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CENTRAL PA ***Update on Gus – Please don’t like this. There is nothing to like about this situation. Instead, please SHARE to help Gus find a soft place on which to rest his head! Handsome Gus needs a home. He is currently residing in a kennel. At only 2 years old, this sweet, affectionate Boxer mix has been bounced around between kennels and homes and has never known what it means to feel truly safe and secure. There is a gap in Gus’ life that we know very little about. When he was adopted and left rescue approximately a year ago, Gus was dog-social and a pretty easy going guy, although maybe a little shy. Gus is now leash reactive to other dogs (a very common problem for many dogs) when out on a walk. Also, judging by the way he was walking on-leash after returning to rescue, it seems that he had very little practice taking walks at all. The solution is simple but does take time and patience to correct. By the magic of classical conditioning, we are showing Gus that dogs on leash aren’t so bad. He is making huge strides everyday. We have also begun work on meeting dogs in close proximity through the fence at the kennel. Gus seems to prefer calm, smaller dogs, but because safety and a right fit is our number one priority, it would be best for Gus to remain an only pet or be able to be kept separated and managed from other pets until he completes his training. Basic obedience is a breeze for Gus and he has learned hand targeting, “watch me”, sits, downs, waits, etc in no time.

Gus is a big guy (about 70lbs.) although he fancies himself as a lap dog. His perfect adopter will be someone who is breed savvy and not intimidated by a big bark, especially while practicing his leash training. Continued guidance and proper management in uncomfortable situations will help him reach his full potential as man’s (or woman’s) best friend. He enjoys car rides and is a belly-rub enthusiast. Gus is a also a family guy and has a particular soft spot for children. One of our volunteers noted that while on a walk, Gus was happiest alongside her child’s stroller where a tiny hand rested comfortably on his head.

If Gus sounds like your perfect match please complete our online application
Training support is available!. Please help Gus!

No adoption radius, but we must be able to have a home visit done and you must travel to central PA to adopt. We do not ship dogs! from Furry Friends Network