November 10, 2003
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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