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|AVAILABLE DOGS ...
All dogs shown are available for adoption and are on-site unless otherwise stated.
Gregory's Gift of Hope has in place fencing and indoor living policies.
We ask that you review these policies before submitting your application.
Gucci ~ the last of our designer dogs; we started with four! Gucci is a male; approx. 7 months as of mid-Oct. 2015; Lab mix. Up-to-date on vaccinations. These sweet pups came to us from the South Dakota Indian Reservation where they were picked up by the LightShine Rescue Group. These little pups came to us with a pretty rough looking skin condition but after several weeks of treatment, they were like brand new pups again - first photo was taken upon intake in June 2015 and second photo was taken mid-July, 2015. Gucci is such sweet, sweet pup! Stop in during open visiting hours to see this handsome boy - you won't believe your eyes when you see how far he's come since the initial photo was taken.
Bernie is a male lab/hound mix and is
approximately 2 1/2 year old (as of Nov. 2014). Intake date: Feb. 2013. He is neutered, up to date on vaccinations, heart worm checked and microchipped. This is one very happy go lucky dog; always giving the GGOH volunteers a run for their money when simply going outside for a quick break. Bernie loves to walk on his back legs, actually doing a little jig, when being escorted from his kennel to the run areas. He is a very lovable boy. About 55lbs. He was brought to GGOH roughly 2 years ago with his brother Mac when approached by another rescue to save these 2 from death row. Bernie needs an active adopter, a walker/runner perhaps, as he needs to be exercised daily; also someone who likes the lab type personality ( lots of energy and lots of love). If you think you might be a match for this young fella, give us a call or stop on by during visiting hours. Bernie can't wait to show you his dance moves!
Please Note: Koojay is currently on a medical hold and we will not be processing applications for him at this time.
Chelsea is a 5 1/2 year old (as of Dec. 2015) Labrador Border Collie Mix who recently lost her home due to unforeseen medical and financial circumstances for her elderly owner. She was welcomed to Gregory's with open arms and has been loved since she walked through the doors. She is great with other dogs as well as with cats. This dog definitely is a "people" dog as she simply loves to be around people. Chelsea came to reside with us along with her 15 year old Siberian Husky fur friend, Koojay, who is in need of a foster home for his final senior years. Koojay has been a delight to have with us, a mellow very charming old boy still full of life. (We apologize for the grainy picture of Koojay but it's all we had upon intake. Also, you can see he needed a good session of grooming when he arrived - he's looking pretty good now though as you can see from the second photo of him!)
Both are absolutely wonderful dogs who were truly loved. If you have room in your heart for a sparkle of love then Chelsea is for you. If you can find it in your heart to give a sparkle of love to a fabulous senior then Koojay is for you.
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Chloe is a female Shepherd mix; she is
approximately 13 years old (as of Oct. 2015). Chloe is a very sweet girl who loves to go for walks and snuggle. She is not very fond of other dogs; she is fine when leashed and on walks with others but doesn't do well if she were to mix with them. Chloe is fine with kids, cats and people. She is very much a people pleaser. Chloe came to GGOH in early 2012 when her owners had set out to euthanize her due to an altercation with another dog. Rather than have her lose her life for simply not liking another dog we agreed to have Chloe join us here at Gregory's. Just like some people, there are dogs who prefer to not have others of her own kind in her own personal space - how could we fault her for that! She has done great here with us; she is very friendly with all the volunteers and staff and as stated, is fine with other dogs when supervised and everyone keeps their own space. Great walking partner for an active person! This senior gal has lots of spunk and is looking for the right person to love her and be her guardian. Is it you?
Dice is a male Labradinger (Lab/Springer mix); 15 mos. as of Sept. 2015. Up-to-date on vaccinations, neutered, micro-chipped. Dice has had a bit of a storied start in life - he was initially surrendered by his first owner due to lack of time to spend with an active puppy and then adopted by a young college student. The college student made a poor decision to bring Dice home and then throw a party where Dice was thrown into the mix of new surroundings, lots of young partying people, loud music, etc - Dice got spooked and nipped at someone. The college student then decided that she no longer wanted Dice and this is where GGOH came into Dice's life. Dice was then adopted out to another family and had a bit of a rocky start with a younger child and was once again, returned. Dice has since been through vigorous temperament testing with a trained professional and has not acted out in any way - he has passed all tests but his training will not stop here - we will continue to work with Dice so that hopefully his next adoption will be a permanent one. Dice really is a very good dog, he's just been put in tough situations - we are certain with proper training (of dog and of owner) and proper introductions to new environments, Dice will do just fine. We do recommend, however, that he not be placed into a home with young children who are not able to understand how to respect a dog's space and what the signs are that a dog is becoming agitated. So, if you're looking for an active, sweet, all-around good young dog to add to your family, he could be the one. Won't you at least give him a chance to show you how wonderful he is - stop in for a visit and see for yourself!
