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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!



Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.



How do I adopt?

If you are interested in adopting from TSBR - please review our adoption process. We require an application and home visit prior to being considered for adoption.

TSBR is a foster based rescue program and does not have a shelter or facility. Only approved adopters may meet our dogs outside of a public event

TSBR Minimum Adoption Fees:

Texas Sporting Breed Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We do not receive government funding and therefore rely heavily on our adoption fees, fundraising efforts, and generous supporters. Our fees are directly linked to our costs to care for dogs in our program.

  • Adult/Young dogs (9 months - 8 years) = $275*
  • Puppies 8 months old and younger = $350*
  • Senior dogs over 8 years old = $200*

*Adoption fees are subject to change as deemed necessary by TSBR. Each adoption, and the care an individual dog receives is subject to change and is at the discretion of our Chair of Animal Welfare. Our website does not bind TSBR legally, but is merely a guide. The signed adoption contract with each adoption is legally binding. Adoption fees must be paid by cash, check, money order, bank check, or credit card (additional fees apply for use of credit card).

Our minimum adoption fees are directly linked to our costs to care for dogs in our program.

Adult dogs

  • have tested Heartworm negative or completed Heartworm treatment,
  • are vaccinated for Rabies, Bordatella, and DHPP,
  • started on flea/tick, and Heartworm preventative,
  • have been dewormed at least once,
  • are spayed/neutered,
  • are microchipped.

Puppies (8 months of age and younger)

  • have received age appropriate vaccinations, 
  • are started on Heartworm preventative,
  • have been dewormed
  • are spayed/neutered if age appropriate (as recommended by a TSBR Veterinarian). **

**If, at the time of adoption, your dog or puppy has not been spayed/neutered (based on recommendation by TSBR Veterinarian), you are required to sign a spay/neuter agreement and will be responsible for the spay/neuter. Our adoption contract requires that all dogs (or puppies) be spayed/neutered within one month of adoption, or when age appropriate. You are asked to notify us when and by who this surgery will be performed. Our volunteers will verify that the dog has been spayed/neutered. If you fail to spay/neuter, as outlined in the adoption contract you signed, our organization will take appropriate measures to reclaim the dog.


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.



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.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We have a "meet our dogs" event the 2nd Saturday of each month from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Pet Supplies Plus in Lewisville, Texas.

Watch our website for other special events!

Our Adoption Process...

TSBR adoption fees are as follows:

$350.00 for puppies 6 months and under
$275.00 for dogs ages over 6 months through 7 years
$150.00 for dogs over 7 years

We have an initial application, followed by a home visit.

Our application is available at:
http://www.retrieveafriend.org/adopt