found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.
For more information about this dog, contact: RescueDogVillage@yahoo.com
If this dog has stolen your heart, don't wait! Please apply online now to be considered as a potential adopter.
ADOPTED with Bonnie (RDV233) 8-4-2012
Life started out in a dumpster, literally for this little boy. Poor Gus and his siblings were found in a dumpster down south. A very sad start for this little pack of pups to be introduced to a world where they are thrown out with the trash within the first few months of life. A Rescue Dog Village southern foster was alerted to their awful predicament and she pulled them from the depths of the refuse, dusted them off and took them into her home before the trash truck arrived. These little angels could have been lost forever, but here they have a second chance at life. Now these little heart breakers are seeking a forever home, someone to show them there is love in this world, because their first owners obviously did not.
Gus has developed his own personality in the home of the foster. Compared to his siblings he is definitely the outgoing little boy. He is very happy go lucky. You will watch him running around with smiling eyes, genuinely enjoying his second chance at life. Gus really doesn't have a care in the world, happy is his middle name. He is comfortable in a crate during travel and a crate in the home. He has no food issues and is good with children. His energy activity is considered moderate for a puppy of his breed mix and will need time and attention with his new forever family during his period of adjustment. Rescues generally recommend a two week period (maybe longer for some individual personalities) of quiet home-life to bond with her new forever family, get to know your schedule, to communicate with the family members he can depend on, to learn things to do that are acceptable and gentle guidance for behaviors that need adjustment. As with any puppy, potty training is essential for a successful bond with his new forever family. Be patient while you teach this little guy the rules of your home as with any rescue dog you adopt into your family.
Gus's perfect home would be just about any. We can chalk it up to a successful socialization staying with his siblings and mother for so long. But we can tell he's ready to spread his wings and live on his own four paws in a home he can call his own. He's has grown up with his litter mates. Gus is currently up to date with his shots. Under veterinary care, it was discovered he has "red mange" also known as demodectic mange which is not contagious to humans and generally not transmitted to other dogs. It is understood that all dogs have mites, just as humans do, but this type is passed on from mother to pup during the first few days of life and can be contributed by a suppressed immune response as he is very young. Typically the younger the dog is diagnosed; there is a better chance for them to be cured. Ask your veterinary care professional if you have any questions regarding prognosis or if any treatment is recommended.
We have attached a link for you to review the medical specifics about demodectic mange. Know the facts, click: HERE.
This charming heart breaking story of his life will touch the lives of many, but only one lucky family will have the chance to adopt Gus and bring him into a home filled with love and understanding. Apply for adoption today and write "Gus" on your application.
ABOUT THE PAPILLON BREED
The Papillon is a small, friendly, elegant toy dog with a fine boned structure. They are light and dainty, yet still lively, and is distinguished from other breeds by his beautiful, butterfly-like ears. They are known to be happy and alert little dogs that are not shy or aggressive.
They are also friendly, intelligent dog that is tougher than it looks, and loves outdoor exercise. They are known to be playful, lively, amusing, animated and charming little dog. They are also affectionate, gentle, patient, and proud, they love to cuddle and enjoys a good romp outdoors. They are steady, obedient and are not yappers. Papillions can be trained to perform small tricks. Good with cats when they are socialized with them. They are in general easy to train otherwise.
If you allow this dog to become pack leader to humans, it may become very possessive of its owner and resent outsiders. When a dog believes he is pack leader to humans, it is called Small Dog Syndrome, human induced behaviors, where the dog is allowed to believe he owns the house. This can cause a varying degree of behavior problems such as, but not limited to, being, nervous, high-strung, timid, separation anxiety, guarding, growling, snapping, biting, obsessive barking, dog aggression and being untrustworthy with children. These are not Papillion traits, but rather behaviors brought on by the way humans are treating the dog. Since most people who own small dogs, because of their size, unknowingly allow them to run the show, they are not generally recommended for young children. However, if you are your dog's firm, consistent pack leader, providing rules they must follow and limits to what he is and is not allowed to do, along with daily pack walks, the Papillion can be very trustworthy with children. They will be calm if sufficiently exercised.
