You'll never meet a more lovable guy than Gus. He's just a big lug [56 pounds] of sweetness and friendliness. He's currently living in a foster home with 7 cats--so that should give you a good idea of Gus's easygoing nature. He is dog-friendly. Gus is 2 years old. If he looks a little more "aged" than that, it's because of his background. He was abandoned outside in a dog exercise pen. His owner just left him and his sister Missy [already adopted from Red Door] and vanished. Gus had to deal with no shelter, little food, lack of water, no relief from fly bites on his ears. So if he looks a little weatherbeaten, you know why.
But this neglect never touched his heart. He knows he's not the prettiest guy around, but is definitely one of the sweetest.
Weatherby may have a very proper British-sounding name, but he's still just a happy chocolate lab looking for a home. He's house-trained, knows sit, loves people, is dog-friendly; he could benefit from some training on how to walk on a leash. And we know he'd love a yard or regular exercise!
Please consider adopting Weatherby. This is one helping of chocolate that's non-fat.
Luckily, a driver saw poor Zsa Zsa running down Ridge Avenue, dodging cars. This person stopped, risked her own life to capture Zsa Zsa, and bring her to Red Door. This Japanese Bantam chicken is very sweet and really likes being around people. We have no idea how she got in the middle of a busy Chicago street--we're just glad we could help rescue her.
It was a good year for the animals at Red Door--if you doubt it, just check out Cadbury, who was transferred from ACC to RD. Here he's relaxing in his foster home, which lets him run the house. We're not sure that Cadbury's ever to be formally up for adoption--but many other wonderful animals are.
Please think of the cats, dogs, rabbits--and even a chicken!--when you or your friends are ready for an animal companion.