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Gus

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Meet Gus: A sweet young boy needing a patient and gentle adopter

Gus is a precious little guy who's looking for a loving home. He is a 7-month-old Chiweenie mix with a heart full of love, but he does have some specific needs and preferences that his future family should be aware of.

Gus has had a challenging start in terms of socialization. He may appear shy or reserved at first, but he truly blossoms with patience and slow introductions to both people and other dogs. It's essential to let him take his time when meeting new friends to help him build trust and confidence. However, once he gets to know you, he absolutely loves being petted and will likely become your loyal companion.

 

Gus is doing much better being around children. Giving him the space and time to get comfortable around them will be important.  Thanks to his leash training, a fenced yard is not required for him to enjoy walks and outdoor time.

 

While Gus is a wonderful companion, it's important to avoid chasing or grabbing him suddenly, especially if you're not familiar to him, as this might result in a nip. He may also exhibit some fear nipping during handling such as toenail trims, but note that these nips have not been severe.

 

Gus is such a timid dog that it's challenging to gauge his energy level accurately. In his current environment, he appears to have a very low energy level, but this could change once he's more comfortable in a loving home. It's also important to be aware that Gus can be a nervous pee-er, so providing a calm and reassuring atmosphere will help him feel more comfortable.

Gus is such a special dog with a lot of love to give. With patience, understanding, and a commitment to building trust, he can become a beloved member of a family that understands his unique needs and helps to bring out the very best in him.

Details 

  • Chiweenie mix

  • Age: 7 months

  • Gender: Male

  • Coat Length: Short

  • Grooming Needs: Low

  • Current Weight:  around 20 pounds

  • Yard Required: No

  • Fence Requirement: No

  • Declawed: No

  • Vetting: Up to date

 

Compatibility Attributes

  • Good with Dogs: After slow introductions

  • Good with Cats: Not tested

  • Good with Young Kids: Yes with a calm introduction 

  • Older/Considerate Children: Yes with a calm introduction

  • Good with Adults: Yes

 

Personality & Behavioral Traits

  • Housetrained/Littertrained: Yes

  • Obedience: Has basic training

  • Likes to Vocalize: Some

  • Energy Level: Moderate at this time

  • Leashtrained: Yes

  • Reaction to New People: Fearful; cautious

 

Other Traits:

Once he warms up to you, he loves attention! Very loyal.

Will require a meet and greets before adoption.

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