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From: tmiranda2@verizon.net
Date: Apr 28, 2016

Hi Linda this is Tina Miranda, we spoke yesterday about the Dane I'm fostering, Kobe. Here's his story....

I live on a farm, therefore I become the dumping ground for anyone that has an animal they no longer want. Kobe came from a man I have know for 24 yrs. I was doing him a favor by fostering Kobe. The story I got was that he & his wife divorced, she wanted nothing to do w Kobe, he worked 12 hour days & his son was going to college & poor Kobe was locked in a house all day & they were simply looking for a better life for him. I have no idea if this is a true story or not. After the dog was brought to my house, this man I've know for 24 yrs, has not returned my texts, phone calls & he doesn't live at the address I have listed for him. Safe to say he dumped Kobe.
I have had Kobe 1 month now.

Kobe is a 3 yr old ( born: 3/24/13), Male, Harlequin Great Dane. He is 133 lbs & stands 6'2 on his hind legs. He is neutered, fully vetted, UTD on all shots, microchipped & on Trifexis monthly prevention. I took him to my vet last Fri & had his worm tests, rabies & nails trimmed. Kobe is also leash trained & knows basic commands with hand signals.
His behavior has changed greatly. The day Kobe was dumped off, he was scared & anxious. He paced constantly. It took a full week for him to settle in. There are 13 dogs, in total on my farm. Kobe did well with everyone of them. There are 2 that don't care for him, an old female Bassett & a very old shepherd mix. They are intimidated by his size & rightfully so. He has a monstrous, deep bark & he is playful & when he opens up & runs, he will mow a smaller dog over. Nothing aggressive, he's just HUGE. I also have horses, ponies, chickens, cats & ducks. He cares nothing about any of them. Squirrels however, he is on a mission to rid the world of! He is a typical Dane in the sense that he sweeps the counter tops & loves to curl up anywhere beside me. He is simply wonderful. He has one negative. He is friendly & happy with people.... Except when it's someone standing between him & a door or him & a fence. He is protective/ territorial & lets them know they are not welcome. If I allow someone in the yard or house, then he accepts them, and moves along. When I took him to the vet last Friday, he jumped in the back seat of my car & rode like a gentleman. When we arrived, he was perfect, allowed the vet & techs to handle him, 0 problems. Kobe is a great dog, he needs someone loving, that has time for him & a yard he can run in. All he wants is love & food!! Please help me find Kobe a forever home. Thank you so much.

Tina Miranda


From: gsellers1245@gmail.com
Date: Mar 1, 2016

Male, blue merle, fixed. He is 6 years old and will be 7 on July 28th. He has early stages of hip displasia, has thunderstorm anxiety, and is very lovable. I can't financially support him after I get divorced which is why I am trying to find a home for him. His name is Bull Dozer, aka Dozer.

November 4, 2015
Gracie is a 5 year old female blue merle, with cropped ears. She is good with small dogs. Housebroken and very sweet.


A note from Linda Drag
July 3, 2015

I'm terribly sorry for the delay in responding to all of you that are interested in adopting, but I have been spending most of my time down in Fort Lauderdale taking care of my father who was dying from pancreatic cancer. My mother has Alzheimer's and he was her care giver. She is very angry, confused and combative. My emotional and physical energies have been focused on them and cleaning out their house. 75 years of memories is very heart wrenching.

Adoptions and intakes are currently on hold while we try to regroup and get back on track. I hope you find the perfect life long companion for you and your family.

The people that have given me their personal info and pictures of their dogs to place on the website can be contacted directly.

Take care,

Zoe is a 14 month old black female. She loves the dog park and is great with kids (as pictured!) Owner gave her up due to heavy work schedule and no free time.

Jack is a 2 year old black Dane. He is good with kids, cats, and dogs. His owner couldn't keep him, so he is living in a foster home right now.

Nicky is a three year old black boy with white feet and chest. He has natural ears. He is available because his owners got divorced. He is very thin but very tall with a blocky huge head. No other dogs. He says they taste good!
Sadie is a three year old black female. Her owner didn't want her anymore. She is very shy. Not good with kids. Good with dogs and cats.
Dakota 1-1/2 year old brindle male with natural ears. He is an active boy with a spring loaded rear end! He us very sweet and does well with other dogs. Former owner did not want him anymore.

Moose is a 14 month old black male with natural ears. He was given up by his owner because of he was too large and she couldn't handle him anymore.  He was living with several other dogs.  He is very sweet and very wonderful. Would love to keep him myself!  He is just a big goof!

Shiloh is a 10 month old black boy with natural ears. We have him as a result of a drug raid by the police.  He was kept in a tiny kennel.  Does not get along with all dogs, but is very nice.
Fiona was one the dogs rescued from the Polk seizure in Lakeland.  She is the littermate sister of Arrrgyle.  She is very sweet and a little shy.  She had to have most of her tail amputated because of a deep bone infection.  She loves other dogs.
Puppy Mill Rescue 11. Royce. 117lbs 18 month old black male. White chest and feet, severe mange, open sores on muzzle, major hair loss, swollen back legs. Shy, quiet, does not approach.

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