Welcome Bert to the rescue! Big Bert found is way to us after coming into an emergency hospital for a pretty bad femur fracture that happened after rough housing with another large dog. His previous owners were unable to afford the surgery to have his leg repaired and possible euthanasia was on the table. We offered to take Bert in instead. Bert has had his leg repaired and is recovering.
We have learned a lot about Bert while he has been in our care. Bert does get along with other dogs but does play pretty rough. Because of this he needs a home with medium to large breed dogs. He would not do well as an only dog. Bert also does well with cats. He does want to play with them and will sometimes chase them but has not been aggressive. Bert CANNOT go to a home with younger children. He is not aggressive with children but is VERY big and totally unaware of his size. He is about 130 pounds of puppy which means he can be mouthy and jump. We are working on this with him as far as training but we feel it's best he go to a home with children 13 years of age and older. He is potty trained and crate trained. Bert is also a very vocal dog meaning he likes to howl or talk back when you talk to him. It's super funny to see. Bert is not an apartment dog and is not suited for a small home. He needs room to run and a large enough living space for a big boy of this size. A fenced in yard in preferred for Bert but not required. Breed experience with Great Danes or other large breeds is a MUST. Bert would not be suited for a first time dog owner.
Bert has been medically cleared from his femur repair but still walks with a slight limp and has muscle to build back. Future adopters should know this leg will need management and meds moving forward for Bert. He will have early onset arthritis in this leg. This means he will need daily supplements for life. He may also need plate, screw and wire removals in his future.
Bert does have a cherry eye that will be addressed, neutered and gastropexy performed on 4/3/23. Once this is all completed, he can go into a forever home.