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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Friday, May 6, 2022

Moose Needs A Home










Name - Moose    

Primary breed - Pitbull

Secondary breed - Hound

Gender - Male   

Spayed/Neutered? Yes

Date of Birth or Age - 10 months

Weight - 40 pounds

House-trained? No

Crate-trained? Partially

Good with cats? Previously lived with cats, he is very curious of them

Good with small/young children?  Previously lived with a special needs child which is why he was returned.  Older / considerate children only

Reaction to new people - Cautious and Friendly

Activity level: Highly Active

Likes to vocalize: Some

Obedience training:  Has some basic training / Needs Training

Does the dog know any commands? Yes - sit, stay, wait for food, basic leash skills

Can jump fences?  unknown, he is still a puppy

Dog has the following behaviors/personality traits: Walks well on leash most of the time, does well in car, playful, affectionate, eager to please, goofy

Dog has the following compatibility qualities: older / considerate children only, not appropriate for an apartment and may be too much for a first time dog owner

Moose lived with a special needs child during the last year.  The situation did not work out due to Moose's high energy and need for training.  However, we are confident that Moose will flourish in a structured environment which allows him playtime balanced with training.  Will you be the one to adopt Moose and give him the time and training he needs?

Stella Needs A Home









Name - Stella

Primary breed - Hound    

Secondary breed - Coonhound

Mixed breed?  Yes

Gender - Female     

Spayed/Neutered? Yes

Date of Birth or Age - 1 Year

Weight - 40 Pounds

House-trained? No

Crate-trained? No

Good with cats? unknown

Good with small/young children?  She is very active.  Older children only

Reaction to new people - Friendly

Activity level: Highly Active

Likes to vocalize: Some

Obedience training: Needs Training

Does the dog know any commands? Unknown

Can jump fences?  She has not been given the opportunity to try, but it is likely she might try.  Very active.

Dog has the following behaviors/personality traits: possible escape artist (hound) - do not allow off leash, playful, affectionate, goofy

Dog has the following compatibility qualities: older / considerate children only.  Stella takes treats gently and is very food motivated

Stella was found on a rural road in North Carolina.  She waited and waited, but her person never came to claim her.  Stella is extremely active and does not like to be cooped up in a cage.  However, once she is out of a cage or in a home, she is very eager to please and playful.  Because she is mostly untrained and active, we would recommend no families with babies or small children. Will you be the person to give Stella the family she has never known?