My name is GAYLA!

Cattle Dog/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix Dog for adoption in joliet, Illinois - GAYLA
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Facts about GAYLA

  • Breed: Cattle Dog/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix
  • Color: Black - With Brown, Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
Gayla with her beautiful markings and soulful eyes! This 2-year-old female blue heeler/terrier mix is available for adoption!

Just like her name, Gayla is the life of the party! This spunky girl whose tail is always wagging is ready for action, whether it's a good old fashioned squirrel chase, a spirited game of tug or even a job around the block! She adores being around humans, though not really small children. She is good with kids ages 8 and up but she just gets so excited around them she tends to jump on them. Some kid toys scare her though she responds well to desensitization training. This means every time the toy is around, she gets yummy treats so she learns it won’t hurt her and is in fact a good thing! She is good with cats and she's good with other dogs but needs a slow introduction. Once she's certain of the other dog, she'll be best buds!

She is very food motivated which has made training her a breeze. She still gets over excited at walk time, but when walking alone (as opposed to with her foster sister) she does good after the first couple of minutes. If she pulls, she’s learned the walk does not progress so she doesn’t pull as bad as she used to. This skill will continue to grow with practice. Gayla is really smart just like her breed and with a little time and patience this girl is going to be awesome!

When Gayla came to our group she came with a litter of puppies. All but one of those babies have been adopted (the last one is Tiernan, a sweet deaf boy who needs a fenced yard). She has been living with a foster since July and in that time her personality has just blossomed! She was and still is high energy, but she’s learning to focus that energy into more constructive ways.

Gayla is completely housebroken and has learned to ring a bell to ask to go out. If that doesn’t get your attention, she will bark at you! At the end of the day, she just wants to curl up on the couch next to you and watch TV. At only 30 pounds, she curls into the size of a large cat! This girl is a true sweetheart, a little gem who just hasn’t found the right family yet. If you think you might be that family, please fill out an application today. Gayla’s adoption fee is $200. She is fixed and current on all her shots.

* It is our goal to ensure that all our animals are a good fit for their new family. Because of this it is Paws Up 4 Rescue's policy to do home visits before an adoption. Because puppies must be able to return to our vet for additional vetting after the adoption is finalized we do not adopt out of state. No exceptions.


About Paws up 4 Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

we are a small foster based rescue saving animals from high kill shelters and finding them a forever home .

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Our Adoption Process...

we require an adoption application and a home visit for all our animals. our adoption fee for dogs over a year old 250.00 puppies are 300.00 senior dogs over 5 are 175.00 and cats and kittens are 100.00. .