GOTTI – Gotti found his way into our Reno Shelter when his previous owner no longer had the means to care for him and his health issues. He came to us overweight; with dry and flakey skin that was not the sign of a healthy coat.
Staff fell in love with this big dog, who had a big heart to match. After just over a month of time at the shelter, Gotti was really ready to find his forever home. Although our team gave him lots of love and care, he needed a home and family of his own.
A true family is what he found. His new parents came in to meet him, with his sibling Mattie. Their first step was to try and get his health journey back on track. They found he had a skin infection and took him to the dermatologist to get it under control.
“We ended up changing his name, he reminded us of a tank so we named him Sherman. It really fits him! He has no idea how big he is and tends to plow through everything!”
When they first brought him home, he wasn’t the biggest fan of walking, or any exercise for that matter. Now, his opinions on activities have greatly changed.
“Sherman loves going on hikes too, when we first brought him home, he was not a big fan of walking anywhere. Now he can climb and run up hills with no issues! He also LOVES car rides!!”
Not only does he enjoy outdoor hikes and car rides, but he also loves chasing balls and swimming. His favorite toy is the squeaky ball. They recently moved to Illinois where he is finding time exploring and discovering new spots to enjoy. He enjoys lounging as pictured here.
“He is such a great pup and addition to our family. He has been through a lot but he is always smiling.”