Name: Gertie
Age:  6 yr.
Gender: Female
Number: 11-06
Status: On Hold

Gertie is a beautiful small female basset that came to our foster family February 4, 2011. She came with a history of untreated seizures. She is approximately 3-4 years old, but her history is unknown, so age is a guess. Within two days she began to have grand mal seizures and was taken to a local vet, who referred her to Animal Emergency Services in Brighton, NY. She was placed on medications and after three days returned home to her foster family when stabilized. She is currently taking Phenobarbital twice a day and was seizure free for 3 weeks until she suffered a mild seizure on March 11th that lasted 30 seconds. She experiences some side effects from the medication such as lethargy and imbalance, but on the whole she can be treated like a normal dog. She does not suffer from any personality problems!

Gertie is very well behaved dog. She is affectionate to children and adults; often laying her head on the person’s chest immediately upon meeting them. She loves to sleep in laps or near her roommates. She is as sweet as she looks in the picture. Gertie gets along well with the two dogs she lives with. She is learning how to give the other dogs “space” and is learning to recognize signals that the dogs give her when they are irritable with her. Gertie is being trained to go to the bathroom outdoors with the other dogs. If we leave her alone for more than an hour indoors, she will most likely have an accident. Going outside with the other dogs has proved successful and we will continue the training. She is responsive to praise, so small treats are being offered for appropriate behavior. Because of her recent illness, she has not had any obedience training although she appears to be a good candidate for it. Gertie would be a wonderful dog for anyone that may have medical background or for someone that could recognize her medical needs when necessary. She is expected to live a long, normal life with the help of medications.

If you can’t adopt or foster right now, you can still help a homeless basset in need by being a Virtual Foster Home.

My virtual foster mom is Joyce Rosenberg, New York City, NY

My virtual foster family is Gary & Diane Bradley, Webster, NY

My virtual foster family is Susan, Dennis, Charlie, Lucy & Otie in Underhill, VT

My virtual foster family is John & Jackie Swiatkiewicz in West Seneca, NY

My virtual foster family is Patty Bean in Henrietta, NY in honor of her soulmate, Miss Abigail

My virtual foster mom is Diane, in memory of Fred from Yonkers, NY

My virtual foster mom is Marilynn in West Seneca, NY

My virtual foster mom is Sandy in Webster, NY

My virtual foster family is Jeff & Johanna Schwartz, Irondequoit NY

Thank you to Gertie’s Sponsors:

Sponsor: Kellen Hagadorn, East Berne, NY
Dedicated to: Mandy & Tater Haas
March 31, 2013

Sponsor: Alison Barker – Portland, ME
Dedicated to:  Deb & Steve Gittens
December 16, 2012

Sponsor: Lynn Dittman, Collierville, TN
Dedicated to:  In memory of Romeo McCord
January 4, 2012

Sponsor: Dave & Alison Barker – Portland, ME
Dedicated to:  Deb & Steve Gittens
December 4, 2011

Sponsor: Garry McGivern – Cohoes, NY
Dedicated to:  To all the wonderful Bassets and the super humans who are there to befriend them.
April 20, 2011

Sponsor: J. Reid Highley – Chapel Hill, NC
Dedicated to:  Boober McPhee
February 14, 2011

Sponsor: Sandra Colocino – Webster, NY
Dedicated to: Wilma Jean
February 16, 2011

Sponsor: Steve Cooke – Niskaayuna, NY
Dedicated to: From Molly, A Kindred Spirit
February 16, 2011

Sponsor: Jacquelynn Chazey – Massapequa, NY
Dedicated to: Pierre Louis Sr.
February 16, 2011

Sponsor: Joseph Mick – Natick, MA
Dedicated to:  Gertrude
February 16, 2011

Sponsor: Patrick Gallagher – Richmondville, NY
Dedicated to: Angela
February 17, 2011

Sponsor: Julia Wunker – New York City, NY
Dedicated to: All the Bassets in Foster Care.
February 17, 2011

Sponsor: Diane Bradley, Webster, NY
Dedicated to: Gertie
March 04, 2011

Sponsor: Nadya Popik – Morganville, NJ
Dedicated to:  Chester
March 16, 2011

Sponsor: Carly Rivas – New Windsor, NY
Dedicated to:  Willie and Dixie for ging me so much joy and many many laughs
March 21, 2011

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