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Adopt GIZMO!

Male Pit Bull Terrier


You’d better avert your eyes! This handsome fellow is a serial heart stealer. One look and you’re at risk of true love.

Exploring the streets of Philadelphia and making new friends along the way are some of Gizmo’s favorite pastimes, and he’ll even do a little jogging if you’re into that sort of thing. It’s pretty much guaranteed that every time you enter the room you will be greeted by your best friend, grinning from little ear to little ear. At home he enjoys munching on his foster brother’s toys and resting his head in your lap, looking up at you as if you are the best thing since sliced beef.

Gizmo spent the first 11 years of his life in a loving home, but recently found himself in the shelter at no fault of his own. We couldn’t bear to see him spend another day there, so we scooped him up and welcomed him to City of Elderly Love! Don’t let the numbers fool you, for an older guy, he’s got a lot of spunk. And on the plus side, spending 11 years accustomed to home-living has made him quite the gentleman. Not only is he house-trained, but he responds to a number of commands as well! He has also spent his years in both his former home and his foster home living with other dogs (both large and small) and cats. He would also do well with older children who have experience playing with larger dogs (he can get a little mouthy when excited).

Due to early-stage arthritis in his lower back (for which he takes pain medication with his breakfast and dinner) he is not the biggest fan of stairs. This is not a deal-breaker, however, as he does well with a little butt-boost and loving encouragement when faced with a staircase. He promises to return the love and care once you’ve made it up!

Affectionate, handsome, with a sense of humor… Everybody needs a guy like Gizmo in their life! Cross paths even for a minute and you’ll know why.

Gizmo is available for adoption through City of Elderly Love. He is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. He is also heartworm and lymes disease negative. Interested in meeting him? Visit to complete an online adoption questionnaire or email us at!

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If you have questions about GIZMO! please contact City of Elderly Love



Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Brindle - With White
Hair Length
Shots up to date
Spayed / Neutered
Ok with kids
Ok with birds
Ok with dogs
Ok with cats
Ok with small animals
Contact Person

Shelter Description

Operating as an independent subsidiary of Citizens for a No-Kill Philadelphia, City of Elderly Love is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal rescue dedicated to saving and enriching the lives of adoptable senior pets in the Philadelphia area. Utilizing volunteer foster homes, City of Elderly Love aims to rescue these animals from potential euthanasia at area animal shelters as well as prevent older animals from entering the shelter-system in the first place, when possible. City of Elderly Love also provides palliative and hospice care when needed. Through creative marketing and community events, City of Elderly Love works to place its adoptable pets into loving adoptive homes.

Shelter Driving Directions

City of Elderly Love showcases adoptable cats at two Philadelphia-area pet supply stores:

-Pet Supplies Plus, 700 Nutt Rd. Phoenixville, PA 19460
-Dog Town, 406 Town Center, New Britain, PA 18901

Areas Served

City of Elderly Love is dedicated to saving Philly's senior pets.

Adoption Instructions

All City of Elderly Love pets are vaccinated, micro-chipped, and spayed or neutered [unless otherwise noted] before going to their adoptive homes. An adoption questionnaire and contract are required prior to finalizing an adoption. Adoption fees are reasonable, but vary depending on animal type.

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