Senior Gibson looked awful at the shelter when he showed up as a stray

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Gibson looked terrible when he showed up as a stray, and what a neglected life the nine-year-old Shih Tzu must have had in his past. Now he has a chance at a new life – while he may be a senior, it certainly doesn’t mean he can’t enjoy his golden years. Staff members at the Carson Animal Shelter shaved this precious little guy to make him more comfortable; the matting and the knots pulled against his tender skin. Oh, how that must have hurt.

Click here for Gibson’s Pet Harbor listing. “I am described as a neutered male, white Shih Tzu. The shelter thinks I am about 9 years old. I have been at the shelter since Mar 23, 2017.” For more information about this animal, call Los Angeles County Animal Control – Carson at (310) 523-9566. Ask for information about animal ID number A5043654. A Facebook page for this dog can be followed here and here.

Check out Gibson’s brief video. Who can resist this little one who is depending on all of us to help him? His photo has been shared more than 2,500 times, yet no one has yet to come to his rescue. Please notify approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media. Sharing saves lives.

For more information, contact the Carson Shelter located at 216 Victoria Street, Gardena, California. Phone: 310.523.9566




20 replies
  1. Sara-Patricia Ann Mason says:

    So my goodness, how could anyone NOT want this little guy. I wish I could have him. I cannot, really cannot, but I would so love to give him a forever home. I hope and pray the right person will adopt him and be blessed by his love and loyalty. It would be a blessing to have him.

    • Sara-Patricia Ann Mason says:

      Such good advice. I, too, get really upset that pets end up in this sad situation. But we do not know all the circumstances. It’s just another reminder for us animal lovers to provide for our pet’s care in the event that we no longer can. What would happen to your pet-loved-one if you suddenly died of a heart attack? Would it just get dumped at an animal shelter or worse yet, dumped on the street after years of being cared for. How cruel! I cannot bear to think of that for my little guy, especially since it has already happened to him once before. I ask God every day to allow me to care for him as long as he lives and needs me, and if I cannot, I have provided the best alternative I can come up with so far. My Dad’s little dog sat by our driveway and waited for him to come home from work (Dad was killed on his way home one evening) for months. He was not without care, but his loyalty to my father was amazing and heartbreaking at the same time. If you truly love your pets, provide for them in case you cannot

    • Dee pruitt says:

      Come on people !! Anyone here can take this poor little guy…I have 10 dogs…and if I didn’t live in Maryland I would take him. Someone think of him…seeing his poor matted hair, you know he hasn’t been cared for in a long time. He deserves to live out his life in dignity. So, who will step up ?

  2. Red says:

    So what is up with California? They can take in thousands of illegals……but they can not take care of homeless, precious furbabies? They just shoo them out of their homes when they get old? I don’t get it!

  3. linda says:

    Gibson looks older than 9 yrs perhaps because of his hard life. Hoping he finds a loving home soon. Have shared from face book.

  4. Roselyne CORNETTE says:

    Ce coeur est à prendre , ne le laissez pas seul, il a tellement d’amour à donner. Une vraie famille serait le paradis pour cette âme innocente. Merci.

  5. Cynthia Como says:

    So precious!! He deserves so much better,I hope someone will give him a loving and safe home!! Praying for him!

  6. Nancy Raymond says:

    Senior dogs make GREAT pets – much more calm, easier to handle, just want to get on the couch and cuddle, I implore anyone who is looking for a dog to consider a senior – this little Shih Tzu named Gibson would be a wonderful pet. You will never regret it.


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