Gilbert is the sweetest puppy I’ve ever known. He is 11 months old and his fondest wish in the world is just to be where all the people are. So far he has lived with a cat: he is very interested in the cat, and wants to snuggle with him, but gives him lots of space when the cat isn’t feeling it. He has also spent a lot of time with other dogs of all breeds and sizes, and loves to have playmates, but he’s especially fond of little dogs. His best friend is a 9lb yorkie.
Gilbert is amazing with kids, he has a 4 year old and a 9 year old and he is loving and gently playful with them, and deeply concerned when they’re upset. If we take the kids from where he is he always wants to come/watch them, and make sure they’re ok. He’s the biggest marshmallow, and very chill. He loves to cuddle up and watch a movie, or just snuggle in his bed with his giant lamb chop toy.
He’s still very much a puppy, he’s curious, and can get nervous when he’s in a new environment, but his reactions when nervous have been limited to putting his tail between his legs, and at most, sitting and not wanting to walk into the new place making him nervous.
Overall he is just so loving and loyal. He’s definitely food motivated and will not hesitate to take from an unsupervised plate.
He hates the crate, and has busted out of it during the few times we had to leave him for a longer time. He has some separation anxiety, so we’re definitely looking for someone with the time and ability to work on that with him… someone who works from home or can bring him to their office would be his dream! He’s young and eager to work with ,and please, his people, and with some more effort we have no doubt he will be the most obedient dog and devoted companion.
Our living situation has changed, and we are moving somewhere where we cannot have a pet. We have exhausted every other avenue and are so heartbroken to have to part with him. We hope to find someone who will love and cherish him like we do.
Phone: (914) 320-5144
To expedite the adoption process, please complete the cat or dog adoption form and bring a printed copy with you to the SF SPCA Adoption Center (Hours & Location). This helps us better understand what sort of pet you’re looking for so we can guide you every step of the way! Please bring a valid photo ID and verification that you are allowed to have a pet where you currently live.
First, we’ll meet with you to find out more about you and your pet preferences and answer your questions. Our goal is to help you find the pet that best fits your lifestyle and living situation so we want to make sure you have a realistic understanding of the time and resources necessary to provide training, medical treatment, and proper care for your new pet. This can take time so please allow at least one hour for the adoption process.
Once we have a good understanding of your living situation and the type of pet you’re interested in, we’ll make introductions and let you spend some quality time getting to know each other to see if there’s a love connection. It’s important that all household members take part in this important decision so please make sure everyone is present (including any resident dogs if you’re considering adding a new pooch to your pack).
Once love happens, we’ll complete the paperwork, review all the SF SPCA adoption benefits, provide information on any known medical or behavioral issues, and share tips to make the transition a success for both you and your new pet.
We consider you and your new furry friend a part of the SF SPCA family so please reach out with questions ― and be sure to share your adoption stories and pet photos at sfspca.org/stories
Don’t forget to schedule your first free health exam at the SF SPCA Veterinary Hospital within three days of adopting.