Saint Gianna has been waiting for you!
Saint Gianna (known as GiGi to her foster mom) came to us through one of our amazing Memphis partners. Last year, Gianna decided a local church was the best place to bring her NINE puppies! She raised them all in a comfort she hadn’t known before and was an excellent mom. All nine found their forever homes, and Gianna went through the work of heartworm treatment. This week? She got a clean bill of health and is ready to travel!
Saint Gianna is 2 years old and 48 pounds. Through all her struggles, first with her pups on the street, and then with heartworm treatment (which can make the happiest pup cranky), she has remained a happy, calm girl. She loves her crate covered with blankets or towels, so it is a nice dark cave. From there, with the door wide open, she watches the world go by. She loves to lay at the feet of her human (once she feels safe with them).
She was timid with humans at first, but then she found out that humans have cars, and cars mean car rides for her! Riding shotgun with you will be one of her very favorite things! This girl loves being your copilot and watching the world whiz by! (She’s even polite at the vet because that means a car ride there and back).
Saint Gianna is a cautious (not fearful) dog. On the streets, she learned to observe before trusting implicitly. She does love and trust all dogs immediately, so we think a home with another happy dog would be ideal for her. She warms up to humans her dog friends trust fairly quickly. She is a low energy pup inside the house and medium energy outside the house. She has learned to walk nicely on a leash. She can be bribed with bones and Easy Cheese as well.
Gigi is housetrained. When let out on a schedule, she has not had an accident in the house. She sleeps quietly in her crate all night. She lives peaceably with a dog and a cat. She would do fine with older, dog savvy kids in the home. She needs a family who will help her see how much fun it is to be a part of a Pack but also gives her time to observe all the good things they have to offer.
She adores dog beds! Her foster family has beds throughout the house, and she can almost always be found on one of them! She had some sensitive skin from her days on the street and we discovered that she loves the bath and playing in the towels afterwards!
This independent lady took care of herself for a long time on the streets. She has learned what it is to enjoy being part of the group, of being safe and warm and surrounded by friends who love her. If you would like to help her know that feeling for the rest of her life, fill out an application below:
Name: Saint Gianna
Breed: Pit Bull Terrier
Age: 2 years 4 months (estimated)
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: has completed treatment!
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Good with Children: Over 12
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: Yes
Adoption Fee: $500.00 (includes transport fee when applicable)
Location of dog currently: Memphis TN
IMPORTANT INFORMATION -
Paws New England is a foster-based rescue - our dogs reside in various locations throughout the south and New England.
Adoption donations cover pre-adoption vet costs (including vaccinations, spay/neuter when age appropriate, and heartworm testing/treatment when necessary), a microchip, and transportation to New England if necessary.
Donations for our young, healthy puppies and dogs support their fellow canines of advanced age or suffering from injuries and abuse whose donations are reduced but whose veterinary costs are typically much higher. We appreciate your understanding that your newly adopted dog will help others in need.