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Sky


Adopted 8/24/07!!!

  • Gender - Female
  • Age/DOB - 9/1/05
  • Height  at the shoulder -
  • Weight - 110 lb.
  • Spayed/Neutered - Yes
  • Taken in on  - 1/29/07
  • Available as of - Now
  • Housebroken - Yes
  • Obedience trained - Some
  • Good with other dogs - Yes
    • with cats - Yes
    • with kids -  Probably not small kids
    • with the elderly - Maybe
  • Temperament - Sky is a big happy doofus. She loves life and thinks everyone is on this earth just for her.  She is an absolute doll.
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Sky came to us through another rescuer. She spent 5 months in a foster home down in Southern California before we could arrange a transport up here. She does have some separation issues but they have not been bad. She is a happy go lucky girl and sort of a doofus. The typical clumsy, happy, semi uncoordinated young Dane. She love to chew on bones or nylabones. She is sort of high energy, but she will settle down with a good bone. Given what all she went through this year, it is not surprising that she gets very agitated if she thinks you are leaving her. She loves car rides. We are working with her on not bolting through doors. She shows some signs of abuse (or at least poor, abusive training methods) and often will not come to you out of fear.With a calm steady hand, she does finally relax and trust. She is a good sized dog, on the tall side and very Dane like.

Sky is currently living with 10 other Danes. She is the new girl on the block but has settled in and is doing just fine. She gets along with all the other dogs. She behaves more like a puppy than an adult dog still.

Update 8/21/07 - Sky has made huge strides about coming when called. She no longer runs off or plays "catch me." She is a very sweet affectionate dog who wants to make you happy and just be with you. She is not pushy or demanding about it, but it really makes her day if she can just hang out with you. She will gladly lay out on the floor in the same room with you and fall asleep. of course if you leave while she is asleep, she will race all over the house looking for you when she wakes up, so we tend to wake her up if we are leaving the room for any length of time. She is a bed bug, and will sleep in the softest most comfy bed/couch/etc. she can find if she can't hang out with you. She is moderately high energy and a bit of a play baby with the other dogs. She doesn't realize her size and is sort of clumsy, which makes for an interesting situation when she wants to play with a smaller dog. But there isn't a mean bone in her body. She has had one seizure since we got her. We do not know if she has had others in her life or not. There was no report of any seizures before we got her, she spent 5 months in foster before she found a ride up here to us, and the foster did not report any seizure activity either. This may have been an isolated incident or she may have infrequent seizures. We have had several dogs in rescue that had a seizure once every 6 months to a year. it does not affect them and if it is that infrequent there is not reason to even put them on medication.

We will post additional photos of Sky as time goes by, so check back often.
And if you have any questions about Sky or any of our dogs, email us or call us at 541-782-2242
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     "He is my other eyes that can see above the clouds; my other ears that hear above the winds. He is the part of me that can reach out into the sea. He has told me a thousand times over that I am his reason for being; by the way he rests against my leg; by the way he thumps his tail at my smallest smile; by the way he shows his hurt when I leave without taking him. (I think it makes him sick with worry when he is not along to care for me.) When I am wrong, he is delighted to forgive. When I am angry, he clowns to make me smile. When I am happy, he is joy unbounded. When I am a fool, he ignores it. When I succeed, he brags. Without him, I am only another man. With him, I am all-powerful. He is loyalty itself. He has taught me the meaning of devotion. With him, I know a secret comfort and a private peace. He has brought me understanding where before I was ignorant. His head on my knee can heal my human hurts. His presence by my side is protection against my fears of dark and unknown things. He has promised to wait for me... whenever... wherever - in case I need him. And I expect I will - as I always have. He is just my dog." - Gene Hill



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