Gill Harbottle

Breed: Male Maltese x

Age/DOB: 20/4/09
Weight: 7.4 kgs

  • Gill Harbottle, Male Maltese x
  • Gill Harbottle, Male Maltese x
  • Gill Harbottle, Male Maltese x
  • Gill, Male Maltese x
  • Gill, Male Maltese x

Please note: Gill is looking for an adult family to share his life with. Ideally he will have a doggy friend/friends as the company seems to make him more settled and give him confidence.

Gill Harbottle has done it tough in the past but that sweet little boy has emerged who just wants his family to love him. He has spent nearly all his life alone in a back yard. Gill has come to us with some terrible health issues we are currently sorting. He is still a rough diamond at the moment. Now he's had his painful teeth out and some of his rear end issues sorted he's feeling a little more comfortable.

Gill has picked up house training really quickly as he is anxious to please and now his back leg is stronger he can take himself in and out through the dog door. Gill Harbottle does pull a little at the start from excitement and likes to stop and pee on LOTS of plants. He doesn't really know any commands yet but would be easy to teach. He probably needs a 30 minute walk a day and then would be happy to sleep the day away.

We would like a home for Gill where he would get all the TLC he has missed out on. His leg still is a bit of a worry. Xrays show nothing and he has been going to hydro/physio to build up muscle tone.

He is NOT a guard dog - once he's asleep he is out cold. A herd of elephants probably wouldn't wake him. He loves snuggling up in the big dog bed surrounded by teddy bears bigger than him. We are not sure if his hearing isn't acute or he just takes a while to react. For this reason he doesn’t like to be touched when asleep as he is really coming back from a very deep sleep.

He's a little tentative when he meets someone new but it only takes a few minutes for him to warm up to them. Gill's beautiful personality is really starting to shine now that he knows he is safe and loved. He is such a sweetheart.

Gill failed his cat test.

Gill is only suitable for an adult family as if he is worried or surprised he can be reactive.

Microchip Number: 956000005401940
Source Number: EE104797

Medical Notes:

Gill is on heart medication and has lumps on his anus that are being treated hormonally. This sweet boy also has a weak leg.

All our dogs are desexed, C5 vaccinated with intranasal, microchipped, wormed, fleatreated and if over 12 months heartworm tested.

Adoption Fee: POA

If you would like to give Gill Harbottle a new home please download the application form.

Adoption Application Form

If you would like to know more or have problems using a Microsoft Word Document please email us: adoptions@victoriandogrescue.org.au

Please note: we do not rehome interstate or to applicants under 25.

It is our policy not to rehome dogs in the Sunraysia area. Please go to your local pound, or contact your local group. As rescue groups have transported thousands of homeless dogs from Mildura and Sunraysia Pounds in the last decade, we do not intend to send any back there.