Heidi, 17 Years Old, Spayed Female, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, 20lbs
Fluffy, 14 Years Old, Spayed Female, Shih Tzu, 15lbs
Fostered in Virginia
LOVE *2. Heidi and Fluffy must be adopted together. These two sweethearts had it rough for many years, but they always had each other!
Heidi is very sweet. Her back legs are unstable and she falls often, but she can get around on her own for short spurts. She needs help getting back up and to stabilize. She is learning to use a wheelchair for longer periods of play time, she doesn’t need it to get around or go potty. She is hand-fed to keep her floppy ears clean and so feeding time isn’t so long. She’s a great eater! After eating, her face is cleaned with a damp towel. She is housebroken as long as you let her out after meals and a few times a day as she will not signal. She will try to go to the door, but won’t bark. After going potty, her underside needs to be wiped clean with a damp towel since her weak legs make her squat really low. Other sanitary areas should be kept clean, but that’s with all pups! She cannot do stairs and must be helped up and down furniture. She’s easy to carry. Hardwood floors are also tough, so rugs would be nice. She’s good with cats, dogs, and kids that are respectful of her special needs. She takes pills for her arthritis and a severe heart murmur. Her heart will need to be monitored for signs like coughing. Heidi is a quiet, gentle gal who sleeps a lot and just needs a safe, comfy home and nurturing family. Her sweet demeanor will melt your heart 24/7. Once you have your routine, you’ll see she’s pretty easy. If you love nurturing, she is perfect for you!
Fluffy is an active and loving gal who loves to hang out and sniff around the yard. Her ears are almost closed completely due to past ear issues that weren’t treated. She has diminished hearing, but a great sniffer and good vision. We are exploring possibly doing surgery if it will help her, but she isn’t bothered by them at all. Fluffy will bark when she’s lonely, but will stop. Still, she and Heidi prefer someone who is a homebody and is retired and/or works from home. Fluffy is good with stairs, eating on her own, and is playful with other dogs she knows, especially little ones. A home with another dog is preferred so Fluffy can have another friend that’s a bit more active than Heidi. Fluffy takes eye drops for dry eye and ointment for her ears.
A single family home with a fenced yard is ideal so both dogs can go out together. Heidi can’t go on leash walks.
If you think double LOVE bugs are in the cards for you, please complete an adoption application. These are truly special girls, looking for a special home.
Chloe, 11 Years Old, Spayed Female, Pom-chi, 25lbs
Fostered in Virginia
Chloe is a really good girl. Quiet, but full of spunk! She just wants to be with her family. She enjoys short walks, late night movie watching, and chasing squirrels. She loves snackies and belly rubs. Chloe gets along with dogs and kids and tries to get in on play time. She has been diagnosed with Cushings disease but it is totally managed with one daily pill. Please complete an adoption application and open your home and heart to this awesome lady.
Mylo, 13 Years Old, Neutered Male, Cairn Terrier, 15lbs
Fostered in Virginia
Mylo was surrendered to us when his elderly owner became too ill to continue to care for him. He can be a loving dog but can also be unpredictable. He needs someone with experience and patience with a reactive dog. Since coming to us, he has been working hard on his good behavior in his foster home. He is dog selective and he would do best in a home without dogs and he should not live with kids. He is housebroken and getting used to his crate training.
Mr. Magoo, 15 Years Old, Neutered Male, Jack Russel Terrier, 20lbs
Fostered in Virginia
This wonderful guy is deaf and mostly blind (maybe sees shadows). More importantly: He’s a sweet boy with frolic in him who needs someone special so he can forget his past struggles as a lonely stray in West Virginia. He gets along well with other dogs in his foster home, except for occasional grumpy “get off my lawn” snarls when they bump him. He totally ignores the cats or lets them rub on him sometimes. He must be taken out every three to to four hours for potty breaks. He sleeps a lot. He does get spunky when he’s pet, but he doesn’t like cuddling. He has learned the layout of his foster home well, and understands family routines. Is he the perfect dog for you? Please apply!
Gus, 10 Years Old, Neutered Male, Pekinese-Shih Tzu, 15lbs
Gus was found as an extremely matted stray. He was scared when he first arrived to his foster home but is now starting to relax and settle in. He is very sweet. Gus still has plenty of pep in his step and enjoys leash walks. He is good with other dogs. He also loves meal time, sleeps great through the night, does well in a crate, does well for car rides and knows how to “sit” on command. We aren’t sure yet if Gus is willing to do stairs. He seems uninterested or unaware of them. Gus’ foster parents are going to work with him on stairs. In the meantime, he does well being carried. He is working on his potty manners, but is making progress in a short time. He may never be 100% housebroken, but he’s 95% there. He LOVES walking on leash and prefers to go potty on walks. Please check back for updates on this sweet boy as we continue to learn more about him.
