Hello! My name is



Age: ~2 years old
Gender: Male
Weight: ~80 lbs
Breed: Lab/Pitbull Cross
Energy Level: 8 out of 10


Dog Friendly: Yes
Cat Friendly: No
Kid Friendly: Yes

Rescue Story

Gimli came as a stray to GEARS to find his forever home!

My Bio

Hello, I’m Gimli! Whether you’re a fan of movies about Middle Earth – true to my namesake, or an explorer of the REAL Middle Earth (I call that “the outdoors”), I’m up for whatever adventure you have in store for me! I come from a land far far away – my foster mommy says it’s not THAT far – and I want to ensure I get to soak in as much of this planet in my lifetime as I can. I love to be outside, and I love to be outside in places I can run, like the off leash park. I enjoy walks better without that pesky leash, but my foster mommy says she can show you a special trick to minimize my pulling. I’m just so excited to be out on adventures that I cannot simply wait for those two human legs to catch up to my speedy four paws! In fact, I enjoy the outdoors so much that I will BEG to be let outside – making a mess in the house is embarrassing for me, and I won’t let it happen, even if you insist on getting your beauty rest with this silly thing called “sleeping in”.

I love all my friends so much, and I make sure they know it. Most of the time, that means you’ll get smothered – yes, smothered; I’m HUGE – in cuddles. Sometimes, however, that love comes out on a walk when male humans are approaching and I can be a little assertive to protect my foster mommy – she’s helping me work on my manners and I’m learning to build trust with other men in my life. I really enjoy hanging out with the resident canines and will share my bones and toys with them as a sign of my appreciation.

In my spare time, I am studying to become an English Major. My favourite part of our funny language is the concept of irony. The irony of my name in comparison to my size is not lost on me! I’m a growing boy – yes, GROWING! When the nice people at GEARS found me, I wasn’t eating enough and so I’m on a strict diet to GAIN weight. Seriously, this is the best diet plan I’ve heard! I’ll enjoy it while it lasts, thank you very much. However, this means I’m not a big fan of other dogs being around while I eat because I’m afraid they will steal all my spoils.

If you think you have room for a Gimli of this size in your life, apply to meet me today


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