Our Gentle Giants

The story of two Floridians and their foster Great Danes

August 11th, 2014

We are one step closer to getting our giant puppies

By Tara

As you may know, we are currently renting our home. Our lease is up in September and while I wanted to move into a “giant dog friendly” house, Christian wanted to renew our lease to save on moving costs. After a few conversations about it, I agreed.

But the universe didn’t!

A week later, we got a letter in the mail: our landlord has decided not to give us the option of renewing our lease. He wants to move back in. Which means…


Christian is super annoyed and upset that we have to move. Not only do we have to spend money on deposits and a truck, we also have to pack, which he abhors.

On the other hand, I was and still am ecstatic. We have a chance to get closer to getting our puppies!

We immediately started house-hunting but since we were 8 weeks away from our lease ending, it was tough to find a place that had a move-in date at least 4 weeks from now. We were about to give up and wait until September when I came across this 2 bedroom 2 bath house 15 minutes away from where we live. They said the house would be available September 1st. I called the woman, rambled for 30 seconds about how “we want a gentle giant puppy we are responsible pet owners I’ve had my dog since she was 8 weeks old she’s 9 now and very well behaved we will give you lots of money oh please oh please oh PLEASE let us get a big puppy!”


She was more than happy to allow us to get a giant puppy.


Not only are they big dog-friendly, the property┬áhas a fenced-in yard. The house is in a good neighborhood. It has a 2 car garage (something we desperately need). And they’re okay with us moving in 2 weeks before our lease is up.

The stars have aligned, guys. It’s time to move onto the next step.