Meet Sheldon. He is a 2 yr old Harlequin dane who needs a very special family. Sheldon was mistreated and has some trust issues. He has completed a board and train situation with Todd Valentine in Virginia Beach.
At this time, Sheldon is adoptable to a family who is willing to be patient, understand that Sheldon is not always a social butterfly (with people) and will continue to work on his socialization. Sheldon is good with other dogs, NO CATS, he has been fine with the ...chickens in the training facility.
Sheldon has a heart of gold once he knows you. He can be with older kids who will respect his space and not force Sheldon to be affectionate. He does loves snuggles and attention, but he has to trust you. Food is the fastest way to this boy's heart. He will not be a dog that can be taken everywhere you go because of that, he needs a family that will work on that slowly and give Sheldon time to gain confidence and become an amazing boy.
Todd will work with the adopting family for a couple of sessions as part of the board and train. This will give the family the basics on what Sheldon needs and how to help him out of his shell. We have also received a generous offer for a donation to pay for 6 sessions (once a week) in home training with a local hampton roads trainer (we have the trainer in mind we are willing to pay for).
This boy is amazing, handsome, and so lovable. Adoption Fee: $300
We are an all volunteer dog rescue organization devoted to helping abandoned or surrendered giant breed dogs in the Virginia area.
The giant breed dogs come to us from various situations: financial reasons, development of allergies, families moving away and unable to take the dog with them, and many more. Some dogs are found as strays with no identification to locate their original family. Occasionally we will rescue dogs from hoarders or from abusive situations. The reason a giant breed dog comes to us is not as important as our mission to take care of the giant breed dogs, ensure they are healthy and find them loving forever homes. They all need our help and we need yours.
If you are interested in adopting a giant breed dog, start by looking at our "Available Dogs"page. They all come from different situations but they all share the desire to be loved and to love back. Our available dogs are just waiting to be by your side and keep your feet warm at night!
We are here to guide you and help you find the right giant breed dog for you and your family. If we don't have your perfect giant breed dog, we can help you with other rescue organizations to find the perfect giant breed for you. We only want to help each giant breed dog find a forever home. We make every effort to ensure the dog will be a perfect match for your family. Please contact us and we'll help narrow down which dogs will be best for you.
Since we are an all volunteer organization with busy lives of our own, the best way to contact us is via email. We will respond as soon as possible, and we hope to hear from you!
If you are interested in learning more about Giant Dogs and some of the concerns, please visit our "Information Links" page.
After looking over our available dogs, please click here to submit an online adoption form through Petasblished. All adoption applications will be reviewed carefully and you will be contacted within 72hrs. Since we are an all volunteer organization with busy lives of our own, the best way to contact us is via email. We will respond as soon as possible, and we hope to hear from you!
If you are looking to surrender your giant breed dog, please contact us.