Age: 6 years old
Weight: 27 pounds
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Adoption Fee: $400
Miss Gizmo is ready to go home and whoever adopts her is going to be a lucky family!
Gizmo initially came to FBRN due to incontinence and rear end paralysis. She was adopted and with her family for almost a year. She was sadly surrendered back to FBRN as she was unable to gain weight. With good nutrition and TLC, this girl is at her ideal weight and ready to finally go to her forever home.
Gizmo is a happy lady who enjoys playing with the resident dogs and with her human foster sister. This girl loves to chew on bully sticks and Nylabones. On sunny days, she can be found sunbathing and people watching. She’s easy-going and goes with the flow.
Gizmo is crate trained and will go into her crate on her own for naps and to relax. When left alone, she’s put in her crate and does fine.
Gizmo would do best in an environment where someone is home with her all day to snuggle, play, and provide the extra care she needs.
She has very few dislikes; the things she could live without include the vacuum and the hairdryer. She’s not a fan of car rides and gets stressed out in the car. She could potentially be desensitized to this but at this point, she dislikes the car.
Yes, Gizmo requires some extra care, but she is well worth it and is used to the routines required to keep her healthy, clean, and comfortable. She is such a happy girl and just loves her people.
Gizmo’s foster mom has this to say about her: “Gizmo is by far the greatest dog ever. She is so sweet and would make a great addition to any family. Gizmo loves to sunbathe on cooler days and enjoys going for walks in her stroller. She does love to play with both dogs and humans, but enjoys snuggling up on the couch just as much. Gizmo doesn't let her inabilities get in the way of her day to day life, but would love a family that is willing to go above and beyond to make sure her needs are met.”
Do you feel that tug in your heart that says Gizmo is the girl for you? Are you interested in giving her a home where she can thrive and be unconditionally loved? Submit an application for Gizmo and make sure to let us know any experience you have with special needs pets as well as why you’d be the best home for her.
FBRN dogs are in foster care in people's private homes. For the foster families' safety, we do not disclose specific locations, and we don't set up meet and greets prior to applications. For detailed information about the dogs in our care, please read the extensive bios on each dog.
Gizmo suffers from rear end paralysis and is incontinent. She has a cart for supervised use. She must always be carried up and down stairs and must not be allowed to jump off furniture. She has a history of urinary tract and skin infections that must be monitored for recurrence. Gizmo had a dental with extractions in May of 2018.
Gizmo had a growth removed in late January. When the results come back, we will post them here.
Gizmo is allergic to storage mites and other things and must remain on her current diet, which the foster family will tell you about in your interview. She also gets Cytopoint injections--ask your vet about the cost of these monthly shots--and she gets regularly scheduled medicated baths because the allergies she has can cause her skin to break into infections, and the baths help limit the irritation.