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Adoptable: Geppetto

Age: 8 years old

Gender: Male

Breed: Shetland Sheepdog mix

Weight: 20 lbs

Personality: Timid but coming out of his shell! So friendly and sweet!

Education: Working on bathroom and leash training

Favorite Activities: Being pet, sniffing and exploring.

Looking for: A calm and mellow home where he can have a lot of love and some decompressing time to come out of his shell. All female preferred

Special needs: He is blind, and he has some muscle weakness in his hind legs. He is also taking Cytopoint injections to help with his allergies.

Adoption Fee: $ 200

Gentle Geppetto

Ciao! My name is Geppetto. Just like the character from Pinocchio, I’m a sweet fella looking for a loving family. I’m an 8-year-old, 20-pound, Shetland Sheepdog mix. I came to The Animal Pad during the tragic shopping cart incident. I’m blind and have some muscle loss in my hind legs. I’m currently receiving Cytopoint injections to help resolve skin allergies and I hope I’ll be feeling like a “real boy” soon! It’s evident that I was suffering for some time, but I’m healing mentally and emotionally every day. Just like Pinocchio returns to Geppetto, I hope I can find a loving family with you!

As I mentioned, I’m coming out of my shell as I adjust to this new life. I’m becoming more playful day by day and my pawsonality is starting to shine! However, I’m still timid and need time to gain confidence. I’m friendly with other dogs but prefer mellow, sweet pups. I haven’t met any cats, but I hope we’d be pals! I do wonderful with kids and love getting pets from all humans. When I’m not playing around I enjoy walks, exploring, and getting lots of love. I’m a sucker for some snuggles and never turn down love and affection.

I’m hard at work at my training and making great progress. I’m working on bathroom, house, and leash training with my foster. I know that with routine and practice, I’ll be a very good boy… no lies! I get a bit sad when you leave, but I’ll settle down shortly. I hope I can keep training with you!

My ideal furever family is one with lots of love., and preferably all-female household. I’ve been through so much and do well out and about, but in my own territory I need a little patience and extra help with warming up to men. it’s clear that I’m searching for a safe place to call home. I would do fine with another dog as long as they are laid-back and not aggressive (like me!). Once I am given time and space to heal, I know that my heart will grow too!

My adoption fee is $300 and that includes spaying/neutering, shots, and microchip. If you want to take me home, please fill out the form on the website here: https://theanimalpad.org/adoption-application/

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