ID: DPA-A-5100
Age: Adult
Sex: Male
Breed(s): Cattle Dog, Australian (Blue Heeler)
Size: Medium
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Meet Gio!

Hello, I'm Gio. The first thing you should know about me is that I'm a renaissance man: reserved upon first meeting but sweet and devoted once we get to know each other. Then, I will be your attentive companion. We can walk or run together and play fetch with balls or my favorite squeaky toys. I love to do anything outside! I am very food motivated and love working on commands and training exercises; so far I sit, stay, walk well on a leash, come when called, and go in my "house" (crate) but I have the potential for a lot more! I can also entertain myself with my toys, a bone, or a nap at your feet while you work or cook. At the end of the day we can hang out on the couch; I will lay my head in your lap and you can pet my soft ears while I snooze away. I am friendly with other dogs but I am definitely the alpha and would need a pal that is more submissive. No cats for me please, I try to chase them. As a standard-bearer of my breed, I will need a strong leader to provide me with structure as well as love. Are you my person??

This pet is available for pre-adoption and may not be officially ready for adoption, as it is still undergoing medical treatment. Depending on the medical status, a Meet and Greet may be put on hold until they can safely participate in a meeting with potential adopters. In some cases, this pet may be able to move to its forever home while it is still under the medical care of Dallas Pets Alive. If you are interested in learning more, apply now and one of our Adoption Counselors will discuss the options available so you can bring home your new furry family member! Applications are processed in the order in which they are received; please be aware that this pet may have interested applicants ahead of you.

All Dallas Pets Alive adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and up to date on vaccines upon adoption. The standard minimum donation for dogs over six months to seven years is $200, puppies under six months is $250, dogs eight years and over are $100 unless specified otherwise. You can view all adoptable pets and fill out an adoption application online on our website at . For more information, you can email

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