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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.
We will NOT make exceptions to these policies - they are in place for the
safety and well-being of the dog you wish to adopt.
IndoorLivingPolicyAlso, please be aware that we have a 100 mile radius limitation on our adoption area from our facility in New Richmond, WI. Before contacting us, please make sure you are within distance as indicated. Thank you.
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Bernie is a male lab/hound mix and is approximately 4 1/2 years old (as of Nov. 2016). Intake date: Feb. 2013. Bernie is one very happy go lucky dog; always on the ready for play time. His energetic nature keeps him running at about 55lbs. Bernie was brought to GGOH with his brother Mac when we were approached by another rescue to save them 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, i.e. lots of energy and lots of love.
(Note: In the above photo Bernie is wearing a "gentle lead", not a muzzle. A gentle lead is often used when walking our rescue dogs.)
Caliah ~ Female.
Age: approx. 1 year (as of April 2016). Coon Hound/Aussie(Blue
Caliah was brought to Gregory’s as a stray. She was found wandering in the town of New
Richmond, WI. She’s a young girl;
shorter in stature than the pictures portray.
Very sweet, loving pup. Get’s
along well with other dogs and does fine with cats and children. Gorgeous baby!
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); 2 yrs. 3 mos. as of Sept. 2016. Up-to-date on vaccinations, neutered, micro-chipped. Dice does have a bite history and is a bit nervous around strange men.
Dice 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 who did not heed Dice's warning signs 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.
Our recommendations for Dice is that he be placed in a calm environment, preferably a home with no other dogs and absolutely no young children as they do not understand dog behavior and therefore, could entice an altercation. Dice needs a committed, experienced guardian/handler who is willing to work with him and continue his training. Although we do know that Dice gets nervous around strange men, we have seen that with proper introductions and given adequate time to adjust, Dice can be accepting of them.
Dice is a special case, no doubt, but we are confident that there is a home out there for him. If you think you might be the perfect match for Dice, please contact us or stop by during canine visiting hours to meet him.
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!!
Maxx is an 8yr. old (as of Dec. 2016) Jack Russell/Wirehaired Fox Terrier mix. Maxx is a spunky boy with plenty of energy - don't let his age fool you! Maxx doesn't do well with small children as he likes to play chase and small children often do not know how to handle his energy; older children would be fine. A fenced yard is a safety must for Maxx as he also likes to chase critters and would dash across a road if on a good chase without thinking twice. Maxx does well on a leash and loves to go for walks. He's also quite the cuddler. Maxx is currently in foster so please call our facility to make arrangements if you'd like to meet Maxx.
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!!!
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!
Piper is a female, 4 1/2 years old (12/2016), Daschund/Minature Schnauzer mix. She is up-to-date on vaccinations and spayed. Piper came to GGOH as a Humane Society pull from the Twin Cities. Saddest part of her story, she was pulled from another high-kill shelter in another state only to end up on the HS euth list in MN. We don't have the full story on Piper but from what we have seen in the time she has been with us, she is a total sweetheart! She has lots of energy, is full of spunk and loves attention. Piper is ready and waiting for her new forever home - could she be the one you are looking for? Stop in today to meet this sweetie but be ready for lots of tail wagging and kisses!
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!
Rosie is a female, 8 yr. old (12/2016) Rat Terrier/Chi mix. Rosie came to GGOH from the Humane Society where she was on the euthanasia list for being scared and nippy, but given very little time to adjust to her new surroundings. We don't blame Rosie for being frightened where she was, we would be too in a little kennel in a very strange place. While here with us, we have been working with Rosie, showing her nothing but love and she is doing quite well. Any new adopter should be prepared for a bit of transition time with Rosie, taking it slow so she knows she is safe, welcomed and loved in her new home. We feel Rosie was worth the safe - we're hoping someone out there does as well. To meet Rose, stop by during visiting hours - she'll be waiting!
Ryan P. Inky (P'Inky) ~ What a character this little guy is! And talk about cute!! 19 mos. old as of March 2016; 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 kookey. :) 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 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 its 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 needs a guardian who will be committed to continuing with his training; someone who will stand firm and let Silas know who is in charge. He is a good dog, but needs to know what his boundaries are. Silas is approx. 3 - 4 years old (as of Jan. 2016); up-to-date on vaccines and is neutered. He's doing well with his training and is sure to make a wonderful 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!
Meet Timber. American Staffordshire Terrier. Male, 3-4 years old (as of April 2016). Medium sized dog at roughly 50lbs. on intake. Timber is the product of dog fighting. Gregory's Gift of Hope was called to help when Timber was found by a local resident wandering in their yard. One look at Timber and we knew we had to help. Timber, covered in scars, was very under-weight and had visible signs of pain and discomfort when walking due to bone injuries that were not treated properly. Timber suffered greatly at the hands of some pretty despicable humans - we could not let this sweet dog live the rest of his life knowing only pain and suffering. Even with all of his injuries and with all of the mistreatment he has endured, he remains the sweetest dog and will shower you with kisses and tail wags when you greet him. How could we say no to this - we couldn't! Timber has been receiving the proper care and is doing well while waiting for that special someone to cross his path and call him their own. He is one pretty amazing dog!
Sharing some further information about Timber, coming from our Director here at GGOH. Timber was a bait dog and that certainly has some extra precautions that come with it when adopting, or considering adopting him. Don't get us wrong, he is a wonderful dog but his background cannot be forgotten. And please, it is a MUST that Timber go to a home with fencing. I know this additional information may turn some of you away but for Timber's sake, we must share this info. so that he can find is perfect, forever home.
From our Director at GGOH - January 2017:
We need people to understand the ramifications of him being a bait dog. He needs a fence, he needs limited chaos. He needs mostly if we can make it happen, to be an only dog who has a fence and yes he most likey can get along with others under great supervision and a great guardian who learns him well. He is going to, if dogs charge him, possibly react in a non-friendly manner. He has been removed from that environment but like a person, there is PTSD so people have to be aware and be prepared to be his eyes nose ears and calming factor. Almost a seeing eye person or a "Therapy" person if you will. You, the owner, will need to calm him, to make sure environments are acceptable, to remove him when necessary and understand things can be scary sometimes for him. He does not want to react, he aims to please so we must focus on his positive attributes. He is friendly as ever with people even after humans are the ones who put him in the position of being hurt, he loves just chilling with you in the sun. He likes to play ball and tug-o-war, he is a cuddler and also can be very playful and even get over excited so you must be able to balance your play with him. He is great with kids but knowing all the other things about him, the potential for issues is there if the kids get out of hand around him without really meaning to or thinking about it. There are so many things we do not know about him so even though he is a great dog he must be handled with caution in the beginning stages of entering a family home. It is extremely important that whoever adopts him really follows this not just agrees and because he might be doing great they skip right to complete trust. It's a hard case but there is someone out there for him.
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!