Gideon, Dog, Miniature Pinscher / Terrier / Mixed (short coat)

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Species: 
Dog
Breed: 
Miniature Pinscher / Terrier / Mixed (short coat)
Primary Breed: 
Miniature Pinscher
Secondary Breed: 
Terrier
Gender: 
Male
Mixed: 
Yes
Home with dogs: 
Yes
Home with cats: 
No
Home with kids: 
Yes
Declawed: 
No
Age: 
Young
Special Needs: 
No
Spay/neutered: 
Yes
Size: 
Small
Vaccinations Up to Date: 
Yes
Color: 
Black with Brown, Red, Golden, Orange or Chestnut
Coat Length: 
Short
Pattern: 
Bicolor
Courtesy: 
No
Found: 
No
Location Zipcode: 
42071
Description: 
Please contact humanesociety@murray-ky.net for more information about this pet. Humane Society of Calloway County P. O. Box 764 607 Poplar Street Murray, Kentucky 42071 270-759-1884 humanesociety@murray-ky.net www.forthepets.org Little GIDEON was hit by a car in the middle of a four-lane highway near nightfall in mid-Dec 2009. The driver immediately rescued him and took him to one of our local veterinarians who participate in our Good Samaritan Program. Amazingly GIDEON was not badly injured. He was very sore but there were no broken bones. GIDEON is about a year old and weighs 10 pounds. His foster says she has found him to be extraordinarily loving and cuddly little dog. He just wants to do whatever he can to make his person happy. He loves attention, so while he could definitely live happily with other dogs as he is with the three other dogs in his foster home, he would undoubtedly enjoy being the only one claiming his owner's lap. Although he hasn't been with young children, we think he would thrive with considerate children to play with him. He really, really loves to chase the foster's cats so we think he'd be better off in a home where he wouldn't have that opportunity. GIDEON has been working on housetraining. He is beginning to get the idea that going in the house is not a good thing and crate training is helping. We think GIDEON was a country dog so he has had lots to learn about an indoor, city life. He tends to bark at people who are walking by when he's outside in the yard. We expect that will diminish as he becomes more accustomed to life in town. He appears to have had skin problem, untreated fleas perhaps, that were left untreated but that have healed on their own. That has left some scarring on his hind legs. Some of his coat has grown back but he may always have some bare patches on his hindquarters. GIDEON will be up-to-date on his shots, heartworm negative, microchipped and neutered before going to his FOREVER home. GIDEON is an absolutely delightful little guy who is ready for a loving home of his very own. If you would like to add GIDEON to your family, his adoption donation is $100. Please read the guidelines for adoption and complete the adoption application if you are interested in adopting GIDEON. Dog Adoption Guidelines: You must fill out an application to be considered for adoption. You can fill out an application at www.forthepets.org/adoption.htm or email to humanesociety@murray-ky.net for an application. It is not a 'first come' process; we try to 'match' the dog with the family for a FOREVER home. We process all applications at once and take the dog off the site, place on adoption pending status until a decision is made. If a suitable home is not found, the dog returns to active status. The dog adoption process can take about two weeks; we are a small group of volunteers who have full time jobs. We do not fly or ship our dogs due to heat/cold concerns and safety issues. If you are willing to fly out AND fly the dog back in the cabin (size restrictions) with you, that would be considered. If you apply to adopt a dog and are chosen, you must come to Murray, KY to pick up the dog and fill out the paperwork in person. We do adopt out-of-state, but we do not transport. We can't provide individual 'meet and greet' sessions for each applicant. If chosen to adopt, you will have time to visit with the dog before signing any paperwork and will not be committed to adopt if you choose not to at that time. ADOPTION GUIDELINES You must fill out an application to be considered for adoption. Please email the Cat Adoption Coordinator at paws2consider@yahoo.com for an application or the Dog Adoption Coordinator at dboaz@wkblue.net. You may also call us at 270-759-1884 or visit our website at www.forthepets.org to download an application. Please, serious inquiries only. This is not a “first come” process, we try to match the pet with a home that will be a Forever Home. We are a small group of volunteers that have full-time jobs. The time to process an application can vary depending on the availability of the Adoption Team, the information provided on the application (whether it is Completely filled out) and the number of applicants for that pet. We do try to process them in as timely a fashion as possible. We do consider out-of-state adoptions, however, we do not fly or ship our pets due to heat/cold concerns and safety issues. If you are willing to fly out AND fly the pet back in the cabin with you, that would be considered. If you apply to adopt a pet and are selected, you must come to Murray, KY to pick up the pet and fill out the paperwork in person. Most likely, if you are selected and come to Murray to meet the pet, the adoption will be approved. However, this is not 100%, as we cannot be certain that the pet and you will click in person. Therefore, you would not be committed to the adoption, nor would we, should either party feel that it was not a good match. If the application process goes this far, however, more than likely it will be a success!