If you are looking for a chill doggie with lots of love to give, I'm your guy! My name is Gizmo and I'm a 10-year-old, 17 pound Shitzu.
I came to AARF after my family could no longer take care of me. When the AARFies took me to the vet they discovered I have a heart murmur and a collapsed trachea that can cause me to cough. And since I'm not a pup, I've got a bit of arthritis but I take Dasequin and it really has put the spring back in my step.
My health issues are not life threatening, so I should have quite a few years ahead of me. I like other animals including cats, and I'm a gentle guy so being around kids, as long as they don't play too rough, is fine, too.
I like going for short walks and I behave very well on a leash. I also love treats, but who doesn't? I'm also potty trained, and sometimes I like to chill out in my crate.
My foster mom says there is no greater joy than when she comes home and I greet her, my tail wagging and my heart full of love.
And while I do love my foster mom, I hope real soon and I can have my own family or special person to call my own. Maybe that's you! Let's meet and find out.
If you'd like to take me home, please fill out an adoption application at this website - http://www.animalalliesrescue.org/adoption-application and choose me - Gizmo! My adoption fee is $150 and includes all of my routine vetting, rabies and distemper/parvo vaccinations, FelV/FIV testing (kitties), deworming, spay/neuter surgery, heartworm testing, monthly heartworm prevention, microchip, boarding and transportation costs if applicable, along with a free* trial offer for 30 days of 24PetWatch pet insurance!
*Dependent on meeting eligibility requirements: Dogs 8 weeks to 10 years of age and cats 8 weeks to 12 years of age. This offer is not currently available to residents of CA, PA or RI.