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My name is Gizmo!
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Hillcrest Animal Rescue

Facts about me

Breed
American Pit Bull Terrier
Color
Age
15 years 8 months old, Senior
Size
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Weight
(Current) 60 lbs
Sex
Male
Pet ID
D2020008

My info

Small red x Not good with kids
Small red x Not good with dogs
Small red x Not good with cats
Small blue checkmark Purebred
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

Gizmo was as sad as any dog we have brought into rescue when he came. He
was at our vet clinic for weeks and several times we weren’t sure he would pull
through, took him almost a week to raise his head when it was time to interact;
and a couple of weeks before he would make eye contact.

Someone had chopped his ears off and he presented as a bait dog, emaciated, scarred and emotionally shut down.

Hard to believe he’s the same loving, outgoing dog he is today. Attention and
food are his favorite two things. He gets along w/most of the other dogs in his
foster home except when it’s time for attention and then he wants it all for
himself. He has regained his appetite for food and for fun – he loves to be part of
whatever is going on with his family.

Gizmo is crate trained although he’s not a fan of the crate and he has good
house manners but if he has to go he usually needs to go right away so his
family will need to be aware when he’s asking to go out.

He would be OK in a home with another dog as long as they get along initially but
he has met a couple of guys he just doesn’t like. He would be fine as an only
furkid and enjoy having his humans all to himself.

Gizmo is on an anti-inflammatory and thyroid medication full time to keep his
healthy and active. He’s great about taking his meds and neither is very
expensive. He’s active, healthy, and ready for his forever home. This guy will
give back all the love and devotion any dog could possibly bring to their home.
Gizmo was as sad as any dog we have brought into rescue when he came. He
was at our vet clinic for weeks and several times we weren’t sure he would pull
through, took him almost a week to raise his head when it was time to interact;
and a couple of weeks before he would make eye contact.

Someone had chopped his ears off and he presented as a bait dog, emaciated, scarred and emotionally shut down.

Hard to believe he’s the same loving, outgoing dog he is today. Attention and
food are his favorite two things. He gets along w/most of the other dogs in his
foster home except when it’s time for attention and then he wants it all for
himself. He has regained his appetite for food and for fun – he loves to be part of
whatever is going on with his family.

Gizmo is crate trained although he’s not a fan of the crate and he has good
house manners but if he has to go he usually needs to go right away so his
family will need to be aware when he’s asking to go out.

He would be OK in a home with another dog as long as they get along initially but
he has met a couple of guys he just doesn’t like. He would be fine as an only
furkid and enjoy having his humans all to himself.

Gizmo is on an anti-inflammatory and thyroid medication full time to keep his
healthy and active. He’s great about taking his meds and neither is very
expensive. He’s active, healthy, and ready for his forever home. This guy will
give back all the love and devotion any dog could possibly bring to their home.
Rescue

Hillcrest Animal Rescue

Contact info
Pet ID
D2020008
Contact
Phone
Address
McKinney, TX 75070
Donation

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

Visit us at www.hillcrestanimalrescue.org to complete our online application!
Visit us at www.hillcrestanimalrescue.org to complete our online application!

Go meet their pets

2nd Saturday of every month we are at the Allen PetSmart 170 E Stacy Rd, Allen, TX 75002 Come by and see us!
2nd Saturday of every month we are at the Allen PetSmart 170 E Stacy Rd, Allen, TX 75002 Come by and see us!

More about this rescue

Hillcrest Animal Rescue is a 501c3, non-profit organization dedicated to saving as many homeless, neglected and abused animals as our resources allow. All of our rescues are placed in loving foster homes and receive thorough medical care. Each companion animal is heartworm tested and treated if positive; placed on monthly heartworm and flea/tick prevention; altered and micro chipped. Every animal receives a full complement of vaccines depending on risk and immune status. Chronic pain is not acceptable with animals in our care. We will take whatever measures are necessary to ensure that all of our animals are living free of pain and disease. To summarize our belief in veterinary care, any animal at Hillcrest Rescue receives the same level of veterinary care as if she or he were the only animal we have.
Hillcrest Animal Rescue is a 501c3, non-profit organization dedicated to saving as many homeless, neglected and abused animals as our resources allow. All of our rescues are placed in loving foster homes and receive thorough medical care. Each companion animal is heartworm tested and treated if positive; placed on monthly heartworm and flea/tick prevention; altered and micro chipped. Every animal receives a full complement of vaccines depending on risk and immune status. Chronic pain is not acceptable with animals in our care. We will take whatever measures are necessary to ensure that all of our animals are living free of pain and disease. To summarize our belief in veterinary care, any animal at Hillcrest Rescue receives the same level of veterinary care as if she or he were the only animal we have.