My name is Gunnar!

Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Ocala, Florida - Gunnar
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I'm being cared for by:
Quality of Life Rehab and Foster

Facts about Gunnar

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Urgent situation for epileptic dog! I received a call, today, about a 3 yr old lab named Gunnar. He has been on seizure meds since July... phenobarbitol and sodium bromide. This has controlled his seizures until just yesterday, when he had a seizure one hour before his meds (which are every 12 hours). His great-grandma is 70 and has been fostering him for three years, since her grandson went to college). .... Not only is she a senior (with her own set of health concerns) but her husband is suffering with advanced Alzheimers and it has all become just too much for her to maintain. Gunnar's recent seizure has made it very clear to her that it is time for her to accept she has given it her all, she must seek a more capable home for everyone's best interest, Gunnar included. He is good with children, but seems to have a protection response in reaction to fast movement towards his grandma. He loves her and is quite bonded to her. She tells me he has been to obedience training and did well with the other dogs, but acted jealous when little dogs would approach her for affection. He has also been good when encountering other dogs at the vet. His one encounter with a family member's cat, he chased the cat. She is desperately seeking an option for Gunnar. Euthanasia is NOT her go to decision but with so many doors being closed to Gunnar in the rescue community, she is being forced, repeatedly, to wrestle with the concept. She lives in Marion county and is willing/able to drive him to meet you. Gunnar is fixed and UTD on shots, housebroken and HW negative. He is due for more bloodwork before his next refill, but has an entire months prescriptions, in hand, at this time. This loving woman lives on social security and Gunnar's needs are beyond her capabilities. Please share his story. My hope is that we can find a compassionate person that can help Gunnar, even if its a foster situation. He is out of options. Thank you all!

About Quality of Life Rehab and Foster

About Our Rescue Group...

Quality of Life Rehab and foster is a grass roots effort to increase the quality of life for all animals. We are especially concerned for those susceptible to entering our shelter systems and those abandoned or injured by run-ins with man. We believe it is very important to remember that an animal's quality of life must be put before it's quantity of life.

We also try to indirectly improve the quality of animals' lives by providing community outreach through education, foster, resourcing, and hands on rescue. Our rescue effort is run from our humble home. We are often unable to accept new animals simply because we are at capacity.However, that doesn't mean we won't help you find a home for your rescued animal or pet. We are happy to assist anyone willing to foster their own animal with adoption coordination and pet publicity.

We will pick up injured or orphaned wildlife and care for it until it can be taken to licensed wildlife rehabilitators, Animis Foundation, Ocala, FL.. We gladly perform snake (and reptile) removal, we LOVE reptiles and theyare NEVER harmed. Any indigenous animals we remove are relocated to an area that suits them.

We will also help with the TNR (sterilization) of feral cat populations in limited capacity . This is made possible by of Sheltering Hands, Ocala, FL..

Come Meet Our Pets...

The few foster animals we have at our home are readily available for meet and greets to meet your schedule! Some of our available pets may be fostered in their rescuer/owner's home. These people are the magic behind what we do. They have agreed not to take their animal to the shelter, and wait for someone to find the animal on this adoption site!

We are not a shelter. We are a home-based rescue and outreach. We foster a small number of various species at our home. We do our best not to take on so many as to affect the quality of life of those we care for (or our permanent residents/pets).

We happily offer to create adoption profiles for fostered pets, and ask any one who has a pet in need of placement give us time to find them suitable housing. We cannot help your pet if you have waited until the final hour to find it a home. We need time (where you "foster" your own pet) to search for a suitable forever home.

Our Adoption Process...

If you are interested in adopting one of our fur-babies, just drop us an email or give us a call.
We can set up a meet and greet for you and see how it goes.
Typically, our adoption fees are as follows:
Cats: $50
Dogs: $75

***Adoption fees can vary on a case by case basis. Most commonly, special needs animals or purebred animals carry higher adoption fees. This is done in an effort to discourage those that may be "adopting on impulse".