Gypsy up for Adoption

Here's What You Need To Know:

  • Pet's Location : Pahrump, Nevada
  • Pet's Age : Young adult
  • Pet's Breed : pitbull
  • Pet's Gender : Female
  • Pet's Size : large
  • Pet good with other pets? : No
  • Pet good with kids? : No
  • Pet good with cats? : No
  • Is the rescue able to transport the dog to owner's location? : No

Gypsy is estimated to be just over 4 years old and was dumped in the harsh Nevada desert once she no longer served a useful purpose to someone. It’s suspected she was used as a bait dog for dog fighting as she came to us covered in open wounds and old scars, terrified of people and reactive with other dogs. She was malnourished, dehydrated and broken having had escaped one torturous life of fighting, to another again fighting for her life, just to survive alone, without the skills to find food or water.

In addition she now had to fend off packs of wild coyotes, bobcats, mountain lions and avoid deadly rattle snakes and scorpions that are plentiful in the Nevada desert. When Gypsy had given up on life she made her way to a kind lady’s front porch and just stopped running, defeated, and with no strength or will left to carry on. She was brought to us at the rescue where we have been working with her and she is now back to health and grateful to have experienced the kind side of humanity but it’s been a long, stressful and anxiety ridden path for this poor girl surrounded by so many dogs when all she knew was to fight. She’s learned that humans can be kind, she especially prefers women, evening walks are pleasant and a joy to have a change of scenery but kennel life can still stressful.

Because of Gypsy’s early trauma she must be the only dog in the home and it’s not recommended to have her around children as she will continue to need ongoing rehabilitation by someone that is experienced in this type of trauma but is willing to give a deserving dog a second chance. We know she is a sweet girl, she was not born to fight someone made her this way but we know this is not the life she wants or deserves and she’s come so far she just needs a quiet home where she can continue to relax and grow her confidence in just being a dog with nothing being asked of her but belly rubs, a soft bed to sleep on and quiet evening walks.

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