Great Dane Rescue

December 28, 2008

meet the breed

meet the breed - great dane

alamo great dane club & the san antonio great dane rescue

GREAT DANES GREAT DANES

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great dane puppies of evaallen video 5

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December 23, 2008

REPOST: Introducing a kitten to 4 dogs?

So I asked this question last night, and got three answers of “don’t do it”. I understand where these answerers are coming from, and will likely heed their advice and find someone to adopt the kitten, unless someone today has a brilliant answer about introductions.

Here’s last night’s question:

So I’ve adopted a kitten a few days ago. She was found out behind our veterinary hospital and is currently being treated with amoxicillin for some diarrhea. The diarrhea is clearing up marvelously, and she’s thriving and doing well. I’m very excited for her.

Right now, she’s staying in the bathroom upstairs where the dogs can’t get to her. She’ll be staying up there until her diarrhea is completely cleared up. She can’t stay in the bathroom forever, so my question is, how do I go about introducing her to my 4 dogs without freaking anybody out?

A little about the dogs, in order of size:
Ozzy Mae - 8 year old toy rat terror - often gets called “cat” for her cat-like behavior. Has been around cats before. She’ll ignore them if they don’t bother her. Slightly cranky, and will give a warning “snap” if annoyed, but I’ve never seen her actually bite anything or anyone.

Rumpelstilzchen - 12 year old dachshund - He’s a “hunter” and spent the entire 3 years that I owned rats trying to eat them. He’s lived with a cat briefly before and got along with him great, but only after that cat smacked the bejeezus out of him for being too overbearing.

Magi Lou - 4 year old great dane - former great dane rescue “homechecker”. She’d go with us to do home checks for the rescue, and often the homes had cats. She seemed to do very well with other people’s cats, and mostly wanted to play with them. Magi is a total lover and is very curious.

Je’Sus - 4 year old great dane - obnoxious but sweet. Spends a lot of his time barking at the neighbor’s lab. Loves to play and spin in circles until he’s dizzy. Might do OK with a cat once he realizes she’s not a toy.

I won’t say don’t do it, but I will say be very careful.

Especially with four dogs being introduced to one tiny kitten. I would let one of the dogs in the bathroom at a time, you holding the kitten. Let them sniff of her and watch their body language, make sure they don’t get too excited or try to snap at the cat. Give each one some personal time with the cat. It’s a lot easier to get one dog used to it than 4 at once, that may give the kitten a heart attack, hah.

See how those visits go and if you feel comfortable, bring the cat out into the rest of the house and walk around with it for awhile. Sit on the cough, let the dogs come up and sniff of it some more. If you see any defensive body language, I would remove the cat immediately.

Just do it slow and make sure to have the animals under full control. It would suck for one of the dogs to get over excited or their prey drive kick in and the kitten get severely hurt or killed.

Do not set the kitten on the floor either, not right now. Dogs, even gentle ones, try to play with them and end up killing them without meaning to.

Just test it out little by little and see how it goes.

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Great Dane Honey - Visit to the Vet!

www.bighoneydog.com / Honey the Great Dane and Lemon the moggie have their annual check-up at the vet…
(The Vets, 608 Manukau Rd, Greenwoods Corner, Epsom, Auckland)

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Great Dane Honey - Visit to the Vet!

www.bighoneydog.com / Honey the Great Dane and Lemon the moggie have their annual check-up at the vet…
(The Vets, 608 Manukau Rd, Greenwoods Corner, Epsom, Auckland)

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December 19, 2008

Does anyone know of a good company/store that carries large patio pet doors? Bigger than 12"x24" for the flap.

My family has two dalmatians and one great dane and we just rescued a new great dane. Unfortunately he is too big to fit through our current dog door! I'm trying to find a patio insert door that has a bigger opening than 12"x24". So far I have only seen wall doors of bigger size and one patio insert for a ridiculous $900. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Do a search on google for patio doggy doors and go from there. Good Luck

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Barley on a Great Dane playdate

December 14, 2008 ~ Barley the Portuguese Water Dog (7 months old) romping with Aiden and Hale, five month old Great Dane puppies!

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Barley on a Great Dane playdate

December 14, 2008 ~ Barley the Portuguese Water Dog (7 months old) romping with Aiden and Hale, five month old Great Dane puppies!

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December 18, 2008

Great Dane Hug

Instruction on how to rescue and hug a Great Dane.

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Great Dane Hug

Instruction on how to rescue and hug a Great Dane.

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