Harlequin Haven Great Dane Rescue

Harlequin Haven
Great Dane Rescue

11567 St. Rt. 774
Bethel, Ohio 45106

937-379-2231
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Harlequin Haven Great Dane Rescue


Dillon

I have been adopted!!
Please scroll down to see the before and after pictures!

My owners dumped me at the Franklin County Animal Shelter when they decided they no longer wanted me. The previous owners dumped me on them when they were moving and no longer wanted me! I had only been with this family for 6 weeks and it was a horrible 6 weeks!!! I lived outside and was seldom fed! When I arrived at the shelter I was scared and hungry. The shelter immediately called HHGDR who set up a transport the same night. When I arrived at the rescue I was weighed, I only weigh 107 pounds! I am a big boned and very tall boy and the rescue feels I am at least 50 pounds underweight. I am being fed every couple hours so that I do not get sick or bloat. I know the amount of food I am being fed each time is very small but it Grandma says as soon as I can tolerate more I will get more!

Update December 24: Today was a great day!! Grandma gave me a bath, cleaned my ears and cut my nails!! I feel like a new boy!! I was so filthy that Grandma teased me that I lost another 10 pounds! I also got on the scale, I now weigh 110.8 pounds. Funny what being fed will do for a boy!! The other dogs keep talking about Santa Claus coming and bringing them gifts,  Justice and I told them to be thankful that they had food, shelter, soft beds and love! We both agree Santa already came for us! Well my belly is full, I am clean now and I am really sleepy I think I will take a nap!!
Update December 25: I cannot thank Santa and his Elves enough for all the wonderful presents I received this morning! I really did not expect or need anything more then what the rescue had already given me but I must say I felt like a Great Dane again! I received a new big soft bed and a stocking of my very own filled with treats and biscuits. I got toys, chews and bones! Everyone was teasing me because after I played with my stuff they said I had a bounce to my step. I guess I did I am so happy today! I feel so loved something I do not remember feeling before. Just 3 days ago I was starving and not wanting to go on NOW I am happy and loved. Thank you Santa and all your elves for making my life extra special! I also want to thank the Franklin County Animal Shelter for caring enough to call HHGDR and a very special thank you to Charlie for picking me up and bringing me to the rescue. Without all of you I would not have known the real meaning of happiness and Christmas! 
Update December 30: Well Justice isn't the only one that gets to brag today! I now weigh 114 pounds!! Not bad a pound a day!!
Update January 6: I continue to gain weight at a good rate! I now weigh 125.0 pounds!! Grandma is proud of me because I have no food aggression and am so loveable! She promises to take new pictures of me soon so you can see how much I have gained! I only need to gain another 35 pound or so and then you won't see my ribs!!
Update January 15: I just love when I get to get on the scale to show how much weight I have gained!! Today I weighted 129.0 pounds!! Okay NOT a huge gain since last week but hey that is 22 pounds since I arrived at the rescue 24 days ago!! Below are some updated pictures so you can see my improvement!!
Update January 22: I continue to gain, I now weigh 133.8 pounds!!Update February 5: I now weigh 144 pounds and I feel better every day! Unfortunately last time I posted an update I got dog biscuits and drool on the keyboard so now I have sneak to use the computer. Grandma was none to happy with me!!
Update March 5: Sorry I have not written recently but things have been hectic at the rescue and I have been trying to help Grandma as much as possible. I continue to gain weight and boy do I LOVE to eat!! I now weigh 158 pounds!! I have gained 51 pounds since I have been here at the rescue and Grandma says I still have more weight to gain!! I go this coming Tuesday to be neutered. It will not be much longer till I am ready for adoption!!
Update March 15: I had a major set back today. I had not been feeling well for the last few days so first the rescue had blood work ran but when that showed nothing it was decided I would have x-rays. Today the x-rays showed foreign objects in my stomach so I was rushed into surgery and they removed 5 metal disks. They measure 1.5 inches in diameter and are 16th of an inch thick. Apparently I ate them many months ago and they laid in my stomach not causing problems till I was neutered. they are assuming that when I laid on my back during surgery that this got them moving around in my stomach and making me ill.

Update March 27: Sorry I did not post an update but I was sick for quite a bit after my surgery and I just last week started feeling better. I am now back to gaining weight so I can get ready for adoption. I lost quite a bit of weight when I got sick, I weigh 141.6 pounds now.  I will try to post weekly updates again on my weight!
Update April 14: Well I guess I sorta forgot to post my updates but I had to concentrate on getting well and gaining my weight back!! I am NOW ready for adoption!! BTW, I weigh 161.4 pounds!!!

Update April 20:  Grandma received a package in the mail and in it besides things the rescue can turn into money she found a RagDog. The nice person made RagDog for a needy Dane at the rescue well I may not be the most needy but when I saw RagDog I decided it was mine to keep!!  Scroll down to view the pics of me with my new RagDog!

Please if you can spare a few dollars to help the Rescue to help me it would be greatly appreciated.  As you can see from my emaciated body, I have a long road to recovery and add on the surgery to remove the metal disk and well I have cost the rescue thousands of dollars. Thanks, Dillon

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Date of Birth: 6/2003
Description: male, harlequin, cropped ears


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