• AARCS ID# A41610342
  • Male
  • Breed: Papillon/Chihuahua, Long Coat/Mixed
  • Dog
  • Est. DOB: 11/5/2017
  • Size: Small
  • located in Calgary

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    Gizmo is a shy, nervous boy looking for his forever home.

    Gizmo was brought into care with injuries due to what we suspect was him being attacked by other dogs as he had some bruised lungs and ribs. He was a very frightened boy who didn’t want to trust anyone. I decided I couldn’t leave him at the shelter so home with me he went. It took him a few hours to even let me pet him but once he got over the growling and realized I wasn’t going to hurt him he gave in and was in my lap. Next was meeting the other dogs. This process took a few days as Gizmo was just not having it. He finally decided that they weren’t scary anymore, even though they are much larger than him, and he started to trust them as well. Gizmo will require a few meet and greets with his potential new family so that he can gain your trust. He would do best with no children as they can freak him out a bit. His new family must be prepared to have him do slow introductions when meeting new people so that it’s not overwhelming for him. He’s great in a kennel and is quiet unless he sees you and wants out. He sleeps through the night on the bed and is a great snuggler. He loves his human and would do great with or without another dog but if there is another dog it should be a small dog. Gizmo is for the most part house trained, but has had a few accidents in the home as well as his kennel. He is a fascinating boy, who will show you his smile when he’s excited to see you.

    Gizmo, hey that’s me. Let’s be friends.

    • AARCS_cat
      Good with Cats?
      Has been around cats and may bark at them
    • AARCS_dog
      Good with Dogs?
      Good with large and small dogs with proper introduction but would do best with a small dog in his forever home
    • AARCS_KidTested
      Good with Kids?
    • AARCS_SpecialNeeds
      Does this Animal have Special Needs?
      Yes, Behavioral Needs

      Gizmo will require two or three meet and greets prior to going to his forever home as he is very weary of new people and movements that are too fast.