Gabriel Michael is now 4 years old and has been in Rescue for the past 3 years, where he has overcome many obstacles. Gabriel came from a shelter in Wisconsin where he was said to be an owner surrender.
Gabriel has learned to live and love the other fosters in his home. He would like to be the only pup in the house because he requires lots of attention and belly rubs. He is a real charmer when it comes to meeting new people, he must be able to give them kisses and in return he requires love and your direct attention.
Gabriel is crate trained. He knows when it's time for him to go to bed, as he rushes into his crate and waits for me to close it up for the night. He is also potty trained. He enjoys daily walks and has a lust for life. He has always had a good appetite, even helping me eat the tomatoes off my vines in the summer. Carrots are his favorite treat and he also enjoys an occasional apple slice.
Gabriel would do best in a home with adults only, and no other animals. He is a lover and will demand attention from his owners. He will not do well in a home where people yell at him or come at him with vengeance. Like any dog, Gabriel will need to be corrected, but it must be in a kind and loving manner.
We think Gabriel was physically abused in his previous home, and when he first came into rescue he had seizures. He hasn’t had a seizure in the past 2 years. His daily doses of phenobarbital and prozac, given to curb his seizures, have been cut in half the past two months. His vet believes his brain is responding as well, so we hope that Gabriel can be medication free in the coming months. Another possible sign of his past abuse is that Gabriel is very afraid of brooms, mops and balls of any kind. He will run and hide under a piece of furniture and shake until the mop or broom is out of sight. Gabriel will not go out to play in the yard if there is another pup’s ball in the grass.
So Gabriel is a work in progress, but a very special work in progress - who will reward those very special people who take him in to their home and lives.
- Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
- Species: Dog
- Current Age: 4 Years 6 Months (best estimate)
- Location: WI
- Fence Required: Yes(6 foot)
- Housetrained: Yes
- Exercise Needs: High
- Grooming Needs: Moderate