• Animal ID#: A303499
  • Dog Name: Gus
  • Dog Sex: Male
  • Approximate Age: 2 years
  • This boy is super sweet, soft, gentle, and mannerly. He takes a little time to warm up, but really wants to trust! He participates in shelter playgroups with gentle and playful dogs. We suspect he’d be OK with mannerly children. In a loving home, he’ll come out of his shell and flourish. Sweet and fab boy!

Submit an application to start the online adoption counseling process or to find out more about Gus.

Meeting Dogs at the Shelter 

The shelter’s kennels are loud, stressful places for dogs. Some dogs express that stress by exhibiting behavior inside a kennel that they will not show otherwise. Please ask to take the dog you are interested into a play yard and spend some time getting to know him or her in that more relaxed environment. For more information on meeting dogs at the shelter, please read this article.

Ask About Our Adoption Counseling! 

SSPA offers adoption counseling via email for large-breed dogs at To learn more, visit our adoption page, and to get started, fill out our adoption application and email it to us.

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