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My name is Gus!

German Wirehaired Pointer Dog for adoption in Denton, Texas - Gus
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I'm being cared for by:
Texas Sporting Breed Rescue, Inc.

Facts about Gus

  • Breed: German Wirehaired Pointer
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 6271516-D130134
Love his gentle, soulful eyes, and adorable fuzzy face?

Gus is currently only available for adoption or meeting families that meet very specific criteria.

  • Breed experience as adults or significant training experience 
  • No small children
  • Experience with special needs dogs
  • Patience to help Gus adjust through transition
  • Preferrably a female with good leadership qualities
  • Ability and a committment to provide appropriate physical and social stimulation.

Gus came to us VERY shut down and emaciated. We have spent many months working with him to get him feeling good physically, and also socially; as the two are interdependent for many dogs. Our animal welfare team is overseeing his care and progress.

After a tremendous amount of time and effort GUS has made great progress and is an active social part of his foster home. However following some difficulty with transitioning to new environments, and changes in routine, further medical work-up was chosen.

Unfortunately, it gave us both good and bad news for Gus.  The good news is that it has helped us tremendously in understanding what impacts Gus's behavior and hesitancy in new scenarios, the bad news is that all that can be done, is to love him and help him patiently though the situations.

Gus has a rapidly progressing form of PRA or Progressive Retinal Atrophy. http://www.akcchf.org/canine-health/your-dogs-health/disease-information/progressive-retinal-atrophy.html

This condition will most likely result in total blindness for Gus. But Gus who is otherwise very healthy, also has many wonderful loveable qualities that we believe make him deserving of hope and a second chance at his own forever home.

Gus is the classic German Wirehaired Pointer - a bit aloof but not unfriendly toward strangers; he is slow to trust, but will be a loyal and affectionate companion for just the right family! Gus is active, goofy, and playful. Gus enjoys snuggling and running equally.  Gus loves his foster brothers and sisters. He can be protective of his home and premises which is not uncommon for a GWP raised as Gus was, but this is manageable with an appropriate committment to leadership.

If you love his gentle, soulful eyes, and adorable fuzzy face and think you are interested in giving Gus a chance, send us an email and we would be happy to discuss a meeting!



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About Texas Sporting Breed Rescue, Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

The mission of Texas Sporting Breed Rescue, Inc.(TSBR )is to provide for the welfare, shelter and adoption of lost, abandoned, neglected, or homeless dogs and puppies, specifically; The American Kennel Club (AKC) defined sporting group breeds - Retrievers, Setters, Pointers, Spaniels, Vizlas, Weimaraners, and Spinone Italianos; to promote the responsible care of companion animals, to actively promote spaying and neutering as the most humane means of animal control; to support heartworm education and treatment; and to provide training and education to the public related to topics such as: animal welfare, responsible dog ownership and breed information.

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Our Adoption Process...

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http://www.retrieveafriend.org/adopt