My name is Gibson!

Pointer/Vizsla Mix Dog for adoption in Palatine, Illinois - Gibson
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Gibson's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Gibson's Story...
Hi guys! My name is Gibson and I am about 1 years old. I am a Pointer/Vizsla mix. I was found as a stray in the rural part of Missouri and brought to a high-kill shelter. An Animal Rescuer saw my handsome picture and saved me. That magical YES brought me to IAR and into her foster home. Here at my foster home I have some new friends. There are couple dogs – big and small – that are my friends. We run around in the backyard and play. Boy, do I like to play! We play with our toys. When I come inside there are cats that live here too. I don’t bother them. When I first came to my foster home I had to be introduced slowly to new dogs because I had no manners. But the short time I have been here I have learned some socialization, structure, consistency and basic training – all things dogs need and I am good with all the dogs that are here. I do like to play with everyone because I am a friendly boy. My foster Mom thinks I have not been socialized with a lot dogs in my past. So that’s why I should go slowly with new dogs. I’m a friendly dog but because of my size I might be overwhelming for some dogs and get too excited. So that’s why a slow intro would be best. My foster Mom is helping me learn manners and teaching me some commands. I know: SIT, WAIT, COME and DOWN. I could use more training, structure and consistency but that would just make me the BEST dog in the world. My foster Mom thinks that needs to be top on the list of my next home; that and a fenced yard because I love, just LOVE to run. I am house trained and am not food aggressive. I take my treats very well. I know I get my breakfast and dinner in my kennel and I wait my turn. I need to learn to walk better on my leash and maybe one day my new Mom or Dad can teach me how to walk on the leash or better yet – would you like a good running buddy? I think I would make a good running buddy because I love to run. When you see me run I can run like the wind. But I do like to lounge around and if you like to have a cuddle buddy I can do that as well. I just wish I had a family that would take the time to give me structure, training and make me to be the best dog. I’m a smart dog that takes correction well. In the short time my foster Mom has made my baby steps grow in leaps and bounds from the time I left the kill shelter. I just need someone to give me the chance. Would you help me? All you got to do is come meet me and see how cool I am. Maybe we can go for a walk. You can see how handsome I am. I will show you all the birds and squirrels. Know how I will show you? By my breeding instinct! I will “point” it out to you. I will go “on point” or maybe you’ll like my awesome eyes. Thanks, Gibson.

Gibson is located in our foster home in Plano. Please visit our website at to view our adoption process and our adoption fees.

Facts about Gibson

  • Breed: Pointer/Vizsla Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Gibson, a Palatine Pointer/Vizsla dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Pointer/Vizsla for sale in Palatine, or seeking a Pointer/Vizsla dog from a breeder in Palatine.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Palatine 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 Palatine 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 Pointer/Vizsla breeders who help with Pointer/Vizsla rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Palatine paves the way for another one to be saved.