Adoptable Dog of the Week – Gelsey

Amy Tokic
by Amy Tokic

We bet you’re all ears to hear about Gelsey, our Adoptable Dog of the Week! An American Staffordshire Terrier mix from Burlington, New Jersey, this young lady sports big ears and a big heart. Gelsey is spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Gelsey’s Tale:

My name is Gelsey – I’m 2.5 years old and looking for a home to call my own.

My life started out in NC, where I went by the name of Fatfat. My family kept me outside all day tied to a tree. This was frustrating for a pup my age. The next door neighbor tried to take me away since he did not like seeing that. Then next thing I knew I was at a loud place with other dogs called a shelter. Jericho’s Wish had a foster come get me and I was so happy.

I love playing with other dogs, playing fetch (still learning that I need to give it back), car rides, walks, and belly rubs. I don’t mind cats. I have lots of energy to run around with you outside but I do know how to be calm in the house. I love chewing on rope toys. I am crate trained but sometimes need to be guided in with a treat. Not that I dislike it, I would rather be by you. Once I’m in there, I will take a nap. I love people and giving kisses. I do tend to be a little mouthy sometimes. Not that I would ever hurt you, that’s not in me to do so. I’m house trained just show me which door to use. I also know sit, come and stay.

My dislikes: Vacuums! I think it’s coming after me, so I make sure it knows not to come after me. I bark and try to bite it.

To learn more or to adopt Gelsey, please visit Jericho’s Wish Animal Rescue.

Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic, Editor of, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).

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