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GiGi Mae is as sweet and loving a dog as you will ever find. We aren’t sure why but GiGi Mae simply does not like other dogs. She was adopted from UYR into a home where she was very loved. The only problem was that there was another small dog in the home who was also very sweet and also GiGi’s size. We thought that over time this arrangement would work out. Her family tried EVERYTHING to make the new family dynamic work…….but GiGi Mae would not have it. Multiple animal behavior experts were brought in to work with GiGi, her fur-sibling and the family. This went on for MANY MONTHS during which various techniques, medication, etc. were all tried and ALL FAILED. GiGi Mae had the final say which was “No Way! I must be the only dog princess that I was destined to be!” For this reason, she is back in her foster home and we are once again on the search to find this precious girl her PERFECT FOREVER HOME.
GiGi Mae came to UYR last Spring when her elderly owner was no longer able to care for her. She was surrendered to a local shelter. At that time, GiGi Mae was suffering from severe chronic ear infections that had left large growths and scars in both ear canals. That were so bad in fact that surgery was needed on both ears to clear the obstructions that had left GiGi Mae functionally deaf. All that is behind her now but we do think that GiGi Mae has at least moderate hearing loss. This may be at least partially responsible for her inability to cohabitate with other dogs. We just don’t know. What we DO know is that GiGi Mae is OVER THE MOON adorable and sweet towards her humans.
GiGi Mae is a young dog who acts much older than her 5 years. She loves to give kisses, get belly rubs and just “hang out” with her person. She loves to sit up high on the back of the couch where she can be “queen of the hill” and see everything that is going on around her. She also loves frequent naps in one of her beds or next to her person. She is not a fan of toys but will play with her person in short bursts when she is in a playful mood. She also loves sleeping in bed with her person near the foot of the bed. She is content to just lounge around, love on her Person, and “ask” for belly rubs by rolling over on her back and looking at you with those precious adoring eyes.
GiGi Mae is perfectly house trained, good on the leash (as long as there are no other dogs around as she will challenge them) and is in good health. She has beautiful pearly white teeth (that were just cleaned by the Dogtor) and will even let you brush them. She has a beautiful honey gold coat and doesn’t mind bath time. GiGi Mae’s perfect home will be one where there are no children no other pets and someone who is home with her most of the time. She also needs someone who can be meticulous about monitoring the health of her ears, inspect and clean them regularly to make sure that her ear infections don’t reoccur. For this, GiGi Mae will reward you with endless kisses and become your new furry “shadow” as she follows you around the home.
If you think you are GiGi Mae's "Perfect Person" then apply to adopt her today or email her foster Mom at email@example.com for more information.
Updated Bio 1/11/2016 Gigi Mae is 5 year old 10 lb. Yorkie girl being fostered near Nashville TN.
GiGi Mae was actually adopted by United Yorkie Rescue into a wonderful home by a family who wanted her very much and was completely committed to her. The only problem was that no one knew beforehand that GiGi Mae does not like sharing a home with another dog. She initially came from a shelter where her owner turned her in because she needed medical care that they could not afford. Because UYR initially rescued her from a shelter, we did not have the benefit of a long history of her likes, dislikes and behavioral needs. GiGi Mae had a single episode in her foster home where she bit one of her fur siblings, but it was relatively minor and didn’t seem to be a pattern so it was believed to be a passing behavior. When GiGi Mae was adopted, she came to have a fur-sibling in the form of another little Yorkie boy. He was happy to see GiGi but the reverse was not true for her. The first couple of weeks were okay, GiGi just didn’t “warm up” to her fur sibling. But as time passed GiGi’s aloofness turned towards aggression and GiGi Mae was soon snarling and snapping at her fur-sibling. Her new family wanted to help her and immediately reached out for advice to their Vet who recommended a behaviorist. GiGi’s family happily complied and soon had a behaviorist coming to their home to work with her. After a few attempt no progress was made so her family thought they would try a different behaviorist rather than just give up so a second one was hired. Still no change after several visits. They solicited advice from their Vet again who suggested GiGi Mae try medication to help her……still no change. After 8 MONTHS of trying LITERALLY EVERYTHING to get GiGi Mae to accept her fur sibling and on the advice of their Vet, Behaviorist and former Foster Mom the decision was made that it is in GiGi Mae’s best interest to return her to UYR and let them find GiGi Mae a home where she can be an ONLY CHILD. When she is an only dog, she does fine. She has not bitten or shown aggression towards any human, only other dogs. We don’t know why this is the case but some dogs will simply not accept another dog in the home.
