Friday, October 21, 2016

Friday's Friend! Dog Adoption, Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League

I had to look up to chat with this beautiful gray girl.  Her hazel eyes are awesome, her face is that of a beautiful Angel and she has the softest silkiest fur coat and a most affectionate goofy personality to match. Oh, my. A most pawfect Merle Great Dane who wants to meet you! 

Meet Polo!

(C) Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League
My friend the "Dane Dame" of Virginia brought this pawsome "velcro Dane" with a huge smile on her face.  She shared with me- 

"Polo is a true "velcro Dane” who has one goal in life, cuddle.....cuddle HARD. She doesn't stop at cuddling with you, she cuddles AT you, like it's a sport. She will contort herself into the most awkward positions to bury her head in your arms and wrap herself around you like a snake.  Don't think you'll get out of cuddling if you're tired, busy, etc. she will nudge your arms/legs/whatever she can get to pose you like a cuddling mannequin!    

(C) Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League
All she wants is to be near her people.  As long as she is allowed to follow you around during your day, and occasionally rest her head on your hip, she doesn't get into any trouble.  She is completely housebroken and doesn't chew on anything she's not supposed to or bark at noises outside. While she would prefer to sleep right in the bed on top of you, after a bit of pathetic whining, she will settle for sleeping at the foot of your bed. 

Not surprisingly with all the uncertainty in her life, she has some mild separation anxiety.  She does not do well crated and will howl and bite at the locks. Trying to desensitize her, we put her most comfy bed and favorite bones in there, so now she will lay in there with the door open, during "quiet time."

Being so attached, she would probably do just fine as someone's one and only, but she gets along wonderfully with her two small Frenchie roomies.  She takes corrections well from her foster sister and is learning not to crowd and mind her limbs when she's excited. She is also surprisingly gentle when wrestling with her foster brother, and rolls on her back to let him have a turn pinning her. They have all sorts of fun running off their energy in the backyard like the odd couple.

She loves going for walks and is adjusting to the Halti Harness pretty quickly. She is usually so excited the first couple of blocks that she grabs the leash in her mouth and shakes it, dragging you along behind her, until she finds her stride.  We have run into kids at the bus stop, men getting out of cars, other dogs on leashes and squirrels and she doesn't freak out.  She's a really great nighttime walking partner now that it's getting dark out.  She will give a few loud scary warning barks as stranger’s approach and stays alert but quiet as they pass.
(C) Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League

Her new family will be winning the lottery with Polo! She will make you the center of her world and keep you laughing all day long!"

Polo is good with other dogs and mini-humans.

Interested in meeting Polo? Please contact the Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League by visiting, call (703) 644-8009 is a hotline where you can leave a message or email

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