• AARCS ID# A34384956
  • Female
  • Breed: German Shepherd/Retriever, Labrador/Mixed
  • Puppy
  • Est. DOB: 11/28/2016
  • Size: Medium

  • Story

    This is Gypsy,

    Gypsy came in to AARCS care with her 3 siblings at 5 weeks of age and no mom.
    It became apparent quickly that something about Gypsy was not quite right.
    She was removed from her current foster and moved to a special foster home where she could have some tests run and be given individual care to help sort out her issues.
    Turns out Gypsy is mostly blind and may have some hearing issues as well.
    This makes navigating life challenging for this young dog, but it hasn’t stopped her from enjoying it to the fullest. Ya, she may have a funky walk, but we just call it her swagger.
    She can now navigate up a flight of stairs and is working on feeling her way down a small flight of 3 steps.
    She can walk fairly well on a leash, but can be easily distracted by input (there is a lot of information to sort out!) However she only becomes nervous if she hears dogs barking .
    She sleeps very well in her crate and loves playing with the resident dogs.
    She is submissive with her dog greetings, and her foster mom works hard to ensure that the dogs she meets have wonderful manners, not all dogs understand her behaviour and may feel threatened by her even though she is submissive .
    She can be possessive of her food and has a “hard mouth” when taking treats, but we are working hard to let her know she does not need to worry and to be gentle.
    She will bond quickly with her new family and would love to have a happy go lucky resident dog to help her through life.

    If you are a moderate to very active older family (children 12 up please) who want to show this incredible baby what a wonderful world we live in, and help give her the confidence to explore it, contact us today.

    • AARCS_cat
      Good with Cats?
      Not tested with Cats
    • AARCS_dog
      Good with Dogs?
      Yes, Good with Dogs
    • AARCS_KidTested
      Good with Kids?
      Only tested with Kids Over 8 Years
    • AARCS_SpecialNeeds
      Does this Animal have Special Needs?
      Both, Medical and Behavioral

      Gypsy is partially blind and has difficulty registering certain noises. This presents challenges with navigating life and also some issues with resource guarding