However we do a lot of rehab work with dogs like Lady and have been able to successfully place a number of such dogs. It takes a lot of work and just the right home and circumstances, but it does happen every now and then. So we will keep Lady listed and available, as part of our Sanctuary program, but she is definitely not for most applicants.

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 541-782-2242
Click here to fill out an application to adopt Lady or any of the DDRI dogs.


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He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart.
You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion"
- Unknown

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