Gus

  • AARCS ID# A38883166
  • Male
  • Breed: Shepherd/Mixed
  • Dog
  • Est. DOB: 6/18/2013
  • Size: Large
  • located in Calgary

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    Story

    Photos courtesy of The Dog with a Bow Photography

    Hi everyone, Grateful Gus here! I wanted to thank you for the support and encouragement on my recent surgery. Now it’s time for you to get to know me.

    I am a handsome, happy, calm and well behaved boy. I can be left alone without any worries as I will rest comfortably on my bed. I get along well with my resident brother as he is calm and I feel safe around him, but I would be happy to be the only dog too.

    You may have read that I recently had my right hind leg amputated. I haven’t let that set back stop me from enjoying life. The things I enjoy most are pets/cuddles, being fed regularly and walking. My foster mom said I was quite tricky! You see, when I first came home I would walk beside her and lean into her. At first she thought I was doing that for support while I learned how to be a tripawd. It took her a few days to figure out that I can walk fine on my own. I was leaning into her because I wanted to be touched. I still try that with her but now she makes me walk on my own to get stronger.

    I’m getting better at being on this thing called a leash and understand commands such as come. Although I am food motivated I would much rather be touched by my human as a reward. I haven’t been in a car much. The first time I got in my foster mom’s car, I was so excited, I tried to call shotgun and came up front. She wouldn’t let that happen and I had to be in a crate for safety. It wasn’t my favourite place to be but I was quiet and good about it. Once my leg heals more we will work on my behaviour in the car.

    My foster mom said that my forever family will be very lucky to have a guy like me in their life. So, if you are that lucky family let’s do this! I’m working hard everyday to gain weight, strength, balance and agility so I can have a life of adventure and cuddles with you.

    Yours truly, Gus!

    • AARCS_cat
      Good with Cats?
      Not tested with Cats
    • AARCS_dog
      Good with Dogs?
      Yes, Good with Dogs
    • AARCS_KidTested
      Good with Kids?
      Yes, Good with Kids
    • AARCS_SpecialNeeds
      Does this Animal have Special Needs?
      Yes, Medical Needs

      Right hind leg amputated