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Dane  Ambassador


November 26, 2010

  • Gender - Female
  • Age/DOB - 4/08
  • Height  at the shoulder -
  • Weight - 100
  • Spayed/Neutered - Yes
  • Taken in on  - 4/16/09
  • Available as of - 6/16/09
  • Housebroken - Yes
  • Obedience trained - some
  • Good with other dogs - Yes
    • with cats - No
    • with kids -  Some
    • with the elderly - Some
  • Temperament -Lokai is sweet, a bit fearful, as if she's been abused, and tends to freeze or run off a ways if confused

  • Comments
We were contacted by an ID rescue about Lokai. We have worked with this rescue before to rescue Danes from their local shelter. The last time it was Cecily they contacted us about. Lokai was found stray with minor ear infections and some scaring on her left front and left shoulder. It is clear she has not had a lot of quality care from humans, and has probably had some abuse. She is still very loving and people oriented, but she gets scared easily and either runs away or freezes in place. She has no house manners and no sense of working with people, but she learns fairly easily, mostly because she is so eager to please.

Lokai is named after a character in an original Star Trek episode where the character is half black and half white. One look at Lokai's picture and that was instantly her name. She is a very sweet girl and will settle in to the right home to be a fantastic companion. But she is big, she lacks much training or house manners (we are working on this, but this is something her new home will have to work on) and tends to get afraid and loose focus. She is not used to limits or a lot of human attention so she gets overly excited by any signs of affection and it is difficult to settle her down again without scaring her. All of this is easily dealt with given just a little love, consistency, and clear rules. And she is so eager to please that she will gladly do whatever you want, once she figures out what it is.

Lokai came to us underweight. We've been told she was even thinner when she was picked up stray. Her coat is dull and dirty brown. We aren't sure at this point if she carries the dilute brown gene or if this is just a sign of malnutrition. We will see if her coat glosses up and turns black, or if it stays brownish. She is a very striking dog with her half and half face and coloring. Certainly not a show dog, but very striking. And her sweet personality certainly shines through.

We will post additional photos of  Lokai as time goes by, so check back often.
And if you have any questions about Lokai or any of our dogs, email us or call us at 541-782-2242
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