Greetings! My name is Gussie, or Gus if you like, and I’m an 8 year-old gentle boy. My awesome foster mom did a very cool thing: she got my DNA tested where their sophisticated computer algorhythm did 17 million different calculations, and guess what --- I'm 62.5% Border Collie, 12.5% Alaskan Malamute, and a 25% mix of herding, Asian, and companion dogs. That makes me very special!
With the help of some wonderful people, I traded in the porch I was chained to for 7 hard years for the beautiful green grass of the Boulder Foothills. I sure do have a lot of lost time to make up for!
You know how they say when really bad things happen, sometimes good things can come out of it? Well, after that February ice storm in Kansas, you know the one where I was literally frozen to that said porch, an animal control person finally came and rescued me! I lost part of my tail, but not my sweetness. Ya know, I don’t hold any grudges….at all. I am just a sweet, mellow, easy going dude who has a LOT of life-catching up to do!
Turns out, I REALLY love people, and dogs, and WALKS! I didn’t even know about those!!!! But after doing so many years of hard time outside, my back legs are just a bit weak, so a stair free (or few stairs) would be my favorite. And I would LOVE to be with my new peoples - if you work from home, are already settled in life, or are retired, like me, that would be great! My ideal new job would be as your constant companion, human walker (I guess humans like walks too!) and chief couch crasher (I’m just learning about soft beds). I do get along with all doggies and most kitties too. Car rides are a bit scary yet. If my new people could gently show me love and all the good stuff older fellas should receive, I will repay you in love, sweet kisses and smiles!
And here's my favorite quote: "It doesn’t matter where you’re going, it’s who you have beside you that matters."
If you want more info about me, and/or to apply to adopt me, go to the top toolbar, click Adopt, click Dog Application; then fill it out and send it in. A nice volunteer from Summit Dog Rescue will get back to you as soon as they can.