My name is Gilbert!

Posted 1 year ago | Updated 1 year ago

Adoption process

Submit Application


Approve Application


Visit the Facility and Find a Pet


Meet the Pet


Take the Pet Home

Adoption fee: $200

This helps Mackenzie's Animal Sanctuary with pet care costs.

My basic info

Pit Bull Terrier
Brown/Chocolate - with White
Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg) (when grown)
Pet ID

My details

Alert icon Not good with kids
Alert icon Not good with cats
Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered

My story

Here's what the humans have to say about me:

Is there anything better than coming home to a big ol' 70lb goofy dog? I don't think so, my name is Gilbert and I am what they call a derp dog. As you can see from my pictures, not only am I a floppy boy, I am also photogenically handsome. What's not to love?!

In all seriousness, I have been looking for the perfect forever family for a long time, but as they say, all good things come to those who wait. While I've been waiting for my forever home, MAS has been helping me practice training and manners. I love the treats, so it has been a blast! Who doesn't love treats though, lets be honest here; matter-in-fact, I fully support the midnight snack trips we will take together. We can walk it off in the morning anyways....and then snuggle on the couch to watch TV and take a cozy nap; its a win/!

I know what you're thinking: "Gilbert is perfect, he can't get any better" and that is where you would be wrong my friend. You are looking at a genuine party animal right here! A serious happy-go-lucky guy, sure to make every day an adventure together. I love playing outside, swimming in the MAS pond, playing with my human and canine friends, and going for car rides.

Though I try, nobody is perfect. I guess perfect is a fantasy, but I am constantly learning and doing my best to be a better dog than I was yesterday; and to me (and I hope you too) that is perfect. I would do best in a home with older children and adults. Though I have come leaps and bounds (as far as training and progression goes), and I really am trying to be the best dog I can be....but I draw the line with cats.

If you are looking for a happy and handsomely dopey face to greet you at your door, submit your application on the MAS website below!

DOB: 12/22/2018

For safety's sake, we are looking for homes with physical fenced in areas.
Please fill out our online adoption survey at
Mackenzie's Animal Sanctuary

Contact info

Pet ID
8935 Thompson Road, Lake Odessa, MI 48849

Their adoption process


Submit Application

Our application is designed to help us learn about you and what you are looking for in your new dog.


Approve Application

Our approval process ensures that the dog you are interested in is an appropriate match, or uncovering an overlooked perfect match for you!


Visit the Facility and Find a Pet

We invite your family to come out to meet with the dog(s) that are compatible to narrow down and decide what dog is right for your family.


Meet the Pet

We schedule a required second visit to finalize adoption. If a dog introduction is needed, we do so and finalize the adoption.


Take the Pet Home

At the end of your second visit, you are able to take your new dog home, or schedule a third visit to bring your dog home!

Additional adoption info

Please visit our website at for more detailed information. This site also has our adoption criteria and adoption application for you to fill out and submit.

Adoption application

Go meet their pets

We schedule Adoption Visits by appointment only. Before making an appointment to meet a dog, the first step in our process is to complete our online adoption survey at

To view all of our wonderful dogs available for adoption, visit

More about this rescue

Our Mission: is to find loving homes for abused,
abandoned and neglected dogs... to spay/neuter our
rescued dogs to stop the cycle of unwanted litters...
to assist in public education for the betterment of our
local animal community... and to maintain the highest
standards of care for our dogs, including veterinary
care, housing, love, tenderness and compassion.
Please check out our website for further information,
a list of our adoptable dogs, and upcoming events:

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