My name is Gemma!

Beagle Puppy for adoption in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Gemma
Photo 1 - Beagle Puppy for adoption in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Gemma
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Gemma's Info...

I am already spayed, purebred, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Gemma's Story...
This tiny little beauty (she only weighs 3 pounds!) was dropped off at a shelter by a breeder who couldn't sell her due to a problem with her eye (Entropion). She was immediately snapped up by Midwest BREW and put in a foster home. The vet has said that her eyelid rolls in instead of out and that is an easy fix, however, that eye is also not producing any tears and that is a bigger problem. She has been scheduled to be seen by an eye specialist to help her get on the road to recovery.

Donations are greatly appreciated to help with her medical treatment.


Gemma continues to grow and thrive and she's up to 8 pounds now. She is a sweet and affectionate puppy that loves to lay in your lap and snuggle up for kisses. She has been to the eye specialist several times and is on a regiment of eye drops to stimulate her eye to produce tears on its own. Hopefully this will work, but if not she will need a family dedicated to giving her the drops she needs on a daily basis to keep her eye moist for the rest of her life. The good news is that the specialist feels that she will outgrow the Entropion as it is a very mild case and will not need surgery to correct this issue. She is on course to be available for adoption January 10th. Due to her tiny size she will not be spayed until she is spoken for by a family committed to adopting her.

**UPDATE 1/21/13**

They're working!! They're working!! The eyedrops that my foster family have been patiently putting in for months have stimulated my eye to start producing tears on its own! Foster mom says it's bittersweet because now it should be easier for me to find my forever home since the costs for my care will start to go down, but she is going to miss me something fierce. I'm the best at keeping her lap warm at night and the sweet kisses I give her after I get my drops are the best.

She says I should mention that I keep my crate nice and clean and don't make any noise when it's time to stay there. I wish I could say I was totally housebroken but I'm only at about 95%. I don't have an accident everyday, but often enough that I can't promise it won't happen.

I love people of all shapes and sizes but I can be a jumper so I shouldn't go to a home with very young children. However, I am an excellent listener and settle down pretty quickly so she thinks I will be a nice medium energy dog when I'm fully grown. Oh, and I'm pretty nervous around large dogs so if you have medium or small size dogs that would be best. If you don't have any dogs that's OK too, I'm really good at entertaining myself and love to roll around on the floor and play with my toys when everyone else is busy.

If you have any questions or would like more info about my care, give BREW a call.

Facts about Gemma

  • Breed: Beagle
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Gemma, a Pittsburgh Beagle puppy was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Beagle for sale in Pittsburgh, or seeking a Beagle puppy from a breeder in Pittsburgh.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh 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 Beagle breeders who help with Beagle rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Pittsburgh paves the way for another one to be saved.