News Highlights:

  • On June 4, 2019, AHS' longest adoptable resident finds his forever home after 276 days (311 total days if you include his brief adoption) at AHS.
  • The 12-year-old Australian Shepherd mix was first brought into AHS on July 31, 2018 when he was rescued in Glendale. He was down in the hind end, covered in pepper spray, in desperate need of a dental, and so fearful that he was barking and lunging at his rescuers.
  • His size and fluffiness alone were enough to draw people to him, but it didn’t take long for AHS staff and volunteers to love Gus, but boy, he did not necessarily love us - sometimes he would even give a low growl or nip, simply because he was very nervous around new people and those who invaded his space without warning.
  • Over the last 276 days, Gus has certainly warmed up to our staff and has stolen the hearts of many.
  • Gus’ story is certainly one of perseverance and showcases that there is a home out there for every pet regardless of how long it may take. Gus now resides with his new mom, Danielle, in Phoenix. Danielle visited Gus six(!) times at AHS before adopting him.


June 11, 2019