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My name is Giovanni!

Mastiff/Newfoundland Mix Dog for adoption in Milford, Connecticut - Giovanni
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I'm being cared for by:
Furry Friends Foster and Rescue Inc

Facts about Giovanni

  • Breed: Mastiff/Newfoundland Mix
  • Color: Brindle
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
  • Sex: Male
Our gorgeous guy Giovanni is doing GREAT! He's becoming increasingly relaxed and comfortable with Ray and Kelly, and we just LOVE seeing Gio's smile!

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.

About Furry Friends Foster and Rescue Inc

About Our Rescue Group...

We are an animal rescue working to save animals from bad situations, care for any medical or behavioral needs, and place them in wonderful forever homes. Dogs in our rescue mainly come from municipal pounds within CT. We also take owner surrenders and occasionally will take dogs from outside of CT, if we have room in the rescue and the dog's or cat's situation is urgent.

We are approved as a 501c3 public charity by the Internal Revenue Service, are a tax exempt public charity with the State of CT, and hold an active CT animal import license.

Our Adoption Process...

Anyone wanting to adopt one of our animals must first fill out an application. We check personal, vet, and landlord references (if applicable). If the application is approved we will schedule a home visit by one of our volunteers. Once you are fully approved to adopt, we will schedule a meet and greet with the dog in our rescue, and all family members and other pets. If everyone agrees, you will be able to adopt.