My name is GiGo (Gee Joe)!

Silky Terrier Dog for adoption in Memphis, Tennessee - GiGo (Gee Joe)
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Real Good Dog Rescue

Facts about GiGo (Gee Joe)

  • Breed: Silky Terrier
  • Color: Silver & Tan (Yorkie Colors)
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
Gigo (pronounce GEE JOE, or just “Gee”) is a purebred adult silky terrier who weighs a little under 20 lbs. He is very loving and affectionate and would make a fine pet in a calm, quiet home without other dogs, cats, or children. He is very noble-looking, with the appearance of a handsome show-dog when he trots around the yard.

He is well-house trained – doesn’t “mark” or have potty “accidents” in the house, doesn’t chew the furniture, shoes, or anything else except the toys and chew bones given to him. He doesn’t mind the other dogs in his foster home, but would really prefer to be an only dog so he can be the sole recipient of his human’s attention.

Gigo is considered a “special needs” animal due to physical issues he has as a result of a previous injury. Over a year ago, he was attacked by a larger dog in his home of origin, injuring his hind-end (abdomen, thigh, hip) pretty badly. While he has no external scars, if you try to pick him up in the usual way he acts like it still hurts a lot. If he absolutely must be picked up (rarely), it should be done very carefully with hands placed only under his front arms/chest with no pressure on his hind-end. He much prefers to be led on a leash and enjoys going for walks with his human. He will readily jump into the car to go for a ride. And once he gets to know you, he’ll gladly jump into your lap or on the sofa or bed next to you.

We are seeking an adoptor who preferably has experience handling a dog with history of injury, who understands the limitations on picking him up, and who is willing to respect this requirement to live with this gentle, loving Silky Terrier.

Gee is neutered, up to date on vaccinations, heartworm negative and on preventives for fleas and heartworm. His adoption fee is $150. However, we may consider waiving his adoption fee in order to place him in a home with an owner that will take good care of him.
We adopt dogs from Memphis Animal Shelter when we can. The shelter has an 83% euthanasia rate, one of the highest in the country. Unfortunately, any dog coming from Memphis Animal Shelter, and most other shelters for that matter, will have been in contact with contagious illness. Even though the dogs have been in foster care and appear to be in good health, they may become stressed when changing environments and exhibit signs and symptoms of illness. If you have other pets, they need to be up to date on vaccines before bringing a shelter dog into your home. We will take the adopted animal back, but we are not responsible for your other animal's vet care. We always disclose where the dogs have come from. Please ask for any information about the dogs and exercise due caution if you have immunocompromised animals.

About Real Good Dog Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

We are an all volunteer rescue organization with NO physical facility. We depend on individuals to foster the dogs in their home. The rescue was started by a native Memphian who wanted to do as much as possible to reduce the number of fine pets euthanized annually at our high kill Memphis Animal Shelter. Over the past ten years, we have accepted a lot more found dogs and owner surrendered pets that never had to go to a shelter. We accept what we feel we can live with and find homes for. We can't do nearly enough until spay/neuter laws and responsible pet owners outnumber the irresponsible pet owners.

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Come Meet Our Pets...

We have weekly adoption events in the Memphis,TN area thanks to Hollywood Feed Stores and the Memphis Farmers Market. Our events are always posted on our website, and on the answering machine for our main phone number 901-276-7751

Our Adoption Process...

We have an online adoption application and this starts our process. Locally, we meet the adopter after approving the application to make sure everyone is compatible. For a long distance application to be approved, we rely heavily on a history of past pet care as verified by a veterinarian. Our adoption agreement states that the animal will be treated as a family member, given all necessary wellness care and emergency care and that if you are no longer able to care for the pet, you will notify the director of Real Good Dog Rescue about your need to rehome the pet.