Meet Gus!

I am a 4 1/2 year old Chow-Golden Retriever mix. (I prefer to think of myself as a "special edition.")  I was rescued by Because You Care, Inc., in pretty bad shape and have been in my forever home with my Mom for 3 years.  I have been doing therapy work for 2 years at nursing homes with Asera Care Hospice and work at Stairways Behavioral Health too!  My Mom and I are also a certified HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response Team.

Things I Have Learned from Humans:  A cute face goes a long way and there is lots of love out there.

Things My Owner Has Learned from Me:  Patience, a sense of humor, and to be in the moment (so you don't miss the treats!)

Favorite Trick:  High 5, wave, and spin/rewind (does begging count?  I'm really good at that!)

Favorite Treat:  Cheese, hot dogs (Smith's please), and milkbones

Make No Bones About It, I Am a Great Therapy Dog Because:  Everyone is a friend I haven't met yet.  (Can you say "love sponge"?)

My Favorite Place to Visit:  AseraCare Hospice, Stairways Behavioral Health, The Barber National Institute.  My volunteer handler is named Melanie.

When we succeed, you succeed.  For a $50 donation, you can sponsor Gus.  Click here to see how!