Color: Lightly marked Harlequin
Age: 3 years old
Weight: 100 lbs
Special Needs: A very patient home willing to work with Separation Anxiety while not at home
Cats: Not tested, probably OK
Exercise: Comfortable being active or lazy
Training: 6-8 week training course required
Crate Trained: No
House Trained: Yes
Needs Experienced Adopter: No, but must be patient with Separation Anxiety
Adoption Fee: $375 (plus $25 application fee)
Meet Lilly, she is a 3-year old Great Dane – St. Bernard mix that is the definition of a Velcro dog. If you want a dog that follows you everywhere and will love and adore you forever, this is your girl. She has been let down by her human guardians and this has resulted in a form of Separation Anxiety (SA). She was one of many dogs in her first home and had human siblings, she was surrendered for reasons this rescue does not know. Her second home surrendered her to a shelter because of the SA and unwillingness to work with her. Her foster home is currently working with her on this and believes it lies within Lilly gaining confidence. She is a very sensitive girl, and does not like when you raise your voice at anything.
Lilly is a lightly marked Harlequin, 100 lbs, house trained, trained in other areas (sit, etc), not crate trained; however.
Lilly’s temperament as long as she is with her human, is completely relaxed and happy. Not much riles this girl up; she gets along with dogs of all sizes and has never met a stranger. Her tail is constantly wagging, which is probably why it had to be amputated. She likes to give very tiny kisses on your chin.
Do not let the St. Bernard mix part of her scare you; she does not have a drooly mouth. She does have dewclaws on her back feet though, so you have two more toenails to clip.
Special Note: Although not marked as needing an experienced adopter, Lilly MUST go with an adopter that has the patience to work with her separation anxiety. This is not the worst case of SA we have seen, but it will require patience and consistency on the part of her new owner and the willingness to never give up.
Forever Friends Great Dane Rescue can give tips and suggestions for helping with her SA to her furever home. Lilly says, “please be mine to follow throughout the house, I promise to love you and stay by your side, give you kisses, and lay on your lap!”