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Goodbye our sweet Marteeeeen

Hi Marc, I have some sad news. I lost Marty tonight. He keeled over on his walk this evening. By the time i got him to the vet, he was gone. So sudden, so sad. He was a special dog. I realized I couldn't compare him to Bo- Marty had such a distinct personality. He did so well without his hearing and poor eyesight. His rambunctious was so funny at times- like his description said, he was an atypical Dane. He gave me a lot of love and was a sweet companion. I'm going to miss him. Thanks for Marty.


Adopted 6/30/12
Martin has some big shoes to fill, but we're sure he can handle it.
Bo's mom has adopted Martin, now that Bo has passed.

Hi Mark,
An update on Marty- he's wonderful-gave me a couple of kisses the other day and is doing well on his walks. He's getting used to family that comes by and is the right, mellow fit for me. We're really warming up to each other!
Take care,

Hi Mark,
Martin is a great fit for me. We just returned from the dog park- he's great with all sizes of dogs and getting used all the people there too! He has learned to give sweet kisses and let's me love on him alot! I'm really enjoying him, thanks.

  • Gender - Male
  • Age/DOB - 6/5/09
  • Height  at the shoulder -
  • Weight - 30
  • Spayed/Neutered - Yes
  • Taken in on  - 8/8/09
  • Available as of - 2/8/10
  • Housebroken - Yes
  • Obedience trained - Yes
  • Good with other dogs - Yes
    • with cats - Unk
    • with kids -  Yes
    • with the elderly - Yes
  • Temperament -Martin is fairly calm and very affectionate. He's pretty much your typical Dane puppy

  • Comments
We got Martin and his brother Lewis from Southern CA. The woman that sent them to us has two deaf dogs herself, both from the same breeder. She has helped us save 3 dogs over the last year, Martin & Lewis, plus McKenzie. Martin is deaf and his long distance eyesight is not perfect, but he sees just fine otherwise. He is the calmer of the two brothers and the more cuddly, but he is also the boss of the two.

Update 3/17/10 - Martin has been on hold because he has been undersized, so we wanted to wait to neuter him until he was a bit older. Both he and his brother Martin are atypical Danes. They are on the small side and built very thin, more like a Greyhound than a Dane. Most of the dogs from this particular breeder tend to be like this, we've found. They also tend to be higher energy, and Martin is staying true to form, though perhaps not quite as much so as Lewis. He is not your typical couch potato Dane. He is very, very sweet, wants so much too please. Once he learns something, it is there forever. He is another prime candidate for an agility Dane, or for some sort of competition activities. He is not the sort of Dane you leave alone loose in the house all day. He needs structure and a job of some sort or he will get antsy and likely start getting into trouble. OTOH he will gladly do (or at least try his best to do) whatever you ask of him. He is not for everyone, but he is a wonderful dog who will  be the perfect companion for someone. And that someone will wonder how they ever lived without him. Are you that someone?

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