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Gigi Schnauzer Mix Troy, VA

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Medium
  • Gray / Blue / Silver


Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs.
Prefers a home without

Meet Gigi

Feb 27, 2019:

This beautiful (approximately 4 year old, 30 pound) pup was picked up as a stray and taken to a local shelter. She was so badly matted that she had to be shaved, but we expect that she will have beautiful and much longer hair, when it grows back. We are absolutely guessing at a breed mix - we can't know for sure what her mix is at this point. While at the shelter, she was fearful and confused, frightened of everything and everybody, and they knew they had to get her out of there . Just as soon as her stray hold was up. the shelter reached out to us to help, and here she is!

Please meet Gigi. After just a week in foster care, she is still pretty shy and spooks easily. Everything seems new to her. She doesn't seem to have known love or tenderness, but does seem to be trying to open up a little bit with love from her foster family. She wants very much to trust, but it is slow going. She gets along well with the other dogs in the house. She feels safe in her crate and stays there most of the time. She is beginning to get the concept of going for a walk. She does not like rain, so potty training has been difficult, thus far. She does seem to use the potty pads though. Her progress is slow but steady. She will be spayed and current on vaccines prior to being placed in a new home.

*/*/* This special pup will need some time and a VERY patient and understanding family. She will definitely be a project girl. We feel that having another dog will help comfort her. Young kids/toddlers are a definite 'No' at this point, as she is so easily spooked by sudden movement. That could change as she settles in a little more, but right now, we have to go with what we know. A quite home with a fenced yard, maybe someone who would be home with her while she can get settled in, would be best. If you have questions, please complete an application and ask questions in the space provided. We will do our best to help provide any information to make her transition easier.

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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*/*/* PLEASE NOTE: The first communication you will receive after completing an application will be via email. Please keep an eye on your inbox AND spam folders, just in case. */*/*

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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