Shelter Dog Sunday - Gizmo
Every Sunday we run a special feature on a rescue dog looking for a loving home. This week the spotlight is on the super-cute Gizmo - a happy gent waiting for a loving home at Battersea Dogs Home!
Battersea Dogs and Cats Home is the well-known backdrop of ITV's Paul O'Grady - For The Love Of Dogs but what you see on the show is only a fraction of the work that the shelter do. Battersea takes on over 9000 cats and dogs a year, including Shih Tzu Gizmo - who currently resides at Battersea's London centre.
Potenital owners need not be put off by Gizmo's age, as there are many benefits to adopting an older dog. In general, they require less attention that a puppy and have reached maturity, meaning they are more easy-going. That said, don't be fooled by this sweet chap's age; he still has plenty of pep and loves his walks! Shih Tzu's also have the added benefit of shedding very little, meaning they are ideal dogs for people who usually suffer with allergies or asthma.
If you want to adopt a rescue dog like Gizmo, please check out our shelter directory for rescues near you!