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.
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
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.