Friday, 21 October 2011

[rehomed!] ADOPT: Gubbio - sweet, docile 4yo male local cross of medium build

Gubbio is a 4 years old, male local cross breed that was rescued from the cold street and is now looking for a home. He will be neutered by end of Dec or early Jan and is very easy to take for walks as he is very docile, not jumpy or overly excited. Gubbio gets along very well with people, including kids as well. He also gets along well with other dogs depending on the temperament of the other animal.

Please help Gubbio find the home that he deserves. On all fours, he only measures up to knee height, so it a small-medium built cross bredd dog. He is very docile and good even for families with young children.

Gubbio has a stocky medium build, not a large breed. He may not have the cutest look of a dog but he will definitely touch your heart when this sweet boy is given a second chance.

ps. Gubbio is named after the town which St Francis of Assissi, patron saint of animals and champion of all animals and the environment, once lived.

Exerpt from the story taken from the Fiorreti (a collection of stories and legends about St Francis): " ...Then Francis led the wolf into the town, and surrounded by startled citizens made a pact between them and the wolf. Because the wolf had “done evil out of hunger”, the townsfolk were to feed the wolf regularly, and in return, the wolf would no longer prey upon them or their flocks. In this manner Gubbio was freed from the menace of the predator. Francis, ever the lover of animals, even made a pact on behalf of the town dogs, that they would not bother the wolf again. It is also said that Francis, to show the townspeople that they would not be harmed, blessed the wolf."

[sun 12 dec 2010. shared on request. source: e-mail, sun 12 dec 2010.]

Gubbio has just been adopted :-)