| F | 55lbs l 1 Y | Great Dane mix | Medium energy | Big but kinda lazy | Very sweet w/ her people | Ok in an apartment | Almost housetrained | Ok with dogs – bigger is better | Gets Zoomies l Not cat tested l No kids l Needs Strong Leadership
Meet KIA! Obviously as a Great Dane mix she’s a bit on the larger size but is actually a pretty great apartment dog because she usually just curls up in a very tiny ball on the couch. She’s also not a high energy dog and is almost lazy at times. Most mornings you need to drag her out of bed for a morning pee because she keeps pushing snooze. One walk per day along with a couple pee breaks and some play time are good for her. When she does play she goes hard for about 10 minutes and then crashes. This doesn't mean she's the easiest dog ever, as she does get "zoomies" which are bursts of play and she actually gets pretty mouthy at times and because of her size can hurt unintentionally. She will need a firm handler to discourage this. As well, her play style is definitely on the rougher side so her ideal playmates are bigger dogs who can handle that style. She may unintentionally trample the little dudes so should be monitored. Say it with us KIA, small dogs are friends, not toys. Generally she’s friendly with other dogs but pretty indifferent. At the park she says a quick hello and then comes back to her humans. KIA is also very affectionate with her people and loves her cuddles during her downtime. She can be shy when meeting new people and definitely needs a proper introduction. She should be allowed to approach first and people should not bend over to greet her as she sees that as an invitation to jump up, which can be surprising/forceful given her size. She does warm up to everyone with time but will need some extra support from her new fam as she continues her socialization – certain situations like people carrying objects still freak her out a bit. She is wary of people with unpredictable movements so should only go to a home with older children (14+) who can remain calm with her. KIA has responded well to basic commands and is generally quiet in the home. She will need support with housetraining so someone with a flexible schedule and patience is key! She’s working on crate training as well and is pretty good about going in there especially if it means she gets a Kong full of peanut butter. She hasn’t been tested with cats. KIA is a super sweet, gentle giant, who will be such a great companion as she continues to grow her confidence. If you’d like to meet her fill out an application to adopt now!