Hi I’m Costello.  I came to GEARS way back in 2014 from another rescue.  I originally came from a hoarding situation where I didn’t have much interaction with people.  People still scare me if they move too fast or try to touch me.  I like other dogs so I’m glad my foster home has them.  Cats are okay I guess.  I’ve made a lot of progress since coming to GEARS, sometimes I’ll even let my foster mom cut my nails!  I really like food so I’ll usually always eat food out of people’s hands.  I know my name so I’ll come into the house or go in the yard if you call me, just don’t get too close!  Don’t worry though, I don’t bite when I get scared.. I poop!  Because I’m an older gentleman (13) and I’m still quite fearful but comfortable where I am, the nice people at GEARS said I can be a permanent foster and live out my life here.

A donation of $200 will cover all of Costello’s veterinary and food expenses for one year. If you sponsor Costello for one year, he’ll send you a personalized video as a thank you! Sponsor Costello for 3 to 6 months, and he’ll send a personalized photo to you, or as a gift to someone else.


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We can issue tax receipts for cash donations equal or greater than $20! Our charity number is 822791430RR0001.

Ways to donate

By cheque:
P.O. Box 69013 Skyview
Edmonton, AB
T6V 1G7

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