Adopt a Schipperke / Mixed

Schipperke / Mixed Dog

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         

Spayed/neutered:   YES

Up-to-date on routine vaccinations:   YES

Microchipped:   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 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
  • Breed: Schipperke / Mixed
  • Size: Small
  • Gender: Male
  • State: Virginia
  • Zip/Postal Code: 24104
As of 9/27/2023 Gus is still available for adoption. Please use the owner information below to confirm that Gus is still available or to adopt. Don't forget to check the other animal shelters near me there are many other pets needing a fur-ever home.

Owner Information

You can find Gus at All-American Mutt Rescue, Inc

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