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Geri Spaniel & Retriever Mix Troy, VA

  • Puppy
  • Female
  • Medium
  • Brown / Chocolate


active, loving, playful, special needs, smart
Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered, special needs. Probable torn ACL. Will likely require surgery. Please read description.
Good in a home with
Other dogs, children.

Meet Geri

January 31, 2019 If you can still see this post, we have not yet approved an application for Geri. READ her entire description - VERY IMPORTANT!!!!!

This very sweet girl came to us from a local shelter a few weeks ago. While we didn't think she had any special needs when we agreed to take her, she came to us with a torn ACL and will need surgery to correct this. We were told Geri was a flat coated Retriever mix, however she has not shown much signs of being a big shedder, so she could be some form of a chocolate labradoodle, or other low shedding breed. If you catch her expression just right, she looks a bit labby in the face

Geri is around a year old, VERY ACTIVE, and good with other dogs and kids. She LOVES toys and sticks, loves to run and play, loves quiet time in her crate or on a fluffy dog bed, and definitely LOVES her human! She seems to be potty-trained, but is learning to use the doggy door too, She does better on a harness than a leash, but with training, a gentle leader would also probably be a good option. Once she settles in, she turns into a smart little thing - sit, down, come, outside, let's go . . . all seem pretty natural to her. She runs even with her torn ACL, but should really be taking it a little easy, both before and after surgery.

Geri has moved around several times already and will need a little time to decompress and settle into a new family (as does most any shelter dog). It's stressful on a dog to move from home to shelter to foster and then to a new home. During this time, she would be best with access to a quiet place where you can sit with her and love on her to make her feel safe, without others hogging your attention. She comes around quickly if you dote on her, but may seem 'protective' of toys or space if she does not get this time to settle in. Don't expect her (or any dog) to slip right into life without some help and direction. Like a small child who doesn't speak your language yet, she will need a little bit of patience and positive direction. She really just wants to hang out with her human, play with some toys or some canine siblings. :)

She has a lot of energy and is looking for a family willing to help her recover from her surgery, and bond during recovery time. She is being fostered at Lake Monticello VA.

Geri's surgery is being estimated around 2k. We are working with amazing vets to figure out the best treatment plan, but if you feel so led to contribute to her expenses, Geri would be extremely thankful!

We are happy to consider applicants from out of state. However, if the applicant is approved, they must be willing to come to our location in Troy, VA, for a meet and greet. If all parties agree that the pup and family are a good fit, they would take the pup home at that time.

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GDU does ask a minimum adoption donation of 300.00. This is a minimum donation and does not cover all expenses, as we are funded solely by the angels and volunteers willing to donate time and finances. This minimum donation includes DAPP, rabies if age appropriate,, heartworm test and preventative, if age appropriate, and flea and tick treatment, as well as neutering or spaying if the animal is medically sound to undergo surgery. This minimum donation does not even begin to cover the actual expenses each animal has while in rescue, but does go directly towards vet care for our rescue animals. In an attempt to avoid tummy upset from a sudden change of food, the foster family may include a small, transitional bag of the food the dog/puppy has been eating. And if the dog/puppy has grown attached to a special item (like a toy or blanket), they may send that along, as well.

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