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About Gizmo - OS

  • Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
  • Species: Dog
  • General Color: White with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
  • Color: Bicolor
  • Distinguishing Marks: Missing left eye
  • Current Size: 21 Pounds
  • Current Age: 10 Years 10 Months (best estimate)
  • Location: Pataskala OH 43062
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Fence Required: No
  • Exercise Needs: Moderate
  • Grooming Needs: High
  • Shedding Amount: None

Gizmo’s adoption donation is $225 and he is being fostered in Central Ohio. He has been neutered, microchipped, received his rabies, tested negative for heartworms and on prevention, as well as flea prevention. He has also had a dental cleaning.  Gizmo does require a home with a verifiable veterinary history.

Gizmo came into rescue through no fault of his own when his owner had to move into assisted living. He’s a mature boy with only one eye due to an accident with a door when he was younger. He loves bonding time on a couch or walks outside or playtime with his tennis ball. Gizmo does very well on housetraining in his foster home and should continue to do so if kept on a schedule.  He loves belly rubs and gives kisses sometimes. He can sleep in bed or in a crate if coaxed in with a treat. Gizmo's perfect family should not have children under the age of 10-12. Since he was the center of attention of his previous owner, the preferred home for him will be as an only dog but he does get along with other dogs.  He would be more than happy to have you all to himself so he gets those extra cuddles and belly rubs. Gizmo does have dry eye and does get daily, inexpensive eye drops to help with tear production but he takes them like a champ.  

More about Gizmo - OS

Good with Dogs, Good with Older/Considerate Kids Only, Good with Adults, Somewhat vocal, Does Good in the Car, Hypoallergenic, Does not require a yard, Plays fetch, Likes to play with toys, Needs special care

 

 

PLEASE NOTE:   If you are viewing this biography on a website other than the Ohio Fuzzy Pawz website (the OFP website is www.ohiofuzzypawz.com), not all information transfers to partner websites in some instances.  If you go to the  individual webpage of our dogs , you will be able to get more information each dog.

Visual breed identification in dogs can be unreliable so, in many cases, we are only guessing at the predominant breed or breed mix.  We get to know each dog as an individual and will do our best to describe each of our dogs based on personality, not by breed label.

Our Adoption Process

The adoption process has several steps involved. Please review prior to submitting an application. Our adoption process is detailed here:  http://www.ohiofuzzypawz.com/info/adoption

Our volunteers work very diligently to process each application and we try to ensure that we are making the best match possible for each dog.  We do not schedule meetings with dogs until an application has been approved.  It can take up to a few weeks to process an application or as little time as a few days, from the time you submit an application, please be prepared to adopt as we cannot hold dogs.

Special Requirements

Some dogs may have special requirements (for example, medications, a fence) -- if you apply for a dog, please be sure to read over the biography completely to see if there are any special needs and if you're home would be suitable.  If we indicate on the dog's biography that a fence is required, this means your home must have a physical fence.  Other dogs may require a "strong vet reference" which indicates that we are looking for a home that has a documented history of veterinary care with previous pets. 

The first step in our process is to submit an online adoption application at www.ohiofuzzypawz.com/forms.  The application MUST include the personal references and veterinary, grooming, and landlord references (if applicable) and their respective contact information.  If you do not include the references and the contact information, your application will be delayed as it CANNOT be processed.  Once the references have been successfully completed, a home visit is then scheduled when a rescue representative can meet all members of the family or residents of the home.  No application is approved prior to the home visit being done.   At that point, the Directors will discuss any and all applications on a foster dog and make a selection--in many cases, there are multiple applications for each dog, so please be understanding that our only priority is the successful placement of each of our foster dogs.

Out of State Adoptions

We do adopt out of state to outstanding applicants, however, our process requires a home visit, so out of state adoptions can take longer.  We do not ship our dogs, adopters should be prepared to pick up the dog in Central Ohio. 

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Currently we do not know if Gizmo - OS will be able to attend the event, Ohio Fuzzy Pawz at Dublin Pet Fair on Sunday, September 26th, 2021.
Currently we do not know if Gizmo - OS will be able to attend the event, Ohio Fuzzy Pawz at Private School Pups Event on Sunday, October 10th, 2021.
Currently we do not know if Gizmo - OS will be able to attend the event, OFP at the 2022 Columbus All American Pet Expo on Friday, March 11th, 2022.
Currently we do not know if Gizmo - OS will be able to attend the event, OFP at the 2022 Columbus All American Pet Expo on Saturday, March 12th, 2022.