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Labrador Retriever / Beagle / Mixed (short coat)

Details about Gus

  • ID D210993
  • Adoption Fee: $300
  • Breed: Labrador Retriever / Beagle / Mixed (short coat)
  • Gender: Male
  • Coat Length: Short
  • Current Weight: 35.0 lb.
  • Estimated Birthdate: 4/20/2012
  • Declawed: No

Gus's Compatibility Attributes

  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Good for Seniors/Elderly: Yes
  • Good for Apartment Living: Yes

Gus's Personality and Behavioral Qualities

  • Housetrained/Littertrained: Yes
  • Obedience Trained: Has Basic Training
  • Likes to Vocalize: Quiet
  • Energy Level: Low
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly
Other Traits:
    Lap pet, Obedient, Playful, Affectionate, Eager to Please, Intelligent, Even-tempered, Gentle, Goofy,

*This animal is a part of our “Seniors for Seniors” program where we offer senior adopters an opportunity to adopt an eligible pet at a discounted fee.*

Meet Gus! Gus is an energetic and spirited suspected Patterdale Terrier mix with a strong prey drive, typical of his breed. He loves to chase foxes, squirrels, and cats, so a secure, fenced area without cats would be ideal for him. Gus is highly motivated by food, which has made training a success. He knows a variety of commands, including come, sit, down, paw, up, no bark, go to bed, and potty.

Gus is attentive and responsive to noises, requiring some gentle corrections to help him stay calm. He walks well on a leash and enjoys his routine of two meals a day and an evening chew treat. Gus is a true velcro dog, loving nothing more than to cuddle up next to you on the couch or in bed. With his loyal and affectionate nature, Gus makes a wonderful companion.

Adopting a senior dog is like getting a vintage car – it comes with character, a few extra quirks, and might need a bit more maintenance. Expect occasional tune ups at the vet for oil changes (aka meds), and embrace the fact that those 'normal lumps and bumps' are just part of the well-earned charm package! Ruff Start will share all known health information with adopters and rec ommendations to keep your senior dog in top shape.

Gus is from a local owner surrender.  If you are interested in getting to know this animal better, please fill out an   adoption application.   An adoption application is the best way to show your interest in an animal and is not a binding contract.

To learn more about Ruff Start’s adoption process and the care our foster animals receive, please visit our   How to Adopt page.

If you are unable to adopt but want to help this animal and others in our care, you can donate to support the medical and veterinary needs of all Ruff Start Rescue animals.