GiGi Mae is fully vetted and up to date on all her care so she is available for immediate adoption. She is and can be a VERY SWEET GIRL in a home where she is the ONLY DOG. For this reason and all she has been through, we will consider only ADULTS ONLY homes where GiGi Mae can be an ONLY DOG for the rest of her life. If she can have this type of environment, she is happy as can be, loving, full of kisses and everything is fine. GiGi Mae is perfectly housetrained, loves to get bully rubs and sit around “chillaxing” with her human. She has a BEAUTIFUL silky coat that is a combination of blond, reddish/honey and grey. Her teeth are BEAUTIFUL pearly white and she just had a dental so her kisses are super sweet.
If you are looking for one special girl to make your home complete and HAVE NO OTHER PETS then GiGi Mae may be just the perfect girl for you!
Meet Gigi Mae! She is a 9.5 lb, 5 year old Yorkie girl who is being fostered in Beechgrove TN.
Gigi Mae is a real darling of a pup. Her personality is OVER THE MOON sweet! She came from a home where she had several small dog siblings so she is used to having other dogs around and loves to play. Her owner became too ill to take care of her and her siblings so they all wound up in a shelter. Her siblings were quickly adopted, but because Gigi Mae has a medical issue needing care, the shelter reached out to United Yorkie Rescue for help in getting this baby well and finding her a PAWSOME new forever home.
So what is "wrong" with this little bundle of cuteness? You can't see it from her pictures, but Gigi Mae has lots of "tumor like" overgrowths in her ears that are caused by a combination of allergies and lack of proper ear care. Hers are pretty extreme....to the point that her ear canals are COMPLETELY blocked. Needless to say, her hearing is affected by this, though at this point the Vet doesn't think she will be permanently deaf. As of this time she is on a regimen of oral antibiotics and ear-instilled antibiotic drops and steroids, and we hope that this will produce dramatic results in terms of opening her ear canals. She will return to the Vet in 10 days to assess her progress and then make a decision about what comes next. It is likely that she will need some surgical de-bulking at that point in addition to her current treatment. While we won’t know for sure until next visit WE ARE VERY HOPEFUL that Gigi Mae's condition will be able to be managed with proper ongoing ear hygiene and twice weekly lowdose steroid pills.
More about Gigi Mae…… She JUST LANDED in her foster home 4/26/16 so there is much to learn about her but ONE THING WE KNOW FOR CERTAIN ALREADY is that this pup is OVER THE MOON SWEET! She LOVES playing with her Yorkie foster siblings (though they aren't as excited about this as she is quite yet!). She stole one of their squeaky bunnies and loves to fetch it. Whenever you hold out your hand to her she will IMMEDIATELY roll onto her back as if to say "Belly rub PLEASE" and she gives kisses GALORE! She acts much like a puppy in that she will play hard, then nap, then play hard, then nap. So far, no "mistakes" in the house and she has gone outside to potty every time. She has a BEAUTIFUL silky coat that is a combination of blond, reddish/honey and grey. Her teeth are BEAUTIFUL pearly white and the Vet says she has the prettiest teeth in a 5 year old Yorkie he has ever seen!
We are just fully getting to know her but this girlie is a bundle of PURE LOVE and she will be a FANTASTIC addition to the right forever home. Whoever adopts her must be someone that will take the time to have her professionally groomed, keep constant eye on her ear health with daily checks, and be willing to perform cleaning as well as administer steroid medications to keep things in "check." This girl is SO WORTH IT! Paws crossed that that is YOU! If you think it might be, then head on over and apply to adopt Gigi Mae.
Initial Bio 4/26/2015 Meet Gigi Mae! She is a 9.5 lb, 5 year old Yorkie girl who is being
fostered in Beechgrove TN.
Gigi Mae is a real darling of a pup. Her personality is OVER THE MOON
sweet! She came from a home where she had several small dog siblings so she
is used to having other dogs around and loves to play. Her owner became
too ill to take care of her and her siblings so they all wound up in a
shelter together. Her siblings were quickly adopted but because Gigi Mae
has a medical issue needing care the shelter reached out to United Yorkie
Rescue for help in getting this baby well and finding her a PAWSOME new
So what is "wrong" with this little bundle of cuteness? You can't tell it
from her pictures but we believe she has chronic ear infections that have
left her ear canals almost COMPLETELY blocked. It looks as though she has
tumors growing inside her ears but this is common in dogs that have had
untreated ear infections for a long period of time. We hope that her
condition will be treatable and curable with the proper care. She has not
yet been evaluated by one of our veterinarians but this will happen tomorrow
morning. She JUST LANDED in her foster home so please stay tuned as we
update you on her medical findings.
One thing we know already is that she is a bundle of PURE LOVE and she will
be a FANTASTIC addition to the right forever home. Paws crossed that that
is YOU! If you think it might be, then head on over and apply to adopt Gigi