#299 Danika

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Age: 4 years old
Size: large
Color:
Sex: female
Spay/Neuter: Yes
Activity level: medium
Good with other dogs: most
Good with cats: some
Foster parents: Mary
Sponsor Buddies: Lindsay & Bear; Chad Moody
Yard Fencing: Required

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Danika is a beautiful four year-old female GSD that had been with her original owners from the time she was a young puppy. However, a change in the family’s situation made it so they were no longer about to keep their beloved GSD.  Saddened at the prospect of giving up Danika and wanting to find a good match for her, the family called GSRNE to see if we could help find her a new loving home.

Danika has many individual characteristics that make her unique. One of her most notable characteristics is what her family refers to as her “tracker nose.”  She loves to play a game of “find it” and will retrieve treats from shoes, atop bookshelves, behind lamps, and many other hiding spots. Wherever you hide it, Danika is determined to find it.

Really, though, Danika loves to engage in any type of play. She is enthusiastic about Frisbees and Kongs and will gladly sit and wait on command until you throw the ball to her. She loves opportunities to run and play and has a puppyish quality to her when she is running around the yard with her recently retrieved toy.

Danika is also a true water dog.  She absolutely loves to swim and is happy to take a dip in fresh water or ride the waves at the beach.  And if a daytrip to a local water spot isn’t in the plans, Danika is just as happy to stay home and chase the hose or leap into the path of the garden sprinkler.

Danika has previously been crate trained. While likes to have her crate available as a place of refuge and comfort, she most often has spent nights curled up on her blanket at the foot of her owner’s bed.  The use of a crate in her adoptive home will help her transition into her new space by providing her a familiar space and a place of her own.

Danika is not an overly affectionate dog that lavishes her person with kisses and nose nudges. She is, however, a very loyal dog that is appreciative of attention.  She wants to be with her person at all times, but is not overly demanding of her owners.  Despite her tendency to develop such strong human bonds, Danika has shown no problems with separation anxiety. She does well when left alone in the home or in a vehicle and patiently awaits the return of her human counterparts.

Danika does have some food allergies, but has done very well on foods that do not have wheat or grain.  Her food allergies have been easily managed in the past and potential adopters will need to maintain a consistent diet for her.  She has lived previously with a dog-savvy feline without problems but may be best in a home without cats.  Danika would be happy being the only dog in a household, but would likely do well as a companion for a sociable male.

The ideal home for Danika would be one where she can quickly become part of the everyday household activity. She loves the attention of her people and enjoys regular interaction and activity.  She need not be the center of attention at all times; she is just as happy to join you while you work at your desk or do some gardening in the yard. As long as she can be with you, Danika is a happy dog.

Danika filled the heart of her owners for over four years and was a wonderful pet and companion to them. If you think you have space in your home and your heart for this wonderful girl, please give us a call.

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