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Contact Margie (Gigi) - OS' Caretaker/Foster Directly: Janice (

About Margie (Gigi) - OS

  • Status: Adopted!
  • Adoption Fee: $250
  • Species: Dog
  • General Color: White with Red, Golden, Orange or Chestnut
  • Color: Patches
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Ear Type: Droopy
  • Tail Type: Curled
  • Current Size: 10.2 Pounds
  • Current Age: 10 Years 4 Months (best estimate)
  • Location: Pataskala OH 43062
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Fence Required: No
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Obedience Training Needed: Has Basic Training
  • Exercise Needs: Low
  • Grooming Needs: High
  • Owner Experience Needed: None
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly

Margie's (Gigi's)adoption donation is $250 and she is being fostered in Central Ohio. She has been spayed, microchipped, received her rabies, distemper/parvo, bivalent canine influenza, and bordetella vaccines, tested negative for heartworms, started on prevention as well as flea prevention.  She has also had a dental cleaning as well.  ADOPTERS WITH A STRONG VETERINARY HISTORY WILL BE REQUIRED DUE TO HER PRIOR MEDICAL ISSUES.

UPDATE 1/16/2020:
Margie, aka Gigi, has completed all her surgeries and is at the end of her recovery period.  Her prognosis is good and she continues to be one of the sweetest dogs this foster home has ever had the pleasure to enjoy.  Gigi is now ready for find her forever home where she can be loved and spoiled for many years.

Margie came into rescue through no fault of her own when the person who found her was not able to give her the medical attention she needed.  She came to us with severe skin issues, mammary tumors, dry eye, and overall general neglect.  Since we don't really know her history, we can only assume someone dumped her when her health issues started and then was found by a person who could not meet her medical needs.  Thankfully he contacted OFP and we gladly took her in and have been working to get her healthy and ready for her forever family.  She does have dry eye, which is a common condition for the breed, so will require daily, inexpensive eye meds for the remainder of her life, which she takes like a champ so long as she is rewarded with a treat.

She is a super sweet mature little girl who just loves people, estimated to be 8-10 years young.  She is a quiet lady who enjoys hanging out with her foster sibs.  She has great potty manners so is only gated in a small area when foster family is away and at night.  She is not a fan of being crated and would most likely love to sleep in the "big bed" at night if her forever family would agree.  She is leash trained and enjoys a nice walk.  She is a petite lady of around 10 lbs. so we will be looking for a family with children over the age of 6.  A fenced yard would also be a plus, but not an absolute necessity.


More about Margie (Gigi) - OS

Good with Dogs, Good with Cats, Good with Older/Considerate Kids Only, Good with Adults, Good for Seniors/Elderly, Somewhat vocal, Does Good in the Car, Requires a yard, Leashtrained, Cratetrained, Likes to be in your lap, Apartment OK, Obedient, Affectionate, Gentle

Special Needs: Eye meds for dry eye

PLEASE NOTE:   If you are viewing this biography on a website other than the Ohio Fuzzy Pawz website, not all information transfers to partner websites in some instances.  If you go to the individual webpage of our dogs, you will be able to get more information each dog.

Visual breed identification in dogs can be unreliable so, in many cases, we are only guessing at the predominant breed or breed mix.  We get to know each dog as an individual and will do our best to describe each of our dogs based on personality, not by breed label.

Our Adoption Process

The adoption process has several steps involved. Please review prior to submitting an application. Our adoption process is detailed here:

Our volunteers work very diligently to process each application and we try to ensure that we are making the best match possible for each dog.  We do not schedule meetings with dogs until an application has been approved.  It can take up to a few weeks to process an application or as little time as a few days, from the time you submit an application, please be prepared to adopt as we cannot hold dogs.

Special Requirements

Some dogs may have special requirements (for example, medications, a fence) -- if you apply for a dog, please be sure to read over the biography completely to see if there are any special needs and if you're home would be suitable.  If we indicate on the dog's biography that a fence is required, this means your home must have a physical fence.  Other dogs may require a "strong vet reference" which indicates that we are looking for a home that has a documented history of veterinary care with previous pets. 

The first step in our process is to submit an online adoption application at  The application MUST include the personal references and veterinary, grooming, and landlord references (if applicable) and their respective contact information.  If you do not include the references and the contact information, your application will be delayed as it CANNOT be processed.  Once the references have been successfully completed, a home visit is then scheduled when a rescue representative can meet all members of the family or residents of the home.  No application is approved prior to the home visit being done.   At that point, the Directors will discuss any and all applications on a foster dog and make a selection--in many cases, there are multiple applications for each dog, so please be understanding that our only priority is the successful placement of each of our foster dogs.

Out of State Adoptions

We do adopt out of state to outstanding applicants, however, our process requires a home visit, so out of state adoptions can take longer.  We do not ship our dogs, adopters should be prepared to pick up the dog in Central Ohio. 

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