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My name is Gabby!

Pug Dog for adoption in Frederick, Maryland - Gabby
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Toy Breeds In Need Rescue

Facts about Gabby

  • Breed: Pug
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 7227764

For more information: www.toybreedsinneed.org 

Available for Adoption or long-term foster placement - MD, DC, Northern VA ONLY

Gabby is an extremely sweet 10 year old female Pug.  Gabby is the kind of gal who is happy to spend her days laying quietly at your feet on next to you on the couch.  She asks for so little.  Some yummy food, a kiss on the forehead, and a belly rub here and there.  Her house manners are excellent and she gets along fabulously with dogs of all ages and sizes.  Gabby is a bigger Pug who weighs around 25 pounds.  Her soft brown eyes cary a beautiful, soulful expression and her quiet personality is nothing short of soothing.  She is a precious gift wrapped up in a beautiful package of creamy fawn fur.  TBIN was asked to help this little girl when her current guardian could not offer her the care she so desperately needed.  When we learned that Gabby had been diagnosed with Diabetes a few weeks prior to them contacting us and had not been receiving any insulin, we knew she needed immediate veterinary attention. Untreated Diabetes is fatal and we knew that Gabby would need a great deal of TLC. Sadly, because Gabby had hyperglycemia (her blood glucose was in the 600-750+ range) she developed ketoacidosis which is a very serious complication of Diabetes.  Thankfully, we caught it in time and after spending a day at the vet hospital, being started on insulin, and receiving tons of love and care, Gabby is now right as rain!  Gabby will need insulin injections twice daily for the rest of her life, however, this is not difficult to do and she does not mind the injections at all (the needle is tiny). As is the case with 75% of all dogs diagnosed with Diabetes, Gabby has gone mostly blind due to cataracts.  She compensates and does extremely well.   Gabby has bonded to her foster Mom and shows some signs of separation anxiety so a home where she is not left for long periods is a must.  She would do well with another dog but, if someone is home and able to give her lots of attention, we think she would be fine as an 'only child', as well.  Gabby is extremely gentle but given her size, we feel a home without young kids would be probably be best (10 and up).  A fenced yard is a must.  Please familiarize yourself with the breed.  Pugs snort, snore, cannot tolerate the heat, and long to be with their people.  If you feel that you have room in your heart and home for Gabby, please complete an : http://www.toybreedsinneed.org/adopt-1.html

About Toy Breeds In Need Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Toy Breeds In Need Rescue (TBIN), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was created with the goal of rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing toy breed dogs in the Maryland area. It is the mission of TBIN to accept toy breed dogs regardless of age or health. TBIN provides necessary and proper veterinary care including altering (spaying/neutering) prior to placement of any and all rescued dogs, and also acts as a hospice for rescued dogs too ill or elderly to be placed in adoptive homes. TBIN uses a blend of both allopathic (traditional) and holistic veterinary medicine to provide a balanced approach to canine wellness. Our belief is that healthy dogs are happy dogs and so we work to support not only the physical body, but also the spirit! All dogs reside in foster homes and are treated as members of our families until their loving forever home is found. It is further a goal of this organization to act as an educational resource for both our adoptive families, as well as other canine guardians who are interested in learning about alternative medicine, species appropriate food, and holistic care for their four-legged family members.

Our Adoption Process...

If you are interested in welcoming one of TBIN's dogs in to your family, the first step is to complete our adoption application, which can be found on our website: http://toybreedsinneed.org/adopt-1.html

Prior to completing the application, please read the following information carefully.

Adoption requirements and guidelines:

All dogs are spayed and neutered prior to being adopted.
All dogs in the applicant’s home must be spayed or neutered. The only permissible exception would be for dogs who have a compelling medical issue that prohibits them from being altered (and this will be verified with your veterinarian).
All members of the household must be in agreement to adopt a rescued dog. TBIN does not adopt dogs as gifts.
TBIN does not adopt to families with children under the age of 8. While we realize that many families wish to allow their children to grow up with a dog, toy breeds are often not the best match for young children. They are small, fragile, some are nervous, or even nippy. For the comfort of our dogs and the safety of young kids, we regret that there can be no exceptions.
We do not require that you have previously shared your life with a dog, however, preference is given to applicants that have (and can provide a veterinary reference).
In an effort to save time, please ensure that you have given your veterinarian your consent to release information to Toy Breeds In Need Rescue.
TBIN requires adopters to stay in touch with us for the life of the dog. We want our adopters to become members of our extended family and want to ensure that the placement continues to be a success for both canine and human alike.
Adoption fees must be paid in full at the time of the adoption.
TBIN dogs are cared for in a holistic manner and as such, we do ask that our adopters be willing to continue a similar level of care including, but not limited to, feeding a high quality, nutritious food, minimal vaccinations, and utilizing positive based training methods. This will be discussed with you during the prescreen interview, and handouts will be provided to our adopters. In addition, we offer support to adoptive families for the life of the dog and are always available to answer questions or provide guidance.

We ask that you please be certain that you are prepared to make the lifelong commitment that comes with adopting a dog (for toy breeds, this could be as long as 20 years). Please be honest with yourself (and us!) about your schedule, your abilities, and your willingness to care for a dog for his or her entire life. We also ask that if you are applying for a specific breed of dog that you research the breed carefully. Toy breeds are known for having a wide array of health issues, which can be costly. Please be sure that the dog you are interested in is a realistic fit for you and your lifestyle.

While some potential adopters may wonder why rescues are so strict when seeking a forever home for a homeless dog, we ask that you please understand that we have personally made a lifelong commitment to every dog in our care, and this is something we take very seriously. These dogs have already lost at least one home and so we feel it is our duty to rigorously screen adopters to ensure that the next move that one of our dogs makes, is to his or her forever home.

Please note that completing an adoption application in no way guarantees that you will be permitted to adopt a TBIN dog. TBIN reserves the right to refuse any application, at any time, for any reason. That said, TBIN pledges to give each adoption application received fair and ample consideration. Our goal is to match deserving dogs with loving homes. While the adoption process may seem lengthy, it is well worth it!

Though we try to respond as quickly as possible, please allow a minimum of 3-5 days for a response. We are all volunteers who are working very hard to save these wonderful dogs. We have demanding jobs, families, and dogs of our own to care for. Your patience is greatly appreciated.

What to expect from the adoption process:

Once your application is received, one of our volunteers will begin the approval process by conducting a veterinary or personal reference check.
If the reference check is successful, the next step is the prescreen interview. This is a telephone call that typically lasts a minimum of 45 minutes. It gives us the opportunity to get to know you better, to better understand what you are looking for in a canine companion, and to answer any questions you may have.
If the prescreen interview goes well and both the applicant and TBIN wish to continue the screening process, you will be contacted by a volunteer to schedule your home visit.
It is only after the successful completion of these steps that an applicant is eligible to be considered approved to adopt.
All decisions regarding application approval and placement of TBIN dogs are made solely by TBIN. ​