My name is Gator!

Pomeranian Dog for adoption in Benton, Louisiana - Gator
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Ninna's Road to Rescue

Facts about Gator

  • Breed: Pomeranian
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 11158895

*HEARTWORM POSITIVE (see “heartworm positive” notes below)

FOR ADOPTION!   Note:  Only those with a responsible dog ownership history and excellent vet reference need apply (no exceptions).

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Gator (male)

Intake date:    3/6/2017


Approx 3 years old

5.6 pounds

Adoption fee:  $170, which includes microchip and enrollment fee

Good with other dogs:  yes

Cats:  yes


Vetting:  altered (spayed/neutered), UTD on shots, heartworm POSITIVE, dewormed, Capstar and flea preventive

Health issues:  heartworm positive

Temperament:   Scared, submissive, sweet

Intake reason:   On March 6, 2017, we rescued 8 Pomeranians from an elderly couple in south Louisiana who could no longer care for them.  They had always lived outside.  They were matted and covered in fleas.  We immediately delivered them to our vet.  Once all were vetted, they all visited our groomer at the vet clinic.  Our groomer was able to brush and cut out the matting on most of the dogs.  Gator is scared, but will not bite or growl.  We are going to be very selective with where these dogs go.  We want them to be in a home where they will not have to compete with a bunch of other dogs.  We want them in a home where they will receive one-on-one attention and be doted on for the rest of their lives.  If you require a housetrained dog… do not apply.  If you are prepared to take one of these precious babies into your home and work to make them feel loved and cared for… and you have a responsible dog ownership history and an excellent vet reference… you are welcome to apply.

Heartworm positive:   All the Pomeranians we rescued in this group are heartworm positive.  They are far too fragile to go through the aggressive immiticide treatment.   They are currently undergoing the gentle kill method, which includes twice-a-day Doxycyline for 30 days (you will receive the remainder of the 30 day supply), along with monthly  heartworm prevention (Heartgard).  You MUST agree to continue our method of GENTLE KILL!  You MUST discuss this with your veterinarian BEFORE applying!  The Doxycycline kills bacteria, which heartworms thrive on, thus weakening the heartworms and eventually they will die off, but it could take months (sometimes years) before (s)he will be heartworm free.  The monthly heartworm preventive (which ALL dogs need anyway) kills any heartworm larvae and sterilizes the adult heartworms so they no longer reproduce.  While this method does take longer than traditional harsh veterinary treatment, we prefer this method because there is less risk, it is not as harsh on the dog and the dog does not have to be confined for up to two months during the treatment.   We recommend that after 12 months, the dog be re-tested for heartworms and if still positive, (s)he be placed back on Doxycycline for another 30 days (if recommended by your vet) and of course you must continue heartworm preventive for the rest of their life (even if the dog tests negative).   We do require that any interested adopters understand heartworms.   We do require an agreement/contract be signed that the adopter will continue with a plan to rid him/her of the heartworms. 


*All of our adoptable dogs are small, and they are never to be left outside alone, ever!  We only rehome our dogs to adopters that plan to have them as inside dogs and part of the family!   We do allow adopters with doggie doors, provided there is SECURE fencing.  There is no exception to this rule!  

*NO SMALL CHILDREN!!  As with almost all the dogs at NR2R, young children or a very active household is not recommended.   Many of our dogs come to us BECAUSE of small children, thus we do not rehome our dogs to homes with babies or young children.  KEEP THIS IN MIND IF YOU HAVE VISITING GRANDCHILDREN AS WELL!  Even if the children are older, it would depend on the child AND the parent or parents. 

*HOUSETRAINING:  We do NOT guarantee that any of our adoptable dogs are housetrained.   While most should be easily trained, keep in mind that they live in a rescue where they have access to the outdoors all day and are inside at night.  Even if they were surrendered to us as housetrained, it doesn’t mean they will automatically be housetrained in your home.  Housetraining them should be easy in the right home with time, patience, and consistency. 

*We do not guarantee the age, health or temperament of any of the dogs we rehome.  Many of the dogs we take in come from animal control and rarely do we have histories and even when we do, many times the histories are inaccurate.

*Only adopters with a responsible dog ownership history and excellent vet reference need apply.   If you bring this pet into your heart and home, you will receive in return many years of love, companionship, and loyalty.  That’s our guarantee.

Other notes:  This pet is available for adoption through Ninna’s Road to Rescue, Benton, La.  We are 501c3 non-profit organization.  Our mission is to rescue small-breed dogs and a handful of cats and to re-home them into RESPONSIBLE and CARING forever homes.   To apply to be approved to adopt, please e-mail for an adoption application.

Time may be of the essence if you are looking to adopt a specific animal.  We do not reserve animals, unless and until we have approved your application, provided the animal is still available at the time we receive your application.  The first APPROVED application we receive will be considered.  We are NOT a first come, first serve rescue!! We adopt our rescues out to the RIGHT home, not just A home. Only responsible pet owners need apply.

Applying to adopt does NOT commit you to the adoption until you’ve met the pet (unless you already have).


About Ninna's Road to Rescue

About Our Shelter...

Ninna’s Road to Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to rescue and re-home small breed dogs, to include senior dogs and dogs in kill-shelters; to provide assistance to pet owners needing to re-home their pet via our Adoption Assistance Program; and to provide responsible pet ownership education.

We also work closely with Bossier City Animal Control and with a team of volunteers visit several times a week to take pictures to network the animals at the shelter on the Friends of BCAC Facebook page. Visit www.Facebook/

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Come Meet Our Pets...

Visiting our facility is by appointment only once an adopter has been approved to adopt. Appointments can be made 11-4pm every day.

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption fees vary.

E-mail for adoption application.