Gus - in New England!
Most recent update: October 2016
The teeniest dogs always have the biggest personalities!
Gus is a local dog who needs a new home because the family had a baby and Gus is overprotective of the new little one in the family but also nervous around the movements and noise.
We thought that he must be a Boston Terrier mix but both parents are known and they are both Chihuahuas. Gus is 5 years old and just about 10 lbs. He is just a little nugget of a thing, and so adorable!
When meeting new people Gus may make a fuss but calms down once he realizes you can be trusted.
One of our volunteers went out to meet him and he was a little protective of his mom at first but once Mike took him off for a walk on his own they did fine together. At the house, Gus was nervous at first until a treat bribe came out and he came right up on the couch with his new human friend!
Gus needs a home without little children. He has met dogs before and actually lived with dogs at one point but when he sees a dog outside he usually is too overstimulated to meet them up close and personal. We think that Gus' dream home would be a family without other pets and without tons of people coming and going. He will be your little snuggle buddy once he knows and loves you, and will do his best guard dog act when he is called on to do so.
Gus has met cats, and actually lived with them. At first he wanted to chase them but when they didn't run he stopped thinking that was a fun game. The cats also didn't bother him so he coexisted fine, but if a cat was a runner or combative with Gus, we don't think that would go well.
We will provide training support to a family who fosters or adopts Gus.
If interested in Gus or any of our cuties, please fill out the adoption application.
Please note: we do not have a physical location where the dogs are housed. They are cared for in our wonderful foster network throughout New England. It is our expectation that a potential family will, once approved, meet the dog(s) in the foster setting where they are feeling safe and loved. In Gus' case, a volunteer from the rescue will help with the meeting.