Was fostered in Massachusetts
Rescue Coordinator: Tracey Fulmer
Gillighan (Irish for "little lad"), is a 4 month old Kerry Blue Terrier puppy who was relinquished to the Kerry Foundation, along with his mother, by an Amish puppy miller who realized there is no market for Kerries. That means one less mill indiscriminately breeding Kerries ... and fewer Kerries landing in rescue.
Gillighan is a typical adorable, bright, charming, loving Kerry puppy. He displayed his Kerriness "right out of the gate". -- Gilly's a bold fellow and a handsome lad to boot, currently a tall, lanky teenager, weighing 19 lbs, with a luxurious thick coat, and the most beautiful dark Irish eyes. He'll leave the Kerry lasses swooning.
Gillighan loves the snow, is a great retriever, and loves all kinds of toys. He's in foster care with a female Kerry whom he took to right away (see picture). He has no issues with food, allowing the older Kerry girl to take food away from him. Gully is currently living in a busy household, with kids and visiting dogs, and lovin' every minute. He's gotta be in on ALL the action -- a typical Kerry shadow, always at your heels. He rides well in the car and is just learning to walk on a leash, which is coming along nicely, although he prefers to "lead you" with the leash in his mouth!
Mr. Gillighan goes to his crate at night, lured in with a milk bone, sleeps through the night, then trots right out in the morning to do his business in the yard. Potty training is coming along -- the current schedule of going outside at least every two hours is working nicely.
We are looking for a family where somebody is home during the day to give him the companionship and mental stimulation he needs and to continue working
on his housetraining. Kids over 5 who respect dogs and a female canine companion would be fine. A securely fenced yard is a must -- this guy's gotta
run! All Kerry Foundation rescues are required to attend obedience classes per our adoption contract. As another contractual obligation of his adoption,
his new family will need to neuter him and submit a neuter certificate, which has not been done yet due of his young age. Gilly is up to date on his
vacs, chipped, and ready for anything! He will be a fabulous best friend for one lucky Kerry-loving family.
Gilligan was adopted on April 8, 2008.