AGE: Gucci is a fun, active girl, who is about 2 years old and weighs 50 pounds. She’s a playful, curious pup who will do best in a home with a large well-fenced yard, since she loves exploring and, if left unattended, may go check out the neighborhood on her own. She has done well with other friendly dogs, who enjoy romping and wrestling, like her, but her play style can be a bit much for calmer dogs.
PERSONALITY: This friendly girl is currently in foster care, where she’s learning better manners when meeting new people, because she likes to jump up and kiss faces. Because she’s a strong and determined dog, she would do best in a home with older children or one without children and should meet all family members prior to adoption. Although Gucci is smart and a quick learner, she gets bored easily and her curiosity can get her into trouble. Fortunately, she’s crate-trained, housetrained, takes treats gently, and wants to please.
HIGHLIGHTS: Once she gets some exercise, she will settle down and can be quite affectionate. She recently re-injured a back leg, which has a luxating patella, but it hasn’t slowed her down. She still loves to run, likes going for walks, and is learning not to pull so hard on the leash. To prevent arthritis from setting in to her injured leg, she’s on a daily regimen of glucosamine and anti-inflammatory medication.
AVAILABLE: At the Jackson County Animal Shelter, 5595 S Pacific Hwy, Phoenix. Open 11am to 4 pm Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 4pm weekends. Contact her foster mom, Barbara, at 541-890-2308, or call the Jackson County Animal Shelter at 541-774-6654
COST: Gucci’s adoption fee has been prepaid by a generous donor, and includes a free one-hour in-home training, plus a wellness visit at a local veterinarian office. Gucci is spayed.
LOST & FOUND: www.petharbor.com or call 541-774-6654.
OTHER RESOURCES: Southern Oregon Humane Society, www.sohumane.org; C.A.T.S., www.kittensandcats.org; Sanctuary One, www.sanctuaryone.org; Spay/Neuter Your Pet (SNYP) – low-cost options; www.spayneuter.org.