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Gertie

Female Senior Staffordshire Bull Terrier

If you have any questions about Gertie, please contact Shelter Chic at info@shelterchic.org

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About Gertie

Adoption Fee: $300

Super sweet senior Gertie is looking for a forever home where she can enjoy galloping, cuddles and extra treats! Gertie is around 9-13 years old, she is a medium sized dog who somehow weighs around 50lbs, although she certainly does NOT look like it.

To know Gertie is to love her and she adores getting extra attention. She does well in the car, is very good at the vet, well behaved on walks and always willing to try on a new outfit. She is happy with people of all ages and would make the perfect addition to any family who would be willing to give her all the love and devotion she deserves. She has lived with several dogs of different sizes during her time in foster care and is currently living with a dog-savvy cat. Gertie would be happiest in a home where she was the only pet and center of attention, but she would do well in almost any home. After all, furry brothers and sisters might be convinced to give her their treats too!

Gertie is known by friends as a “fake senior” since she shows no signs of slowing down despite her age, she loves long walks, rolling in the grass and going with you to run errands. Gertie gets along well with dogs of all sizes but she does like to bark at small and fluffy critters, so we do recommend caution to begin with if you have cats. We do not recommend her living with rabbits.

Gertie was surrender to the city shelter by someone who said they found her roaming the streets, however she was so well fed, clean, friendly, well trained and clearly used to living indoors, it’s seems unlikely she was living as a stray. Instead we believe that because Gertie had a large growth that would require an expensive surgery to remove, her owners decided to dump her at the kill shelter so they would not have to deal with it.

After having the lump removed, we performed other tests on Gertie that unfortunately showed that she still has microscopic remnants of slow growth, stage 2 cancer. At this time our vets recommended no further treatment for Gertie as she currently shows no signs of the illness or of any growths. Although we cannot say that Gertie is officially cancer free, we can say that she needs no special treatment other than checking her for lumps as you would any senior dog. Gertie currently takes pain medication for arthritis and medication for a heart murmur. 

If you think you can give Gertie all the love she deserves and would like to meet her, please go to Petstablished.com or follow the link below to complete an application to adopt. All of our animals are in foster homes. For the sake of our animals and foster families, you must have an approved application with references before you can meet them. 

https://v3.petstablished.com/pets/public/455076

In order to receive a speedy response to any inquiry, please email us directly at Info@ShelterChic.org or check out our website ShelterChic.org where you will find the answer to most questions about our adoption process and fees. Please remember that our organization is run entirely by volunteers in our spare time, and emails are responded to in order of importance. If you do not hear from us and cannot find the information needed on our website or in our animals profile, please reach out again. For more images and tales of our pets in foster-care check out our social media pages @shelterchic 

***PLEASE DO NOT email to ask if the animal you are interested in is still available. Just check Petstablished, if they are there, they are available! Please note that 3rd party adoption sites take 6-12 hours to refresh. Allpaws.com and petharbor.com are 4+ months out of date. We are not associated with Petcurious.com in anyway. Please do not apply for animals you see there without checking they are on the Petstablished website first.

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Details

Name
Gertie
Age
Senior
Gender
Female
Size
Medium
Shots up to date
YES
Ok with kids
YES
Housetrained
YES
Hypoallergenic
NO
Spayed/Neutered
YES
Ok with dogs
YES
Ok with cats
YES

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New York NY 10019

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