Click the link to watch a short video of Donner during playtime: Donner in Action
Donner is approximately 11 years old (as of Oct. 2015) but still has several years of loving to give. He is a Lab/Pointer mix. Donner came to GGOH after his owner passed away; a friend of his owner gave Donner a temporary home, but it didn't go too well as Donner had been in a one dog home and was not used to other animals, which this temporary home had. While Donner prefers to be the only dog, we have begun to introduce him to the concept of walking along side other dogs by training him with one of our other rescues. Donner loves to go for walks and plays a mean game of fetch. Donner is not fond of cats so a cat-free home is also necessary. Donner is doing good while here at GGOH, but we would really like to see him find a home to spend his last years in ~ LET'S FIND DONNER A NEW HOME!
Click the link to watch a short video of Duke submitted by his trainer: Our Boy Duke
Duke is a Blue Nose Pit Bull, 18 months old as of November 2014 . Duke was left behind by a young man whose mother tried to take care of him but was unable to keep up with his energy. Duke was slotted to be put up on Craigslist when a caring individual overheard and stepped in - thus began Duke's adventures with GGOH. While here with GGOH, he has been training with CJ's K9 Training and Retreat learning proper socialization, general obedience and just working to become the awesome dog we know he is.
Duke's report card is a B right now and he is available for adoption. We will continue to provide his training up until he is ready to go to a new furever home and training will still be available if needed dependent upon his progress at the time of adoption. Duke is very affectionate and loves to play. He is being socialized with other dogs and is doing well. Cats are still unknown at this time. He is good with children.
If you would like to meet Duke, please schedule an appointment to see this handsome young man. He will be waiting but he wanted us to let you know he's hoping he won't be waiting too long. BULL POWER!!
Frannie ~ Intake date: 3/29/15. Frannie, along with her two pups, Shay and Dawson, were the result of yet another rescue mission from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The LightShine Rescue Group has been doing some amazing work out on this Reservation to save as many dogs as possible from a nearly certain death and we here at GGOH have been doing our part to help when we can. Frannie is a German Shepherd/Lab mix, approximately 2 years old. She is up-to-date on vaccinations and spayed. Frannie is just a lovely, well-behaved dog and was been a very good momma to her babies, both of whom have now been adopted. She would make a wonderful pet for anyone looking to add a medium sized dog into their life. We're excited to have found Dawson and Shay there forever homes, and now we hope daily that someone will come along for Frannie.
A medical note on Frannie if you have been following her case - as of mid-August 2015 - Frannie's chemo treatments for her non-cancerous tumor have been going well. She's had three of her six treatments without any side effects whatsoever. We expect the treatments to completely eradicate the tumor and for Frannie to go on living a full and healthy life. We chose chemo treatments for Frannie as the type of tumor she has will often return if not eradicated (rather than just removed) and we definitely do not want this sweet girl to have to go through this again.
If you'd like to meet Frannie, please review our adoption policies and procedures and then come on in during visiting hours for an up-close and personal - we just know you're going to love her!
Click the link to watch a short video of Hailey & Ruby on a play date: Hailey & Ruby
Hailey is a female Chi/Terrier mix, DOB April 2014. Intake date: March 2015. Up-to-date on vaccinations and is spayed. Hailey is another SD Reservation rescue. This little dog is such a sweetheart - she is sure to melt all your worries away! Hailey is full of energy, loves to play, gives out kisses freely and is a great lap dog. She has won over all of our hearts here at GGOH and we are certain once you meet her, she'll win yours over, too.
