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My dane needs a new home
« on: October 05, 2005, 10:26:08 pm »
I'll probably get bashed for posting this, but I just don't think it's going to work out with the rescue I took in.  Lily has been attacking my other dog Raven non stop.  I posted in a different forum about the problem, but I didn't get many answers.  I don't know what else to do but find her a new home where she can be the only dog.  If anyone knows of someone in the Maryland area that would be willing to adopt her from me, please let me know.  Thank You.
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Re: My dane needs a new home
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2005, 10:31:07 pm »
How was the rescue contract, or did you take her in on your own?  I wouldn't bash you for discussing what you feel is in the best interest for both girls, because you are there and know much better than the rest of us.  Some girls just will not tolerate other females.  Some won't tolerate other dogs at all.  I hope everything will work out and you find a great home for her!  Best wishes!

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Re: My dane needs a new home
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2005, 10:32:28 pm »
I'm so sorry. Sometimes it just doesn't work, no matter how much we want it to. Dogs are like people - sometimes their personalities just clash, and Raven is your first priority.

You should be proud that you took her in and gave her a chance. You gave her love when she was rejected. You provided shelter when she was homeless. You gave her a chance when no one else would. You are still her hero.

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Re: My dane needs a new home
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2005, 10:37:57 pm »
i wonder if it is a female issue, or an all dog issue.  have you seen how she interacts with boy dogs?  If i lived near you at all, i would take her in to see if she got along with my boy.... but alas, i am in california.  want to take a road trip?

If you got her from a rescue, they willl likely take her back, or even require that you give her back to them.  She is purty.  I wish i lived out that way.  Lots of family there, but they aren't big dog folks.

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Re: My dane needs a new home
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2005, 10:41:15 pm »
She was a resuce from the spca and she was about to go down if no one adopted her.  I will not send her back there.  I do not want her to go down.  I will keep her for as long as it takes to place her properly. 

I contacted my vet and humane society about a behavior specialist and they both concur that if she is attacking Raven unprovoked that she needs to be an only dog.  She is unbelievably sweet with humans.  She follows me everywhere and always wants attention.  She's never so much as lifted her lip at me even when I scold her.  So I know it's not a human aggression issue.  And it may be a female to female issue, but I don't want to take that chance with her.  She deserves to find a permanent home and stop being moved around.
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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2005, 10:43:24 pm »
OH NO!! I'm so sorry for you and your situation.  You're trying to help your dogs and you're reaching out for help, there's no reason to bash you for that.  It sounds like both your dogs aren't happy because of the situation they are in and in return it's making you unhappy, I really beleive finding a home for Lily is the best thing.  Your other dog doesn't deserve to be attacked and if Lily has a dominant personality maybe she would be best as an only dog.  I live in Iowa so I'm not going to be much help but I thought I'd reply to give some moral support.  I truly wish you the best in this tough situation.  I do beleive contacting the rescue you got her from would be your best bet.  They will probably be understanding and helpful.  Once again, good luck, I know this is tough for you, but I honestly think you're doing the right thing.

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Re: My dane needs a new home
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2005, 10:43:29 pm »
I have a female Setter who LOATHES other women.  We can never have a female as long as she's around.  But she loves boys!  Maybe Lily just has to be the Diva in the house.

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Re: My dane needs a new home
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2005, 10:44:34 pm »
OOPPPS!!  Lilysmom, we were typing at the same time. lol  Hopefully someone here will come along and be of some help to you.

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Re: My dane needs a new home
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2005, 10:49:08 pm »
Thank you for all your support.  This is breaking my heart.  But I won't give up until she is well placed.  If everyone could just keep their eyes and ears open I would appreciate it. :)
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Re: My dane needs a new home
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2005, 10:51:33 pm »
Is there a Dane rescue in your area?  I would think that talking to them would be a great place to start....even if you agreed to foster until they find someone....

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Re: My dane needs a new home
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2005, 10:56:42 pm »
The MAGDRL is already full and in short supply of fosters.  If I give her up to them, I'm afraid I'll never be able to rescue the right one for my house.  And I so want that.  I have been looking for a new dane for a long time and I don't want to give up the chance to someday adopt one that is right for me and Raven.   Does that sound selfish?  I will unofficially foster her until I find her a new home.  She will never go to a kill shelter or a home that I do not approve of. 
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Re: My dane needs a new home
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2005, 10:59:58 pm »
I am not sure if getting another dog might be a good idea considering how raven treated her....

Some dogs just dont like other animals on their territory...My suggestion would do a lot of OB with raven and remind her that what you say goes before taking on another dane

From what I remembered you said the dane was already submissive to raven and raven still wasnt happy unless i have it backwards...

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Re: My dane needs a new home
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2005, 11:02:09 pm »
You have it backwards :)  Raven is submissive.  She just lays under the table now cowering every time Lily gets up.  Lily will go after her unprovoked now.
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Re: My dane needs a new home
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2005, 11:03:00 pm »
OH, i do have it backwards...I had the names backwards....I am sorry

How long have you had this dog...Until you are able to rehome her, I would make it clear that she does not run the show that you do

keep her crated and ignore her...let her out to use the bathroom and then back in the crate no attention...yo u should work with her one one one while you are looking for a new home to remind her that you were the pants not her and understand her language a little better...

Has a trainer helped you yet?  Because who ever takes her needs ot have a good history on her

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Re: My dane needs a new home
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2005, 11:04:06 pm »
I don't know if Maryland is considered New England, but the Great Dane Club of New England helps with rescue.

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