Reston Pet of the Week: Gus

Becky's Pet Care

This week’s Pet of the Week is Gus, a Boxer-Bassett mix rescue dog who is now living the good life at Reston Town Center. Here is what his owner, Keith, has to say about him:

Augustus, or Gus as he is known, may be one of the most talked-about dogs in the Reston Town Center.

Since I adopted him a couple of months ago from the Lost Dog and Cat Society of Arlington, he has many people asking questions of “just what type of dog is he? or “Look, it’s the Oompa Loompa of Boxers.”

No, he is not part wiener dog. He has floppy ears like a basset and a strong chest like a boxer. He loves our daily walks around the Reston Town Center circle and seeing all the people. He also loves playing with friends, including his doggie roommate Gus (yes there are two Gus’ in one condo).

Gus is a HUGE fan of snuggling during the winter, and at night you can find him stealing both the blankets (plus half the bed) so that his owner is left freezing.

Gus is the reason why everyone should consider rescuing a dog. I cannot believe Gus was actually in a high-kill shelter before he was rescued by the Lost Dog and Cat Society. Gus has been a great companion, and adjust to life of living in Reston. I am lucky to have him!

Gus and Keith (and the other Gus) will receive $100 in Becky’s Bucks, as well as some treats, from our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care.

Want your pet to be considered for the Reston Pet of the Week?

Email [email protected] with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos of your pet.

Each week’s winner receives a sample of dog or cat treats from our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, along with $100 in Becky’s Bucks.

Becky’s Pet Care, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Reston and Northern Virginia.


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