IPR’s Dog of the Week: Gusto

gustoGusto is a low-riding little dude – less than 40 pounds, most of which is his big ol’ head. He’s full-grown at 3 years old, but everywhere he goes people think he’s a puppy (or maybe a cartoon dog come to life!). Gusto spent his early years chained up in a junkyard, but now he’s a total couch potato. He likes to stick close to his people, and he’s the perfect lap-sized snuggle buddy. He doesn’t bark much (except at the scary dishwasher), and he’s well-behaved in his crate. In fact, if you put a cover over the crate, he’ll go right to sleep like a parrot. Gusto LOVES toys – maybe a little too much. His adopter will have to continue working with him on trading up and relinquishing toys at the end of each play session. He’s very treat-motivated as well (his favorites include Greek yogurt, freeze-dried turkey hearts, and any kind of cheese), but nothing trumps a toy, especially if it’s round and/or squeaky. He loves cats, too, even if they don’t love him back, and he charms every person he meets. Is Gusto the one for you?? Fill out an application today!!
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