Delilah's new home is with a very special family in Washington DC. They originally wanted a small to medium dog and ended up giving Delilah a 100 lb. Great Dane a chance and they fell in love with this gentle giant.
A few years ago I mentioned to my friend that my family wanted a dog. Between kids and work, I had no idea where we would find time to train one, and I wasn’t too keen on bringing a puppy into our newly remodeled house. My friend suggested an adult trained dog from Rolling Meadows Academy. Both of her dogs are from Rolling Meadows, and she is extraordinarily happy with them. I talked it over with my family and contacted Barbara to start the process. Barbara called me back one evening to say she had the perfect dog for us; Delilah, a Great Dane! Honestly, I thought she was joking. My family was 100% in Barbara’s camp, but hearing my hesitation, Barbara suggested we take Delilah for a 2 week trial period. By the end of those 2 weeks, we were all completely in love with Delilah, and I was wondering why I had ever hesitated. First and foremost, Delilah has a very sweet and loving way about her. She is very good with our kids, their friends, and other dogs in the neighborhood, and she is consistently just so happy to see us. Barbara is something of a dog whisperer and selects only good natured dogs for her training program. But I also believe Barbara imparts a bit of her nurturing soul into the dogs she trains. I’ve now met several of Barbara’s dogs, and so I know this is not unique to Delilah. Delilah is also beautifully trained. We are constantly complimented on her behavior when we have her out for walks or in other public venues. And, when guests are in our home, they always remark that they cannot believe how quickly and willingly Delilah responds to voice commands. I am just so glad that Barbara was patient and gave me a chance to say YES to Delilah. Donna P. Shafer