Gustavo is about 10 years old and came from Juarez,
Mexico via the organizations-Compassion
Without Borders and CAPE when he was about one year old.
As usual, we didn't really mean to add any new team members,
but from the second we met Gustavo, it was a done deal. He has the Small
part down, he may be too friendly to Kick Anyone's Ass, but
he is Fast! Don't even try to guess what kind of dog he is. DNA testing
has proven he is not any of the 38 breeds they can test for.
Small Black Dog.
Gustavo is the brightest ray of light a dog could ever be.
fast as blazes, his mission in life is running. In the forest, on the beach,
on the agility field. If it involves running, he's in. Training
him to do agility was challenging, heck, training him
to SIT was hard, but we take everything one day at a
time. He is an A+ super champ hiker and recaller. He's also a Pet Assisted Therapy Dog and we visit nursing
Gustavo has a congenital liver disease called hepatic microvascular dysplasia. We thought he was a weirdo for the longest time, but actually, he was sick and was always having tiny little seizures. Once his doctor got him the right meds and diet, so that his liver doesn't have to work so hard, he became forever happy and healthy. He has almost no teeth anymore, though! Sorry about those teeth buddy!
In the past few years, Gustavo has made the podium as a Steeplechase finalist in the USDAA Western Regionals. Competed in the 2014 World Cynosport games. Made appearances in the USDAA Top Ten. Who woulda thunk it?
I gotta say. Every dog is special. Especially mine. But this
is one REALLY SPECIAL dog. No one could ever replace Gustavo.