My dad purchased me from a backyard breeder that
refused to take me back. So dad released me to Harlequin Haven when mom
left us and he had no where to go with me. Dad was a long distance truck
driver and unfortunately I was to big to ride in the cab of the truck,
although he wanted to try the company he worked for said no!
I am deaf and also have had
HOD. My right
front leg is extremely deformed. Within minutes of me arriving at the
rescue, my new Grandma made an appointment for me to see the orthopedic
surgeon on Wednesday to find out what can be done to repair my leg. She
has already told me it is not cheap and that we will have to fundraise
to try to raise the money for a surgery.
great part about coming to the rescue, besides to hopefully get my leg fixed is I
have found one of my litter mates!! Sapphire is
believed to be my sister and has told
me how great the rescue is and has been to her!! Below is a picture of
Update June 22:
I went to see the Orthopedic surgeon today and he said he can repair my
leg but that it will never be perfect. There has already been too much
damage with the HOD and the length of time that has passed but he said
it will be greatly improved. My surgery is scheduled for next
Tuesday. Now I only have to come up with $2500. Can you help me by
donating a few dollars?? I promise to be good and repay all that donate
to me with plenty of doggie kisses!!! Please help me to have a more
normal life so I can run and play just like Sapphire!!!
Update: I now only need $2470
Update June 23:
I now only need $2400, Thank you to all that have donated!!!
Update June 26:
Please can someone donate towards my surgery? Grandma told me that
without at least half of the money donated my surgery will be canceled.
She said the rescue just can not afford that much money right now! She
told me that up till a few months ago we had over half of our dog food
donated and now the rescue is having to buy the food and with this
economy there is just not enough money. Please help me I still need
Thank you, to all that have donated money towards my surgery!! I now
only need $2130
Update June 27:
GREAT NEWS!!! Right as Grandma was going to cancel my
surgery appointment a wonderful donor donated $900 which gives me half
of the cost of my surgery. The rest will go on the rescues credit card!!
THANK YOU so very much!! Now I will need to raise enough money to pay
off the balance on the credit card before we have to order more dog
food!! I promise to have Grandma let you know how the surgery goes
Update June 28:
Trey had his surgery and is recovering at this time. His tendons were
encapsulated in bone which made his surgery a bit more difficult but
overall the Orthopedic surgeon thinks all went very well. He will come
home tomorrow if all goes well this evening. Thanks to all that have
donated towards Trey's surgery we could not have done it without you. He
now only needs $1100.
Update June 30:
Sorry I did not let you know how I was doing, but I was just enjoying
being home and my new leg!! I did not think my leg would look so great!
Check out my new pictures below! Thanks to all that have donated so I
can have a normal life and leg!! Now to just pay off the credit card!
Update July 1:
Life is good and I am enjoying all the added attention I am getting!
Last night I accidently got my bandage on my paw wet and I immediately
got to go for a ride back to the vet! Everyone hovered over me like I
was a king or something!! I got a new bandage and then got to go back
home!! I was happy as a bug in a rug but Grandma was kinda grumpy!! She
kept saying she needed to be in bed and not driving me around in the
middle of the night!! About an hour after we got home she woke me up to
tell me it was breakfast time!! Life is grand! Of course that trip back
to the vet cost another $158 but hey I had fun!!! BTW, I want to thank
all that have donated to my medical fund I now need $1138. Guess I kinda
went in the wrong direction didn't I? But I had fun, doesn't that count
Update July 3:
I love it here at the rescue!! I got to go for 2 more late night car
rides to the emergency clinic to have my leg re-bandaged!! I got my
bandage wet again Friday & Saturday night and since it has to be kept
dry, well you get the picture. The ER people are great they hug and hold
me really tightly giving me kisses while the vet changes the bandage.
Grandma sure doesn't seem to like the nightly car rides though. I wanted
to update you all yesterday because I love playing on the computer too,
but Grandma said I was grounded. She is sleeping now so what she doesn't
know won't hurt her!! On Friday night the vet was really kind and did
not charge us but she too was a bit grumpy last night and charged
Grandma $104 for the bandage change. I think that is a bargain for all
the hugs and kisses I am getting! Of course NOW my bill is at $1242.
Grandma says I need a 24 hour babysitter to watch my bandage but I think
I need more hugs and kisses! Oops she just woke up so I gotta go; hope
she doesn't see the slobber on the keyboard!!
