Applications Closed Gissa

Gissa is looking for her forever home!


Female | 3yrs | 32lbs | Terrier mix

Good with adults?

Good with kids?
16 and older

Good with other dogs?

Good with cats?

House trained?

Crate trained?

Energy Level?

On occasion

Gissa, Adoptable Dog, Niagara

About Gissa

Gissa was being kept in poor conditions when the Mexican shelter owner found her and took her in. She had multiple injuries that could have been done by a car or by abuse, it’s hard to say which. She has spent two years at the shelter before coming to Canada to find her forever home.

Loves her walks and walks well on leash. Foster is working on her reactivity on walks. Per her foster, Gissa is a very pleasant, loveable girl who just wants to be with her person. She’s very friendly with people and other dogs.

Both crate and housetrained, Gissa is such a good girl. She tends to do her business more on walks rather than the yard.

Gissa is very low maintenance and likes to go for walks and nap. If she had another dog to play with, she may be more playful.

She does like to be left alone when doing her own thing or napping.

Overall, Gissa would make a wonderful companion. A lower energy household would probably be best for this girl!

Adoption Fee | $500

Adoption fees help cover the costs associated with rescue, such as vetting, boarding, and transportation.

Prior to adoption, dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and 4Dx tested, and they receive any necessary treatment. After adoption, they are eligible for one month of free pet insurance.

For more information about adoption fees, please review our Adoption FAQs & Fees page.

Why We Love Fostering

  • There is a special joy in seeing the transformation from fear to trust in a foster cat’s face and posture, the first time they relax and warm up to me. There is so much comedy in a litter of crazy kittens, rollicking and tumbling, learning how to be big cats. Each foster kitty has been cared for as if they were my own, and I enjoy the confidence in the feeling that they are ready for their forever home. That is the biggest difference between choosing to adopt from a small rescue rather than a shelter, and why I love volunteering. People often ask me how I can be so strong to let such sweet kitties go to adoption, but the feeling that I have space to help another is worth the emotional goodbye. Penny is the twenty-first cat I have helped, and I am not going to stop anytime soon! Fostering for Pets Alive is by far the most rewarding volunteering I have ever done.
    - Britta

*** Please note that we are NOT accepting applications for the dogs listed as Coming Soon. These dogs have either yet to arrive or have only just recently arrived. Once their foster families get to know them a little better, a detailed bio outlining their personality and describing their ideal home will be posted and we will then begin accepting applications for them. ***

Interested in Adopting Gissa? Apply Below.

Incomplete applications cannot be accepted. Pets Alive Niagara reserves the right to reject any application and reserves the sole right in determining the best placement for our animals.


Personal Information



Please provide four (4) NON-FAMILY references you have known for at least 2 years who know you as a pet owner or who can vouch for your overall responsibility. Because we are often unable to get a hold of references, causing a delay in processing applications, we require 4 individual references. We must speak to at least two (2) of your references before considering approving your adoption request.
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IMPORTANT: Please advise your veterinarian and references that we will be contacting them.

By submitting this application, the applicant and co-applicant(s) certify that the information given is true, and you understand that Pets Alive Niagara reserves the right to deny your application for any reason at any time. You further authorize the investigation of all statements in this application.

We want to thank everyone who applied to adopt!  We have closed this application, but we do have other great pets looking for a forever home, click here to meet them!

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