Other Pets at Shelter...
Shelter: Adopt-A-Pet, Inc.
|Breed:||Husky/Labrador Retriever Mix||Color:||Tan/Yellow/Fawn||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Female||ID#:||D-4270|
Having cleaned the shelter, volunteers had left and I was getting ready to leave myself when I heard the harmony begin……..from behind a closed kennel area door, I was able to "catch" Gypsy in action. What a sad voice she has. I wonder what was being said - once they thought every human had left....
But . . .Today is the first day of the rest of Gypsy's life…and the rest of her life is already so much better than the one she left at the rural pound in southern Illinois. Gypsy is now safe in an Adopt-A-Pet foster home. She is a 7-9 year old, 53 pound blond husky mix with eyes that are a mixture of brown and ice blue, a sweet face, and a tongue that wants to kiss everyone she meets. It appears that her past life was not easy - parts of both of her ears are torn off and she came to us with heartworm, which has now been treated, and we consider her a "special needs" dog because of an ongoing need for medication for occasional urinary incontinence - but, despite whatever happened to her, she is one of the nicest dogs you will ever meet. She gets along with people, is wonderful in the house, is housebroken, is quiet and respectful, enjoys other dogs, is great with kids, sits nicely in the car, and is an affectionate and devoted companion. Please don't let her age scare you away - there's lots of life left in this gal and she deserves nothing but the best going forward. She is SO happy to be hanging out and part of a family for the first time in a long time. Because Gypsy has periodic bladder incontinence, she is looking for a family who will tolerate occasional accidents and love her in spite of them.
Gypsy's soulful and trusting eyes teach us so much about the wonder of dogs - how, even in the face of the adversity and hopelessness of their pasts, they are willing to give humans a second chance. Now it's Gypsy's second chance for a happy life. And whoever finds her first will truly be the winner.
Watch the video of Gypsy before she came into our care.
Gypsy's adoption fee of $125 includes: vet exam, heartworm test/treatment, DAPP (distemper combo) vaccination, bordetella vaccination, rabies vaccination, deworming, microchip, and, of course, she is spayed.