A Great Dane named Little Bill is available for adoption at Best Friends Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah...

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Little Bill

Breed: Great Dane / Belgian Shepherd Malinois / Mixed (short coat)
Primary Breed: Great Dane
Secondary Breed: Belgian Shepherd Malinois
Age: Adult
Size: X-Large
Color: Brown/Chocolate
Sex: Male

Special Criteria What does this mean?
Sanctuary visit required
Prefers no dogs

Sweet Little Bill loves to cuddle and to get belly rubs. A devoted companion, he genuinely wants to spend as much time with his people as he can. He has anxiety and behavioral challenges that need to be carefully managed, especially given his large size. Little Bill can jump fences and is strong enough to easily pull an able-bodied adult down if he tries to bolt while on a leash. He has shown aggression toward other dogs (both large and small) and toward cats, so he can't live with either of them. Born in 2014, Little Bill takes prescription medications for both anxiety and joint health. He also does physical therapy at the Sanctuary. Dogtown caregivers and trainers are working with him to help him learn to stay calm. Besides doing a lot of training work, he is learning to do nose work, a fun scent and searching sport. Little Bill is looking for a special person who understands his anxiety and who will be dedicated to helping him successfully work through it. Because he is so strong, his ideal home would be one where he can be walked by two people whenever he's out on a leash.

Sanctuary Visit Required

These animals require that the potential adopter come and meet them at our Sanctuary in Kanab, UT.

Available for Sleepover

This animal is available for an overnight outing. If you are staying in a hotel, check in advance to make sure they allow dogs or cats.

Adoption Pending

There is a pending adoption application for this animal. Sometimes adoptions often fall through so please keep checking.

No Dogs

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without dogs.

No Cats

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without cats and other small pets.

Special Needs

This animal has a special medical, physical, or behavioral need. Many times these are minor so please fill out the adoption survey and the adoption specialists will contact you with more information about any animals you are interested in.


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