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GIA- HOLD's Story...
Gia was born on 10-28-11. She was living outdoors since birth. She was socialized with dogs and people but was not allowed indoors. That is until she arrived at Sheryl's Den on Jan 14th! Gia arrived weighing in at 15 pounds. She is fostered with another dog. Gia is an absolute doll. She is such a cuddler and loves nothing more than to crawl in your lap for a little nap. She has adjusted very quickly and eagerly to her new surroundings. She is inquisitive but cautious. It took her no time at all to find the toys and dog bed and she has been thoroughly enjoying both. She does not seem to be mouthy at all, and is actually quite calm. She has been exploring and making friends with my dog, which was almost instantly. (see video) She plays nicely with her and seems to have no problem sharing. She sat perfectly still for her first bath. I think she actually enjoyed it! Although she is still unsure of the leash, she doesn't fight it and I'm sure will be enjoying daily walks in a few days. UPDATE: Gia is becoming more comfortable and greeted me with kisses and a wagging tail this morning. She slept in her crate last night, next to my bed. She fussed but seemed to do better once I covered the crate with a sheet. I think it made her feel safer and seemed more like a den for her. She cried a few times during the night, but who can blame her. I'm sure part of that was missing snuggling with her brothers. It only took my fingers being put in the crate and a few reassuring scratches and she was back to sleep. Housetraining will begin today. She will use the wee wee pad if she doesn't get out in time. She has only been here 1 day, so it will take some time to understand her signals as to when she needs to go out. She didn't mind being brushed this morning and let me touch her everywhere. She is still a little timid and does best if you move slowly at first. She will lay down or sit if she becomes nervous, take in the new sites and sounds and then she is off again. I'm sure in a few days that will change once she feels more secure and knows us better. She still seems to be a fairly calm pup, is happy to chase a toy or just play on her own. She is gaining confidence but still seems to be a little submissive around people, but not around my dog! She absolutely loves my dog. I can see her true personality shine through when she is lost in play with her. She doesn't seem to have any tendency to jump on people or be mouthy. She is a good eater and takes treats nicely from the hand. I am in LOVE. You can see additional photos of Gia by sending a friend request to Sheryl's Den on Facebook. UPDATE: Gia seems to be such a smart puppy. We are working on sit and down and she seems to be picking it up with ease. She is doing very well on her leash, but sometimes will balk if unsure of something but with a little encouragement, she falls back into step with my dog and I. She absolutely loves being outside playing with the tennis ball or chasing my dog. She is not persistent when told no and is starting to understand what "no" and "leave it" mean. Gia comes almost every time when called and loves to follow me everywhere. She will rest her head on my feet if I stand in the same place long enough! UPDATE: Gia continues to do well in my home. It is amazing how comfortable she is considering she has never had the benefit of hearing the normal sounds of a household. She takes most things in stride. She is getting much better with her crate. She has slept through the night without any accidents the last 2 nights. We are still working on housebreaking and she is getting the idea. I take her out at regular intervals and although she still may have an accident or two, she does use the wee wee pad. She enjoys her walks and free time to play in the yard. She is very content to play on her own, usually dragging a toy into her bed or crate. She continues to get along wonderfully with my adult dog and loves playing with her. She has the sweetest disposition, a beautiful coat and eyes that will melt your heart. I think Gia will be an very easy to train puppy and a very loyal forever friend. If you are interested in this darling pup, please complete and submit an application.
This animal is currently fostered in a private home. Our rescue is 100% foster home based. We do not have a shelter or kennel. They are cared for by a loving family until adopted. Each pup has had their first vet exam, a shot, and de-worming, etc We make sure they have no fleas prior to going into our foster homes. They are fostered out of the shelter at least two weeks or more prior to adopting to monitor health. We take their care seriously!
Please note that the adoption appointments will be scheduled for the evening of January 27th. After your application is approved, we will contact you and arrange for you to meet on that date. Once adopted, feel free to change the dog's name. You do not have to keep the name listed in this post.
#####PLEASE BE SURE YOUR APPLICATION IS COMPLETE OR IT WILL NOT BE PROCESSED. PLEASE BE SURE TO LIST THE NAME AND NUMBER OF THE VET'S OFFICE THAT CARED FOR YOUR PRIOR OR CURRENT PET. #####
IF YOU ADOPT a pup and live in the State of New Jersey we do have low cost spaying and neutering at very affordable prices. Kindly inquire upon an approved application. We also have an affordable program for out of state adopters.
We also offer low cost micro-chipping! For a low fee of only 20.00 we will have your dog microchipped. You will be able to register the microchip for a low cost fee of only 10.99 at the time of the adoption appointment. The 10.99 fee is a ONE time registration fee. The microchip is for the lifetime of the dog. You have the ability to update the contact information at NO cost. You will also have a one year membership to Home Again. This is a big savings for you.
***** If you're interested in fostering we could always use the help to save more animals. A crate, food, and medical care are provided. The animals are picked up in West Milford, NJ and brought back here for adoption. The time commitment is two to two and a half weeks. Please email letting us know what town you live in and we will forward information to you. *****
Sheryl's Den has teamed up with Petfirst Health care in an effort to offer pet insurance for your adopted family member. If you wish, you can enroll once you adopt or within 20 days after your adoption. Your coverage will begin at midnight following your activation. The first month is only 5.00. If you choose to continue the pet insurance the cost would be 14.95 a month thereafter. Pet insurance protects you from the expense of vet care. No need to worry about unexpected expenses. Details: Use any veterinarian, pay your vet, send claim form to PetFirst, meet the 50.00 deductible, receive your reimbursement check in as little as two weeks. If you would like further information, you can contact PetFirst at 1-877-291-PETS.