Star, Dog, Great Dane (short coat)

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Species: 
Dog
Breed: 
Great Dane (short coat)
Primary Breed: 
Great Dane
Gender: 
Female
Home with dogs: 
Yes
Home with cats: 
Yes
Home with kids: 
Yes
House Trained: 
Yes
Age: 
Adult
Special Needs: 
Yes
Spay/neutered: 
Yes
Size: 
X-Large
Vaccinations Up to Date: 
Yes
Color: 
Black with White
Coat Length: 
Short
Pattern: 
Patches
Courtesy: 
No
Found: 
No
Description: 
Please contact Cinnamon (cinnamonelliotte@yahoo.com) for more information about this pet. ***Star is on medical hold until surgery can be performed on her leg and she heals. Estimated cost for Star's surgery is $1500. If you would like to donate to Star's care, please visit our website at www.GreatDaneFriends.com or our main petfinder page at www.greatdanefriends.petfinder.com - no amount is too small!!*** 1/7/10 - Star is a 2 year old female Harlequin female who was rescued from her breeder. Her leg was broken at 5 months and the breeder never had anything done to it and let it heal on it's own. Now at 2 yrs, she has a severely deformed leg. She gets around great on it and she doesn't seem to have any pain but that could change as she ages so will most likely have to have it amputated. Otherwise she is in great health and will also need to be spayed, which will be done prior to adoption. She is great with kids, cats and other dogs although if she is cuddled up on the couch or her bed can be grumpy with other dogs if they approach and want in her space. She has been doing great in her foster home and a very sweet girl and seems to be mostly house trained! Star's adoption fee is $300 1/13/09 - Star has been to the vet. At this point, the best option for Star is to amputate her leg, unfortunately. The damage to her leg is too severe to repair, and leaving her leg will ultimately cause her substantial arthritis and back pain from having carry herself in a way that compensates for not being able to use that leg properly. She also needs to have her teeth cleaned, as they are in bad condition for a dog her age. The bacteria associated with high amounts of plaque and tartar has been linked to heart, liver, and kidney problems if not cared for, and since she's still so young, it's a great time to go ahead and clean them up so that won't be an issue in the future. 1/28/10 - Good news!!! Star was scheduled to be spayed, have her teeth cleaned and have her leg amputated today. The vet called after we dropped her off and it was decided that having the leg removed may do more harm than good. The leg is not causing her any pain now that it is healed and she is using it sort of like a crutch. The vet was afraid that removing the leg may put more strain on her good leg and cause her problems in the future. So, we kept the leg!! She is now spayed and has sparkly clean teeth. If there is anyone out there who wants to adopt a very special girl who had a rough start in life,