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Mastiff / Great Dane / Mixed (short coat)  : :  Female (spayed)  : :  Young  : :  X-Large

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About Rayna

  • Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
  • Species: Dog
  • General Color: White
  • Color: Patches
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Tail Type: Long
  • Current Size: 110 Pounds
  • Current Age: 2 Years 2 Months (best estimate)
  • Location: Oakton, VA
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Housetrained: Yes

Rayna IS LOCATED IN Oakton, VA

Meet Rayna, a two-year-old Great Dane / Mastiff who was rescued from PA shelter by MTM.

Likes: Rayna loves her woobies/plush toys, dog pillow, running/playing in yard and watching street traffic. She loves to run and play outside in the fenced yard at her foster home, go for walks to visit with the dog walking parade, and snuggling with her toys on her dog pillow.

Dislikes: Rayna current dislikes are garages and stairs.

Personality: (goofy, laid back, playful, etc) Rayna is WHOLE lot of goofy dog, and knows it! She’s playful but not over the top with her energy and she just wants to be lubbed ❤️. Her default is to sit on brakes and avoid whatever she’s doesn’t want to do.  Given she is motivated by affection, i am sure with time her trust will be earned to tackle her remaining fears.  She does want approval over basic needs as she’ll come when called inside, even if she hasn’t done her business. 

Temperament: she’s a big puppy who wants to have fun and hear words of love… some l fears/anxieties have shown ... She is startled relatively easily during walks by unexpected noises, for whatever reason doesn’t like garages etc. Rayna can be stubborn but with patience, wants to learn and be with her people.  

Energy level:  rayna loves to run around and play outside…for all of about 10-15 minutes. She loves her mile and a half walks - gets really excited when he sees her harness and leash come out!

Favorite activities: By far, Raynas favorite pastime involves her plushies, playing outside and watching passersby dog walkers.

Good with small and large dogs, and kids (over 6)?: When introduced to new dogs, she does get easily overwhelmed and overstimulated- especially if they are dominant. After decompression, Rayna easily adjusted to living with her schnoodle brother and will likely do best with a more laid-back canine personality who also likes to puppy play. 

Rayna has not been tested with cats, but she doesn’t show interest in chasing small critters in the yard or on walks. Rayna has been exposed to both younger and older kids.

Not good with: any new dog near her crate, stairs, we’re working on garage fears, socks & shoes (grabs them from laundry room and goes to dog pillow to commence chewing), counter surfing, begging during meal times.

Housetrained: Rayna is mostly housebroken- if foster mom watches her go outside this is much less likely (she’s a two pee-er and one pooper).

Crate trained: Yes! She’s learned to enjoy her crate and while she doesn’t voluntarily go into it when the door is open, she settles down inside for meals and when foster mom is working.  It would be best if it has a view of the street to pass the time.  

Requires a fenced yard (physical fence and/or invisible fence)? Rayna enjoys playing in the fenced yard at her foster home.

Walks well on a leash? When it comes to walking on leash, Rayna has come leaps and bounds with her leash manners.  We are still walking with two leashes (no pull harness and collar) since she tends to hit brakes and pull if startled . She pulls and after assessing situation, words of encouragement and starting momentum in different direction to turn she can be distracted to continuing along.

Challenges: Rayna is still a puppy and needs to learn more basic training and manners to sink in.  She’s very receptive and learns with repetition- has learned to sit, go into crate, go up/down two steps, come, do her’ business’, walk forward on leash without pulling.  Positive words of encouragement make the difference.

Any Medical issues? Rayna eats quite a lot and is filling out her puppy shape.  She seems to be in great health.

What would be the best kind of home? So far, it seems Rayna will benefit most from being adopted by a family who is committed to continuing to provide her with a stable environment, wants to show her affection (and use positive reinforcement for teaching her),  who will enforce basic training, give her an outlet to socialize and enjoy her puppy energy, be patient and respectful of her fears and not rush her to do too much too fast.  


Application Fees, Adoption Donations and Rescue Policy:

Please know that 100% of our fees and donations pay for the costs of rescuing dogs. These include, but are not limited to: pull fees from shelters, veterinary examinations, vaccinations, medications and care, microchips, neuter/spay surgeries, heartworm treatments, behavior evaluations, and foster care, as needed.

Our rescue policy requires the following:

  • Adopters must have their primary residence in one of the following states: Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, and parts of North Carolina.
  • We will not adopt a giant breed dog to homes where the dog will have access to highly varnished hardwood steps inside the home. Any inside steps to which the dog(s) have access, must have carpeting, securely fixed stair treads, or a non-skid surface. We encourage you to remediate potential safety issues while your application is under review, prior to the home visit.
  • Methods or devices using pain or force on the dog to control the dog, or to deter undesirable behavior is prohibited.
  • Applications for giant breed dogs must be submitted by the property owner.
  • Homes with children under 6 years of age will not be approved for adoption.
  • Homes with children should have a fenced yard.
  • Pets currently in the applicant's home must have a history of appropriate veterinary care. Veterinary records will be checked.
  • All references must be checked before any visitation of the dog is permitted at the foster home.
  • All family members must be present during the home visit to the applicant's home.
  • Any dog(s) in the applicant's home must have an introductory meeting with the rescue dog being considered, before any adoption can be completed.
  • Homes with intact dogs will not be approved for adoption. Exceptions to this policy can be found on the Adoptable Dog Page.

For additional information please review our FAQs or contact mastiffstomutts@gmail.com

Mastiffs To Mutts Rescue reserves the right to approve or deny any adoption that occurs through this organization without disclosure.  We reserve the right to make exceptions for special circumstances.

More about Rayna

Good with Dogs, Good with Kids, Does Good in the Car, Leashtrained, Cratetrained, Likes to play with toys, Playful, Affectionate

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