Gio is used to living in a home. He's house trained and crate trained, and gets along with just about everyone - other dogs, children, and even kitties!
He is cautious of men when he first meets them. He bonded with Kelly quickly, and is feeling more safe and secure with Ray with each passing day. After only about two weeks he is comfortable giving Ray kisses and rolling over for a good belly scratch. YAY GIO!
Clearly from these pictures he is enjoying himself - both relaxing indoors, and out of doors with one of Ray's personal dogs, Hammie.
Gio has considerable arthritis in his hind legs as well as old injuries to his rear ACLs. He saw our vet recently, who evaluated the condition and recommended that it be treated medically with periodic re-evaluations. He is taking anti-inflammatory medication, as well as a glucosamine supplement and is doing well with that medical support.
That being said, Gio still needs exercise and our vet feels that with a moderate increase in exercise and resulting better muscle tone, his ease of movement may improve considerably.
Gio is a big guy :) He is learning to walk nicely on a leash and getting a brush up course in good doggy manners.
He'll need a little more time to relax in his foster home before we finalize an adoption. However, we are currently accepting adoption applications for Gio.
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