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GUS AD 01-07-12


ADOPTED 01-07-12 – Meet Gus!  This little cutie was brought in as a stray to a high kill shelter in Louisiana.  After his 7 day hold, he was going to be put down simply because he preferred staying in his warm dogloo as opposed to greeting shelter visitors….ummm, during the cold weather we don’t blame him!  Sadly, overpopulated public pounds in the south must make life or death decisions every day and a dog who won’t come out of his dog house won’t be seen by adopters and is taking up precious kennel space.  Thanks to PAWS of NE LA, a southern group who works with the local pound and northern rescue groups, Gus was saved and is now looking for a loving home up north!

Here is a video of Gus the day he was rescued from the pound:

Gus is 25#, 2 years old and appears to be a Corgi mix.  He has adorable scruffy fur that seems to be low shedding.  He is neutered, current on vaccinations, negative for heartworm and intestinal worms and on monthly prevention.   Gus walks well on leash, likes to ride in the car and gets along with other dogs.

When you ask anyone that has met him, they all say that Gus is a doll. His foster mom tells us that you couldn’t ask for a more perfect pup! He was already housebroken when he arrived at his foster home and in addition, he is crate trained, great with kids and other dogs!

Gus’s loves to wonder around the backyard and explore the outside with his new foster sister Bella.  The reason is obvious, he has never had that and it is like being in heaven for him. If Gus’s new adopters do not have a fenced yard, he will need to be walked on a leash as he enjoys the outdoors so very much.

He is wonderful with his foster family’s 2 dogs.  One of the dogs is he lives with is older and has almost no energy, and the other is 2 years old with LOTS of energy.  Gus is perfectly with both.  He does run and play with our younger pup, but then takes a nap with the older one. He loves life, everything and everyone.

When a dog is good with other dogs, that is good but when a dog is also good with children, it tells us so much more about the dog.   When Gus first arrived at his foster home, he immediately went straight to my 10 year old who was in the floor doing his homework.  Gus slicked his ears back and went straight to snuggle up with him.  There are a total of 3 children that live under this roof of fur and laughter, they range in age from 5 to 15, and Gus is perfectly sweet to all of them!!

Gus is very affectionate, playful and is not overly enteric.  He’s is a quiet guy but you will greeted with a lick or two and a wagging tail when you walk in the door. We don’t know how he is with cats because the family does not own a cat however, given the fact that he is so happy and good with dogs, cats should not be a problem. However, cats and dogs each have their own personality and if his new family has a cat, the family would need to be a confident strong pack leader and make sure that everyone is safe. Most of the time, depending on the individual characteristics, the cat wins and the dog and cat work out their position in the family pack.

In summary, Gus is good in the car, crate, on the leash, good with children and dogs and has no food issues. His foster believes that Gus would be perfectly fine in any number of households.  He would be fine with children and without children.  While he enjoys being outside with the other dogs, she feels like he would be fine without and said a fenced yard would be ultimate place for his to explore. Like we said, Gus loves life and who wouldn’t given the road he has had to walk to get to where he is. Gus has a laid back personality and is a happy pup to be around!  A trustworthy dog like Gus is dog that will fill your life with love and memories that will last for a lifetime. He won’t be available long, fill out an application right away.

Application instructions: click the link below to apply for adoption of this dog.

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RDVG wants to provide you with as much information as we can because some of our mix breeds you might not be familiar with. The below section on “About the Breed” offers information on some of the Breed Characteristics, Children & Pets, Behavior and Personality, Temperament and more.

It is important to point out that in addition to the breed, there is an enormous variety in the way a dog acts and reacts to the world around him. In the end, your dog’s preferences and personality are as individual as you are–and if you can accept that– then you’re bound to enjoy each other.

Children & Pets

Animal Behavior Guidelines

Many children, especially very young ones, do not realize that pets are living animals and not toys. Failing to teach a child how to handle pets properly can result in suffering on the part of the pet and, in some cases, injury to the child. Taking introductions slowly will allow you to introduce family dogs and your children safely

Puppy Behavior, Growth & Development

Each stage of Puppy Growth and development is fascinating; by the time it reaches its first birthday a puppy is considered a mature, adult dog. Puppy Growth rate is fast compared to humans, just compare a puppy of 8 weeks to a baby of the same age.

One of the most common questions asked about a puppy’s growth and development rate refers to the eventual size of the puppy. How big will the puppy grow? How can you determine the adult size of a puppy? A young puppy is tiny and cute – everyone loves puppies! But will the puppy be suited to your environment? How much exercise will be required for a full grown dog? Will the puppy be a suitable pet for children? The breed of the puppy will determine the answers to these questions. A general response to the size and growth rate of a puppy and the adult size of a puppy is therefore not possible – it needs to be specific to the puppy’s breed.

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Age 2 Years
Life Average
Sex Male
Weight 0-20lbs
Location West Monroe LA
Breed Corgi Mix
Altered Yes
Fee All Shots + Transport – 500
Dogs Yes
Children All Ages
House Yes
Energy Medium
Fence Helpful
Crate Yes
Leash Yes
Car Yes
Email rescuedogvillage@yahoo.com
Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.