Featured Dog: Gilligan – ADOPTED!


Look who greeted me when I walked into the volunteer office! Why, it’s Gilligan, a handsome 7-8 months old Plott Hound mix.


He’s one of our longest residents, and when he first came into the shelter, he was quite a snuggly boy (one of the requirements before a walk was a nice long snuggle in your arms). However, he had some bad manners that made him a little difficult to handle. I’m happy to say he’s improved a lot, and with further consistent training, Gilligan will be a very nice addition to a household.


Trust me, this is the face Gilligan has every time someone came into the office- he’s such a social butterfly. He has to greet everyone with a big smile, a tail wag, and a hopeful look in his eyes that you’ll pet him and rub his belly.


He also loves his toys- one of his joys is to run around the exercise pen with a toy in his mouth. Since he’s fairly energetic, I’m sure he would love to go running or walking on long hikes (he’s good on a leash).


Most importantly, Gilligan has a great focus and already knows ‘sit.’ The next two photos show how trainable he is:


Good boy, Gilligan!


I’ve attempted to photograph how snuggly Gilligan can be, except he was a little unsure of my camera. So I have photos of him visibly relaxing while someone scratches him all over…


“A little more to the left, please.”


“A little more to the right, please.”


“Ahh, this is just right!”

If you are interested in Gilligan, please come visit him in Kennel 2. For more information on Gilligan, please contact doginfo@apsofdurham.org or leave a comment below.

Note: the featured dog can be located at Animal Protection Society of Durham

2117 E. Club Blvd Durham, NC 27704. You can also call 919.560.0640 for more information.

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