Great Dane Rescue: Florida

I know this is probably a long shot, but I wanted to bring Hank to your attention. Reading his story (ok, reading every rescue story while I was looking to rescue over the last two years) breaks my heart. There is just something about Danes.

Hank is NOT for anyone who is not Giant Breed experienced. But anyone who has that experience, understands the special challenges that are ahead for this guy, and are big hearted enough to meet those challenges, this might be your dog.

We just walked Bixby and Scout through Murdochs tonight to pick up dog food and what should have been a quick 15 minute trip turned into 45 minutes of loving on Bixby by a whole bunch of kids and a 6 month lab mix who seemed to be slightly in love with him (Scout got her share of scritches, too, but since she’s not allowed out of the shopping cart yet, it wasn’t the same for the kids as having this 160 lbs slobber monster lean and love on you).

Hank will not have those experiences. But he does need a loving home. Pass it on…

Here is Hank’s adoption information, Northwest Florida Great Dane Rescue

Bixby, Scout (and Bailey for sure) thank you.

15 replies
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    dp says:

    Wow. But for the two existing Catahoulas, Heinz 57 and Pug, I’d be all over this. Good luck Hank!

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    Nicole says:

    As an owner myself of a dog who cannot be around other dogs, I hope prospective owners don’t see it as a dealbreaker. It’s not too hard to deal with, and it means more doggy attention for me.

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    trollhattan says:

    Holy shit, Hank and I weigh the same. Does he sell propane and propane accessories?

    Hank looks like a Good Boy and I hope he lands in the accommodating lap of somebody ready for a Big Boy challenge! We’re already puppehed.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    Someone who tweets, tweet this at Rick Wilson.

    For those who don’t know of him, he is a GOP strategist who is, perhaps, the foremost NeverTrumper. He was Evan McMullin’s strategic comms guy for his independent run for president. He lives in Tallahassee, FL and is a big dog and cat lover. And this is the type of thing he’s likely to retweet.

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @Adam L Silverman: Good idea– Ana Marie Cox is also a pet-lover with lots of followers

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist: If you think that will help, do it. I thought of Wilson because he lives in Tallahassee.

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @Adam L Silverman: I don’t tweet but it occurs to me that all posts are posted on Cole’s twitter feed

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    satby says:

    @Nicole: Well, in a powerful Great Dane it can be a deal breaker. My not very powerful boxer mix became dog unfriendly, and finally started a fight that cost her her life. While being cared for by an experienced dog sitter. It’s not something to take lightly.

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    rikyrah says:

    I hope that he finds a home

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    Manyakitty says:

    @Adam L Silverman: I tweeted it at both Rick Wilson and Jim Wright from Stonekettle Station.

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    serge says:

    God, I wish I could take him. I rescued a Dane under similar circumstances many years ago. Maggie couldn’t be placed anywhere, but she was one of the greatest dogs I’ve ever had. If Hank is chewing on other dogs, he won’t fit in with my two now. Danes are the most loyal and friendly dogs, and they don’t require a shitload of exercise (though they love it). Please someone take this fellow!

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    MoxieM says:

    Oh wow. As a Giant Breed lover, just…oh wow. My current rescue girl (mostly Gt Pyr, although she looks like an outsized Border Collie) does NOT like other dogs. It’s apparently a Pyr trait. Sigh. We thought she was a Newf X when I adopted her, but after 2 days I said, no way! Did a DNA test etc. (fun, but a little weird. My daughter said, “Mom, don’t be a dog racist.) Anyhow, I’d take him if I could, but it would be terrible fights 24/7. sigh.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Manyakitty: Excellent!

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    manyakitty says:

    @Adam L Silverman: Neither of them responded, but my post on RW’s timeline got the attention of White River Rescue. Here’s hoping!

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    Miss Bianca says:

    @satby: Yeah, late to the thread, but I’m with you – having rescued a 90-lb shepherd/Rottie mix who had an *intermittent* other-dog problem – ie, it was random there for a couple years whether she’d get along or attack. She finally got over that problem, but I’d hate to have to deal with an even bigger dog with a *known* dog aggression problem. To me, that’s just asking for trouble and heartbreak.

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