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.
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