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Update 12/08/03 - We just found out from our foster home that Gabby had to be put to sleep. She fell late Sunday night and broke her hip badly. Our vet Dr. Heyward was called and was kind enough to make a house call so Gabby didn't need to suffer a transport. The break was bad enough that Dr. Heyward and the foster both felt it was best, given her age, not to put her through a difficult surgery and painful recovery. So she was lovingly helped on in the arms of someone who loved her as much as anyone could. We want to thank Dr. Heyward and Lindsey, the foster parent who came to us about Gabby in the first place. I am certain that Gabby's last weeks were filled with happiness and love, and that she passed on wrapped in that same love.

We will miss you Gabby girl, you were a very special lady and we were lucky to have gotten to know you, if only for a little while.
  • Gender- Female
  • Age - 8 yrs
  • DOB - 01/95
  • Height  at the shoulder - ~ 31"
  • Weight - 130
  • Spayed/Neutered - Yes
  • Taken in on  - 11/10/03
  • Available as of -
  • Housebroken - Yes
  • Obedience trained - Some
  • Good with other dogs - Yes
    • with cats - Yes
    • with kids - Yes
    • with the elderly - Yes
  • Temperament - Great temperament. She is a sweetie pie and very affectionate. But she is older and so she is not too active.

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Gabby is an older female Dane whose life was turned upside down recently when her owner passed away and his wife fell ill. The family was not able to take her in and care for her. They made the difficult decision to take her to the vet to have her put to sleep, but someone was watching out for sweet Gabby. One of the vet techs at the vet's office knew this girl could find a good home, so they got the family to turn her over to them instead. She is trained but would need a bit of work, she is used to not having to follow commands anymore. We have some records on her. Gabby is average sized for a Dane, but is a bit overweight. She really needs to go on a diet once she is settled in her new home. For now we are not worrying about it. It isn't bad and there is no need to stress her while she is between homes. Despite her life being very confused right now, she is an even tempered, happy and loving dog.

Due to her age and her need for attention, we are looking to place Gabby as an only dog. She gets along fine with other dogs, but this senior girl really deserves a family that can focus all their love and attention on her. She's earned it, she deserves it, and she will generously reward the family that will give it. Gabby is in a loving foster home right now. They are very fond of her and would keep her in a flash if they had the room and could give her the time she deserves.


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