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My name is Gigi!

Lhasa Apso Dog for adoption in Homer Glen, Illinois - Gigi
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Gigi's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, not good with kids, not good with dogs, and not good with cats.

Gigi's Story...
How does one reward a loving companion for a lifetime of devotion? Why . . . you dump her in a field and run off, leaving her behind!! Gigi is a senior Lhasa Apso, born 11/24/2005, she was picked up as a stray by animal control, her microchip gave us her name and age but the owner of record could not be located. It was obvious that Gigi had been on her own for quite a while, she was an emaciated 10 pound walking skeleton, filthy, stinking, worm and flea infested matted to the skin disaster; she could not see through the gunk and mats covering her eyes and it was remarkable she could even breathe given the horrible mess caked over her nose and mouth. Our first priority was to shave her down, clean her up and get rid of the fleas; then to the vet to treat her for worms and bring her up-to-date on vaccines. Back to the Safehouse, she was placed in a warm quiet bed, comfortable and safe at last, Gigi slept for two days. A little lost and unsure of how to react to all that has happened to her, Gigi will need time to heal and understand that she is safe now. Her personality is everything that makes the Lhasa Apso such a magnificent breed .... intelligent, quiet, an excellent companion without being clingy or demanding, regal, independent and stubborn. 95% of the time, Gigi is sweet, loving, affectionate, goofy and playful. However, her natural and intractable dominant personality (we call it "lhasatude") necessitates she be monitored in situations known to trigger negative behavior. Gigi is not a dog for a novice dog owner or a family with young children or other animals. She is, however, a wonderful pet for someone who wants a loving, utterly devoted, companion and is willing to give her the space and time she will need to bond to her new caregiver. All she wants is a second chance at a loving home. Gigi is spayed, microchipped, current on all vaccines, heartworm and flea/tick preventative, and she has had a complete physical and dental. Her adoption fee is $200. Please note: Gigi is eligible for our Senior-to-Senior discount.

Facts about Gigi

  • Breed: Lhasa Apso
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Gigi, a Homer Glen Lhasa Apso dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Lhasa Apso for sale in Homer Glen, or seeking a Lhasa Apso dog from a breeder in Homer Glen.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Homer Glen already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Homer Glen breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Lhasa Apso breeders who help with Lhasa Apso rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Homer Glen paves the way for another one to be saved.