Great Danes on the Drumlin
Our Great Danes are large dogs with huge hearts!! If you know Danes, you will love their typical Dane antics! We adopted Loki as a toddler (!!), in winter 2017 and he gets along great with his sister, our first Dane, Luna, born in 2010. They are a funny pair and perfectly lovely together. Luna the old Dame and Loki the handsome teenager! Our property offers great space to run free through fields, off leash with a corral for times that require containment. LOKI is full of energy and still a curious puppy. Both dogs are very affectionate, social and enjoy company. Experience with big dogs is really important to us. To know a Dane, is to love one! We are looking for overnight dogsitters who can spend days enjoying our home, and our pups, during our occasional vacations. We have 5 grown daughters, and four are locally based in the Toronto area. We have a trusted and local dog walker who can come in during to walk the dogs, as required.
Our Home & Location
Our special home is an original 1857 restored farmhouse that sits proudly atop a drumlin, on 97 acres, with great open outdoor space, and incredible views in every direction. The house is surrounded by a full wrap around porch, two stories, with upstairs bedrooms. Peace and quiet country living, with convenience of a 5 minute drive to the town of Bradford, 40 minutes north of Toronto, and 20 minutes south of Barrie.
Responsibilities & Pets
The family room is where the dogs spend most indoor time, and where they sleep at night. They alternate between the sofa, and really large dog beds. Danes rarely sleep on the bare floor! Every day has a different Dane sleep configuration! There are two lounge chairs where a couple can sit in nicely by themselves without a Dane on the lap! This is also the TV room, and they love watching with you! Loki is a big boy 170lbs, and Luna petite at 120 lbs. They wake quietly and easily and head directly outside from the parlour door, the other side of the house, where they do their business, and come right back in. A morning walk on the property before breakfast is their routine but sometimes pending weather we do adjust! After meals, Great Danes must rest for a minimum 1-2 hours to reduce risk of bloat. They love their morning nap after breakfast. They stay in the gated off family room, both loose, while resting post meal time. A second walk mid afternoon comes next, and meal time again around 5 pm. Two meals a day. They love to hanging around, and being social, inside, or outside on their outdoor beds. They are trained on our invisible fence, inside one acre of the house area of the property. In the evening, they love being with us what ever we are doing. They do bark and lunge at the TV when dogs come on which can be a little frightening! They retire for the night around 10 PM and sleep all night till 8 AM, sometimes later. We are more lenient on weekends but schedules are very important to them, and to us!