My name is Gus!

Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Atlanta, Georgia - Gus
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Furkids Animal Rescue and Shelters

Facts about Gus

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9303186


Hello folks, my name is Gus and I was a Griffin Mud Dog until the wonderful people at Furkids saved me. If you don’t know about what happened to me and all the other dogs in that situation, well you’re lucky cause I wish I didn’t either. My old owners had way too many of us and kept us in mud filled, caged pits on their property. Some days, I just wanted to give up especially when some of the other guys that were stuck there kinda lost their minds and attacked me.  They tore me up real bad and I figured that was the end. I’m not good at fighting. I’m more of a lover. But just when I thought I’d never get out of that nightmare, some awesome people stepped in and got me to the shelter. It was so nice to be clean for the first time in my life and to have all of my injuries taken care of. Believe it or not, after all the stuff I’ve been through, I still really like humans. I don’t exactly hate other dogs but I’d really rather be the only one in the house. I actually spent some time in a real home for a while and learned how much I love to lay around and nap. Also how much I love to cuddle. I never even knew you could do that with someone. That’s probably also why I really only like older kids over 12 or so because they tend to understand that I don’t enjoy wild, loud behavior. I’ve had enough of that in my life. When I came to Furkids I could only be leash walked and the folks at the shelter were amazed at what a wonderful walking companion I turned out to be after having not a lick of training. I’m just a happy fella and all I want is to be loved and treated with kindness. I promise, if you give me a chance, I’ll be the best friend you ever had. My adoption fee is 100% sponsored, all I need now is for you to bring me home.

Gus weighs 60 lbs. and his estimated birthdate is 8/4/2010.  If you want to know more about Gus and to speak to an Adoption Counselor, please complete an application at   Must be at least 21 years of age to apply.

To learn more about the Griffin Mud Dogs and their rescue, please view Brittany Kish’s “Mud Dogs” documentary at

Thank you, Matt Rounds, for sponsoring Gus’s care for a month at our 15th Birthday Party!

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About Furkids Animal Rescue and Shelters

About Our Rescue Group...

Furkids/SmallDog Rescue and Humane Society, Inc. is a 501c)(3), tax-exempt organization dedicated to find loving families for homeless dogs in the Atlanta area. Every year, over 90,000 animals are killed in Georgia shelters. Our volunteers rescue many dogs from local shelters and foster them in their own homes until a suitable forever home is found. We do not shy away from taking sick or difficult dogs into our program. Thanks to donations, we are able to provide excellent medical care for all of our little orphans. Our volunteers work tirelessly on training, socializing, and giving the dogs all of the loving care that they so much deserve. Thanks to our friends and supporters, we have been able to save many lives in each of years. It is caring individuals like you who can make a difference in the lives of our wonderful orphan animals. We hope you enjoy your visit to our website, and come visit us at Petco in Sandy Springs, every Saturday from 12 noon til 4 pm. We're at the corner of Hammond Drive and Roswell Road, in the Whole Foods shopping center every Saturday. We're also at the Petco in Alpharetta (10980 State Bridge Rd.) from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m on the last Saturday of the month. See you there!

Come Meet Our Pets...

Every Saturday afternoon from noon til 4:00 PM at the Sandy Springs Petco, Roswell Road and Hammond Drive, Atlanta, GA, and at the Petco in Alpharetta (10980 State Bridge Rd.) from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m on the last Sunday of the month. Our dog shelter is open on the following days: Wednesday 10 am to 5 pm, Thursday 12 to 7 pm and Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. We are located at 1520 Union Hill Rd, Alpharetta, GA 30005. See our web site, for our adoption schedule. Be sure to check out our upcoming events and our "News" link!

Our Adoption Process...

A completed adoption application is the first step in our process. The application can be found on our website. An Adoption Counselor will review your application, and contact you via email, so please double check your email address on your application.

Our adoption fee is $275.00 for animals under 8 years of age, puppies under 6 months $295.00 and $0.00 for animals 8 years and older. The fee includes spay/neuter, heartworm check (and treatment if necessary), current vaccinations, microchipping, and in some cases life saving surgery or medical treatment.