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November 10, 2003

Meet Gizmo!

Gizmo is a wonderful little red rough male Griffon, about 7 years old, in good health and about 12 pounds. His ears are nicely cropped and he has a very cute face. Gizmo is very sweet and lovable and will climb in your lap and give you kisses. Gizmo has been neutered, had dental work done to remove a few bad teeth, is up to date on shots and on heartworm preventative.

Gizmo is learning how to be a pampered pet and loving every minute of it. He had a severe case of "dry eye" when he came here and has been treated with drops daily for the last few weeks. His sight is now improving which has made each day a new day of discovery for him. He sees so much better now...and has noticed TV, fans, things on the coffee table for the first time. He's such a little character that he just stands and barks his little gruff bark at anything that he notices for the first time. He's also learning to enjoy playing with toys and with the other dogs. He has discovered the joy of chewing on bones and will gather up quite a pile of them and happily chew for a long time. Every once in a while, he leaps around in circles in the middle of the floor...just out of pure joy at his new life!

Cricket (also shown on this site) and Gizmo came to rescue together and it's probable that they've been together for a long time. They are fond of each other and spend most of their time together. It would be wonderful if they could go to a new home together but it's not absolutely necessary. Cricket is the more independent of the two and pretty much does what she wants to. Gizmo is happy to follow along behind her. Even though he was pretty dependent on Cricket at first, he's now started exploring independently in the last few weeks and now spends quite a bit of time with the other dogs in the house. Read more about Cricket on her page.

Both Cricket and Gizmo were kennel dogs and are just now learning about housebreaking. They are doing very well and now know what you want them to do outside. With some patience on your part, both of them will continue to get better and better. Both are crate trained and do not have accidents in their crate.

Gizmo is located in a foster home in Texas.

If you would like more information, contact Linda McKellar. If you are interested in adoption please fill out our Adoption Application.

Keep in mind that we prefer to place dogs within driving distance of where they are being fostered. If someone from outside the local area is approved for adoption, they must be willing to fly in to get the dog and that can only happen if the dog is stable enough to travel in the cabin with the passenger.

Gizmo and his friend Cricket

May 2, 2004


Gizmo has been Adopted!

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