Gabby 05-041

Profile

Gabby and her sister Gay are very sweet, mixed breed pups (possibly golden retriever and collie or sheltie) who were found running the streets of a small town in Iowa. Both pups are thought to be 3-4 months old. They were picked up and taken to the local shelter with hopes that someone would claim them. No one did. So, they spent a few days at the shelter...a very sad place with little heat, almost no light, and that smelled awful. They only had human contact (food, attention, or exercise) once a day thanks to a volunteer who stopped by each day to care for them. This shelter had no regular staff.

Thankfully, this volunteer contacted RAGOM and asked if we could take these sweet girls. They were rescued from the shelter on what was to be their last day of life and brought into foster care. Both girls were very thin and very smelly....but very sweet and loving. They quickly learned that home was a great place to be--warm, safe, and dry--and after a bath and pedicure, they started to learn what it was like to have love and attention (and more than one meal each day!). They are the most loving pups...will do anything for petting! And very well behaved as puppies go. Other than normal housetraining issues, they are very easy to have around. And absolutely adorable!!

Unfortunately, after a few days in foster care, Gabby came down with Parvovirus--a very deadly and extremely contagious disease that strikes unvaccinated puppies and dogs. She is in the hospital now getting care, and will probably be there until the middle of next week. The vet told me that she was a lucky pup...without vet care, she would have certainly died out there on the streets in this winter weather. Now, thanks to RAGOM and the wonderful people at the vet clinic, she is expected to come through just fine and grow up to be a healthy, happy dog.

Gay is being watched closely for any symptoms of Parvo, but so far she is healthy. We will be keeping these girls for awhile to make sure they are disease-free, and to get them vaccinated, but then they will be ready for adoption. They will make wonderful pets! Both girls are very responsive to humans and seem to want to please, and I think should be easy to train. Housetraining is going quite well, and they are crate trained. Gay is working on learning "sit" and "off". Please consider adding one of these girls to your family! After such a rough start to their lives, they deserve nothing but a wonderful loving home.

Gabby

At a Glance #05-041

Breed not specified Born: November 2006
Female Weight not specified

Status: Adopted

Updates

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Gabby is doing great. She really loves her peanut butter as you can see. Gabby has been going to puppy classes and is coming along with her socialization. She is such a little character. Every night we have to pick up toys, bones, biscuits and whatever else she has carried all around the house. She loves to hide her biscuits. You never know where you will find them. The other day I saw her hide one in the cat's house. What a funny girl!

After two years of fostering we have decided not to let this one go. Gabby has found her forever home with us.

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Gabby has been doing great the last 2 weeks. She has grown some in the short time we have had her. I don't think she will get very big, though. She has been Ceiladh's (05-048) constant buddy. They play and wrestle and chase each other out in the yard off and on all day long. They sure had fun in the new snow coming down last Saturday night. They didn't want to come into the house but Mom and Dad needed to go to bed. Ceiladh is leaving with her new family in the next couple of days. Gabby will be very lonesome, I think.

I gave Gabby a Kong with some peanut butter the other day. Boy, did she love that! Now whenever she sees me get the peanut butter container out of the cupboard she sits and waits for her treat. Yum!

Gabby also loves to collect the toys and put them on or by her big dog bed. Poor Ceiladh gets a toy and along comes Gabby to steal it away. Ceiladh just lays there and watches her go. Gabby definitely thinks she is the BIGGER dog here.

Gabby has been doing really well with the housetraining. She runs back and forth by the door to let me know she needs to go out. We haven't had any accidents in her crate for quite some time. We do have her spay scheduled for next week and she will also be getting her next distemper booster. Gabby will be ready for a forever family of her own to share her love with.

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Gabby is a 4 month old Sheltie (?) mix and looks like a little fox. We were told she was a Golden mix but I am not sure she has any Golden in her. She is doing very well after recovering from the parvo virus. Both of her front legs are shaved because of having IV's put in at the vet. Gabby is energetic but listens really well for a young puppy. She is very confident and explores anything new. She has gotten introduced to our cats and tries to get them to play. She loves to play with our other foster dog and they chase each other around the yard playing games of tag. It is quite funny to watch - little Gabby and a 65 pound Golden darting around like rabbits. Gabby loves to be wherever you are. Let Ragom know if you would like to meet our little "Honorary" Golden.