Marion is a female, Yellow Lab Mix, approximately 3 years old (as of March 2015). She is spayed, up-to-date on vaccinations and is heart worm negative. She has a docked tail, and may have been born this way, but we're not sure. Marion comes to GGOH from Smiling Dog Farms in Texas. This medium sized dog is BIG on love - such a sweat heart! She's great with other dogs and is very good with cats as well. We're told she's good with kids, and honestly we don't see how she couldn't be as she is just the nicest dog. Oh, and Marion has the softest fur EVER! She is going to make someone a great cuddle bug!!
Mattie is a
female Rottweiler, up-to-date on vaccinations, spayed. Approximately 3 years old (as of Dec. 2015). Mattie's story is a sad one ~ she was discarded, not once, but twice by the humans she trusted. Mattie is microchipped and we traced her back to her first owner, who said she was giving away to another party. This second party decided they no longer wanted Mattie so they opened their gates and let her free and chose not to reclaim her. She's now safe with us here at GGOH but she needs a place to call "HOME". Mattie, by no fault of her own, was not socialized very well or trained so she is in need of a person committed to helping her. By going to some general obedience classes, helping her get socialized with other dogs and just giving her the patience and understanding she deserves you will see what a truly remarkable personality Mattie really has. She does require some handling experience as she is a strong gal but we can tell you this, this is one beautiful dog with a very loving spirit. Are you a Rottie fan? Could you be the one to give this sweet gal a new, loving home to call her own? Please take the time to come in and meet this sweetheart - we'll just bet you will see the potential we see in her, too.
Ms. Blue ~ female Pit Bull mix; DOB November 2012. Ms. Blue came to GGOH at 3 months old with a congenital bone defect of her front legs. After many, many months of rehabilitation at a clinic in Burnsville, MN, we were able to prevent Blue's paws from turning all the way over onto the top of her paws which would have made it very hard for her to walk. Casting and exercise and water therapy and hours upon hours of coaxing and she is able to live a somewhat normal life. She may walk a little different from her canine friends but this is one determined little girl with a lot of perseverance.
Ms. Blue is one special dog! Even though she has a disability and cannot stand up all the way in a correct position, she can still run with the big dogs. She loves to be petted and just talked to. Each morning when our volunteers say hello to Ms. Blue, she will exit her kennel and come over and give out big hugs (she stands up using her back legs and will literally hug your leg with her two front deformed legs).
Won't you consider helping make her journey worth traveling. Please consider meeting Ms. Blue, you can judge for yourself how truly special this little gal is.
Intake 2/26/2013 ~ Let's get her "HOME" soon!!!
Munchkin & Shortcake are new arrivals to GGOH; intake date 1/4/2015. Papered, Rat Terriers. These precious souls lost their owner; he passed away and sadly, they had nowhere to go. They are getting along very well and are being loved by everyone until we can find a new furever home for them. Both are female, Munchkin is 8 years old while Shortcake 9 yrs old (as of Oct. 2015), both are up-to-date on vaccinations and spayed. Princess who is 10 years old (as of Oct. 2015) has also now joined her sister's here at GGOH; she arrived the week of March 8th, 2015. Princess had originally gone to another party when her owner passed, but sadly, they no longer wanted her and we felt it only right that Princess join her sisters. This is a different case for us here at GGOH as these three have been together since puppies and are very, very bonded. They must all be adopted together as they would surely suffer if they were split up again. **SPECIAL FAMILY RATE/FEE APPLIES**
Patrick P. Bull is a male, Staffordshire Terrier; he has been residing with GGOH since he was 3 months old (DOB July 2010). Patrick is a sweet, special boy who loves to go for walks, LOVES to cuddle, and is fine with cats, children and other dogs. He is up-to-date on vaccinations, neutered, and micro-chipped. If you have questions you'd like to ask us about Patrick, please feel free to contact us or stop by for a visit. We're certain that Patrick would LOVE to meet you!
Rhea is a female, Blue Nose Pitbull - Bull Terrier Cross. She is approximately 10 months (Dec. 2015). Rhea was an owner surrender after the owners had some medical and housing problems - they surrendered her over to the neighbors as the neighbors were afraid the owners were going to just leave her behind in the apartment that they were vacating. Rhea had some issues with her leg that were going to require surgery so the second owner was unable to keep her and this is when GGOH was contacted for assistance. We took Rhea in and had an orthopedic evaluation done at which time we were told she would need corrective surgery for her right front leg. Rhea's surgery was performed on October 13th and she has recovered nicely. She is now ready for adoption. This is one energetic, athletic and spitfire of a young gal! If you're looking for a young female that is very smart and full of love, Rhea just might be the one for you!
