Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Gus's Story - A Happy Pit Bull Tail

Isn't this the meanest looking dog you've ever seen?

How about now?
Gus came to us from California.  We was dropped at the Ventura County animal shelter after his disabled owner became unable to care for him.  Gus (then named Ghost) was then rescued by the Heigel Foundation and brought to his new temporary home at CWAC.

Gus is gentle giant of a pit bull.  His massive head and cropped ears make him look intimidating, but Gus has the most gentle spirit imaginable.  Everyone at the kennel fell in love with him, and quickly Gus had adopters lining up to make him a part of their family. 

Gus has now found a home and is in training to become an official service dog.

Gus viciously attacks caretaker, Amber, with slobbery kisses.


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  2. I am the lucky woman who got to adopt sweet adorable loving Baby Gussie, and he is leading the happiest most love-filled life oyu can imagine. I spoil him in every possible way. He gets to go for walks in the woods wherever we are at least once a day and three more walks on top of that. He eats only people food and only people food he likes (rotisserie chicken (dark meat only!) is one of his favorites!). He sleeps with me in my bed, and he has a chest full of toys. He has lots of friends ---- everybody knows Gussie.

    You have made us both so very much happier than we would ever have been otherwise!

    Alice SChmid


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