Meet Gizmo, a sweet 5- year-old boy who was surrendered to NBGR,
along with his friend Sable, because of his owner’s failing health.
Gizmo is a very happy boy who adores getting all the attention
you can dish out. He was taken in by his previous owner when he
was found in the country in horrible shape. She opened her home
and cared for Gizmo until she herself developed health issues
and had to surrender him to NBGR.
Even though we don’t know his history, we know that Gizmo is now
a very happy and sweet boy. He eagerly greets people and does
well with Sable and his tiny foster sister. When he was taken
for his vet appointment, Gizmo did not bark or react negatively
to the other dogs.
In his previous home, he was crated for extremely long hours.
According to his previous owner, Gizmo had never had an accident
in the house, but when he went to his foster home, he was a little
too anxious to let everyone know he had arrived. We think a big
contributor to Gizmo’s house-training lapse was nervousness because
of the change to another new environment. To protect his surroundings,
we put a belly band on Gizmo. Now that he has settled down, he
is doing much better, but he still needs to be under a watchful
Gizmo needs to lose a few pounds to reach the ideal weight for
his frame. He walks well on a leash and loves to go for walks.
His foster parents are working with him to not have accidents
in the house, and they are teaching him to sit on command. They
are also working to break his habit of wanting to jump up on your
legs. He just gets so excited he has trouble restraining himself
– but he is smart, and he will learn with consistency.
Gizmo adores being loved on and cuddled. He loves to play tug-o-war
and play with toys. He also liked to rumble with another dog in
his previous home. So an equally playful furiend in his new home
would be a bonus for this boy.
Gizmo is enjoying the freedom of space outside a crate in his
foster home. He is lightning fast and loves to bolt out open doors,
so his new family will have to be extra vigilant to make sure
this little guy does not escape and to make sure he is always
secured within a fenced yard.
Gizmo can be placed in a family without his friend Sable, but
if you have room for both, we believe they would feel more secure
moving to a new environment as a team. He will need a patient
family who will continue the work of his foster family so he can
be his very best.
Gizmo weighs 14 lb., is completely vetted, micro-chipped, and
ready to melt your heart. If you are interested in making this
little boy, or him and Sable, a part of your family, please let
us know by completing an adoption application. Already adopted
from NBGR in the past? Just let Connie know your arms are open!
Gizmo is located in Houston, TX.
If you are
interested in adoption please fill out our Adoption
If you would like more information, please contact Connie Lawrence
Keep in mind
that we prefer to place dogs within driving distance of where
they are being fostered. If someone from outside the local area
is approved for adoption, they must be willing to fly in to get
the dog and that can only happen if the dog is stable enough to
travel in the cabin with the passenger.
August 8, 2017
Gizmo has been Adopted!
Here is a video of
Gizmo and Sable in their new home!
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