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Great Dane (short coat)  : :  Male (neutered)  : :  Young

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About Otto

  • Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
  • Adoption Fee: $500
  • Species: Dog
  • General Color: Black with White
  • Color: Mantle Dane
  • Current Size: 137 Pounds
  • Current Age: 2 Years 3 Months (best estimate)
  • Location: Florence NJ 08518



Otto is a very regal and handsome 2 year old Mantle Great Dane who is ready to learn about what a wonderful the place the world can be.  When Otto first arrived at his foster's, he was untrained and uncomfortable being indoors - likely because it was new to him.  Since then, he has definitely made progress.  Otto is a big scaredy cat when it comes to a lot of things, but is getting braver with time as he gets used to his new environment.  Baby steps. :)  Although Otto is not necessarily treat motivated, he LOVES dinner time!  And he's recently been learning how to play with other dogs and toys.  It's like a whole new world... ;)

Likes:  Otto loves long walks.  The longer, the better.  And dinner.  He LOVES dinner!

Dislikes: Sudden noises/movements and loud sounds.

Personality: Shy/timid.  This may change over time as he becomes more comfortable with his surroundings.

Temperament: Mellow, calm, and nervous.

Energy Level: Moderate

Favorite Activities: Long walks and face rubs/rubdowns.  

Good with cats, dogs, and kids (over age 6)? Cats - unsure. Dogs - yes. Kids - over age 13.

Not good with: Small spaces and lots of people at one time.  Otto can get overwhelmed in these two situations.  Again, with time and training this may improve.

House trained: Yes!

Crate trained? No

Requires a fenced yard (physical and/or invisible fence)?  Yes.  

Walks well on a leash? Yes, Otto is pretty good on a leash and is getting better every day.  He does enjoy his walks!

Challenges: Warming up to strangers.  Currently he is still learning to acclimate to the world around him, which is MUCH different than where he came from.  Once he learns to trust humans and open up we may see a whole different side of this handsome guy.

Medical Issues: None

What would be the best kind of home for Otto?  Otto would do best with a patient family who is willing to work with him and build a trusting relationship with him.  He needs people to show him how great the world is and all that it has to offer - toys, treats, car rides, walks, parks, games, cuddles, ice cubes, pets, more cuddles, and all the joys of life that he has missed out on. We guarantee you he is worth the time!


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.

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.

For additional information please review our FAQs or contact

**PA Kennel License: 05845

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