My name is Gia!

Basenji/Pharaoh Hound Mix Puppy for adoption in Seattle, Washington - Gia
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Gia's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.

Gia's Story...
Gia is an adorable mixed breed puppy. What breed you ask? Well, we are not quite sure, but we assume she may be part Basenji and maybe part Pharaoh Hound. What we do know, she is 100% lovable. She was born around the end of June 2016 and is now 5-6 months old and weighs 20 lbs.

Poor Gia was found as a young puppy at only 3 month old, abandoned in the Houston Corridor in less than ideal conditions. She had a badly injured leg, was mostly hairless and itchy skin from mange, hungry and quite afraid of people. Understandably, she is a bit shy around new people, but warms up to dogs right away and has learned to appreciate cuddles from her foster parents.

Here is what her foster mom had to say about Gia:
'She is still pretty shy around people - she will come up to me and let me pet her and is excited to see me when we let her out of the kennel, but if we walk up to her she will run away and hide. She is pretty terrified on a leash, but we are working on walking her with one of our dogs and she is getting a bit better. I took her to the dog park today and had to carry her to and from the car, but inside the park she had a blast. Her tail was up and wagging the whole time and she loved the couple of dogs that came while we were there. Even though she is shy around people she LOVES dogs. Every time she gets let out of the kennel she has to lick all three of our dogs to say hello, and she loves playing with them. Because of her personality, I think she would do best in a home with at least one other dog, and with people that understand that she is shy and are willing to give her time to warm up to them. I'm a little hesitant about young kids because of how skittish she is, if they didn't understand that and chased her around I think she wouldn't like it. But if she was in a home with a young couple who eventually had kids, I think she would be fine if she had the time to adjust to the people first and then the baby whenever it comes.'

Gia is quick to learn new tricks - she already knows how to come, sit, and is kennel trained. She is working on remembering to go outside to potty. Each day, Gia is feeling a little better and gains more confidence. Her painful itchy skin is a thing of the past, her coat is re-growing nicely, her little leg doesn’t hurt anymore and she feels more and more comfortable around her foster parents. Gia is finally enjoying puppyhood. Just like it was always supposed to be.

Now, we just need to find Gia a family with other dog siblings; A family, who understands that Gia was quite traumatized from being left behind to fend for herself and possibly encountered people that weren’t very kind to her; A family that has the time and patience to let her come out of her shell and bond with her. Is that family you?

**Gia is with Corridor Rescue in Houston, Texas. She is available for transport to most major US and Canadian cities via United Airlines PetSafe for an additional $275. A customs fee may apply at Canadian airports. Ground transportation to Colorado is available for $75, and several locations in the northeastern US for $185.

We are a street dog rescue in Houston, Texas seeking to place rescued dogs in loving homes across the US and Canada. Our region has more homeless animals than homes, so we look outside of our area for adopters.

Our puppy adoption fee of $250 covers spay/neuter, microchip and current vaccines.

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Thank you for considering a rescued former street dog for your next family member!

Facts about Gia

  • Breed: Basenji/Pharaoh Hound Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

Other Pets at Corridor Rescue, Inc. - Seattle Transport

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Gia, a Seattle Basenji/Pharaoh Hound puppy was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Basenji/Pharaoh Hound for sale in Seattle, or seeking a Basenji/Pharaoh Hound puppy from a breeder in Seattle.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Seattle 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 Seattle 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 Basenji/Pharaoh Hound breeders who help with Basenji/Pharaoh Hound rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Seattle paves the way for another one to be saved.