Ozzy (formerly named Zoey) has loved spending time this summer with her foster family at the lake and enjoying time on the dock. She's winning over the hearts of folks she's meeting and continues to wait for her forever home.
Zoey (now called Ozzy) moved to a new foster home in early March and has settled in nicely. There is no other dog in this foster home but she is living with a new resident cat. She's done well with the cat and doesn't bother him, but her resource guarding with food is prevalent so it does require keeping food and treats separate from any other animal. On rare occasion she will even play with the foster cat. Ozzy would still do best in a home as the only pet and would love to be a couch potato getting all the attention.
Ozzy is loving the spring weather and going on walks. She does wonderfully while walking with a harness. Even though she's 7 years old, she still has some puppy playfulness once she is comfortable with you and gains your trust.
1/4/2018 Introducing Zoey (now known as Ozzy)
Ozzy is a sweet 115 lbs, 6 year old girl who was recently returned to our rescue when her adoptive of 5 years had to relocate to a new city and could not find rental housing that allowed a giant breed dog. She was loved and did well in her previous adoptive home and initially it was evident that she really missed her family. Now in her foster home this sweet girl will hover for you to love on her, slowly sneak her butt onto your lap, jump up for hugs when invited to, cuddle on the couch and always greets her foster parents with tail wags and licks when they come in the house. Ozzy will bark at anyone who comes to the door, but will warmly welcome them into the house. She enjoys short zoomies or chasing squirrels in the yard, but would much rather curl up on a nice warm dog bed or hover for affection. She is a velcro Dane and prefers to be wherever people are.
Ozzy does well in her crate, no crying or barking (unless the doorbell rings). She will also choose go into it on her own when she needs her space, and come out when she is ready. She has slept in it with no argument. Ozzy is not destructive and was allowed free roam in her previous home. She has not yet been allowed the opportunity to free roam while her foster family is gone as she is a known counter surfer.
Although Ozzy lived successfully with a Great Dane brother in her previous home, he died some time ago and since being an only dog she has become possessive of toys and food with other dogs. She has not gotten along well with her foster brother due to these known resource guarding issues For this reason, Ozzy must be the only dog in her adoptive home. She also requires a home with a securely fenced yard so she can freely enjoy her space with interaction with other dogs. Ozzy lived with a young child in her former home and hasn't shown any negative behavior toward the kids in her foster home, she just sniffs and ignores them, but she has personal space issues so children need to know to give her space when she needs it. Due to Ozzy's known resource guarding and at times wanting her personal space, we feel she will do best with children old enough to know how to be gentle and give her space and understand the possible resource guarding (although that has only been an issue with other dogs). Her forever home cannot have children younger than 8 years old. Ozzy has not lived with cats.
Ozzy is truly a sweet, beautiful girl and will bring a lot of love to the right home. If you think you may be the home that Ozzy is waiting for, this is what you need to do:
~ If you have already completed the application process and are an approved adopter with UMGDR, please contact Deborah at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your interest in Ozzy (Zoey).
~ If you are not an approved adopter through UMGDR, you must complete our application process before you may consider adopting a dog through our Rescue. Please visit http://thegreatdanerescue.com/our-dogs/adoptionapplication/ to complete an application and submit your $25 application fee to begin the process. Please note that we cannot guarantee that this dog will still be available for adoption by the time you have completed our application process and have become an approved adopter.
Shelter Name: Upper Midwest Great Dane Rescue
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