My name is Gus!

Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Dallas, Texas - Gus
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I'm being cared for by:
Cody's Friends Rescue

Facts about Gus

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 8462549

Gus is a healthy black and white lab mix, fully vetted and up to date on his vaccinations, and heart worm negative.  Gus had a very difficult start in life, and his full back ground is unknown; however, he was taken to the  shelter with scars all over his face.  The wonderful staff at the shelter believe he was a bait dog for dog fighting.  There is no aggression in him - he can be shy.  HE LOVES to go on walks.  He gets along with all dogs and lets them know if they get too  He had obviously never been given any love, he did not know his name, he had fresh bites all over his body, and his spirit was broken when he came into the safety of Cody's family.  He has made constant baby steps to being a wonderful pet.  Gus needs someone to give him love and understanding that he is very timid, but he does want to be a part of a family.  Gus has lived in a home with children but we encourage no small children.  He has been around 2 cats and ignored them.   He is potty trained and just a beautiful dog. He weighs about 65 lbs and is probably about 2 years old.  He is a gorgeous boy.  The scars on his face remind us that he has been wounded but not in spirit.  Beautiful boy!

About Cody's Friends Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

About us: Cody was the first pet I owned as an adult. He was a Shih Tzu that I bought unknowingly, from a Puppy Mill. He fought for his life and barely survived, suffering for the first few months of his life. From then on I was stirred by a ferocious passion to save as many dogs as I could through networking with other rescue groups and saving the ones I could off of cold streets and unwanted in shelters. Cody did not live a very long life due to a weakened body, but I was able to love on him for eight good years! He will always be loved and forever remembered. With over 400 dogs rescued so far, we ARE making a difference!!
Thank you for visiting and considering a rescue........................
Tina Austin

Come Meet Our Pets...

Please check out our website for the most up to date information on our events. We normally have an adoption event every other weekend. If you are seriously considering adopting from us PLEASE complete an application prior to the event as that will get the process moving faster!!
Also, if you don't have the financial means to adopt but the heart to love a rescue, fill out an application and let us do a home visit, WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR FOSTERS!!!!
Visit us for all the information at or go to our FB page and "friend" us!!

Our Adoption Process...

Thank you for adopting and not buying!!! Every week hundreds of highly adoptabledogs are put to death by local shelters. Most people would be amazed at the purebred and beautiful dogs available, if they walked into their neighborhood shelter.

Rescue organizations, like mine, work hard to save as many as we possibly can but is a never ending process with breeders and Puppy Mills selling unhealthy animals to the public. If you EVER saw a puppy mill you would NEVER buy again!

All of my dogs are neutered or spayed, vet checked, completely vaccinated, wormed, groomed and checked for heart worms. They are all are current on Heart worm medicine, flea, and tick medications. Upon request, they are all microchipped as well.

Adoption fee is $200 to $250 (older "friends' can be less, please inquire. Puppies are $300 - Besides fully vetting all dogs, some of of the dogs I rescue, 1 in 5 I rescue have heart worms which is very expensive to treat. I also take in dogs who need surgeries and are close to death.
** Please note that I do not usually adopt out my dogs with children under four years of age.