To see more photos of this dog and all our adoptable dogs, please check out our website at Rescue Dog Village.
Disclaimer: Please note that the breeds posted on our dogs' biographies are our best guess based on years of working with rescue dogs. Adopters who need to know the exact breed or mix of breeds of a particular dog must have the dog's DNA tested at their own expense.
About Our Rescue
These dogs deserve all of our attention, and in Rescue Dog Village, we are committed to our adopters and our dogs equally. We offer full disclosure and hope to make the best matches possible. Please know our adoption fees never cover our expenses. We rely on the generosity of our adopters and supporters to help us help the dogs.
Our rescue is ONLY in the business of offering FULL DISCLOSURE to adopters, and expects and hopes to engage your questions and concerns fully. We owe it to the dogs we rescue and all the wonderful families/adopters who might consider welcoming our charges into their hearts and home. Our dogs are waiting for that ideal forever home where they will be cherished as deserving family members. It's sad these second chances are even necessary for these dogs, but we are committed to them and will devote the time and energy to their rehoming, and not just MOVE them to save more dogs. We diligently and responsibly seek good matches as we don't want to re-home the dog again. These animals have already endured more than they should have, and through no fault of their own. It behooves us to be honest and forthright, and we appreciate the same in return from applicants. It's that winning combination of reciprocal trust and respect that allows for successful placements to be made. Happy adopters translate to happy dogs, and that's our goal!
Our rescue volunteers will be more than honored to be in touch with you directly and promptly, after receiving your application and conducting a mandatory a veterinarian check. If you have never owned a dog before, please submit your application regardless, and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible. TAKE NOTE YOU SHOULD CHECK YOUR SPAM AS SOME RESPONSES FROM US WIND UP THERE WE'VE DISCOVERED. Also, take care to contact your veterinarian to let them know a member of rescue will be inquiring about your pet history!
Thank you for respecting that we all donate our time to saving these animals, and understand we value your philanthropic and compassionate desire to help be part of the rescue team. That said, you'll understand why we are committed to the well-being of our charges and consider this veterinarian check mandatory. If you are a first-time dog owner, we will work with you every step of the way! ADVOCACY AND EDUCATION ARE AS MUCH A PART OF RESPONSIBLE RESCUE AS ADOPTION! And it takes a RESCUE VILLAGE to help the most dogs possible in a thorough manner to ensure success on all fronts, and then some! It is an awful feeling to fail a dog, and we can't continue rescue if we don't do everything we can to ensure good matches for the dogs and tender families who might adopt them. THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING.
Although we are an extremely small rescue group, we understand and respect your family's eagerness to be in touch and learn as much as you can about the dogs you are considering adopting. Our very experienced and devoted trainer will be happy to share all aspects of OUR RESCUE DOGS to determine compatibility once you've submitted your application, and another of our volunteers will explain the whole process of our rescue and answer any questions you might have as well
If you have the time and love to offer this extremely bright dog who can make you laugh for hours at his antics, PLEASE APPLY TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A RESCUE DOG VILLAGE DOG AND GIVE ONE A HOME. Our dogs deserve all that a committed family can offer. Make no mistake about it, this is one spectacular dog!
Please contact RescueDogVillage@yahoo.com and we will be happy to return your correspondence, but please submit the application now so we can have that information as a starting base for our dialogue.
THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING RESCUE AS A MEANS OF WELCOMING YOUR NEXT FOUR-LEGGED FRIEND INTO YOUR LIFE!
ALL interested adopters MUST complete an application; agree to a vet reference check, phone interview and home visit. ALL family members MUST be in attendance for home visits - no exceptions. This helps us get to know everyone in the family so that we can help find the right dog for you.