Flint Great Dane Young Male in Blaine, Minnesota

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Hi! My name is Flint. But you can call me Flinty or Flinty Doo!I’m 1.5 years old and neutered (whatever that means).I’m a special guy looking for a special home for the New Year! You see, I have what the doctor says is neurological brain disease. This means I’m kind of wobbly and have trouble seeing. They say my eyes work but everything is moving in my world because I have nystagmus in my eyes. Because of this eyesight impairment I cannot navigate stairs on my own. I can figure my way up but I’m not very graceful and cannot come down on my own. My foster parents say that a home without stairs or with only a couple of stairs going outside is a must for me. I am your typical “velcro dane” I want to be where my people are at all times. Unless there is food - food trumps everything! Speaking of food, since I rely more on my nose and ears because my eyes aren’t the best I am SUPER good at sniffing out all the yummy snacks on the counter. Oh, and ovens are my favorite. Even though my Foster Mom shrieks and claps her hands when I try to check it out. Because I like to live life on the edge and seek out danger, a kennel is a must as well. I love to hang out in there while the humans cook the yummy food. They even give me bully sticks and other snacks to keep me busy in there. I’m kind of an anxious guy. We don’t know if it’s because of the trouble I have seeing but I like to walk around the house - - a lot. I do love a good snuggle and nap on the couch though!Since I can’t see very great I’m not much of a toy player but I love to play with humans. Hopefully my forever humans will be ok with me slobbering their arms and hands up while playing. It’s my favorite - I’m super gentle - just slobbery. I am great with dogs and cats alike. Im not much of a player but will play with dogs who like to bounce and play bow. Dogs who bark at me and mouth at me make me nervous so I won’t engage with that. If dogs are too rowdy I would rather relax in my safe spot - my kennel. Similarly, a home without unpredictable children is required. I don’t mind meeting children and letting them pet me as long as they talk to me before touching and let me sniff them and don’t scream. That makes me very nervous. I would like a home that can provide routine. If my routine gets screwed up I have an accident since I can’t find the door to tell them I need to potty. But I like to stick to a strict schedule so it’s pretty easy to know when I need to go. Even though I have my special quirks, Foster Mom and Dad are really going to miss me. I am one of the best boys and sweetest fosters they have ever had. Note from Foster--Flint will require a home with zero or very few stairs. Due to his coordination trouble he can slip easily on smooth surfaces so rugs or carpet are great solutions! He loves walks and meeting friends but needs to meet new people slowly. Being approached quickly makes him nervous. After taking a few minutes to get a good sniff in he loves to be pet and has loved all visitors! Due to his eyesight issues he will need a few days to settle into a new home and figure out the layout. He is also on daily anxiety meds that he must continue in his adoptive home. ##1286109##
If you have any questions or would like to adopt Flint, please reach out to the adoption group directly. PetSmart Charities does not facilitate the adoption process. Thank you.

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