PLEASE ENSURE YOU READ ALL THE INFORMATION PROVIDED TO LEARN ALL ABOUT GABBY, HER LOCATION AND ADOPTION OPTIONS.
GABBY is spayed, rabies, core vaccines, de-wormed, heart-worm and tick disease tested negative and micro-chipped. She has an estimated date of birth of 19 October 2015 and as of October 2016 weighed approximately 40 pounds.
GABBY originally came from a high kill shelter in Texas where dogs generally have just 3 days to be saved before they are killed due to the thousands of stray dogs that sadly are in desperate need of life of the streets and ultimately a home of their own.
GABBY was in pretty bad shape when we saved her, clearly having been starving, she was malnourished, had a lot of hair loss, skin infections and demodex mange. She has been treated for all, now being a fed a healthy, grain free diet along with immune supplements and fish oil to help her skin and coat. She is making good progress and with her personality beaming you would never know she had suffered so much as she is full of love, life and happiness.
GABBY is truly the diamond in the rough and when in just a few more months when she has healed completely, started to gain more weight and her coat start to grow through she will turn into that magnificent, beautiful German Shepherd on the outside to match her beauty on the inside. GABBY is a lot of fun, she is full of energy and loves to play and wrestle with the other dogs. She is affectionate and full of love and just wants to cuddle and share her love whenever I am around.
GABBY will benefit from a family that will continue with a high quality diet and immune supplements to give her body all that it needs as she grows into that beautiful girl. She is young and high energy and so will need a family that will take her on adventures and road trips so that she can explore the world and all the sights, smells and sounds that it has to offer. Equally as important as her physically energy she will need to have her mind challenged to keep her occupied and not get bored which often leads to destruction.
GABBY will need a family that is willing and has the time and commitment to work with her on basic and advanced obedience training. She is very responsive and food / treat motivated so training will be fun and as she is very intelligent will be easy. It is best for the family to work with her whilst training as this not only reinforces the bond, but allows both her and her humans to learn each others body language and personality and have boundaries and expectations laid down.
GABBY lives at the rescue with 20+ dogs of all ages and sizes and gets on great with them all. We do not have cats at the rescue so we are unable to say how any of our dogs would react around cats. GABBY uses a dog door to go in and out to play and do her business.
We currently feed SPORTMIX Wholesomes Chicken Meal & Rice Formula, a 4* (a per www.dogfoodadvisor.com) GRAIN FREE food along with pro-bioitics and immune support supplements listed on the available dogs page!
GABBY is available for adoption through Give a Dog a Home, German Shepherd Dog Rescue for an adoption fee of $500. This fee is not negotiable and is used to cover the rescue costs of pulling, vetting, health certificate, transport from Texas to Maine, monthly preventatives, supplements, food and anything else that is needed.
If you feel that you have the heart and home to give this precious girl a wonderful life, please go to our website, under the APPLICATION tab, complete, then submit the APPLICATION. Our process takes around 2-4 days, and ensuring your references are aware that we will be calling, could speed up the process. Once you have been approved, we discuss any questions in regards to the dog you are wanting to adopt, then you complete and submit the contract, make payment and then we can work out the pick up / transport arrangements.
Please do NOT submit an application if you are not looking to take home a new best friend within the next few weeks.
GABBY is located at the rescue in Sebec, Maine. We post in various states along the east coast and Canada where we have had lots of successful adoptions to enable more exposure for these beautiful saved souls. Families will need to be prepared to travel to the rescue to meet and take home their new best friend. There is a local lodge in Sebec, a few hotelsl in Dover-Foxcroft (approx 6 miles) and several in Bangor (approx 45 miles). There are also lots of wonderful camp-sites for the more adventurous families and what a great way to get to know your new best friend. If there are options to arrange transport, we will work with you to make it happen.