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Hi, I'm Gigi. Adopt Me!

Chihuahua Mix

Brown/Tan

Adult, Female

Gigi is a 1-year-old, 12-pound special-needs sweetheart looking for love and companionship. She came to AFRP from the Salinas Animal Services after being hit by a car, and she spent several months recovering from a broken jaw and neurological injuries in foster care. She has some vision impairment as a result of her injuries, but she functions well and has adapted to her vision challenges.

While in foster care, Gigi has proved to be a very sweet, affectionate, attentive and people-oriented dog.  She gives lots of kisses and will respond any time you call her name. She enjoys having other dogs around, as long as she gets her share of attention and affection! She does not play when invited because of her limited vision, but she will run along side and bark with abandon when she is outside. Toys are not of any interest to her.  Food, however, always gets her interest and anything that falls on the floor is fair game!  She ignores cats for the most part.

Gigi would be a wonderful match for an individual or a family that has a good deal of time to interact with her.  She wants to be beside you and involved in whatever you are doing.  She is content to watch TV or listen to music with you.  One foster allowed her to sleep on the bed under the covers – that is her preference!  She will rest in her crate and not complain, but is lonely and may be a little sad.  

She has not been totally house trained and wears a diaper in the house.  She will go to the bathroom outside when presented with the opportunity.  House training has been on schedule for every 2 hours.  Her diaper will often be clean and unused, but she is not dependable. This is likely a result of her brain injury. Her adopter will need to be patient and know that her house training skills may or may not improve over time. To arrange a meet and greet with Gigi, please fill out an online application.

Please note: Due to COVID-19, preference is given to residents of Monterey County and Santa Cruz County.