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Today I got word from Sue, his owner, that Gandalf passed away quietly this morning. If the world seems just a bit darker to us, It is, because a brilliant light has been extinguished by his passing.

God Bless you Sue,
and goodbye Gandalf, my sweet gallant soul. Sleep well.

Adopted Sept 2005
Woohoo, our little man has a home!

Hi Marc,

The amazing Gandalf is still doing really well (for him) and every day is a blessing.  He loves to go to the dog park where he can play with the little dogs, and stretch his legs with some short runs. He is such a joy.


  • Gender - male
  • Age/DOB - ~ 1 yr.
  • Height  at the shoulder -
  • Weight -
  • Spayed/Neutered - Yes
  • Taken in on  - 7/12/05
  • Available as of - Now
  • Housebroken - Yes
  • Obedience trained - working on it
  • Good with other dogs - Yes
    • with cats - Unk
    • with kids - Yes
    • with the elderly - Yes
  • Temperament - Gandalf is a sweet loving dog. He is not very active, mostly because of his orthopedic limitations. But he does like to run around now and then.
  • Comments
Gandalf has some pretty significant orthopedic limitations. He suffers from a number of problems. He also has a cleft in his nose that runs from his forehead to the tip of his nose. It makes him look very clownish, which often matches with his personality. He also had a tail injury that was left untreated and turned gangrenous, so about half his tail was amputated. It may be only half there, but when he wags it, the meaning is very clear. He is a happy boy who simply loves people, and seems to get along with just about all creatures. He seems fairly secure, even though he looks very unsteady on his feet. He has been handling being part of our pack and getting jostled around just fine. He is never threatened by it and seems to like being with the other dogs.Though he'd much prefer being with me. Now that he has been here a few days, it is clear he loves to play with the other dogs. They all seem to understand that he has limitations, and they adjust their play so as not to hurt him. He really is just a super dog, a pleasure to have around, and a very uplifting spirit. He can brighten your whole day. The person who can look past his handicaps and see the wonderful dog inside, is going to be very, very lucky. We kind of think the name BoBo fits him a lot better than Gandalf. Since he came with the name Gandalf, we aren't going to change it, but BoBo is defintely more his personality.

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