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My name is Gus!

Adoption process

Submit Application




Home Check


Meet the Pet


Sign Adoption Contract


Take the Pet Home

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Facts about me

Mixed Breed (Medium)/Labrador Retriever
Black - with White
6 years old, Adult
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
(Current) 55 lbs
Pet ID

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with kids
Small red x Not good with dogs
Small red x Not good with cats
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

***Fenced Yard Required for All Dogs***

Please Note – Gus is being cared for by Fayette County Animal Rescue in Rossville, TN.

Adopter's Costs:

Adoption Fee $95.00

Transport Fee $150.00

Health Certificate $25.00

***Since we can not do a meet and greet to ensure compatibility with other dogs, it is recommended that Gus be in a home with no other dogs***

Gus is such a fantastic dog! Great with all people and is wonderful with even young children. He is extremely companionable, will go in whatever room or space that you are (whether you think you need company or not). He absolutely loves to play and will need an active household, but will also lay on his dog bed or by your feet, wherever you are is where he would love to be. Not in an annoying way, just truly that companionable.

*Gus's only flaw is that he is a very dominant with other dogs when in his yard or off-leash, so he will need to be the only dog in his family. He will walk fine by other dogs and won't go looking for a fight while on a leash however in his yard he is best to be the only dog. He would NOT do well off-leash at a dog park.

A few more things about Gus:

- Loves to go for walks.

- Very smart, learns very quickly and you can see the intelligence in his gorgeous brown eyes

- He can be a little hesitant in new situations but will settle in very quickly

- Doesn’t jump but if he thinks you are open to it will slowly jump up and stretch out his legs on your chest for loving

- Loves his chest and chin rubbed and in between the ears

- Loves dog beds, any dog bed, and one in each room wherever you are is preferred

- Sleeps on furniture

- Fantastic bed sleeper, doesn’t get up until you do. Prefers a throw blanket at the end of the bed for his spot

- Trustworthy in the house

- Truly companionable and wants to be where you are. He will play outside by himself however when he thinks he should be let in he will wuff at the door.

- Loves toys but destroys them immediately. He will play with the remnants of his chewed up toys into tiny pieces

- Loves to chew the hard Nylabones

- Not food or toy protective. You can take his food without issue. You can open his mouth and take anything out of it that he shouldn’t have and gives it up pretty easy. Will drop what he has when knows it is wrong by telling him to Drop It.

- Crate trained, runs right in. Can sleep in crate at night if you want but also perfectly find loose in house

- Potty trained; Does not mark in the house

- Never been around cats but not recommended, will probably chase them.

- Walks well on a leash. Well mannered. Knows basic commands. Will come when called

- Takes cookies/food from your hand like a gentleman

- Loves for you to look in his eyes and tell him how pretty he is

- Comfortable with having his wet feet dried off at the door

- Up to date on vaccines and heartworm prevention, No known medical problems

- Doesn’t shed a lot, no undercoat, but he does shed a small amount

- He hasn’t had a lot of baths so not his fav thing to do. He is okay with it, just have to hold his collar

- Only has had his nails trimmed at the vet but they never said he had a problem with it

- Need to keep your eye on his weight as he goes up and down based on exercise level

*One of his siblings had a DNA test done and they were 50% lab and 50% pit bull.

Date of birth is 5/30/2017.

All our rescues are rehabilitated and once healthy are available for an adoption fee of $95 for cats and dogs. This fee includes:

• Extensive medical health check by a licensed veterinarian

• Up to date on all vaccinations and current on heartworm and flea/tick prevention

• Spayed/Neutered

• Microchipped

• 30 day pet health guarantee (*Must follow process provided at time of adoption.)

• 30 day money back guarantee

Our goal is to find loving homes for all our rescued animals. Because we care about our rescues and their future, some animals have certain new family requirements before they can be released to their new home. Requirements for adoption could include the following:

• Fenced yard and home inspection for all animals; we will complete an onsite fence/home check prior to completing the adoption or ask for a video that shows the fence. (We do not accept invisible fences.)

• Veterinary reference for previous pet owners (must be/have been current on vaccinations and heartworm prevention) We will call your current/previous veterinarian to verify that you have a history of providing vaccinations and heartworm prevention for your animal(s).

• If no previous veterinary history, purchase of 3 months of heartworm prevention

• If renting, verification with Landlord on acceptability of pets and any restrictions, pet deposit, etc.

If you are interested in adopting one our dogs or cats, please complete our Online Adoption Application at

For more information on transport, please visit

Fayette County Animal Rescue - Knoxville Transport Stop

Contact info
Pet ID
Gina Thweatt
555 Clement Dr., Knoxville, TN 37922

Their adoption process


Submit Application

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We review your application and complete a vet history to confirm your current/previous animals were current on vaccinations & heartworm pr


Home Check

You will need to take a video of your fence so we can be sure it will safely contain your new furry family member. Or, we may have someone f


Meet the Pet

We’ll send some videos of our rescue so you can see his personality and size. You are welcome to come and meet our rescue before finalizing


Sign Adoption Contract

Sign the adoption contract (copy can be found on our website) and pay the adoption fee of $95/animal.


Take the Pet Home

We can schedule a day for you to pick up the animal if that is your plan, or we’ll coordinate transport to one of our transport locations. W

Additional adoption info

All of our rehabilitated rescues are available for a $95.00 adoption fee. Each animal is carefully checked by a licensed veterinarian. Pets will be current on vaccinations, spayed or neutered and microchipped. Requirements for adoption are a fenced yard (for dogs) and a vet reference if you are a previous pet owner. If we arrange transport for the adoption, you will be responsible for paying the transport fee of $150 in addition to the adoption fee of $95. There will also be a Health Certificate fee of $25 if you don’t live in Tennessee. If you decide you cannot keep the adopted dog, you must return the dog to Fayette County Animal Rescue at your expense. The dog cannot be given to another rescue or to another person.

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Due to COVID, local adoptions are by appointment only at our facility in Rossville, TN.

More about this rescue

We are a no-kill, non-profit humane organization dedicated to
rescuing the sick, injured, abused, abandoned and neglected animals of Fayette County, TN.

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