This is Gidget!! Isn’t she cute?! Look at that freckled little face! She was abandoned by her owners, and ended up in the Rawlins WY shelter, where she spent two long months. She arrived at the shelter dirty, matted and scared, with ear and eye infections. She was shaved down and bathed, and got some medicine for her ears, and after two months an awesome volunteer there made it his mission to get her into a rescue. And that’s how she came to RMCR!
Gidget settled right into her foster home, and got along with her foster Cocker brother immediately. She is very curious and affectionate and loves to be near you to see what you are doing. She is playful and loves her squeaky ball and nylabones. She naturally thinks that anything you are eating, she should get to eat too and will stare at you with starving puppy eyes. She rides fairly well in the car and walks very nicely on a leash. She knows come and sit and is learning “get down” (off the furniture, etc). She is housetrained but still getting used to a schedule after being in the shelter for so long. We don’t know how she is with cats.
She has been spayed and had her teeth cleaned. She is up to date on all her vaccinations and tested negative for heartworm. She weighs 24 pounds, and her shaved coat is becoming soft and healthy once again. She will be undergoing surgery for a cherry eye, (prolapsed eyelid) but this does not affect her vision and should heal just fine. RMCR will also microchip her. Since she was abandoned, we don’t know exactly how old she is, but we estimate approximately nine or ten years old, based on her health and activeness. Even at nine or ten years, she does not act like an ‘old dog’—she is feisty and perky! Cockers live fourteen to sixteen years on average, and she has many years left to play and go for walks and be your very best friend!
If you are interested in meeting Gidget, please make sure you have completed an online adoption application.
March 9, 2012
Update on Gidget McGidgerson!! Since coming into the Rescue, Gidget has gone to the vet and been on medication for the inflammation of her cherry eye. The inflammation has resolved, but due to having had a cherry eye her whole life, she has permanent dry eye. She will require one prescription eye drop twice daily for life. These drops are about $25 a month, available online. Surgery to repair her cherry eye will not fix her dry eye and has a high rate of failure, so we have decided not to subject to her that unnecessary procedure. Her vision is very good and her eye doesn’t bother her. After about a week in her foster home, Gidget remembered what it is like to live in a house instead of a shelter kennel, and has had no more potty accidents in the house! She is good for about 8-9 hours loose in the house (no doggie door!). She loves to watch the fish, go for walks, steal her foster Cocker brother’s ball, and make us laugh with her antics. She gives kisses and cuddles and is a wonderful little dog full of life and pep. Gidget wants to be your best friend!