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Poodle (Miniature)  : :  Male (neutered)  : :  Young  : :  Small

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About Gerry

  • Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
  • Species: Dog
  • General Color: Black with White
  • Current Age: 1 Year 3 Months (best estimate)
  • Fence Required: Yes(6 foot)
  • Declawed: No
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Obedience Training Needed: Needs Training
  • Exercise Needs: High
  • Grooming Needs: High
  • Shedding Amount: None
  • Owner Experience Needed: Species
  • Reaction to New People: Cautious

Gerry is an X- Puppy Mill Dog Needing a Patient Home That Will Help Him Blossom.  Gerry is an active young fella with the cutest underbite, that is getting to know what life is like outside a puppymill.  He has spent the first year of his life in a mill.  He was released by the breeder who no longer wanted him.  Gerry has been with us about 4 months and during the time he has done very well adjusting to living in a home, not a cage.

Puppy Mill dogs are not socialized and are afraid of many noises and sounds another dog has generally been exposed to.   Each day is a new learning experience.  Gerry has learned his lessons well enough to begin a new life with a new family.  Mill dogs MUST have fenced in yards for their potty place. This is not optional,  This is for safety.  They must have dog savvy families that have time and patience to earn a dog's trust.  They also should be in adult homes that are very careful with doors, gates, etc,. to prevent door dashing.  No one wants a lost dog, but we don't want a mill dog to take off.

Gerry will benefit from another respectful similar size and age dog in the family.  Mill dogs understand dogs far better than people.    Gerry has more confidence with his mill buddy Perry.  Another dog in the family will help bring Gerry out.  Of course, you are welcome to adopt his mill buddy Perry as well if you don't have a buddy for Perry yet.  

In time, Gerry will benefit from training and might even be a candidate for agility training.  Training  is more than a skill set, it helps create a better bond and communication skill between human and dog which is even more important with a mill dog.

What's crucial is that Gerry needs a patient and caring owner who is willing to let her set him own pace. In just a couple of months in his new home, we believe Gerry will begin to feel safe and fully relax into the household routine. Gerry is expected to thrive in a home with either a gentle, respectful dog as well as having a family who is willing to spend a significant amount of time with him This companionship will help him feel more secure as he continues to adjust to her new environment. 

He MUST also have a fenced-in and gated yard as her potty place for his safety, given his shyer disposition. It's worth noting that once he does feel safe, he'll delight you with his charming poodle personality.  Gerry is crate trained and potty trained.  That being said there is always a learning curve in a new home so please understand you will have some mishaps at first but most of  the work is already done.

Gerry is 1 year old and fully vetted, He has been neutered, received age-appropriate vaccines, microchipped, and is heartworm negative, Subsequent vaccines are at the expense of his adopter His adoption donation is $800.00. He is on the hunt for his own completely committed family, Dogs can live to be 20 years old so he wants to be sure his family is all in for better or for worse! 

We adopt in the local Chicago metro area. We require home visits, If you would like to apply to be considered as an adoption candidate to adopt Gerry  please fill out an application for him adoption on our website at: 

We are all volunteers with full-time jobs. We try to get back to all applicants within 72 hours. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us at: If you aren't looking to adopt but still would like to help Gerry, please consider a donation for his food, housing, and veterinary care. To donate, please visit:



More about Gerry

Good with Dogs, Good with Cats, Is Not Good with Kids, Somewhat vocal, Requires a yard, Cratetrained, Playful, Timid, Skittish, Eager To Please, Intelligent, Gentle

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