Gabby & Gay

Profile

Gabby and her sister Gay are very sweet, mixed breed pups (possibly golden retriever and collie or sheltie) who were found running the streets of a small town in Iowa. Both pups are thought to be 3-4 months old. They were picked up and taken to the local shelter with hopes that someone would claim them. No one did. So, they spent a few days at the shelter...a very sad place with little heat, almost no light, and that smelled awful. They only had human contact (food, attention, or exercise) once a day thanks to a volunteer who stopped by each day to care for them. This shelter had no regular staff.

Thankfully, this volunteer contacted RAGOM and asked if we could take these sweet girls. They were rescued from the shelter on what was to be their last day of life and brought into foster care. Both girls were very thin and very smelly....but very sweet and loving. They quickly learned that home was a great place to be--warm, safe, and dry--and after a bath and pedicure, they started to learn what it was like to have love and attention (and more than one meal each day!). They are the most loving pups...will do anything for petting! And very well behaved as puppies go. Other than normal housetraining issues, they are very easy to have around. And absolutely adorable!!

Unfortunately, after a few days in foster care, Gabby came down with Parvovirus--a very deadly and extremely contagious disease that strikes unvaccinated puppies and dogs. She is in the hospital now getting care, and will probably be there until the middle of next week. The vet told me that she was a lucky pup...without vet care, she would have certainly died out there on the streets in this winter weather. Now, thanks to RAGOM and the wonderful people at the vet clinic, she is expected to come through just fine and grow up to be a healthy, happy dog.

Gay is being watched closely for any symptoms of Parvo, but so far she is healthy. We will be keeping these girls for awhile to make sure they are disease-free, and to get them vaccinated, but then they will be ready for adoption. They will make wonderful pets! Both girls are very responsive to humans and seem to want to please, and I think should be easy to train. Housetraining is going quite well, and they are crate trained. Gay is working on learning "sit" and "off". Please consider adding one of these girls to your family! After such a rough start to their lives, they deserve nothing but a wonderful loving home.

Gabby

Updates

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Gabby is doing great. She really loves her peanut butter as you can see. Gabby has been going to puppy classes and is coming along with her socialization. She is such a little character. Every night we have to pick up toys, bones, biscuits and whatever else she has carried all around the house. She loves to hide her biscuits. You never know where you will find them. The other day I saw her hide one in the cat's house. What a funny girl!

After two years of fostering we have decided not to let this one go. Gabby has found her forever home with us.

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Gabby has been doing great the last 2 weeks. She has grown some in the short time we have had her. I don't think she will get very big, though. She has been Ceiladh's (05-048) constant buddy. They play and wrestle and chase each other out in the yard off and on all day long. They sure had fun in the new snow coming down last Saturday night. They didn't want to come into the house but Mom and Dad needed to go to bed. Ceiladh is leaving with her new family in the next couple of days. Gabby will be very lonesome, I think.

I gave Gabby a Kong with some peanut butter the other day. Boy, did she love that! Now whenever she sees me get the peanut butter container out of the cupboard she sits and waits for her treat. Yum!

Gabby also loves to collect the toys and put them on or by her big dog bed. Poor Ceiladh gets a toy and along comes Gabby to steal it away. Ceiladh just lays there and watches her go. Gabby definitely thinks she is the BIGGER dog here.

Gabby has been doing really well with the housetraining. She runs back and forth by the door to let me know she needs to go out. We haven't had any accidents in her crate for quite some time. We do have her spay scheduled for next week and she will also be getting her next distemper booster. Gabby will be ready for a forever family of her own to share her love with.

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Gabby is a 4 month old Sheltie (?) mix and looks like a little fox. We were told she was a Golden mix but I am not sure she has any Golden in her. She is doing very well after recovering from the parvo virus. Both of her front legs are shaved because of having IV's put in at the vet. Gabby is energetic but listens really well for a young puppy. She is very confident and explores anything new. She has gotten introduced to our cats and tries to get them to play. She loves to play with our other foster dog and they chase each other around the yard playing games of tag. It is quite funny to watch - little Gabby and a 65 pound Golden darting around like rabbits. Gabby loves to be wherever you are. Let Ragom know if you would like to meet our little "Honorary" Golden.

Gabby & Gay