Hello, my name is Giorgio, or as the hoomans here calls me, Gio. I'm a 1 å%BD year old 40lb male Husky/German Shepherd/Am Staff mix. I had a pretty rough start here in IL with a broken hip, but that's all fixed now and I will need someone to help me keep building up my muscles in my hind legs. Don't let that scare you, I'm already running around the yard feeling like a new pup. I love having a fenced in back yard to run and play in. I promise to keep it free from small creatures like those pesky squirrels. I'm still learning to walk on this thing they call a leash, I've never been on one, but I promise I'm trying! I'm a smart cookie and food motivated, so I will learn anything you want to teach me! Sometimes I take a little bit to warm up to pups, but I do love playing with them. I wrestle around the house and play tug with my foster sisters all the time. While there aren't small children in my current house, I love playing with the ones next door! They throw my ball for me and I love chasing them along the fence as they chase each other (we're doing our best to stay socially distant)! I go into my crate without a fuss when the humans need to leave for a while, but prefer to spend my nights snuggled close to my people. I can't wait to play fetch & snuggle with you - two of my favorite things to do! Our standard adoption fee is $295 cash or check and $300 credit card ($5 processing fee). It includes spay/neuter when age appropriate at our participating vets, age appropriate core vaccinations, fecal testing, deworming, flea and tick preventative,1st vet visit at one of our participating vets, and micro-chipping. We must have an application, conduct a phone interview, and meet your entire family to approve an adoption. Please email [email protected] for an application or additional details. Please note that the breeds and sizes posted in this biography are educated best guesses and are not guaranteed. Please consider becoming a foster home while you search for your new best friend. We need foster homes - pounds are overflowing with puppies and adult dogs that are at-risk and need help. We can only rescue as many as we have foster home commitments. Fostering is a rewarding experience for your family.