SSPA’s Dog’s Day Out program makes a difference in the lives of companion animals by ensuring they get plenty of exercise, attention, and exposure to environments outside of the shelter, all while putting smiles on the faces of the people who share this experience with them. Interested in taking me on an adventure? Click here to submit an application. 


  • Animal ID#: A783650
  • Dog Name: Gimzo
  • Dog Sex: Male
  • Approximate Age: 7 years
  • Dog Size: L
  • A Little About Me: I am one particular guy looking for a particular home. I do best with female handlers and need time to acclimate to men. I prefer being with my people and do not like to be left outside but when I am outside I am on patrol. I am protective of my handler and my people so a savvy adopter would be best for me. I am smart and need to be mentally challenged. Looking for a gorgeous, smart and challenging boy – give me a chance!
  • In-home Information: Crate trained, House broken
  • I participate in shelter playgroups with: Gentle and dainty female dogs
  • Walk Rating: I walk on a plastic prong
  • Snuggle Rating: Is ok sitting by your side rather than your lap
  • Type of Learner: Is ready and eager to learn
  • Energy Level: Active, important to meet physical needs daily
  • Manner Level: I am protective of my people and need to meet people slowly
  • My motivation is: Treat motivated
  • Known Skills: Sit, Watch Me
  • Personality: Smart cookie, eager to please

Submit an application to start the online adoption counseling process.

Meeting Dogs at the Shelter 

The shelter’s kennels are loud, stressful places for dogs. Some dogs express that stress by exhibiting behavior inside a kennel that they will not show otherwise. Please ask to take the dog you are interested in to a play yard and spend some time getting to know him or her in that more relaxed environment. For more information on meeting dogs at the shelter, please read this article.

Ask About Our Adoption Counseling! 

SSPA offers adoption counseling via email for large-breed dogs at To learn more, visit our adoption page, and to get started, fill out our adoption application and email it to us.

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