Hi! My name is Gus!

  • Gus
  • Mixed breed
  • 1 year old
  • Male

hart Plus.png    I'm a hart+ dog! For information about the hart+ program, please review the hart+ adoption process.

Weight (approx): 56 lbs

Energy: High

Children:  No exposure but likely good with calm, gradual, and relaxed introductions. Children 14 years or older only.   

Dogs: No

Cats: No 

About me:   Well hi there! I'm Gus!  I'm a fun-filled guy who's ready to charm you with my goofy and spirited nature (and deep blue eyes! I'm told they're as gorgeous as the deep blue sea!) I'm crate and house-trained, and know all of my basic commands.

I love to walk on leash (and am even learning what this off-leash business is all about.) I have a ton of energy and would love my furever home to have a big backyard where I can run, romp and play. I would prefer to be the only animal in the home.  I'm doing my best to learn how to share but I really don't like it.

My foster home says that I love attention and will make a very loyal friend and family member. I'm learning that the perfect balance in life is to play like there's no tomorrow and veg like a couch potato when I need to rejuvenate myself. Contact hart to meet me today and let's romp through life together!

Behavioural Notes:   I'm a hart+ dog! For information about the hart+ program, please review the hart+ adoption process.

Gus is a handful of energy!  He loves people almost to a fault as he can be a rude greeter wanting to be in your lap and needing all your attention!!!  Gus is very smart and a quick learner. He uses a treadmill, is crate trained and house trained. He has recently begun working with a clicker.

Gus is dog reactive and pulls on his leash when being walked.  He will need an experienced handler, one who can teach Gus what is acceptable when greeting people and other dogs. 

Health Notes:  Gus came to hart by way of an Alberta Spay Neuter Task Force clinic in May 2015. It was easy to see that he was ill as he had some hair loss and a wound behind his right ear. A skin scraping was performed on Gus and while there were no traces of demodex and no positive diagnosis for a bacteria infection, Gus was definitely losing more hair so was put oral antibiotics, given a medicated shampoo and had another antiparasitic administered.  Gus also presented with some oral papillomas (warts) that self-limited. Gus is now growing back his coat and feeling so much better that he is ready to find his forever family.  Gus is up to date on his DACPP, Bordatella, Rabies and is neutered and microchipped. 

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