Buy a Great Dane and Save Money! LOL!
You might think that owning a Great Dane is expensive, but in actuality, having a Dane in your home can actually save you money. Most people think such a big dog costs a metaphorical arm and leg to feed, but that’s not true. Our two big boys cost less than $10 a week – together – to feed. How can such huge animals eat so little? Danes are lazy pooches! They have slow metabolisms and are real couch potatoes.
Okay, so they’re not expensive to feed, but dog food still costs money. How can buying a Great Dane save you money? Once you learn all the ways that owning a Dane or two are money-saving strategies, you’ll be ready to rush out and find Great Dane puppies for sale or start searching for Great Dane adoption and Great Dane rescues!
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If you have kids around, you might be tempted to buy special kid-size chairs. No need to do so with a Dane in your home! A Great Dane provides the perfect seat for small children. It’s warm, fuzzy, and cozy, and it makes the perfect perch for TV viewing. And since Danes are washable, you won’t have to worry about the kids’ staining the upholstery.
For the most effective entertainment value, I suggest having two or more Great Danes sharing your home. Danes have to be the clowns of the canine world! With the antics of the huge furkids, you can cancel your subscription to cable. The dogs are great at entertaining kids, too, so you’ll save money on those expensive video games and video game systems. Our Danes love playing with the grandkids!
Even an only Dane will be entertaining. I’m convinced that this breed thrives on the sound of human laughter. Just some of the crazy sleeping positions they get in are hilarious, so they’re funny even when they’re asleep!
You’ll have no need for a garbage disposal with a Great Dane around! Ours will eat anything they see us eat: pickles, tomatoes, broccoli, peppermint candy, baked potatoes, etc. You won’t have to worry about getting crumbs on your floor, either. After the grands make a mess eating, we send in the four-legged cleanup crew, and they take care of the problem.
Note: Don’t allow the Danes to eat too much junk food. Great Danes can throw up a huge pile. Of course, if you have two Danes, the other one will eat all the vomit. Problem solved!
Do you have one of those fancy-shmancy alarm systems, where you have to pay a monthly fee for monitoring? Cancel that subscription and tear that sucker out of the wall! You won’t need no steenkin’ alarm with a Great Dane living in your house. The bark of a full grown Great Dane is much louder than some wimpy alarm, and alarms aren’t equipped with 1.5-inch-long canine teeth, either. Most Danes are sweet and harmless, but believe me, they can look and sound terrifying!
And if you’re plagued by uninvited guests – you know, like door-to-door salesmen or pushy religious fanatics – the Danes will put a stop to that, quickly and effectively.
The more Danes you have, the more you can cut your heating costs. These bruisers put off a lot of BTUs. On those cold nights, just snuggle with a couple, and you’ll see what I mean. They’ll sleep as close to you as possible, generously sharing their welcome body heat. There’ll be no chance of your accidentally becoming uncovered during the night, either. In fact, you’ll be trapped in your blanket or comforter, unable to move – kind of like a human burrito.
If you want to stay warm while watching TV, just let the dogs on the couch with you. They’ll be more than happy to plop down on your lap, keeping you nice and toasty.
Yes, Great Danes can provide you and your family with transportation in several ways. For one, small kids can ride the Danes, although saddle breaking one is somewhat of a challenge. (See my hub on this topic.) If you have a wagon, you can make a simple harness for the dog, and it can easily pull kids in the wagon. We did this with one of my former Danes, Ebony, and she happily pulled all three of my little girls around.
If you’re into speed, buy one of those tandem leashes that allow you to walk two dogs at once. Hook up your Danes and throw on a pair of roller skates. Just make sure you get skates with good brakes.
Now that I have two Great Danes, I want hubby to build me a little cart and make a double harness. We live just a block away from a shopping mall, and they’re building a Publix just up the street, too. Think of all the money I could save by not having to buy gas! I wonder if I could get the mall and the grocery store to install hitching posts?
More reasons to buy a Great Dane
After owning many dog breeds, I’ve found that Great Danes are the best dogs you could have. They’re smart, easy to train, sweet, loyal, and beautiful. And as I’m sure you’ve already deduced, Danes are very gentle with children.
If you’re interested, look on the internet for Great Danes for sale, or for Great Dane puppies for sale. There are also plenty of Great Danes for adoption, from animal shelters and Great Dane rescues. Great Dane adoption is a great idea because you’ll be saving two dogs – the one you take home and the one that gets to take its place at the shelter or rescue.
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