Adopt Kaiser a Tan/Yellow/Fawn Great Dane / Mixed dog in Inver Grove Heights
Inver Grove Heights, MN
Status: AVAILABLE6/6/2021 Introducing Kaiser!Kaiser is a 4 1/2 year old handsome light fawn colored male Great Dane. Since he was a young pup he lived with a family (2 adults and a young child) and an adult male Great Dane. They described him as a sweet and cuddly boy with family members. Kaiser was attacked by another dog at a dog park when he was 9 months old and has had anxiety around other dogs since that incident. That anxiety progressed to dog reactivity. His family attempted to manage this behavior with some training after the incident but Kaiser's reactive behaviors continued and eventually were also directed at their resident dog. Kaiser'sfamily made the difficult decision surrender him to our rescue to find him a home where he could relax and enjoy life as the only dog.Kaiser has bonded well with his foster care provider but generally is disinterested in getting to know other people or other dogs. He is accustomed to sleeping on the living room couch and while he is kennel trained, he has had no issues with free roam in the home while unsupervised. No chewing or furniture destroying tendencies have been observed. Kaiser enjoys a twenty-thirty minute walk in the morning for exercise. After his nap he is totally chill sleeping on the couch all day except for bathroom breaks which he usually asks for by pawing gently at the door. A home with small children is not advised but older children would be considered provided they are Dane savvy. Kaiser has not lived with cats.Kaiser needs an adoptive home where he will be the only dog. While he can often be redirected and restrained as necessary, any interactions with other dogs must be very carefully monitored to avoid reactive behaviors and to lessen his anxiety. He has met a few dogs during his time in foster care including going on a walk with two smaller dogs. At first blush, it appears that mid to large size dark haired dogs may be triggers for his anxiety but for safety sake he needs to be kept separate from all other dogs. His adoptive home must have a physically fenced yard so he can safely enjoy outside play and activity unrestrained. His original family reported that Kaiser enjoyed playing outside with toys, tug ropes and running around.Kaiser is neutered, up to date on all vaccinations and preventative care and has a clean bill of health from a recent vet visit. He is reported to have always been healthy and he is currently at a healthy weight. He currently free-feeds appropriately and previously was fed twice a day. He will stare expectantly at the bathroom sink if the water bowl does not have enough for him. He does mild counter surfing if delicious smelling foods are left there unattended.Kaiser needs a relaxed home to help ease his anxieties. His adoptive home might expect him to exhibit depressive symptoms while adjusting but with patience and a calm environment he should settle in well and become a fine addition to a good fit family. If you are interested in this handsome boy, this is what you need to do:~ If you have already completed the application process and are an approved adopter with UMGDR, please contact Hannah at XXXX@thegreatdanerescue.com to learn more about Kaiser.- If you are not yet an approved adopter through UMGDR, you must complete our application process before you could be considered to adopt a dog through our rescue. Please visit https://www.thegreatdanerescue.com/adoption-application to complete an application and submit your $25 application fee to begin the process.
June 8 on Adopt-a-Pet.com