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Great Dane Dog For Adoption in Houston TX - Mia

Pet Rehoming Services
Houston, TX 77058
United States
(888) 720-3322 (Main Phone)
Listing Status
For Adoption
Pet's Name
Great Dane
Born On
Black & Cream
Mia is a Black and white Mantle Female Great Dane for adoption in Houston TX to a very loving home with experienced owners. This very special dog is 2 years old and weighs 100 lbs. She has 2 problems that a new dog owner should be ready for (1) She has a dietary/allergy problem that must be controlled with special food without grains. It can result in severe ithiness and biting of her own skin.
(2) She is not good with other dogs and fears Vet offices nearly to the point of panic. We have been working on this, but still should avoid these situations if possible.
Despite her special needs, she is a beautiful dog and a great companion, likes children and cats but needs some room to feel comfortable. Mia is not an apartment dog.

Mia had a very rough start in life. She was confined to a kennel for most of her first 18 months, and did not receive the important socialization that every dog needs. When she was adopted by her foster owners, she had a severe skin infection that was a result of being fed a cheap brand of dog food to which she had a severe allergy. She had to make many vet visits to clear up the skin infection. As a result, she has reactive fear aversion to veterinary clinics.

Mia is in urgent need of her forever home. Her fosters live in a small apartment, which she has most definitely outgrown. They also have 2 other dogs, and there have been several scuffles between them. Mia needs to be placed in a home where she can be the only dog. Mia is good with children and cats.

Mia really is a “Diamond in the Ruff”. She is not the dog for everyone, but in the right home, she will shine. Mia needs to be placed as an only dog. She needs confident owners who have past experience owning a 100 pound Great Dane, and who can give her their time, patience and unconditional love. She has come a long way in the loving care of her foster owners, and will need her forever family to continue positively reinforcing correct behavior.
Mia is an absolutely beautiful dog both inside and out. She needs a special forever home with owners who will love her unconditionally and give her the time, attention, exercise and positive reinforcement she needs to grow into the amazing companion she is destined to become. Please offer Mia a loving home today.

There is a $150 adoption/rehoming fee. Supplies and veterinary records will be included.

Questions about Mia? Text “Mia Great Dane” to (888) 833-2128 or email AdoptMiaGD@dog-lover.us. We look forward to hearing from you.
Breed of Pet: Great Dane
Sex of Pet: Female
Age of Pet: 2 years – DOB: 11/22/2015
Spayed/Neutered?: Yes
Health Problems: Yes Mia is allergic to yeast.
This makes it very difficult to find dog food that she can eat. She needs to avoid foods that have high amounts of grain/starch (wheat, rice, corn, potato, pea, etc.) which is very difficult.
We use Nutrisca; Salmon and Chickpea recipe which can be found on Chewy.

If she eats regular dog food or treats, she will break out with hives and scratch uncontrollably for days. She will break skin and pull out hair.

Behavior Issues: Yes Mia lived exclusively in a kennel for the first year and a half of her life. This makes her antisocial around other dogs. We have been rehabilitating her and now we take her to the dog park frequently, off-leash, with no issues.

However, at home, at random times, she has snapped at my other dog and they have gotten into nasty fights that only lasted a few seconds but have drawn blood.

She should be relocated to a home with no other dogs because her history makes her unpredictable.

She is also very scared of Veterinary offices. If she sees metal walls or people in scrubs, she has (aversive) behavioral issues that only exist there. This makes things very difficult. However, we have been working with her to get acclimated to Vets and associating Vet offices with good memories. This is a long process, though, and it is the hardest part about her rehabilitation.

Up To Date on Vaccinations: Yes
Gets along with cats: Yes
Gets along with dogs: No
Good with Children?: Yes
House Broken or Litter Trained?: Yes
Crate Trained?: Yes
Accessories Included: Everything needed to take care of a Dane:
XT Large Kennel,
Food Bowls,
Her favorite toys and blankets,
Microchip paperwork
Not Good With Other Dogs
Other Features
Not Well Suited To Apartment Living
Cat Friendly
Kid Friendly
Grows Big
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