Adopt a Schipperke / Mixed
Gus the Dog needs a home
Hi … my name is Gus and here are some things you need to know about me:
Approximate age/birthdate: ~late 2015
Weight/size: 15 lbs
Housebroken: YES (as long as you do your part and take him out regularly)
Crate trained: YES
Personality: curious, independent, busy
Energy level: medium with frequent bursts of high
Fenced yard required?: YES … would definitely be a flight risk if something catches his interest. A physical fence is necessary ... no underground or electronic fences.
Does he/she jump fences? NO
Leash walk: YES … needs more practice because he is still a puller when he gets distracted
Obedience training: No but he is very smart and needs the training
Riding in vehicles: RIDES OK … gets a little stressed at first
Up-to-date on routine vaccinations: YES
Social with other dogs: YES … must be introduced properly because he really wants to be in charge
Social with cats: Curious about cats and will try to touch them, but most cats don't perceive him as a threat.
Good with children: Will probably be ok with older (10 and over) children who are calm and respectful.
Adoption donation: $175
Oh sweet Gus … still a mystery as to what he might really be! Definitely a mix … and previous owner said Pomeranian mix … which may be partially true … but consensus is that this little man has a lot of Schipperke in his cute little self! This little fella is very independent, curious, determined, and busy! He is a great little dog, and he is always looking for something to do or something to entertain him. We think he would be a star in an obedience class and perhaps in an agility class.
Gus will do best with an owner who has ‘expectations’ of him. Cute as he is, he is definitely not your typical lap dog … he is more like a working dog who really wants you to give him a job to do. He likes human interaction and wants to be your helper … and if you don’t challenge him with tasks, he will find something to do on his own … which may not turn out so well.
If you think Gus might be the perfect pup for you, please go to www.allamericanmuttrescue.org/forms and complete your adoption application online.
We are an all-volunteer group, so please be patient and understand that it takes an average of 7-14 days to process the applications including reference checks, follow-up questions and home visits. You can expedite the process by providing accurate email addresses for all your references. Time to make phone calls is limited and we often have multiple applications in process. We make every effort to move through them as quickly as possible.
When your application is approved, we will schedule a meet-and-greet to see if Gus picks you too.
If it seems that the adoption will be a good match for all, there is an adoption fee, and an adoption contract to be signed.
Please feel free to email [email protected] if you have additional questions.
- Animal: Dog
Schipperke / Mixed
- Size: Small
- Gender: Male
- State: Virginia
- Zip/Postal Code: 24104