Ryan P. Inky (P'Inky) ~ What a character this little guy is! And talk about cute!! 11 mos. old as of July 2015; American Pit and Bull Terrier cross. This is one fun, sweet, loving, adorable pup. The photos we've posted of him says it all - this truly is his personality captured perfectly. FUN and a little bit cookey. :) P'Inky is up-to-date on his vaccinations, neutered and micro-chipped.
Shaney & Miley are mother and daughter and are very bonded; both have been residing at GGOH since 11/ 2009.
These girls have been with GGOH since they were brought in from one of our rescue missions on a reservation in South Dakota. Shaney, Miley and Bandit (who has been adopted) were taken after they were found beaten, with broken jaws and multiple injuries. It was reported by persons on the reservation that Shaney and Bandit were trying to save their puppies (who all perished) who were being beaten by some children and in their attempts, they were hit with baseball bats, breaking their jaws and Shaney's ear. It was heartbreaking to know they had suffered so much but it was heartwarming to know we were there and could get them out safely. Shaney, Miley and Bandit came to GGOH where they had to learn to trust and understand the world was not always a scary painful place. Miley was Bandit and Shaney's daughter from a previous birth so mom and daughter rely on each other heavily. Both love to go for walks and are great on their leashes. Love to snuggle and just be with you. They will need some time to adjust to a new environment but will do great with an individual or a family, with older children, who will give them love and patience. They are ok with cats but do have some issues with other dogs as they are afraid of them sometimes due to their beginnings, running among the packs.
We know they are special souls who just need understanding and a peaceful place to call "home". Red Heeler mixes; approx. 6 1/2 and 5 1/2 yrs old (as of December 2014). Please don't overlook these wonderful pups ~ we know you would be happy with them, if you just gave them the chance they deserve.
Silas was found by a concerned citizen after being placed in his kennel on the side of the freeway in the Woodville, Wisconsin area - his kennel was found in a ravine. When the woman came upon him he was out of his kennel running into traffic so she did the only thing she could think of to do and grabbed him and called us here at GGOH. His ear was torn and bleeding, presumably from breaking out of his kennel. His kennel had been broken on one side and had been taped together with electrical tape making it possible to break open with little force, which Silas had done to escape it's contents. Silas had been left in this kennel with dirty blankets and an old garbage bag filled with rotting garbage - to put it mildly, the kennel was filthy! Can you imagine; this is how someone left their family pet. Breaks our heart! Silas is a great black lab with a big heart. He wants nothing but to be loved and have some guidance from a faithful new friend. He is approx. 3 - 4 years old; up-to-date on vaccines and is neutered. He's doing well with his training and is sure to make a wonderful family pet given the chance. Someone out there discarded this poor boy with their trash - such a shame. Let's find Silas a new loving home where he will know love like no other - he deserves it!
Tucker is a male Staffordshire Terrier; DOB is
approximately January 2009. Intake date: June 2010.
Tucker is a SPECIAL NEEDS dog. He is deaf and needs to have someone with patience and a whole lotta love. We promise you, will get that love back tri-fold. Tucker does also have some allergy issues, he is on special food, takes allergy medications daily and he does receive monthly shots. Don't let that scare you off, Tucker is well worth the extra care. He is up-to-date on vaccinations, is neutered, and is micro-chipped. Due to Tucker's deafness, he is not a candidate for invisible fencing - he must go to a home with above ground, stationary fencing. Also, please note, a home with younger children would not be a good match for Tucker due to the startle factor that deaf dogs often have. Older children who would understand how to interact with Tucker would be best.
Turner is a male Pit Bull mix; DOB is
approximately June 2009. Turner came to GGOH back in the spring of 2011 after being left chained to a pole near a run-down trailer home. Left alone with a gash in his leg, he was quickly scooped up by a concerned party and GGOH was asked to help him out. Turner joined the GGOH family, received the medical attention he needed, and has been awaiting the perfect person/family to come along and sweep him off his paws. Turner has been here at GGOH the majority of his life; let's get this sweet guy outta here and on to living a dog's life!