Gio Fund is a section 501(c)(3) non-profit no-kill animal welfare fundraising organization serving the greater Wilmington, North Carolina area. Incorporated in Morris County, New Jersey in March 2011, our founders and volunteers are dedicated to raising the much needed funds to help at risk dogs receive shelter, food and medical care.

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Sunday, January 23, 2022

Daisy Needs A Home



This is sweet Daisy. We believe she is a boxer mix. She definitely has a boxer personality and likes to give hugs. She is obnoxiously affectionate.  She is approximately 5 years old. Spayed. UTD. She is heartworm positive.

This girl has been through so much. Dumped by owners. Surrendered to a kill shelter and left to die. She was out of time when one of our rescue partners pulled her but wasn’t able to find a rescue for her right away. Our rescue partner has had her for several months and she has done great with most dogs big and small.  However, she can be selective at times due to being attacked by another dog. 

Her major issue is regular inappropriate urination.  Our rescue partner has done an abdominal Ultrasound to rule out a mass (Looked normal), bloodwork to rule out Cushings or Addisons (again normal). At this point the vet believes it is either Diabetes Insipidus or psychosomatic. She is currently on meds for diabetics insipidus (there is no test. With er the meds work and that the diagnosis or they don’t).

She is the sweetest dog and deserves to be able to run and play outside and nap on the couch. Unfortunately she isn’t able to do that in the foster home with the other dog who attacked her. Instead, she has to be kept separated for her own safety.  She has so much love to give. 

Daisy is currently located in Eastern North Carolina.  A meet and greet can be arranged for a serious adopter who understands what is involved and would be willing to work with her to overcome her medical issues. 

Name - Daisy

Primary breed - Boxer

Secondary breed - Unknown

Mixed breed? Yes

Gender - Female

Spayed/Neutered? Yes

Date of Birth or Age - 5 years

Weight - approx 45 pounds

House-trained? See description above

Crate-trained? Unknown

Good with cats? Unknown

Good with small/young children? Unknown

Reaction to new people - Friendly

Activity level: Moderately active

Likes to vocalize: Will bark

Obedience training: Has some basic training

Does the dog know any commands? Unknown

Can jump fences? No

Dog has the following behaviors/personality traits: 

• Obedient

• Playful

• Affectionate

• Eager to please

• Even-tempered

• Gentle

• Goofy

Dog has the following compatibility qualities: 

• Appropriate for a first time dog owner

Can be dog selective


 

Daisy is currently in long term foster in North Carolina.  She is Heartworm Positive.  If you are interested in adopting Daisy, please visit www.ehrdogs.org and ask for her by name.

Widge Needs A Home

 










Name - Widge

Primary breed - Mixed Breed

Secondary breed - Mixed Breed

Gender - Female    

Spayed/Neutered? No

Date of Birth or Age - 7+ years best guess

Weight - approx 30 pounds 

House-trained? Yes

Crate-trained? Yes

Good with cats? Unknown

Good with small/young children?  Yes

Reaction to new people - Likes everyone she meets

Activity level: Somewhat Active

Likes to vocalize: Yes, Will Bark

Obedience training:  Moderate training still needed

Does the dog know any commands? Unknown

Can jump fences?  No

Dog has the following behaviors/personality traits: 

• Loves to play with people and all dogs


Dog has the following compatibility qualities: 

  • Appropriate for first time dog owner


Widge was surrendered as part of a cruelty neglect case.  The poor girl didn't have any hair left on her entire body due to neglect.  She is now in a loving foster home getting better and will be ready for adoption soon.  Will you be the person to give Widge the family she has never known?



Buddy Needs A Home



Name - Buddy

Primary breed - Pitbull Mix

Secondary breed - Unknown

Mixed breed? Yes

Gender - Male

Spayed/Neutered? Yes

Date of Birth or Age - 2 Years

Weight - approx 45 pounds

House-trained? Unknown

Crate-trained? Has Anxiety Issues

Good with cats? Unknown

Good with small/young children? Unknown

Reaction to new people - Friendly

Activity level: Very Active

Likes to vocalize: Will bark

Obedience training: Somewhat

Does the dog know any commands? Unknown

Can jump fences? No

Dog has the following behaviors/personality traits: 

• Playful

• Affectionate

• Eager to please

Very High Energy


Dog has the following compatibility qualities: 

Has Anxiety Issues, Needs Someone Who Works From Home or Is a Homemaker


 

Buddy is currently in long term foster in North Carolina.  We are unaware of his HW status.  If you are interested in adopting Buddy, please visit www.ehrdogs.org and ask for him by name.

Monday, October 18, 2021

Saturday, October 23rd, 7-9pm - Port City Paranormal Workshop


Port City Paranormal Poltergeist Workshop - Saturday, October 23rd 7-9pm


Join us for a special Workshop on Poltergeists with our friends from Port City Paranormal on Saturday, October 23rd from 7pm to 9pm at our Leland Thrift Shop. Then get 20% off our entire store to find some of your own haunted treasures. Soft drinks and appetizers will be provided. BYOB&W Bring Your Own Beer & Wine.

Register here -http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=d8rigg6ab&oeidk=a07eimq0xwo6a95f1e7

Saturday, November 6th, 1-3pm - Fall Scarecrow Decorating Class


Fall Scarecrow Decorating Class - Saturday, November 6th - $20 Presale or $35 At The Door

Have some fall fun and support the animals that need your help! Join us for a SCARECROW DECORATING CLASS on Saturday, November 6th from 1 - 3pm at our Leland Thrift Shop Event Room. All supplies will be provided to make a scarecrow wreath, mason jar or wood decoration! Three different styles to choose from.

Register here -http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=d8rigg6ab&oeidk=a07eip0pk3295133665


Friday, September 24, 2021

Keema Needs A Home

 











Name - Keema

Primary breed - Pitbull Mix

Secondary breed - Unknown

Mixed Breed - Yes

Gender - Female   

Spayed/Neutered? Yes

Date of Birth or Age - 5 Years DOB 7/72016

Weight - 45

House-trained? Yes

Crate-trained? Yes

Good with cats? Unknown

Good with small/young children?  Unknown

Reaction to new people - Cautious, Friendly, Protective

Activity level: slightly active

Likes to vocalize: Quiet - only barks when new people are in the house

Obedience training:  Well trained

Does the dog know any commands? Sit, lay down, roll over, go home, go to the cage

Can jump fences?  Unknown

Dog has the following behaviors/personality traits: Walks well on leash, does well in car, lap pet, protective when strangers are in the house, obedient, playful, affectionate, independent, even tempered, gentle, special diet - has a history of skin irritation - Purina sensitive skin and stomach dog food seems to be working well

Dog has the following compatibility qualities: Older considerate children only, Good for seniors / elderly, appropriate for apartment, appropriate for first time dog owner, does not chew on furniture - behaves well out of the crate when left at home alone.  She loves to lay in bed and show affection towards people.  She is protective of family.  

She was attacked by a small dog early in life so this may be why she is a bit fearful around small children and small dogs.

HW status negative

She is scheduled to be sent to Morris County, New Jersey on October 1st.  She will arrive on October 2nd.