Update: Well Grandma found the slobber and knew
it was me so she told me since I am so chatty I best own up to what I
have been doing causing the late night trips to the ER. She says I am a
spoiled brat, but I am arguing I am a love bug! On Thursday night I had
an accident and pottied in my crate and well instead of viewing the trip
to the ER as a bad thing I found it to be rewarding. I mean really, all
that extra loving! So then Friday night I dumped my water and now she
has taken my water away when I am not being watched. Well Saturday I got
bored so since I could not dump the water I decided to potty again and
sure enough we went back to the ER. She says that is not a smart thing
to do but hey it got the results I wanted!! The ER vet and Grandma did
tell me that if my leg got infected that I would be in big trouble that
I was not a candidate for an amputation, since I had HOD my other legs
are not strong enough. Yes I sorta listened but I am a love bug and a
puppy!! I promised her I would try harder to be a good boy. Oh before I
forget I now have an appointment scheduled with the Orthopedic surgeon
to recheck and re-bandage my leg on Tuesday. This was not planned but
since the ER vets had to change it 3 times so far they felt that the
surgeon should check it out and make sure all is still okay. Oops almost
forgot I also had my picture taken again, check it out below!!!
Update July 4:
Grandma is so proud of me!!! I did not get my paw wet last night so we
did not make a trip to the ER!!! She gave me extra hugs and kisses for
being a good boy!! Of course she did call for back up yesterday! She
said she was too old and tired to keep up with me and Gianna, Ghianti,
Myles and all the rest. So Auntie D and her family are helping with all
my potty runs and keeping me entertained in between. It sure is nice
having all this attention and extra loving! Yep I am special!
Update July 6:
Sorry for no update yesterday but I was too busy asking for more
loving!! I went to see the orthopedic surgeon yesterday to get my
bandage redone and will go again tomorrow and hopefully will get some of
the bandage removed. I have been a good boy and have not gotten my
bandage wet anymore of course it has helped that Auntie D and her family
are trying to keep me extra busy!! Oh well time for more attention so I
Update July 7:
Great news!! The bandage is off!! Of course NOW my exercise is even more
limited since I do not have the braces on my leg, but it still feels
great to not have that bandage on any longer!!! The surgeon said that so
far so good! I go back at the end of July or first of August for a
recheck!! I will try to talk Grandma into taking a picture soon.
Update July 10:
I finally got Grandma to take a picture of my leg so you could see how
great it looks!!! Scroll down to see it!!! I also wanted to give you an
update I now only need $1207 to cover my surgery cost!!
Update July 17:
Not much happening to write about! I am trying to be good and just rest
so my leg heals so bottom line is I am bored! Yes I have toys but still
knowing the other dogs are running and playing it sure is hard!! Oh well
only a few more weeks before my next check up!! I know it will be worth
Update July 24:
I go this coming Thursday for my 5 week checkup and I can not wait!! I
just hope that I will soon be released so I can run, jump and play just
like the others!! My sister Sapphire was adopted yesterday and I will
miss seeing her but I am very happy for her!! Also I now only need $1107
to pay for my surgery!!! Well I guess I will take another nap till lunch
time, this sure is boring!
Update July 31: I
went to the Orthopedic surgeon on Thursday and I have to go back and see
him in 6 more weeks!! I was really hoping I would be released soon but
he said no that I need more crate rest!! This is really boring!!!
Update August 28:
Only another 10 days till I visit the Orthopedic surgeon and hopefully
will be released for adoption!! I can not wait!!
Update September 8:
I am now ready for adoption. My leg is not as perfect as all had
hoped but I told them it works fine for me! I just want my forever
home!! Update November 5:
Sorry I have not updated you lately but I have been very busy playing
with my friends!! I love running and playing!! Grandma even took some
new pictures of me and I have posted them below!! I especially love the
last one but Grandma told me I had to stand still for at least one or
two!! BTW, Kylee did not catch me!
Update May 20: Well
I am still waiting for my forever home. No one wants me because my legs
are not straight!! Please don't judge me by my legs, I am able to run,
jump and play just like other dogs!! I am a very sweet and loving boy
and would love a family to love me as much as I promise to love them!!!
June 17: Okay well showing pictures of me running did
not help me find my forever home so maybe pictures of me sitting and
being good will help! Ya know I get that people want the perfect dog but
HEY are you perfect??? Do you know that more people email and call
about Einstein then they do me??? Really people!!!!!!!! I am not perfect
but I will bet you that I will give you more love and happiness then
dumb stuffed Einstein!! Plus I give kisses!!!Check out my pictures
Update October 20: I
thought I had found my forever home but I was wrong! I have been with
other dogs all my life and to be an only dog was way too much for me and
my almost family. Of course it did not help that I did not like their
vet and the vet did not like me!! I want a home with another dog so I do
not get scared and lonely when my owners leave. I promise I can be a
very good boy!!!
Please can you spare a
few dollars to help the Rescue continue to help me and other Danes like
me? It would be greatly appreciated. Without the Rescue who knows
where we would have ended up!!
Date of Birth: 2/1/2010 Breeder: Alan Drake
Description: male, merle mantle, natural ears,
HHGDR Suggests: Obedience Class, crate - Must have hearing dog
Good With: Dogs, Adults, Children, Cats