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Gordo has a home!

     One year ago, huddled in the mud under his food bowl hanging from a chain was Fences For Fido volunteer’s first glimpse of Gordo.  Gordo, a pittie/lab mix, was so fearful that he tried to flatten himself on the ground and disappear  into the mud. Although, his purpose in his former life was to serve as a “guard dog” to protect the family’s business, what we quickly learned about Gordo was that he was just a lapdog on the inside, fearing and thriving for attention all at the same time.

 

     Gordo was one of the dogs of what became known to us in our Fences For Fido community as our “Railroad 5.”  We could see into their souls and just knew that they were all sweet, gentle puppies—full of puppy love, and we fell madly in love with each of them! Over the last year, we lovingly and compassionately watched over these Fidos, and returned many times to deliver hay when their fenced area became soaked with winter rain, provide dog beds to keep them warm, and simply to shower them with belly rubs and treats.

     Through these many visits, we developed a close relationship with the family; one of trust. After the family had installed video surveillance to watch over their business, they felt that Gordo was ready for a new and different life, and they surrendered Gordo into our eager, loving arms.

    Gordo’s first stop was at a wonderful doggy daycare, InBark, where he began to learn the basics: how to live and sleep inside, how to potty outside, and how belly rubs are always available to him.

     Then Gordo was welcomed into two separate foster homes where he learned even more new things, such as how cats are not meant to be chased, how to play with other dogs, and what a sofa and bed are all about. We're so happy to report that Gordo, now known as Gordon, has found his forever home where he has his very own "boy" all to himself. We're so grateful to Gordo's foster families and the "village" of friends who gathered around him, leading him to a whole new life! We love you, Gordon, and you'll always be our Fido!

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