5/15/2010 - Pearl was not adopted by the folks considering her - NOT for anything that she did, due to personal issue which arose on the part of the adopters which precluded them adopting her. Poor sweet little Pearlie... I know her home is out there somewhere.
4/26/2010 - Pearl is under consideration for adoption by a nice family (with kids - she LOVES kids!)! More to come!
1/24/2010 - Pearl continues to do well in rescue. She has gone on a few more meet-and-greets, but no one has beeen that special person that Pearl is looking for. Pearl contines to be one of the most loving Danes ever. Pearl is a headstrong girl who does very well in the home environment, but is very exciteable outside of that environment. Pearl is looking for a loving person, who wants a snuggle-bum girl to hang out on the couch and watch a movie with or to sleep in on a rainy morning. She is good with children and other dogs, but can be bossy toward female dogs. She has impecable house manners and does not tear things up or make a mess when left alone in the home. Pearl is looking for that very special home that will provide her with a calm enviroment and will love and understand her for the wonderful girl that she is!
9-13-09 - Pearl is doing well. She seems to be somewhat unlucky, suffering from the 'always a bridesmaid' syndrome, in that folks will be interested in her, but she has never found her permanent home. She is a sweet, sweet girl but has proven somewhat headstrong, in terms of her training. She loves to go for walks, but she requires a gentle leader to prevent her from pulling. She can come across 'bossy' toward other dogs (females, in particular), but settles down quickly, and gets along well with the dogs that she is around after the inital meeting. Her manners in the house are perfect, no accidents and she doesn't chew or tear things up. She is trained to stay behind a baby gate and if you don't want her to sleep in your bed at night (her favorite thing is to curl up in a ball at the foot of my bed at night), you can baby-gate her in a room to herself with a dog bed or sofa. Though she has been crate trained, Pearl cannot be kept in a crate as she injures the tip of her tail because she wags it so hard. Pearl comes across as very energetic and unfocused, but she settles down quickly. She is gentle around children, but care has to be taken if they are playing with her, as she does play enegetically and youger kids could be knocked down. Pearl needs a warm, calm home where she can be loved and appreciated for her many endearing qualities, while being guided with a gentle but firm hand. She will reward that by opening her huge heart to her family and giving lots and lots of kisses.
Pearl is an approximately 4 year-old (give-or-take) female, black Great Dane. She was turned in to the City of Mobile Animal Shelter, along with her sister Soot (now named Roxie by her new family). She is a vivacious and bubbly girl with lots of personality and is very much a typical happy-go-lucky Dane-girl! Pearl did not have a lot of training in her former home, though she was well cared-for physically. She has become more calm while she has been in her foster home, though she will definitely benefit from post-adoptive obedience classes and socialization. She is a very active and excited girl who will fit in well with an active family. She is good around children and loves to snuggle and give kisses! Pearl has an old injury on the tip of her tail that is well-healed up, but care should be taken when crating her so that she does not re-injure it. Pearl is good with other dogs and is curious about cats (but has had limited interaction with them). She has perfect house manners and is one of the most loving Great Danes that I have ever met.
Pearl is house-trained, spayed, current on her vaccinations and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $250.00 and will require a completed application (attached at the bottom of this page), home visit and adoption contract.
Placements will be considered within approximately 50 miles of Mobile, Alabama.
She is indeed a rare Pearl of great value and one which you should meet!
ALEXANDER’S PLACE – Mobile’s GREAT DOG Rescue; Tom Andrews, Rescue Coordinator
PO Box 6214 Mobile AL 36660-0214 email: APMGDRescue@aol.com