‘Not friendly enough’: Owners dump young Great Dane at crowded shelter

Gonner is a one-year-old Great Dane. On April 10, he was surrendered to the shelter at Carson Animal Care because he was “not friendly enough.” Perhaps it was a mystery to his previous owners that dogs don’t train themselves to become good canine citizens. Sadly his previous family weren’t even responsible enough to have Gonner neutered.

And so he sits in the back of the shelter with no kennel card which means he is not available for adoption from the general public. A volunteer offered the following information:

“GONNER is big and beautiful and his family left him at the shelter because he wasn’t friendly enough. He has that collar over his face, and you can see it’s raw underneath and if you give him a cookie he is extremely gentle and sweet. He needs help fast, he’s in the back with no Kennel Card! He will need someone with experience and someone to give him training.”

The dog’s Pet Harbor listing can be found here. “My name is Gonner and I am described as a neutered male, blue merle Great Dane. The shelter thinks I am about 1 year and 1 month old. I have been at the shelter since Apr 10, 2017.” For more information about this animal, call Los Angeles County Animal Control – Carson at (310) 523-9566. Ask for information about animal ID number A5048803. A Facebook page to follow this boy’s plight can be found here. He must undergo a temperament test which has to be requested in person before the shelter will allow Gonner to be saved.

Share this young dog’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Gonner only has the advocates to help.

(Photo and video of Gonner – dog ” not friendly enough” courtesy of Saving Carson Dogs)

Carson Shelter, Gardena, California
216 Victoria Street, Gardena, California

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