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