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HI, I'M GIANNA! ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A SWEET OLE GAL WHO WILL STICK BY YOUR SIDE ALL DAY LONG? THAT'S ME!
ONE VERY SPECIAL DOG! Gianna came to us from a local shelter in August 2015, when she was about 9 years old. Through no fault of her own, this wonderful pittie girl spent over half her life in the shelter system. Gianna has every reason to be bitter and guarded after so many disappointments...oh, but she's not! She eagerly befriends everyone she meets, as she makes her way to them, tail wagging. She spends a great deal of time "working" as a greeter in our adoption center, where she has rightfully earned the nickname, "Princess Gianna."
This gorgeous lady enjoys the company of adults and older, respectful children. In fact, she snuggles and snoozes in bed nightly with the children in her foster home. Gianna is as gentle and laid back as they come, mixed with a hint of stubbornness. She has fantastic leash manners and so enjoys leisurely strolls around the neighborhood. She's an excellent co-pilot when it comes to car trips, proudly riding shotgun in the passenger seat, watching the world go by.
Don't let her age concern you, as Gianna has kept her girlish figure and still has pep in her step. As far as physical limitations go, stairs can cause her some difficulty. Years of life on concrete, combined with the passage of time have led to mild arthritis. She can still climb stairs, but we would like to find her a forever home on one level, or with as few steps as possible, now that the golden years are upon her. She is taking joint supplements which help considerably, so we would like to see this regimen continue.
During time in foster care, Gianna has met and befriended quite a few cats, and has been caught snuggled-up with some of her feline besties. In fact, she's become quite the nurturing mama-type with our incoming shy or elderly cats. She would love to have some kitty friends in her new home, provided they are dog-friendly. She's easily annoyed by energetic, in-your-face dogs and would prefer to be your one-and-only canine house mate.
Years of institutional living have taken a toll on Gianna's housetraining. When dogs are confined all alone for 16 hours at a stretch for months on end, bladder control becomes impossible. Her forever person needs to offer patience and understanding in this regard, knowing accidents are very likely to happen. Consistency in taking her outside on a frequent, regular schedule will go a long way towards keeping accidents at a minimum. You'll want to pay close attention to her signals and get her outside immediately. Although Gianna is crate trained and can remain accident-free in the crate for up to 6 hours, we prefer to have this darling girl crated as little as possible. She has spent far too much of her life locked up in a kennel and it would be unfair to continue to keep her confined any more than necessary.
Gianna would be the ideal friend for a senior citizen, or anyone who spends a lot of time at home. When you meet her, it's easy to see what a loving, loyal girl she is. More than anything, she wants to be with her people; to join you for snoozes on the sofa, to watch over you as you garden outdoors on sunny days...to be anywhere with those she loves! This fabulous lady spent far too many years alone and lonesome in shelters. We promised Gianna her lonely days are over, so she must go to a home with people who will honor this pledge. Are you the one who will offer Gianna the love and companionship she so richly deserves for the rest of her days?
All of the dogs/cats listed are located in or near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Adoption fees are $245 for dogs ($95 for Seniors 8 years+) and $60 for cats, to help cover vet bills for spay/neuter of all adoptable pets as well as getting them up-to-date on their basic vaccinations, and for starting heartworm and flea/tick preventatives. Puppies and kittens will go into adoptive homes as Foster-to-Adopt until old enough to have spay/neuter surgery. No pet will be officially adopted without being spayed/neutered and vaccinated (unless there are health risks in doing so).
We will require an approved on-line application which is available on our website at ForeverLoveRescue.com. Be prepared for a Meet-and-Greet and a basic home check to be done on or before adoption day, to ensure that the pet can be safe in the new home and that everyone involved is comfortable with each other. Please feel free to call or text Stephanie at 717-752-5698 with any questions, or reach us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to check us out on Facebook at Forever Love Rescue and LIKE our page. SAVING ONE DOG OR CAT MAY NOT CHANGE THE WORLD...BUT FOR THAT ONE DOG OR CAT, THE WORLD CHANGES FOREVER. Please, Don't Shop, ADOPT A BEST FRIEND! <3