Gus

Gus is looking for the right person to give him a chance at a happy life, filled with love that he deserves

Gus for adoption

About Gus

Animal:

Dog

Breed:

Greyhound/Collie

Age:

4 years 9 months.

Sex:

Male

Preferences:

Can't Live With Children, Can't Live With Dogs, Can't Live With Cats

'Introducing Gus'.
This handsome young man came into branch care at the beginning of the year. He has spent a large proportion of his life, so far, in kennels. Gus is a 4-year-old Greyhound X Collie who is as beautiful inside as he is on the out. He is neutered, fully vaccinated, microchipped and up to date with his flea and worm programme and no ongoing physical health problems.

Gus would benefit from a calm and predictable home environment, with the opportunity to build a secure bond with his new adopter. It is likely that Gus will show some degree of separation based problems, so an adopter will need to be prepared to be around most of the time and have alternative arrangements for Gus for absences initially.
We also advise appropriate separation training, this should help ensure Gus is set up to succeed with forming a secure attachment bond. He enjoys going out on walks, is very good with treats and has no signs of resource guarding. He is extremely gentle with all of his toys and has been reported to be clean in his kennel overnight. Furthermore, he is always well-behaved during vet visits and travels extremely well too.

Despite being a lovely walker who does not often pull on the lead, Gus is a strong dog, who does not like cats, moving vehicles or Hi-Viz clothing. We are not too sure where these triggers initiated from, however they do cause him to react, leading to pulling on the lead and barking, but within seconds he calms and returns to normal quiet Gus.

Gus therefore has certain requirements that MUST be met in a new home, the first being he must be the only pet. He has been known to get on with other dogs, however it has been recommended that he does not live with any canine companions and instead soaks up all the attention for himself. Essentially, Gus must be walked with a muzzle and harness with owners who are aware of his strength & his triggers. It is not recommended that he lives with children and must have a secure garden.

Overall, Gus is a kind and gentle natured boy who needs a home that can make him feel secure and loved, whilst continuing behaviour training (he is a quick learner).

If you think you fit the criteria for Gus, and would like to give him a good home then please fill out an application for him!

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Our Adoption Process

There are a few simple steps to go through before welcoming your new pet into your home.

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Step 1:

Complete an application form

Once we have received your completed form, one of our animal welfare team members will contact you to arrange either a physical or virtual home visit before offering a viewing either at our Branch office, at the fosterer, or at the private boarding establishment the animal is being housed at.

Step 2:

Getting to know each other

We conduct a physical/virtual home check and once this has been passed, you can arrange to view the animal at a time that works best for you and the fosterer. Our home checks are conducted by our Animal Welfare Team who will contact you directly to arrange a time that suits you. Home checks are a common practice when adopting from most animal welfare organisations, and are done as part of our duty of care to ensure our animals find an appropriate home, so please do not be offended when asked to arrange one. They are nothing to worry about and our staff are suitably trained to make sure the process is as relaxed as possible – they are also a great chance for you to ask any questions you may have about your potential new pet.

Step 3:

Welcoming your new pet

Once the home visit has been conducted, we will arrange the adoption process to be completed at a time suitable to you and the fosterer. Please note: as part of your adoption from us, your new pet will be neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and will have received internal & external parasite treatment. If the animal is too young at the time of adoption, we will supply you with a voucher for neutering and pay for their first vaccinations. You will also be provided with a complete veterinary history of your new pet and 4 weeks pet insurance with PetPlan. This can take up to a week to be compiled so there may be a delay between a home visit being approved and the adoption appointment taking place.