Available for Adoption


Name: Gorda
ID # RT20230717-6
Estimated Date of Birth: March 9, 2015
Sex: Spayed Female
Estimated Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
Estimated Weight: 31 lbs.
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: Unknown
Good with Children: Older/dog-savvy children
Special/Medical Needs: She is very scared still and will take some time to come out of her shell. She is a very sweet dog, but it will take some time, she will require a patient adopter who will go at her pace. She does have some pea size lumps that will be assessed by the vet this week.
Estimated Energy Level: Medium
Current Location: Strathmore, AB
Adoption fee: $650

Gorda (Gordy)

This sweet girl has a really sad past, and very likely lived a lengthy, rough life on the streets. After many litters that didn’t survive, Gordy was finally rescued on the streets of Mexico with a litter of puppies…who all had parvo. Sadly, two of her seven puppies didn’t survive. Thankfully the five who did recovered completely, and are now adopted.

Gordy is extremely shy. She struggles to make eye contact with strangers, and jumps at every unfamiliar sound. She’s afraid of the world right now. But you can see in her eyes she wants to be loved. It only took her 3 days in a foster home to start engaging…slowly but surely she’s becoming more social and less stressed. Each day she’s a little better.

Gordy needs a furever home that can be patient with her, and will help her find her brave. She would benefit greatly having a confident fur sibling, but it definitely isn’t a requirement for her. Currently she’s living in a foster home with two other dogs, and with slow intros, she’s settled into the pack with ease. That’s kind of been our mantra throughout…slow and steady. I think patience will be the key to unlocking Gordy. She really wants to be loved.

We’ve now had Gordy with us for approx one month. I’m amazed at her progress! Slowly, but surely, this sweet mama is coming out of her shell. She gets zoomies. She smiles. She wags her tail when you say hi to her, and she squeals with delight when you walk in the door after being away from her. She’ll come seeking pets and attention, and gently takes treats when offered. She enjoys walks now, and loves to go out and smell everything the outside world has to offer. Her leash is no longer scary. And her kennel is no longer her hiding place - she loves the couch. And meal time. She’ll follow you closely while you make her breakfast/dinner, eager to chow down.

Due to how timid she is, Gordy would be best suited for older kids and adults. She isn’t aggressive, but she spooks very easily…and scared dogs are unpredictable. Small/young children would likely not be recommended during Gordy’s healing journey. It could take her some time still, which is why we’re referring to it as her “healing journey”. She’ll get there, with the right people supporting her 💟

If you are interested in meeting this dog, please fill out an application.

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