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Location: Hanover PA 17331
Name: Barrett
Status: Adopted!
Adoption Fee: $500
Species: Dog
Breed: Great Dane (short coat)
Learn more about the Great Dane.
Sex: Male (neutered)
General Potential Size: X-Large
Current Age: 1 Year 4 Months (best estimate)
Indoor or Outdoor: Indoor Only

Brief description:  Barrett is a 12-month old Great Dane, who is a big, lovable goober! He’s still quite puppy-like and curious about everything, but is very smart and catches on quickly.  Barrett doesn’t quite understand how big he is; he will try to plop his big 115 lb butt right on your lap. He’s very food motivated and will do just about anything you ask to get a treat. He’s a little thin right now, but he’s working on gaining more weight with that appetite of his!

Likes:  Loves, loves, loves attention from his humans. He likes to sit by your feet all day, whether you’re working at your desk or watching TV, he’ll be right there with you. He also loves his toys and will frequently drop them on your lap, complete with some juicy slobber.  Barrett also enjoys playing with his foster brothers and sisters, running in the yard and horsing around, and going for walks.

Dislikes: No dislikes, he is just a happy go-lucky guy.

Personality: Very lovey and clingy to his people, he wants to be your best friend and is eager to please.

Temperament: Chill dude who loves everyone he meets, he’s very much a snuggle bunny.

Energy level: Mostly low-energy. He will get spurts of energy when he wants to play, and other times he is happy with napping next to his humans.

Favorite activities : Walks, playing with toys, napping, getting treats.

Good with cats, dogs, and kids (over 6)?:  Yes, Barrett appears to be friendly with dogs of all sizes. He has been good with his foster siblings, which are a male Cane Corso, a female Cane Corso, and a smaller mixed breed female (even though she doesn’t like him very much because she’s queen bee).  He hasn’t been around any small children, only teenagers, but is friendly to everyone he meets. He is kind of clumsy, so would not recommend kids under 10, as he might accidentally step on their feet or knock them over due to his size.

House trained: Yes, he’ll go to the door when he has to go out.

Crate trained: Yes, he sleeps in the crate at night without any fuss.

Requires a fenced yard (physical fence and/or invisible fence)? Yes, a fenced yard would be best due to his size.

Walks well on a leash?  Yes, very good on a leash, doesn’t pull, and seems indifferent to chaos around him.
Challenges: Will counter surf if not watched closely. But once redirected, he does a good job restraining himself. 

Any Medical issues? No

What would be the best kind of home ? Barrett craves human attention, so he would do best with a family who is home most of the time. He enjoys the company of other dogs, but would also do well in a home without another dog, just as long as he gets to be the center of attention. He does well in the car and is good on a leash, so would be a good travel partner as long as the activity is low-key and not a 5-mile hike.

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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