Wolfie, 13 Years Old, Neutered Male, Corgi-Collie Mix, 16lbs
Fostered in Virginia
Wolfie is short for Wolfgang Mozart because he loves classical music! He is as cute as can be! He has short legs, a long body, and a disproportionately big adorable head. He is working on potty training for #1 (he is great for #2), so wears a belly band inside. He can get worked up sometimes and starts barking, then gets growly, and bares teeth. He needs time to calm down or he can start air snapping. That can escalate to head whipping so you just have to let him chill out. He calms down relatively quickly. He LOVES food so treats easily distract him. He is a very good dog, but this quirk can be scary until you figure him out and you do need to understand and be patient with him. He was found as a stray so who knows what he has endured. We think the longer he is in a family/ home environment where he feels safe, this will improve but always be something to watch.
Wolfie can bark very loudly when he is separated from you or wants attention. He does settle down when he realizes he won’t be rewarded for that. He rides in the car well, but does better in a lap since he barks when he’s insecure. He will look to you for confidence and follow you around.
He does well with other dogs. Cats are unknown. He prefers a home with no kids. His love of treats makes him too excited, so we offer treats in our palm. He also enjoys puzzles, massages, smooth gentle pets, ear rubs, and belly rubs. When he rolls on his back for you, it’s very very cute.
Wolfie has a head tilt and his back legs are weak due to neurological issues in his spine. He is very mobile, but walks should be limited to 15 minutes to be safe. The head tilt causes no issues, except making him irresistible!
His resume may seem long, but he really is going to make someone a really loyal companion for life! Please submit an application for this unique boy!
Ester, 10 Years Old, Female (Spay Pending), Pomeranian Mix, 8lbs
Ester came to the shelter as a stray. She is a friendly, gorgeous gal. She has a heart murmur, some tracheal collapse, and an occasional cough which is managed with pills. Like all senior pups, she as some arthritis, which is also managed easily with medication. Her right eye has no vision and currently does not need any management, but should be monitored for any future discomfort. She does just fine with one eye! Her spay is upcoming, stay tuned for updates! Please submit an application for this pretty girl!
Ziggy, 14 Years Old, Neutered Male, Toy Shih-tzu Poodle Mix, 9lbs
Julie, 13 Years Old, Spayed Female, Pomeranian Mix, 19lbs
Fostered in Virginia
Julie is a friendly, happy girl and is very loving and affectionate! She seems to like everyone she meets. She gets along well with the other dogs in her foster home and while we haven’t seen her with cats and kids, we think she would do fine with them. She loves to snuggle, play, and go on walks or spend time in the yard. While we think she is about 13, she still has plenty of pep and has a great medium energy level. It seems that she was well-loved and cared for before coming to GFA, but sadly, her owner passed away and there was no one else to take her in.
Julie is house-trained and will let you know when she needs to go outside. She is also crate-trained, but she does fine at night and while home alone without being crated. She is happy to curl up and sleep in her dog bed in her foster mom’s room at night. She does great on a leash.
She has a cataract in her left eye, but it doesn’t appear to affect her vision a great deal. Her last urinalysis showed some crystals, so she is eating a special diet just to prevent bladder stones. She is in otherwise good health!
Julie’s foster mom says “an adopter will be very fortunate to be her forever family. She’s a gentle soul and a real doll.” We agree that Julie is a gem! She doesn’t ask for much, just wants to be safe and loved.
Bandit, 15 Years Old, Neutered Male, Shih Tzu, 12lbs
Fostered in Maryland
Bandit is one of the cutest little guys we have ever seen! He was surrendered by owners that didn’t have time for him due to their own circumstances. He had not been outside in over a year before we took him under our wing! He is a very good, quiet, low-key boy. He’s great with other dogs and most likely with cats, as long as they respect his very low vision. He sleeps through the night and is potty trained as long as he is let out as needed. He doesn’t really signal, so frequent breaks until you get his routine is the best bet.
Bandit has stage 3 kidney disease, COPD/chronic bronchitis, elevated pancreas levels, heart disease, and dry eye. He will need to be on heart, COPD, and eye medications the rest of his life (pills and drops). He eats a prescription diet mixed 50% with white rice to manage his concurrent kidney disease and pacreatitis. Bandit must be hand-fed 3 small meals a day. He’s very low-vision and hard of hearing. He needs either a retired or work from home situation to live out the rest of his days in peace and comfort.
Despite all that Bandit has going on, he looks forward to meal time and enjoys a combination of naps and laps around the house. Everyone falls in love with this guy! If you are a great caretaker and love providing support to a gentle, senior pup, please apply!