Cocker Spaniel / Poodle Mix
Adoption Fee: Donation (includes spay/neuter, microchip, vaccinations)
Gary was dumped in the Oakland Shelter’s night drop box with no note. He was somewhat overweight; his coat was a mess and he was missing a lot of fur on his back end. Blood work determined that he suffered from hypothyroidism (an easily treated disease with daily, inexpensive medication). He also failed the shelter’s temperament testing.
Once he was in a foster home, things got significantly better for him. The medication stabilized his thyroid levels, he started losing some weight and his fur has started to grow back. He is still unsure about some handling (vet appointments, being bathed, etc.) but he does love attention and affection from his foster family. It seems to be a trust issue for him (understandably so).
He is pretty much ambivalent about other dogs. We don’t know about cats.
Gary needs a quiet household where he can continue regaining his trust of people.
For more information about Gary, contact
510-459-0396 (cell / text)